Our Veterinarians

Dr. Joshua Albright

Dr. Joshua Albright started at the Prior Lake Pet Hospital cleaning kennels while attending Prior Lake High School and has continued to work here ever since. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Minnesota, attended the College of Veterinary Medicine and received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2008.

Dr. Albright enjoys all aspects of canine and feline medicine, surgery and dentistry. He is fond of developing long-term relationships with his patients and their owners. Dr. Albright is an active member of the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association.Dr. Albright and his wife, Abby, who is also a veterinarian, share their home with their son Simon and their two daughters Hadley and Audrey; two cats, Ted and Rosie; and three dogs, Gertrude, a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon and Olivia, a Goldendoodle and Gladys, a French Bulldog. In his free time, Dr. Albright spends as much time as possible outdoors enjoying hunting, fishing, and exploring back roads on his Harley.


Dr. Nichole Tubman

Dr. Nichole Tubman graduated in 1995 from the University of St. Thomas with a Bachelor’s of Art degree with a major concentration in Biology, and minor concentrations in both chemistry and psychology. She attended the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine and was awarded her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1999. Since graduation, Dr. Tubman has been working at the Prior Lake Pet Hospital.

Dr. Tubman enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine but holds a special interest in feline medicine. Dr. Tubman is an active member in the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Academy of Feline Practitioners.Outside of her profession, Dr. Tubman shares her home with her husband, Tim, her stepson, Joey, her twin boys, Grayson and Henry. She currently has three cats, her Ragdoll named Boxer and Bob and Sally who are both Domestic Short Hairs.  She enjoys finding new places to travel and the adventures that come along with doing so. At home, Dr. Tubman enjoys keeping up with our local Wild hockey team. When at their cabin she enjoys many outdoor activities such as hiking, swimming, biking,and kayaking. Aside from being a vet, Dr. Tubman's dream job would be being a florist.


Dr. Charles Schwantes 

Dr. Charles Schwantes has been in practice in the Prior Lake area since 1981. His undergraduate studies were completed at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, where he majored in microbiology. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Science in 1979. Dr. Schwantes attended veterinary school at the University of Minnesota and received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree in 1981.

Dr. Schwantes is an active member in the local veterinary community and has served on the Board of Directors of the Veterinary Hospital Association and Fundraising committee for the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Foundation. His professional interests include general medicine and surgery, as well as orthopedic surgery in dogs and cats.Dr. Schwantes is married to Jill, a Marshall, Minnesota native who grew up in Des Moines, Iowa. Dr. Schwantes and his wife enjoy Big Ten sports, riding their mules, gardening and caring for their four-legged family members. They have a German Shorthaired Pointer, Huppert; an English Setter, Blue; two cats, Gracie and Victoria; two mules, Mattie and Snooks; and several ducks. Dr. Schwantes enjoys many outdoor activities, including fly fishing, and is involved in several conservation groups, such as Ducks Unlimited, Trout Unlimited, and Pheasants Forever.


Dr. Sarah Clements

Dr. Clements enjoys all aspects of small animal veterinary medicine with a special interest in surgery. Dr. Clements is an active member in the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association, and American Veterinary Medical Association.Outside of her profession, Dr. Clements shares her home with her husband, Devin; and their four-legged friends Kaenga, a Husky mix and Rue, an orange tabby. In her spare time she enjoys quilting, many outdoor activities including hiking and camping, and exploring Minnesota.




Dr. Thyra Bernaciak

Dr. Thyra Bernaciak completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Animal Science. She continued on to the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine and was awarded her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2015. Dr. Bernaciak holds a Master’s Degree in of Public Health which she completed in 2018.

Dr. Bernaciak enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine but is especially interested in geriatric care and ultrasound. Dr. Bernaciak is an active member in the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association and American Veterinary Medical Association. Outside of her profession, Dr. Bernaciak shares her home with her husband and their young daughter, as well as two cats, Virgie the tortie and Trike the tripod.

In her spare time she enjoys being active outside by camping, backpacking, and running.



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Dr. Taylor Ebert

Dr. Taylor Ebert graduated in 2016 from Iowa State University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Animal Science and a minor in Biology. She also attended Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine and was awarded her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2020. Dr. Ebert enjoys all aspects of small animal veterinary medicine, but has a special interest in nutrition. Dr. Ebert is an active member in the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association and American Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Ebert shares her home with her boyfriend, Dalton; two dogs, Emma, a foxhound mix, and Talos, a German Shepherd; seven crested geckos; 2 snakes; and recently added a kitten named Momo. In her free time she enjoys hiking, spending time with family, and doing puzzles.

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Dr. Camas Lindbeck

Dr. Camas Lindbeck joined PLPH in 2020 and is a 2009 graduate of University of Montana, and earned his veterinary doctorate in 2014 from Colorado State University. Dr. Camas’ professional interests include senior veterinary care, pain management, emergency medicine, and the human-animal bond concept. Camas is a naturalist and conservationist at heart.

He has a background in working with many species of wildlife and has worked various seasonal jobs in Glacier, Yellowstone and Denali National Parks.  In his free time, you will find him and his wife Taryn (also a veterinarian) somewhere outside exploring with their young son Bridger. Camas enjoys hiking, trail running, fly fishing, camping and bird watching, especially for ducks and other waterfowl. He likes to draw during the winter months and is now learning filmmaking.

Camas and his family live with 2 dogs;  a golden retriever named Birch, a springer spaniel named Smokey and 1 cat named Maow. They also have 2 Arabian horses named Red and Rhio.


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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Urgent Care 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Urgent Care 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:00 am - 8:00 pm

Urgent Care 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Thursday:

7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Urgent Care 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Friday:

7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Urgent Care 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Urgent Care 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sunday:

Urgent Care 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "You guys were the best!!! Supportive, caring and honest. I was in an emotional state with my dog and if you would have asked for $1000 I would have said yes! Instead, you gave me Cost effective options that I was able to afford. Finn is getting better because of your wonderful and caring staff! THANK YOU!!!"
    - Carolyn
  • "Our visit was great. Koda is usually so freaked out at the vet but Dr Albright was great. Koda loved him."
    - Beth P.
  • "We trust PLPH with our "kids"! Super professional and caring."
    - David D.
  • "We trust you with our "kids"! Super professional and caring."
    - Mary A.
  • "Love that Dr S cares fir Boomer as a valued pet in spite of his 16.5 yr old age. He also does a great job balancing care and cost with Boomers age. Techs are all super kind and caring. Love this place!"
    - Judy M.
  • "Thanks for the hospitality. It made me more comfortable knowing the staff and the vet actually seemed to care and didn’t treat it as job. They have passion for their job it’s not a do my time and go home mentality. Thanks again for everything!"
    - Ryan E.