Laura Toddie, DVM
Dr. Laura Toddie knew that she wanted to become a veterinarian since the second grade. She was an expert at helping snakes, turtles, mice, ducks and other birds, often splinting wings with popsicle sticks and hand feeding orphaned rabbits and squirrels. A 1991 University of Minnesota graduate, she has been a veterinarian at Heritage Pet Hospital for 22 years, and a co-owner since 2002. Her passion for a large variety of animals is evident in the home she shares with her husband, Rod, and her daughter Jane. They currently have 2 dogs, 4 cats, 3 turtles, 3 frogs, 2 toads, a cockatiel and a rabbit. When she is not cleaning cages and litterboxes, Laura enjoys reading, golf and travel.
Travis Einertson, DVM
Dr. Travis Einertson graduated from Colorado State University in 1994. He practiced in Palmer, Alaska for two years before joining the Heritage Pet Hospital team in 1996. He became co-owner in 2002. Dr. Einertson's primary interests are in small animal medicine and surgery. He has developed a strong interest in achieving remission in feline diabetics. Although insulin is used initially, he is often able to use a healthful diet to get these patients off of all medications. Preventing diabetes, obesity and numerous health conditions with proper diet has been an exciting chapter in his veterinary career.
Jennifer Watson, DVM
Dr. Jennifer Watson has over 15 years of experience in the veterinary field with the last 5 years as a veterinarian. Dr. Watson has a B.S. degree in Animal Science from Iowa State University and in 2007, graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine as one of the top students in her class. Since graduation, Dr. Watson has worked as a small animal practitioner in the Rochester area. In addition to the duties of a clinician, she also has a love for teaching and served as adjunct instructor for surgical nursing and clinical laboratory skills in the veterinary technician program at RCTC. Currently, she remains on the advisory board for the college. Dr. Watson's professional interests are internal medicine and dentistry. As a local resident and graduate of Lourdes high school, Dr. Watson is thrilled to have a permanent home at Heritage Pet Hospital.