The St. Francis Veterinary Clinic team of skilled veterinarians welcomes you to our practice. Proudly serving the Isanti and areas. At St. Francis Veterinary Clinic, it is our daily privilege to provide quality vet care to your cherished pet, with compassion and competence. We hope to ensure a positive impact on our patients, pet owners and the local community.
Dr. Kelly Pawlenty
Dr. Kelly grew up on a farm in southwest Minnesota and has wanted to be a veterinarian for as long as she can remember. After receiving her undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Minnesota, she went on to receive her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2004. She joined the St. Francis Veterinary Clinic in 2005. Dr. Kelly feels lucky to be able to do what she loves every day and has a passion for performing soft tissue surgeries.
When she is not at work, Dr. Kelly can be found spending time with her family and watching her sons play hockey, football, and other sports. She lives in the Chisago Lake area with her husband, two sons, a Terrier Poodle mix, and three cats.
Dr. Nicole Perreault
Dr. Nicole is a 2010 graduate of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. She joined the St. Francis Veterinary Clinic team in January 2011. Her professional interests include critical care, internal medicine, and feline medicine. Shortly after joining the team, she helped start Tuff Start Rescue, an animal rescue aimed at helping pets in urgent need (abandoned or injured strays, feral cats, and owner surrenders). The rescue has continued to help hundreds of dogs and cats find loving, forever homes. Dr. Nicole also co-hosts a radio show called Pet Connections twice monthly. Clients can tune in on Sunday mornings from eleven to noon on station AM 950.
During her free time, Dr. Nicole enjoys being outdoors, spending time with her family and friends, and managing the rescue. She shares her home in New Richmond, Wisconsin with her husband, Grant, nine spoiled cats (Petey, Nova, Biscuit, Ace, Cecilia, Jerry, Hercules, Sheldon, and Donny), two beloved senior dogs (Millie and Bonnie) and a continuous revolving door of foster animals.
Dr. Tracey Thomas
Dr. Tracey is the managing veterinarian at St. Francis Veterinary Clinic. She received her bachelor degree in Biology in 1989 and then went on to receive her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota in 1995 after spending ten years either schooling or working there. Her veterinary career has taken her to four different clinics in the twin cities area until she joined the team at St. Francis in 2008. She enjoys all aspects of patient care and surgery. Pocket pets, which is a growing demand in the area, have become a newer interest for her. Dr. Tracey also volunteers with veterinary students at UMN helping to teach their ever growing clinical skills repertoire.
Dr. Tracey grew up in southeast Minnesota until she moved to the twin cities area for college. She is married and has two sons, Taylor and Tyler, along with 4 cats and 2 dogs. Her special interests outside of work include activities with her sons, boating, camping, watching movies, and playing in the bell choir.
Dr. Cecilia Cancellieri
Dr. Cecilia is the newest veterinarian to join the team at St. Francis Veterinary Clinic. She is an east coast transplant and recently moved to the twin cities in summer 2017. Her varied interests show in her education, as she was a technical theater and dance major at Colby College prior to pursuing her veterinary degree from Tufts University in Massachusetts. Her professional passions include clinical and anatomic pathology, radiology, neurology, and cardiology. She also enjoys volunteering with veterinary students at UMN to help further their education.
When Cecilia is not at the clinic, she can be found at home in the twin cities with her fiance, Tyler, and her two cats (a tripod named Kiki and a troublemaker named Ru) who were both adopted from Tuff Start Rescue. She loves going on adventures and experiencing new things. Her favorite activities include baking, doing pilates, attending theatrical productions, and providing commentary on movies.