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Foley Boulevard Animal Hospital Veterinarians

At Foley Blvd., we always treat your pets as though they were our own. Our caring staff will show you from the very beginning that you have chosen the perfect animal hospital for your needs. Your special companion will be treated with love, compassion and respect. We use state-of-the-art equipment, techniques and knowledge to give your pets the optimum care they deserve. We take the time to listen to your concerns and offer sound medical and surgical advice. We pride ourselves on customizing your pets' care to your personal situation as well as your pet’s specific and unique needs. We offer you options so that you can choose what works best for you and your pet. At Foley Blvd Animal Hospital, our communication is second to none. We maintain regular contact until your pet’s health responds satisfactorily, we then tailor our communication, at appropriate time intervals, to make certain that the path to good health is sustained. You will not find an animal hospital that puts more effort into managing your pet’s needs.

Rodger I. Barr, D.V.M. Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Education

Rodger Barr graduated from St. Louis Park High School in 1968. He received his B.S degree at the U of M. in 1972.

He graduated from the U of M. College of Veterinary Medicine in 1975. He received the prestigious Upjohn Award for Proficiency in Veterinary Medicine, this award is given to the one senior small animal student who exemplifies excellence in the the small animal discipline, and is voted on by the professors and clinicians at the College. He completed an internship at Colorado State University from 1975-1976. After gaining experience at several small animal hospitals in Portland, Oregon and St. Paul, Mn., he started the Foley Blvd. Animal Hospital in 1981 with one employee, who still works at the clinic as Office Manager, Donna Barr.

At Foley Blvd Animal Hospital

Dr. Barr’s focus is on all pets canine and feline, with special interests in the sight hound breeds, with a long term emphasis on the Greyhound. Dr. Barr is proficient in a multitude of specialty surgeries including but not limited to perineal urethrostomies in cats, anal saculectomies, and extra capsular anterior cruciate repair, caesarian sections for whelping and queening dystocias, most soft tissue and some orthopedic procedures. Dr. Barr has also developed a special interest in reproduction, dealing with sterility, both male and female, as well as reproductive counseling.

Dr. Barr has been associated with greyhound adoption since 1976; he was involved with the original greyhound retirement group, Regap. Was on the original Board of Directors of Greyhound Pets of America in the early ‘80’s, and in 1996 was involved in the establishment of Northern Lights Greyhound Adoption (NLGA). He became the first President of the organization in 1996, and remains the only President the organization has had. Dr. Barr became a member of the Affiliated Emergency Veterinary Service Board of Directors in 2000 and except for one year off in 2007, has been on that board to this date in 2012. He is currently the President of the Board, and has been President since 2009. Dr. Barr’s greatest thrill in practice is maintaining quality of life for all the patients at Foley Blvd. Animal Hospital. His personal pride is maintaining an outstanding staff of team members who represent compassion that is unparalleled in Veterinary Medicine, as well as loyalty and longevity. He is of the opinion that the greatest asset any practice has is its staff. This is proven out by the fact that the Foley Blvd. Animal Hospital currently employs five team members who have been with the organization for over 20 years as of 2012, two who have been with the hospital for over 15 years, and five who have been affiliated with FBAH for over 10 years. An investment in experience and quality always pays dividends.

Family Life and Outside Foley Blvd Animal Hospital

Dr. Barr lives in Hudson, Wi. with his wife, four retired greyhounds, a gorgeous cat, a double yellow headed parrot and a lovely dove found in 1986. Dr. Barr’s hobbies include travel, reading, greyhounds, eating great food and grilling and barbequing on his BIG GREEN EGG.


 

Dr. Barbara Ault Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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Education

Macalester College, St. Paul, MN B.A. History
College d’Europe, Bruges, Belgium
Oklahoma City University School of Law, Oklahoma City, OK, J.D.
University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, D.V.M.

Family

Dr. Ault’s home is alive with rescued furry, feathered and scaly creatures. Animals have graced her life since she was a child. They are her life and family of choice.

