Ham Lake Veterinary Hospital

Meet Your Dedicated Ham Lake Veterinary Team

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Ham Lake Veterinary Hospital! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Get to know our veterinary team!

Dr. Tomas Egoavil

Veterinarian

Dr. Egoavil's Bio

Dr. Tomas I. Egoavil, DVM, is originally from Caracas, Venezuela. He attended Florida International University, where he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Biology. He then graduated from the University of Minnesota and received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. He has worked with Dr. Gauer and Dr. Green at Ham Lake Veterinary Hospital since 2019. Dr. Egoavil speaks fluent English and Spanish.

Dr. Egoavil enjoys hiking the trails throughout Minnesota and visiting his family and the ocean in Florida. He has a very sweet rescue dog named Rita from Alabama.

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Dr. Paul Gauer

Veterinarian

Dr. Gauer's Bio
I have always loved animals and pets so working with them all day and learning how their bodies work fascinates me. Every day, I feel like I am making a difference in the lives of not only my pet patients but also their human families as well.

Dr. Paul Gauer grew up by the Mississippi River in Ramsey, Minnesota, and earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at the University of Minnesota in 1993. He founded the Ham Lake Veterinary Hospital in 2005, and in 2014 his wife Dr. Amy Green Gauer started the Isanti Pet Clinic. When away from the office Dr. Gauer enjoys spending time with Amy, whether it’s golfing, canoeing the BWCAW, or spending time with Amy’s grown triplet sons. He also likes getting out in the woods with Rei, a Brittney Spaniel, who also comes to the office with him daily.

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Amber

Manager/Veterinary Technician

Amber's Bio

My name is Amber. I have been a Veterinary Technician for eight years at Ham Lake Vet; I got hired while in college and have been here since. I attended Argosy University; I graduated in 2016. Now I’m the Hospital Manager here. I have two young kids, two dogs (Butters, Gator) and a cat (Wicket), and I can’t forget my betta fish (goldy). During my free time, which with two kids a year apart, it’s hard to have, I enjoy yoga, reading, traveling, and knitting.

Amisa

Veterinary Assistant

Amisa's Bio

I’ve loved animals since I was a kid; my goal is to go back to school to become a CVT and work in an equine hospital or a zoo. I’ve got four animals of my own that keep me pretty busy. I love riding, reading, hiking, kayaking, scuba diving, and traveling domestically and internationally. I’d love to learn a couple of new languages, photography, vegetable gardening, and calligraphy.

Jaime

Receptionist / Veterinary Assistant

Jaime's Bio
Hi! My name is Jaime and I have worked at Ham Lake Veterinary Hospital for 2 years now. I love the animals and helping clients. I have a shi tzu of my own and a tarantula named Legs, I’m excited to see where this career will bring me!

Heidi

Veterinary Technician

Heidi's Bio
I have worked with animals for over 6 years now and I love every day of it. I have recently joined the vet tech world and I enjoy working in the clinic and the people that work there! I have two cats at home and I like just relaxing at home cuddling with them whenever I can. Eowyn (pictured above) acts more like a dog than a cat and Thorin is my other cat who is a cat thru and thru. I love my job working at Ham Lake Vet Hospital!
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Kayla

Veterinary Technician

Kayla's Bio

Hi! I’m Kayla; I’ve been a tech since 2010. I worked as an emergency tech at the beginning of the year and still have a passion for helping with complicated cases. I spend most of my time with my “kids” at home when not working. I have a small herd of horses, a pack of dogs, a few cats, a flock of chickens & ducks, a handful of pocket pets, and a trio of peafowl. I enjoy showing my horses when not cleaning the barn or fixing the fence.

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Lydia

Veterinary Technician

Lydia's Bio

Hi! My name is Lydia, and I’m a veterinary technician at Ham Lake Veterinary Hospital. I graduated from NDSU in May 2020 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Veterinary Technology and a double minor in Animal Science and Large Animal Veterinary Technology. I started working at Ham Lake Veterinary Hospital in March of 2021. I do not own any animals for myself yet, but I hope to someday! I enjoy working with animals, large and small. I enjoy camping with my family, being outdoors, and spending time with friends in my free time.

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Natalie

Certified Veterinary Technician

Natalie's Bio
I graduated with an AAS in Veterinary Technology from Minnesota School of Business in 2014, and have been working at Ham Lake Veterinary Hospital since 2019. Veterinary medicine is my passion and I would not be happy doing anything else. I have a teenage son, 2 dogs, and 4 cats it is a full house but it is never a dull moment.
Mindy

Mindy

Veterinary Technician

Mindy's Bio
My name is Mindy. I have been a Veterinary technician for 15 years, three of those years have been here at Ham Lake Veterinary Hospital. I attended Bel-rea Institute Of Animal Technology in Denver, CO. Born and raised in Minnesota. Currently, I live with my husband and 3 children who are my world! WE have 3 dogs Pearl (cavalier King Charles Spaniel),Gracie (cocker Spaniel), Walter (OEB/EB) and our newest addition Nora (English Bulldog). Our two cats Toes and Lefsa are also part of crew as is our Holland lop bunny Pringles and our 23 chickens. I absolutely love being a Veterinary Technician. I even tried the human medical field for two years and I came back to Veterinary Medicine. This is where I belong.

Emily

Veterinarian Technician Assistant

Emily's Bio
My name is Emily! I am a Veterinarian Technician Assistant! I am currently going to Dakota County Technical College for my veterinarian technician degree. I like to ride horses, read books, or spend time with my fur-babies; Rain, Baby, Lola, and Lacy!
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Hannah

Veterinary Assistant

Hannah's Bio

My name is Hannah, and I have been at Ham Lake Vet since 2019. I have always loved animals and knew since I was little that I’d have a career working with them one day. I couldn’t picture myself doing anything different! When I’m not at work, I spend time with my daughter, fiancé, and four fur babies, Callie, Winston, Sox, and Achilles!

Hallie

Veterinary Assistant

Hallie's Bio

Bio coming soon!

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Stephanie

Veterinary Assistant

Stephanie's Bio

Hi, I’m Stephanie. I’ve been a part of the Ham Lake team since January 2021. I work part-time as a vet assistant while also attending vet school at the University of Minnesota. I love to spend a little bit of free time with friends, family, and my dog Lucy!

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Mena

Kennel Assistant

Mena's Bio

Hey, I’m Mena, and this is my dog Homer! I’m the Kennel Assistant, and I’ve been here since July 2020. One of my favorite thing to do is American Sign Language. I’ve been learning ASL for three years and hope to continue!

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Kennedy

Receptionist

Kennedy's Bio

Hello! My name is Kennedy. I currently work as a receptionist at Ham Lake Veterinary Hospital. Some of my hobbies and interests include camping, video games, ecology, true crime documentaries/podcasts, and hanging out with my tuxedo cat, Louise. I can’t wait to meet you and your four-legged friends!

Mel

Receptionist

Mel's Bio

Hello! My name is Mel, and I am a Ham Lake Veterinary Hospital receptionist. I am new to the small animal vet world but so far love it. I live with my fiancé, three dogs, two goats, and two horses, and I have a baby on the way.