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, cat (Pete), labrador (Carson) and 2 daughters, Mae and Beatrice. 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 Nami, a cat, and 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, playing hockey for the Minnesota Warriors, traveling, and baking specialty pet treats!
Sarah has been a CVT since 2007, graduating from Ridgewater College with a A.A.S Degree. She had been in general practice for 11 years before deciding that dermatology is the type of challenge she needed to cultivate a new skill set, to learn and grow from. She has 4 rescue cats ( Preston, Cody, Frankie and Ritz) who are helping her to become a “not so crazy” cat lady! Outside of work she enjoys volunteering with many different organizations, playing/watching sports, and looking for new adventures!
Melissa graduated from Minnesota School of Business and Globe College with her Associate in Veterinary Technology. She spent 4 years in general practice before joining our team to explore the exciting world of dermatology. She has years of production animal experience working with goats, swine, horses, and poultry. Outside of work, Melissa enjoys spending time with her kids outdoors, hiking, camping, and fishing.