Your Trusted Veterinary Team in Pine City, MN
Dr. Gene Webster, DVM
Hi! I am Dr. Webster and I purchased the Pine City Animal Hospital from Dr. Russ Troolin in August 2006. I am from Beavercreek, Ohio, and graduated from The Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, in 1997. Immediately after graduation, I was commissioned as an Army Captain in the Veterinary Corp with an initial assignment at Ft. Lewis in Tacoma Washington. I was the base veterinarian at Ft. Lewis for 2 years at which time I also trained Special Forces soldiers on foreign animal diseases and worked in the human hospital anesthetizing ferrets for the pediatric airway life support class. I was then stationed in Okinawa, Japan, for 4 years and loved it! Not only was it an excellent clinical experience but the scuba diving was breath taking and there is no better place for sushi. When we left Okinawa, I got out of the Army as a Major and went to Detroit, Michigan, to work at the Animal Emergency Center. I really enjoyed the challenge of the cases but found emergency life to be tough on the family and sleep patterns. After a couple of years of searching for a practice to buy, we settled here in Pine City.
Pine City has been a great move for myself, wife and 4 kids. We have been very pleased with the education the kids are receiving and their opportunity to participate in sports, music, and drama. My wife is an artist. I also enjoy sports photography. Our family loves the outdoors–hiking, camping, rock climbing, skiing, etc. I look forward to meeting you in the clinic.
Dr. Jeanne Chambers, DVM
Jeanne has been in the practice for 22 years. She attended Washington State University. She prides herself the most in enjoying a discussion of preventative medicine with her clients. For instance, what can she do to maximize the health and longevity of their pet. This usually involves diet, disease prevention, regular bloodwork, preventing obesity, mental and physical stimulation. In her free time, she enjoys gardening in Summer, needlework in the winter, visiting her mom (age 88) any time, seeing a movie with her boyfriend, and beekeeping with her boyfriend as well.
Dr. Jenna Frank, DVM
Dr. Jenna grew up in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. She pursued both her undergraduate and veterinary degrees at the University of Minnesota, focusing on animal science, neuroscience, and marine biology. Joining the esteemed Pine City Animal Hospital team in 2023 after completing her veterinary school, Dr. Frank’s professional interests lie in dentistry, internal medicine, and radiology/ultrasonography. At home, she shares her abode with Luna, a delightful mini Australian Shepherd, and the lovable duo of Rufus and Rosie, her two-family basset hounds. When not caring for animals, Dr. Jenna enjoys immersing herself in the great outdoors through hiking, camping, indulging in pottery-making, and even exploring the depths of the underwater world through scuba diving. Let’s give Dr. Jenna a warm welcome to our team! 🐶❤️
Dr. Katie Sandel, DVM
Dr. Katie Sandel was raised in Apple Valley, MN. She moved out of Minnesota with her Marine husband for several years, and finally came home to Minnesota after being away for 9 years. While she was away, she received her undergraduate degree from Fort Valley State University in Veterinary Technology. Dr. Sandel received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Minnesota in May of 2023. Dr. Sandel enjoys clinical pathology, and preventative medicine. Dr. Sandel has three young kids, which enjoy playing hockey. She has two dogs, bloodhound named Charlie, who provides endless wrinkles. Also, Semi, a Labrador mix, who was hit by a semi-truck as a stray where he received his namesake. She has two cats Meeko and Sitka, and many chickens. In Dr. Sandel’s free time she enjoys gardening, crocheting, watching the kids play hockey, and enjoying the countryside.
Dr. Shayla Mihelich, DVM
Shayla has been in the practice for 11 years. She attended Iowa State University. She prides herself in enhancing the human-animal bond, especially during end-of-life care. It’s very important to her to help clients feel better about making hard decisions. In her free time, she likes knitting, baking, spending time on the lake, riding motorcycles, and she is active with the community theater.
Lead Veterinary Technician
Abby has been in the practice for 3 years. She graduated from Iowa NIACC, University of Central Missouri, and is currently in Veterinary Technician School at Colby C.C Online. Abby prides herself in continuing to learn/grow in the animal care field to provide the best care possible for the patients, as well as providing as much client education as possible. In her free time, she loves to hang out and relax with her boyfriend and cats while watching a good show. She also loves to go to the movies and go on walks as well.
Veterinary Technician & Client Service Representative
Deborah has been in the practice for 34 years and 31 years at PCAH. She attended the University of MN Waseca. She prides herself in working with her clients and pets over the years is something she has truly loved. Keeping open communication is so important in all aspects, from beginning to end. Client education is a team effort that she enjoys being apart of in any way. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, cooking/baking, and all outdoor activities: camping, biking, canoeing, wheeler rides, and skiing.
Genoa has been in the practice since 2017. She is currently studying biology at Wartburg College, IA while submitting veterinary school applications for the fall of 2023. She prides herself in communicating with clients and working as a team with her coworkers to solve problems to better the health of our patients. In her free time, she loves reading a lot of books, watching movies, listening to music (especially her vinyls), doing makeup, and shopping for antiques.
Client Service Representatives
Client Service Representative
Naomi has been in the practice for 5 months. She attended Century College. She prides herself in being able to do her part to make things run as smoothly as possible. She might not be able to help pets directly, but it is satisfying to do her part of the puzzle. In her free time, she enjoys baking, gardening, kayaking, and camping.
Client Service Representative
Alixandria has been in the practice for a year and a high school graduate. She prides herself in providing care for both clients and patients. She loves the relationships she has created and always loves seeing the regulars and maintaining those relationships, as well as any communication to educate to the best of her knowledge. In her free time, she is a very outdoorsy person. She likes to hunt, fish, and go trapping. She also loves to go horseback riding and loves spending time at the barn. She loves to spend time with her dogs and her family.