Welcome to Apache Animal Hospital!
COVID-19 Update May 15, 2020
We are pleased to announce that we are now able to schedule spay and neuter surgeries, dental procedures and all routine wellness exams. Please note, if your pet had pre-surgical bloodwork performed prior to the COVID-19 shut down, your pet's case will need to be reviewed by a doctor to determine if any additional testing is needed prior to surgery.
We are still practicing social distancing methods which means our lobby is still closed. When you bring your pet in for an appointment, clients will stay in their car, in our parking lot for the duration of the appointment and we will communicate by phone. Please plan on your pet's appointment taking approximately 1 hour to complete. Due to the need for longer appointments, we are seeing fewer patients each day. Appointments for vaccines and wellness exams are booking out approximately 3-4 weeks so we can try to accommodate patients coming in for non-wellness visits.
At this time we are NOT scheduling technician appointments for grooming services such as nail trims or anal gland expressions. Due to COVID-19, we had to lay off 25% of our staff due to decreased work. We are working on getting the staff back to work, however, several staff members have young children that are doing schoolwork at home so they won't be able to return until the school year is done. We are hoping, barring any new developments, to be full-staffed by the end of June.
We understand a lot of our clients count on our staff to trim their pet's nails and perform anal gland expressions. However, please keep in mind, our staff are trained MEDICAL professionals. 99% of our job is either working with sick pets or keeping pets from getting sick, 1% of our jobs is nail trimming and anal glands. These are technically grooming services that can be performed by groomers. We are keeping our medical staff performing medical functions at this time. If your pet needs a nail trim or anal gland expression, please try calling a groomer. However, remember they too, were shut down for several weeks so are now likely just trying to catch up.
Please be patient and understanding during this time. We DO value all of our clients and patients, but due to the global pandemic, things are changing and we may not be able to accommodate every client need, every day. We are doing the best that we can with the situation we are in. We are just pleased to be able to remain open and to provide much needed care for our patients.
Feel free to contact us with any questions that you have. Email would be the preferred method as the phones are currently very busy as this is how we are communicating with our clients when their pet is receiving care at the hospital. Send your questions to ApacheAnimalHospital@yahoo.com and we will get back to you within 1-2 business days.
Dr. Terry Rapacz, DVM - Owner
Brenda Butler - Practice Manager
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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. Appointments can be made online using our Make An Appointment link that is found on each page of our website.
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.
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2503 37th Avenue NE Minneapolis MN 55421