Dr. Stefan Knep: Farewell Wishes


As you know, this is Dr. Stefan Knep’s final week at St Francis Animal Hospital; his last day will be December 28th.  We have been so fortunate to have him on our team for over fifteen years.  He has provided exceptional care to his patients and clients, offering his skill, knowledge, and compassion with many sprinkles of good humor along the way.  He has been a leader and an advocate, a confidant and a friend, but most of all, he has been a trusted family member to each of us.  It is with deep sadness that we say goodbye, but we are excited for him as he begins this new chapter of his career.


To all the wonderful patients and their owners at St. Francis Animal Hospital!

I have been a part of St. Francis Animal Hospital for the last 15 years and I have truly loved my time serving this community as part of an outstanding team.

So it is not easy for me to announce that I will be leaving St. Francis Animal Hospital at the end of December.  I will be joining the team at Camden Pet Hospital in North Minneapolis.

I want to thank all of you for trusting me with the care of your beloved, furry family members over all these years.  I so appreciate the bonds and friendships we formed during this time.  I feel honored that you allowed me to get to know you, your families and your pets.  You let me become a part of your life.  The knowledge that I contributed a little to the well being of your pets is one of the most satisfying personal and professional experiences that I could have ever imagined.

I also want to thank my incredible friends and colleagues at St. Francis.  Being part of this team has been an experience that I will treasure forever.  I know the doctors, technicians and assistants at the clinic will continue to provide exceptional care to all patients and will allow for a seamless transition of service.

So, enjoy life, love your animals, maybe even take up motorcycling (remember, dogs enjoy the superior squirrel hunting abilities that riding in a sidecar offers)…., follow soccer (no it is not boring).  I will do my best to stay in contact with the St. Francis community.

Dr. Stefan Knep


I know that there has been so much uncertainty and change throughout this year in your own lives, your personal careers, your kids’ day care and schools, and in the businesses that you care about.  This has been a challenging time.  In the midst of all of this uncertainty, I want to take this opportunity to assure each of you that our St Francis team has an unwavering commitment to continue to provide the exceptional care that you have known and loved throughout the years.  We have an excellent team of doctors, technicians, and assistants to continue the care of your loved ones in Dr. Knep’s absence.

For those who wish to continue care with Dr. Knep, he will begin seeing patients on January 11th at Camden Pet Hospital in north Minneapolis.

Camden Pet Hospital

1405 44th Ave N

Minneapolis MN 55412

(612) 522-4374