25 East Franklin Avenue

Minneapolis, MN 55404

Office: (612) 607-0044

Fax: (612) 259-7244

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Award-Winning Veterinary Clinic with a Gentle Touch!


MON — FRI : 8:30 AM — 6 PM

Sat: 9 AM — 1 PM


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Our Sister Clinic

Full-service animal care, easy access, and the same great doctors. Please come visit us!

Our Clinic

Conveniently located next to the CVS Pharmacy on Nicollet and Franklin Avenues, Pet Doctors is dedicated to providing compassionate, quality healthcare to our patients and outstanding customer service to our clients.

Our state-of-the-art facility houses a large cat boarding room, a wide array of veterinarian-recommended products and diets, and a fun and knowledgeable staff. We work in partnership with Minnehaha Animal Hospital to consult on cases and provide you and your pet with the widest variety of expertise.

Recognizing that you and your pet(s) are important individuals, we take the extra steps necessary to identify and understand your lifestyle, needs, and concerns. Our caring, friendly practice looks forward to being your other family doctor.

Our Beginnings

The Stevens Square Development Committee, after completing a commercial needs study, identified the lack of veterinary services in the neighborhood. Many residents of this area, which is located just south of downtown Minneapolis, rely on public transportation and need a local veterinary clinic within walking distance as well as a pet food and supply site.

Some of the committee members approached their own veterinarian, Minnehaha Animal Hospital (MAH) in south Minneapolis, to bring these much-needed services to the neighborhood. Dr. Joyce Tesarek, the owner of MAH, worked with the committee and Steve Gallagher, the Stevens Square Executive Director, and Pet Doctors came to be.
In 2010, Pet Doctors settled on a site on Nicollet and Franklin Avenues, technically in the Whittier neighborhood, but our convenient location allows us to serve downtown Minneapolis, as well as the Loring, Stevens Square, and Whittier communities.

The Pet Doctors’ Philosophy

We tailor each pet’s health care to his or her individual needs. Young cats or dogs will need core vaccinations, spaying/neutering, and training. Sporting dogs and active outdoor pets have special nutritional requirements and may need additional vaccinations to keep them safe. Your older four-legged friends may need help with managing arthritis and other chronic diseases, as well as behavioral changes. Pet Doctors unleashes health care, focusing it on our patients and clients, not just on procedures and processes. Pet Doctors makes health care work.

We are partnered with Minnehaha Animal Hospital to provide a full team of doctors for consultation.  Pet Doctors is a full service hospital with  technologies of digital imaging (X-Ray), full surgical suite,  dental suite and dental radiography.

We manage your pet’s healthcare with electronic medical records, and can email or text correspondence. Our state-of-the-art in-house lab allows same day results for many tests. For busy people who find it difficult to schedule during the weekday, we offer evening and weekend appointments.

For your convenience, Pet Doctors provides a selection of healthy food options, toys for exercise and entertainment to keep your pet’s body and brain healthy, leashes, collars, carriers, beds and litter supplies for daily needs. 

We offer boarding for cats in private deluxe “rooms with an ocean view” overlooking our lovely aquarium.

We are passionate about providing the best care possible for your pet! Come visit us for:

  • 20-40 minute appointment times with the doctor
  • Technician appointment times for vaccine boosters, nail trims, heartworm blood tests and other laboratory work
  • Veterinary care for sick pets and wellness programs tailored to each pet’s age and lifestyle
  • Pet products and supplies (great foods and toys!)
  • Alternative treatments including laser therapy.  Chiropractic is available and at our sister clinic we have a certified Veterinary Acupuncturist.

Contact us to schedule an appointment, or stop by our clinic to check out pet products and supplies and meet the staff. We hope to see you soon!Take a small tour of our clinic!