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Dr. Melissa Eisenschenk


Dr. Melissa Eisenschenk completed her Bachelor of Science with minors in Animal Science and Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin- River Falls and graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002.  After vet school, she was in private practice for 4 years in Rochester and Minneapolis, and then returned in 2006 to the University of Minnesota for a dermatology residency and Master’s degree. She passed dermatology board exams in 2009.  Dr. Eisenschenk started Pet Dermatology Clinic in 2013.  She has a husband and two daughters, a cat (Pete), a Lab (Carson), and a bunch of city chickens. In addition to spending time with family and pets, Dr. E enjoys rock climbing, computers, and research.

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Dr. Amanda Young


Dr. Amanda Young is a 2011 graduate from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She spent 4 years in a small animal general practice in a suburb of Chicago before completing a year-long internship in specialty dermatology at the University of Illinois. She completed a residency in veterinary dermatology at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center in 2019 and has been with Pet Dermatology Clinic since. Amanda enjoys spending time with her husband and their pets (2 cats and a dog). Her most passionate hobby is cheering on the Nebraska Cornhuskers football team but she also loves spending time outdoors camping, fishing and hiking.

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Certified Veterinary Technician

Leslie graduated in 1998 from Ridgewater College, with an A.A.S. degree in Veterinary Technology.  She has been with Pet Dermatology Clinic since July 2014.  She really enjoys helping with procedures at the clinic that involve anesthesia (like middle ear flushes).  Leslie loves spending time scrapbooking and spending time outside with her husband and 3 children.  She also enjoys supporting her youngest child's hockey activities.  She also has a Labrador retriever named Rylee.



Certified Veterinary Technician

Charli has been a practicing CVT since 2013. She graduated from NDSU with a 4-year Bachelors of Science in Veterinary Technology.  She then spent several years in private practice honing her skills before deciding to pursue specialty medicine and all the interesting cases it brings. When she isn’t working with pets to make them feel more comfortable, she spends her free time with Nami (cat),  Mia (springer mix), Sparx (terrier mix), and longboarding.



Veterinary Assistant

Blair developed an interest in dermatology by assisting Dr. Eisenschenk with her monthly visits to Heritage Pet Hospital in Rochester.  She is an MP in the U.S. Army Reserve and a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her lab (Willow), two Chihuahuas (Trejo & Uzi), cats (Ragnar & Lublue), chinchillas, and a hedgehog.  She loves playing hockey for the Minnesota Warriors, traveling, and baking specialty pet treats!



Certified Veterinary Technician

Sarah has been a CVT since 2007, graduating from Ridgewater College with a A.A.S Degree. She was in general practice for 11 years before deciding that dermatology is the type of challenge she needed. She has rescue cats ( Cody, Frankie and Ritz) who are helping her to become a “not so crazy” cat lady! Outside of work she enjoys volunteering with many different organizations, playing/watching sports, and looking for new adventures!



Certified Veterinary Technician

Kelli graduated from Argosy University in 2006 with an A.A.S. Degree in Veterinary Technology. She had worked for a small animal hospital for 13 years before wanting a change of pace and to further her knowledge in dermatology, and now is working on her veterinary technician specialty in dermatology. She is married, and has a two daughters. She also shares her house with cats- Hal and Yukio, and a Jack Russell terrier named Jill. When not at work, Kelli enjoys roller blading, boating, and spending time with her family.



Veterinary Technician

Christine has spent the last 20+ years working in veterinary medicine in various roles including as a veterinary technician and veterinarian with degrees from University of Minnesota and Texas A&M University. She has worked with a wide variety of small and large animal species in addition to cats and dogs. Christine enjoys spending time with her family; husband, 2 daughters, 3 dogs and a cat. She also likes to bake and can often be found, weather permitting, at her daughter’s youth softball games.

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Certified Veterinary Technician

Emily graduated in 2014 with her AAS in Veterinary Technology. She worked in small animal general practice for 8 years before joining the Pet Dermatology team. She is so excited to learn all she can about Dermatology! While not at the clinic, she loves to go for walks around the lakes, do lots of crafting, play piano, spend time at the family cabin, and hang with her niece and nephew. Her furry family includes two cats, Doug and Rick, and two Boston terriers, Gus and Tito.

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Certified Veterinary Technician

Lindsey has been a practicing CVT since 2013.  For the last 7+ years, she has focused on animal allergies, skin, and ear conditions.  She is currently pursuing a veterinary technician specialty in dermatology.  Lindsey enjoys analyzing cytology slides in the lab, educating clients and overall helping to improve a pet's quality of life.  Lindsey serves as a short term missionary providing animal wellness care to impoverished regions in the US.  Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and their beloved German shepherd, Liberty, cooking and baking new recipes, traveling and hiking.

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