I am very happy with my first experience at St. Paul Pet Hospital. I was referred by Erics wife & Terry H.

Leah T


I appreciate the extra advice we received from the doctor. We are moving to Denver soon and had questions regarding our dog’s breed and restrictions out there. The doctor was very helpful and gave us someone to contact out there for further help. I hope we find a vet office out there as good as your guys!

Holly H


I am from St. Paul and I found this place due to the location to me. However, even if I move away I will continue to come to St. Paul’s Pet hospital. Everytime I go I feel respected and I know I will be treated fairly. Not to mention they take care of my cats in a way that puts me at ease. I even recommended a friend to the place and got the same feedback from him.

– Peyton S.


This was our second visit to the clinic and our first with Dr. Inkpen. She was excellent – friendly, engaging, a good listener, and above all treated Bacon well. We recommend her!

– Alanna M.


We have taken our cat to St. Paul Pet Hospital for many years. When we moved to NYC 3 years ago, we were unable to find another vet clinic that met the same standards and care as St. Paul Pet. Because of this we have continued to bring our cat to St. Paul Pet when we are back in MN visiting. It is well worth it to know that we are receiving the best possible care for an affordable price. Dr. Eric is, without a doubt, the best vet we have worked with and we hope to continue to work with him for many years to come.

– Mara S.


I felt that Dr. Eric answered all my questions and offered all necessary information on vaccines and general care. He provided background information and details. I never felt rushed.

– Carol M.


“My daughter referred me a few years ago when I had a beloved cat who needed compassionate transition, I have NEVER experienced before the level of compassion we received. Since then you have saved another feline friend and the primary care for my dog Honey. Your puppy wellness plan saved my bank account and you all have helped her get and stay happy and healthy. I LOVE YOU GUYS and recommend you to everyone I know.”

– Charity D.


“Very welcoming and friendly.”

– Mark F.


“We love St. Paul pet hospital!”

– Marjorie O. 


“We love coming to see Paul pet hospital because of the care that are pets receive. I could not imagine going to any other Clinic. We are very thankful for being able to go to such an amazing facility. The doctors are amazing as is the staff!!!”

– Nicky E. 


“St. Paul Vet is amazing. The office/vet staff are caring and obviously love animals. I recommend Melinda to everyone looking for a great caring vet!”

– Christie Z.


“Location was the initial draw of coming to your practice. We are new to the area and needed a vet for our puppy. Now I can’t imagine going somewhere else. The staff is so kind and everyone was so helpful in every way. By the time left I had a great knowledge about my dog’s health, what she needed in the future, and just how spoiled she can possibly be by people who just met her. Thanks again everyone!”

– Audrey T.


“I’m really pleased that I chose St. Paul Pet Hospital for Edison. The care and attention Eddy received from all of the staff was wonderful. Eddy was anxious when we arrived and Leah made him feel at ease. Megan and Dr. Hayley were both thorough and caring with him. Megan explained the wellness packages and payment options thoroughly and honestly. When our appointment was over Edison didn’t want to leave!”

– Carley B.


“Ono loves coming to the Vet and everyone takes great care of her! The staff is friendly and very helpful. ”

– Anonymous


“I live in Irvine Park, very near downtown, and first came to St. Paul Vet because it was close. Continued bringing my cat because I am comfortable with this clinic and its vets and staff.”

-Rita W.


“We originally chose to go to St. Paul Pet Hospital because it was close in relation to where we live, but now we cannot think about going anywhere else! The staff from Peter at the front desk to Dr. Melinda and Dr. Hayley have been nothing short of amazing. They offer such thorough descriptions and always have the best answer if I do have any questions. Even when our little kitty Ed has been a *tad* bit uncooperative, they know exactly how to calm him down and make it both comfortable for him and themselves. You can tell everyone is trained efficiently as everyone on staff can answer any questions that we may have. We will continue coming here even if we move out of the St. Paul area because of the family-like atmosphere they have created. We wouldn’t trust anyone else with our little fur baby!”

-Ariana J.


“I just moved to the area from Portland Maine and it’s such a pleasure to find a great vet clinic in my new city. Thank you!”

– Erin V.


“I am very grateful to have found you! I feel like my pup in finally in good, competent hands. Thank you.”

