Palomino Pet Hospital & Clinic

Palomino Pet Hospital & Clinic is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Apple Valley, MN. The professional and courteous staff at Palomino Pet Hospital & Clinic seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for their highly-valued patients. We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. Palomino Pet Hospital & Clinic strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Apple Valley, MN and surrounding areas. Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find our more information about how Palomino Pet Hospital & Clinic can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.

Our Mission

At Palomino Pet Hospital, our team of professionals will work with you to help your pet achieve ultimate health and wellness.  We believe that the key is a focus on prevention, excellent nutrition, and early detection of problems or disease. 
  • Mon-Fri: 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Sat: 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Sun: Closed
  • For after hours emergency care (952) 953-8387
  • Ron Hunt, DVM

    Veterinarian / Practice Owner
    I have been in practice as a veterinarian in the South Metro area for nearly 30 years.  I am a graduate of the University of Missouri, Columbia and reside in Credit River Township with my wife and our three children.  I have a special interest in small animal medicine and believe strongly in the value of preventative care and client education.  Along with my staff, I hope to promote optimal health and wellness for your pet.  I also have a special interest in allergy and skin disorders.  We successfully treat ear infections with a unique protocol that my staff and I created.  I am a member of the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association.  I hope you will stop in and meet me and my staff in person soon.
  • Taylor

    Veterinarian Assistant - Vet student
    Taylor has been working at Palomino Pet Hospital since early 2011. She graduated from St. Olaf college in Northfield, MN and now attends the University of Minnesota Veterinary School.

    You'll see her most often on weekends and during the summer.
    One of Taylor's dogs has Addison's, and she has a special interest in the disease and how to create the best life possible for animals living with it.

    When she's not studying or working, Taylor writes for her college newspaper and spends time with her pets. She has a cat named Winnie, a rabbit named Oliver, and two Australian Shepherds named Kodiak and Piper (as pictured.) She participates in agility and obedience competitions with her dogs and enjoys going on long hikes with them in the local Lebanon Hills Park as well.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2012
  • Emily

    Veterinarian Assistant - Vet student
    Emily joined our staff in March 2016. She graduated from Winona State University with a bachelor's degree in ecology and started vet school  University of Minnesota in fall of 2017. You might still see her at the clinic during summers, and on weekends when she's not too busy studying! At the clinic, she helps check patients in, assists with and documents exams, cleans out rooms/cages, takes care of the animals boarding at the clinic, and answers phone calls and questions from owners.

    At home she enjoys reading, hiking in the many local parks, and spending time with her pets: two gerbils, an assortment of tropical fish, a sassy Betta fish named Arthur, and her zebra finch, Scuttle.
    Years in Practice:
    Oct 10, 2016
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    Veterinary Technician
    Alyssa joined our team in September 2017.
    She graduated from the University of Wisconsin River Falls with a bachelor's degree in Animal Science.  She has worked with a wide variety of animals from tiny mice, to large polar bears.  Her experience and knowledge was gained after years of working at dog boarding facilities, veterinary clinics and her volunteer hours and internship at Como Zoo.  She is continuing her education to receive her veterinary technician certification.

    In her free time Alyssa enjoys performing at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival and venues around the twin cities.  She also enjoys lazy days at home with her puppy Clyde, and also has a guinea pig, bearded dragon, blue tongue skink and an ornate wood turtle.   
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2012