Staff

Meet the friendly staff at PARKVIEW CAT CLINIC!

  • DVM
    GRANT GUGISBERG

    Dr. Grant' Grant Gugisberg, a St. Paul native, is a 1991 graduate of the University of Minnesota - College of Veterinary Medicine. He lectures nationwide on feline health and behavior topics in shelter cats for American Humane, Petfinder.com and Petco Foundation and has participated on national roundtable discussions regarding Feline upper respiratory tract infections. Clinical interests are internal medicine, upper respiratory disease and whole life behavioral issues. As part of his practice he operates a referral cat behavior service doing both in clinic and in home consultations.

  • DVM
    ELIZABETH FENSKE

    Dr. Elizabeth Fenske grew up in central Minnesota and received her undergraduate degree from the College of Saint Benedict and graduated from the University of Minnesota's College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. Dr. Fenske has always been a cat person through and through. She enjoys all aspects of feline medicine but has a strong interest and love for dentistry and soft tissue surgery, pain management, managing complex cases and geriatric care. She is a member of the AVMA, MVMA, AAFP, IAAHPC, IVAPM and HSVMA. Dr. Fenske, with her husband and young daughter, share their home with four great cats, Hey Jude, Francesca, Gibson and Winifred. Outside the clinic, Dr. Fenske cheers for the MN Twins, enjoys walking her miniature schnauzer Fritz, doing anything with horses, and eating everything at the State Fair!

  • DVM
    Alyssa Caligaris

    Dr. Alyssa Caligaris is our newest addition to the Parkview Cat Clinic veterinary staff.
    She received her Bachelor of Science from The University of Cincinnati, where she grew up. She started working with Parkview during veterinary school, graduating from The University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 2018. Dr. Caligaris loves absolutely everything about feline medicine, with particular interests in behavior and geriatric care. At home, she is usually found with a cup of tea on the couch with her three cats, Felix, Louis, and Alto. She and her husband, John, also enjoy traveling and trying new restaurants.

  • Michelle, CVT

    Michelle graduated from Globe University in 2008 with her A.S Degree in Veterinary Technology and received her certification. Cats have always been her favorite animal!  She started at Parkview Cat Clinic in 2012. At home she has 2 cats named Isis and Rasha. When not working, Michelle enjoys spending time with her niece and nephew, reading, baking, and anything Harry Potter.  Shark  week is her favorite 'holiday' and she dreams of shark cage diving!

  • Tara, CVT

    Tara went to school at the Medical Institute of Minnesota (MIM) and graduated with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology. She started at Parkview Cat Clinic in November 2001. Tara lives with her kitty, Angel. She absolutely loves «NSYNC and all things Disney!

  • Kelly, CVT

    Kelly went to school at the Medical Institute of Minnesota (MIM) and graduated with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology. She started at Parkview Cat Clinic in May 1997 doing animal care. She is now office manager. She has five cats: Mulligan, ChaCha, Max, Dudley, and Frankie. Kelly’s hobbies include NHRA Drag Racing, reading, classic cars and car shows. She also enjoys escaping winter in February to warm up vacationing in Arizona. Kelly also loves palm trees.

  • Sara, CVT

    Sara graduated from Argosy University in 2008 and has been at Parkview Cat Clinic since January 2017. She has one cat, a perfect ragdoll named Perdita.  Sara also fosters pocket pets and has multiple fish, including Tina, a Plecostomus who she has had for 14 years!  Sara has always loved animals and has a special interest in working with cats. She enjoys talking to owners about their pets and educating them on how to enrich their cats’ lives and keep them happy and healthy.  In her free time, Sara likes to try new restaurants, travel, sewing, and camping.

  • Donna
    Donna started her veterinary career at the St. Paul Emergency Clinic while in school at the University of Minnesota obtaining her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She spent the next 7 years caring for your feline friends at Parkview Cat Clinic as well as the Emergency Clinic. In 2001, she took a sabbatical from Parkview Cat Clinic to spend her days with her daughter. Donna returned to Parkview Cat Clinic in 2004. She has also enhanced her technical skills learning ultrasound medicine. When Donna is not caring for your cats, she is busy sharing her love of the outdoors with her daughter and her dogs! (Unfortunately, Donna doesn’t live with any cats because of her allergies.)

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Monday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am-1:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed