Melissa Eisenschenk, MS, DVM, DACVD
Dr. Melissa Eisenschenk is a board-certified veterinary dermatologist. She completed her Bachelor of Science with minors in Animal Science and Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin- River Falls and attended veterinary school at the University of Minnesota. After vet school, she was in private practice for 4 years in Rochester and Minneapolis, and then returned in 2006 to the University of Minnesota for a dermatology residency (3 year program) and Master’s degree. She passed dermatology board exams in 2009. Dr. Eisenschenk worked out of the Oakdale Animal Emergency and Referral Center as a Veterinary Dermatologist for 3.5 years before starting Pet Dermatology Clinic. She has a bunch of city chickens, a husband, and 2 daughters, Mae and Bea. Click here for publications.
DeLahna is the office manager for the clinic, she worked with Dr. Eisenschenk for years before Pet Dermatology Clinic opened. She is very knowledgeable about pets with skin disease, and is often complimented by clients on how caring and helpful she is. She does about a thousand critical tasks at the clinic, yet somehow finds time to constantly foster and rehabilitate multiple homeless pets, volunteer for animal rescues, and care for her own pets. We will not list all of her pets :), pictured is Pryce. Pryce was rescued as a puppy who was going to be euthanized for a cleft lip, he is now 16 years old. DeLahna also enjoys fishing, playing piano, and landscaping.
Leslie currently lives in Monticello, MN and graduated in 1998 from Ridgewater College, with an A.A.S. degree in Veterinary Technology. She has been with Pet Dermatology Clinic since July 2014. She really enjoys helping with procedures at the clinic that involve anesthesia (like middle ear flushes). Leslie loves spending time scrap-booking and spending time outside with her husband and 3 children. She enjoys supporting her children’s hockey, soccer, Cub Scouts, and Girls Scouts activities. She also has a Labrador retriever named Rylee.
Charli has been a practicing CVT since 2013. She graduated from NDSU with a 4-year Bachelors of Science in Veterinary Technology, and then spent several years in private practice honing her skills before deciding to pursue specialty medicine and all the interesting cases it brings. When she isn’t working with pets to make them feel more comfortable, she spends her free time with her own pets Nami, a young cat that keeps her busy, and Bandit, a 14-year-old husky who doesn’t know he’s 14, and still likes to sprint alongside her when she goes longboarding!
Blair developed an interest in dermatology by assisting Dr. Eisenschenk with her monthly visits to Heritage Pet Hospital in Rochester. Blair moved to the cities to pursue her goal of becoming a veterinarian by completing her undergraduate degree at the University of Minnesota, and applying to veterinary schools. She is an MP in the U.S. Army Reserve and a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her two Chihuahuas (Trejo & Uzi), cats (Ragnar & Lublue), chinchillas (Princess PowderPuff, Harry, & Ron), playing hockey for the Minnesota Warriors, traveling, and baking specialty pet treats!
Mikayla graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and is currently attending veterinary school at the University of MN, set to graduate in 2020. She grew up on a farm in Southeast MN where she developed an interest in animal health and wellness early on. Much of her spare time is spent with family, friends, and her two dogs, Fitch and Fletcher.
Anna completed her undergraduate degree in History and Pre-Professional Studies at the University of Notre Dame, where she also played trumpet in the marching and basketball bands. She is currently a veterinary student at the University of Minnesota, set to graduate in 2019. In her free time she enjoys reading, crocheting, and spending time with her cat, Ari.