Skyline Veterinary Hospital was opened on January 5th, 1970 by Drs. Kenneth Speltz and Stephen Brandjord. These doctors met as classmates at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine from which they graduated in 1967. Both practitioners worked for local veterinary practices for 3 years before starting their own clinic together. Dr. Ken Speltz grew up in Rollingstone, Minnesota on a dairy farm. Dr. Stephen Brandjord grew up in Plymouth, Minnesota. On January 23, 2005 Dr. Stephen Brandjord passed away and on February 15th, 2023 Dr. Kenneth Speltz passed away.
Over the years, Skyline had continually updated and improved the medicine, the equipment, and the building to keep up-to-date with current therapies in veterinary medicine. Our veterinarians attend multiple continuing education meetings and training sessions every year to stay on top of prevention and therapy of diseases to give your pet the best medicine available.
Skyline Veterinary Hospital is a completely family owned and operated business. Dr. Ryan Speltz and Dr. Kristen Harr-Phelps are the  veterinarians. By keeping a small family owned clinic, the service at Skyline is personal and focused on you and your pet’s needs because we understand that your pet is an integral part of your family.

Dr. Ryan Speltz 

Continuing a family tradition, Dr. Ryan Speltz graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1999 and spent the following years fine tuning his general medicine and surgery skills at several busy clinics in the Twin Cities and out-state areas. Dr. Ryan joined his father, Dr. Ken Speltz, here at Skyline in July 2003. He has also taken extensive training in advanced veterinary dentistry and continues to take courses. He is happy to offer these techniques at Skyline.

Check out our Dental Services page for more details!!

Ryan Speltz

Dr. Kristen Harr-Phelps

Dr. Kristen Harr-Phelps graduated from the university of Minnesota college of veterinary medicine in 2021. The last 3 years she has been interning under Dr. Ryan Speltz gaining experience in dentistry. Dr. Kristen has been in the veterinary field for over 15 years. Dr. Kristen follows the Skyline tradition of being family oriented and enjoys the ability to get to know owners and patients on a more personal level. In her downtime she is focused on family, her husband Nicholas, 2year old daughter Hayden Ann and recently welcomed their son Ryker James into the world in March of 2024. Dr. Kristen is excited to continue upholding the legacy that Dr. Ken and Dr. Ryan have built over the years as a personable, family oriented, practice cherished by so many. 

In Loving Memory of Dr. Ken Speltz (1942-2023). Dr. Ken Speltz peacefully passed away unexpectedly at him home on 02/15/2023 at the age of 80. He will be dearly missed at the clinic.

Dr. Ken Speltz graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota in 1967. Skyline Veterinary Hospital was founded in 1970 – Dr Speltz has practiced caring, high-quality veterinary medicine at our hospital for over 50 years.

Skyline Veterinary - Dr. Ken Speltz