Laura Toddie

Laura Toddie

DVM

Dr. Laura Toddie knew that she wanted to become a veterinarian since the second grade. She was an expert at helping snakes, turtles, mice, ducks and other birds, often splinting wings with popsicle sticks and hand feeding orphaned rabbits and squirrels. A 1991 University of Minnesota graduate, she has been a veterinarian at Heritage Pet Hospital since 1991, and a co-owner since 2002. Her passion for a large variety of animals is evident in the home she shares with her husband, Rod, and her daughter Jane. They currently have 2 dogs, 3 cats, and 2 turtles, a cockatiel and a rabbit. When she is not cleaning cages and litterboxes, Laura enjoys reading, tennis and travel.

Travis Einertson

Travis Einertson

DVM

Dr. Travis Einertson graduated from Colorado State University in 1994. He practiced in Palmer, Alaska for two years before joining the Heritage Pet Hospital team in 1996. He became co-owner in 2002. Dr. Einertson’s primary interests are in small animal medicine and surgery. He has developed a strong interest in achieving remission in feline diabetics. Although insulin is used initially, he is often able to use a healthful diet to get these patients off of all medications. Preventing diabetes, obesity and numerous health conditions with proper diet has been an exciting chapter in his veterinary career.

Jennifer Watson

Jennifer Watson

DVM

Dr. Jennifer Watson is a 2007 graduate of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine.  She grew up locally in Rochester, attending Lourdes High School and then pursuing an undergraduate degree in Animal Science from Iowa State University.  Dr. Watson has a special interest in internal medicine, critical care, and sees many of our behavior cases in clinic.  Labradors have a special place in Dr. Watson’s heart, and she has recently adopted Toby, a former service dog trainee who just loves people too much to be a working dog!  Dr. Watson enjoys traveling, hiking, pilates, and yoga in her spare time.

Benjamin Finkel

Benjamin Finkel

DVM

Dr. Benjamin Finkel earned his Bachelor of Sciences degree in Animal Sciences at Washington State University. Upon completion of his undergraduate program, Dr. Finkel traveled to Europe to ride for a Holsteiner equestrian sales facility in Verden, Germany. He returned to Washington State University for veterinary school, graduating in 2019. Throughout vet school, he worked as a teaching assistant in the university’s clinical skills laboratory, where he helped students learn surgical skills and procedures. Most recently, Dr. Finkel was awarded the “American Animal Hospital Association Award for Proficiency in Primary Care” scholarship. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his French bulldog, Paloma, and competing in dressage and 3-day eventing with his horse, Grigio. He is most excited to be joining the Heritage Pet Hospital team!