Our Team

Every member of the Mission team is dedicated to maintaining the human-pet bond, giving them a special sensitivity to financial challenges some families face in caring for their pets.  These professionals understand that our pets are important to us and deserve to be treated like cherished members of our family. 

Dr. Susan Miller

Dr. Susan Miller

Founder/Executive Director

Dr Susan is committed to offering quality veterinary care for all who seek it by
increasing access to the veterinary care for all pet owners. Dr. Susan purchased Mission
Animal Hospital in 2014 and converted the business organization to a nonprofit. She believes that, as a nonprofit, Mission can be as transparent as possible with our clients and community and a true community resource making the Twin Cities a better place to
live for people and pets.

Before Mission, during her time in private practice, Dr Susan was profoundly impacted by the number of people and families struggling to care for their beloved pets. Dr Susan
believes pet owners deserve to be able to take care of their pets and to be presented with options that work for them and their family. Client education and sound medical care
should always be offered alongside empathy, patience and respect – all of these are cornerstones to providing a good veterinary experience.

Dr. Susan's specific areas of interest include surgery, wellness and geriatric care. She is a University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine graduate. Dr. Susan highly
values continuing education and places a high priority on staying current with new
therapies, medications, and procedures. Dr. Susan volunteers with Worldvets, helping with surgical clinics in countries with limited veterinary care. She is also actively involved in the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine admissions process and travel grant selections. She enjoys mentoring veterinary students in all stages of their education.

When she has some spare time, Dr. Susan loves to travel, horseback ride, cook, walk her dogs, maintain her bird feeders, hike in the mountains and binge watch TV. She is a mom to twin boys and pack leader to 4 (sometimes 5) dogs.

Veterinary Staff

Dr. Kelsey

Dr. Kelsey

Hospital Director

Dr. Sonja

Dr. Sonja

Veterinarian

Dr. Hadley

Dr. Hadley

Board-Certified Surgeon

Dr. Ashley

Dr. Ashley

Veterinarian

Dr. Rachel

Dr. Rachel

Veterinarian

Dr. Illaina

Dr. Illaina

Veterinarian

Dr. Katherine

Dr. Katherine

Veterinarian

Dr. Alaina

Dr. Alaina

Veterinarian

Dr. Katy

Dr. Katy

Veterinarian

Dr. Charlotte

Dr. Charlotte

Veterinarian

Dr. Tara

Dr. Tara

Veterinarian

Dr. Maura

Dr. Maura

Veterinarian

Dr. Heatheranne

Dr. Heatheranne

Veterinarian

Dr. Losinski

Dr. Losinski

Board-Certified Surgeon

Dr. Jodie

Dr. Jodie

Veterinarian

Leadership Team

Dr. Susan Miller

Executive Director and Veterinarian

Christine Durand

Director of Development
christined@missionah.org

Dr. Kelsey

Hospital Director and Veterinarian

Kellie Lager

Human Resources Director

Management Team

Dr. Hadley

Advanced Surgery Practice Director & Board Certified Veterinary Surgeon

Stephanie Steinke

Veterinary Assistants' Manager

Dr. Katherine

Veterinarians' Manager & Veterinarian

Ashley Tradewell

Veterinary Technicians' Manager

Jennifer Gomez

Client Service Representatives' Manager

Tina Davenport

Advanced Surgery Practice Manager

Board of Directors

Alexis Barber

Taylor Bennett

David Boyce

Jordan Britt

PJ Halverson

Todd Lifson

Susan Miller, DVM

Tom Paulson

Kate Pexa

Oliver Phan

Beth Rausch, DVM

William Sternberg

David Stillman

Dan Washam