Dr. Jackie Piepkorn has practiced at Westonka Animal Hospital since the spring of 1991. She and Dr. Craig have three children, Mike, Kelsey and Grant. They also have four legged children. A cat named Pippin, and 3 dogs, Chocolate, Otis and Lucy.Although the majority of Dr. Jackie’s time is spent at Westonka Animal Hospital, she does spend time at the University of Minnesota Veterinary School teaching senior vet students surgery in the small animal elective surgery rotation. She really enjoys working with students and sharing her knowledge and skills of surgery. Dr. Jackie volunteers with several animal related activities. Since 1996, Dr. Jackie has volunteered as a trail vet at many sled dog races throughout the Untied States. She has traveled as far east at the CanAm Crown in northern Maine to as far west as the Iditarod in Alaska and has participated at many sled dog races in between. Dr. Craig and Dr. Jackie also volunteer at the Minnesota Sate Fair Surgery suite participating either as a surgeon or as a moderator explaining the surgery taking place. Dr. Jackie says being veterinarian is the greatest occupation in the world!! She also believes she is working with he best veterinary staff in the entire Twin Cities!
Craig Piepkorn, DVM, Owner
Craig Piepkorn grew up on a farm in North Dakota. He graduate from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN in 1982 and from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University in 1986. He has been with Westonka Animal Hospital and Laser Surgery Center since 1992. He is married to Dr. Jackie and enjoys spending time with his family, including his pug “Otis Spunkmeyer”.He is active on several committees for the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association. After hours, he enjoys exercising, bicycling, and spending time with friends. A typical “Dr. Craig-ism” we hear the the clinic is “Old Age Is Not A Disease” meaning we should not euthanize pets just because they are old.