Meet our Wonderful Staff!

At Otter Lake Animal Care Center, we pride ourselves on our Knowledgeable, Dedicated, Compassionate, Hard Working Employees that are always willing to help in any way possible.

Dr. Wayne Scanlan, DVM

My name is Wayne Scanlan and my hometown is Williston, North Dakota. I graduated from the University of Minnesota DVM in 1975 and have been actively practicing since. I have three dogs whos names are Ursa (Boxer), Zora (Boxer) and our newest addition Zeus (French Bulldog). In addition to my dogs, I have Thoroughbred Race Horses that run both locally and nationally.  ​

I decided to become a Veterinarian as a young boy after watching Veterinarians working on our farm animals on our ranch in North Dakota. I came to Minnesota to go to the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine.  While in college, I realized I much preferred working with people and their pets.  That led me to stay in the Twin Cities upon graduating in 1975. I have worked as a small animal Veterinarian in the White Bear Lake/Hugo area since getting my degree.

My interests include Orthopedic Surgery and working with breed rescue groups.  I reside in Hugo with my wife and our dogs.  My son, Tyler, is attending St. Cloud State working towards a degree in Psychology and Film Making.

I look forward to working with you closely to obtain your pets healthy life!

Dr. Benjamin Sweers, DVM

Biography coming soon.

Mollie Fisk, Office Manager/Vet Technician

Mollie joined OLACC in 1996 and since then she has been keeping the clinic running smoothly. Mollie loves all animals and has a wonderful Rottweiler named Diamond and a pug named Ellie. She really enjoys all the interaction – whether with clients or all the animals – and she is always interested in hearing what you think can make the clinic a better place to bring your animals to.

Mollie has two beautiful children, Luke and Gabi with her husband Cory. Their loving family resides in North Branch with their wonderful cat, Ceaser.

Cambria U., Veterinary Assistant

Biography coming soon

Mia O., Veterinary Assistant

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Ashley B., Veterinary Assistant

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Emily T., Veterinary Assistant

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Kendra R., Veterinary Assistant

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Lorena S., Veterinary Assistant

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Natalie F., Veterinary Assistant

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Ava B., Veterinary Assistant

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Marie C., Groomer

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Denise Young - Veterinary Technician

Denise graduated the Minnesota School of Business with an Associate degree in Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. She enjoys being outdoors, and spending time with friends and family. She resides in North Branch with her boyfriend Kevin and her two dogs, Cali and Jecht. Denise decided to pursue a veterinary technician career because her passion is to help animals of all kinds.

After Hour Emergencies are referred to:

Oakdale Emergency Clinic
(651) 501-3766

University of Minnesota
Veterinary Medical Center
(612) 625-9711

Copyright 2022, No animals were harmed in the making

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Monday - Friday

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM


9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Sunday for Boarding only

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Tel: 651-426-8871

Fax: 651-426-5887

6848 Otter Lake Rd.
Hugo MN, 55433