“I have been bringing my ‘babes’ to Park Grove for almost 30 years. I couldn’t recommend a better place for someone who thinks of their pet as part of their family.Thank you for giving us peace of mind and years of friendship. We will remain loyal, lifelong patients.”
Pat & Cindy T

Meet the Veterinarians of Park Grove Pet Hospital

Our Park Grove Pet Hospital veterinarians offer a strong commitment to excellence in veterinary medicine and surgery in a caring environment. Learn more about their experience, their interest areas, and their families—both two-legged and four-legged family members!

Dr. Dan Cederstrom

Dan Cederstrom
  • Started at Park Grove: December 1992
  • Degrees: BS and DVM from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Internship from Boren Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at Oklahoma State University
  • Pets: Elsie, black Lab; OB and Holly, cats; and Bob Johnson, beta fish
  • Like most about my job: What I like most about my job is the diversity of what we do on a daily basis, from welcoming new puppies and kittens to meeting the need of our senior patients. I like connecting with our clients on a professional and personal basis, and I believe that’s what separates us from other clinics: our sincere care for the well being of our patients and their owners.
  • Hobbies and interests: I enjoy spending time with my family, playing golf, hockey, and spending time outdoors.

"I take pride in the fact that I have hired a staff that is extraordinary. They are compassionate, smart, and innovative. They are always accepting and warm. Each one brings uniqueness to the team and, collectively, I believe we have one of the best practice teams in the city!" ~ Dr. Dan Cederstrom, Owner of Park Grove Pet Hospital

Dr. Kate Farmer

Kate Farmer
  • Started at Park Grove: May 2014
  • Degrees: BA from the University of Chicago (2007); DVM from the University of Minnesota (2014)
  • Pets: Ellie, a mixed breed rescue dog, and Chairman Meow, a 2-year-old black cat
  • Like most about my job: What I love most about veterinary medicine is getting to know people and their pets, and helping those pets to live long, healthy lives. I truly enjoy forming relationships with both my patients and their owners.
  • Hobbies and interests: Gardening, baking, pottery/ceramics, reading, and playing the piano.

Dr. John Sturtz

John Sturtz
  • Started at Park Grove: August 2006
  • Degrees: BS in mathematics and computer science from Carleton College in 1985; DVM from University of Minnesota in 2006
  • Pets: Nataliya (Tally for short), golden retriever; Orrefors and Baccarat (aka Ori and Rat), cats. Ori and Rat were adopted by us as kittens at about 8 weeks of age, after being born in the clinic to a Park Grove Pet Hospital impound cat.
  • Like most about my job: I have a very strong belief that a close bond with a companion animal greatly enriches a person’s life. The greatest satisfaction I get from being a veterinarian is helping people to maintain those bonds with their furry friends.
  • Hobbies and interests: Dog training, golf, singing, and musical theatre
  • Something interesting: Being a veterinarian is my third career. I was a computer programmer first, then a singer for about 5 years, then a programmer again, and then a veterinarian! My wife says I don’t get any more careers; I have to stick with this one!

Dr. Sonja Wiersma

Sonja Wiersma
  • Started at Park Grove: June 2011
  • Degrees: Graduated from Park High School in 2001 and received Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin—River Falls in December 2005. After completing undergraduate studies, Sonja worked at Park Grove Pet Hospital and 3M before starting veterinary school in 2007. Sonja graduated May 7, 2011, from Iowa State University with a DVM degree and joined Park Grove Pet Hospital shortly after.
  • Pets: Duncan, blue Doberman; Chyna, mixed breed dog; Jaden and MaMa, cats
  • Like most about my job: I am very excited about returning to Park Grove Pet Hospital and look forward to serving the clientele of my hometown community.