Meet Our Team
Dr. Deb Hlavka
Dr. Deb Hlavka was raised on a Minnesota dairy farm, where she quickly decided to go into small animal medicine, although she still loves cows. Her undergraduate years were spent at St. Cloud State University. Following graduation from the University of Minnesota Veterinary School in 1982, she began at Blue Cross Animal Hospital and has been here ever since. In her spare time, Dr. Deb enjoys gardening with her dogs, reading, and doing crossword puzzles. She is owned by three miniature dachshunds and a cat.
Dr. Aimee Meyer
Dr. Aimee Meyer grew up in Minnetonka and Wayzata, MN with a Yorkshire Terrier named Oliver. After studying Biology and German at Lafayette College in Pennsylvania, Dr. Aimee worked in a research lab at HCMC. Dr. Aimee graduated from the University of Minnesota Veterinary School in 1999. She then moved to a small town in rural Vermont where she treated farm animals as well as domestic pets. After two years, she came back to Minnesota and started at Blue Cross in 2001. In her spare time, Dr. Aimee likes to sail, cross country ski, and practice yoga. She shares her home with two cats.
Dr. Kathleen McJunkin
Dr. Kathleen McJunkin was a Clinical Laboratory Scientist before getting her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota. She came to Blue Cross Animal Hospital in 2007. She shares her home with her husband, one dog, and five goldfish. Frequent visitors are her three children with their spouses and her six grandchildren. Two “grand-puppies” also occasionally get to visit! Her latest thrill was to experience dolphins playing by her boat while she was watching for gray whales and their babies. Her many other interests include quilting, crocheting, baking, golfing, and skiing.
Dr. Michelle Todd
Dr. Michelle Todd was raised on a beef farm in southeast Minnesota. Her love of animals started early with a string of barn cats and farm dogs following her everywhere she went! Dr. Michelle graduated from the University of Minnesota Veterinary College in 2006 and came to Blue Cross Animal Hospital in 2013. She, her husband, and their children share their home with one Golden Retriever and one very opinionated cat. In her spare time, Dr. Michelle enjoys playing with her family, reading, knitting, and otherwise being creative.
Kelby, Practice Manager, CVT
Kelby joined the Blue Cross Family in 2006 as a Veterinary Assistant. He graduated with his Associates of Applied Science- Veterinary Technology Degree from Argosy University in 2009 and transitioned roles to a Certified Veterinary Technician. In August of 2017, Kelby took over as Blue Cross’s new Practice Manager. Kelby loves medicine and continuing his education, with his main interests being in anesthesia and pain management. He enjoys spending his spare time with his family and friends, hiking, biking, roller-blading, playing video games, and napping with his three cats Nibbles, Batman, and Akroma.
Certified Veterinary Technicians
Brittney, Delaney, Kelby, Kelsey, Natalee, and Rosanna
Not Pictured: Beth, Laurie
Assistant Technician: Evan
Alexa, Chandra, Kristen, Jordan, Taylor E. and Taylor M.
Not Pictured: Kristina, Mary and Paige