• Dr. Larocca provides probono work for the humane societies in MN.
  • He also provides 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.

  • 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.
Animal Eye Specialty Center Scholarships

Pet Friendly Motels/Hotels near Animal Eye Specialty Center:

13440 Hwy 65
Ham Lake, MN 55304
Pets: $10/pet/night
*If rooms are full, price increases to $20/pet/nightBest Western Plus Blaine
10580 Baltimore ST NE
Blaine, MN 55449
Pets: $20/pet/night
*Allow up to 2 dogs and Max of 80#

Skye Palace INN & Suites
3410 Baltimore St NE
Blaine, MN 55449
Pets: $20/dog/night
*Up to 2 dogs and max of 25#/dog

Wingate Coon Rapids
3420 Northdale Blvd NW
Coon Rapids, MN 55448
Pets: $40/pet/night
*Up to 2 dogs max weight 30#/dogBaymont by Wyndham
8965 Springbrook Dr
Coon Rapids, MN 55443
Pets $20/pet/night

Country Inn & Suites
2550 Freeway Blvd
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
Pets: $40/pet/night