Meet the Veterinarians of Rum River Veterinary Clinic

Mark S. Guck, DVM

Dr. Mark S. GuckDr. Mark S. Guck and Karri Anderson Guck started Rum River Veterinary Clinic on May 6, 1989. The first building site was at 1903 S. Ferry Street in a rezoned house. After outgrowing the facility, they moved to 100 W. Main Street in 1994.

Dr. Guck grew up in Nowthen and graduated from Elk River High School. He then went to the University of Minnesota and graduated with a degree in Veterinary Medicine in 1984. He practiced in south Minneapolis for five years before starting Rum River Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Guck has a special interest in geriatrics, internal medicine and acupuncture.

Dr. Guck has one daughter, one son, and one dog, Sophie. In his spare time, Dr. Guck likes gardening and bird watching. His all-time favorite activity is playing in the yard with Sophie.

Heidi Kuebelbeck, DVM

Heidi Kuebelbeck, DVMDr. Heidi Kuebelbeck graduated from University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in May 2010. Growing up on a small hobby farm gave her the love of working with and caring for animals. Heidi started working in a veterinary clinic at age 15 cleaning kennels and assisting staff. In 2014 she joined the team at Rum River Vet.

Heidi has two beautiful kids, Aiden and Genevieve. In addition to her two legged kids, she has a 3-legged chocolate lab named Lily, a 3-legged black lab named Louie, another crazy lab named Echo, and the cats: Marley, Stanley, Theodore, Angel and Roger. She also has a corn snake and a flock of chickens and ducks. When she isn't busy with work, kids, or animals, she enjoys knitting and baking.

Heather Allen, DVM

Heather Allen, DVMDr. Allen joined Rum River Vet in September 2018. She grew up in Chaska, MN and attended the University of Minnesota where she earned her Bachelor's degree in Animal Science. She is a 2017 graduate of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Allen has special interests in soft tissue surgery, internal medicine, and diagnostic ultrasound, but strives to practice the highest quality of care for all her patients.

Outside of work she enjoys spending time traveling, playing soccer, and watching football and hockey with her boyfriend. She has an Alaskan Husky named Skyy, a Labrador named Bella, a cat named Stormie, and 11 chickens. Dr. Allen is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys camping, hunting, fishing, and hiking. She is also very passionate about archery and enjoys shooting at 3D archery events.

"Thank you guys so much for all your care over the years for our pets. They could not have been in better hands and we are so grateful."

– P.H.

"Your kindness and concern for animal welfare is appreciated."

– J.T.

"Words are not enough to express my appreciation for your compassion and the way you and your assistant handled such a very difficult time for me."

– C.F.

"We wanted to let you know how much we appreciated your kindness and tender care."

– L.S.

"Thanks for being the best listeners in the medical profession. You have all been so kind during my pet’s thyroid treatment."

– C.D.

"We wish to thank you for being a very important part of our lives. For with you we are able to care for our children as we do."

– E.B.

"We would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere thanks and appreciation for all your excellent care and the concern you gave to us. We will never forget your kindness."

– B.P.

"It’s wonderful to go to a pet clinic where the employees and vets care so much about the animals. You are all so patient and thorough in explanations and service. Thank you all for your love for our animals‚ it’s a blessing."

– T.R.

"I want to thank you for the care you gave to my little dog. I know that you did everything that you could do for her. I also want to thank you for the kindness and support that you gave me. You made a difficult time more bearable and I’m so grateful to you all."

– J.B.

"Thank you so much for all your help. We truly appreciate you, your caring attitude and your willingness to allow us to nurse her at home."

– D.T.

"Thanks for the encouragement, patience and expertise that made our dogs operation a success. Your cheerful attitudes and special treatment of our dog make our trips to Anoka worthwhile."

– J.S.

"I really appreciate the quality of care you give and the feeling that you truly care what happens to the animals."

– D.C.

"Thank you all for the wonderful care you have given our animals. We treat them as our kids and know that you do also."

– K.H.

"The Rum River Veterinary Clinic is a special place‚ because you DO take the time to care."

– J.H.

"Thank you to you and your staff for your excellent loving and patient care. You are sincerely appreciated."

– T.H.