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
Many, many thanks to our clients who have voted us Best Veterinary Hospital in Mankato for 6 years in a row!
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. Our doctors have over 90 years of cumulative veterinary experience.
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.
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.
Therapeutic Laser Treatment
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In The News:
Veterinary care is considered an essential service. We will have some changes to our hospital operations, such as limited lobby access and changes in traffic flow, but we will continue to be here for you and your pets.
Curbside Service and Social Distancing
Our COVID-19 safety practices are based on recommendations from the Department of Health and the State Veterinary Board. We offer curbside appointments, but also may allow clients into the building on a limited basis.
When you arrive, please call the front desk at (507)345-5900 to let the reception staff know that you are here. If you prefer a curbside visit, indicate that to the staff, and be sure to provide a cell phone number that we can use to call you with updates as we examine your pet.
If you would like to accompany your pet inside, we will allow ONE family member in with each appointment, and masks are required at all times. You will still be asked to wait in your car initially, and when your doctor is free and a room is ready, you will be called or texted and then directed into an exam room. To maintain social distancing, the doctor will bring your pet to the treatment area for most procedures.
If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, or shortness of breath), we ask that you please reschedule your appointment to ensure the safety of our staff and other clients.
Thank you once again for your patience as we navigate this ever-changing situation. We are working hard to keep caring for your pets while keeping you and our staff safe!
Medication and Pet Food
It is easy to get your pet’s medication and food without leaving your home! We encourage you to utilize our online store by following the link below.
By using the online store your pet food and medication will be delivered right to your door.
TO OUR CLIENTS in regard to Covid-19:
Part of the Veterinary Oath that we take includes the Protection of Public Health. We understand the importance… [link]
Fleas and Ticks
NexGard is 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 great option!
Recovery and Rehabilitation
We are often asked 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 ]
Dedicated to our recently passed companions.
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 ]
We are compiling behavior resources for dogs and cats. From puppy socialization to aging and cognitive changes in dogs… from dealing with rough play in kittens to adult cats urinating outside the box… we can help you manage behavior problems. Behavior Resource Page.
WARNING: Mouse Poison
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 that 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.
Local artist paints wonderful vibrant paintings of pets from photos. A great gift idea or a memorial to a loyal friend. Follow the link to her website.
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While springtime sees the reemergence of mosquitoes, and renewed concerns regarding heartworm disease transmission, we encourage the year-round use of oral parasite preventatives. [ Read More ]
We recommend both Heartworm pills and Flea and Tick preventatives year round because you can never let your guard down in regard to parasites. Intestinal parasite prevention, flea and tick preventatives, and up to date vaccinations are important, especially before visits to the dog park or commingling with others. If you have questions, or need to check on your pet’s vaccination status, just give us a call.
If you are thinking of ordering your pet’s medications from an online pharmacy, please consider using the link below to My VetStore Online Pharmacy. This is a veterinarian-run pharmacy in conjunction with Midwest Veterinary Supply, a reputable national distributor. In contrast to other online vendors, because it is veterinary-run all manufacturer guarantees of quality, safety and efficacy remain in effect. When ordering from My VetStore Online 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 received this lovely card from a client who lost their companion. Pictures and memories like this one never fail to brighten our day. We often get notes of thanks from our clients, but here are some thoughts on our thankfulness for you. [ Read More ]