Our Doctors - River Rapids Pet Hospital + Clinic

River Rapids Pet Hospital + Clinic

1615 Coon Rapids Blvd NW
Coon Rapids, MN 55433



River Rapids Pet Hospital + Clinic - Our Doctor


Dr. Jennifer Hale

Jennifer D. Hale, DVM


Veterinarian and Owner

Dr. Jennifer Hale was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota.

When asked in first grade what she wanted to be when she grew up, she answered, “Veterinarian!”

She has worked as a general practitioner, emergency medicine clinician and relief veterinarian (at more than 150 different hospitals).

She has 22+ years of experience in preventive care, emergency and internal medicine, surgery and dentistry. Dr. Hale loves animals and has dedicated her life to caring for pets and the people who love them.

If you are looking for a new vet or would like a second opinion, Dr. Hale would love to help.

When Dr. Hale is not at the hospital, she loves to spend time with her husband, daughter and pets.  Hobbies include traveling, gardening, biking and running (she ran track at Augustana College). 


Bachelor of Arts (Biology), magna cum laude, Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD  1996

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), University of Minnesota  2000

Jen, Veterinary Receptionist


Jen started as a vet tech over 10 years ago and joined the River Rapids Pet Hospital + Clinic in 2022.

She graduated from the University of MN with a bachelor’s degree in animal science.

She loves everything about pets but specializes in taking care of kitties, rabbits and special needs pets. She has 6 pets of her own: a black lab mix named Maizie, a brindle American Staffordshire Terrior mix named Boogie, a brown tabby rescue cat named Covie, a rabbit named Stewie, a bearded dragon named Argon and a Tortoise named Sheldon.

In her free time, she enjoys traveling, golfing, boating, and spending time with her family and friends.

Allison, Certified Veterinary Technician


Allison graduated from Argosy University in 2011. She has been working as a certified veterinary technician ever since. In that time, she has worked in general practice and emergency clinics. She joined the River Rapids Pet Hospital + Clinic in 2023. She is a Level III Certified Fear Free Professional.

Allison has two Old English Sheepdogs named Melvin and Matilda. They are her babies! In her free time, she likes to travel and spend time with her husband and friends and family.

Tanya, Veterinary Technician


Tanya graduated from Globe College in 1998 with her A.A.S degree. She joined River Rapids Pet Hospital + Clinic in 2023. Tanya lives in Fridley with her husband, Jon; two sons, Zach and Jake; three cats, Frankie, Gracie and Halo, and their dogs, Sully and Evie. 

In her spare time, Tanya enjoys softball, watching movies, and playing outside with her boys. Tanya is a Level III Certified Fear Free Professional.