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Blue Cross Animal Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota

At Blue Cross Animal Hospital we know that your pets are part of the family; we want them to be a part of our family too! Our goal is to keep them happy and healthy throughout all of their life stages. Our talented team of doctors recognizes it’s essential that we get to know each pet and their owners so we can offer individualized plans for care or treatment. The kind & knowledgeable staff will always put your pet’s health and wellness first. We believe in comprehensive and compassionate care for all animals and always make sure to treat them with the utmost professional and personal responsibility.

We are here to service the cities of Minneapolis, MN, Richfield, MN, Edina, MN, Bloomington, MN, St. Paul, MN, Eden Prairie, MN, St. Louis Park, MN, Eagan, MN, Apple Valley, MN, Burnsville, MN and more!

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★★★★★ BCAH is a wonderful, clean, caring and trustworthy veterinarian clinic in south Minneapolis. I have been taking my pets to BCAH for 20+ years and always will as long as I live in MN. DR Jarvi is the best!!Susie Q.Susie Q. ★★★★★ Kind, gentle, and helpful with my sweet old pup.Susan E. S.Susan E. S. ★★★★★ This place has taken amazing care of my two kittens and when an issue came up scheduling one of my kittens getting fixed, they worked with me to fit her in the next dayTipTapSlapTipTapSlap ★★★★★ My experience was wonderful. If you’re looking for a clinic then I’d highly recommend this one. They got us checked in within a minute of arrival and our appointment lasted maybe 30 minutes. The staff are friendly and efficient, I can tell they really care about their clients. I’m very pleased with the experience we had and will be coming back.Luca S.Luca S. ★★★★★ Great experience at our annual wellness visit for our cat,Clyde at Blue Cross Animal Hospital. All of the staff are friendly,caring, and knowledgeable. Dr. Sarah Bourn was very thorough in her exam. I appreciated receiving a call from her the next day with Clyde’s test results. Clyde was happy too and gave the Dr a little head bump!😊Sharon F.Sharon F. ★★★★★ Love this vet. All the staff are lovely and really caring about the animals. We have two dogs, and they are treated really well by the vets and technicians.Julia H.Julia H. ★★★★★ We've been searching for a vet that our 3 cats and 1 dog could go to for long term care preventative care. Our previous vet wasn't as compassionate or professional as they once were. The dynamics changed over there since COVID, and we needed to find a new place.We found Blue Cross Animal Hospital from a simple Google search and even from just the first initial call to set things up, everyone was super nice and friendly and willing to help us. The staff are so quick to respond to emails too! We love all the staff here and they are so sweet and compassionate.Dr. Jarvi and Dr. Mack are some of the best and most compassionate doctors we've ever seen. They are very gentle with our pets. We haven't had the chance to work with the other doctors yet, but we are certain they are of the same caliber.On countless occasions, we've had urgent problems with our cats that we needed to address and BCAH has been there to assist every time. Even if they were super busy, they found a way to get us in for a walk-in just so our cat was taken care of. That's truly amazing.I could say so much more about how well BCAH has treated us and our pets, but I will avoid turning this into a book.Thank you so, so much for all you folks do to service our animals! We are loyal customers now because you are loyal to our pets and their wellbeing!Kevin K.Kevin K. ★★★★★ We’ve been taking our furkids there for years, love them.Sam T.Sam T. ★★★★★ My petkids & i love the spirit and skilled services provided by this clinic! As a longtime customer, I'm as satisfied with the newer staff members as i was with the former ones . . . some, even more so. The vet techs and vets have HUGE hearts for the dogs & cats they tend to and are patient and caring with us human clients, too.If the services of a specialist not on-staff are required for care, arrangements can be made with some of the area's finest DVMs.After taking my previous dog elsewhere for urgent treatment during the pandemic, I was happy to return to BCAH for the consistent, loving care we've come to expect and appreciate. Just ask Spur (see photo).pam C.pam C. ★★★★★ Blue Cross Animal Hospital is amazing. They continue to take care of my pups in the best way possible. They actually take great care of me too. I will never go anywhere else unless it is a place they recommend! Thank you from myself as well as Diego and Frida!Karina G.Karina G. ★★★★★ We’ve been bringing our animals here for a very long time. A little spendy however they provide very good service with kind and caring doctors.Chris M.Chris M. ★★★★★ We've been getting great care at Blue Cross for years with multiple dogs.Steve C.Steve C. ★★★★★ We have