There is an emerging link between certain dog foods and a previously rare form of heart disease called dilated cardiomyopathy. Specifically, "BEG" diets are of potential concern - diets from boutique companies, containing exotic ingredients, or marketed as "grain-free." The link above provides an update on our current knowledge of the issue. Feel free to call our office or make and appointment if you would like to discuss your dog's diet, or any potential concerns in more detail.
July 26, 2018
June 2, 2018
Video credit: Vikings Entertainment Network
Vikings Safety Anthony Harris stopped by Eagan Pet Clinic to film a segment for the television show, "Vikings Huddle." During the segment, we walked Anthony through the clinic and discussed what it is like to be a veterinarian!
March 3, 2018
A Word from Dr. Bruce Hansen
It is my pleasure to announce some changes that are taking place in the leadership here at Eagan Pet Clinic. No, I’m not retiring, just cutting back a bit. This past January, I turned over my portion of ownership to Dr. Jon Musser and Dr. Andrea Peterson who will now, along with Dr. Jessica Schowalter, guide the progress of EPC into the future. Most of you know Jon and Andrea as associates here for the last several years. If not, I invite you to look at their bios on our website or to come into the clinic and meet them in person. Jessica and I knew from the very start that we had found a quality in Jon and Andrea that is seldom seen, and, with an eye to the future, it has been our goal to get them more involved with leadership. It is probably unknown to the average person, but in the last few years corporations have been quietly buying up local veterinary practices. We have felt strongly that it is not the best model for our practice, our community, our staff and our patients to have the bottom line be the primary goal at Eagan Pet Clinic. For these reasons, it seemed like the right time to make this transition, insuring we will be able to carry on the mission of maintaining the quality and compassionate care we so much believe in.
This coming July will mark my 43rd year as a full-time doctor and co-owner, previously with Dr. Timothy Metcalf and for the last 5 years together with Dr. Schowalter. I am very fortunate and thankful for all they have done for me and for our practice. My greatest accomplishment over all the years has been to have somehow managed to always be surrounded by amazing and compassionate people who make me look good, from the receptionists that greet you to the doctors and highly educated and talented support staff that work so hard. My wife Lynne says it’s because I’m lucky and I have no doubt that she is right. I am so grateful for all those people who have come and gone over the years and thankful that I can continue with a wonderful talented team of compassionate pet lovers doing what they love to do. I still like coming to work and enjoy this rewarding profession. Even after all this time, I continue to learn and see new things every day. My time and role will be reduced as I spend more time with my wife Lynne, my family and grandchildren, and my hobbies. I will still be involved with clients and patients, offering as much guidance as is required into the future.
So, thank you and congratulations Jon, Andrea, and Jessica, and thank you to all our wonderful clients who honor us by putting their trust in us over all these years.
See you soon,
Dr. Jessica Schowalter, Dr. Andrea Peterson, Dr. Jon Musser, Dr. Bruce Hansen Left to Right