Meet our Doctors
Dr. Dave Enright joined South Shore Veterinary Hospital and the Forest Lake community in 1991. Shortly after arrival, he and his wife, Dr. Ann Enright became co-owners of the practice with Drs. Tom and Jan Mehlhoff. South Shore has given Dr. Dave the opportunity to pursue his many interests in veterinary medicine from surgery to ultrasonography to working with the wildlife (wolves, bears, cougars . . .) at the Wildlife Science Center. However, it is the clients and patients that he enjoys most of all.
Dr. Dave grew up in the quaint community of Medicine Lake and Plymouth, Minnesota. After attending the University of Minnesota as an undergraduate, he continued on at the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine earning his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1985. Post-graduation, Dr. Dave spent a year working at the White Bear Animal Hospital and then together with his wife, Dr. Ann Enright, they completed an internship in medicine and surgery at the Animal Medical Center in New York City, New York. Stints working in Ramsey, New Jersey and Portland Maine ensued prior to returning home to the Land of 10,000 Lakes, and settling in Forest Lake.
Drs. Dave and Ann have four children, Wimsey, Logan, Alyssa, and Caitlyn; three dogs (Sam, Pippin and Indy); two cats (Elliott and Billy Bob – William Robert when he’s naughty), and Alexander the Great – a California king snake. If time permits, Dr. Dave enjoys snowboarding, snow skiing, waterskiing, backpacking, cycling and reading when he can sit still.
Dr. Tracy grew up in southern Minnesota. After high school she attended undergraduate school at South Dakota State University and then pursued her veterinary degree at the University of Minnesota. She has been with South Shore Veterinary Hospital since her graduation in 2003. In 2014 she solidified her commitment to South Shore and became a co-owner with Dr.'s Dave and Ann.
Some of Dr. Tracy’s hobbies include reading, dancing, and spending time with family and friends. When she is not at work you can find her enjoying time with her husband and 2 children.
Dr. Joe was raised on a family farm in eastern Iowa. He attended Iowa State University for both his undergraduate and professional training, graduating from the College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. Following graduation, Dr. Joe joined the staff at South Shore Veterinary Hospital. In 2018, he became a co-owner of the practice. Dr. Joe has professional interests and advanced training in orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, minimally invasive surgery and endoscopy. He also enjoys making lasting relationships with his clients and patients and giving the extra effort it takes to make sure his patients have a Fear Free visit.
Outside of work, Dr. Joe can be found spending time on the farm with his wife, Amy, children Henry and Elsie, and goofy dog Rudy. Dr. Joe raises lambs, keeps honey bees and if he's lucky enough to find a few extra minutes, enjoys fishing on the lake.
Dr. Michelle grew up in Iowa. She received her Bachelor of Science and DVM degrees at Iowa State and then continued on to obtain her Master’s Degree in Veterinary Pathology from Iowa State as well. In 1996 she joined South Shore Veterinary Hospital after practicing at Blaine Animal Hospital and has been an integral member of our hospital ever since.
Dr. Michelle enjoys spending time with her family, which includes her husband, two children, one dog and one cat. Her hobbies are flower gardening, reading and walking with her dog, Zoey. She also enjoys volunteering at church and at school.
Dr.Emily Van Arsdale Treml
Dr. Emily grew up in Minnesota and earned her undergraduate degree in Biology Education and Marine Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 2005. After teaching high-school science in Andover, MN and the Florida Keys, she studied veterinary medicine and received her DVM from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. In 2012 she joined South Shore Veterinary Hospital.
Dr. Emily enjoys spending time with her husband and their new baby boy. She has three horses, and adorable cockatiel, named Spike. Her hobbies include horseback riding, kayaking, water skiing, and traveling.
Dr. Ann grew up in south Minneapolis and then completed her undergraduate studies in Oregon. After enjoying an extra year study and travel in Germany, she returned to pursue her veterinary degree at the University of Minnesota, where she met her husband, Dave. Following graduation, they both completed internships at the Animal Medical Center in New York City and then practiced in the New York and Maine before returning to Minnesota and joining South Shore Veterinary Hospital and the Forest Lake community in 1991.
Since 1996 Dr. Ann has enjoyed the privilege of home educating their four children and part-time work at South Shore. Currently, their two high-school aged daughters, three dogs – Samwise, Pippin and Indy and two cats – Billy Bob and Elliot keep their home busy and full of life. In her spare time Dr. Ann enjoys hiking, skiing, waterskiing, baking/cooking and playing or relaxing with her family and friends.
Dr. Karrie grew up in southeastern Minnesota and graduated with an undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Minnesota College of Biological Sciences. She spent the following years attending veterinary school in Glasgow Scotland, graduating in the class of 2014. Afterwards she completed an internship at Stillwater Equine Veterinary Clinic and subsequently joined South Shore Veterinary Hospital in 2015.
Karrie spends as much time as possible with her family, friends, and husband, Josh. She has two cats (Remy and Tink) who run the household. Her interests include traveling, running, hiking, reading, and the occasional nap.
Dr. Kate grew up in rural Minnesota and graduated with an undergraduate degree in Pre-Veterinary Medicine from the University of Minnesota in 2014. She then took a short break from the Minnesota winters to run a dog walking company in Portland, Oregon prior to returning to Minnesota to pursue her DVM degree at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. She joined South Shore Veterinary Hospital in 2021.
Kate enjoys spending her spare time baking bread and other goodies, hanging out with friends and family, hiking national parks, and traveling the world. She has two cats (Mr. Feeny and Wilson) and a Vietnamese potbelly pig (Rudy).
Dr. Brua grew up in central Minnesota. She received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Minnesota Morris before attending Michigan State University for her veterinary degree. Upon completion of her doctorate in 2021, she was excited to move back to her home state and join the team at South Shore Veterinary Hospital. Her veterinary interests include behavior medicine, soft tissue surgery, and preventative care.
Dr. Brua enjoys spending time with her fiancé, Conor, and their two dogs, Oscar and Kaisa. She enjoys swimming, traveling, hiking, camping, and playing board games and video games.
Dr. Laura grew up in Minnesota and earned her undergraduate degree in Animal Science and Spanish from the University of Minnesota in 2018. She then went on to complete her DVM degree at the University of Minnesota. After completion of her doctorate in 2023, she joined South Shore Veterinary Hospital. Her veterinary interests include dermatology, nutrition, rehab, and internal medicine.
Outside of work, Laura enjoys spending time outdoors, running, cross-country skiing, camping, and traveling. She has two cats, Cider and Lip, and a house full of plants.