Dr. Amy Haarstad grew up in Maple Grove, Minnesota. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. She then attended veterinary school at North Carolina State University and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree in 2001. The next year she completed a rotating internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Purdue University. Then, Dr. Haarstad returned to the Twin Cities to work at a small animal practice for nine years.
After her time in general practice, Dr. Haarstad participated in a three-year veterinary dermatology residency at McKeever Dermatology Clinics. She was board certified by the American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD) in 2014.
Dr. Haarstad enjoys spending time with her husband, Steve, and their three daughters. Their pets include a dog (Levi), cat (Luna), and gerbil (Elsa). Dr. Haarstad also enjoys their yearly family trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) and playing volleyball.