Dogs: Reba Joy, and elderly pug whose housetraining habits cannot be called reliable Maggie, a Lhasa Apso who is convinced she was born to rule. Voldermort, a three legged Pomeranian who is dear and loving but not smart

Cats: Katherine, The Grand Dame, age about 22, Philadelphia, Kitty of Brotherly Love, Louise, only has one eye but sees much more than she understands, Osama bin Lurkin, the Hairy Terrorist. He’s the smartest cat I know but he bites everyone but Dr. Ault. Ah well, even evil geniuses need love.

Bird: Roger (no relation the Dr. Barr) a neurotic feather picking, 10 year old cockatiel who is prone to night frights.

Reptile: Mr. Gordo, a Savannah Monitor lizard (in the same family as Komodo Dragons). Mr. G loves long baths and mouse soup. Hope he enjoys gardening with Dr. Ault(he can eat some of the worms).

The people who share Dr. Aults’ love and devotion to animals are our clients at Foley Blvd. Animal Hospital. Helping our clients is the best part of Dr. Aults’ life. Even if there is nothing more that medicine can do, helping to ease a beloved creature’s transition out of this world is a painful but emotionally fulfilling for Dr. Ault. The older she gets, the more she accepts that none of us are getting out of here alive. Providing a pain free end, surrounded by love, sounds like a good way to complete a distinguished life.

Not only do veterinarians get to work with a delightful group of patients, we are privileged to meet an amazing collection of compassionate, loving caregivers whose animal companions are family.


 

Dr. McHale Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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Education

Bachelor of Science University Veterinary Science Minnesota 1997
DVM University of Minnesota 1999

At Foley Blvd. Animal Hospital

Dr. McHale has been a part of the Foley Blvd. Animal Hospital since October of 1999.
He enjoys practicing medicine and soft tissue surgery.

Family and Life Outside of Foley Blvd Animal Hospital

Dr. McHale enjoys golfing, fishing, spending time with his with Kate and his thee daughters, Maia, Jenna, and Zoe.


 

Dr. Slinger Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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Education

BS Poultry Science University of Wisconsin Madison 1996
DVM University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine 2000

At Foley Blvd. Animal Hospital

Dr. Slinger has been with the Foley Blvd. Animal Hospital since August of 2000.

Dr. Slinger truly enjoys the challenges of daily Veterinary Practice and the opportunity to provide compassionate care for people and their pets. Veterinary medicine provides an outlet for life long learning, teaching, and growing, with rarely a dull moment!

Family and Life Outside of Foley Blvd Animal Hospital

Dr. Slinger enjoys reading, scrap booking, crocheting, fantasy football, and watching the Green Bay Packers. She loves spending time with her family, her dog, and her two cats.


 

Dr. Freitag Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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Education

BS Animal Science Iowa State University 2010
DVM Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine 2014

At Foley Blvd. Animal Hospital

Dr. Freitag has been with Foley Blvd Animal Hospital since August 2014.

She enjoys maintaining relationships with her clients and patients and encouraging the strength of the human-animal bond. Her special interests include internal medicine and dentistry.

Family and Life Outside of Foley Blvd Animal Hospital

Dr. Freitag enjoys volleyball, hiking, traveling, and quilting. She spends most of her free time with her husband and her two dogs and two cats


Dr. Fee Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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Education

BA Biology Saint Olaf College 2003
DVM University of Minnesota School of Veterinary Medicine 2008
Rotating internship in 2009 at Auburn University (War Eagle)

At Foley Blvd. Animal Hospital

Dr. Fee has been with the Foley Blvd. Animal Hospital since November of 2013. She has a strong interest in internal medicine and client education.

Family and Life Outside of Foley Blvd Animal Hospital

Dr. Fee enjoys anything outdoors, volleyball, boating, travel, and Minnesota Vikings football. Most of her time outside of work is spent with her husband, 2 young children, and fur-babies.