Current Status at Pet Crossing Animal Hospital & Dental Clinic
To our dear clients and beloved patients:
As we start to move towards a more normal schedule, we have made some changes to our hours and services. We have now increased our hours for appointments as well as again offering full overnight boarding for current clients.
- We are seeing appointments from 9am to 6pm Monday through Friday.
- We are closed on Saturdays.
- We are once again offering full overnight boarding services including weekdays, weekends and holidays for current clients.
- Day boarding slots are still very limited.
- Medications and food can be picked up from 8a – 6:30p on Monday - Thursday, and 8a - 6p Friday.
- Phones are being answered from 8a - 6:30p Monday - Thursday, 8a - 6p Friday.
As always wishing each of you the best,
Dr. Kate Knutson and Dr. Steve Barghusen
Along with the rest of your healthcare team
Pet Crossing Animal Hospital & Dental Clinic
10861 Bloomington Ferry Road, Bloomington, MN 55438
Call (952) 884-8248 for an appointment
Directions • Email (general questions only).
Open Monday - Thursday 8:00 am to 6:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday - Closed
Pet Crossing Animal Hospital & Dental Clinic is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association. Established in 1933, AAHA is the only accrediting body for small animal hospitals in the U.S. and Canada.
Pet Crossing is text enabled! Text us anytime with questions, food & medication orders, or appointment requests. Just send a text message to (952) 884-8248 and one of our client care coordinators will assist you!
Dr. Janisch is moving to North Carolina to start a small animal dentistry residency! While we are going to miss her SO much, we are also so very proud of the work she is doing!
Pet Crossing is now the proud owner of a Xoran VetCAT CT high-tech medical imaging scanner! This non-invasive advanced scanner allows us to produce 3D x-ray images of your pet's anatomy right in our own hospital for faster diagnosis and treatment.
This page describes this scanner in more detail, displays some photos of the scanning process and answers frequently asked questions.
You can view a video from Xoran Technologies of the VetCAT CT scanner in action here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWa_wClgrVo&feature=youtu.be
This is very exciting news, especially as there is only one other veterinary practice that has this advanced CT scanner available for their clients. We're so excited to be able to provide gold standard, advanced diagnostics to our patients!
Pet Obesity: Causes, effects and how to fix it
Dr. Kate Knutson was interviewed on Fox 9 in May about pet obesity. The interview was followed up with a live question and answer session. We encourage our clients to watch these videos and read Dr. K's comments on pet obesity and how it affects your pet's health and lifespan.
The recorded video from the live question and answer session can be viewed on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/fox9kmsp/videos/10155279454239138/
Meet one of the special people who make Pet Crossing a unique and wonderful place!
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.”
"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."Dr. Kate Knutson
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!
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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