Meet the friendly staff at Excelsior Animal Hospital!


The Doctors

  • 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

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    Stephanie Ray, CVT
    Hospital Administrator

    Bio to come.

TECHNICIANS AND ASSISTANTS

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    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. 

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    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. 

  • Mary S.
    Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist

    Bio to come.

CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVES

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    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. 

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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