Veterinarians in Waite Park, MN | Banfield Pet Hospital

Waite Park

Waite Park

320 2nd St South
Waite Park, MN  56387

(320) 240-0018

Hospital Number: 0471

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  • Banfield Pet Hospital
  • Description
    Waite Park, MN is home to a local Banfield Pet Hospital providing excellent veterinary care for pets in the area. Visit this location today to meet your new partners in pet health care. We always welcome new visitors and same day access appointments may be available, so stop by and bring your beloved pet to meet their compassionate new veterinary team today!
    Located on 2nd St. S near the Marketplace Shopping Center, this Banfield location is open to serve the Waite Park area 7 days a week. Featuring dentistry, microchipping and other important pet health services, this Banfield Pet Hospital is ready to serve you and your pet.
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  • Services

    Services Offered at this Location

    • Vaccinations
    • Comprehensive Exams
    • Parasite Control
    • General Dentistry
    • General Surgery
    • Skin Care
    • Geriatrics & Pediatrics
    • Spays & Neuters
    • Drop Off Services
    • Giardia Testing
    • Microchipping
    • Digital Radiography
    • In-House Laboratory Diagnostics
    • In-House & Online Pharmacy
    • Nutrition Consultation
    • Behavior Consultation
    • Personalized Client Web Portal and Mobile App
    • Urgent Care (availability may vary; please call)
    • Optimum Wellness Plans®
    • Canine Genetic Analysis™
    • CareCredit
    • Interpretation Services
  • Team
    Banfield Pet Hospital Staff

    Dr. Jessica Dinham


    Dr. Dinham graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2005 and practiced equine and small animal medicine and surgery in Zimmerman and Princeton since graduation. She joined Banfield in 2014 and has a special interest in feline internal medicine and thoroughly believes that great quality preventive care is the key to maintaining healthy pets and family members. Her pet family includes a yellow lab Max, and two cats, Puck and Tilla. When not working, she enjoys concerts and camping with friends and family. More Details >>

    Banfield Pet Hospital Staff

    Dr. Rebecca Ripple


    Dr. Ripple graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. She practiced at a small animal clinic in northern Minnesota for a few years before joining Banfield in 2011. She takes pride in providing the very highest level of health care to her patients-- the same standard she'd expect for any family member. Her goal is to be a compassionate doctor for both pets and their families and help dogs and cats live happy and healthy lives. Her pet family includes two grumpy old dogs, Dublin (Chihuahua mix) and Ryder (MinPin mix) and a young mischievous black and white cat named Mr. Ernesto or Ernie, for short. She enjoys spending time with family and friends camping, birding, and hiking outdoors. More Details >>

    Dr. Steven Kivisto


    Dr. Kivisto joined Banfield in February of 2017. A Minnesota native, Dr. Kivisto grew up in a small town in northern Minnesota where hunting, fishing, camping and skating at the local outdoor rink were how one spent their childhood. He started his journey to the southern part of the state with a four year stop at the University of Minnesota, Duluth for his undergraduate work in biology. Continuing the journey south, he attending the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine where he graduated in 1997. In his free time, he enjoys hanging out with his two kids, watching the Minnesota Wild, reading science fiction books, outdoor activities of almost any kind, and attempting to play the guitar. More Details >>

    Megan Youngs, CVT

    Practice Manager

    Megan has been a certified veterinary technician since 2005 and with Banfield in Waite Park since 2016. She received her veterinary technician degree from Ridgewater College and has worked in many facets of the veterinary field. At home, she spends her time chasing after her 3 daughters, and she also has 3 pets named U-turn, Millie, and Tris. More Details >>

    Amber Chisholm, CVT

    Veterinary Technician

    Amber has been a certified technician with Banfield since 2010 and graduated from Minnesota School of Business with her veterinary technician degree. Her care and compassion for animals at the clinic also carries over into the pets she has at home including 2 dogs, Percy and Zeke, and 4 cats, Moos, Callie, Lucky and Diesel. Amber also has a snake named Kilo and when she isn't working, she spends her time chasing after her 2 rambunctious boys. More Details >>

    Courtney Wood, CVT

    Veterinary Technician

    Courtney graduated in 2005 from Ridgewater College and has been a certified veterinary technician with Banfield in Waite Park ever since. At home, she has 2 high energy cats named Pickles and Hamburger, along with a tortoise named Barnabus. More Details >>

    Jodie Berg, CVT

    Veterinary Technician

    Jodie started working at Banfield in 2006 after receiving her veterinary technician degree from Argosy University and passing the certification exam. Her love for animals also carries over into her home life where she dotes on 2 dogs, Archie and Bentley, 4 cats, Clawdia, Paris, Mr. Kitty, and Zoe, and a turtle named Pebbles. More Details >>

    Emily Barabaro, CVT

    Veterinary Technician

    Emily graduated from Ridgewater College in 2015 and became certified as a veterinary technician shortly after. She started her career with the Waite Park Banfield in 2018 and is currently attending school to further her education in veterinary medicine. At home, Emily has has a dog named Dobby. More Details >>

    Jill Dropps, CVT

    Veterinary Technician

    Jill graduated from Minnesota School of Business with her veterinary technician degree in 2016 and became certified as a veterinary technician that same year. She started working with Banfield in Waite Park in 2017 and at home, she has 3 cats named Lilli, Lucian, and Zoey. More Details >>

    Christina Thoele, CVT

    Veterinary Technician

    Christina earned her certification as a veterinary technician in 2012 after graduating that same year. She has also been with Banfield in Waite Park since that time. At home, Christina has 2 kitties, Milo and Marie, who entertain and keep her busy. More Details >>

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