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6315 Minnetonka Blvd, St. Louis Park, MN 55416

Our Services

Our goal at Oak Knoll is simple; to make sure that your pet’s health is the best it can be. We do everything we can to ensure that happens in the hospital and at home. We will ensure that your pets receive the most current veterinary treatments available today, and we’ll provide you with the information you need to better care for your pets at home.

We offer many state of the art services right at the clinic, we partner with the local veterinarian specialty community when needed. Learn more about some of our services below

Cold Laser Therapy

laser therapyDoes your pet suffer from stiff, sore joints, or have a hotspot or other slow-healing wound?  Oak Knoll Animal Hospital is excited to offer a state-of-the-art treatment for reducing pain and inflammation, the cold laser.  Cold laser therapy uses a wavelength of light that penetrates deep tissues to reduce inflammation, to ease pain and promote healing.  It can also be used to manage more superficial inflammation in the skin, ears or gums.  Treatments are safe and painless.  So, whether your pet has painful joints or a hotspot, ask us today to see how this exciting technology might help. 

Wellness Care

The importance of wellness care cannot be overstated. Many ailments that affect your pet may not be noticed right away, and waiting until there is a problem will reduce the change of effective treatment. Because of this, when you bring your pet in to be vaccinated we will perform a full physical examination. Our doctors will assess heart, lungs, joint mobility, skin and coat condition. We will also discuss changes in your pet’s habits. We also ask that you bring a sample of your pet’s feces in with you to be examined for intestinal parasites at least once a year, and when diarrhea occurs.

If you have a senior pet (dogs over seven years old and cats over ten years old) we offer comprehensive blood panels that are specifically designed for older pets. Ask us about senior care when you make your appointment.


Our pets are adept at hiding illnesses and injuries they may have. Because of this, we use state of the art laboratory equipment to get an inside picture of what your pet isn’t showing on the outside. In our in-house laboratory, we perform tests on blood, urine and feces obtaining same day results. For tests that we don't run in house, we use a reference lab.

For our surgical patients, we perform on site blood work to check liver and kidney function before administering anesthesia.

Dental Care

Most people don’t realize the impact that an infected mouth has on their pet. Gingivitis and periodontal disease are even more common in pets than in people, but you wouldn’t necessarily know it from looking at them. The teeth we routinely see are the canines and incisors in the front of the mouth. These teeth may appear clean and healthy while the less visible molars may harbor infection. Infected teeth and gums can cause pockets to develop which can lead to tooth root abscesses. The bacteria can then spread, via the blood-stream, to other parts of the body. 

When your pet is brought in for a dental cleaning, the teeth will be cleaned with an ultrasonic scater that removes tartar and the bacteria. We will examine the gum-line and check for pockets that may have developed between the gum and teeth. We polish the teeth and apply a sealant to help prevent future dental disease. If there is significant decay or bone loss aroudn the roots, we surgically extract the affected teeth.

Digital X-Ray

OKAH is proud to offer digital radiography. This state of the art technology allows us to take and process x-ray images in house, in a matter of minutes. With improved speed and image quality, digital x-rays improve our ability to diagnose and treat critical patients quickly. It also allows us to forward images to specialists for second opinions, as needed.

Laser Surgery

We utilize a CO2 laser for many surgical procedures performed at the clinic. Advantages of using a CO2 laser include:

Less Pain: The laser seals nerve endings as it "cuts." As a result, your pet will experience less pain and be more comfortable post-operatively.

Less Bleeding: The laser seals small blood vessels during surgery. This speeds many procedures, reducing the time your pet needs to be under anesthesia which further reduces possible complications.

Less Swelling: Laser energy does not crush, tear or bruise tissue because the only thing that touches your pet is an invisible beam of light.

Reduced risk of infection: As the laser removes diseased tissue, it seals the skin and reduces the amount of bacteria present.

Quick return to normal activity: Healing is rapid and there is less post-operative discomfort to allow better healing.

Blood Glucose Monitoring

If you would like to monitor your cat or dogs blood glucose at home, please download this form, fill it out and email it back to Okahinfo@okah.net for a Dr’s review.

Click here to download the form

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.