They have been through the ups and downs of our pets allergies, illnesses and whatever else they have had over the years. Their communication alone is the best. They will call you back with any questions you have and really take the time to explain things to you. They stick to your appointment times and get you in and out. I wouldn’t go anywhere else for our pet care.

Sarah H.

Absolutely the best. Dr. Paula has seen us through 4 dogs since 1985. Always compassionate, always communitive, always wonderful staff even with our current “quirky” dog, Annie.

Mary Beth H.

The staff was so nice. There was a delay in my cats being seen because of an emergency but they kept me informed and kept apologizing. The doctor explained what was going on with my cats and was very thorough. The support staff were awesome too. I recently moved back to the area and wasn’t sure where to take my cats. I love that Southfork is cat friendly and I love their stance on not declawing cats. I live in Apple Valley but am happy to drive a little further because of the great care they got!

Missy S.

I have been absolutely blown away by Southfork’s care and kindness. A couple of weeks ago one of my rats took what I can only assume was a nasty fall, and lost the ability to move her back end. Southfork wasn’t my usual vet (but they are now!), but they were still able to fit my little princess in to see Dr. Belisle in between scheduled appointments if I dropped her off in the morning. Unfortunately, the damage was too severe and her prognosis was not good, so I made the decision to put her down that day to limit her suffering.

Dr. Belisle and her team of vet techs went ABOVE AND BEYOND for me and my little furbaby. The process at the end went so smooth. I still grieve for her, but knowing how well we were treated at this clinic has made me feel so much better. Not only did I get a sympathy card from the doctor and team at the clinic, but they also made a donation to a foundation in my Coraline’s name.

All of you at this clinic are so wonderful, thanks for making a very painful, tear-filled day manageable for me. I am forever grateful for your kindness. This clinic is one of the best in the area, I’ll be recommending them to everyone I know!

Cyndi P.

Dr. Schanck is always our go to with any concerns about our furry family members whether it be dieting tips for our kitties or how to mend a toenail that was cut too short on our rambunctious dog.

Allie C.

Excellent Ethical & Compassionate! Thank you Southfork Animal Hospital for not declawing cats, thank you for seeing the true importance of cats needing their claws. You are a bight star in the veterinarian community and I do hope & pray that others will follow your stellar path! Thank you!

Kim B.

Best Animal Care Charlie has ever had. The doctors and staff took really great care of him and us before and after his surgeries. The kept us informed through the whole process and follows up when they said they would. Really recommend this place for preventative and post up care.

Jennifer P.

Always friendly and knowledgeable. Great place. Have been going here for years.

Jeannine B.

I took my dogs (Auggie and Valentino) to see Dr. Lentz for several years before I ultimately started working at a different vet clinic. Although I love the clinic I work for, we miss Dr. Lentz! She is a fantastic doctor, is so caring and compassionate, and really listens to my concerns and feedback. I never felt judged or belittled. I especially loved seeing her focus on low-stress approaches to my boys’ care.

I’m so happy that Southfork has taken a stand against declawing cats and that they’re focusing on a fear-free approach to veterinary care. Lakeville is lucky to have them.

Allison L.

The team at Southfork is great! They are so helpful and caring. I feel so good bringing my fur babies here. The Doctors take the time to discuss your concerns and make sure you understand any instructions for medications or treatments. They are patient and offer recommendations. The rest of the staff is wonderful too! They remember all of my babies and take the time to greet them and me.

Karen H.

Me and my two pups absolutely love this place!! All the vets and techs are amazing with my old dogs! Carrie is always up front greeting us with a smile! My dogs love everyone there and trust them so much! It’s so comforting to go to such a great place! I know that they are always doing what is best for my dogs and never do I feel like the vet trips are over priced! I recommend them to everyone!!

Kallie R.

We love Southfork Animal Hospital. My pups love Dr.Lentz!!! The staff is always willing to answer questions and help me out. I feel my canines are in the best care!

Melissa C.

I’ve always had great customer service and gentle loving care for my fur babies from the entire staff at Southfork Animal Hospital. I never feel rushed during an appointment or silly for asking questions, and they always take great consideration to treat both my animals and I with kindness. I highly recommend Southfork Animal Hospital.

Deb P.

I take my Penny (Chiweenie) to Southfork animal hospital they do such a great job can always depend on them actually use to take my cat who I had to put down last year and she’s was going there since she was a kitten and she died at 17.

Barb H.

I have had great visits every time I’ve been at Southfork! All of the staff and doctors are very friendly and knowledgeable. I’m so happy all of my pets are in great hands!!

Alyssa W.

Wow I am very impressed you all took such great care of my sparky!!! Your kindness and care are very appreciated !! I think sparky thinks I am bringing him there every day now he hopes !!!

Sherry J.

Thank for not declawing cats! If only more clinics across the USA and Canada understood how barbaric this procedure is…. Thank you for offering alternatives rather than mutilating cat’s paws.

Danny J.

Providing exceptional care since 1989.

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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
Email: frontdesk@southforkvet.com

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