Meet the friendly staff at Victoria Veterinary Care!
Dr. Patricia Keyes (formerly Waples), owner of Excelsior Animal Hospital since 1995, opened Victoria Veterinary Care in September 2007 after recognizing the need for veterinary care in the city of Victoria. Dr. Keyes is a 1990 graduate of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine and attended the University of Nebraska Lincoln for her undergraduate studies. She enjoys tennis and boating, and resides in Excelsior, MN, with her two daughters and family pets consisting of dogs, and cats.
Dr. Kelly Benning joined the Victoria Veterinary Care team in May 2013. Dr. Benning graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. She completed a 13-month internship in Emergency Medicine and Surgery in West Palm Beach, Florida, before returning to Minnesota. Since graduation, she has worked in both emergency medicine and general practice. Her favorite part of being a veterinarian is helping owners make decisions for the well-being of their pet. She especially enjoys pain management, critical care medicine and surgery. Originally from Minnetonka, she currently lives in the Southlake area with her husband, Ryan, and two children, Piper and Brooks. They have two cats (Jack and Hobokitty), and a dog (Hank). During her free time, Dr. Benning enjoys playing tennis, reading, traveling, scuba diving and being outdoors.
Jessy graduated from the Medical Institute of Minnesota in 1997 with a A.A.S degree in Veterinary Technology, she has work as a CVT with Dr Patricia Keyes for 20 years and is the Practice Manager for both of Dr Keyes’ Veterinary Clinics, Excelsior Animal Hospital and Victoria Veterinary Care. Her special interests include client education, nutrition, and animal behavior. In her spare time she enjoys reading, cheering on and coaching her daughter in her activities, and spending time with her family (both the people and animals). She lives with her husband (Curt) daughter (Sara) 4 cats (Jasmine, Jackson, Neo, and Alaska) and 1 dog (Zeke).
Stephanie graduated from Argosy University with her A.A.S in Veterinary Technology in December 2009. She joined our staff in August 2014 and came with five years of emergency experience and an eagerness to learn. She is particularly interested in dentistry, anesthesia and providing exceptional patient care. In her spare time she enjoys riding her motorcycle, reading, spending time with her niece and nephews, relaxing outside in the summertime and trying new things in life. She currently resides in Savage with her two cats, Papaya and Tahini, along with her two dogs, Baby, a lab/blue heeler mix and Daisy, a whippet/terrier mix.
Amber graduated from Argosy University with her A.A.S in Veterinary Technology in the fall of 2014. She joined out staff in October 2016 and came with 2 years of urgent care experience. She is particularly interested in parasitology, radiology, and overall exceptional patient care. In her spare time she enjoys spending time working on demolition derby cars, exploring local shops, enjoying wildlife, and spending time with family. She currently resides in Savage with her two cats, Yoda and Rupert, along with her family dog, Petey.
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