Our Team – Veterinarians
Dr. Steven Wenum
Dr. Wenum grew up in Minnesota, in the Twin Cities area. He joined the Coast Guard and was stationed on the East Coast for 4 years. He moved back to Minnesota and attended the University of Minnesota for both undergraduate and graduate school. He graduated Veterinary school in 2000. Dr. Wenum has worked in the Emergency Field of Veterinary Medicine for more than 20 years. He enjoys the case load in an emergency setting and enjoys helping clients and their pets during a typically stressful period. His main professional interests include Emergency and Critical Care, Surgery and Diagnostic Imaging. His personal interest include spending time with his family, weight lifting, Muay Thai boxing, scuba diving and travel.
Dr. Bryan Birch
Dr. David Lindquist
Dr. Natasha Novik
Dr. Novik earned her DVM degree from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. She did her internship in small animal medicine and surgery at VCA Referral and Emergency Center in New York, NY.
Dr. Novik is passionate about surgery, critical care, and wound management. She speaks fluent Russian, is scuba diving certified, and has competed as a ballroom dancer. She has a Boston terrier named Louie and an orange tabby named Rishka, who she rescued while in vet school.
Dr. Shelby Stewart
Dr. Stewart is a 2020 graduate from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. She worked in emergency medicine for 2.5 years prior to veterinary school and clearly could not stay away. She has an 11-year-old little black cat named Zaz, who has been through everything from life on an island to moving to Minnesota in September of 2019. Originally from North Carolina, Dr. Stewart is always on the lookout for good BBQ! She truly loves this profession and strives to provide the compassion and care needed for everyone facing uncertainty and stress when coming to an emergency hospital.
Dr. Ericka Funfsinn – Since 2016
Dr. Jose Grenet – Since 2019
Dr. Jessica McGuigan – Since 2020