Dr. Mey Nevo – Owner

Dr. Mey Nevo graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary medicine in May 2007. She has had the opportunity to practice veterinary medicine in Illinois, Tennessee, New Jersey, and Minnesota while following her husband through his Small Animal Internal Medicine internship and residency. They finally settled down here in Minnesota to be closer to family.

Dr. Nevo shares her life with her wonderful husband Dr. Steven Shadwick, her 11-year-old daughter Sophie, her 9 year-old son, Robert and her 6 year old baby girl, Lucy. “These three little ones offer new and exciting challenges on a daily basis”. Her household also includes Bruce and Ruby both Border Terriers. As you can guess it is very busy these days at the Nevo-Shadwick household!!

Dr. Nevo is passionate about bringing a personal touch to her patient care. She has attended additional training in veterinary ultrasonography and has been integrating this imaging modality to her diagnostic repertoire on a daily basis since 2008. Dr. Nevo’s extensive ultrasound training has allowed her to bring advanced diagnostics to her clients at an affordable rate. In addition to advanced imaging techniques, Dr. Nevo’s interests include soft-tissue surgery and internal medicine.

Dr. Jen Blum – Owner

Dr. Jennifer Blum graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Veterinary Medicine in May, 2006. Her interest in animals and their care started at a very young age. Growing up on a dairy farm in Northwest Wisconsin, she was very involved in 4-H and the community. Dr. Blum’s love for animals carried her into the career of veterinary medicine. Her professional interests include dentistry, internal medicine and dermatology.

Dr. Blum lives with her husband and twin girls. Her family also consists of a free-willed Labrador retriever named Eddy and the true head of household, Tigey, a tabby cat that is always getting into trouble. Her and her family love to be outside camping and hiking. Baking is her favorite way to spend time with her girls.


Dr. Chris Ed

Dr. Chris Ed graduated from the University of Illinois in 2009 and joined Carver Lake’s team shortly after that. He has a Bachelors and Masters of Science in Biomechanics from the University of Illinois as well. His prior experience was in the Information Technology Field.

When he isn’t caring for animals at the clinic he enjoys spending time relaxing with his wife, their children, and of course their pets, an English Spaniel Mix, Faith, and a silly cat, Cici. He enjoys spending time outdoors jogging, hiking, fishing, and skiing.

Dr. Christine Maddox

Dr. Maddox is originally from Atlanta, Ga. and joined the veterinarians at Carver Lake in 2015.  After receiving her undergraduate degree in zoology, she took a break from school, working extensively as a veterinary technician, attending art school for photography and drawing, became a video editor, and volunteered frequently with local wildlife facilities.  In 2009, she applied and was accepted into the University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 2013.

Since then, she has worked in small animal practice and particularly enjoys rabbits and other small exotic pets.  She continues to volunteer frequently, spending time with the Minnesota Companion Rabbit Society and the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center as a veterinarian and in various other capacities.  She has an interest in animal behavior as well and enjoys helping families discover ways to train and improve the bond with their furry family member.

Outside of the clinic, Dr. Maddox enjoys a number of creative pursuits: ceramics, drawing, sewing, and other crafts, camping, hiking, and spending time with her husband and their son, Parker.  Their small menagerie consists of 2 dogs: Gibbs, a King Charles Cavalier; Watson, a Spinone Italiano, along with: 3 rabbits: Hazel, Hobbes and Gumbo.

Dr. Christine Kassekert

Dr. Kassekert is thrilled to be joining the veterinarians at Carver Lake in 2020. You may remember her from years ago when she was a client care coordinator and veterinary assistant at Carver Lake between her undergraduate and veterinary studies. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Minnesota Duluth in 2007. Dr. Kassekert graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. She has been a small animal practitioner in Northwestern Wisconsin for the last 6 years.

Dr. Kassekert enjoys working with clients as part of a team to offer the best care for their furry family members. She has a special interest in behavior, dentistry, soft tissue surgery, internal medicine, and preventative care.

When she is not at Carver Lake caring for patients, she is busy keeping up with her husband, three kids, their black lab/shepherd mix Risa, and two orange tabby cats Toby and Foster. In her free time she enjoys hiking, camping, cooking, gardening, and doing home improvement projects with her family.

Dr. Wesley Pospichal

Dr. Wesley Pospichal is originally a Minnesota native, however, after obtaining his veterinary degree from Oregon State University he stayed in Oregon where he practiced for the last 5 years. He is very excited to be returning home and joining the Carver Lake team!

With his wife (who is also a vet), Dr. Pospichal has one son and a daughter on the way. They also currently have two dogs (Hildegard a Pomeranian and Gwen a Nova Scotia Duck Trolling Retriever mix). In addition, they live to serve 3 very spoiled cats named Catsup, Martina, and Guinness.

Dr. Pospichal’s special interests include internal medicine, cardiology, surgery, and ultrasound. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, traveling, playing sports, and spending time with his family He is a diehard Minnesota Vikings fan, and you can find him cheering them on every Sunday.