WELCOME to Fort Road Animal Clinic where we strive to provide your pet with quality care and kindness. We are a full- service, small animal veterinary practice with the highly- held standards of care that you rightly expect and your pet deserves. At FRAC we place a strong emphasis on preventive care through wellness exams, vaccinations and nutritional guidance.  Diagnostic care, surgical procedures, basic grooming, dental prophylaxis, radiology, arthritis/ pain management and euthanasia are also among our many services. We offer a fully-stocked pharmacy and the ability to provide in-house lab work. 


Fort Road Animal Clinic was established in 1985 by Dr. Mark L. Goodell, DVM. It was Dr. Goodell's vision to create a warm and personalized atmosphere for patients and clients alike. A smaller clinic and staff enables us to work as efficiently as possible for you and your pet.  This, in turn, provides a more affordable and satisfying health-care experience for all.


  • Accredited Member of BBB since 2001
  • Winner of the 2003 Integrity Award/ BBB of Minnesota & North Dakota
  • Top-Rated Veterinary Clinic by Twin Cities                          Consumer's Checkbook for both Quality and Price
  • Member American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Mon-Fri: 8:00AM-6:00PM
  • Sat: 8:00AM-Noon
  • Sun: Closed
  • Fort Road Animal Clinic Staff

    Our team of veterinary medical professionals is proud to serve you at Fort Road Animal Clinic. Here you will find a friendly, highly-skilled team. Each member of our team offers unique abilities that ensure high-quality medical care.  At Fort Road Animal Clinic, our veterinarians, technicians and office staff strive to provide personal attention to the specific concerns of each and every pet.

    Our staff values your trust in choosing Fort Road Animal Clinic. We look forward to partnering with you in guarding your pet's health throughout the many stages of their life. 

    Full Service Clinic/ Personalized Attention
  • Dr. Mark L. Goodell, DVM, Owner

    Veterinary Practice Director

    Dr. Mark L. Goodell, DVM, is a graduate of Colorado State University's College of Veterinary Medicine.  Prior to that, he received his Master's degree from Colorado State University and B.S. degree from Montana State University, both in Animal Sciences.

    Dr. Goodell has had a lifelong interest in veterinary medicine. He is proud to have taken up the family business following his father as a veterinarian. Before attending veterinary college, Dr. Goodell learned valuable veterinary practice methods as a young assistant in his father's large and small animal medicine clinic in Great Falls, Montana.

    After graduating from vet school, Dr. Goodell moved from Fort Collins, Colorado to St. Paul, Minnesota where he worked with two St. Paul veterinary hospitals, as well as the Animal Emergency Clinic of St. Paul. He proudly opened the doors to Fort Road Animal Clinic in 1985.

    When not working, Dr. Goodell enjoys his own pets (of course), as well as all things outdoors--especially downhill skiing, hiking, biking, traveling. He also enjoys woodworking, classic cars, and is an avid sports fan with a passion for reading historical non-fiction.   


    Years in Practice:
    Feb 28, 1981
    Colorado State University, DVM Colorado State University, MS Montana State University, BS
  • Stephanie Sawyer, CVT

    Certified Veterinary Technician & Practice Manager

    Stephanie attended Argosy University for an AAS degree in Veterinary Technology, and graduated as a CVT in 2005. She began working here at Fort Road Animal Clinic during her internship. Her interests include client education, preventive care, nutrition, canine and feline dentistry, cat grooming and supportive care to our clients through the process of euthanasia.

    She has two dogs, Parker and Sophie, and a cat named Reese. In her spare time Steph enjoys traveling with her husband, petsitting, photography, hiking the Superior, cooking and baking.  

    Years in Practice:
    Jun 01, 2005
    Argosy University TC
    Dentistry, Cat Grooming
  • Angela Di Lorenzo

    Officer Manager

    Angela has been with FRAC since 2008. She has two dogs named Willy & Cora and three cats Vinnie, Blackie & Marion. Her interests include client communication and supportive care-especially with our senior patients.   

    In her spare time Angie enjoys zumba, yoga, weight training, healthy eating, traveling, spending time with her family, cooking & baking.

    Years in Practice:
    Apr 01, 2008
    Client Communication
  • Melissa Willy, VT

    Veterinary Technician

    Melissa graduated as a Veterinary Technician in 2002 from Globe College. She has worked at FRAC since 2003. Her interests include patient care and bottle feeding kitten litters.   

    Melissa has 2 cats Allee Mae & Angel. She is married with 2 children. 

    Family life and animals keep her busy!

    Years in Practice:
    Mar 31, 2003
    Globe College