Dr. Michael Foster
Dr. Foster is a 1998 graduate of the University of Minnesota and current member of the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association. He is also certified to perform TPLO surgeries. Dr. Foster is married to Sherry and has four children. His family has three dogs: Stewie, a white lab; Sophie, a golden retriever; and Cooper, a dachshund. They also have a green wing macaw named Watermelon. When not at the clinic, Dr. Foster enjoys water sports, motorcycling, building models, helping his kids with homework and spending time with his family.
Dr. Erin Godinez
Dr. Erin Godinez joined Southview in June 2009. She is a graduate of Iowa State University. Her primary interests include small animal surgery and dentistry, reptile and aquatic animal medicine, and building relationships with clients.
Dr. Godinez lives in St. Paul with her husband, three daughters, and their red-footed tortoise “Herbie the Herbivore.”
Dr. Jessica Cincoski
Dr. Jessica Cincoski graduated with her DVM from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. She received her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science with a minor in Biology from the University of Minnesota in 2008. She did a zoo keeping internship at the Cairns Tropical Zoo in Australia in 2006. She has also completed wildlife immobilization course in South Africa in 2010. Her interests in the medical field include “Pocket Pet” medicine, ophthalmology, dermatology, complimentary medicine, and acupuncture.
Dr. Cincoski has two chinchillas, two rabbits, two rats, two cats named Kuzco and Lulu, two crested geckos, and a dog named Bella Rose. Outside of the clinic she enjoys yoga, reading, bicycle rides, camping, and being with friends and family.
Dr. Roxanne Mahan
Dr. Roxanne Mahan graduated with her DVM from the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical School in June of 1993. During her senior year, she knew internal medicine was her passion and she fashioned her clinics around this focus. Her efforts paid off and she was awarded the Minneapolis Kennel Club Senior Companion Animal Award.
Dr. Mahan’s professional interests revolve around upper level diagnostics in ultrasound and endoscopy. She is excited to apply her expertise to the exotic animal experience alongside the traditional dog and cat patient at Southview Animal Hospital. With these tools she can advise her beloved clients on the best medicine choices that fit their family. She is committed to a strong veterinary/client/patient relationship over the life of her patients and enjoys geriatric medicine a great deal. Behavior and dentistry will continue to evolve in veterinary medicine and she will continue to grow her knowledge base with these subjects as well. Having recently fostered a 15 year old cocker spaniel, she can identify with the rescue organizations that SAH services.
Dr. Mahan enjoys her three active children; supporting two in college and another in middle school. Running, martial arts, reading and relaxing on the beach are some of her interests.
Dr. Kathryn Steffes
Dr. Steffes joined Southview Animal Hospital in March 2013. After earning a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Notre Dame in 2003, she completed her veterinary training at the University of Pennsylvania in 2007. She joined a small animal practice outside of Chicago for 5 years then made the move north with her family in 2012. Her professional interests include endocrinology, dentistry, laser surgery, and geriatric care. Dr. Steffes has enjoyed working with the staff and clients at Southview Animal Hospital and is looking forward to continuing to foster these relationships.
Outside of veterinary medicine, Dr. Steffes enjoys spending time with her husband, two energetic children, and goofy Boxer named Petey. She enjoys staying active outside, practicing yoga, reading and spending time at the lake.
Dr. Michelle Masselink
Dr. Masselink graduated from the University of MN veterinary school in spring of 2012. Following graduation, she completed a year long internship at Bluepearl Referral and Affiliated Emergency Veterinary Services before beginning at Southview.
Dr. Masselink shares her home with two dogs, Gertrude and Hildegard, and a cat named Sebastian. In her free time she enjoys practicing and teaching yoga and spending as much time outside as possible.
Dr. Keri Clarkson
Dr. Keri Clarkson graduated from Oregon University in 2014 and moved to Minnesota to be closer to family. She joined the Southview family in February of 2015. Her special interests include; avian medicine and surgery with an additional focus in rehabilitation therapy and exotics. She is married to Ken who works in the human medical field and they have two children Max and Zack. If two kids isn’t enough her furry family includes; two dogs (Jack, a Chihuahua and Lily, a mini Doberman pincher) and 4 cats (Ollie, Shadow Ninja, Thunder Kitty and Keeka). She enjoys drawing, painting and spending time outdoors kayaking and hiking with family and friends.
Dr. Leslie Veneman
After graduating Veterinary school from Ross University in 2015 Dr Leslie Veneman moved to Minnesota and joined the Southview family. Leslie lives with her husband Tyler, whom is currently in dental school at the University of Minnesota. They live in Saint Paul with their island kitty from St. Kitts who like to join them in their outdoor adventures (hiking, boogie boarding, camping, kayaking to name a few). Leslie has a special interest in Ultrasonography and surgery. Leslie loves all exotics with special interest in chameleons.
Dr. Christy Lee
Dr. Lee joined Southview Animal Hospital in October, 2015. She is a native to Inver Grove Heights and is excited to return home. After earning a bachelor’s degree in music from St. Olaf College in 2002, she graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. Her externships included time at the Minnesota Zoo, traveling to Tanzania with Christian Veterinary Missions, and to the Oregon Wildlife Safari drive through park. Next was Florida, where she completed a veterinary internship at the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife on Sanibel Island. Dr. Lee is married with three cats: Lily, Baby and Nala. In the past nine years, Dr. Lee has worked in small animal practice, volunteered her skills at a sanctuary for wild cats, and treated animals such as backyard chickens, pot-bellied pigs, pocket pets, birds, reptiles, and of course, dogs and cats! Her special interests include surgery, dentistry and strengthening the human-animal bond because she knows pets are important members of our families.
Dr. Breanna Kelm
Dr. Breanna Kelm graduated with her DVM from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016 and joined Southview shortly thereafter. She received her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from the University of Minnesota in 2010 and worked as a veterinary assistant for several years before attending veterinary school. Her interests in the medical field include toxicology, nutrition and internal medicine. Dr. Kelm has a Rottweiler mix named Crash and two cats, Sully and Blue. Outside of the clinic she enjoys interior decorating, attending sporting events, volunteering with the local humane society and spending time with family and friends.
Dr. Scott Murphy
DVM, Veterinarian/Board Certified Surgeon
Dr. Scott Murphy of Twin Cities Veterinary Surgery has been providing surgical services and consultations to Southview Animal Hospital patients for many years. Dr. Murphy performs many orthopedic and specialized surgeries at SAH. He has been a board certified surgeon since 1998.
Dr. Melissa Hoffer
DVM, MS Veterinarian/Board Certified Surgeon
Dr. Melissa Hoffer works for Dr. Scott Murphy at Twin Cities Veterinary Surgery. She has been a board certified in small animal surgery since 2010 and worked with Dr. Murphy since 2009. She provides surgical services and consultations at Southview Animal Hospital.
Dr. Travis Saveraid
DVM, Veterinarian/Board Certified Radiologist
Dr. Travis Saveraid provides radiology, ultrasound and diagnostic imaging services for Southview Animal Hospital patients.
Dr. Janet Olson
DVM, Veterinarian/Board Certified Veterinary Cardiologist
Dr. Janet Olson of Veterinary Cardiology Specialists is a board certified veterinary cardiologist and provides her services to the patients of Southview Animal Hospital.