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6315 Minnetonka Blvd, St. Louis Park, MN 55416

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Welcome to Oak Knoll Animal Hospital

Oak Knoll Animal Hospital has been a St. Louis Park landmark for more than 30 years. One thing that has remained constant during that time is the overwhelming spirit of compassionate care that's a part of everything we do.

The medical staff at Oak Knoll is trained to practice the most current treatments available in veterinary medicine today. And they do it all with the same level of care that Oak Knoll Animal Hospital has always been known for.

From routine wellness exams to complex laser surgery, Oak Knoll Animal Hospital is still St. Louis Park's best choice for state of the art medical care combined with friendly, compassionate service.

We look forward to proving that to you!


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We are now offering ProHeart12, an injectable Heartworm Preventative.  Please call us for more information. 


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Beat the Heat - Summertime Pet Safety Tips


Never leave your pet alone in the car.  Even with the car running and the air conditioner on, temperatures inside a vehicle can rise rapidly to dangerous levels.  On an 85°degree day, with the windows opened slightly, the temperature in the car can reach 102° in 10 minutes and 120° in 30 minutes. When in doubt, leave your pet at home.

Exercise during cooler hours. Pets may be eager to be outside during the summer, but its important to pay attention to temperature and humidity levels. Exercise your pet when temperatures are cooler, such as in the early morning or evening hours, especially if they are overweight or flat-faced.  Also remember, if the asphalt is too hot for your bare feet, it’s too hot for their paws, so encourage them to walk on grass if possible.

Protect against external parasites. Fleas, ticks, and heartworms (transmitted by mosquitoes) are out in force during the summer months.  Protect your pet year-round with preventative medicine as prescribed by your veterinarian.


Gnat Bites


Many dog owners are noticing small (less than 1 inch diameter), bullseye patterned marks on the underside of their dog. These marks are often caused by a species of gnat that emerges from the grass and bites the dog. The bites cause a bullseye mark that many confuse with a bullseye rash caused by the Lyme disease bacteria. It is important to note that dogs do not develop a bullseye rash with Lyme disease exposure, only people do. 


The Realities of Heartworm Disease


Heartworm disease is found in many areas of the world, including the United States. It is a serious disease that can be fatal, even with treatment. It is caused by worms that can grow up to a foot long, and live in the heart, lungs, and associated blood vessels of affected animals.


Important Notice:

The numbers of ticks and tick transmitted diseases are on the rise in Minnesota and throughout the U.S. The SNAP 4DX test allows our staff to perform your dog's annual heartworm test as well as screen for exposure to 3 of the more common tick borne diseases in MN - Lyme, Anaplasma and Ehrillichia. Oak Knoll has offered this test for many years in lieu of a standard heartworm test, and many clients have taken advantage of this more comprehensive care option. Now we have been able to procure better pricing on this test and are excited to announce that in 2019 we are using this test exclusively for our annual heartworm testing. Those clients who have already been taking advantage of the test will be pleased at its lower cost. For those new to the test, take comfort in knowing we are providing optimal medical care for your dog. Please don't hesitate to call with any questions. We look forward to keeping your pets healthy in 2019 and beyond!


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What Our Clients Say


    I really like how you are open past 5pm. I work 7am-5pm. So the main reason I come was location, hours & reviews on Yelp.com. I did review you on that website saying how happy I am with the service I received. What I loved the most is even though my cat needed surgery, I said I only have this amount of money and you listened to my request. I appreciate that and the extra mile your staff went. I have honestly never been happier with a vet clinic. I will highly recommend this place.

  • ...They understand my crazy, pleaseseelucythisminute frantic calls. They treat her so well, coo at her just like I do, and make me feel comfortable leaving her for her various stomach pumps, surgery's, teeth cleanings and shots. The prices are reasonable and the staff is amazing!


    Amy C., Minneapolis 
  • I'm so grateful you were able to fit me in immediately. The situation would have only deteriorated if we'd had to wait. You have set up an extremely pet-centric business model. I hope it's successful so you can continue to offer this kind of exceptional care. P.S., results were immediate for us and I have my doggy back


    Christine Hartman 
  • "This is a long overdue thank you to the dedicated and caring staff at Oak Knoll Animal Hospital, who have treated our 2 dear miniature schnauzers, who are now waiting for us at the Rainbow Bridge, and currently our little rescue girl, a Yorkshire Terrier - Pomeranian mix. In particular, we’d like to acknowledge Dr. Smith, a veterinarian who offers the right combination of professional expertise, honest opinions, and compassion. In August 2013 we were on vacation in British Columbia when we received a call from our son that our sweet miniature schnauzer was having seizures. Throughout the next couple of days, until we could get home, Dr. Smith was in constant contact with us by phone, and even drove our little girl to a 24 hour emergency veterinary center, going above and beyond his responsibilities. We are grateful to Dr. Smith and the Oak Knoll staff, and will continue to put our trust of our beloved furry family members in their hands."


    Jean and Lynn Peterson
  • Wow! So kind and genuine, we could tell that your staff loves their work! We were also pleasantly surprised at how reasonable prices were; it's clear that you keep health for pets affordable


  • I really appreciated being able to get an appointment right away. The doctor was very friendly, helped me understand the issues, and was great with my cat.