As a dog lover and owner for all of my life, I've brought my pets to numerous vet clinics and without a doubt, this clinic is the best that I've found. Anyone can say they are kind and compassionate, but this group of professionals show it.
I knew I had the right vet for "my girls" when I walked in and saw that someone from the Tri County Humane Society was there to pick up a sweet little cocker spaniel that was being treated by Dr. Gerds; that little guy was treated with as much care and compassion as my dog and every other dog I saw coming and going the time I was there. They proved their concern by taking about 1.5 hours in looking over my Maggie and then really talking to me about her diabetes and what food she should be on, home monitoring, plan of care; something the clinic I have just left failed to do.
I cannot recommend them higher. Anyone who knows me says that they want to come back as one of my dogs; that's how much I love my dogs and they will only be seen by Advanced Care and their wonderful, caring team. Thank you!
Barb Becker, Google+ Review
Heidi joined us after a heartfelt career with the Tri-County Humane Society. She frequently picked up and dropped off pets here for Tri-County Humane Society and liked the vibe.
Heidi received her degree at Ridgewater Technical and was with TCHS for 5+ years.
She is a true asset here at Advanced Care. Her experience at the shelter gives her an extensive depth of experience with a vast range of companion animals.
Nichole received her AA degree at St. Cloud State University. She went for biology and had always wanted to work with animals. She took a year long break to work with horses.
Nichole returned to school and attended Argosy University where she received an Associate of Applied Science Degree in veterinary technology.
Nichole has been working in the veterinary field for 13 years and is still loving it. She has worked with Dr. Gerds for over eight years.
Her 13 year old cat is named Earnhardt after the late Dale Earnhardt senior.
She cares for numerous barn cats on her boyfriend Jason’s dairy farm in Clearwater. Her interests include travel and trucking to Texas with Jason.
Allie graduated from North Dakota State University with a Bachelors Degree in Veterinary Technology in May of 2016. She interned at the University of Minnesota for 12 weeks after graduation. Allie loves to hunt and fish and has a cat named Kelly. She lives in St. Joseph, MN.
Melissa works at Advanced Care primarily on weekends, she and Doctor Gerds share a long work history going back eight plus years. She has a daughter Abby and a husband Ryan. She has a bulldog named Edna, which makes Melissa the resident expert on food and skin allergies in the breed.
Jo has been a certified veterinary technician for 8 years. She graduated from Ridgewater College with an A.A.S. in Veterinary Technology. She lives in St. Cloud with her fiancée and their dog and three cats.
Ashley joined Advanced Care in October of 2015. She graduated from Ridgewater College with an A.A.S. in Veterinary Technology. Ashley and her husband live in St. Cloud. They have a dog and a cat. Her outside interests include hunting fishing and reading.