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We are excited to have Dr Melissa Vail join our team as Full Time Veterinary Associate!

Originally from Iowa, Dr. Vail attended Iowa State University, obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology and Animal Science. She graduated with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2019 from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Vail has interests in soft tissue surgery, dentistry, and internal medicine. Being able to build and foster relationships with her clients and patients is one of the reasons Dr. Vail loves general veterinary practice. She is a member of the MVMA, AAHA, and is fear-free(R) certified.

While not originally from Minnesota, Dr. Vail and her husband are happy to call Minnesota home. In the summer, Dr. Vail can be found gardening, hiking, and kayaking. She and her husband love to travel and are season football and basketball ticket holders to cheer on the Iowa State Cyclones! Their family is rounded out by their Lab-Weimaraner-mix puppy, Hamilton. As all puppies do, he enjoys chewing on his favorite toys and is an adorable bundle of energy!

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After 29 years as an Associate Veterinarian at Kenwood Pet Clinic, Dr Prochaska has traded his stethoscope for sailing equipment. We will miss his compassion to patients, wry sense of humor, vast knowledge, and dedication to the veterinary field and our clinic.

Dr Prochaska is originally from Iowa and received his B.S. degree from the University of Iowa and his D.V.M. degree from Iowa State University. He joined Kenwood Pet Clinic in 1991, and enjoyed all aspects of practice including internal medicine, dentistry and surgery, as well as advanced dental procedures such as root canals and orthodontics. 

He is looking forward to spending time with his children, racing sailboats, walking, biking and reading.

If you wish to share some fun stories or anecdotes, or wish him well, you can send an email to anne@kenwoodpetclinic.com or mail to the clinic.

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Names: Sherlock (13 years young) and Emma (12 years young)


Sherlock: Watching TV and my favorite bed

Emma: Watching TV and sitting in boxes


Sherlock: Not being able to leave the condo for the hallway

Emma: Same as my brother

Our favorite memory of our life so far was watching the big bird that visited our balcony. We may be bird experts but we're not sure what kind it was!

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2107 Penn Ave. S.

Mpls, MN 55405



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