MEET

THE RRAEH TEAM

SPECIALTY VETERINARIANS

Board-Certified Veterinary Criticalist & Medical Director

Andy Carver, DVM DACVECC

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Dr. Andy Carver was the first board-certified specialist in emergency and critical care in North Dakota. He grew up in Minot and attended UND. Dr. Carver graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. He completed a rotating internship at Colorado State University, then specialized and completed a 3-year residency in Emergency and Critical Care from Michigan State University. He was faculty at the University of Florida Veterinary Teaching Hospital prior to moving back to North Dakota and joining our team in late 2018. Dr. Carver is passionate about autoimmune blood disorders, heart disease, sepsis, trauma, and kidney disease. He also has advanced training at one of the few hemodialysis centers for pets in America, as well as mechanical ventilation (respiratory therapy). He has published research in multiple journals and lectured both nationally and internationally.

Dr. Carver enjoys spending time with his wife, their dogs, and family. His hobbies include enjoying the great outdoors, world traveling, and is excited to be back in the great state of North Dakota.

Board-Certified Veterinary Criticalist

Sam Wigglesworth, VMD DACVECC

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Dr. Sam Wigglesworth moved to North Dakota and joined the RRAEH team in the summer of 2021 as its second specialist in Critical Care. She attended Drexel University for her undergraduate degree in Philadelphia and then moved onto the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, where she graduated in 2014. She then completed a rotating internship and a 3-year residency in Emergency & Critical Care from the University of Florida. She stayed on as a Clinical Assistant Professor in Emergency & Critical Care at the University of Florida for two years prior to moving to North Dakota. Dr. Wigglesworth loves all aspects of critical care but she is very passionate about trauma, shock, and pediatric/neonate care in the ICU. She is also trained in hemodialysis and mechanical ventilation.

Dr. Wigglesworth enjoys spending time with her husband, son, and their dogs and cats. They love traveling and exploring- they’re looking forward to getting to experience North Dakota!

EMERGENCY VETERINARIANS

Jeff Kramer, DVM

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Dr. Jeff Kramer grew up on his parents’ cattle and sheep ranch near Towner, ND. After completing high school, he attended North Dakota State University, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in microbiology and minoring in biotechnology. While attending NDSU, Dr. Kramer was a member of the NDSU Rodeo Team and was active with the NDSU Rodeo Club, serving as vice-president and president.

After graduating from NDSU, Dr. Kramer was accepted to Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, where he obtained his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in May of 1999.

Dr. Kramer then accepted a position at Kindness Animal Hospital in Grand Forks, ND, where he was employed as an associate veterinarian. While practicing in Grand Forks, Dr. Kramer worked with both small and large animals.

In September of 2006, Dr. Kramer accepted the position he currently holds as associate veterinarian at Red River Animal Emergency Hospital and Referral Center. While working at Red River Animal Emergency Hospital and Referral Center, Dr. Kramer has also held positions as a part-time instructor at both North Dakota State University and Minnesota School of Business.

Dr. Kramer currently lives in Fargo with his wife, four boys, and the family cat, Junior. When he is not at the emergency clinic, he enjoys spending time with his wife and family.

Ben Stegman, DVM

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Dr. Ben Stegman is a native of north eastern North Dakota, and he owned a practice in his hometown prior to joining Red River Animal Emergency Hospital and Referral Center in 2013. He completed his undergraduate training at North Dakota State University and then attended Iowa State University where he received his DVM degree in 2007.

He completed additional training after veterinary school in Veterinary Medical Acupuncture at Colorado State University, and he is a member of the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management as well as the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society. Dr. Stegman enjoys all aspects of emergency and critical care medicine, but particularly is interested in pain management, trauma, and acute care.

Dr. Stegman lives on a small farm with his wife and five children where they enjoy raising pure bred Dexter cattle, American Guinea Hogs, Chickens, Gaited horses, and English Shepherds. Dr Stegman’s hobbies include cheesemaking, charcuterie, and playing the guitar and banjo.

