Pet Crossing Animal Hospital & Dental Clinic
10861 Bloomington Ferry Road, Bloomington, MN 55438
Call (952) 884-8248 for an appointment
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AAHA

Monday – Thursday 8:00 am to 7:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Closed Sunday

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Trupanion Express

Pet Crossing is a Trupanion Express Hospital!
With Trupanion Express, Trupanion can pay the veterinary hospital directly instead of requiring the pet owner to come up with the full invoice amount up front, approve claims in under 5 minutes, and decrease paperwork. All with no transaction or administration costs to the vet or pet owner. Ask us about Trupanion on your next visit!

KATE KNUTSON, DVM

Meet one of the special people who make Pet Crossing a unique and wonderful place!

Dr Kate Knutson

Dr Knutson has earned a well-deserved reputation as a tireless advocate of dentistry and wellness for pets. As the owner of Pet Crossing since 1997, she has dedicated herself to her clients as well as to the larger community of veterinary professionals.

As the American Animal Hospital Association’s (AAHA) President for the 2013-14 term, she has also served on its Board of Directors since 2007, and has been the Chair of the Pet Nutrition Alliance since 2010.

For someone who never really intended on becoming a veterinarian, Kate is thrilled with her choice of profession.

“I am probably one of the few people you’ll ever interview in veterinary medicine that didn’t dream of being a veterinarian from the time they were 5 years old,” she reflected, “I thought I would go into research with a PhD and maybe an MD to go along with my DVM degree. Instead, life happened as I was busy making plans.”

Kate’s permanent detour into veterinary medicine began during her first year studying large animal medicine at the University of Minnesota, when she accidentally became an AAHA addict after joining as a student member.

“It didn’t make sense that a large animal vet-to-be who was going into research was a student AAHA member, but I was, and I’ve been one ever since,” she said.

Following her graduation in 1996, Kate plunged headlong into her veterinary career by purchasing what has now become Pet Crossing Animal Hospital & Dental Clinic in Bloomington, MN.

Dr Knutson’s skills and knowledge are only a part of the story. As anyone who has brought their pet to the clinic knows, you can expect a warm welcome and a large dose of Kate’s wonderful and caring personality along with her expert diagnosis.

Kate embodies all the best that Pet Crossing has become. We encourage you to give us a try. Come in and see for yourself how unique and special Pet Crossing is!

LATEST NEWS & EVENTS
CET Hextra Chews

June Product of the Month!
Buy one  bag of C.E.T.® Hextra® Premium Chews for Dogs and get a second bag for half-price during the month of June (on a bag of equal or smaller size). For daily use as a chew to help remove plaque and reduce tartar. Helps keep teeth clean and breath fresh, even on days when brushing isn’t possible by providing sustained antimicrobial action.

Pet Support Group
The next meeting of the Pet Support Group is Saturday, July 11, 2015 at Pet Crossing. February will bring a celebration of our four-legged Valentines!
Contact Chris for more information or questions.

Dr Kara Fuchs

Welcome Dr. Kara Fuchs!
Pet Crossing welcomes Dr. Kara Fuchs to our team! Dr. Fuchs previously volunteered at our hospital in her first and second years of veterinary school. Recently graduated from the University of Minnesota in May, we are so excited to have her as a part of our Pet Crossing family!

ALERTS AND RECALLS

At this time we are not recommending you vaccinate your dog (or cat) against the new strain of influenza recently discovered in a group of dogs in Chicago. The strain of flu sickening these dogs is called H3N2. It is a different strain from the influenza that we have a vaccine for which is called H3N8.

Presently, there is no evidence to indicate that vaccinating your dog for the H3N8 will be effective against the H3N2 strain.

For the most up to date, accurate and scientific evidence based information, please follow these links:
http://atwork.avma.org/…/chicago-canine-influenza-outbreak…/
http://mediarelations.cornell.edu/…/midwest-canine-influen…/

And as always, if you have any additional questions or concerns, please feel free to call or email us.

ADOPTABLES!

At times we have animals at Pet Crossing that need a forever home. If you are considering adding a new 4-legged family member, or wish to help an animal in need, please consider our adoptable pets. Check back for photos of adoptables we may have. Thanks!

TOPICS OF INTEREST FOR PET OWNERS
Cat Friendly Practice

Pet Crossing is a Cat Friendly Practice. We follow the standards set by the American Association of Feline Practitioners.

“The AAFP is dedicated to advancing the field of feline medicine and surgery by setting the standards of feline care through the publication of practice guidelines, position statements, and by providing continuing education.”

“In the United States, there are millions more owned cats than owned dogs, yet cats visit veterinarians less frequently than dogs. Contributing to the decrease in cat visits is the stress associated with getting the cat to the veterinary practice and owners who are unaware of the need for wellness and preventive care. The Cat Friendly Practice program provides a solution to this trend.”


Pets Matter, brought to you by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), is now a blog! Check for articles and updates on things such as pet food recalls, health, you and your vet and seasonal pet issues.


The Pet Nutrition Alliance is helping to raise awareness about the importance of proper nutrition in the lives of our pets. Discover this resource for both vets and pets!


VetSource offers home delivery of medications and supplements. Check out the Pet Crossing VetSource web page.


Petly is your pet’s story in one place! It’s fun, it’s yours, and best of all, it’s free. Photos, health information, appointment reminders and much more!

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WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY ABOUT PET CROSSING
“I have been taking my treasured cavapoo Millie to Pet Crossing for 4 years. I utilize Pet Crossing for boarding, dental procedures and general wellness. I’ve had a few emergency situations and they are amazing. Such knowledgeable and caring people and very accommodating to my hectic schedule. They’re like extended family to us.”Anna R.
“Pet Crossing has the most caring, compassionate and skilled staff of any animal hospital we’ve ever used for the care of our cats.”Mary C.
“For years Pet Crossing Animal Hospital has provided experienced and compassionate care for my husky Maya Rose. There is no question that the entire staff works attentively to provide the best and friendliest care for their patients. Maya Rose has had numerous procedures and underwent chemotherapy for cancer but yet she still can’t get out of the car fast enough when we pull up to see everyone. Providing high quality care for my dog is very important to me. Dr. Knutson and her staff have helped us in making sure our husky has a wonderful quality of life for as long as she is around! I greatly appreciate the entire staff who I trust completely and couldn’t imagine going anywhere else.”Nicole M.