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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★★★★★ 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. ★★★★★ I’ve been really happy coming here, they were the closest place to me accepting new patients during the pandemic, and have been so consistently caring and cooperative. Not pushy with additional services/vaccines, just try to give you the best info they can and let you make the decision. Brought my new puppy here for her first visit recently and we did a round of “pass the puppy”, which I honestly think helped her overcome some anxiety issues, it was great! Prices have seemed really reasonable, but I don’t have much experience with other places to compareEric H.Eric H. ★★★★★ 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. ★★★★★ I've trusted Blue Cross Animal Hospital with two different beloved dogs. I've always felt that they were caring experts who charge competitive rates. Vet services can be highly emotionally charged, distressing and very expensive no matter where you go. I feel as though they always do their best to get to the heart of the health issue and offer thoughtful advice.Nicole C.Nicole C. ★★★★★ 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. ★★★★★ BCAH is a wonderful, clean, caring and trustworthy veterinarian clinic in south Minneapolis. I have been taking my pets to BCAH for 15+ years and always will as long as I live in MN.Susie Q.Susie Q. ★★★★★ 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. ★★★★★ I have been taking my dogs here for years. The staff is so friendly and I can tell they genuinely love dogs. They have been very helpful with suggestions to give my senior dog, 15 years, the best quality of life. I just took my 4 month old puppy there and they were very gentle with her. I think the price of their services are very economical and I know my “kids” are getting great care.jean D.jean D. ★★★★★ 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 accommodatingtina “TheAWESOME” B.tina “TheAWESOME” B. ★★★★★ 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 and good prices. Call ahead as they are often busy.Alex S.Alex S. ★★★★★ 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. ★★★★★ The staff are always friendly and patient with my extra questions. They just launched a new app that makes scheduling and keeping up with your pet’s health even easier. Thank you, Blue Cross!Casey C.Casey C. ★★★★★ Have loved this place and all its staff for years!Mike C.Mike C. ★★★★★ I've been going to BCAH for over 20 years. I recommend them without any reservations.Wendy M.Wendy M. ★★★★★ Client for decades. Great staff.f K.f K. ★★★★★ Great service, best vet in town!Justin K.Justin K. ★★★★★ The staff are very nice and have taken excellent care of my furry friends! We have taken 2 dogs and 4 cats there so far.Cassandra M.Cassandra M. ★★★★★ Always caring and friendly. We've been bringing our pets here for years.Sean M.Sean M. ★★★★☆ 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

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5328 Lyndale Avenue South,
Minneapolis, MN 55419


7:30am - 6:00pm


7:30am - 6:00pm


7:30am - 6:00pm


7:30am - 6:00pm


7:30am - 6:00pm


7:30am - 1:00pm



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.