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Dr. John Canfield Lillie Jr., DVM, Medical Director
Practicing Veterinary Medicine Since 1973
Education: University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, Colorado State University
Dr. John C. Lillie, Jr. is the Medical Director of Keller Lake Animal Hospital. He started the clinic in 1990 to fulfill his desire to spend more time one-on-one with each of his patients. Previously, he was a partner and co-owner of another small animal hospital in the Twin Cities.
Dr. Lillie received his Bachelor of Science degree from the
Dr. Lillie has enjoyed serving on the Board of Directors of the Animal Emergency Clinic in
Dr. Lillie is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Animal Hospital Association, the American Veterinary Dental Society, the Cornell Feline Medicine Society, and the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association, of which he is also a committee member and sponsor. Dr. Lillie is on the Deans Advisory Committee to the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. He volunteers his time and veterinary expertise to the French Bulldog Rescue Network, of which his daughter is actively involved.
Dr. Lillie lives with his wife Jan. He loves to spend time with his three children, four grandchildren and three grand-dogs. In his spare time he enjoys the outdoors by canoeing, biking, fishing and playing golf. He also loves to read and travel.
Dr. Melissa DeWoskin
Practicing veterinary medicine since 1998.
Joined the Keller Lake team in 2001. Took a one-year hiatus in 2017 from veterinary medicine, but has since returned to Keller Lake.
Education: Loyola University of New Orleans, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Melissa DeWoskin graduated from Loyola University in New Orleans in 1994, with a bachelor’s degree in biology. She attended the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, and graduated in 1998 with her degree in veterinary medicine.
Dr. Melissa is a member of the AVMA, MVMA, and AAHA. She has a strong interest in animal behavior and behavior medicine. In 2017, she attended and graduated from the Victoria Stilwell’s Dog Training Academy. She enjoys using what she has learned to make each veterinary experience for her patients as great as it can be.
Dr. Melissa lives in Stillwater with her human family, three dogs, and two cats. She is the president and medical director of Minnesota PAWS, a foster-based dog rescue. In her spare time Dr. Melissa enjoys reading, playing with her children, hiking, and working in the yard.
Practicing Veterinary Medicine Since1999
Joined the Keller Lake Team in 2013
Education: Indiana University, Purdue University
Dr. Amy Krauss Mead received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Public Policy degree from Indiana University in Bloomington Indiana, and her DVM from Purdue University. She practiced in Indianapolis and Bloomington, Indiana before moving to the Twin Cities, where she worked at another practice before joining Keller Lake Animal Hospital. Her special interests include Internal and Feline Medicine. She is also interested in Animal Welfare issues.
Dr. Mead is a member of the AVMA, the MVMA, AAFP (American Association of Feline Practitioners), and the AAHA. She has served on the AVMA's Committee on Environmental Issues in Veterinary Medicine, AAHA's Leadership Council, and the MVMA's Small Animal Welfare Committee. She has also volunteered with the Humane Society of the United States.
Dr. Mead is married to her husband Tim, who is a professor at the University of St. Thomas. They share their home with their dog Merlin and cat Ocho. In her spare time, Dr. Mead likes to travel, hike (especially with Merlin), compete in open water swimming races, bicycle, and cook.
Dr. Alyssa Ziche, DVM
Practicing Veterinary Medicine Since 2014
Joined the Keller Lake Team in 2017
Education: University of Wisconsin River Falls, University of Minnesota
Dr. Alyssa Ziche received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin – River Falls, and received her Doctorate degree in veterinary medicine from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. She practiced at another Twin Cities small animal clinic prior to joining the team at Keller Lake Animal Hospital in 2017. Her special veterinary interests are in preventative care, dentistry, and nutrition.
Dr. Ziche is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association. In 2011 she conducted research at the University of Minnesota studying dental disease in dogs in partnership with Morris Animal Foundation and the University of Minnesota Dentistry Service. She has also volunteered with the Humane Society here in the Twin Cities.
Dr. Ziche is married to her husband, Ryan, and they have a daughter together. They share their home with their golden retriever, Mia. Dr. Ziche also has an appendix quarter horse named Kate. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family, horseback riding, hiking, kayaking, baking, and watching movies.
Victoria Brunskill, Patient Coordinator
Joined the Keller Lake Team in 2000
Vickie began her career in the veterinary field in 1990, after working for a small animal practice in
Vickie shares her home with her dogs, Mia Marie, Dugger Dog, Miss Vivian, Tripp and her cats Jerry and Steve. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her friends, fishing, boating, and watching live music. She also enjoys dog sitting out of her home.
Angela Tima, Veterinary Technician/Hospital Administrator
Joined the Keller Lake Team in 2000
Angie began her career in Veterinary medicine in 1994, and became a member of the
Angie's role at
Kim Borden, Veterinary Technician
Kim received her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from the
Since Kim was a young girl she has had a passion for taking care of animals. She enjoys the outdoors, and spends most of her spare time with her pets. She lives with her husband Derek, and her furry family. She has two dogs named Darwin S. Ton and River and five cats Blue, Dodge, Viper, Siren and Isis.
Stephanie Burgess, Veterinary Technician
Stephanie graduated from the
Elizabeth Anderson, CVT
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LOVE this place!! Best employees!! They are so patient with the animals but also the emotional owners!! They just called me to check on my dog who has been sick lately - can't express enough how awesome they all are!! Thank you for caring & being patient!!