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Testimonial

Our Veterinarians

Dr. Jodie Hanson

Dr. Hanson (formerly Dr. Starks) has been a member of the Como Park Animal Hospital family for years, having worked as a veterinary assistant during her undergraduate years, as well as being invited back to practice as a preventative care veterinarian following completion of vet school.  We were so lucky to have her join our emergency team in 2012.

She received her Veterinary Doctorate from the University of Minnesota in 2012, along with a Masters in Public Health. She is an active member of VECCS, AMVA and MVMA.

Dr. Hanson's special interests include public health and disease control. When she isn’t at AfterHours Veterinary Care, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their cat, and enjoys reading, traveling, spending time with family, craft beer and the outdoors.

Dr. Dawn Todd

Dr. Todd has been with AHVC since 2012 and is our current Emergency Medical Director.  She has been practicing emergency veterinary medicine in Michigan and the Twin Cities for over 20 years.

She received her Veterinary Doctorate from Iowa State University in 1991.She is an active member of VECCS, AAV, AMVA and MVMA.

Dr. Todd's special interests include emergency surgery and internal medicine. When she isn’t at AfterHours Veterinary Care, she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and her pet family including a variety of dogs, one cat and an Amazon parrot named, Mozart. She enjoys the sport of flyball with her dogs and has been competing since 1992.  Her other hobbies include gardening, any fitness class and relaxing on a beach by the ocean. 

Dr. Steph Torfin

Dr. Torfin has been with AHVC since 2012.  Prior to that she practiced emergency medicine for over 10 years in the Twin Cities.  We were lucky to meet her for the first time when she chose Como Park Animal Hospital as a sight for an in-clinic veterinary preceptorship during vet school.

She received her Veterinary Doctorate from the University of Minnesota in 2002.  Following graduation, she chose to continue her education with an option 1 year intership in Emergency and Critical Care.  She is an active member of VECCS, AMVA and MVMA.

Dr. Torfin's special interests include wound management and critical care.  When she isn’t at AfterHours Veterinary Care, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their dogs, reading and travel. (She's climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro!)