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Meet Veterinarians


Andrew  Piller

Dr. Andrew Piller

Dr. Andrew Piller, the practice owner, graduated from Wartburg College in 1992. While enrolled at Wartburg he studied tropical parasites for a semester at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa. He is a 1998 graduate from Iowa State University- College of Veterinary Medicine. As a vet student he studied tuberculosis in Kruger National Park, South Africa. He was involved in elephant relocation projects and lion capture. He moved to Bemidji in 1998 and continues to be passionate about helping pets in the area. When he isn't working, Dr. Piller loves spending time with his wife and 5 sons! Dr. Piller's favorite hobby is playing basketball with his friends at Bemidji's "Old Timers League."

Jennifer Pitkanen

Dr. Jennifer Pitkanen

She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Minnesota in 2020. As a vet student her focus was exotic and wildlife medicine, working with multiple different rehabilitation centers and zoos throughout the country. She is passionate about exotic medicine, particularly avian medicine, and small animal preventative care. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, birding, and crochet.