Meet Our Vets
Dr. Cassie Engmann received a Bachelor of Science degree from North Dakota State University in 1997 and her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2002 from Iowa State University. After graduation Dr. Engmann elected to pursue further training and was chosen for an internship at a large emergency and referral hospital in western Massachusetts. Following that year of intense surgical and clinical practice, she elected to stay in Massachusetts and took a position in the Boston area as an Emergency Clinician at one of the premier Referral/Specialty hospitals in New England, Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital. In 2007 Dr. Engmann relocated to Minnesota and joined Animal Wellness Center in the fall of 2008. Outside the clinic Dr. Engmann is very active training and competing with her Australian Shepherds in conformation, obedience, and agility. Her special interests in veterinary medicine include surgery, canine reproduction, and treating the canine athlete.
Dr. Kathryn Ambrose received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Michigan State University in 2006. She then continued on to receive a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from MSU in 2010. During her time at MSU Kathryn enjoyed performing research in several areas including aquatic animal diseases of the Great Lakes and veterinary ophthalmology. Dr. Ambrose was then selected for a competitive internship at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Teaching Hospital, where she spent a year practicing in the emergency/critical care, internal medicine, and surgery departments. She is now a proud member of the Animal Wellness Center where she has special interests in internal medicine, dentistry, and advanced imaging with endoscopy and ultrasound. Outside of the hospital, she can be found camping, fishing, gardening, making sushi, or reading a good book!
Dr. Laura Elliott received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wartburg College, a small college in Northeast Iowa, in 2006. She then attended the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated with honors in 2010. Dr. Elliott then moved up to the Twin Cities to complete a challenging internship at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center. She spent most of her time with the Emergency Service, Small Animal Medicine service and Small Animal Surgery. Originally from Iowa, it was hard to admit that she loved the land of 10,000 lakes. However, Dr. Elliott has since fallen in love with the Twin Cities area and decided to make Minnesota her home. Dr. Elliott’s interests include feline internal medicine, feline preventative care and neurology. She also a big advocate of organized veterinary medicine and is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association. Outside the clinic, Dr. Elliott enjoys spending time reading novels and enjoying the outdoors.
Dr. Katie Moyer received a Bachelor of Science degree in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior from the University of California at Davis in 2002. After a few years doing research in immunology, she decided to pursue veterinary medicine and received a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2009. Dr. Moyer then spent 3 years in Melbourne, Australia working in emergency medicine and having numerous outback adventures, including treating koalas and wallabies, before returning to the states and completing an internship in Emergency and Critical Care at Tufts University. After developing a love for the upper Midwest during veterinary school, Dr. Moyer decided to return to the area and settle in Minneapolis, where she is now a proud member of the Animal Wellness Center. Dr. Moyer's special interests include emergencies, neurology, and surgery, and she has a developing interest in rabbit medicine. Outside of work she enjoys participating in triathlons, camping, kayaking, and cooking.