– Gretchen T.


“Thank you so much for the compassionate, thorough and professional care. We couldn’t be happier.”

– Melissa K.


“Great clinic. I transferred her to this clinic because I recently moved to St. Paul. The most professional clinic I’ve ever been in.”

– Kelly S.


“We moved back to the metro area this past fall and, after a quick search on Yelp, found that the St. Paul Pet Hospital was both close to home and came with some amazing reviews. After our first visit with Dr. Hayley we were certainly impressed and happy to have found a vet home. Thank you!”

– Amanda W.


“I have heard so many great things about the clinic and am so thrilled to be part of it! Both of our pets – Finn, a dog & Ru our cat – have had the best of care and did very well in their early appts! The team is so kind and loving to both me and the pets. Thanks. Big thanks to Dr. Hayley!”

– The Brenengen Family


“Our young Pitbulls are prone to skin issues and Dr. Melinda is a wizard regarding such conditions. We’re forever grateful for the expertise and care that St. Paul Pet Hospital provides. Thank you for being amazing!”

– Ty B.


“Excellent new puppy first visit. Many questions answered throughly and patiently.”

– Shari D.


“I brought my two girls in with me to the consultation (4 yr old and 3 yr old) and the staff was very patient/ welcoming of them. In fact, the technician gave them a welcome bag with plush puppy toys / which they just love! This was so unexpected and such a nice gesture that I was immediately satisfied with my decision to choose St. Paul Pet Hospital. This was our first appointment with the practice. Thank you!”

– Michael O.


“We had a great experience! The reviews we read online prior to our visit definitely lived up to their expectations!”

– Chelsey T.


“Over the years our cat been a lot of trouble and finding a vet that was able to get to know him and us has made all the difference in our ability to care for him. The staff has always been friendly, caring, and accommodating. Dr. Melinda has been amazing. In all honesty, without the care of St. Paul Pet Hospital we aren’t sure our kitty would have made it through these last years.”

– Katriona M.


“I wish my own Dr called me 48 hours after my appointment to see how I was doing! Super impressed with that!”

– Emily J.


“Although we live in the Highland area, we have chosen your practice due to the “fine details” the Drs. & entire Team offer me & my cats. Keep up the Great work!”

– Diane S.


“I drive all the way from Blaine. But because of the care that Ruby receives from everyone in the office, I don’t mind the drive at all!”

– Kathi H.


“The best clinic around! Came to meet them when my dog was attacked and he needed to be stitched up emergently! Dr. Eric was incredible and I transferred all my pet care needs to them! I’m beyond thrilled with the compassion and knowledge of the whole team. Everyone is so friendly and always willing to teach! Everyone loves on my dogs and my dogs LOVE going there. Would HIGHLY recommend this clinic. :)”

– Danielle M.


“We tried to go somewhere closer-purely in the name of convenience. Sometimes convenient isn’t best. The quality of care at St Paul Pet Hospital is worth a little bit of a trip. You guys are the best! Thanks for caring for our babies.”

– Monica K.


“We couldn’t be happier with your service. You’re close, priced appropriately, cheerful staff and surrounding. Keep up the good work.”

– Gene N.


“Always comfortable taking my pets here for above average care.”

– Whitney S.


“I have never had a vet practice that I felt cared so much about my dogs – and myself – as you guys do. Also, you have been great to call back when I have questions, and work with me for solutions to dubious situations, even if those solutions don’t involve coming into the clinic. I so, so appreciate this. You take the time to chat and (at least seem to) appreciate inevitable, endless “my pet did/does this amazing and probably totally unexceptional thing” with grace.”

– Mary K.


“We have used you for multiple pets and really appreciate all the accommodations you make in an attempt to reduce stress on the animals. The home visits are such a relief when dealing with pets who are stressed by travel. From facility to quality care and friendly staff, having St. Paul Pet Hospital in the neighborhood is greatly valued.”

– Nancy C.


“I’ve never felt more comfortable and taken care of. I didn’t know what to expect, as Archie is my first pet, and everything was explained thoroughly and I left feeling like I have a wonderful place where he will always be taken care of. Thank you!”

– Riley W.


