Meet Our Doctors
Dr. Jeremy Smith
Dr. Smith is a graduate of the University Of Minnesota College Of Veterinary Medicine. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from Iowa State University. Away from the clinic, he balances a busy household of kids and pets with time for his hobbies: fishing, barbecuing and reading.
Dr. Tracy Earl
Dr. Earl earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Olaf College and her Doctorate from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Earl has taken particular interest in laser surgery and performs surgery at the state fair every year. She currently owns two cats named ‘Dublin” and “Paisley” and enjoys outdoor activities, gardening and home decorating in her spare time.
Dr. Becky Josephs
Dr. Josephs is a graduate of Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD and received her DVM degree from the University Of Minnesota College Of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to joining the staff at Oak Knoll, she practiced in Richfield, MN for 13 years. When she is not working, she loves to spend time with her husband, son and daughter, read, and exercise. She shares her home with three cats: “Miso”, “Shrimpton” and "Gingersnap".
Becky enjoys working at Oak Knoll because we have an enthusiastic and hard-working team and great clients and pets. I enjoy being able to help pet owners take the best possible care of their furry family members.
Meet Our Staff
Kari- Practice Manager
Kari has been a part of the Oak Knoll Animal Hospital team since 2007. She has a strong background in customer service and office management. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota – Crookston with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing and Management. She enjoys working at Oak Knoll because each day brings different challenges and at the end of the day it can be so rewarding. She has 3 cats which are all rescues, “Silk”, “Clooney” and “Lily”.
Vicki - Customer Service Representative
Vicki graduated from the Minnesota School of Business in 1995 as a Veterinary Assistant. She started working at Oak Knoll Animal Hospital soon after her externship and has been here ever since. She has three cats that share her home, “Jimmy”, “Vinny”, and “Spike”. Since working at Oak Knoll she has become very fond of the clients, patients and employees of the facility. “I truly enjoy getting up in the morning and coming to my place of business. Not everyone can say that about their job so I am blessed with that.”
Kendra - Certified Veterinary Technician
After 20+ years in Healthcare, Kendra decided to turn her love of animals into a career. She has worked as a Certified Veterinary Technician at Oak Knoll Animal Hospital since graduating from the Medical Institute of Minnesota in 1999. One of her favorite things about working here is seeing the clients and their animals return year after year. She currently has one dog, “Sully”, and two cats, “Raisin” and “Izze”.
Robyn - Certified Veterinary Technician
Robyn worked in restaurant management for eight years before embarking on a career helping animals. After graduating from the Medical Institute of Minnesota in 2001, Robyn began her internship right here at Oak Knoll Animal Hospital. The internship developed into a full time position and she has been working here ever since. In her spare time she enjoys watching movies, reading, shopping and playing with her cats. Robyn enjoys working at Oak Knoll for many reasons, including her love of animals and getting to work with them every day brings joy to her life, and also the work is very interesting and never boring.
Robyn recently won a VHA competition about the reasons she loves being a vet tech. Read her winning article here!
Amber - Veterinary Technician
Amber is a 2006 graduate of Ridgewater College in Willmar. She worked in southern MN for a couple years before joining Oak Knoll Animal Hospital in January of 2009. She enjoys working at Oak Knoll because there is something new and exciting every day and enjoys the clients and their pets. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her dog “Milo”.
Heidi - Certified Veterinary Technician
Heidi is a 2013 graduate of Argosy University in Eagan, MN and has been a member of our team since November 2012. She did her internship here before being hired on as a full time technician. While in school, she worked at another local clinic to gain experience and insight into the industry. Heidi has two dogs, “Eva” and “Ralphie” and two cats “Peanut” and "Wally" who she enjoys spending time with. I like working at Oak Knoll because everyone is very caring and compassionate. I feel my career as a vet tech is very rewarding. At Oak Knoll, we are one big family so it makes working together a lot of fun.
Ashley - Certified Veterinary Technician
Ashley joined the Oak Knoll team in February 2014. She graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at the Minnesota School of Business in June 2016 and became certified shortly after. We are very happy to have Ashley on our team. She worked with us throughout her school and with what she learned there and the hands on experience she gained here, her transition to a full-time Certified Veterinary Technician has gone very smoothly. Ashley currently has one dog named, "Kabel" and a cat named “Kirra”.
"I enjoy working at Oak Knoll Animal Hospital because the staff is so encouraging in my efforts to be successful in school and at the clinic. I am so appreciative to be a part of this work family and contribute to the wonderful care that they provide for all the clients and their furry friends."
Brooke - Veterinary Technician
Brooke joined the Oak Knoll team in July 2016 . Brooke finished her schooling at Minnesota School of Business in the Veterinary Technology program in June. Previous to joining Oak Knoll, Brooke worked at the Humane Society in Buffalo as a Vet Tech and gained much needed experience. We are excited to have her on board!! Brooke has one very spoiled dog named “Wilson”.
“I like working at Oak Knoll because the clients take such good care of their pets and you can tell the animals are happy and loved. I also like working with such a caring and professional team”.
Kristen - Veterinary Assistant/Student
Kris joined the Oak Knoll team in March 2016. She is currently a student studying to be a Veterinary Technician at the MN School of Business. We are so glad to have her as part of our team! She works hard and does whatever she needs to do to help care for your pets. She also works at the Animal Humane Society to help perfect her technical skills while she is in college. Kris has 2 dogs, “Riley” and “Tank” and 1 cat “Dwight D. Eisen-meower”.
“I like working at Oak Knoll because I love being able to connect to the community through their animals and be able to help provide great care for their furry, four-legged family members.”