North St. Paul Animal Hospital



Dr. Bruehl received her doctorate of veterinary medicine from the University of Minnesota.

In addition to having a special interest in preventative medicine/wellness care for her patients, Dr. Bruehl also is an advocate for maintaining good dental health in pets and promoting pain management plans for animals in need.

In her free time, she enjoys gardening and traveling with her husband, George, and their three children. Dr. Bruehl’s family also includes three dogs (three standard poodles) and two cats.  


Dr. Mendez received her doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Minnesota.

She is passionate about nutrition and internal medicine in addition to preventative care.

She and her husband, John have 1 dog, Luna and 2 cats, Tucker and Bella and now a beautiful baby boy in their family!


We are happy to announce Dr. Schmidt joined our team in June! She graduated from the University of Wisconsin with her doctorate in veterinary medicine.

Her interests include internal medicine, dentistry and surgery and is looking forward to providing these services for our clients and their furry family members.

Dr. Schmidt and her husband have Clementine, their cat and are both looking forward to adding a dog to their family soon!

In her free time, she enjoys traveling, visiting with family and friends and spending time outdoors. 



Office Manager, Certified Veterinary Technician

Arlene joined North St. Paul Animal Hospital as a veterinary technician in 1979 and has worked her way into her position of office manager.  

She earned her degree at the Medical Institute of Minnesota (previously Argosy University).  

She has one dog, Rylie,

In her spare time she likes to play volleyball, and does some running.      


Certified Veterinary Technician

Penny has been a part of North St. Paul Animal Hospital since fall of 2004.

She is a graduate from the Medical Institute of Minnesota where she earned her degree in Veterinary Technology. 

She has five children and enjoys watching and playing hockey, trail running, and just hanging out with her family.  


Veterinary Technician

Jayne is excited to be joining the staff at North St. Paul Animal Hospital after years of working at Hillcrest Animal Hospital with Dr. Bouthilet.

She earned her degree from the Medical Institute of Minnesota and has been a veterinary technician for an impressive 33 years.

She and her husband, Robert, have two daughters, a German shepherd, and three Siamese cats.

When she's not working, Jayne enjoys spending time outdoors with her family whether it's fishing or gardening. She is also a big fan of mystery novels.  


Veterinary Technician

Anna joined our team in 2018. Areas of special interest for her in veterinary medicine include parasitology and cytology.

Anna's animal family includes  2 cats, Duncan and Peanut and her horse Belle.

In her spare time, she enjoys playing hockey, fishing, camping, spending time with Belle and volunteering for the Great Dane rescue.


Customer Service  

Jackie started with North St. Paul Animal Hospital in September of 2018. 

"I came here because I love all animals but have an extra soft spot for cats…when I grow up I want to be the crazy cat lady."

Her hobbies are reading, watching cooking competition shows and scooping cat boxes.  


  Customer Service 

  Rachel's love of animals began with a special Bernese Mountain dog in her childhood.  This dog seemed to be attuned to peoples' emotions, and would not leave Rachel's side when she was sad.  

  She is happy to be helping animals in the veterinary field while working towards her future goal of graduate school.  Ultimately, Rachel would like to assist with ecosystem management projects abroad.    


  Customer Service  

Caroline has returned to us temporarily for the summer and is eager to see all of the clients she got to know previously in her 4 years with us.

She enjoys getting to know our clients and their furry family members. 

In her free time, Caroline enjoys training her standard poodle puppy, Quinn and spending time hiking and fishing with her boyfriend Brian.


Veterinary Assistant

    Erika studied Animal Science at University of Wisconsin - River Falls and is now studying to be Veterinary Technician at Northwood Technical College.

      She has previous experience working for the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of MN.


      Her favorite interests in veterinary medicine include radiology and surgical monitoring.

      In her free time, she enjoys drawing, sewing, and traveling. 


      Veterinary Assistant

      Lucas started with our team as a kennel assistant since March of 2005. With training and experience, Lucas has been promoted to veterinary assistant.

      He is the primary caretaker of the boarding animals and enjoys giving them the same love and attention as his own two cats, Smokey and Mossy.


      Veterinary Assistant

      Dari recently joined our team. Her information will be coming soon!


      Ben recently joined our team. His information will be coming soon!


       Katt recently joined our team. Her information will be coming soon!