As of December 2023, we will no longer be seeing exotic animals at Southfork Animal Hospital.

Our Services

The complete range of care.


We treat your pet like family.

Southfork Animal Hospital is pleased to offer a complete range of health care services for all of our neighbors in Lakeville and the surrounding area. Scroll down to learn more about our veterinary services.

We typically see our patients on an appointment basis. Our client service team will attempt to accommodate all appointment requests as best we can during clinic hours.

Medical emergencies may be accepted when our clinic is open. There can be additional fees associated with these types of visits since other appointments will be disrupted. Whenever possible, please call to let us know if your pet is in need of emergency care as we may refer you to another facility that may be better equipped to handle the care needed.

If you have an emergency after our normal hours, our voice mail message provides the number of the after-hours clinic South Metro Animal Emergency Care in Apple Valley (952-953-3737).


Vaccinations are part of good health care for your pet and keep important diseases in check. We follow the current AAHA guidelines and recommend the distemper combination and rabies vaccine be given to your pet every three years once they complete their initial boosters.

Cats are more susceptible to developing a vaccination sarcoma (cancer) with normal adjuvanted vaccines – therefore at Southfork, we have adjuvant-free rabies that is given to cats every year.

A titer (blood test) is available to monitor your pet’s immunity against distemper and rabies to perhaps vaccinate even less frequently, but most states will not recognize this protection against rabies if your pet bites someone. Other vaccines may be recommended based on your pet’s lifestyle.

Surgery and Anesthesia

Routine surgeries are scheduled in the mornings Monday through Friday. Pets are to be dropped off M-W between 8 and 8:30 am, Th-F between 7 and 8 am unless other arrangements have been made. Pre-anesthetic blood work can be performed beforehand but is also available same day and is required on every pet undergoing anesthesia. Each patient is placed under the strict observation of a Certified Veterinary Technician.

They are also monitored electronically throughout their procedure with ECG, blood pressure, temperature, oxygenation and CO2 levels. We preemptively use pain medications to ensure your pet’s comfort during and after the procedure. Our patients recover in our treatment area under the doctor and technicians watchful eye. At the time of discharge, typically the technician overseeing your pet will take the time to explain post-operative instructions and answer any questions you may have.


You can request a telemedicine consult by calling our office.

Teleconferencing visits can be used for

  • Behavioral consultations
  • Medication consultations
  • Dietary/weight discussions
  • Post-surgical rechecks
  • Puppy/Kitten consultations
  • Quality of Life discussions
  • Rechecks for conditions such as skin, lameness, or dental procedures

Teleconferencing cannot take the place of a physical examination, so even if you request a tele visit, it may be necessary to schedule a physical visit depending on your concern.

Annual Wellness Exams

All pets should have an annual wellness exam. Since dogs and cats age approximately seven years to every one of ours it is important to do yearly. Pets instinctually hide any type of illness, therefore an annual wellness exam is important to help identify health problems before they become apparent. Furthermore, at your appointment, we will discuss topics such as dental care, parasite control / preventative care, behavior issues, lifestyle, weight, and feeding, etc. 

Dental Health

Dental care is an important part of your pet’s health. As high as eighty-five percent of pets have tooth and gum disease by age three. Brushing, proper diets, sealants or chews, along with regular professional cleanings keep your pet happier and healthier longer. Our dental cleanings include gas anesthesia, IV catheter and fluids, an initial antibiotic injection, ultrasonic cleaning, a thorough dental exam, polishing, and oravet sealant. Postoperative Cold Laser is also performed to help with any gingivitis or inflammation due to extractions. Dental disease causes pain and discomfort and leads to infection within the mouth and often spreads to other organ systems.

On-Site Laboratory

Our lab is staffed by Certified Veterinary Technicians. We are equipped to do blood chemistry profiles, red and white blood cell counts, urinalyses, stool exams, heartworm tests, needle aspirates of lumps, and microscopic exams of ears and skin for mites or yeast. If we are not able to perform the test while you wait, we make it a priority to call you with results within 24 hours.

Types of Pets Seen

All of our doctors are very comfortable caring for your pet cats and dogs. At this time, we do not see exotic pets.

Payment Options

Southfork Animal Hospital accepts payments by cash, check, MasterCard, Discover, Visa, American Express and Care Credit. In order to keep our focus on offering excellent medicine with exceptional service, payment is expected at the time services are rendered.

We offer payment plans using VetBilling to help you comfortably manage your pet’s health care costs. Click here to learn more about VetBilling.

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

Contact Us

Phone: 952-892-7970
Fax: 952-892-7781

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