Dr. Melissa Hanson

Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Anderson Lakes Animal Hospital in Eden Prairie! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets! Our mission is to nurture and extend the human/animal bond through knowledge, prevention and love!  We strive to make every visit to our clinic the most positive experience for you and your pet.

Melissa Hanson


Melissa Hanson (formerly Cowan) joined our team in January of 2016!!!

    Dr. Hanson grew up in a small town in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, IL.  She graduated from St. Mary’s University in Winona, MN in 2003. After graduation she worked as a surgical technician at a 24 hour care animal hospital near her  home town. In 2005, she was accepted to the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2009. Her interests include internal medicine, neurology, and dentistry.  She is a member of the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association.

She shares her home with a cat named Cubby and a dog, Turd Ferguson, who is named after the Saturday Night Live Jeopardy skit. Her outside interests include volleyball, getting together with friends/family, baking/cooking and watching sporting events. 

  Since Joining our team in 2016, Dr. Hanson now shares a home with her husband Eric, her step-dog Samantha and of course Turd and Cubby.  

Dr. Hanson had to say good-bye to her sweet cat, Frankie,  August of 2019.  He will be greatly missed.

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