Meet The Team!

Robert McClellan ('Dr. Bob'), DVM

Hospital Director & Owner

Dr. Robert McClellan, also known as 'Dr. Bob', is the Medical Director at Superior Animal Hospital. He is originally from Southern Wisconson and earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Iowa State University in 1986. Dr. Bob's professional interests include surgery, general canine and feline medicine, and small mammal (rabbit and pocket pet) care. After 7 years of working at a mixed animal practice as well as a companion animal emergency clinic, he moved to Superior, WI to work at Tower Avenue Veterinary Clinic before purchasing the practice in 1999. Tower Avenue Clinic became Superior Animal Hospital and Boarding Suites in 2003 when it moved to its new and current location on East 2nd Street. Dr. Bob is an avid volunteer and involved with a number of organizations, and enjoys canoeing, camping, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, vegetable gardening, and cooking with his family in his spare time. Dr. Bob is married to Serena, who works at the hospital as a pet behavior and puppy class specialist, and has two children. Their family pets include three rambunctious cats Grace, Miles and Virgil, and two Chihuahuas that have some special needs, Leo and Ami.

Matt Severs, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Matt Severs received his undergraduate degree in biology and chemistry from The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, and went on to earn his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Iowa State University in 2015. Following graduation, Dr. Severs returned to the Duluth area to begin his veterinary career at Superior Animal Hospital. His professional interests include soft-tissue surgery, oncology, and internal medicine. Dr. Severs' favorite part about working at Superior Animal Hospital is having the opportunity to provide high-quality medicine to the pets and pet owners of the Superior, WI community. In addition to practicing as an Associate Veterinarian at Superior Animal Hospital, Dr. Severs volunteers his time helping homeless pets at the Human Society of Douglas County. He enjoys golfing, boating, and spending time with friends and family in his spare time. In addition, he also loves camping with his faithful Yellow Labrador, Ruger.

Jody Berquist, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Jody Berquist is passionate about helping clients and their pets lead happier, healthier lives. She earned her bachelor's degree in veterinary science from the University of Minnesota-Duluth in 1994 and she graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1998. She joined the team at Superior Animal Hospital shortly after graduating in 1998, and she has professional interests in internal medicine, soft-tissue surgery, dermatology, and wellness exams. With over 34 years of experience in the veterinary field, Dr. Berquist has performed in all positions, from kennel staff, doctor's assistant, receptionist, and finally a doctor. Dr. Berquist and her husband enjoy hiking on the beach with their dogs, traveling, kayaking, and $5 night at the movies. She is part of a big, close-knit family and volunteers her time at Trinity Lutheran Church. She currently shares her home with two dogs, Ava and Casper, and four cats, Sophie, Ike, Hallie, and Tizsta. Fun fact: Ike is super intelligent and can open any cabinet and most containers to get food!

Jennifer Shamla, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Jennifer Shamla is a native of Brule, WI and graduated with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota in 2000. Following graduation, Dr. Shamla and her husband, Jon, returned to Superior where she has been employed at Superior Animal Hospital since July 2000. One of her favorite aspects of veterinary medicine is the close bond she forms with clients and their pets, and she enjoys treating patients through all of their life stages. Dr. Shamla has professional interests in dentistry and general practice. Dr. Shamla enjoys woodworking, home remodeling, music, and spending time with her family in her spare time. She also volunteers services at Douglas County Humane Society. Dr. Shamla and Jon have three children, Thomas, Michael, and Julia. Their home is shared with Jack, a black Labrador mix, Walter, a Golden Retriever mix, and an orange rescue cat, Rhubarb.

Sarah Harwood, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Originally from Vermont, Dr. Sarah Harwood grew up in the Duluth area and earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1997 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She performed a one-year internship in internal medicine and surgery at Boston Road Animal Hospital in Springfield, MA before returning to Duluth where she still resides today. Dr. Harwood joined the clinical team at Superior Animal Hospital in 1999, and her areas of professional interests include internal medicine and critical care. Dr. Harwood shares a home with her husband, Eric, and daughter, Tea. Outisde of the hospital, Dr. Harwood enjoys sailing, running, traveling, and reading mystery novels. She sails with her in-laws on Polar Bear and participates in their Wednesday evening races throughout the summer. Dr. Harwood also shares her home with Jenna, a yellow Labrador, and Mr. Smith, a feline friend.

Michelle Severs, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Michelle Severs earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota in 2006 and joined the team at Superior Animal Hospital that June. She has professional interests in internal medicine, dentistry, and dermatology. Dr. Severs and her husband Eric share a mutual love of golfing and traveling, and recently had their first son, Jacob. In her free time, Dr. Severs also enjoys camping, boating, reading, and volunteering at the Humane Society of Douglas County. She shares a home with a black retriever, Stitch, a Labrador/husky mix, Daisy, and two rabbits, Twix and Snickers. Stitch and Daisy are fantastic at playing fetch, and even better at taking naps.

Kayla Lilyquist, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Originally from Hermantown, MN, Dr. Kayla Lilyquist completed her undergraduate studies at The College of St. Scholastic and was a veterinary assistant at Superior Animal Hospital from 2007-2010. She earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at Iowa State University in 2012. She currently lives in Duluth, MN and is thrilled to be helping animals again at Superior Animal Hospital. Her areas of professional interests include abdominal ultrasound, dermatology and orthopedic surgery. Outside of the hospital, Dr. Lilyquist enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, son, and dog Nessa, a senior mixed breed. She loves to play volleyball in the summer and snowmobile in the winter with her husband and friends. Dr. Lilyquist also enjoys camping, reading and being active with her church.