been taking our Golden to Blue Cross for three years now and absolutely love them. The doctors are so kind and caring, don’t push unnecessary meds/tests, provide all options but are also conscious of your budget, and are great at educating you as a pet owner.Nicole C.Nicole C. ★★★★★ The staff has been very helpful and fully explain and answer all concerns I have had. My dog id reactive and they have been very understanding and accommodating.Pat M.Pat M. ★★★★★ Super vet care! Gentle, compassionate care, even for my difficult pets. And no pressure to use unproven supplements and treatments. The care has always been science-based.Mary A.Mary A. ★★★★★ I have been going here for years and I love it. I wouldn’t trust my dog or family cats anywhere else! Roseanna’s also the best!Daniella C.Daniella C. ★★★★★ Great, friendly staff. They are very patient with my scared little problem child.Debby M.Debby M. ★★★★★ Wonderful, compassionate staff. Responds to questions and concerns. Provide information and recommendations for keeping my dog healthy.LuAnn Y.LuAnn Y. ★★★★★ Blue cross animal hospital has taken great care of our pets for years. We always feel special when we go there.Mike G.Mike G. ★★★★★ I have an XL Breed Dog who can be a handful. Dr Kathleen is wonderful with her and also makes me feel heard and understood. She outlines the pros and cons of each decision and so I feel confident in my choices.Missy S.Missy S. ★★★★★ I have been taking my pets to Blue Cross Animal Hospital for over 30 years. The doctors are wonderful and it's conveniently located in my neighborhood.Laura D.Laura D. ★★★★★ Dr. Jarvi is a miracle worker with spicy kitties who don't like the vet! She brings calm into the room during what is normally a stressful situation for both my cat and me.erin B.erin B. ★★★★★ We've been coming to Blue Cross since we moved here in 1998. They have been great working with us and caring for our many dogs over the years. They are professional, kind, and knowledgeable. They rock!Anita B.Anita B. ★★★★★ Sadly we had to put our family dog down yesterday! It was easily in the top 5 worst days of my life. All of the staff were so sweet and comforting.Jeffrey L.Jeffrey L. ★★★★★ Love Blue Cross! They're very kind and understanding of my dog's unique emotional needs, and provide excellent care.Christine H.Christine H. ★★★★★ Took my cat in multiple times over a 2.5 month period. The staff were kind and attentive. Dr. Thiem was a great help.Lincoln C.Lincoln C. ★★★★★ All staff very kind and informativeGorysue G.Gorysue G. ★★★★★ BCAH staff are attentive, caring, good listeners and have given my 2 dogs great care.Sara T.Sara T. ★★★★★ The staff, technicians and doctor were amazing. Extremely thorough with the initial exams for my two dogs. Helpful and knowledgeable and would highly recommend to others.Jules Preston H.Jules Preston H. ★★★★★ I took my new kitten to Blue Cross when we got him in January of this year and the support staff and the Vets are wonderful! They always remember my cat and treat him, and I, like old friends who have stopped by to visit. The Vet's are incredibly patient, answering all of my questions, and help to educate me on how to keep my little guy healthy and happy. When it was time for my kitten to be neutered the Vet walked through the procedure and the aftercare that would be needed, with me beforehand. The team took wonderful care of my kitten and called a couple of times to check-in with us in the days following.I have found the pricing for services to be onpar with other vets in the area as I did check out several before coming to Blue Cross. I liked their hours, especially Saturday's as this works beautifully for my schedule.It's a good hospital with knowledgeable staff that care. If you are looking for a new vet practice, I think you should give them a chance.Aian LAian L ★★★★★ Great vets.The vet techs have given me some great advice when I have had a concern with my pet.tacobella6tacobella6 ★★★★★ We love our vet!Pat C.Pat C. ★★★★★ Everyone is always super nice and friendly! The service is really affordable and worth going here for!Morgan W.Morgan W. ★★★★★ It’s a welcoming place RIGHT when you walk in! The doctors listen to you and they take wonderful care of the animals in there! It’s just a great place to bring your pets!Nicole B.Nicole B. ★★★★★ I had a cat that had to be euthanized and the staff was wonderful even though had never used their clinic before. Got a sympathy card from them a few days later. Highly recommend this clinic.Lois A.Lois A. ★★★★★ I just love Dr. Kathleen and her staff. I have been a client for 25-years and I always received excellent care.Elizabeth E.Elizabeth E. ★★★★★ Blue Cross Animal Hospital is above and beyond in their care and treatment when our dog got sick this week. Twice we were squeezed into a busy day so we could find out what was wrong. I also remember the welcome we received when we first adopted our dog as a rescue. We’re sold on this group!Deanne L.Deanne L. ★★★★★ Took my newly adopted dog here for his free wellness exam. Everyone