Julia Underwood, DVM

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Dr. Julia Underwood graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. After veterinary school, she completed an intensive year of internship training with a focus on emergency medicine in San Leandro, CA. She practiced in both emergency medicine and general practice in California for several years before making a home in Fargo. Dr. Underwood joined RRAEH in March of 2016.

Dr. Underwood loves all creatures, but particularly enjoys working with feline patients. She enjoys all aspects of emergency medicine, but especially loves endocrine emergencies and trauma. Away from the clinic, she enjoys the outdoors, art, spending time with her husband, and playing with her two cats and red ear slider turtle.

Alli Griep, DVM

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Dr. Alli Griep was born in Spain and grew up around the Middle East. She learned to love animals while spending summers on her grandfather’s dairy farm in northeast, Iowa leading to a career in veterinary medicine. She graduated with a DVM in 2015 from Ross University.

After graduation, she took a position at Mid River Veterinary Clinic in Chamberlin, SD. She joined the RRAEH team in May of 2018. She currently lives on the farm with her husband, three dogs (Hank, Bear, and Old Lady), two horses (Chief and Chip), and one rescue cat (Fred). Aside from working with animals, her favorite activities include camping, trail riding, running, and traveling abroad. Dr. Alli loves all parts of emergency medicine, but especially obstetric emergencies and neo-natal care.

Pimploy Jong, DVM

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Dr. Jong graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. She completed an emergency internship at Wisconsin Veterinary Referral Center in 2013. Dr. Jong continued to work as an emergency doctor at BluePearl Veterinary Partners in Michigan and was Faculty at the University of Florida Veterinary Teaching Hospital before moving to North Dakota. Dr. Jong loves all aspects of emergency medicine but has particular interest in trauma, abdominal surgery, toxicities, and shock.

In her off-clinic time, Dr. Jong enjoys spending time with her husband and dogs. Dr. Jong’s hobbies include painting, cooking, watching movies, and world traveling.

Ashlyn Kuklock, DVM

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Dr. Ashlyn Kuklock graduated from Ross University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017, she joined our team in summer of 2019. Her favorite thing about veterinary medicine is being able to make a positive difference in an animal’s life.
Dr. Kuklock’s pets include two dogs – Caesar; Bailee, and four cats – Jaxson, Brayson, Ninja, and Cotton. In her free time, Dr. Kuklock enjoys yoga, cross stitching, going to theatre plays, and walking her dogs.

Eileen Donoghue, DVM

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Dr. Eileen Donoghue is originally from Frederick, MD. She graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2015 with a BS in Animal Science, and then the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 2019. She joined the RRAEH team in 2020.

Dr. Donoghue’s favorite things about veterinary medicine are supporting the human-animal bond and being able to make a positive impact in a pet’s life. At home, Dr. Donoghue and her husband live with their dogs, a miniature poodle named Pepper and a terrier mix named Pig. Outside of the hospital, she enjoys riding her Paint horse, as well as hunting, fishing, and being outside.

Tanya Borud, DVM

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Dr. Tanya Borud was born and raised on a farm near Minot, ND. From an early age becoming a veterinarian was a goal. Dr. Borud graduated from NDSU in 2000 with a BS in Veterinary Technology. She then attended Colorado State University and in 2004 received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. Upon graduation she and her husband relocated to the Fargo/Moorhead area, where she has practiced ever since. Dr. Borud is one of the original owners of RRAEH and in February of 2020 started practicing part time at the hospital. She enjoys the complexity and diversity of emergency medicine. When she is not at the RRAEH, she can be found working on horse teeth as owner of Elite Equine Veterinary Dentistry.

Over the years, Dr. Borud and her husband have made the Fargo/Moorhead area their home, raising two busy boys in the county. They spend much of their time outdoors. Summers are spent enjoying water sports on the lake and getting in as many trail rides and horse events as possible. In the winter they keep busy with snowmobiles and snow skiing. In her free time Dr. Borud enjoys spending time with her horses, reading, photography, and running. They share their farm with four horses, two dogs, four cats, and two goats!

