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 8-year-old daughter Sophie, her 6 year-old son, Robert and her 3 year old baby girl, Lucy. “These three little ones offer new and exciting challenges on a daily basis”. Her household also includes Scout, a 13-year-old Blue Healer mix. The Nevo-Shadwicks are also privileged enough to be allowed to share a home with a 19-year-old cat Dublin who manages to keep the entire family in line. 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. After graduation, Dr. Blum and her husband, Charles, moved to the Mile-High City to experience the majestic Rockies first hand. One of Dr. Blum’s favorite quote: “Home is where your story begins” became a constant reminder of the distance from her family, and after a year they realized they needed to move back home.
Dr. Blum currently lives with her loving husband, Charles and her adorable 10-year-old twin girls, Ava and Allison. Her family also consists of a few furry friends including, a free-willed Labrador retriever, Eddy, and tabby cat named Tigey.
Dr. Blum truly cares about finding a balance between eastern and western medicine to offer a well-rounded treatment plan and wide range of care options for her patients. Her professional interests include dentistry, internal medicine, and integrative medicine.
Dr. Kelly Griffin
Dr.Griffin joined Carver Lake’s team of veterinarians after earning her degree from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. Prior to that she worked in retail management, insurance claims, and in research at Fort Dodge Animal Health. Her undergraduate degree is in Biology/Environmental Studies from Concordia in Moorhead MN. Go Cobbers!
During Vet. School Dr. Griffin was active in many student organizations and frequently received awards and scholarships for her hard work and dedication to the field.
When Dr. Kelly Griffin is not at Carver Lake she can be found spending time with her husband, their five children. They enjoy camping, playing soccer, or taking in a drive-in movie. When she is lucky she can be found enjoying a Twins game or watching Gopher vs. Iowa Football.
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: Bentley, a Saint Bernard, and Winston, a rescued bull mastiff cross, 2 rabbits: Elliott, the Flemish Giant, and Angus the English Lop, with a few fish thrown in for good measure!
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. K 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, two 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.