Heading up your pet’s healthcare family are our veterinarians. Our vets have over 100 years of combined experience, and hold memberships in multiple veterinary and public health organizations. While each brings a unique set of interests, experience and expertise, all share a deep care for our clients and patients and their wellbeing.
Working alongside our veterinarians is a caring healthcare team of certified veterinary technicians, assistants, customer service and administrators. This wonderful, talented group work with our clients and patients and behind the scenes, caring for patients, assisting veterinarians with appointments and procedures, educating pet parents and providing quality customer service.
Dr. Chris Casey
Dr. Chris Casey is a Twin Cities native. He became a part of the Como Park Animal Hospital family before becoming a veterinarian, when he took a position as a veterinary assistant for several years. He also met his wife, Dr. Christa Troye (Casey), here, when we came to work as a veterinarian.
He received his undergraduate B.S. degree in Biology from the University of Minnesota, and his Veterinary Doctorate also from the University of Minnesota in 1995. After his internship he came to work at Como Park Animal Hospital as an associate veterinarian.
Dr. Casey’s special interests include avian and exotic medicine, dentistry, animal behavior, and ophthalmology.
When he isn’t at Como Park Animal Hospital, he enjoys spending time with his wife Christa, their 3 children, family and their cats. His hobbies include running, hockey, canoeing and fishing in the MN Boundary Waters area.
Dr. Michelle Guzik (Evans)
Dr. Guzik was born and raised in a suburb of Chicago, IL, but has since made the Twin Cities, and now Como Park Animal Hospital, a second home.
She received her undergraduate B.S. degree in Animal Science from the University of Minnesota, and her Veterinary Doctorate from Ross University in 2008. After completing a veterinary internship at Como Park Animal Hospital, Dr. Guzik worked for several years at VCA Bloomington Veterinary Hospital (previously Bloomington Animal Hospital). In July 2010, we were lucky enough to have her return to Como Park Animal Hospital.
Dr. Guzik’s special interests include reptiles, surgery, internal medicine, client education and critical care. When she isn’t at Como Park Animal Hospital, she enjoys spending time with her husband Kris, their 2 children, and their dogs, cats, and other critters. Her hobbies include hiking, camping, hockey, volleyball, reading and the outdoors.
Dr. David Wetherill
Dr. Wetherill is the proud founder and owner of Como Park Animal Hospital.
He grew up in St. Paul, near Como Park, and remains deeply committed to the Como neighborhood, St. Paul and the Twin Cities Metro. He received undergraduate B.A. degrees in Psychology and Biology from Macalester College in St. Paul, and went on to receive his Veterinary doctorate from the University of Minnesota in 1980.
After working as an associate veterinarian at several veterinary hospitals in the Twin Cities metro, including Cedar Pet Clinic under the leadership of Dr. John Baillie, Dr. Wetherill decided to open his own practice in 1992. He has held leadership and supporting roles in many community, educational and veterinary groups throughout the years.
Dr. Wetherill’s special interests include avian medicine, surgery, education and advancing veterinary medicine through new techniques and technologies.
When he isn’t at Como Park Animal Hospital, his hobbies include fishing, boating, building construction and repairs, and many opportunities to help others.
Dr. Patrick Jennrich
Dr. Jennrich is a Twin Cities native, who grew up with pets who came to see Dr. Wetherill at Como Park Animal Hospital. Before pursuing a veterinary degree he worked as a veterinary assistant for Dr. Wetherill for several years.
He received undergraduate B.S. degrees in Biology and Chemistry from St. John’s University, and went to receive his Veterinary doctorate from the University of Minnesota in 1993. He completed his Veterinary Internship as a rotating small animal intern at Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island before returning to Como Park Animal Hospital as an Associate Veterinarian.
Dr. Jennrich’s special special interests include orthopedic medicine, pain management, education and a special love of Golden Retrievers.
When he isn’t at Como Park Animal Hospital, he enjoys time with his wife Patty, their 2 children, their extended family, their cats, and of course his golden retrievers. His hobbies include participating in triathlons, camping, fishing, hiking, and pretty much all outdoor activities!
Dr. Ian Sweeney
Dr. Sweeney joined Como Park Animal Hospital years ago when he worked as a veterinary assistant between his graduate school studies and veterinary school. He left us for a short while to pursue his veterinary degree in Illinois, and has returned to make St. Paul and Como Park Animal Hospital his home.
He has a B.S. degree in Animal Science, a Masters degree in Geology, a Masters in Public Health and received his Veterinary Doctorate from University Illinois at Champaign-Urbana in 2014.
Dr. Sweeney’s special interests include disease prevention, public health, surgery and client education. When he isn’t at Como Park Animal Hospital, he enjoys spending time with his wife Jessie, their son and their dog Lucia. His hobbies include craft beer, travelling, reading and the outdoors.
Dr. Audrey Pereira
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