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


    Thank you to our our clients who have voted us Best Veterinary Hospital in Mankato for 3 years in a row.


    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.


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    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

    Local artist Malia Wiley paints wonderful vibrant paintings of pets from photos.  A great gift idea or as a memorial to a loyal friend.  Follow the link to her website.


    Canine Infectious Cough

    Attention to All of Our Dog Owners,

    Since early July, there has been an infectious cough circulating through the dog population in the Mankato area. The majority of dogs have a history of recent boarding, doggie day care, grooming, or playing at the dog park. They present with a sudden onset of a hacking, choking cough, and some sneezing. The majority of sick patients have still been happy, eating, and generally acting pretty well despite the cough. Most of our patients have responded nicely to a course of antibiotics and cough [ continue reading ]

    Canine Influenza

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    You may have noticed that canine influenza has been in the news lately.  There have been reported cases around Minnesota and the Board of Animal Health is monitoring the situation closely.  Just like human influenza, it is a virus that is easily transmitted via coughing and sneezing aerosolizing respiratory secretions.  Boarding, grooming and dog park/socializing area all increased risk factors.  There is a vaccination available for Canine Influenza for those at great risk.  If you have questions or concerns please feel free to contact us or your pet’s care provider to determine if this is something you should consider.

    Follow the [ link ] to an updated map of positive reported cases.



    We LOVE weight loss success stories, read about Archie below.  If you have weight concerns about your own pet contact Sarah, our nutrition and weight loss consultant.

    This is Archie, in August he became very sick, and was throwing up and had diarrhea, he weighed 30 pounds, the staff got him healthy, but told me and my husband he needed to be on metabolic food. He has lost 5.6 pounds, he plays and runs around the house, and is so happy. Thank you Sarah for taking such a loving interest in Archie! So much appreciated ❤️

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    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

    Spring and summer see the return of our old friends fleas and ticks.  If you have had fleas once you would probably prefer not to have them back again (just like some relatives).  You can never  let your guard down in regards to parasites. 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.

    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.


    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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    In Memorium

    Dedicated to our recently passed companions.


    25 Inspiring Quotes For People Who Love Animals

    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

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    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 ]