We’ll get through the unexpected. Together.
Here at Wellhaven Urgent Care, we know how stressful it can be when your pet is sick or injured. Our entire staff of doctors, veterinary nurse technicians, and support staff are pet owners ourselves. We try our best to keep you and your pet together throughout as much of the triage, diagnostic, and treatment process as possible. After all, you are the most important person in your pet’s life.
With wait times typically half the time of a typical Veterinary Emergency Room or less, we pride ourselves on our lower-stress environment for your fur-baby, efficient visits, and our comprehensive medical care.
Meet Our Team!
Dr. Colette Friedenson
Dr. Colette Friedenson, VMD, MPH received her veterinary doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania. After finishing vet school, she completed a fellowship in Emergency Medicine and Surgery and has been working in emergency medicine ever since. Dr. Friedenson’s professional interests include critical care such as polytraumas and toxicities, soft tissue surgery, and wound management. She is also Fear Free certified and is passionate about reducing stress for pets and their owners during veterinary emergencies.
Prior to attending vet school, Dr. Friedenson received her Masters in Public Health in Epidemiology at Columbia University with a focus on zoonotic diseases (infectious agents spread from animals to humans). Her passion to protect the health of the human-animal bond led her to pursue veterinary school. Dr. Friedenson has published several articles in peer-reviewed research journals.
Dr. Friedenson is delighted to have returned to the Twin Cities, her hometown, after many years away. She lives in South Minneapolis with her husband, two feisty toddlers, and her incredibly lazy dog.
Dr. Kim O’Callaghan
Dr. Kim O’Callaghan earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. She has spent her career in primary care, as an instructor, and as a locum tenens (relief veterinarian) performing medicine, surgery, and oral surgery. She has decided to focus on urgent/emergent care now that her children are grown. Her professional interests include soft tissue surgery, lameness, and infectious diseases for which she has a published article on Brucella canis in JAMVA, What Is Your Diagnosis (Online Publication Date: 24 Feb 2022).
A lifelong resident of Minnesota, Dr. O’Callaghan enjoys as many outdoor activities as possible including mountain biking, hiking and camping, nordic skiing, bird watching, and is giving Dragon Boat racing a try. She also enjoys volunteering as a sled dog trail veterinarian having worked races in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Maine. She loves spending time with her family and friends, reading books and The New York Times, live music, exercise, and her two rescue dogs.
Delaney Edison grew up in the Pacific Northwest and since a young age, she has always had a love and passion for animals and their well-being. From her parent’s home in Vancouver, WA which housed various animals to her current home in Red Wing, MN which she shares with her two spunky toddlers, her husband, and pack of dogs and cats.
Delaney started in the veterinary medical field in 2013 as a Certified Veterinary Technician and has since held many positions, from Director of Operations from West Columbia Gorge Humane Society to her current position as the Practice Manager for WellHaven Pet Health Bloomington.
When she is not fighting the good fight of animal welfare, Delaney enjoys baking, crime dramas, scoping out the newest pizza places, spending quality time with friends and family, and of course anything with four legs and fur.