Rochester Veterinary Team

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We hire talented, experienced and knowledgeable doctors, technicians and customer service representatives. All staff participates in extensive training and continual education, and many staff achieve advanced certifications.

Medical Staff

Penny Poole, Practice Manager is a graduate of Argosy University and joined AEVS in 2010. Her favorite part of working is seeing pets come in lateral recumbent and then going home walking and tail wagging. She has three beautiful daughters Kaycee, Samantha and Alexis, many dogs, cats and three horses. During her free time she enjoys painting.

Denise Hodge, DVM joined AEVS in 2008. Prior to relocating to Rochester, Dr. Hodge lived and practiced medicine in Chicago, IL. She graduated from the University of Illinois Veterinary Medical School and did her undergraduate work at Loyola University Chicago. Dr. Hodge has also received specialty training in both abdominal and cardiac ultrasound. Her primary work interests include Emergency and Critical Care medicine as well as Internal medicine. She enjoys hiking with her dog Brooks as well as biking, swimming and reading.

Grace Meyer, DVM joined the AEVS team in 2014. She graduated from University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. Following that, she completed a small animal rotating internship at VCA Alameda East Veterinary Hospital in Denver, CO (the home of the TV show Emergency Vets on Animal Planet!). Since then, she has been working as a general practice veterinarian as well as a part-time emergency veterinarian, until joining the Rochester team full-time in 2017. Her special interests include emergency and critical care and diagnostic imaging. Dr. Meyer lives in Minneapolis with her husband and their many pets (a golden retriever, 2 Ragdoll cats, a hamster, and two guinea pigs). She enjoys riding and showing her American Saddlebred horse, running, and biking.

Maddie Shaw, DVM joined the AEVS team in 2016. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed a rotating internship with an emphasis on emergency and critical care at the Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center in Richmond, Virginia. Dr. Shaw’s interests include emergency & critical care medicine along with surgery. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, playing volleyball and Frisbee golf, reading fantasy novels, and completing puzzles. She lives in Rochester with her boyfriend and two orange cats, Meeko and Juno.

Support Staff

MaryAnne O, CVT Tara P, CVT
Chrissy D, CVT, VTS (ECC) Ashley M, CVT
Alexa S, CVT Jenna W, CVT
Emily H, CVT Susie O, CVT
Courtney B, CVT Taylor S, CVT
Laycee H, CVT Andrew G, CVT
Amanda D, CSR