Our Team

Our Team

Caring for area dogs and cats it not just part of our job description; it’s our passion. We're proud to help people and their pets, because it brings families, and our community, together. Get to know our veterinarian and staff below, and contact us today to schedule an appointment! We look forward to meeting you and your pet.

Puppy and cat held by Dr. Sweers DVM in Montgomery, MN

Benjamin J. Sweers, DVM

Dr. Ben Sweers opened Montgomery Animal Hospital on December 5th, 2019. Originally from Britt, Iowa, Dr. Ben attended Waldorf College in Forest City, Iowa, and earned his Associate of Arts degree. He went on to complete his Bachelor of Arts degree from Dana College in Blair, Nebraska. He then earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Iowa State University in 2000. Since then, Dr. Ben has gained extensive experience in areas of emergency medicine, soft tissue surgery, and internal medicine. Dr. Ben previously owned Scott Lake Veterinary Center in Prior Lake, MN, from 2004 - 2016 and served as medical director until June of 2019. During these years, he grew to appreciate his unique ability to connect with families and their pets. Dr. Sweers looks forward to serving Montgomery, MN and the surrounding communities for many years to come.


When not working and away from the office, Dr. Ben enjoys watching the Minnesota Twins and the Vikings, spending quiet time at the river cabin, and traveling with his family. He has 2 children, Jadyn and Tyler. Although allergic to most cats and dogs Dr. Ben has rescued Mastiffs and cats over the years and enjoys working with Carver Scott Humane Society and No Dog Left Behind Rescue.


Dr. Ben is a member of the following organizations:

  • Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association
  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Iowa State Alumnus Association
  • American Animal Hospital Association

Nikki, Veterinary Technician

Being a good listener is one of Nikki's go-to talents when it comes to working with clients and their furry friends. She once listened to a little boy tell his story of why they were at the vet clinic that day: You see, he tried to flush his kitty down the toilet... Nikki kept her composure (we don't know how) and gave her undivided attention to him helping him to learn why this wasn't a good way to give kitties a bath no matter what his big brother said. All in a day's work for Nikki! Ask her anything β€” really, anything β€” she's used to lots of questions as a mom of Harley and triplet kids, Hailey, Dyllan, and Brody. Nikki attended the Medical Institute of Medicine in Bloomington, training in the Veterinary Technology program. Her passion is client education and helping owners take care of their pets with quality medications and supplements. Ask her how it can help support your pet's health. Nikki is a dedicated veterinary technician and a great addition to the Montgomery Animal Hospital Crew.


When not being a veterinary nurse or a mom, Nikki enjoys time with her Springer Spaniel, Molly, a rescued Pitbull named Louie β€” oh, and the kids, of course.

Contact us at 952-856-3030 to schedule your next visit with our expert team!