• Dr. Larocca, Dr. Lively, and Dr. Flanders provide probono work for the humane societies in MN.
  • They also provide probono work for the Como Zoo in St. Paul.
  • Dr. Larocca held a certification clinic and raised $1,000 for the Hope 4 Youth program that services and sponsors the homeless youth in our county.


Dr. Larocca provides 1 or 2 local graduating seniors from Andover High School a scholarship for college to someone who plans on becoming a Veterinarian and who meets certain GPA criteria. He has been doing this since 2009 and strongly believes giving back to your community is so important.

Animal Eye Specialty Center Scholarships
  • 2009 Winner: Amanda C.
  • 2010 Winner: Kaylee B.
  • 2011 Winner: Hannah Terhaar
  • 2015 Winners: Ryan Larocca and Samantha Buie
  • 2017 Winner: Maria K.
  • 2017 (Thank you to Darren, Bev and “Emma” for donating towards 2017 HS Scholarship, for a student going into Veterinary Medicine)
  • 2017 Thank you to Susan and “Juno” for your donation to an Andover senior who is going into Veterinary Medicine for the 2017 scholarship from Animal Eye Specialty Center. What a generous donation to a deserving senior, thank you.
  • 2018 Winners: Olivia Johnson and Claire Burotac
  • 2019 Winner: Kelsey
  • 2021 Winner: Delanie S.
  • 2022 Winners: Audry M. and Hannah M.

Pet Friendly Motels/Hotels Near Animal Eye Specialty Center

HotelPhoneLocationRatingPet Rate
AmericInn888-312-2398Mounds View4.1/5$20/night
Wingate763-260-1671Coon Rapids3.8/5$40/night – dogs only 30lbs
Best Western Plus763-792-0750Blaine, National Sports Center4.2/5$20/night – only accepts dog
Country Inn & Suites612-255-0562Shoreview4.4/5unavailable
Hampton Inn763-567-7990Brooklyn Park4.5/5$75
Wyndham Garden888-862-2116Otsego4.0/5$25/night – dogs only 30lbs
Hampton Inn & Suites763-746-7999Lino Lakes4.4/5$75
Staybridge Suites763-494-8856Maple Grove/Arbor Lakes4.4/5$75
Hilton Garden Inn763-509-9500Maple Grove4.4/5$75