We are extremely proud of our dedicated team here at Rogers Pet Clinic. We hire only the best and most experienced employees to become a part of our team. As a result, they are highly dedicated animal advocates who are well trained at their jobs. They will do as much as possible for their patients as well as the owners who love them.

Learning and education are very important! We strive to have a state of the art hospital with a staff trained in the latest medical advances because our patients deserve the very best veterinary care possible.

Our team is full of animal lovers that make it their goal to treat each patient like their own. Therefore, each pet receives lots of love and attention at each visit. Each member of our staff is prepared to discuss preventative medicine so that every pet can stay as healthy as possible. We will also do everything we can to make a sick pet feel better as soon as possible.

If you would like to speak to someone on our team, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (763) 428-8688.

 

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Donna Pasternak

Dr. Pasternak was raised in a small town along the Fox River in northern Illinois. She attended the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and received a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. At the time of graduation she wasn’t yet thinking about a career in Veterinary Medicine, but in retrospect it now seems obvious. One of the big adjustments for her in living in the dormitory on campus was that she could not have a pet and actually really missed brushing pet hair off of her clothing. Having spent summers in Minnesota working on her friend’s resort in central MN she appreciated all that is MN and moved to St. Paul after graduation. She took a job that was primarily focused in agricultural finance and soon realized her passion was elsewhere. She opted to return to school and received her DVM degree from the U of M in 1989. Initially she had planned to work in equine medicine but found that small animal medicine provided the opportunity for more in depth diagnostics and surgery. After working as an associate veterinarian in Northfield and Minnetonka, she purchased Rogers Pet Clinic in 1992. For long-time residents of Rogers, you may remember the original clinic next to the grocery store (now the Ace hardware) in Rogers’ mall. In March of 2000 the practice was moved to its current location.

Donna and her husband live on a small hobby farm just northwest of Monticello. They are able to have a few horses, dogs, and any number of other creatures. Donna enjoys gardening, bicycling, and daily (hobby) farm chores. Her husband shares in her lifelong love of boating. Summertime is the right time for a Mississippi river boating/camping trip. So far they have only gone as far as Mark Twain’s hometown, Hannibal MO; but one day they hope to make the trip all the way to the Gulf of Mexico!

 

Dr. Jennifer Gander

Dr. Gander grew up in Maple Grove, MN.  As a child she always loved animals and had many different types; from dogs to horses. Working with animals was always a dream of hers. Prior to veterinary school she went to the University of Minnesota to earn her undergraduate degree in Animal Science and Biology.  She graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in August 2020.  During veterinary school she also studied acupuncture and herbal medicine at the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine.  After graduation she then worked in Janesville, WI as a small animal veterinarian before deciding to relocate back home to Minnesota with her family. Since graduation she has also studied Chinese herbal medicine and food therapy at the Chi Institute. She enjoys alternative and holistic medicine, surgery, nutrition, dermatology, and preventative care.

Jenn currently lives in Delano, MN with her husband and their two beautiful daughters. Her husband is also a veterinarian but does large animal work, focusing on dairy. In their free time they enjoy exploring the outdoors- fishing, hiking, camping, and canoeing. They hope to visit as many national parks as they can over the coming years with their two children. Their furry family members are a Cavalier King Charles, a rescue dog, and an orange tabby cat.