Meet Our Doctors

Dedicated to your pet’s health.
Dr. Paula Schanck

Dr. Paula Schanck

Veterinarian / Owner

Dr. Schanck and her husband Craig opened Southfork Animal Hospital on April 10, 1989. They moved to our current location in 2003. Completed her undergrad at the Univeristy of Wisconsin – River Falls. She received her DVM from the University of Minnesota. Her professional interests include skin and ears, as well as caring for cats. Dr. Schanck and Craig have been married for 32 years. They have two children, a cat – Oliver, and a dog – Casey.

Welcome to our practice!

“You will not find an animal hospital more focused on animal and customer care than we are.”

Dr. Katherine Belisle

Dr. Katherine Belisle


Dr. Belisle completed her undergrad and DVM from the University of Minnesota. She joined the SFAH team in July, 2000. Dr. Belisle’s professional interests include exotic medicine: treating birds, reptiles, and pocket pets. Dr. Belisle and her two daughters share their home with 5 cats, 2 dogs, 3 birds, and fish. She enjoys gardening, jewelry making, and alternative healing.
Dr. Erin Wrecza

Dr. Erin Wrecza


Dr. Wrecza received her DVM degree from the University of Minnesota in 2003. She previously worked as a veterinarian in St. Joseph, MN. Her special interests are feline and canine medicine, as well as surgery and dental procedures. She lives with her husband, three children, and Decorah (“Cora”) the Bernese Mountain Dog.
Dr.  Lucy  Hancock

Dr. Lucy Hancock


Dr. Hancock completed her undergrad at the University of Wisconsin – River Falls. She received her DVM from the University of Minnesota in 2018. Dr. Hancock did an externship with Southfork Animal Hospital during her clinical rotations and officially joined the SFAH team in June 2018. Dr. Hancock’s professional interests include geriatric medicine, pain management, and hospice/palliative care, as well as exotic medicine. Dr. Hancock and her husband have two dogs – Roxy and a corgi puppy named Gertie and two goats – Freddy and Mabel. Her hobbies include spending time outdoors and being with family and friends.

Providing exceptional care since 1989.

Whether you need to ask a question, make an appointment, or you’re ready to come see us – our contact information is below. We look forward to seeing you soon!


17445 Kenrick Ave
Lakeville, MN 55044
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Mon: 8 am - 6 pm
Tues: 8 am - 6 pm
Wed: 8 am - 6 pm
Thurs: 8 am - 1:30 pm; 3 pm - 6 pm
Fri: 8 am - 6 pm
Sat: 8 am - 12 pm
Sun: Closed

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Phone: 952-892-7970
Fax: 952-892-7781

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