Our Doctors

Lakeland Veterinary Hospital

92 St. Croix Trail South
Lakeland, MN 55043



Our Doctors

Dr. Heather Fairbairn

Dr. Fairbairn was born and raised in Afton, MN and worked at Lakeland Veterinary Hospital while in high school. From that experience she knew she wanted to become a veterinarian. In 1998 she graduated from the University of Minnesota and has since practiced in northern Minnesota and Wisconsin. She also spent two years teaching general practice veterinary medicine at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Throughout her career she maintained close connection to Lakeland Veterinary Hospital and Dr. Johnson. In February 2017 Dr. Fairbairn purchased the clinic from Drs. Johnson and Drury as they entered a well deserved retirement. Dr. Fairbairn is keeping with the great tradtion of Lakeland Veterinary Hospital's compassionate care and bring a passion for dermatology, surgery and low stress handling of pets.

In her spare time Dr. Fairbairn enjoys camping and fishing with her family, hiking and has completed numerous marathons including Twin Cities and Grandma's. She has a teenage son and daughter as well as two cats, a Labrador Retriever, and a Cockapoo. Dr. Fairbairn enjoys time with her local church family and teaches classes at Five Oaks Church in Woodbury.

Dr. Fairbairn is available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and select Saturdays. 

Dr Heather Fairbairn

Dr. Blair Johnson

Dr. Johnson graduated in 1980 from the University of Tennessee and practiced in Oak Ridge, Tennessee for one year before moving to the Twin Cities. He and his wife, Jeanie, started Lakeland Veterinary Hospital in 1983. Dr. Johnson has had a lifelong compassion for animals and a strong fascination for medicine. Dr. Johnson enjoys playing musical instruments, gardening, woodworking, fly fishing, camping, hiking, and cross-country skiing.

Dr. Johnson is available for ultrasound services. 

Pixel get's a little attention from Dr. Johnson

Dr. Alyssa Tatro

Dr. Alyssa Tatro is a 2015 graduate of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine.  She enjoys building relationships with clients, preventative medicine and surgery. In her free time she enjoys golfing and motorcycle rides with her fiance, snowboarding, working out and traveling. Dr. Tatro shares her home with a Bluetick Coonhound named Boone. 

Dr. Tatro is available for appointments Tuesday through Friday and select Saturdays.