November 20 was the last day for Dr. Anna Ulfeng with Cedar Pet Clinic Lake Elmo. After eighteen years working for Cedar Pet, Dr. Ulfeng is changing her focus to all emergency medicine. Here, Dr. Baillie recalls her time in the practice.
"Dr. Ulfeng started with us at Cedar Pet Clinic Minneapolis when she was an undergraduate in college, working in animal care which involves feeding animals, walking dogs, and a lot of cleaning kennels. When she started at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, she worked assisting the veterinary technicians with medical and surgical care. We were proud to welcome her as her first job after she graduated as a veterinarian in 1999; she started just a few weeks after her June graduation, and has been with us ever since.
At the beginning of her career, Dr. Ulfeng worked full time at both our clinic locations, Minneapolis and Lake Elmo. After her first child was born in 2004, she went to part-time in Lake Elmo, and has developed strong relationships with clients and with their pets with her tremendous work ethic, her dedication to good medicine, and her genuine love for the work. She has been committed to continuing education for all the species we work with here, and a great staff person. She has been especially good with children who come in with their sick animals, and stepped up to assist in our volunteer veterinary work for The Wildcat Sanctuary. She's been a wonderful colleague and an important part of Cedar Pet Clinic for nearly twenty years.
Dr. Ulfeng will be working at the Animal Emergency Clinic, a new opportunity for professional growth, expanding her knowledge of emergency veterinary medicine. We wish her all the best in her new work."