is so friendly & the vet was very knowledgeable. I'd definitely go back!Ms. DMs. D ★★★★★ I have taken my cats here for over 30 years. The vets are all great and helpful. I think half of being a vet is managing the owners and all of the staff do a great job with that. I can get an appointment when I need one. They are able to help determine end of life issues, which is a very hard decision for a pet owner. I would not take my pets anywhere else.Karen S.Karen S. ★★★★★ Everyone is very kind, professional and helpful. The doctor called me after we brought our cat home to check how everything was going and she was open to receive calls during the weekend in case of emergency. My kitty had surgery and she recovered very quickly.Ml A.Ml A. ★★★★★ They took great care of my fur baby during her vaccinations and spay! As a first time pet owner I wanted to make sure I was prepared for proper aftercare. All staff were extremely helpful answering questions and made me feel comfortable when leaving the vet!Amber P.Amber P. ★★★★★ Friendly, knowledgeable and caring. I have brought my furry buddies there for about 20 tears and never had any complaintsRichard G.Richard G. ★★★★★ Everyone there was super nice and were very informative when it came to information and procedure instructions. I would definitely recommend them to my family and friends in the future. Thank you for showing me and my 3 cats lots of love during there fixing processes!Alyshia H.Alyshia H. ★★★★★ I love vetting at Blue Cross Animal Hospital. I've had great experiences with all of the staff. They are kind, respectful and welcoming. The doctors are knowledgable and always explain what's going on with my pet in great detail. When I've had to take my cat in for emergency vetting, they were responsive and informative every step of the way. I've recommended Blue Cross Animal Hospital to a close friend who now takes her dog here and she loves it too!Kathryn T.Kathryn T. ★★★★★ Excellent ServiceMary B.Mary B. ★★★★★ Been coming here for a few years, and the staff are always super helpful and friendly! Give them the benefit of the doubt when they are swamped with customers. It can be stressful if they’re super busy! Be kind:)Clay S.Clay S. ★★★★★ All vets are awesome here and the care is excellent!!sarah J.sarah J. ★★★★★ Brought my cat on for a checkup nail trimmings and shots. The were super friendly and accommodatingLucaLuca ★★★★★ I can’t say enough good things about the people who work here. I truly feel that every one of them is personally invested in the health of my cats. I feel so supported by all the vets and staff.Erin P.Erin P. ★★★★★ I had a wonderful experience at this clinic. The staff got me in for an appointment within 2 days. I am so thankful considering it was an urgent matter. My cat turned out to be perfectly fine and I was pleasantly surprised at how affordable my appointment was considering he only ended up needing a vaccine. The receptionist came out to give my cat some love afterwards.Kyla O.Kyla O. ★★★★★ We are so pleased with the care that is provided by all the staff at Blue Cross Animal Hospital. Our pup Gwen is a rescue and is very timid and fearful. They demonstrate heart-warming compassion whenever they interact with her.Mary S.Mary S. ★★★★★ I appreciate all the love and care you provided my male cat Gonzo. The staff and vet were extremely helpful and I especially appreciated the help and advice given by Dr. Michelle. Thank you!Betsy W.Betsy W. ★★★★★ Friendly staff, doctor explained everything clearly and offered options with no pressure.Christopher K.Christopher K. ★★★★★ The best!Aaron J.Aaron J. ★★★★★ The team was timely, responsive and caring on all fronts.Bob N.Bob N. ★★★★★ We took our kitten there recently to be neutered and the procedure was quick and working with the staff to arrange the curbside drop off/pick up for before and after was smooth! The vet called right after the surgery was completed to give an update on how it wentKaitlyn S.Kaitlyn S. ★★★★★ I took my dog to see vet Linnea Thiem and I really liked her. She empathized with me when I told her the issues that my dog have experienced. I am so happy that ever since then my dog has gotten better. Thank you so much Linnea!Bb X.Bb X. ★★★★★ A great group of really caring folks. I'm glad to have the team taking such good care of my dog.Charlie M.Charlie M. ★★★★★ I always appreciate the attention to detail and overall care the vets provide here, even in unprecedented times with the pandemic. Friendly, personable and compassionate staff! My 13 year old crabby dog approves!Sara W.Sara W. ★★★★☆ Have been bringing my cats here for many years and they have my trust for fair pricing and a ZEN like way with my fearful kittys. A little trouble trying to get diabetes supplies and how to get what and where but that will sort out I'm sure.A good clinic ! !mark S.mark S. ★★★★☆ I have been going here for years. Dr Kathleen is the only Dr left who I know. Glad you can come into the lobby to check in again. It feels more "normal" 😊Jeanne T.Jeanne T.js_loader

