Our Team – Veterinarians

Dr. Ericka Funfsinn

Dr. Ericka Funfsinn

Veterinarian

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Dr. Funfsinn loves to learn and began her veterinary education with an Associates of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology from San Juan College. She went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University in Zoology with a concentration in ecology, evolution and organismal biology. She is a recent graduate from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. Being an emergency veterinarian is Dr. Funfsinn’s passion as she enjoys the fast pace and getting to help animals in their most critical time. When she isn’t practicing medicine, she loves playing with her daughter outside, relaxing with her husband and doing yard work. She also shares her home with Harlan, a Black Mouth Cur mix, Atley, a long haired orange cat, Jasper, a grey tabby, Neeko, a green cheek conure, Leo a dilute blue parrotlet and two fish tanks.

Dr. Bill Graham

Dr. Bill Graham

Veterinarian

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Dr. Graham graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1986 and quickly found a passion for emergency medicine and a need for an after hours clinic in the south metro. He was one of the original founders and helped to start South Metro Animal Emergency Care in 1988. Dr. Graham has worked full time in emergency medicine since 1988 and takes a special interest in the patient that presents with Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus. In his spare time Dr. Graham enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf. His Animal family consists of 2 dogs, 2 cats and plenty of fish.
Dr. Jennifer Heesen

Dr. Jennifer Heesen

Veterinarian

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Dr. Jenn Heesen grew up in central California with one younger sister and two loving parents.  Her family is originally from the Twin Cities area and in 2005 she chose to make Minnesota her home. At a young age, Dr. Heesen developed an interest in medicine from her father who was an emergency room physician.  Although it was her father’s influence that inspired a future in medicine, it was her love of animals that ultimately drove her focus toward veterinary medicine.  She graduated with honors from Saint Cloud State University in 2009, completing her Bachelor’s degree in biomedical science.  In 2013, she earned her DVM degree from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, where she focused on small animal medicine. Dr. Heesen currently lives in rural Minnesota south of the twin cities with her fiancé Chad and Senegal parrot, Pepper.  When she is not working at South Metro, she enjoys volunteering at the humane society, hiking, backpacking, rock climbing and game nights with family and friends.

Dr. David Lindquist

Dr. David Lindquist

Veterinarian

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David Lindquist, DVM, received his undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago in 1991. He then graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, School of Veterinary Medicine, in 1995. He has practiced small animal medicine at several clinics since then. He completed an emergency and critical care internship at the Animal Emergency Center in Glendale, WI, in 2004. Dr. Lindquist joined SMAEC in 2008. He lives in Baldwin, WI, with his wife, their 3 daughters and 2 dogs. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, gardening, being a volunteer driver for the VA Hospital and being active in the Roberts Lions Club.

Dr. Steven Wenum

Dr. Steven Wenum

Veterinarian

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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 14 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.

Relief Veterinarians

Dr. Eric Hawksford – Since 1995

Dr. Charlotte Flint – Since 2003

Dr. Dennis Horter – Since 2006

Dr. Kathy Rausch – Since 2015

Dr. Colleen Guidot – Since 2016

Dr. Audrey Seling – Since 2016

Dr. Chris Koester – Since 2017

Dr. Margaret Gordon – Since 2017