“Very happy with the service we received from the whole team”

– Stephanie G. 


“Our friends Nikki and Connor A. referred us to you, they love the Yappy hour and said they were extremely satisfied with your service. We are so grateful we established ourselves with you. Only a few days after our first visit, Bennie was bit by a dog with food aggression. We rushed him over and everyone on the staff was incredible in treating him (and my very distraught self). They were quick with care and Bennie has already bounced back to his adorable puppy self. Thank you to everyone at the Saint Paul Pet Hospital!”

– Lauren G. 


“Even though we live in Inver Grove Heights, we drive to St. Paul to see Dr. Melinda. Our daughter thought everyone at the clinic was so wonderful and caring, and based on her recommendation, we decided to give them a try. She was absolutely right! We have been so thankful for the very personal, kind and expert professional care our rescue puppy has been given over the last year. He is happy and healthy. Their Capital Program allows us to pay a set fee monthly for Loki’s general needs and it really helps our budget. We wouldn’t consider taking him anywhere else! And Doctor Melinda is just the best.”

– Anne F. 


“Really I am very satisfied with the level of care here. Even though I have much closer pet clinics to my new home I appreciate the quality and care of this practice, which keeps me driving back.”

– Douglas W. 


“This was our first visit with our puppy. We felt comfortable asking questions and our puppy loved the vet. We were also happy with the focus on preventive care and signed up for the wellness plan.”

–  Ellie D.


“Love this vet practice. Staff is friendly and welcoming. Vets are great with my cat and dog. Will definitely be coming here for years to come.”

– Anonymous 


“I truly appreciate no matter how small the problem my dog may be having (because it often feels huge to me) is treated with great care and respect. My dogs are very important to our family and clearly to the people who care for my animals as well. I trust the service my animals receive very much.”

– Anthony M.


“I came in with all 3 of my pets at once, unsure of how well that would work. It was great! Each one got the attention and care needed and during checkout the staff (I am horrible at remembering names) helped walk me through the pet care plans and deciding which one would be the right fit for each animal. Two of the staff members even came out to my car when we realized I had taken my 2 dogs out there before they had a chance to scan their I d chips! It was very nice of them! Thanks again!!”

– Leah R.


“Friendly staff and very helpful.”

– Anonymous


“Thank you for your care for tess. Steven and I know all three of our pets get the best care from all of you. We are so glad we met Dr. Ruhland at the High Bridge dog park opening those few years ago. Also, Dr. Lechler couldn’t have been a better choice to partner with. Courtney, Kassie, Aubrey, Joe, and all the staff (many of whom I’m blanking on names) are talented, caring and so pleasant. Ya’ll very much present yourselves as a cohesive, happy, team. That is equally important to me as the quality of care. I don’t want un satisfied staff bringing negativity to my pet or me during our visits. and it gives me confidence that the hospital is run by caring management.”

– Amanda G.


“This post is long overdue, we tried various vet clinics in the twin cities finding none genuine, truly caring and comfortable. Our senior cat hated going to the vet and unfortunately we needed to see someone in June 2013. We were so very fortunate we tried St Paul Pet Hospital for this visit. The visit started one of the worst weeks of our lives but we really consider it a blessing that we chose this pet hospital and met Dr. Hartman. Dr. Hartman is frankly the best vet we have ever seen. She patient, kind, and genuinely cares for the animals she treats and the people who love them. Everyone who works at the clinic is amazing and the services offered make the hardest of decisions easier because such great people are really there to help. Thank you to St. Paul Pet Clinic. You really did help during a terrible time. We will recommend this clinic to anyone.”  Kathryn C.


“Dr. Eric is amazing, he always around to help whenever we need. I honestly couldn’t ask for a better vet!!!!”  Luke D.


“This is the best pet care, veterinarians and staff I’ve had the pleasure to use and I’ve owned animals of all sizes my whole life. Kudos to Saint Paul Pet Hospital!”  Rachel D.


