Dr. Patrick McKeever

Dr. McKeever founded the veterinary dermatology program at the University of Minnesota , and served as the primary professor there for 27 years. Many of the veterinary dermatology specialists in Minnesota have studied with him at one time or another.


Dr. McKeever started McKeever Dermatology Clinics in 1994.  He has since retired, but his vision for the practice and methodologies remain.  At McKeever Dermatology Clinics we emphasize the following: improve quality of life for pets and their people, and never stop learning.

Dr. Nicole Heinrich


Dr. Heinrich received her Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2003, and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2007.  Dr. Heinrich completed a rotating surgery and medicine internship at VCA Aurora/Berwyn in 2008 and started a dermatology residency that same year.  She became board certified in dermatology in 2012.

Dr. Heinrich is credentialed in stem cell therapy.  She has diagnosed and treated more than 6,000 dogs, cats and horses with skin and ear diseases.  She is a contributing author for two textbooks under publication: Clinical Small Animal Internal Medicine and Color Handbook of Skin Diseases of the Dog and Cat 3rd ed.

Dr. Rendina McFadden


Dr. McFadden joined the McKeever Dermatology team in 2014 to pursue a three-year dermatology residency training program.  Prior to starting a residency, Dr. McFadden worked at a busy north metro small animal general practice for 9 years where she did everything from managing diabetic patients to tooth extractions.  She achieved Diplomat status with the American College of Veterinary Dermatology in 2017.

Dr. McFadden has a BA from Luther College and a veterinary degree from the University of Minnesota. She is a member of the American Academy of Veterinary Dermatology as well as the state and national Veterinary Medical Associations.  Dr. McFadden especially enjoys working with patients whose skin problems have significantly impacted their life or those of their family.  When not in the office, Dr. McFadden enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, two big dogs and one very pampered kitty.

Dr. Lisa Reiter

Dr. Reiter obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from The Ohio State University College of Veteridr_lisa_reiternary Medicine in 2005, graduating Magna Cum Laude.  Upon graduation, Dr. Reiter completed a twelve-month internship in small animal medicine and surgery at VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital, followed by a three-year residency in comparative dermatology at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Reiter completed her residency in 2009 and became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Dermatology, achieving Diplomate status that same year. Following the completion of her residency, Dr. Reiter returned to Los Angeles to work in private practice. She started and managed the dermatology service at VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital, a large referral, emergency and general practice hospital, and then returned to Minnesota to join the faculty at the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota, where she served as an Assistant Professor before deciding to return to private practice at McKeever Dermatology.

Dr. Reiter has published several papers, including one of the top five most-cited papers in Veterinary Dermatology, and is the dermatology section editor for a new textbook under publication entitled Clinical Small Animal Internal Medicine. She has given numerous continuing education lectures and has served on a pharmaceutical advisory board. Originally from Cold Spring, Minnesota, Dr. Reiter is delighted to be home again serving the veterinary community.