Monday through Friday 8:00am - 4:30 pm (last appointment at 4:00)
We will be closed on weekends
Valued clients, you may or may not be aware that the entire veterinary industry has been struggling to recruit and retain veterinary professionals for several years - even before COVID-19. While we love our jobs, veterinary professionals frequently suffer from burnout and/or compassion fatigue due to long, physically and emotionally demanding shifts at work. The veterinary profession now has the highest suicide rate of any profession.
Many of you know we have been short staffed, but you probably didn't realize this is affecting the entire veterinary industry - most veterinary clinics are struggling with finding and retaining staff members. We knew we needed to do something that set ourselves apart from other veterinary hospitals so we could recruit new employees and keep the current ones here.
So we have decided to change our business hours. Over 90% of veterinary clinics are open 8am - 6pm Monday - Friday and Saturdays 8 - noon or 1. We have changed our hours so that our staff will have a better work/life balance so they can continue to provide our patients with the best veterinary care.
We understand this will potentially create a hardship for some of clients that are working during those hours. It was a difficult decision to make, but if we didn't make a drastic change to be able to recruit new staff and keep the current staff, we won't be able to help ANY of our patients.
We appreciate your understanding and we value that you put your trust in our team members!
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In case of an after hours emergency, please call the Emergency Veterinarians listed below:
Oakdale 651-501-3766 St.Paul 651-293-1800
Arden Hills 763-754-5000 Open 24/7 Referral and Emergency
Golden Valley 763-529-6560 Weeknights 6pm - 8am, Weekends 24 hours
University of Minnesota Urgent Care Mon-Fri 3pm - 10pm, Sat - Sun 10am - 2pm
Emergency Care 24/7
5754 Nicollet Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55419
Open 24 hours / 7 days a week
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Apache Animal Hospital has been serving the needs of pets and their owners since 1974! Located in Northeast Minneapolis between 35W and Stinson Boulevard, we are convenient to animal owners in New Brighton, Roseville, Columbia Heights, St. Anthony and Fridley. Our veterinary clinic is run by Dr. Terry Rapacz, who has been practicing veterinary medicine since 1969.
The team at Apache Animal Hospital believes that communication and education are the foundation for successful veterinary care. The doctors and staff stay on top of the latest advances in veterinary technology and above all, we remember that all pets need to be treated with loving care during every check-up, procedure or surgery.
Your time is valuable, that's why our doctors work by appointment. That specific time is set aside for you and your pet.
Emergencies can and do happen, and we accept emergency appointments any time our clinic is open. Please see below for more information.
Apache Animal Hospital accepts payment via cash, check, debit, credit (MasterCard, Visa, American Express), and Care Credit. So that we can continue to provide your pet with high-quality services utilizing the best medical technologies, we request that payment be made at the time services are rendered.
We provide estimates for all same day services, surgeries and hospitalizations. If you have not received an estimate, you are welcome to request one at any time for your expected charges.
Emergency and Urgent Care
Our staff is trained and equipped to handle any emergency your pet has. Emergencies can be things such as eating, rat/mouse poison, being hit by a car, or ingesting chocolate. If you ever feel that your pet needs emergency treatment, it is best to call before coming in if possible, so that a team member can advise you on your particular emergency, and so that we can prepare for your arrival.
We are also available for urgent care when the condition is not life-threatening, but you feel your pet needs to be seen before you are able to get an appointment. Our veterinarians will do their best to accommodate you in between scheduled appointments. When you arrive, our receptionists will be able to give you an estimate on how long you may have to wait in order to be seen.
Browse through our website and check out the pet articles in the Veterinary Topics area. There are even videos available to view on our Educational Videos tab. If you have any questions, please call 612-781-2734 or email us and we will promptly get back to you. Our office is conveniently located off 35W and Stinson Blvd; you can find directions on our Contact Us page. You can also subscribe to our newsletter which is created especially for Minneapolis pet owners.
At Apache Animal Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.
Minneapolis Veterinarian | Apache Animal Hospital
2503 37th Avenue NE Minneapolis MN 55421