Maryland Avenue Pet Hospital

96 East Maryland Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55117


Meet our Team

Mark Stavros, DVM

Dr. Stavros is a Minnesota native and received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from the University of Minnesota in 1996. Fascinated with the science behind Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Stavros has owned and practiced at Maryland Ave Pet Hospital in Saint Paul since 1998. 

Dr. Stavros enjoys numerous outdoor activities, including camping and bicycling.  Dr. Stavros is married, has two teen-aged boys and two cats, Coal and Ringo.

He is pictured here with one of the many talented dogs from Can Do Canines.

Katie, Practice Manager

Katie graduated from Ridgewater Community and Technical College in 2010 with a degree in Veterinary Technology.  She has been working in the veterinary field for over eight years.  Katie's love and passion for animals started when she was young - she feels fortunate to be able to extend her passion into her work. Her favorite aspect of veterinary medicine is dentistry.

Katie lives in the Saint Paul area with her husband (Brian), their three lab-mix dogs named Ziggie, Kody and newest pup Gemma, and their new orange tabby named Nino. Katie enjoys spending time with Brian, working on their new house, playing with their dogs, shopping, cooking, gardening, game nights, and watching hockey. 

Krystl, Lead CVT

Krystl graduated from Minnesota School of Business in 2009, with an Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology. Her go-to attitude and extensive veterinary knowledge makes her 'purr'fect for the profession! Her special interests include dentistry and behavior management. 

Aside from work, Krystl enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and upkeeping her digital farm! She also enjoys taking care of her 3 cats, Labrador, and 3 crazy ferrets.

Connie, Assistant

Connie is currently attending the University of Wisconsin - River Falls to complete her Bachelor's of Science degree in Biomedical Science with a minor in Animal Science. She plans to apply to vet school afterwards in hopes of working with both companion and wildlife animals (specifically elephants, rhinoceros, hippopotamus, and other GIANTS)!

Outside of work, she loves to travel and explore new places and things. She currently resides with a spunky Schnauzer named Jiggy and a Guinea Pig named Bixby.

Samantha, Assistant

Samantha is currently enrolled in Penn Foster, working towards her Veterinary Technology degree. She hopes to go to Vet school someday. She has been passionate about animals since she was a little girl, as she had many pets growing up.  One of her favorite aspects of working here is being able to help teach clients about their pet's health.

Aside from work, she likes to spend time with her family and friends, watch wildlife and explore the Great Outdoors! She enjoys baking sweet treats and relaxing at home with her boyfriend. She currently lives with her 3 cats - Smokey, Bandit and Lucifer. She hopes to eventually adopt a German Shepherd and a Guinea pig.

Tessa, Receptionist

Tessa is an office professional with over 8 years of experience, and has a passion for all things furry, scaly, feathery, and anything in between! After several years of unfulfilling sales positions, she is excited to make a difference in animals' lives and help educate the community about pet health. Tessa has a special interest in cats and reptiles, and hopes to adopt a turtle someday.

Outside of work, Tessa enjoys creative writing, playing Pokemon Go, and spending time with her cat, Beretta, and hermit crab, Maui. She currently lives in Maplewood with her boyfriend and stepdaughter.