Anna Stansbery, DVM

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Dr. Anna Stansbery is from Sheldon, ND. She graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine and started working at RRAEH in 2021. Her favorite thing about veterinary medicine is the variety and change each day brings – every day is something new!

In her free time, Dr. Stansbery enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time helping on the family farm. Her furry family includes Diesel, Oliver, & Budd the dogs, and Ernie, Gilligan, & Ivan the cats.

Christina Zolondek, DVM

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Dr. Christina Zolondek was raised on a farm about 30 miles north of Grand Forks, ND. It was working with the horses, cattle, buffalo, cats and dogs that were raised on the farm that made her want to pursue veterinary medicine from a young age. Beginning at about 4-5 years of age, she would steal her Mom’s stethoscope to examine her stuffed animals.

Dr. Zolondek attended North Dakota State University for microbiology. She then was accepted to Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine where she graduated with her DVM degree in May 2004.

After graduation, Dr. Zolondek worked in private practice in the Grand Forks area until starting at Red River Animal Emergency Hospital in September 2020. Her favorite aspect of emergency medicine is toxicology cases and enjoys the great variety that every shift brings.

In her free time, Dr. Zolondek enjoys horseback riding, reading, fishing, gardening and spending time with her husband. Their farm includes one house cat (Rambo), three shop cats (Roofus, TC and Miss Kitty), one yellow lab (Mike) and seven senior horses.

Patricia Baasch, DVM

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Dr. Patricia Baasch is originally from Colombia where she was a Veterinarian, graduating from the National University of Colombia. After graduation she worked in a mixed animal practice and in research. Dr. Baasch moved to the US where she joined the Red River Animal Emergency Hospital in August of 2018. In 2020 she was awarded her full license in veterinary medicine in the US after successfully completing the ECFVG (Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates). She speaks fluent English and Spanish. Dr. Baasch believes in treating every patient as if it was her own pet.

In her free time, she likes to do crafts, spend time outdoors with her hubby and FaceTime with family in Colombia. She continues to hope she will someday get used to the cold! Dr. Baasch and her husband have 4 rescued pets; Toby the MinPin Chihuahua mix and Victorino, Vicky, & Thomas the cats.

VETERINARY TECHNICIANS

Technician Manager

Amy E., LVT

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Amy is originally from Grand Rapids, MN. She graduated from NDSU in May 2005 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Veterinary Technology. Amy has been a member of our team ever since the clinic opened in December 2005. Amy also works with Dr. Grozdanic, a Veterinary Ophthalmologist.

In her spare time, Amy enjoys spending time with her husband, Dan, and daughters, Lilly and Hadley. They have three cats (Bobber, Marshmallow, and Waffles), a Chocolate Lab (Chip), and a French Bulldog/Cavalier mix (Caramel Roll).

Sarah S., LVT

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Sarah is originally from Fesenden, ND. She graduated from NDSU in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Veterinary Technology. She joined our team in August 2008. She enjoys gardening, reading, and spending time with friends and family. Her pets include 2 cats, Dobby and Nimbus, Pinto the Chihuahua mix, and Mera the German Shepherd mix.

Sarah D., LVT

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Sarah is from Moorhead, MN. She graduated from Globe University in March 2013 with a degree in Veterinary Technology. She joined the Red River Animal Emergency Hospital and Referral Center team Fall of 2013.

Outside of work, Sarah enjoys spending time with family and friends, fishing, and fostering kittens. Sarah’s pets include an English Shepherd named Nakia (that Sarah thinks is the best dog!), a French Bulldog named Nigel (who is the best pig!), Papa Neut and Eo the felines.

Blood Bank Coordinator

Carlene, LVT

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Carlene is originally from Strasburg, ND and received her Bachelors of Science degree in Veterinary Technology from NDSU. She has been a part of the Red River Animal Emergency Hospital team since August 2013. Carlene enjoys helping with the hospital’s in-house blood bank.

