We are Open AND Offering Curbside Service


We are OPEN for veterinary care and offering Curbside service to maintain social distance while still offering care for your pets.

Did you know we have the ability to see a wide range of veterinary care needs including the essential care services below? This is not an all-inclusive list, so please call if you have any questions.

  • Wounds (lacerations/bite wounds)
  • Vomiting/diarrhea
  • Ear infections
  • Skin infections/parasites
  • Lameness/injury
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Respiratory disease
  • Vaccines (vital for illness & disease prevention)
  • Flea, Tick, Heartworm prevention
  • End of life care

 We have implemented the following safety protocols in accordance with CDC guidelines:

  • It is essential that anyone displaying symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, or shortness of breath), or who has been exposed to anyone with COVID-19, or who has traveled internationally in the last 14 days to please reschedule your appointment for a later date.
  • If above does not apply, please utilize our curbside service. Call us at (651) 451-4404 when you arrive in the parking lot and we will come to you to get your pet for the exam. For your convenience, we will take information regarding history and concerns over the phone at the time of your arrival. We will continue to communicate via phone or text regarding treatment and/or results.
  • For end of life appointments, we will escort you and your loved one directly into the exam room.
  • Emergencies will be assessed immediately upon arrival. Please call ahead, if at all possible, so we know to expect you. 

At Inver Grove Heights Animal Hospital, we know that your pet is a special member of the family. That's why we've provided quality, compassionate care to pets in Inver Grove Heights and the surrounding communities since 1987. When you choose Inver Grove Heights Animal Hospital to be your pet care partner, you know your pet is receiving veterinary care based on the most advanced medical protocols in Dakota County from a welcoming, experienced and dedicated team.

We can't wait to meet you and your cherished companion. Please take a look at our website and learn about the many services we offer. Then call and find out how Inver Grove Heights Animal Hospital’s 11-doctor staff and 9,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility can provide your pet with the care he/she deserves.

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Meet Our Skilled Team

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  • Dr.
    Jim Winsor
    Dr. Jim Winsor opened Inver Grove Heights Animal Hospital in 1987. A native of St. Paul, Dr. Winsor previously practiced veterinary medicine at Cutler Animal Hospital in 1985, Foley Blvd. Animal Hospital in 1986 and the Affiliated Veterinary Emergency Service from 1986 to 1988.

    An alumnus of Colorado State University, Dr. Winsor received a Bachelor's Degree in Veterinary Medicine in 1983. He went on to attend the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine and was awarded his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1985. Dr. Winsor's professional interests include reproduction medicine and surgery. In February 2010 Dr. Jim Winsor was honored with the prestigious Veterinarian of the Year Award by the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association during the annual MVMA State Convention.

    Dr. Winsor is active in the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA), serving previously as president, program chairman for the MVMA State Convention and as a board member. He has served as chairman of the board of the River Heights Chamber of Commerce, the Progress Plus Board of Directors and the board of the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Foundation (MVMF). His professional interests include small animal reproduction; Dr. Winsor and his wife, fellow co-owner Dr. Ann Winsor, have special fondness for the Bulldog and French Bulldog breeds and are members of several local and national breed clubs.

    Dr. Winsor and his wife have two children named Stephanie and Laurel. Their family also includes three dogs, Stewart, Richard, and Owen, and three cats, L.C., Ellie, and Russel. When he's not working at the hospital, Dr. Winsor enjoys golf, skiing, and sailing.

  • Dr.
    Ann Winsor
    Dr. Ann Winsor is a co-owner of Inver Grove Heights Animal Hospital. Before her arrival at Inver Grove Heights Animal Hospital, Dr. Winsor practiced veterinary medicine at Pomeroy Animal Hospital, Murray Animal Hospital, and Woodbury Animal Hospital.

    A native of Detroit, Dr. Winsor attended the University of Minnesota and received her Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science in 1979. She continued her education at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine and was awarded her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1984. Her professional interests include veterinary reproduction, pediatrics, and nutrition.

    Dr. Winsor has a fondness for Bulldogs and French Bulldogs and has written two books - Healthier Frenchies and Celebrating Frenchies - about caring for the breed. Her two Frenchies, Stewart, and Richard, can frequently be found in shows and agility competitions.

    Dr. Winsor is an active member of many animal-related organizations, including the Dodge Nature Center, the Veterinary Hospital Association, the Metropolitan Animal Hospital Association and the Aliveness Project. She is also a contributing writer for two internationally distributed dog breed magazines and a member of the advisory board for the magazine Veterinary Medicine.

    Dr. Winsor and her husband have two children named Laurel and Stephanie. Her hobbies include riding, golfing, cooking, skiing and spending time with her family.

  • Dr.
    Heidi Mittelsteadt
    Dr. Heidi Mittelsteadt has been practicing medicine at Inver Grove Heights Animal Hospital since June 2003. A native of Burnsville, she attended St. Olaf College and received her Bachelor's Degrees in Chemistry and German in 1997. After completing her undergraduate education, she went on to attend the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine and was awarded her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2003.

    Dr. Mittelsteadt's professional interests include dentistry, dermatology, and behavior. She is a member of the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association.

    Dr. Middlesteadt's interest in veterinary medicine began in junior high. 'Throughout junior high and high school I spent Saturdays with Dr. Camille McArdle, who was the head veterinarian at Canterbury Downs at the time,' says Dr. Mittelsteadt. 'I helped her with horsework and caring for her own personal animals. She taught me a great deal about handling animals and let me experience such things as vaccinating her own dogs for her, driving to Chicago to pick out a new puppy with her, and watching her euthanize a horse at the track after a bad fracture. All of these experiences helped inspire my passion and drive to become a veterinarian.'

