Dr. Michelle Beck
D.V.M. & Owner

Hi, I am Dr. Michelle Beck and the owner of P.A.W.S. Pet Hospital. I have been practicing veterinary medicine in the Twin Cities since graduating Veterinary School from the University of Missouri in 1995. I have truly enjoyed all that veterinary medicine has had to offer and have been so glad to have started this practice in this community that has become my home. Being a veterinarian was always my life’s dream, and to do what you love is a real treat.

It was my goal in starting this hospital, to provide a place where clients and their four-legged family members would feel at home, confident that they were being cared for in a manner that was on par with the best medical care any of us would expect. It was also important to provide the team members delivering service an environment where they feel confident that their service and skills are the best, appreciated, and that they are supported and promoted in their crucial roles in the care of pets and their families. In doing so, this has helped to accomplish the mission of helping our clients enjoy the benefits of a long, healthy and active relationship with their pets. What I had not expected was how amazing the relationships we have formed would be, and the extent of the feeling of family and support among all of you who have become part of the P.A.W.S. Family.

The past six years have been amazing, and have seen such change and growth. We have seen new faces with client and business growth, as well as seen some leave. The support that has been shown to us, we have tried to return, with expansion of service for urgent care for our area. This has been a new venture that I am very proud of, and have felt so good for being able to service as a need in the community. When you are scared with a pet that is sick, or had something scary happen, it has been amazing to see the impact we can have in being there to help.

While I spend a lot of time here, which I do love, I also enjoy my down time with my husband Matt and our two huskies, Amarok and Czar Nicholas. We all got into snow shoeing this winter, which the dogs loved!!! I started curling this year as well with the Cairn Lassies, which was a lot of fun, making the winter try to go by a bit quicker. With having a good team around me, I have tried getting back into some cooking, and look forward to helping Matt with the building of a “kit” car. We also had some time for traveling, which we love to do.

Kristen Nadeau
Practice Manager

Hi there, my name is Kristen – I graduated from the Medical Institute of Minnesota with an associate degree in Veterinary Technology in Dec 1995. I had practiced as a tech for about 10 years before I started a different venture in my career and decided to go back to school to obtain my Bachelors’ degree in Business, which I obtained from Concordia St. Paul in May of 2015. My love for animals came calling again in 2013 when I was on the look-out for a new position. I worked for a veterinary practice as the office manager from August 2013, until I came to work for P.A.W.S. in August of 2016.

I have known Dr. Beck since I was just out of tech school way back in 1995, and we always said we’d love to work together, when and if she had her own clinic. Once I found out that she had her own practice, I was so happy for the possibility to come work with her. In all of my veterinary history, this has been the best decision and workplace I have been at.

In my spare time, I have a passion for photography, scrapbooking, and cardmaking. I have two adorable puppies: Fergie, a Yorkie mix born in January 2016, and I just got a new Yorkie puppy (Sophie), who was born in February 2017. I have my hands full with those two and enjoy taking all kinds of pictures.

Jackie Landin
Veterinary Technician

Jackie is originally from central Illinois but feels at home in the beautiful state of Minnesota. She has been in the veterinary field since 2013 and has worked at P.A.W.S. since November 2018. She lives with her husband (George), dog (Jetson), and two budgies (Chive and Garlic). On her days off you can find Jackie crocheting, camping, or just relaxing.

Danielle Stuart
Veterinary Technician

Bio Coming Soon!

Ashley Broen
Veterinary Technician

Hello, I am Ashley, one of the veterinary technicians here at P.A.W.S. Pet Hospital, I started in May of 2019. I graduated from Minnesota School of Business in 2017 after being at school for 2 years. I wanted to be a nurse to the furry creatures we come to call family; I wanted to make sure they were healthy and taken care of. In my spare time I like to play video games, read books, and hang out with my family. I currently have a 4-year-old cat that goes by the name of Galadriel, she is the light of my life. She is my super inquisitive Tortie Tabby and she lives up to that Tortie attitude. I could not imagine my life without my pets, nor do I want anyone else to do so, so I want to help the pets that come into our clinic live a long life.

Claire Lutz
Hospital Assistant

Claire Lutz is currently a senior at University of Wisconsin- River Falls studying Dairy Science and Pre-veterinarian medicine and she plans on continuing her education, after undergraduate school, to become a small and large animal veterinarian. Claire grew up on a small family-owned purebred Holstein dairy farm, where she has come to love the unique traits that cattle have. Her aspirations in life are to improve the health and welfare of animals by educating others about animals with her background knowledge. Claire first started working at P.A.W.S Pet hospital on September 2018 and will continue to work there throughout her years of schooling. Some activities she likes to do outside of school and work include fishing, horseback riding, and spend time with her family and friends and her dog named Annie.

Katie Kroll
Hospital Assistant

Hello! My name is Katie. I started working at P.A.W.S in May of 2019! I was brought here by my passion to help and care for those who do not have a voice. My goal is to one day become a CVT and work in a small and exotic animal clinic.
I was attending Argosy University during their closure and have since been looking for a college to finish my degree in Veterinary Technology. I have also worked in a few other clinics to compliment my studies while in college, to gain more hands-on experience.
I have five rats, two guinea pigs, one gerbil and an English Spot named Carlos. On my free time I like to spend time with my family up at the cabin and going fishing!

Gabby Paugel
Client Service Coordinator

Hi, my name is Gabby. I started my journey at P.A.W.S May of 2019 to get hands on experience in the field. My dream is to become a livestock Veterinarian and I will be going college for veterinary medicine in the near future. I have four huskies and a horse. My dogs’ names are Alice, Bander, Jr, and Tator tot. My horses name is Dazzle.
If you can’t find me at P.A.W.S. or at home with my animals. I’m at Northernaire Kennels spending time with Great Danes. In my free time I enjoy riding horses, playing with dogs and going on adventures to visit new places.

Arissa Gardner
Client Service Coordinator

Hello, my name is Arissa, I started working at P.A.W.S. as a CSC (client service coordinator) in July 2019, so you will see me at the desk to greet you and your pet!! I have four cats, Honey (gray one) she is nine years old and she is my sweet girl, next is Bailey (orange tabby) he is three years old he is my boy of the herd and the biggest troublemaker! Last is Charlette (Siamese) and her sister Button (snowshoe) they are my babies and always love to cuddle after a long day. Between all four of them and work , I have my hands full but I wouldn’t have it any other way.