Meet the Team

Meet the Team


Dr. Thomas L.  Skadron<br>DVM photo

Dr. Thomas L. Skadron

Dr. Tom Skadron graduated from the Ohio State School of Veterinary Medicine in 1992. Afterward, he served an internship in medicine, surgery, and exotics at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. He has been practicing at the Skadron Animal Hospital since 1993. Dr. Skadron has a special interest in small animal medicine and surgery and has served on the board of several veterinary organizations, including The Animal Emergency and Referral Center of Minnesota and Veterinary Hospital Association.

Dr. Teri  Skadron<br>DVM photo

Dr. Teri Skadron

Dr. Teri Skadron graduated from the Ohio State School of Veterinary Medicine in 1992. Prior to arriving at Skadron Animal Hospital she served an internship in medicine, surgery and exotics at Animal Medical Center in New York City. She has a special interest in exotic animal medicine and is a veterinary acupuncturist. She became certified with IVAS (International Veterinary Acupuncture Society) in 2003.

Dr. Heidi DeVries<br>DVM photo

Dr. Heidi DeVries

Originally from Iowa, she obtained her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University. Dr. DeVries spent the last 13 years working in general practice and emergency medicine in California and Virginia. Her professional interests include internal medicine, dentistry, and client education. She and her husband have three amazing children that keep them very busy. In her free time she enjoys running, reading, gardening, cooking, cheering on her kids and spending time outdoors with her family.

Dr. Joan Moore<br>DVM photo

Dr. Joan Moore

Dr. Moore has worked at Skadron Animal Hospital since 1981. She continues to maintain her presence in a consulting role.

Dr. Keelia Ciernia<br>DVM photo

Dr. Keelia Ciernia

Dr. Ciernia graduated from the University of Minnesota Veterinary School in 2012. She obtained her BA from Providence College in RI and graduated from Breck High School. She worked in Minnetonka for 6+ years after graduation. Dr. Ciernia worked at Skadron Animal Hospital 12 years ago prior to and while attending veterinary school. She lives in Chaska with her husband and three kiddos (two boys and a girl). She also lives with 1 rescue Dane/Shepard cross ( Dexter) and 3 rescue cats ( Ruthie, Jeter and Yogi). Her special interests include internal medicine and gastrointestinal issues. She has a special love for German Shepards, flatcoated retrievers and cats!

Dr. Abigail Clement</br>DVM  photo

Dr. Abigail Clement

Dr. Clement is originally from Wisconsin. She went to UW Stevens Point where she ran sprints on the Track and Field team and obtained her bachelors degree. She graduated from the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical School in 2021. Her professional interests include strengthening the human-animal bond, internal medicine, and preventative care. She lives in St. Paul with her significant other, Dan, and two Bernese Mountain Dogs Moose (left) and Teddy (right). Outside of the hospital, you’ll find her camping, playing board games, gardening, or running.

Practice Manager

Jillian </br> Practice Manager photo

Practice Manager

Jillian grew up in South Dakota and has always had a passion for animals. Growing up she had pigeons, birds, dogs and a horse. Jillian began her work in a veterinary hospital in 2001. After trying multiple other fields she returned to veterinary medicine as that's where her passion led.  She joined Skadron Animal Hospital in the fall of 2019. She has a daughter, Hannah, a son, Gavin, and a granddaughter, Arabella. She has a particular passion for giants, especially elephants and great danes. She shares her home with five miniature dachshunds (Frieda, Piper, Vinny, Archer and Freya), a great dane (Titan) and a very brave cat (Bella).

Veterinary Technicians

Stasi  <br>Veterinary Technician photo

Veterinary Technician

Stasi Karels graduate from Argosy University in December 2017. She began her wonderful journey of a Vet Tech at Skadron Animal Hospital and it has been a life-changing opportunity! She lives in Cottage Grove with her husband Robert and their two dogs. Stasi loves long walks, jogging, playing volleyball and spending time with her family.

