Our Veterinarians

Amos Deinard, DVM/PhD opened the doors of Nokomis Pet Clinic in 2009 to provide high quality, progressive medical care to the pets of owners who treat them as family members and understand and appreciate the value of the human-animal bond.

Dr. Amos was born and raised in Minneapolis.  He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, a PhD from Yale University and his DVM from the University of California, Davis.

After working in private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area, he moved to New Orleans.  While in New Orleans, he worked in private practice but also began his career helping Humane Societies and non-profit rescue groups.  Luckily, he left New Orleans three months before Hurricane Katrina to return to the Bay Area to accept a position at the Berkeley East-Bay Humane Society, where he served as both the Medical Director of the Humane Society as well as the head veterinarian of the public veterinary hospital.

Dr. Amos and his wife, Yukiko, moved back to the Twin Cities after their son was born to be closer to family.  They currently share their home with Fionnuala (aka The Finnootz), a rescued Blue Tick Coonhound with slowly resolving social anxiety issues.


Elizabeth Parks, DVM graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota in 2014. Prior to receiving her veterinary degree, she spent three years running her own pet care business in Southern California while simultaneously doing her pre-veterinary course work. Her special interests include nutrition, dermatology, geriatric medicine, and preventative medicine.

An active volunteer through veterinary school, Elizabeth spent considerable time in North Dakota at Standing Rock Reservation and in Minnesota at White Earth and Leech Lake Reservations providing veterinary care. For two years, she was the director of the Student Initiative for Reservation Veterinary Services (SIRVS) program at the University of Minnesota. She continues to be committed to animal welfare education and providing services for people and animals in need.

A native Californian, Elizabeth moved to the Twin Cities in 2010. She has fallen in love with South Minneapolis and is proud to call it her home and place of work. On her days off, Elizabeth frequents neighborhood parks with her dog Tinker, a rescue Corgi-German Shepherd mix, enjoys doing home improvement projects with her wife Maggie, and in the cold winter months enjoys a strong cup of coffee and reading a good book with one of their three cats nestled purring on her lap

Nokomis Pet Clinic is a proud member of the West Of The Rail Business Association.