The staff at Waite Park Vet Hospital will make sure that your pets are well taken care of when they visit our hospital. Their passion and love of pets allows them to provide the best possible care. Most of our staff are pet owners themselves, so they treat our patients as if they were they own. Our friendly and attentive staff will make sure that you and your pets are treated with respect from the moment that you call to make your appointment until you come back the next time!
Dr. Glenn Nielsen, DVM
Dr. Nielsen’s love of pets started in 1955 when he helped his parents raise and train field trial Golden retrievers, black Labradors and Chesapeake Bay Retrievers. He carried that passion as he worked and studied at the University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine.
While at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Nielsen had the opportunity to build his skills in a number of key areas. He assisted in the testing and research of new drugs for open-angle glaucoma and was selected to be part of a specialized student surgical team to hone his skills in various surgical procedures.
Dr. Nielsen was introduced to holistic veterinary medicine in 1976 and has since incorporated some of those methods into his veterinary medicine practice.
In 1979, Dr. Nielsen bought Waite Park Veterinary Hospital in Waite Park, MN. He practiced all aspects of veterinary medicine and in 1980 began offering alternative cancer therapies. Almost immediately, the alternative cancer therapies had helped cure several cancer patients. 1987 saw the addition of chiropractic care and acupuncture to our quickly expanding list of services. These alternative treatments proved to be a great success among patients and led Dr. Nielsen to attend the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association’s annual meeting in 1990. This meeting acted as the catalyst in transforming Waite Park Vet Hospital from a strictly traditional Western medicine veterinary hospital into a hospital that practices integrative medicine (a unique blend of Western medicine and holistic medicine).
Becoming a Veterinary Technician in 1979, Linda graduated MIM and started her internship at Waite Park Veterinary Hospital that fall. Linda was Certified as a Veterinary Technician the first year it was offered, 1989. Since April 1980, she has been an employee at WPVH.
Boston Terriers is Linda’s favorite dog, of which she has two. In 2007, Linda rescued a puppy that was in poor condition, however Nick was able to make a full recovery and recently became a big brother – Sophie was born August 2016!
“I became a Veterinary Technician because of my interest in Sciences and animals – I grew up with all types of pets and wildlife.”