Veterinarians

Rick Cameron  Veterinarian and Owner

Dr. Rick Cameron has been the owner veterinarian at Bass Lake Pet Hospital for more than 30 years.  He earned his B.S. degree from Mankato State University and then moved on to the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota for his DVM degree. Dr. Cameron enjoys all aspects of Veterinary medicine.  Working with cats and dogs, rabbits, ferrets, and other pocket pets, and especially their owners and caretakers; he strives to bring his years of experience to the exam room to achieve the best healthcare decisions for all involved.  His other interests include remodeling, home improvement projects, boating, golfing, and a brief get away during the winter months.

Dr. Graham Engle

Veterinarian

Dr. Graham Engle is a 2014 graduate from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. Graham is a California native and received his undergrad B.S. degree in kinesiology from Westmont College in 2003 in Santa Barbara, California.

Dr. Graham got a job as a technician assistant shortly after graduating from Westmont and found an intense love of working with animals and medicine. He worked as a veterinary technician from 2003 until 2012 (with 3 years at Bass Lake Pet Hospital). 2007-2008 was spent traveling Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia with 6 months of teaching English, Math, and Health to Thai 8th graders. Graham has a wife, two children, two big dogs, and one cat.

He has lived in Minnesota since 2005 and has developed a deep fondness for this state. Whatever free time is left is most enjoyed spent scuba diving, playing frisbee golf, sailing, reading, barbecuing, and mushroom foraging. Dr. Graham’s specializations include internal medicine, surgery/rehab, dentistry, and medical imaging.

Dr. Sarah Knowles

Veterinarian

Dr. Sarah Knowles received her DVM degree from the University of Minnesota – College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017.  She worked as an Associate Veterinarian in Shakopee for a few years before joining the Bass Lake team.  Prior to pursuing a career in Veterinary Medicine, Sarah worked at numerous public aquariums caring for a variety of aquatic animals where she gained priceless experience that grew her passion for Veterinary Medicine.  Sarah’s professional interests include soft tissue surgery, dentistry, medical imaging, and client education.  She and her husband recently married in June 2019.  They share their home with their cat, who acts more like a dog or toddler the majority of the time.  Outside of work Sarah enjoys being outdoors, running/exercising, playing soccer, crafting, and spending time with family and friends.

Dr. Carissa Haverly

Veterinarian

Dr. Carissa Haverly grew up in Prescott, Arizona and participated in Girl Scouts and 4-H Horse projects as a teenager.  She later attended Northern Arizona University and graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Biology with an emphasis on Ecology and a minor in Studio Art.  After college, she worked as a veterinary assistant for a few years before being accepted to the University of Minnesota-College of Veterinary Medicine.   She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2012.

As an adult, Dr. Carissa loves surrounding herself with living beings.  She shares her home with three cats, two dogs, tropical fish, a parrot, a tortoise, four beautiful horses, and an incredibly understanding husband.

Her hobbies include day dreaming, reading, painting, horseback riding, and gaming.