Dr. Jeffrey Stueve, our Chief of Staff, graduated from St. John's University, MN in 2000 and then attended the University of Minnesota, where he graduated with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2006 and a Master's of Public Health in 2009. He initially pursued veterinary medicine because of his interests in math, science, and chemistry. He also felt that every day in veterinary medicine brought something new and exciting. Over time, he enjoyed making connections with owners and pets! By building relationships with families, he grew to understand more about how important pets are to their families and work transformed into a day of reconnecting with “furry” friends. His veterinary interests are dentistry, surgery, dermatology and preventive medicine.

Dr. Stueve is married and has four children (twin boys and two little princesses). His family inspires and challenges him to be better every day and they show him the importance of work/life balance. Dr. Stueve loves the outdoors and is particularly passionate about wildlife conservation and forestry and wants to make sure he leaves a better legacy for his kids. 

Dr. Ian Drummond earned his BS from the University of Minnesota in 1978. His travels toward becoming a veterinarian got sidetracked briefly with being a dairy farmer. He loved working with dairy cows, especially Jerseys, but soon realized his future lay with companion animals. He attended he University of Minnesota and in 1985 graduated with a DVM degree.

He has been at CPCC since 1986, and in 1989 purchased the clinic. Over the years he has had the privilege of working with and been inspired by some amazing team members and serving incredible people and their dog and cat companions (with the occasional rat, rabbit and duck along the way!). He is constantly awed by observing the human-animal bond and the power these creatures have to transform and enrich our lives. 

Dr. Karin Harp began her education at McGill University, graduating with her BA with the class of 1985. She later went on to get her MS from Northwestern University in 1984 and graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1990 with her DVM. 

Dr. Sameera Nalla grew up in Worthington, Minnesota and knew from an early age that she wanted to work with animals. She received her undergraduate degree from Carleton College in Northfield, MN and spent much of her free time shadowing at veterinary clinics and volunteering at a local shelter. After college, Dr. Nalla earned her DVM degree from the University of Minnesota. While in veterinary school, she volunteered at a clinic through school that provided basic pet care to low and no-income families and also worked as a veterinary assistant in a dermatology clinic. Preventive care is important to Dr. Nalla, and she loves speaking with families about how they can help their pet live life to the fullest.

dvm joy stoeckmann 200pxDr. Joy Stoeckmann grew up in Delano, Minnesota and received her undergraduate and graduate degree from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Joy is Fear Free Certified and in addition to preventative healthcare, her special interests include soft tissue surgery, end of life care, reproduction, and ophthalmology.

Dr. Joy grew up showing German Shepherds and frequently has foster kittens in her home. She currently lives with her fiance, John, and her three cats; Aurora, Boots, and Iris. In her free time, Dr. Joy enjoys reading, kayaking, visiting the North Shore, visiting craft breweries, and is always up for a game of cornhole!