Dr. Krista Steffenhagen

Dr. Krista is from Red Wing, MN and received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Minnesota in May of 2008. She is the owner and lead veterinarian at Blaine Family Veterinary Hospital. She purchased the hospital in August of 2015 and continues to grow and build relationships with the families of Blaine and surrounding communities by caring for their pets and ensuring that each owner is involved in the care of their furry family members. She shares with her son Myles who was born in October 2016. There are many days that you can find Myles at the clinic visiting his mom and “helping” her work. He also likes to greet clients and see all the puppies and kitties in the hospital. The two of them share their lives with Benny the cat, Vera the German Short Haired Pointer, Bella the Boston terrier, and Baxter the Quarter Horse. She spends her time riding their horse, training horses, spending time with family and friends, gardening, being active outside; but her most favorite thing is being a Mom!

Dr. Molly Galler

Dr. Molly Galler grew up on a hobby farm in Farmington, Minnesota. She fulfilled her lifelong dream of being a veterinarian when she graduated from the University Of Minnesota College Of Veterinary Medicine. Her interests include dentistry, ophthalmology, and surgery. Outside of work Dr. Molly loves to spend time with her family: husband Jon, sons Nathan and Hudson, and their English Setter Lexi. As a family they enjoy outdoor activities like camping, 4-wheeling, hunting, fishing, and canoeing.


Lisa Nihart

Lisa is from McGrath, MN and is a Certified Veterinary Technician. She has been with Blaine Family Veterinary Hospital since before the purchase of the clinic in August 2015. She received her CVT from MN School of Business in 2012. She loves knowing that she plays an integral role in helping to keep client’s pets healthy and happy. Lisa shares her life with her husband, Justin; two sons, Micheal and Spencer; daughter Katrina. They are all owned by their Boxer Mix Lilly, Mastiff Mix Oumpi and three cats, Molly, Muffin and Simba. When Lisa isn’t in the clinic you can find her pretty much anywhere outside, camping, hunting, grilling, fishing, swimming, going on nature walks, gardening in her flower or vegetable gardens, or sledding in the winter.


Ashley Hoffer

Ashley is from Saint Francis, MN and is a Veterinary Technician. She has been with Blaine Family Veterinary Hospital since October 2015. She received her education from Argosy College. She is especially interested in being in our surgery suite either assisting in the many surgeries done at the hospital or helping pets with their dental care during dental x-rays and cleanings. She shares her life with her husband Wade and their son Wesley. Her and her family are animal lovers and live on their hobby farm with their German Shepard Sage; two cats, Bonnie and Kamo; a Paint Horse named Guinness, a Quarter Horse Amara, and their Pot Bellied Pig named Chevy. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and of course riding horses.


Katie Connolly

Katie is from Brooklyn Park, MN and is a Veterinary Technician. She has been with Blaine Family Veterinary Hospital since February 2016. She received her education from Argosy College. She enjoys working in surgery and being an advocate for the animals by giving general knowledge to their owners and helping to guide them while making decisions for their pets. Katie shares her life with her husband Tim and new baby boy Tyler. Together they have Tank a Pit Bull, Dakota a Chocolate Lab and two cats Molly and Sloth. When she isn’t busy working at the clinic or being mom, she enjoys spending time with her family and wood burning.


Cristina Cardetti

Cristina is from Sartell, MN and is a Veterinary Technician and Veterinary Student. She has been with Blaine Family Veterinary Hospital since May 2017. She is working on her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota (class of 2020). She enjoys every part of working with animals and their owners and will make a wonderful veterinarian in the very near future. She shares her life with her cat Violet. When she is not working at the clinic you can find her studying, reading, spending time with family and friends, traveling, or catching up on a show on Netflix.


Rachael Setter

Rachael is from Blaine, MN and is a client communication specialist. She has been with Blaine Family Veterinary Hospital since August 2015. She has over 15 years working in the animal field. Her favorite part of her job is working with clients and assisting the veterinarians. She shares her life with her husband Andrew and their daughter Ashlynn. Together they have two chihuahuas Hank and Elvis, a Dachshund named Max, a German Shepherd Mix Romeo, and the biggest fur baby in the house is their cat Lynryd. In her spare time you can find Rachael traveling and being a Junior Olympics Gymnastics


Robyn Green

Robyn is from Minneapolis, MN and is a Veterinarian Assistant. She has been with Blaine Family Veterinary Hospital since October 2017. She has been in the veterinary field her entire life. Her favorite part of working in the veterinary field is that she continues to learn as the industry evolves and that she is helping to build the bond between pet and family. She shares her life with her husband Rolland, and her daughters Jazmin and Camryn. Together they have an Italian Greyhound named Derby, a Weimaraner named Ahna and a big cat named Whisper. In her spare time, you can find Robyn spending time with her family and friends, reading, arts & crafts, going to the beach, riding on the pontoon and fishing.