Meet the friendly staff at Excelsior Animal Hospital!


The Doctors

  • Patty
    Patricia Keyes, DVM and Practice Owner
    Veterinarian and Practice Owner

    Dr. Keyes is a 1990 graduate of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine and has been owner of the hospital since 1995. She enjoys the relationships she has formed over the years with her clients and their pets through the practice of general medicine, surgery, and dentistry. She especially enjoys working with her feline patients and their needs. She resides in Excelsior with her daughters, two cats, and a “Frank” (shih tzu/poodle). When not working, she enjoys spending time in sunny Arizona or volunteering her time through her church or mission work in Haiti.

  • Marianne
    Marianne Kohler DVM
    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Kohler graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in animal science and entomology before graduating from St. George’s University in 2008. Dr. Martin has a special interest in dermatology, internal medicine and surgery. She has two miniature pinschers named Tamara (a rescue) and Grasshopper (a rescue). Outside of work, she likes spending time with her pets, with traveling and fishing. She enjoys being an advocate for any animal’s health. The most rewarding part of her job is being able to transform a sick pet back to a happy, healthy pet.

  • Heather Ballard, DVM
    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Ballard joined the Excelsior Animal Hospital team on 2019 after moving to Minnesota from Arizona with her family in 2018. They are definitely enjoying all of the seasons in Minnesota, rather than just hot, really hot, and warm. She graduated from the University of Arizona a long time ago with a degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology. After undergrad, she went to Kansas-and in keeping with the Wildcat tradition, she received her DVM from Kansas State University in 2004. After veterinary school, she returned to Arizona and started working with primarily cats and dogs in daytime and emergency practice. She is interested in internal medicine and emergency medicine. When she isn’t working, she is busy with her family: 10 year old twins, a middle schooler and high schooler, plus 2 dogs, 2 cats, a rabbit, gecko, and fish! Her favorite past times include: reading the daily paper, anything outdoors (running, biking, hiking) and keeping up on all of the scary HBO and Netflix shows. 

MANAGEMENT

  • Jessy
    Jessy H.,CVT
    Practice Manager

    Jessy graduated from the Medical Institute of Minnesota in 1997 with a A.A.S degree in Veterinary Technology, she has work as a CVT with Dr Patricia Keyes for 23 years and is the Hospital Manager of Excelsior Animal Hospital. Her special interests include client education, nutrition, and animal behavior. In her spare time she enjoys reading, cheering on and coaching her daughter in her activities, and spending time with her family (both the people and animals). She lives with her husband, daughter, 5 cats (Alaska, Montana, California, Rico, and Sconi) 1 dog (Zeke).

  • Jazmin
    Jazmin B.
    Office Manager

    Jazmin joined the team at Excelsior Animal Hospital in April of 2014. She immediately fell in love with the Excelsior community and it was not long before she decided this was where she wanted to live. Originally from Hopkins, MN, Jazmin currently resides in Excelsior with her dog and two cats. In her spare time, Jazmin enjoys kayaking, biking, and spending time with friends. Working with and caring for animals has always been a passion of Jazmin’s and she is thrilled to be doing it with such an amazing team! 

TECHNICIANS AND ASSISTANTS

  • jessica
    Jessica W.
    Veterinary Assistant

    Jessica joined the team in June of 2015 and is currently taking online classes for Veterinary Technician. She also has an eager mind to learn and further her career in the veterinarian field while working here. In her spare time she enjoys being outdoors and spending quality time with her family and friends. She is originally from Waconia but now resides in Shakopee with her fiancé, their 2 cats, Stanley and Elmer, and their yellow lab Lucy. 

  • emily
    Emily S.
    Veterinary Assistant

    Emily became a part of our team in May of 2020 after 2 years of working as a veterinary assistant. She was previously a professional dog groomer and then changed her career to explore the veterinary field. Her excitement for this field has inspired her to consider going back to school to further her education.  She is previously from Washington but quickly fell in love with Minnesota and resides in Mound with her 4 dogs and 2 cats. In her spare time, she enjoys being out on the lake and doing anything outdoors but is mostly busy showing her 3 Newfoundland's in conformation and competing with her 2 barrel horses. 

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    Stephanie R.
    Veterinary Technician

    Bio to come.

  • Mary S.
    Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist

    Bio to come.

CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVES

  • Kaitlyn
    Kaitlyn N.
    Customer Service Representative

    Kaitlyn became a part of our team in October of 2019. She graduated from UW-Stout in 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies. She has always had a love of animals but it grew when she went to school and learned more about animal assisted therapy and the way the can impact our lives. She has gained all her animal experience through working at dog daycares, a humane society and a vet clinic. She is currently located in the St. Bonifacius area and in her free time, she enjoys relaxing with her cat, Olive, visiting with friends and family (pre-covid), and spending time in nature. 

  • marge
    Marge L.
    Customer Service Representative

    Marge graduated from Hennepin Technical College with an associate degree in Sales Management. She grew up in Southern Minnesota on a Holstein Dairy Farm. Working and caring for animals has always been in her blood. In her spare time, she likes to gather with family and friends, and play with her new puppy, Piper. 

  • Stephanie L.
    Kennel Attendant

    Our kennel attendant, Stephanie, started here within the past year and has been such a wonderful addition to our team! She has always had a love for animals and knew she wanted to work with them. She started out with pet sitting and continues to do animal boarding and sitting jobs. She currently lives in Minneapolis with her husband, her two dogs Anduin and Zero, her kitten Nyx, 6 tarantulas, 7 geckos, and 2 snakes. In her free time, she enjoys drawing, video games, seeing her friends

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Tuesday

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Wednesday

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Thursday

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Friday

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

Monday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

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