“On July 3rd of 2013 we made the difficult decision to euthanize our 15-year-old Greyhound Bryn, who had been sick for over a year.  He had spent the previous night crying through the night for the first time.  We knew it was time.  Early in the morning we found St. Paul Pet Hospital online, called, and you were at our home in less than an hour.  We appreciated your promptness because we didn’t want our dog to feel anymore pain.  It was nice of you to wait in our gardens while we said goodbye to our boy.  Dr. Eric personally delivered Bryn’s cremated remains to our home when he was unable to reach us by telephone, which we appreciated very much.  Thank you for your kind and compassionate service during a really difficult time for our family.”  Tim R.


“Dr. Eric and St. Paul Pet was came highly recommended from a friend of mine. After my first visit, I just knew I would NEVER, EVER go to another vet again. St. Paul Pet will be our vet so long as I have animals to take there. They treat my fur babies like family. We are not a number, we have names and they always make us feel like we are important!” Kelly D.


“I recently moved into Saint Paul and today was my cat’s first visit to the St. Paul Pet Hospital. I was very pleased with the friendly, helpful, caring and intelligent staff.”  Sherri F.


“Dr. Eric has done wonders for Sally the Pug! She had an eye tuck so her lashes don’t graze her eyes any more and she is so much less itchy since being treated by him! Yea!!”  Jen R.


“I am in love with this clinic. They go above and beyond, including home visits when your boxer punches through a window. Amazing”  Becky M.



“I love Saint Paul Pet Hospital and continue to recommend it! I first met Dr. Ruhland in Hastings about five years ago and was so excited when he decided to open his own clinic. I live in Minnetonka but don’t mind the drive because my dogs are so well taken care of there! Wouldn’t go anywhere else. Thank you to the staff today for taking care of a nasty parasite that was imbedded in my 11 month old, Faith’s foot ick! So glad she’s better, you guys really go a great job! Thank you :)”  Kaitlyn M.



“From the facility, to the staff and the vets, St. Paul Pet Hospital gets 5 stars from me.  Dr. Eric is friendly, knowledgeable, and caring. Their vet techs are great, they seem to enjoy working together(which is always a good thing!). Best money I’ve ever spent. Their care plans blow the competition out of the water. If you aren’t convinced, stop by and say hello. You’ll see what we all are talking about!”  Betheny A.



“When I started looking at vet clinics, I went to a few different places before I settled on this one. Dr. Ruhland and the vet techs provide phenomenal customer service, but even better care to pets- which is what really counts. After going to another nearby pet hospital in a crunch, I am out ~$250 and a misdiagnosis on a serious infection.Thankfully, Dr. Ruhland caught the other pet hospital’s error. I will hopefully never have to go anywhere else for the foreseeable future. Dr. Ruhland is happy to explain exactly what is going on, and make you feel comfortable with the next steps to take in the case of an illness. Also, they have a few different types of wellness plans which, for a fee every month, is a bargain on vaccinations, general exams, etc. I would highly recommend the St. Paul Pet Hospital to anyone.” Amanda



“Before now, I’ve never been compelled to gush or gripe to total strangers about a customer experience anywhere. But the care my family and our pets have received from St. Paul Pet Hospital, especially in the past week, has restored my faith in the compassion of my fellow man and that, I’ve decided, is worth a solid yelp review at the very least.  This story sums it up. Like most of you, the animals in our house are members of the family and when one of them was diagnosed with cancer and given only a few months to live we were crushed. Through exceptional veterinary care and lots of love, our 14-year-old black lab named Al gave us more than a year of happy life after that diagnosis. Last week, when the time came to let our old boy go, the loving staff at St. Paul Pet Hospital went above and beyond to show their compassion in what for many of us amounts to saying goodbye to a member of the family. They were accommodating in every detail, including setting up a speaker phone in the room so an out-of-town daughter could say goodbye and be with Al and our family as he passed. The passing was peaceful as Al made a gentlemen’s exit  full of dignity, surrounded by love and tears from both family and staff alike. The next morning we woke with that familiar emptiness left by the loss of a pet only to find a beautiful bouquet of flowers with a card that read “Great dogs are hard to find and even harder to forget,” signed with care from, you guessed it, our incredible vet (see pic). That particular gesture of kindness and class is why I’m writing this. You don’t find this dedication to customer care much anymore but over at St. Paul Pet Hospital it is alive and well. We have found our vet for life and can not thank them enough”  –Hannah Z.