Come See Us


Click address for directions:

5328 Lyndale Avenue South,
Minneapolis, MN 55419

Monday

7:30am - 6:00pm

Tuesday

7:30am - 6:00pm

Wednesday

7:30am - 6:00pm

Thursday

7:30am - 6:00pm

Friday

7:30am - 6:00pm

Saturday

7:30am - 1:00pm

Sunday

Closed

Our Services

We are proud to offer a wide range of services for your pet at Blue Cross Animal Hospital, ranging from wellness care and laboratory services to surgery and dental health care. We even have an on-site pharmacy. Our knowledgeable and compassionate team has been proud to serve the pets of SW Minneapolis since the 1930’s.

We want you to know you can rely on us for all aspects of your pet’s care. We look forward to helping them stay healthy and seeing them through all of their life stages. We promise at Blue Cross Animal Hospital to treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

What's Next

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    Call us or schedule an appointment online.

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    Meet with a doctor for an initial exam.

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    Put a plan together for your pet.

All the vets at Blue Cross are excellent, but Dr. Deb has been my dogs’ special vet for 30+ years. She has done superb treatment, including surgery, and I’m glad to know she will continue for many years to come!

Elisabeth A.

We’re on our fourth dog, over a period of nearly 30 years, and I would never consider switching practices. The staff is wonderful; they truly care about your pet as though he or she were their own. We are big fans of Dr. Deb and all of the other professionals.

Molly S.

Very good place to bring your animals too and very caring people Deb is the best.

Bernita Q.

The staff here are amazing! They truly love our pets and go above and beyond. We are customers for life ever since Debra saved our dog from a very bad situation over a recent weekend during off hours. They really care, they didn’t bat an eye at giving him the extra care he needed. Now he’s back to being a happy pup and we couldn’t be more thankful to Blue Cross Animal Hospital.

Ben W.

I’ve been taking all of my animals to Blue Cross for over 20 years. They have seen every Dr. there, and everyone has always been good to us. The office manager and staff are also great! I had an issue for the 1st time today, and it was dealt with quickly and very professionally. I appreciate them and all that they do

Crystal G.