Dr. GRANT, DVM
Dr. Grant Gugisberg, a St. Paul native, is a 1991 graduate of the University of Minnesota – College of Veterinary Medicine. He is a nationally recognized lecturer on feline health issues such as unexplained weight loss in cats, Feline Pancreatitis, Feline Upper Respiratory Infections(URI), as well as many other health and behavioral issues. Dr. Gugisberg’s clinical interests are internal medicine, upper respiratory disease, and whole-life behavioral issues. He currently has four rescue cats – two from shelters and two that just walked up to the house looking for a great place to live.
Outside of the clinic, he is a huge gardener and international traveler (mostly to catch up with his wife, who does international Public Health and Emergency Planning). 16 free-range chickens adorn Dr. Grant’s yard. A year-round hiker, summer will find him biking or fishing on some of the state’s great waterways and winter trying to defy gravity on the ski hill.
Dr. Fenske, DVM
Dr. Elizabeth Fenske grew up on a farm in central Minnesota, received her undergraduate degree from the College of Saint Benedict, and graduated from the University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine. 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 two young daughters, shares their home with three great cats: Francesca, Gibson, and Winifred. Outside the clinic, Dr. Fenske cheers for the MN Twins, enjoys walking her miniature schnauzers Bunny and Hank, carving Halloween pumpkins, and eating everything at the State Fair!
Dr. Bork, DVM
Dr. Ann Marie Bork specializes in internal medicine, immunology, and preventative medicine. With five years of experience, she graduated from St. George’s University and is interested in cases involving cats with FIV and small-cell lymphoma. Dr. Bork takes pride in bonding with her patients and finds joy in seeing them leave her care healthier than before.
Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and engaging in outdoor activities like fishing, camping, hiking, and snowshoeing. Dr. Bork is also passionate about quilting, knitting, crocheting, and cross-stitching.
In her free time, she likes to unwind by reading or playing her Nintendo Switch. Fun fact: Dr. Bork comes from a large family of six sisters, and she has three rescue cats named Sydney, Olaf, and Barbara. She is a proud mother to two children, Aurelia and Aspen, and is supported by her loving husband, Andrew.
Certified Veterinary Technicians
Tara attended 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!
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 two 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!
Krista, CVT & VTS
Krista has been a CVT for over 20 years. She has a BA from the University of Virginia, an AAS in Veterinary Technology from Parkland College (Illinois), and a Veterinary Technician Specialty from the Academy of Veterinary Technicians in Anesthesia and Analgesia. Krista is excited to be a part of the Parkview team! She holds a special fondness for cats and enjoys helping feline patients feel their best.
When she is not at work, Krista lives in Hastings with her husband and two kids. She has a big, fluffy dog named Buckeye and three perfect cats: Nina, Taco, and Weasel. In her free time, Krista enjoys cooking, knitting/crocheting, bird watching, gardening, and singing to her cats.
Donna, Hospital Manager
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 seven 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 2005. She has also enhanced her technical skills by 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.)
Michael has been a Veterinary Assistant for about two years and attended Purdue University. He loves cats! Michael is always looking for ways to keep his patients happy and comfortable with compassionate care. In his free time, he likes to cook, hang out with cats at home, go on walks, and play video games.
Customer Service Representatives
Amber, an experienced Veterinary Receptionist, has been a crucial member of Parkview Cat Clinic since November 2021, bringing four years of expertise in animal care and client assistance. After graduating from Thomas Jefferson High School in 2014, her passion for working with animals has only grown, particularly in her specialization with cats. Amber’s commitment extends to learning about feline health and well-being, ensuring every client’s feline companion receives the best care possible. Beyond her professional role, she cherishes time spent with friends, exploring restaurants, and embracing the excitement of winter through snowboarding.