Melanie <br>Certified Veterinary Technician photo

Certified Veterinary Technician

Melanie graduated from Globe University in 2016 with an A.A.S in Veterinary Technology and passed her national boards exam earning her CVT credentials shortly after. She has been with Skadron Animal Hospital since September of 2017. She is from South St. Paul, MN where she lives with her boyfriend Kyle and their fur babies; 2 dogs, Nismo (husky) and Moose (Pitty Mix named after her late rats Goose and Maverick), a bearded dragon named Groot, a mouse named Colby Jack and a beta fish named Diablo. In her free time you can find her anywhere outdoors with her dogs or watching any Marvel movie.

Katy  <br>Lead Veterinary Technician photo

Lead Veterinary Technician

Bio coming soon!

Viviana </br> Veterinary Technician  photo

Veterinary Technician

My name is Viviana and I joined the Skadron team in August of 2020. I attended Pima Medical Institute and have been working as a veterinary technician for just over 6 years. I was born and raised in Arizona until I moved to Minnesota in 2015. I stay busy outside of work with my 2 dogs (Toffee, the chihuahua; Lucy, the pitbull), 3 calico cats (Autumn, Ember, Butterscotch), and 2 aquariums (70G and 20G), as well as occasionally fostering through No Dog Left Behind Rescue. In our free time, my boyfriend, Josh, and I enjoy hiking and camping with the dogs, as well as playing videogames/watching sports at home.

Kailyn </br> Veterinary Technician  photo

Veterinary Technician

Kailyn started at Skadron Animal Hospital in September 2020. She has been a veterinary technician for 7 years. Anyone who meets Kailyn can see how much she loves animals and why she is so good at her job. Her favorite part about her job is getting to create those unique bonds with the patients! Kailyn lives with her fiancé Brandon, her two cats Koshka and Pepper, and her dog Tucker. Kailyn enjoys four wheeling and camping on her off time and especially enjoys taking long naps with her dog!

Tyann  photo


Katie  photo



Pat  <br>Receptionist photo


Pat is one of our fabulous and caring receptionists!

Bethany <br> RECEPTIONIST photo


Nia <br> Receptionist photo



Marina <br>Assistant photo


Marina has been with us since 2017 and absolutely loves taking care of the animals that are staying with us. While working full time at Skadron Animal Hospital, she is also taking classes at Inver Hills. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her many pets which include 2 cats, a collection of reptiles and a Sun Cunure.

Emilee <br> Assistant photo


Connie <br> Assistant photo


Haley <br> Assistant photo


Gabi <br> Assistant photo


Andrea <br> Assistant photo


Sabrina <br> Assistant photo


Sabrina was born and raised on a small hobby farm in Osakis MN. She received her certification for a veterinary assistant from Penn Foster in March of 2021. Sabrina has one cat named April who is 6 years old. Outside of work she enjoys reading, exploring the city with friends, and cuddling with heR cat.


Kelsey  </br> Lead Kennel Assistant photo

Lead Kennel Assistant

Kelsey joined Skadron June of 2019. She lives with her husband Jesus and two dogs Sadie and Annie. Before joining skadron she was a positive dog trainer and she is still very interested in animal behavior, especially dogs. She also fosters for spots last stop canine rescue. She enjoys spending time outside with her dogs. She often goes on walks with her dogs and is always looking for more places for them to explore. Kelsey's favorite part of her job is helping the techs.

Cool Cats

Bob  photo


Bob is another one of our overindulged practice cats. His favorite spots include his “consultant’s stool” (above) and the perch in the crook of the window overlooking the lawn. Bob, like Penelope, does not have to punch a clock. He’s always on duty.

Ellsworth  photo


Ellsworth is one of our house cats who can be found on top of the cat tree or near the closest food bowl. He enjoys lots of attention from clients. and loves catnip. If he isn’t on the cat tree he is probably curled up in the basket taking a cat nap!

Penelope  photo


Penelope loves it here at Skadron Animal Hospital. And why not? Where else can you have the run of an office along with a pipeline to an unlimited assortment of treats? Look up “spoiled cat” in the dictionary and you will see this picture of Penelope.

Raja  photo


Raja is a frequent greeter to those entering the animal hospital. Her favorite pastime is bird watching.

Skadron Animal Hospital

178 E. Marie Avenue

West St. Paul, MN 55118

For general information, questions, appointment requests, call us at:

(651) 451-6421 Email: [email protected]


Sunday Closed

Monday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Tuesday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Wednesday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Saturday 8:00am - 12:00pm