Born in Winona, Dr. Beck completed her undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin (River Falls) in 1996. She graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. She joined Hudson Road Animal Hospital shortly after graduation. After growing up with dogs and horses, becoming a veterinarian was all Dr. Beck ever really considered doing as a career.
Dr. Beck has been the advisor for exploring posts, leader of adventure camps for the Humane Society for Companion Animals, and was featured on the PBS show “SciGirls” with one of our young clients. She enjoys educating Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and other young people about “The Benefits of Pet Ownership” and “Being a Veterinarian”. She is also certified to do Dog Bite Prevention Programs for school aged kids.
What she enjoys most about veterinary medicine is being able to make a difference in not only the animal’s quality of life, but the owner’s as well. She has a special interest in hospice and end of life care as well as complementary medicine. Dr. Beck became certified in Veterinary Acupuncture in 2006. She is excited to start doing therapy dog work at hospitals and nursing homes throughout the Twin Cities with her golden retriever, as they are currently working on their certification.
Dr. Beck enjoys running, hiking, tending their small vineyard and spending time with her family. She resides in rural River Falls with her husband, son, golden retriever, and cat.