Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Vivamus suscipit tortor eget felis porttitor volutpat.

Cras ultricies ligula sed magna dictum porta. Vivamus suscipit tortor eget felis porttitor volutpat.

Your ECV Veterinarians


Dr. Monson received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University in 1983. He joined East Central Veterinarians shortly after that time. Dr. Monson works most often in our Mora location. He enjoys small animal medicine. Outside of work he likes spending time with his kids, taking his 2 dogs for a walk and reading a bookings.


Dr. Amy Anderson joined the staff at East Central Veterinarians in 2000. She practices general medicine, preventive care, surgery and general dentistry.


Dr. Mary Olson graduated from veterinary school at the U of M -St. Paul campus in 1976. She is one of the owners of East Central Veterinarians. Mary, along with two other veterinarians, countless FFA’ers and volunteers are responsible for bringing the Miracle of Birth Center to the MN State Fair. Mary is quite the ‘people person’ so this suits her well. She has also been the president of the MVMA (Minnesota Veterinary Medicine Association.) in 2000-2001. She really enjoys educating pet owners on how to keep their pets healthy. When she’s not working Mary enjoys working with the 4H horse kids, and entertaining foreign visitors and exchange students.


Dr. Galen Brelie has been a veterinarian since 1984 and has been here at ECV since 1986. He graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine and is one of the owners of East Central Veterinarians. His interests include all types of surgery, especially orthopedic surgery, as well as internal medicine, dentistry, and client education. Interests outside of ECV include fishing, hunting, camping, reading and tinkering with his antique Ford tractor. He and his wife Mary especially enjoy spending time with family and friends at their lake cabin.


Dr. Laura Byers graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2006. She has been working at East Central Veterinarians since graduation. She enjoys medicine, surgery, and nutrition work. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, camping, kayaking, and spending time with family and friends.


A native of Connecticut and UCONN alumna, Dr. Norberg graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994. She pursued a rotating internship in large animal medicine and surgery at the University of Georgia where she learned to appreciate sweet tea, air conditioning, and a good bottle of roach killer. Hired by East Central Veterinarians in 1995, she returned to Minnesota, home of her favorite sport, broomball. The brutal winter of 1996 and lack of marriage prospects in a small town compelled her to return to the U of M for a residency in large animal internal medicine.
During this time she met and married a citified, softball playing engineer who gets woozy around blood or any stories from work involving blood. Since 1998, Dr. Norberg has practiced part-time with ECV while devoting the majority of her time to home educating her three children. A Labrador, corn snake, and betta fish round out their family. Her professional interests include anything related to internal medicine, ophthalmology, and client education. Although the bulk of her appointments are filled with dogs and cats, she still sees the occasional horse in the clinic driveway.


Dr. Pust joined East Central Veterinarians in 2013. After graduating from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota in 2000, she practiced in Colorado and Kentucky before returning to Minnesota. She is an excellent addition to our team. She practices general medicine, surgery (including some orthopedic surgery), dentistry and ultrasound. Dr. Pust is our doctor who will see almost anything from cats and dogs to ferrets, snakes, pot-bellied pigs and birds.


Dr. Lefebvre received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Minnesota in 2016. His interests include medicine, surgery, dentistry, and ultrasound. Dr. Lefebvre not only enjoys working with cats and dogs but also birds and other exotic pets. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter as well as getting outdoors to mountain bike, rock climb, hike and canoe.


Dr. Jennifer Schurrer joined East Central Veterinarians in February 2015 as the Practice Manager. Dr. Schurrer graduated from the University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. The following year she obtained her Master of Science degree also from the University of Minnesota while conducting swine research. Prior to joining the East Central Veterinarians staff, Dr. Schurrer was the Resident Veterinarian for the Veterinary Technology program at Minnesota School of Business’ Elk River campus. She also worked in small animal practice, where she especially enjoy rehabilitation and ophthalmology. She has a passion for learning and frequently attends veterinary continuing education courses. Dr. Schurrer is currently the chair of the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association Small Animal Continuing Education Committee. This committee helps to provide an opportunity for Minnesota Veterinarians improve their knowledge and skill to care for their patients. Dr. Schurrer shares her home with her husband, daughter, and two Quarter horses. She has a soft spot for all Golden Retrievers. She likes to spend her free time with her family, gardening, cooking, and horseback riding.


Dr. McCulloh is a native of Minnesota and a graduate of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, Dr. McCulloh did some traveling to different parts of the US, but recently settled down on a hobby farm in Kanabec county. Dr. McCulloh’s professional interests include dentistry, surgery, anesthesia, medicine, pain management, and reducing fear and anxiety for patients in the clinic as well as at home if needed.


We are excited to have Dr. Cardetti joining ECV in June.  Her interests include dentistry, soft tissue surgery, behavior, and ophthalmology. She enjoys building relationships with clients and working together to provide the best care for their pets. Dr. Cardetti shares her home with her shepherd mix Frankie and two cats, Violet and Benny. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, spending time with family and friends, reading, and anything on the water.

Our Specialists



Dr. Amy Haarstad graduated in 2001 from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, Dr. Haarstad completed a one-year internship at Purdue University. She then returned to the Twin Cities and worked at a small animal practice for nine years. After her time in general practice, Dr. Haarstad participated in a three-year veterinary dermatology residency. She was board certified by the American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD) in 2014.

Haarstad Veterinary Dermatology (HVD) was founded in the fall of 2017. HVD is a mobile practice that brings dermatology specialty services directly to clients and patients in their primary clinic. Services include intradermal (skin) allergy testing, diagnostic food trials, ear disease management, skin biopsy, etc. Visit for a complete list.

Dr. Haarstad grew up in Maple Grove, MN and still lives there with her husband, Steve, their three daughters and pets. As a family, they enjoy camping in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA), downhill skiing, and playing volleyball.



Dr. Kobluk graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatchewan, Canada in 1978. After completing his residency in the Twin Cities he went on to become board certified in surgery. In 1995, Dr. Kobluk and his family moved to California where he worked as a full time professor and at at Referral Center until returning to Minnesota in 2001. Dr. Kobluk has a mobile practice that brings TPLO specialty services directly to our clients and patients here at East Central Veterinarians.

“The care and concern shown towards our dog Abby and to us by all the staff members will long be remembered at this time that we really needed you the most. Thank you to everyone.

ECV Client 2017