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Conveniently located in Rochester, Minnesota, VCA Cascade Animal Medical Center is one of the most technologically advanced animal hospitals in this region of the country.

We also have become a staple of area pet owners seeking not only the best that veterinary medicine has to offer, but a warm and welcoming home for the care of their pets. We are the just-right mix of modern veterinary care and old-style Minnesota charm. Watch our video, and learn more about our facility and the fine people here at Cascade Animal Medical Center.

Please feel free to give us a call any time at (507) 282-8611 to set up an initial appointment or ask any questions you may have.

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Evelyn Richer
DVM Medical Director

Dr. Evelyn “Eve” Richer is a General Practitioner who has been with VCA Cascade Animal Medical Center since 2004. She is currently the medical director.

Dr. Richer’s areas of professional interest include all things feline, and internal medicine. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Animal Hospital Association, American Association of Feline Practitioners, and the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association. She is currently on the Cat Friendly Practice Advisory Council. She especially likes helping people understand cats and how to enrich cats' lives.

After graduating high school in Kenyon, MN, Dr. Richer entered Wellesley College in Massachusetts where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biology in 1982. As a senior she wrote an honors thesis on the production and use of monoclonal antibodies in an enzyme-linked immunosorbant assay. That fall, she enrolled in the University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine and earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1986. After veterinary school, she completed an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the Oradell Animal Hospital in New Jersey. She went on to practice in New Hampshire for a year, and then did some consulting while living in France for 3 years. She practiced in Massachusetts for 12 years before returning to Minnesota.She also participated in Project Samana, an outreach program of the Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association, a spay-and-neuter clinic in the Dominican Republic in 2000.

She and her husband, Sebastien, a master craftsman in ornamental architectural metal work, have two daughters. The family provides a home for two cats: Matou, a domestic shorthair rescued from the streets of Cape Cod, and Tigron,a domestic shorthair found abandoned on a farm.

Dr. Richer’s hobbies include cross country skiing, hiking, canoeing, cooking, and reading in English and French. She is an assistant referee for U.S. Rowing, and a coach for the elementary school cross country ski club.

CVT Hospital Manager

Certified Practice Manager (CVPM) and Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) Jennifer Lee has been with VCA Cascade Animal Medical Center since August of 2004 and has been working in the animal care field since 2003.

Jennifer has an Associate's degree in Applied Science for Veterinary Technician from Ridgewater College in Willmar, Minnesota in 2003. Jennifer also received her Certified Veterinary Practice Manager (CVPM) accreditation in 2014.

At home, Jennifer has a Siberian Husky named Ash, two Chihuahuas named Pluto and Pokey, one terrier mix named Kahlua and two cats named Luna and Simba. She likes to spend her free time with her family, going to the movies, hanging out with friends, and being outdoors as much as possible.


Our veterinarians are a team of highly trained individuals dedicated to the health and well-being of your pets. Explore our veterinarians' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital an excellent choice for your pet's care.


The hospital administration team consists of management personnel who oversee all staff members, hospital activities and the facilities. Together, they keep the hospital running smoothly, ensuring quality patient care and excellent client service. From the moment you check in, our administrative staff is here to deliver the best possible experience to you and your pet before, during and after your visit.

Client Services

We are committed to providing the best possible service and our Client Services team loves to exceed pet owner's expectations. Whether it's answering your calls, guiding you and your pet to the exam rooms or checking you in and out quickly, our Client Service representatives and Receptionists are dedicated to providing helpful client and patient support that raises the bar on customer service.

Pet Care Specialists

Just as we emphasize health, we also understand the value of providing a full line of care to our clients, which may include boarding and/or grooming services. Our team of caring and compassionate staff are here to offer your pets exceptional services that keep them feeling and looking their best while you're away.
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