“St. Paul Pet was by far the nicest vet clinic I’ve ever been to. From the moment you walk in, you are met with a friendly greeting. The reception area is cozy and inviting. And the staff are wonderful, friendly and knowledgeable (and very patient with a first time owner’s questions!). I can’t recommend them highly enough. Terrific experience!” Stacey G.



” Living in the area, I often walked our dog, Maxwell, by what is now the St. Paul Pet Hospital. Little did I know how convenient I’d find it when we needed veterinary services. Our first visit to see Dr. Eric was for a teeth cleaning, Maxwell’s snaggletooth never looked so shiny and affordable. The second was an unexpected trip when Maxwell began having coughing issues. I scheduled an appointment for the following morning, but after growing concerned, called to see if I couldn’t come in sooner. Sure enough they found the time and were able to squeeze him in at the end of the day. Their expertise and candor left me reassured that our dog was going to be okay. Evident by him peacefully chilling out on the couch without his cough or getting sick all over the house.” –Jake G.



“Dr. Eric & Staff were beyond professional & caring. 5 Stars for service!  I’ve found our new vet!” – Blaine K.



“As visitors to the Twin Cities, we were lucky enough to stumble onto the St. Paul Pet Hospital when we needed a vet to certify our dog, Tuke, to take a plane trip home. What a fantastic experience! Dr. Eric and the entire office staff were so friendly, professional, and easy to trust with a beloved pet. And the office is beautiful! Unfortunately, we needed to bring Tuke back to the office after hours that very same night when he was hit by a car. Dr. Eric was already waiting at the office when we arrived, and once again, they made the entire ordeal as easy on everyone, especially Tuke, as was possible. We’re so grateful to St. Paul Pet Hospital for the expertise, genuine care, and concern with which they treated Tuke. We have definitely found a local veterinarian for anytime we visit MN. Thank you!” – Erin



“Dr. Eric pulled my old cat’s infected tooth and gave me a “new” cat. He, cat not the vet, eats and has bursts of energy he hasn’t had. LOVE St.Paul Pet Hospital” –  Joan



“Dr. Ruhland is one the nicest vets I have ever met. His love of animals and compassion is unmatched by any vet I have ever seen before. He made sure that when my Tallulah got sick and was ready for the Rainbow Bridge that I was ok and comforted both me and her. He went out of his way to help my brother with his black lab Bob, when he needed him the most. I recommend him to anyone who has pets, whether they have a vet or are looking for one. He remembers his clients which is wonderful in this day and age.” – Sarah



“Dr. Ruhland of St. Paul Pet Hospital has been my vet for the past year and my husband and I feel so lucky to have found him. He will ALWAYS be our vet! We had to put our trusty old yellow lab to sleep in September and Dr. Ruhland gently talked us through the whole process. He was so respectful and knowledgeable during our time of grief. Thank you St. Paul Pet Hospital.” – Crystal



“Dr. Eric helped our family with the adoption of our westie, Tucker. Since then, Tucker has been the recipient of Dr. Eric’s care and we are grateful for his expertise. From advice to routine behavior, to diet, preventive medicine, and surgery — Dr. Eric is caring, compassionate, and always willing to listen and help! Thank you Dr. Eric!!” – Tina 



“Dr. Eric is a kind, compassionate and very knowledgable. I recommend his services 100%” – Dave 



“Dr. Eric was the first man that my whippet Bombay ever trusted. She had a tough history as a rescue dog. His patience and kindness have given her a whole new attitude towards men.” – Mya



“I am very particular about the care my three cats receive as well as who delivers that care. I trust Dr. Ruhland and know he will always do what is best for them. I appreciate that he takes the time to discuss all of my questions and concerns during my visit. Also, the wellness plans are a great way to help keep the care affordable for my cats and dog! Thanks St. Paul Pet!”  – Danielle 



We just wanted to let Dr. Eric know he will always be our favorite vet! Thank you for the many years of care! Love Lexie Svoboda and R.I.P. our beloved Cody…we couldn’t have made it through his loss without you!”   – Natalie



“I cannot thank you all enough. Zoe has hated her vet visits since she was two years old. Today, you did such a great job making her feel at home. You have a customer for life. Thanks again!” – Cory


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