Our goal at the Minnesota Valley Pet Hospital is to exceed your expectations!  We strive to provide you and your pet with the highest quality veterinary care in a warm, caring, and safe environment.

  • About The Hospital



    505 Madison Avenue

    Mankato, MN 56001

    Phone: 507-345-5900

    After Hours: 507-345-5900

    Fax: 507-345-6898




    Monday – Friday
    7:30 AM – 6:00 PM
    8:00 AM – noon



    The Minnesota Valley Pet Hospital is a full service veterinary medical facility located in Mankato, MN. Our professional and courteous staff seeks to provide the best possible medical, surgical, and dental care for our patients.

    We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventive health care and health related education for our clients and their pets. We strive to offer excellence in veterinary care to Mankato and the surrounding communities. Originally founded as the Boerboom Pet Hospital we have proudly served the area since 1971.

    Please feel free to contact us to find out more about our hospital, our services, and how we can serve the needs of you and your pet.



    Did you know………..

    Our doctors have  over 70 years of cumulative veterinary experience.





    Do you remember our logo?  This was in use from the mid 90’s to April 2013 when we launched our new website and changed over to our new logo with  updated color scheme.


  • In The News








    As you get ready to celebrate Easter with family and friends, keep the following precautions in mind to ensure that your furry family members stay safe and healthy.

    Chocolate: Chocolate is toxic for pets, especially dogs. Even small amounts of chocolate can be extremely dangerous. The toxic component in chocolate, theobromine, can cause vomiting, diarrhea, hyperactivity, seizures and an abnormally elevated heart rate. Different types of chocolate contain varying levels of theobromine. Dark chocolate contains the highest amounts and is therefore the most toxic to dogs. Early symptoms of chocolate toxicity are vomiting, diarrhea and trembling.

    Easter Lilies: Easter Lilies are deadly for cats, so make sure you keep them completely out of cats’ reach. Other potentially poisonous flowers may include tulips, calla lilies, daisies, crysanthemums and baby’s breath.

    Easter Grass: Easter grass can be life-threatening for cats if ingested. The material can wrap itself around your cat’s intestines and cut off circulation, requiring immediate medical intervention. Look for safer alternatives to Easter grass, such as tissue paper.

    Sugar Substitutes: Xylitol, a popular sugar substitute used in sugar-free candy and in anything from sugarless gum to toothpaste is highly toxic to pets. It causes a rapid drop in blood sugar and can lead to seizures and liver failure.

    All it takes is a little common sense, and your entire family can enjoy a safe and happy Easter celebration.


    Recovery and Rehabilitation



    We are often ask how well dogs recover after reconstructive knee surgery. Here is a picture of Annie 18 months after the first and 12 months after the second surgery for ruptured ACL ligaments in her knees. As you can see she is back to full enjoyment of the lake life.




    NexGard is now available. This is a once a month oral flea and tick preventative for dogs. If you don’t like using the topical preparations ask us about this new option!

    Parasite Prevention

    The end of summer does not mean that you can let your guard down in regards to parasite. Intestinal parasites can be picked up any time of the year. Parasite prevention, flea and tick preventatives and up to date vaccinations for visits to the dog park or commingling with others is always important. If you have questions or to check on your pet’s vaccination status, just give us a call.


    Rabies is present in mammals almost worldwide and is a major human health concern in some regions. We are fortunate to live in the United States where decades of judicious [Read More]



    Betsy Ross

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    You can judge a man’s true character by the way he treats his fellow animals. – Paul McCartney



     My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am. ~Author Unknown



    25 Inspiring Quotes For People Who Love Animals



    Travel With Pets

    Knowing the rules and regulations about airline travel with pets can make the whole travel experience easier and more enjoyable for everyone involved.  [Read More]


    Do you like following blogs on the internet?Are you looking for a good pet blog to follow?  There are many excellent blogs being published these days.  Follow and individual or a representative of your favorite breed.   But remember, the information included in these may reflect the author’s bias and personal opinion.  As always with the internet……reader beware!

    Puppy Toob and Kitten Toob are news gathering sites for their respective species…….think CNN and MSN for dogs and cats


    WARNING……Mouse Poisons

    Rodenticides(mouse poisons) are highly toxic to pets—if ingested, the results could be fatal. If you must use these products, do so with extreme caution and put them in places inaccessible to your pets.

    There are two common types currently available:

    Brodifacoum – an anticoagulant the has an antidote available.

    Bromethalin – a neurotoxin that has NO available antidote. 

    If you pet has gotten into a mouse poison, call immediately and have the packaging available for the doctor.  If you use mouse poisons, know what you are using and keep the package available just in case.


    ASPCA APCC Mobile App

    free mobile app provides a wealth of knowledge in the palm of your hand.

    Visit the ASPCA website for more information or to download the App

  • Parasite Prevention

    While springtime sees the reemergence of mosquitos and renewed concerns regarding heartworm disease transmission, we encourage the year-round use of oral parasite preventatives. [ Read More ]



    Spring each year means warm weather, lilacs, daffodils, and tulips in bloom and the dreaded emergence of fleas and ticks. In most cases our recommendation is to use the highly effective topical application [Read More]

  • Online Pharmacy

    If you are thinking of ordering your pets medications from an on-line pharmacy, please consider using the link below to VetSource Pharmacy.  This is a veterinarian run pharmacy in conjunction with  the Veterinary Hospital Association (a buying group that we are a member of). In contrast to other on-line vendors, because it is veterinary run all manufactures guarantees of quality, safety and effectiveness remain in effect.  When ordering from VetSource Pharmacy you can be assured that the product you receive is the product you ordered and not a counterfeit or overseas knock-off that may not be safe or effective.

  • A Note of Thanks…













    We often get notes of thanks from our clients, but here are some thoughts on our thankfulness for you.  [Read More]