Doctor Team

Deb Piepgras, DVM - Hospital Director/Owner

Dr. Deb Piepgras, a Brainerd native, is the owner of Lakeland Veterinary Hospital. Deb received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota in 2000, and began practicing veterinary medicine at Lakeland in June of that year. She is Fear Free Certified and her favorite aspect of veterinary medicine is the challenge of aiding sick and injured animals that cannot communicate their problems.

She shares her home with her husband, their two children, and their Long-haired Miniature Dachshunds, Arya and Oscar. Outside of the hospital, Dr. Piepgras enjoys working in her many gardens, quilting, reading, camping, fishing, and enjoying the variety of outdoor activities the area has to offer.

Dr. Erica

Dr. Erica is an Associate Veterinarian at Lakeland Veterinary Hospital where she joined the team in January 2017. She graduated with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013 and her areas of interest include preventative medicine, internal medicine, infectious/zoonotic disease, and pain management. 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.

Originally from St. Joseph, MN, Dr. Erica shares her home with her husband, son, three dogs, Luey (a Doberman), Muskie (a Lab mix), Freddy (a Shepherd mix), and two cats, Morris and Whitman. She loves living in Lake Country where she can enjoy many outdoor activities including boating, fishing, camping, and hiking. Outside of the hospital, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and trying new food. 

Dr. Kelly

Dr. Kelly is an Associate Veterinarian at Lakeland Veterinary Hospital. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and graduated with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Iowa State University in 2015. Her favorite aspects of veterinary practice include the variety that every day brings as well as 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.

Originally from a small family dairy farm in South Central WI, Dr. Kelly and her fiancé, Ryan, recently moved to the Brainerd area. They share their home with three dogs, a Lab mix named Bucky, an English Llewellin Setter named Sawyer, and a Spinger Spaniel named Trio. Dr. Kelly enjoys anything that brings her outside, from hiking, hunting, and fishing to softball or sitting my a campfire.

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