Meet-the-Staff
Miller Trunk Veterinary Clinic
5285 Miller Trunk Highway
Hermantown, MN 55811

Open Monday-Friday 8a-5p

 Please call for an appointment  218-729-7959
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Meet the staff 
Dr. Shirley grew up in Duluth, MN and attended his pre-vet school at the College of St. Thomas. He graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 1984.  After graduation, Dr. Shirley began work with Dr. Halls at Miller Trunk Veterinary Clinic.  Dr. Shirley became practice owner in 1987.  When Dr. Shirley is not at work, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Abby, and sharing their interests of outdoor sports and watching Bulldog hockey.
Resident Greeter
Elijah Shirley began his career at Miller Trunk Veterinary Clinic in 2007. What he lacked in experience, he compensated for with his positive attitude and charisma.  Eli lives with his Mom, Dad, and feline sister Jobi. In his free time, he enjoys chasing balls, eating, hanging out with human or canine friends, and napping.  
Veterinarian
Veterinary Technician/
Office Manager

​Angela started at Miller Trunk Veterinary Clinic in March of 2014. Originally from Michigan's Upper Peninsula, she graduated from Gogebic Community College in 2008. After working in the plastic injection molding industry for just over 10 years, she moved to Duluth in June of 2013 to begin a long-awaited career in animal care. She enjoys exploring the Twin Ports' walking trails, agate hunting, kayaking, watching all kinds of movies, practicing yoga and spending time with her beagles Bonnie and Baxter.
Nicole joined Miller Trunk Veterinary Clinic in September of 2015. She has been a lifelong resident of the Twin Ports area and graduated from the Duluth Business University's Veterinary Technician program in 2015. She spent her internship working with dogs and cats at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center. She has always had a passion for improving the health and well being of animals. She enjoys spending time with her family, camping, reading, traveling, and visiting historic museums.
Veterinary Technician
Jake is the newest addition to the team at Miller Trunk Vet and joined us in January 2019. Born and raised in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, he is well-traveled and spent the past six years working in IT in Chicago, Illinois. A lifelong love for pets, especially dogs, has led him to a new career in animal care. In his free time, he enjoys watching sports and movies, listening to music, and spending time with his girlfriend and their dog.
Veterinary Assistant
The REAL Office Manager
​Snoopy Kitty joined us in November 2018 and has proven herself to be a valuable asset to the practice. She is typically too busy keeping the staff in line to have time for glamour shots, but next time you visit our clinic you may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of this majestic and elusive creature.