Blaine Area Pet Hospital is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both routine and urgent care cases by appointment. We also see pet patients in need of diagnostic services, surgical, and dental care. Our doctors have many years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care.

Blaine Area Pet Hospital is proud to serve the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area for everything pet-related. Our animal hospital is run by Dr. Jay Epping, who is a licensed, experienced veterinarian.

Dr. Jay Epping


Dr. Jay Epping graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2001 and has been practicing at both the Blaine Area Pet Hospital and Coon Rapids Pet Hospital since then. His special interests include orthopedics and soft tissue surgery. Dr. Epping currently does veterinary related consulting for such shows as Minnesota Bound and The History Channel’s Monster Quest. Outside of the office, if Dr. Epping isn’t fishing, he’s probably going fishing. He has two dogs, both Pudelpointers, Monte and Drax.

Dr. Olivia Lamberth


Dr. Olivia Lamberth, an Atlanta native, grew up working in animal hospitals as a kennel assistant and technician. She attended Duke University where she received her Bachelor of Science degree and then attended the University of Georgia for her DVM. Dr. Lamberth joined the team at BAPH in August 2014 after relocating to the Twin Cities with her husband, an army veteran. She previously practiced in both Georgia and Texas. She, her husband, and three children live with their animal menagerie that is always growing and changing. She enjoys all aspects of small animal medicine and surgery.