Heritage Animal Hospital is proud to welcome our newest veterinarian, Dr. Kaley Alger. Dr. Alger is a Minnesota native, having grown up in Rochester. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota in Animal Science. She attended the University of Glasgow College of Veterinary Medicine in Glasgow, Scotland, and earned her veterinary degree in 2017. Professional affiliations include AVMA, RCVS, MVMA, and BSAVA. Her interests in veterinary medicine include surgery and ultrasound as a diagnostic tool. When she is not here, she enjoys running, trying new food, and a variety of outdoor activities. This summer she is also busy planning a wedding, and is looking forward to adopting a puppy in a few months’ time. Dr. Alger has been with Heritage Animal Hospital for a number of years however, so you may recognize her. She has worked as an animal care attendant, customer care representative, veterinary technician assistant, and veterinarian intern while she was attending school. Dr. Silverstein is a familiar face. He owns Heritage Animal Hospital, and has been here since it’s inception in 1991. He is a 1988 graduate of the University of Illinois College Of Veterinary Medicine and also holds a B.A. in biology from Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa. Professional affiliations include the AVMA, AAHA, AAFP, […]Learn More
October 13-19 is national veterinary technician week. We appreciate the technicians year round, but this is the special time of the year where we make sure they know how much we appreciate them! To become a certified veterinary technician requires graduating from an accredited 2 or 4 year program, and passing the Veterinary Technician National Examination. Many of these programs require an internship for a couple of months at a clinic in addition to book courses and hands on laboratory classes. To maintain certification, technicians must complete a number of continuing education hours per year. Veterinary technicians perform many duties within the clinic. They are the nurses of the veterinary world-helping schedule and triage appointments, taking medical histories, and going over discharge instructions. They are dental hygienists and nurse anesthetists. They are phlebotomists and microbiologists, collecting blood and other samples, and running the tests in the laboratory. They are pet whisperers, helping restrain animals for their safety and comfort during minor procedures such as vaccinations, ear cleanings, or nail trims. They are janitors, mopping floors and washing laundry. They are pet sitters, feeding pets, walking dogs, scooping poop, and cleaning litter boxes. They are inventory specialists, ordering the food, medications, and other supplies necessary to run the clinic. Without their assistance we would […]Learn More
Heritage Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinarian clinic that provides examinations, diagnostic services, dental care, surgical services, medicine, grooming and boarding services in Maple Grove, Minnesota. We are dedicated to providing the highest level of pet care possible and facilitating an environment where client communication and education are at the forefront of our practice.
12624 Base Lake Road
Maple Grove, MN 55369
Mon-Fri: 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Sat: 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.