About Owatonna Veterinary Hospital | Owatonna, MN Vet
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507-451-8153 | Serving Owatonna & surrounding areas

Design-element long Owatonna Veterinary Hospital - Vet services | animal surgery | Owatonna, MN

Spay or neuter discount!

Bring in 2 or more animals at the same time and we'll take 5% off the cost of the procedure.

Dr. Tami Bauer

Dr. James Gute

Dr. Tami Bauer has been practicing veterinary medicine at Owatonna Veterinary Hospital since graduating from the University of Minnesota in 2006. As of April 1st 2016, Dr. Bauer is the new practice owner of Owatonna Veterinary Hospital. She enjoys working closely with clients to provide compassionate and high-quality care for their pets.


In her free time, Dr. Bauer enjoys spending time with her family and her assortment of animals. Her hobbies include camping, snowmobiling, and quilting. She currently resides in Faribault with her husband and two children.

Dr. James Gute has been practicing veterinary medicine in Owatonna for more than 40 years!


Dr. Gute primarily performs surgical work on our pet patients as well as all work on the hospital's large animal, such as horses, elk or white-tailed deer.


Dr. Gute enjoys hunting, fishing, and woodworking. He enjoys collecting antique and vintage weapons, veterinary supplies, and farming equipment.

Kayla Caswell

Traci Meixner

Tara Jones

Since 2004, Kayla has been Owatonna Veterinary Hospital's Veterinary Assistant. Kayla assists with surgical patients and helps keep the clinic organized.


Kayla also runs an in-home pet

sitting service for numerous families

in the community.


Her hobbies include spending time

with family, reading, and her new puppy, Cash.

Traci is our lead technician and is a 2013 graduate of RCTC. Traci can be found upfront at the counter helping clients and assisting with appointments.


In her free time, she loves horseback riding, driving Percherons, spending time with her family and, in the summer, playing in a softball league.

Tara has been with Owatonna Veterinary Hospital since 2006 as

a veterinary technician and our office manager. She handles our inventory, billing, scheduling,

and other office duties.


Outside the office, she enjoys cooking, gardening, her horses,

her three dogs, her two cats, her husband and 5 children.

Meet some of our staff's pets!

Dr.Bauer and Dr.Gute Kayla Caswell Dr. Tami Bauer Traci Meixner
Tara Jones

Darcie Bauer

Darcie Bauer is one of our new CVT's that joined our team in April 2016. She assists in the front office and helps with animal restraint and appointments. She loves spending time at the lake, being with family, and camping.


Darcie resides in Faribault with her daughter, a rabbit,  and her new puppy, Gus.

James Verlautz

James Verlautz

James is a technician and new to our office this spring. James is one of our surgery techs and is involved with all aspects of daily surgery. He is originally from the Minneapolis area and his wife, Kate and 2 dogs, Indie and Maverick have been living in Owatonna since 2012. A great asset to our team.

Darcie Bauer