Main Street Vet

536 1st Avenue E.
Shakopee, MN 55379


The Main Street Vet Team

Ronald W. Gaskin DVM

Graduating from the University of Minnesota Veterinary College in 1983, Dr. Gaskin started in a mixed large and small animal practice with a focus on dairy herds. In 1988, he opened his own small animal practice in Prior Lake, Minnesota.  A year later he moved the practice to Shakopee, Minnesota. 

Dr. Gaskin is a member of the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Veterinary Dental Society, the American Association of Feline Practitioners, and the Cornell Feline Health Center.

Dr. Gaskin's latest achievement has been becoming a PADI divemaster and diving wrecks in Lake Superior. MSVS is now working on declaw damage salvage with an on going research project. The clinic is also Dr. Gaskin's home. He shares it with two cats: Ginger is a former South Minneapolis alley cat, and Gem is a Norwegian Forest cat that was a gift from a grateful breeder. Douie passed away from total CRF.

Alexander Schmoll CVT

Joining MSVS in October 2007 as the full-time Certified Veterinary Technician, he has been a technician at small and exotic animal clinics since 2003.  He worked 2 years as an animal care technician prior to that.  He found a clinic that practices to his quality of medicine and here he stays. Alex graduated from Argosy University in 2003 with an Applied Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology. 

He is a member of the Minnesota Herpetological Society, the Minnesota Association of Veterinary Technicians and the North American Veterinary Technician Association.  Alex has been a volunteer at the Wildcat Sanctuary and the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.

Alex shares his home with his 2 Devon Rex, Malaki and Katrianna, and his pastel ball python Jormungandr.