Doctor Team

Deb Piepgras, DVM - Hospital Director/Owner

She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree from the University of Minnesota in 2000. She is also ‘Fear Free’ Certified!

Areas of Interest
Dr. Deb Piepgras is the owner of LVH. Deb grew up in Brainerd and graduated from Brainerd High School. She has been back in Brainerd & practicing veterinary medicine since June of 2000. Her favorite aspect of veterinary medicine is the challenge of aiding sick and injured animals that cannot communicate their problems. She spends any spare time with her husband two children, dogs and the variety of outdoor activities that the area has to offer. In her spare time, Dr. Piepgras enjoys working in her many gardens, quilting, reading, camping, fishing and a variety of year-round outdoor activities.

She has 3 Dogs; Oberyn, a Shepherd Mix and Arya and Oscar, both Long-haired Miniature Dachshunds.

Dr. Erica

Meet Dr. Erica! She joined our team at Lakeland in January 2017! She Graduated with her DVM from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013.

Areas of Interest
Dr. Erica is from St. Joseph, MN and is excited to move back to Lake Country as she enjoys the many outdoor activities: boating, fishing, camping and hiking. She enjoys spending time with her husband, son and large extended family. She loves traveling and exploring new places and trying new foods. The best part of veterinary medicine for Dr. Erica is helping to support the human-animal bond that is central to people and their companions. She enjoys preventive medicine, internal medicine, infectious/zoonotic disease and pain management.

Dr. Erica has 3 dogs: Luey, (a Doberman) Muskie (a Lab Mix) and Freddy (a Shepard Mix) and 2 cats; Morris and Whitman

Dr. Kelly

Meet Dr. Kelly! She graduated with her DVM from Iowa State University in 2015. She also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Areas of Interest
Dr. Kelly grew up on a small family dairy farm in South Central WI. She and her Fiance. Ryan, have recently moved to the Brainerd area. Dr. Kelly enjoys anything that brings her outside-from hiking, hunting, and fishing, to softball or sitting by a campfire. Her favorite aspects of veterinary practice included the variety that every day brings and getting to know pets and their humans! Dr. Kelly has recently taken an interest in canine agility and has started training with her dog Bucky. She is excited for the opportunity to continue their training in the Brainerd area.

Bucky (Lab mix), Sawyer (English Llewellin Setter), and Trio (Springer Spaniel)

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