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About Us

Get to know WellHaven Pet Health Coon Rapids!

Get to know our clinic!

We’ve put our heart and soul into every inch of our clinic. We work hard to ensure that every single visit is met with smiling faces and a clean and calm environment.
Jennifer Melling Veterinarian Principal Doctor

Meet Our Principal Doctor
Jennifer Melling, DVM

During her decade-long career, Dr. Melling discovered a serious soft spot for geriatric patients. This compassionate doctor developed a special interest in ensuring these patients live happily in their golden years.

She’s a University of MN Veterinary School alum, but her love of animals goes back to her first job as a kennel assistant. Today, when she’s not building relationship with her patients, you can find her tending her garden and boating with her family.

Meet Our Team

Ashley Hansmann

Ashley Hansmann

Practice Manager

Ashley has been a Certified Veterinary Technician since graduating from the Minnesota School of Business in 2010. She has over 10 years of experience as a technician and has now changed her career direction to Practice Manger. She is currently enrolled in classes to obtain her Certified Veterinary Practice Manager degree. She enjoys her role as Practice Manager but also enjoys being able to step into the role of technician. She has had a passion for animal health for as long as she can remember and has always known she belongs in a veterinary clinic.

When she is not at the clinic, she enjoys hiking, camping and spending time with her two dogs Bubba (Pit Bull) and Finnegan (a crazy and very needy Puggle).

Sarah Marx, DVM

Sarah Marx, DVM

Associate Doctor

Dr. Marx started her career as a veterinary assistant in her hometown of Milwaukee, Wisconsin (yes; this means she is a true cheese head Packer fan), before moving to Minnesota in 2008 to complete her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Minnesota. Since graduating in 2012, she has spent the past years as a small animal veterinarian in Coon Rapids with a large interest in internal medicine and preventative care. Dr. Marx is known for her soft spot for the misunderstood aggressive animals and bully breeds. Her time away from the clinic is spent with her husband and daughter, boating on the lake, traveling, and spending time playing with her pets – Mylo (Pit Bull mix), Brodie (Pit Bull mix), and her two cats: Ty and Tess.

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How to contact us:

Location

3560 River Rapids Drive
Coon Rapids, MN 55448
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Hours

Mon-Thurs: 7 AM – 6 PM
Fri: 8 AM – 6 PM
Sat & Sun: Closed

When to seek out Coon Rapids Urgent Vet Care Services

It can be a stressful situation when you find your pet in need of immediate emergency or urgent care or if you’re unsure what you should be doing to help. Please don’t hesitate to call the Coon Rapids WellHaven for guidance in these difficult times.

 

Emergency Care

Whether your pet is in need of immediate emergency care or emergent care (when a situation can worsen over a short period of time), acting quickly can make all the difference in the world. Please call (763) 290-0830 at once to ensure we can see you as early as possible if your pet is experiencing any of the following issues. Please Note we are not currently seeing walk-in patients at this time.

 

  • Quills
  • Foxtails
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Toxicities
  • Marijuana ingestions
  • Lacerations
  • Abscesses
  • Breathing issues
  • Seizures
  • General pain
  • Foreign body ingestions (gastrointestinal blockages)
  • Laboring pets
  • Laboring issues
  • And many other issues

Referrals

Although we are a fully outfitted veterinary hospital, there are times when we won't be able to see or treat your pet. In these cases, your pet will need to be seen by another clinic, hospital, or veterinary facility. If necessary, we will refer you and your pet to another doctor for the following circumstances:

  • Serious trauma, such as being hit by a car, falls of distance, or gunshot
  • Head or eye injuries
  • Irregular breathing, shortness of breath, prolonged or heavy panting
  • Heart disease or failure
  • Severe or sudden onset of pain
  • Blood loss
  • Broken bones
  • Exposure to toxins including rat poison and antifreeze
  • Hyper- or hypothermia (heatstroke or frostbite)
  • High fever
  • Serious burns
  • Cluster seizures or severe neurologic disease 

 

 

 

Coon Rapids Accepts Referral Urgent Care Patients

If you’re an animal clinic that is unable to perform urgent care or offer emergency services, please consider sending your patients to the Coon Rapids WellHaven. When they call, make sure they tell us their primary care facility so we can get all of the necessary information from you before they arrive at our facility. We will also relay visit information back to you to ensure you have a complete history of your patients.

When to seek out Coon Rapids Urgent Vet Care Services

It can be a stressful situation when you find your pet in need of immediate emergency or urgent care or if you’re unsure what you should be doing to help. Please don’t hesitate to call the Coon Rapids WellHaven for guidance in these difficult times.

 

Whether your pet is in need of immediate emergency care or emergent care (when a situation can worsen over a short period of time), acting quickly can make all the difference in the world. Please call (763) 290-0830 at once to ensure we can see you as early as possible if your pet is experiencing any of the following issues.Please Note we are not currently seeing walk-in patients at this time.

 

  • Quills
  • Foxtails
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Toxicities
  • Marijuana ingestions
  • Lacerations
  • Abscesses
  • Breathing issues
  • Seizures
  • General pain
  • Foreign body ingestions (gastrointestinal blockages)
  • Laboring pets
  • Laboring issues
  • And many other issues

Referrals

Although we are a fully outfitted veterinary hospital, there are times when we won't be able to see or treat your pet. In these cases, your pet will need to be seen by another clinic, hospital, or veterinary facility. If necessary, we will refer you and your pet to another doctor for the following circumstances:

  • Serious trauma, such as being hit by a car, falls of distance, or gunshot
  • Head or eye injuries
  • Irregular breathing, shortness of breath, prolonged or heavy panting
  • Heart disease or failure
  • Severe or sudden onset of pain
  • Blood loss
  • Broken bones
  • Exposure to toxins including rat poison and antifreeze
  • Hyper- or hypothermia (heatstroke or frostbite)
  • High fever
  • Serious burns
  • Cluster seizures or severe neurologic disease

 

 

 

 

WellHaven Pet Health Coon Rapids
3560 River Rapids Drive
Coon Rapids, MN 55448
763-290-0830

 

 

Notice to our patients

We are now offering same-day urgent care services and accepting new patients.

Hours for urgent care vary, please call 763-290-0830 for availability.