Our Story

About Belle Plaine Animal Hospital

Our Story

About Belle Plaine Animal Hospital

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Thank you for choosing Belle Plaine Animal Hospital for your pets’ healthcare. We are deeply committed to the bond you have with your pet and fostering a place for them to receive the best health care. We believe your pet is integral to your journey here.

We are a caring team that is dedicated to helping your pet be as healthy and happy as possible. Click here to meet our team. Click here for any questions you might have about our services.

Still haven’t found an answer to your question? Contact us at [email protected] or give us a call at 952-873-8387.

Mission Statement

We provide superior lifelong care to our patients in a fun and rewarding hospital because we abide by the following principles:

  • We believe there is a divine spark in every living thing.
  • We welcome and respect all those we serve.
  • We believe the best care is given in partnership with our patients and their people.
  • We are careful stewards of all resources; our own and our partners.

🌟 Honoring a Legacy of Care: Dr. Ricci Kelso 🌟

After an illustrious career spanning 34 years, we bid a fond farewell to Dr. Ricci Kelso, a cherished Belle Plaine Animal Hospital family member. Her retirement marks the end of an era, but it’s a celebration of her incredible journey with us.

About Dr. Ricci Kelso:

Dr. Kelso’s journey with Belle Plaine Animal Hospital began in 1989, and over the course of 34 remarkable years, she became an integral part of our community. Graduating with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Minnesota in 1984, she then achieved her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the U of M Veterinary School in 1989.

Dr. Kelso’s commitment to the well-being of our furry friends and her passion for veterinary care has left an indelible mark on countless lives. She feels honored and privileged to have spent 34 wonderful years forging connections with the fantastic animal lovers and their cherished companions who entrusted their care to her.

As we reflect on Dr. Kelso’s contributions, we express our deepest gratitude for her dedication, compassion, and the positive impact she has had on both the Belle Plaine Animal Hospital family and the broader community.