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 member(s). She shares her life 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, and Baxter the Quarter Horse. She spends her free time riding their horse, gathering 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 in 2013. 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 received her CVT from MN School of Business in 2012. She has been with Blaine Family Veterinary Hospital since before the purchase of the clinic in August 2015. 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. Her furry family members are 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 received her education from Argosy College. She has been with Blaine Family Veterinary Hospital since October 2015. She enjoys dental cleanings and radiographs and is working towards specializing in dentistry. 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 two German Shepards Sage and Dobby; four 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 received her education from Argosy College. She has been with Blaine Family Veterinary Hospital since February 2016. 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 son 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 a 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 is working on her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota (class of 2020). She has been with Blaine Family Veterinary Hospital since May 2017. 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 and dog Frankie. 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 over 15 years working in the animal field. She has been with Blaine Family Veterinary Hospital since August 2015. 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 German Shepherd Mix Chancellor, 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 mom.


Robyn Green

Robyn is from Minneapolis, MN and is a Veterinary Assistant. She has been in the veterinary field her entire life and joined the team at Blaine Family Veterinary Hospital in October 2017. Her favorite parts of working in the veterinary field are 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.


Tara Sandborg

Tara is from Minneapolis, MN and is a Certified Veterinary Technician. She received her CVT degree from the Minnesota School of Business in 2013. She has been with Blaine Family Veterinary Hospital since August 2018. Her favorite part of veterinary medicine is dentistry. Tara shares her life with her husband Wayne, daughter Hannah, and two German Shepherds Bella and Jax. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, exploring new activities and playing video games.