Miller Trunk Veterinary Clinic
5285 Miller Trunk Highway
Hermantown, MN 55811

Open Monday - Thursday 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.

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 joined the team at Miller Trunk Veterinary Clinic in January 2019. Born and raised in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, he is well-traveled, an Air Force veteran, and spent the previous six years working in IT in Chicago, Illinois. A lifelong love for pets has led him to a career in animal care. In his free time, he enjoys watching sports and movies, listening to music, and spending time with his cat.
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.