    When not busy with her duties at the hospital, Dr. Mittelsteadt can be found traveling, golfing, spending time with family and friends, attending theater productions and checking out new restaurants. At home, she enjoys spending her free time with her husband, Derek, their children, Griffin, Connor and Beckett, and their Labradoodle, Banjo.

  • Dr.
    Lukas Wallerich
    A native of the city, Dr. Lukas Wallerich has been working at Inver Grove Heights Animal Hospital since his senior year in high school. His first dog, Chester, initially sparked his interest in caring for animals. It was under the guidance of Dr. Jen Quast and the rest of the Inver Grove Heights Animal Hospital staff that he realized his passion for the profession. Dr. Wallerich completed his undergraduate studies magna cum laude in Biology at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota in 2011. He continued his education at the University of Minnesota's College of Veterinary Medicine, where he graduated as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. Dr. Wallerich is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association. His professional interests include dentistry, ophthalmology, nutrition, and surgery. He most enjoys the challenges and unpredictability that comes with being a general practitioner, as cases can range from ear infections to broken legs. At home, Dr. Wallerich has a Pit Bull mix named Boss. In his free time, he enjoys playing broomball and baseball, home brewing, kayaking, riding his moped, and cooking.
  • Dr.
    Jordan Butler
    Dr. Jordan Butler first joined Inver Grove Heights Animal Hospital as a student on a preceptorship in 2013 and came on as an associate veterinarian in July of 2014. Dr. Butler grew up in Sioux City, Iowa where she worked at a small animal practice before becoming a veterinarian. 'I had a yellow Labrador diagnosed with idiopathic epilepsy at nine weeks of age,' says Dr. Butler. 'He motivated me to pursue this career.'

    Dr. Butler attended the University of Oklahoma, graduating with a Bachelors of Science in Zoology. She earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Oklahoma State University. Dr. Butler is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association, and her professional interests include dermatology, emergency medicine, and reproductive medicine.

    'Enriching people's lives through their relationship with their pets, fostering the human/animal bond and witnessing it on a daily basis, and being able to watch a pet progress throughout their life are some of the most satisfying things about being a veterinarian,' says Dr. Butler.

    At home, Dr. Butler and her spouse, Chris, have two dogs: Wyatt Earp, a yellow lab and Doc Holliday, a black lab. They also have a quarter horse named Grayson. Dr. Butler enjoys horseback riding, hiking, boating, Oklahoma University football, dance, country music and traveling in her free time.

  • Dr.
    Arden Miller-Zeman

    Dr. Arden Miller-Zeman joined the Inver Grove Heights team in June 2018. She is a Wisconsin native, but went to the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities for her undergraduate degree. From there she returned to her home state to earn her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, graduating in 2018.

    Dr. Miller-Zeman’s professional interests include reproductive care and internal medicine. She has always had a love of animals and finds it particularly rewarding when she is able to help a shy dog feel comfortable at the vet. Dr. Miller-Zeman is a member of the Minnesota Veterinary Medicine Association.

    She and her husband, Auston,  live in Minneapolis with two cats, Yggdrasil and Arthur, as well as their hound mix, Logan. Together they enjoy cooking elaborate meals and home-brewing. In her free time Dr. Miller-Zeman can be found baking, watching too much tv, and reading fantasy novels.

  • Dr.
    Hailey Erickson

    Dr. Hailey Erickson joined the Inver Grove Heights Animal Hospital in 2019. Dr. Erickson is originally from Bemidji, Minnesota and attended the University of Minnesota where she earned her Bachelors in Animal Science. 

    After completing her undergraduate degree, she stayed at the University of Minnesota to earn her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Erickson's interest in veterinary medicine began through the Minnesota 4-H program where she raised rabbits, swine and poultry. Her professional interests include preventative medicine, surgery, dentistry, and internal medicine.

    Outside of work, you can find Dr. Erickson volunteering with 4-H at the Minnesota State Fair, attending local concerts, and spending time with her sassy cat, Oatmeal. 

  • Dr.
    Kristin Lammi

    Dr. Kristin Lammi joined Inver Grove Heights Animal Hospital in 2018. Dr. Lammi attended the University of Minnesota, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in English. She worked as a veterinary technician while completing her pre-veterinary coursework at Montana State University, after which she went on to receive her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of California - Davis. Dr. Lammi is Fear Free Certified and a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association.

    Dr. Lammi’s areas of professional interest include surgery, preventive and emergency medicine, and behavior. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, hiking, biking, and exploring local breweries. She shares her home with a hound mix, Bruno, and a tabby cat, Hugo.


Read What Our Clients Say

  • "I worked here as a veterinarian for 17 years and absolutely love this clinic. They can be behind at times (probably less so since I'm no longer there!!) and their small parking lot can be challenging - but there's not a more competent or more caring group of people anywhere. Their medical and surgical skills are top notch, and without exception the DVMs and staff have hearts of gold........
    Love and miss you guys❤️!"
    Josie Gagne-Bergquist
  • "I have been coming to IGH Animal Hospital since 1992. Annie and Jim Winsor are the finest trained and warmest and caring couple. From our first Lab Mollie Doodle to all of our dear Pussy cats, and now our sweet Puppy Pookie Bear, a little Havanese, they have cared for all of them. The loving kindness showed by all of the staff will warm your heart, and make you feel at home. This is the place to bring your dear pet, you will be greeted with a smile and a warm "hello""
    Karie Wood
  • "My little Rose has ALWAYS been well taken care of, and the staff is very understanding. When Rose broke her leg and I was just panicing, they calmed me down and asurred me Rose was going to be fine and helped me to settle down!
    Thank you guys, you make me feel Rose will always be in great hands."
    Felipe J Ramirez

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