LAKE COUNTY VETERINARY CLINICS
Serving Two Harbors & Grand Marais, MN
Our mission is to provide excellence in comprehensive care for our patients with emphasis on patient comfort and compassion, preventative health care and client education.
Dr. Michael Overend, DVM
Dr. Michael Overend grew up in the Minneapolis suburb of St. Louis Park. His family were avid pet owners and had a large number of cats, dogs, a horse and even fostered a young raccoon over the years. His father Thomas was an avid freshwater tropical fish breeder and went through episodes of beekeeping as well. Mike developed an interest in veterinary medicine after reading the immensely popular stories of English veterinarian James Herriot in his early college years.
He worked for a veterinarian in Edina, Minnesota for 18 months to gain experience with veterinary care and he then committed to becoming a member of a profession that has been a wonderful career for him ever since. Mike received his BS in Biology at the University of Minnesota in 1979 and received his DVM from the University of Minnesota in 1983. He practiced in Milwaukee, WI and Edina, MN before enrolling in a graduate program in pharmacology at the College of Veterinary Medicine in 1985 and by 1987 decided that private practice was his true calling. Mike’s area of special interest in practice is veterinary dentistry. He was introduced to advanced veterinary dentistry in 1991, and with the mentorship of local human dentist Dr. Paul Trygstad, and veterinary dental specialists Dr. Gary Goldstein of St. Paul, MN and Dr. Dale Kressin of Oshkosh, WI., he has developed his skills and knowledge for providing his patients with advanced dental care. Recent advances in veterinary dental care allow him to successfully treat common painful conditions that affect many pets.
Dr. Lucy Grina, DVM
Dr. Lucy Grina was born in Rochester, Minnesota and grew up loving the outdoors. She developed a true love for Northern Minnesota after her teenage experiences at Camp Widjiwagan. She realized at an early age that she wanted to be a veterinarian and pursued this as her life passion. She developed hands-on experience working with animals by working long hard hours at a horse stable near Iowa City as well as working for various veterinarians that did both large and small animal practice. She received her BS in Zoology from the University of Iowa in 1978, worked in research in the Neurology Department at the Mayo Clinic for 2 years, and achieved her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from the University of Minnesota in 1986. Lucy practiced in a mixed animal practice in Cloquet, MN for 1 year before coming to Two Harbors.
Dr. Grace Brown, DVM
Dr. Grace Brown is originally from Duluth, Minnesota and she previously worked at the Lake County Veterinary Clinics as a veterinary assistant to explore the profession of veterinary medicine.
Her interest in pursuing a career in veterinary medicine began at a time when her health care providers recommended an animal companion for therapy to help her through a difficult medical recovery. Her wonderful experience with her companion dog, Rosie, awoke within her a deep compassion and empathy for animals. She realized that as a veterinarian she could make a positive difference not only in their lives, but in the lives of the people who rely on their pets for companionship and physical well-being.
Dr. Grace received her undergraduate degree in 2010 from the University of Minnesota Duluth with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She graduated with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in September of 2015. She completed her clinical training at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center. In 2018 Dr. Grace completed clinical residency training in dentistry and oral maxillofacial surgery with Arizona Veterinary Dental Specialists. She continues to work towards completing her specialist board qualifications in veterinary dentistry. She knows that every pet deserves quality dental care throughout their life to have a pain-free and comfortable mouth.
Dr. Grace knows that providing comprehensive oral care for companion animals is one of the most beneficial activities that she can perform for her patients. She is excited about the opportunity to offer advances in veterinary medicine to her patients. She also looks forward to educating and sharing her knowledge and skills with her colleagues, clients, and the community and to provide exceptional dentistry and oral surgery in the Northland.
Dr. Grace Brown was raised in Duluth, Minnesota. She enjoys spending time with her husband Danny, family, friends and her three dogs Rosie, Martin and Goldie. Some of her favorite activities are oil painting, singing, entertaining, cake decorating and figure skating. She looks forward to working with her clients with the goal of helping them spend more quality time with the pets that they love.
Brian has been part of the Lake County Veterinary Clinic since 2002, now serving as the practice manager, technician and buyer. He previously worked at the International Wolf Center as an assistant curator, an EMT for Lake County, and as a technician at the Chicago Cat Clinic. Brian enjoys guitar, music, basketball and good comedy! He can be found enjoying life with his wife Ashley, his children and all their many pets!
Years in Practice: 19
Kathy has been working at the Lake County Veterinary Clinic since October 1995. She received a Veterinary Assistant Degree at Duluth Business University in 1996. Kathy has lived and worked in Duluth all of her life. She enjoys the outdoors, fishing, boating, and spending time at her cabin.
Years in Practice: 25
Certified Veterinary Technician
Barb has been working at the Lake County Veterinary Clinic since June 2006. She graduated from Duluth Business University in December 2008 with an A.A.S. degree in Veterinary Technology. Barb has lived in Two Harbors since 1983 with her husband Al. She enjoys being outdoors, especially cross country skiing in the winter. You can find Barb gardening, bicycling, kayaking and riding horses throughout the summer. She owns a horse, Shady and two dogs, Foster and Indigo.
Years in Practice: 14
Education:Duluth Business University
Kelly has been with us since January 2016. She comes to us from the BluePearl Emergency Veterinary Service in Duluth, where she has worked for the past 14 years. Kelly lives in Duluth with her boyfriend Gabe, and her animal companions: miniature dachshund Dexter, bull terrier Dudley, and chiweenie (chihuahua/miniature dachshund) DeeDee. She enjoys hiking, gardening and houseplants, snowboarding/snow in general and visiting Lake Superior shores year-round. She also loves music, photography, books, and great coffee.
Years in Practice: 4
Certified Veterinary Technician
Bruce “The Moose” Eckland is in charge of maintenance at the clinic. Bruce has a “few” cats at home and is always around when the clinic is closed to take care of night time animal treatments.
Certified Veterinary Technician
Ever since he was a kid, he always wanted to work with animals. Steve Irwin was his biggest childhood role model and inspired him to want to help the voiceless. From the beginning of his career, he has enjoyed the complexities and varieties that emergency medicine has to offer. He has worked several years helping in anesthesia in a shelter setting. He is continuing to develop his skills now in day practice. In his free time he enjoys hiking and camping with his dog Feelix or hanging out at home with his blood donor cat Michael. He enjoys whitewater rafting and all the beauty that nature has to offer.
Dr. Cal Kobluk
Dr. Cal Kobluk, a board certified surgeon, is available to perform advanced orthopedic and other specialized surgeries at the Lake County Veterinary Clinic on a referral basis.
Dr. Ralph Weischelbaum
Dr. Ralph Weichselbaum graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1989 and went on to receive his PhD in Radiology and become Board Qualified with the American College of Veterinary Radiology. Dr. Ralph has a warm and friendly bedside manner and conducts over 1500 ultrasounds per year.