Veterinarians

Dr. Rick Cameron  Veterinarian and Owner

Dr. Rick Cameron has been our primary veterinarian at Bass Lake Pet Hospital since 1988. He has been with many of our clients through several generations of pets. Though you may see him about the clinic from time to time, his current interests are leading him toward retirement. Dr. Cameron still has an active interest in your pets and their well-being. He is using his experience in a mentoring role as needed and from time to time will fill in for vacationing doctors. Dr. Cameron has a dog, Daphne, and a kitty at home named Billy.

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.

Dr. Alexandria Munger

Veterinarian

Dr. Alexandria Munger grew up in Rockford, IL but decided to stay in Minnesota after she received her DVM degree from the University of Minnesota – College of Veterinary Medicine in 2020. Prior to veterinary school, she attended college at Creighton University where she received a B.S. degree in Biology and a minor in Music. Dr. Munger’s professional interests include emergency and critical care, client education, and surgery. She enjoys spending time outside, hiking or playing soccer, playing the piano and harp, or baking up a new creation in the kitchen. Her favorite comedy show is “I Love Lucy” and her favorite condiment is Heinz ketchup. She has a 19-year-old cat who loves morning cuddles and she will be getting married to her fiancé Fall of 2021.