Team

Meet the Team

Veterinarians

Dave Hallstrom, D.V.M.

After completing his undergraduate work at Bethel University, Dr. Hallstrom attended the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota. After receiving his Doctorate in veterinary medicine in 1976, he began practicing medicine at Normandale Veterinary Hospital. With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Hallstrom provides compassionate care to our animal friends in the metro area.

Kevin Velgersdyk, D.V.M

Dr. Kevin attended the University of Minnesota, earning his Bachelor's degree in Animal Science. He then received his Doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Minnesota in 1985. After his graduation, Dr. Kevin moved to Oregon where he practiced medicine for two years before returning home to Minnesota. He has been practicing medicine for over 25 years and has been at Normandale Veterinary Hospital since 1987. Dr. Kevin is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and has received significant recognition throughout the years.

Jennifer Terhark

Dr. Terhark has always had a passion for animals and began working in the veterinary field in 2012. She completed her undergraduate degree in biology at the University of Northwestern - St Paul before attending veterinary school at the University of Minnesota. While she enjoys many aspects of veterinary care, her special interests include dentistry, cardiology, and surgery. She is passionate about partnering with clients and working together to provide the best possible care for their animals. When not at the hospital, she enjoys camping, hiking, and spending as much time as she can with her Golden Retriever, Max.

Staff

Gregg
Kennel Manager

Gregg has been with Normandale Veterinary Hospital since 1983. He lives in Savage with his wife, his Boykin Spaniel Gus, and English Cocker Skeet.

Jamie
Certified Vet Technician

Jamie graduated from Argosy University and has been with Normandale Veterinary Hospital since 2002. She lives in Bloomington with her dachshund Chad.

Jenny
Vet Technician

Jenny graduated from Globe University in 1995 and has been with Normandale Veterinary Hospital since 2001. She lives in South St. Paul with her two cats, J.J. and Nash.

Kaela
Veterinary Technician

Kaela graduated from the university of MN-Duluth in 2013 with a degree in Biology and has been with Normandale Veterinary Hospital since February of 2015. She is currently attending Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine to become a veterinarian. When she's back from school she lives in Lakeville, MN with her boyfriend and her German shepherd puppy, Ace.

Linda
Receptionist

Linda started working at Normandale Veterinary Hospital in 1983 when her father-in-law Dr. Kamp owned the practice and restarted working part time in 2012. She lives in Bloomington with her husband, their German Shorthair Pointer puppy Zelda, and cat Ziggy.

Elizabeth
Certified Vet Technician

Elizabeth graduated in 2015 with an AAS in veterinary technology. She’s been with Normandale Veterinary Hospital in Edina, MN since October of 2016. She lives in Shakopee with her HUGE family of 12! She has a dog named Bruce (10 months old) and a cat named Lea (11 yrs. old). Elizabeth enjoys monitoring anesthetic procedures and dentistry!

Doug
Veterinary Assistant

Doug graduated from the University of Minnesota spring of 2017 with a BS in Biochemistry and hopes to attend Veterinary school next fall. He lives in Minneapolis with his Girlfriend, Kayla.

Sharayah
Veterinary Technician

Sharayah graduated from Argosy University in 2011 and has been working at NVH since 2012. She lives in Northeast Minneapolis with her boyfriend, son, and her pets Boomer and Karma.

Laurie
Vet Technician

Laurie has worked in the veterinary field for the last 4 years, she has always had a huge love of animals. She enjoys seeing new pets everyday and talking with clients! In her free time she likes to spend time with her dogs Rosie and Oliver!

Lauren
Receptionist

Lauren graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2014 with a BA in Psychology. She started working for Normandale Veterinary Hospital in the fall of 2017. She lives in Eagan with her dog, Bella.

Verna
A Fond Farewell

May 29, 2019

To the wonderful families at Normandale Veterinary Hospital,

It has been an honor and privilege to be part of your lives for all of these years!

I am sad to leave my second home and family, but my life is taking me in a different direction now. Thank you for all of the memories! I will always hold each and everyone of you close to my heart and treasure what we have shared. I wish you all much love and happiness in your lives and I hope that our paths will cross again!

With love,

Verna

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