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

Darcy turned her love of the animals in her life into a career when she decided to return to school to become a veterinary technician. After graduating  with her CVT degree from Globe College in 2009, she has primarily worked in general practice.

Darcy joined North St. Paul Animal Hospital in October 2021. She enjoys working with client education, providing preventative pet health care and caring for patients through their surgeries.

Darcy spends her free time with her 12-year old son, Nick,  her husband of 16 years, Todd, and her 2 dogs, Sue and Roscoe (pictured above). Additional interests include working out, walking her dogs and spending time with friends.


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.  


Certified 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  

Julie joined our customer care team in 2021 and is quickly becoming well acquainted with our clientele and their beloved companions.

She enjoys hiking, biking and reading in her free time.

Julie shares her love with her two cats, Tucker and Zoey.


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 has always had a love for animals Over time it grew even deeper. Animals have helped her so much, that it inspired her to want to help them. She has decided to join the tech field and is currently in training to become a veterinary technician.


      Ben is studying at North Woods Technical College to become a veterinary technician.

      He loves small dogs, especially Pomeranians and  has one of his own, named Lulu.

      He enjoys video games, the outdoors and making other people laugh (which we can attest to here!).