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Allison Gedstad

Allison began working as a Veterinary Assistant at St. Francis Animal & Bird Hospital following her junior year at Roseville Area High School. She is currently an undergraduate student pursuing her Bachelor of Science (BS) degree at the University of Minnesota. She is a dedicated student and hopes to pursue her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree in the future.

Allison has enjoyed learning about veterinary medicine and loves working with the animals every day at the clinic. Outside of work, Allison spends her free time running, reading, fostering dogs, and of course, playing with her dog, Roxy.

Katarina Ziegler

Katarina joined St. Francis Animal & Bird Hospital as a Veterinary Assistant in the summer of 2012. She graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior with a minor in Anthropology. In the future, she plans to continue her education and earn her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree.

In addition to her role at St. Francis, she enjoys working as a dog trainer and has a special interest in animal behavior. She lives in Minneapolis with her energetic dog, Arrow, and two playful ferrets, Wally and Liesel. Outside of the clinic, she enjoys spending time outdoors, reading, and traveling.

Hannah Hodnefield

Hannah joined St Francis Animal & Bird Hospital as a Veterinary Assistant in the summer of 2014. In the spring of 2015, she graduated from the University of Northwestern St. Paul with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. She will be working towards her degree as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) at Iowa State University as part of the graduating class of 2021.

When she is not working, she enjoys reading, being outdoors, and spending time with friends, boyfriend, and family, which includes a Holland Lop rabbit named Humphrey.

Audrey Ruddy

Audrey joined St. Francis in 2014 as a Veterinary Assistant. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Biological Sciences. She has been accepted to the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine where she will earn her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree (Class of 2021).

Outside of work, she enjoys being outdoors, exploring the many breweries the Twin Cities have to offer, and spending time with family and friends, which of course includes her rats, her cat, Stormy, and niece and nephew dogs, Ellie and Finnley.

Ellyn Harris

Ellyn began working at St. Francis Animal & Bird Hospital in February of 2015 as a Veterinary Assistant. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2016 and has been accepted to the Ross University College of Veterinary Medicine where she will earn her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree (Class of 2021).

Outside of work, she enjoys showing her Arabian horses, Andy and Diddy, spending time with her mini Australian Shepherd, Chase, reading, and traveling.

Rebecca Harnack

Becca joined St. Francis Animal and Bird Hospital in 2016 as a Veterinary Assistant. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Animal Science with an Equine Management emphasis. While pursuing her undergraduate degree, she managed the University climbing wall, was president of the rock climbing club, and spent time as a wrangler in Glacier and Rocky Mountain National Parks. In the future, she plans to pursue a degree in Radiologic Technology.

Becca spends most of her time outside of work exploring with her Australian Cattle Dog, Kai. She is also passionate about travel, horseback riding, rock climbing, mountain biking, and yoga. On a down day, she prefers to be reading a good book, curled up with her three-legged cat, Grim.

Isaac Secor

Isaac joined the St. Francis team in the summer of 2016 and he is part of the University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2019.

Isaac’s pets include a cat, two dogs, three sheep, 40-some hens, and roughly 50,000 bees. Outside of work he enjoys school, running, practicing piano, eating breakfast, watching the Vikings, and playing cribbage.