Our Experience

Established in 1984, Veterinary Hospitals Association (VHA) is a member-driven association organized to represent the interests of members and the veterinary community. VHA currently serves nearly 400  member veterinary practices.

The goal of VHA is to enhance the profitability of each member practice by positively impacting its bottom line. With member involvement, VHA will continue to offer services that either save money or make money for all members.

VHA supports local community organizations, including the statewide Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA). VHA also partners with MVMA and the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine for the Minnesota Veterinary Institute.

2016 VHA TeamThe Growth of VHA

A group of dedicated veterinarians founded VHA to improve the methods and efficiency of animal hospitals, to cooperate with other veterinary organizations, and to promote and further the best interests of its members.

  • 1985 - VHA began a group purchasing service for members, positively influencing the product availability and pricing in the veterinary marketplace.
  • 1986 - A pet cremation service was launched to provide a dignified, caring and ethical means of cremating clients’ pets. It is one of the founding cornerstones of our association.
  • As VHA evolved over the years, additional services have been added, taking advantage of the efficiencies that come from individual practices joining together as a group.

Board of Directors

VHA is lead by an experienced Board of Directors:

Ryan Speltz, DVM
Skyline Veterinary Hospital
6220 Highway 65 NE
Fridley, MN, 55432
Phone: 763-574-9892

Vice President
Scott Murphy, DVM
Twin Cities Veterinary Surgery
3880 Lone Cedar Lane
Chaska, MN, 55318
Phone: 612-750-7953

Carissa Williamson, DVM
Oakwood Pet Clinic
1441 North Highway 101
Plymouth, MN, 55447
Phone: 763-473-7030

Anna Ruelle, DVM
Countryside Veterinary Clinic
13950 Highway 5
Young America, MN, 55397
Phone: 952-442-4200

Board Members
Cynthia Fetzer, DVM
Camden Pet Hospital
1405 44th Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN, 55412
Phone: 612-522-4374

Tom Skadron, DVM
Skadron Animal Hospital
178 E. Marie Avenue
West St. Paul, MN, 55118
Phone: 651-451-6421

Abby Coodin, DVM

Painted Sky Veterinary Services, LLC
741 Harriman Avenue South
Amery, WI, 54001
Phone: 715-268-8131

Jami Stromberg, DVM

Brooklyn Park Pet Hospital
5815 80th Avenue North
Brooklyn Park, MN, 55443
Phone: 763-566-6000

Steven Olson, DVM
East Lake Animal Clinic
4104 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN, 55406
Phone: 612-729-2374