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TLC Veterinary Hospital | 1490 Helmo Avenue North, Oakdale, MN 55128 | 

TLC Veterinary Hospital is a full service small animal hospital which offers a wide range of products and services in a friendly and compassionate environment. We remain on the leading edge of veterinary medicine by maintaining qualified and knowledgable staff as well as state of the art equipment.
At TLC Veterinary Hospital, our mission is to practice high quality medicine, treating our patients as if they were our own pets.

Kathy Langness, DVM

I have finally fulfilled a life-long dream of being a Veterinarian and owning my own practice. I have been a lifetime resident of this area and currently live in North St. Paul. I have 3 cats, Fonzie, Houdini and Phoenix. I also have a dog, Bobbie Sue, a Schnauzer/Shih Tzu mix. When I am not working at the clinic I like to read, sew, bake, garden, do needle work and take walks with Bobbie Sue and of course cheer for the Milwaukee Brewers, Wisconsin Badgers and my Green Bay Packers

Houstoun Clinch, DVM

If I am not at the hospital, then I am with Andrea, her daughter Hayley and my daughter Abby. We have a cat named Kit and a dog named Vinnie. We enjoy sailing on our boat out on Lake Superior. If we are not at home then we are out exploring the great outdoors, biking, boating, skiing or just enjoying life.

Linnea Thraen, DVM

I grew up in the Twin Cities area and went to college at the University of St. Thomas. I went on to receive my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2018 from the University of Minnesota and joined TLC Veterinary Hospital soon after. I am fear-free certified and enjoy being a veterinarian because I love helping both animals and the humans that care for them. I have one cat at home named Sneezy.  In my free time, I enjoy traveling, reading, running, and playing guitar.

Emily, Practice Manager

I have 15+ years of experience in Healthcare Management. I  joined TLC in 2010 and love what I do! I have two dogs, Rome (a mixed breed) and Creed (a Great Dane), and a Siamese named Wonton. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Josh, and daughter Mackenzie.

Maryanne, Certified Veterinary Technician

I am a lifetime resident of this area and currently live in Oakdale with my dog Rosie, a Yorkie/shih tzu mix who loves coming to work with me. My career as a technician spans four decades, but I have never grown tired of my job. I enjoy the people and pets I work with, the fact that no two days are alike, and the challenge of always learning something new. The majority of my time away from TLC is spent with my friends, volunteering at church, and singing in 2 choirs. I also enjoy Minnesota Twins baseball and working jigsaw puzzles.

Meghan, Certified Veterinary Technician

I’ve been a technician for over 10 years and I love being in the veterinary field. When I’m not at TLC, I’m spending time with my husband and our two children Garrett and Luella. We have two cats (Ichabod and Barnabas) and a black lab named Thor. We love going to the cabin, being outdoors and spending time with family.

Shauna, Customer Service Representative

I have been a veterinary technician for over 15 years and I love working with animals and their humans. I am excited to be part of the TLC Veterinary Hospital team. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my husband and two young boys. We enjoy watching the boys ice skate, play hockey, t-ball and soccer. In the summer we enjoy spending time with family and friends, especially swimming and boating at the cabin. At this time, the only pet that we have is a leopard gecko, but hopefully there will be more animals in our family soon.

Kelsey, Certified Veterinary Technician

I graduated from Globe University's veterinary technician program in 2016 and joined the TLC team in 2018. I've had pets for my whole life and love having a career that allows me to spend my life working with animals. When I'm not at work I enjoy reading, drawing, and spending time with my own pets, who are always keeping life interesting for me! ​

Renee, Veterinary Assistant

When I was five years old, I was inspired to become a Veterinarian. As a junior in high school I received this great opportunity to work at TLC. I enjoy spending time with my six pets, going on adventures with my friends, and traveling with my family.

Paula, Customer Service Representative

TLC Veterinary Hospital was already my extended family, as I'm involved in a local dog rescue and it just became fitting to actually join the team in May 2018. Helping animals and their families in any way is my passion. Outside of work, I foster dogs with the help of my husband and 9yr old son. We also have 3 rescue bulldogs and 1 uromastyx lizard. I love to travel, watch scary shows and talk about dogs all day long!

The pets that own the staff at TLC

Tashina, Customer Service Representative

I have 8+ years of customer service experience, and have always had a passion for animals. Growing up, I lived on a hobby farm with all sorts of barnyard animals like horses, goats, alpacas ect. Since starting at TLC in 2018 I've been able to blend my experience and passion together - helping pets and those who care for them. I currently have two silly cats (BMO and Neptr) and one super cute dog (Hudson). Outside of work I enjoy hiking, bike riding, and going to concerts with my husband, Anton.