Coon Rapids Pet Hospital is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both routine and urgent care cases by appointment. We also see pet patients in need of diagnostic services, surgical, and dental care. Our doctors have many years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care.

Coon Rapids Pet Hospital is proud to serve the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area for everything pet-related. Our animal hospital is run by Dr. Jay Epping, who is a licensed, experienced veterinarian.

Dr. Jay Epping


Dr. Jay Epping graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2001 and has been practicing at both the Blaine Area Pet Hospital and Coon Rapids Pet Hospital since then. His special interests include orthopedics and soft tissue surgery. Dr. Epping currently does veterinary related consulting for such shows as Minnesota Bound and The History Channel’s Monster Quest. Outside of the office, if Dr. Epping isn’t fishing, he’s probably going fishing. He has two dogs, both Pudelpointers, Monte and Drax.

Dr. Mary Johnston


Dr. Johnston graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. Her interests include theriogenology, soft tissue surgery, and wound treatments (cat abscesses especially!). During her free time, she enjoys traveling, crafting, painting, and decorating her home.

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