She has a Doberman pinscher named Mercedes and a Geryhound named Ernie. Carlene enjoys yoga, coffee, mashed potatoes, & Greyhounds. In her free time, Carlene also works full time as an ICU nurse!

Nicole

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Nicole is from Champlin, MN. She moved to the FM area in 2008 and graduated from Globe University with her degree in Veterinary Technology in December of 2013. She joined our team in April of 2014 and enjoys every minute of it! Nicole also works with Dr. Grozdanic, a Veterinary Ophthalmologist.

In her free time, Nicole enjoys fishing, boating, going to the cabin, and always enjoys a good scary movie. Nicole has a Russian Tortoise named Tippet and also loves to foster pets until they find their forever home.

Blood Bank Coordinator

Morgan E., LVT

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Bree, LVT

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Bree is from Minnetonka, MN and moved to Fargo in the fall of 2012. She attended NDSU for Animal/Equine Science and Globe University for Veterinary Technology. Bree joined our team in the fall of 2014. She has a special interest in emergency medicine and critical care.

In her free time, Bree enjoys reading, photography, gardening, playing with her dogs, and spending time with her friends and family. She and her husband have two cats (Zoey and Smokey), a Black Lab (Gauge), and a Golden Retriever (Griffin).

Chris, LVT

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Chris is from Langdon, ND. She joined the RRAEH team in 2018. She has a degree in Veterinary Technology from NDSU. Her favorite things about veterinary medicine are; learning new things, using her skills, and that not every day is the same.

In her free time, Chris enjoys camping, motorcycling, crafting, spending time with her family, and keeping up with her kids. Chris’ pets include Skeeter the Caviler & Benny the Shih Tzu.

LaShae, LVT

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LaShae joined RRAEH in 2019. She is from Norfolk, NE and moved to Fargo to attend NDSU in 2014. Her favorite thing about Veterinary Medicine is providing nursing care to all the patients to get them back to good health, she also enjoys learning new things every day!

In her free time, LaShae likes to relax with close friends and family and watch Netflix with her dogs Milo & Kev. She also enjoys spending time outdoors, going to the lakes during the summer months, and fostering rescue animals.

Lauren, LVT

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Lauren is from Fargo, ND and joined the RRAEH team in 2019. She graduated from NDSU with a Bachelor of Science degree in Veterinary Technology. Her favorite thing about veterinary medicine is educating clients about veterinary medicine, making connections with clients and their pets, and learning new things each day.

Lauren’s pets include 3 cats – Dallas, Nibble, & Luna, and 2 dogs – Jacks the Terrier/Chihuahua mix and Harley the Border Collie. In her free time, Lauren enjoys playing volleyball, going to the lakes, watching movies, listening to music, & hanging with friends.

April, LVT

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April joined the RRAEH team in August 2019. She is from Vita Manitoba, Canada and graduated from Globe University with a degree in Veterinary Technology. In her free time, April enjoys swimming, biking, running, & spending time with her pets. April’s pets include Zoey the cat and Kimber & Remmy the dogs.

Morgan T., LVT

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Morgan is from Grand Forks, ND and joined the RRAEH team in December 2017. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Veterinary Technology from NDSU. In her free time, Morgan enjoys reading, hiking, and volunteering at the Center for Avian Adoption, Rescue, and Education (CAARE). Her pets include Rolo, Luda, and Sam the dogs, Kitty the cat, and Ralph the Hamster.

Breanna

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Breanna joined Red River Animal Emergency Hospital and Referral Center in March of 2018. She is from Fargo, ND and is attending NDSU for Veterinary Technology. Her favorite thing about veterinary medicine is educating pet parents and helping animals to be happy and healthy.

Breanna’s pets include Ruger the Australian Shepherd, Kujo and Suka the Crested Geckos, and several rats. In her free time, Breanna likes to cuddle with her dog.

Amanda, LVT

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Amanda is from Bismarck, ND and joined the RRAEH team in December 2019. She has a degree in Veterinary Technology from Argosy University. Her favorite things about veterinary medicine are internal medicine and learning something new everyday.

Amanda’s pets inlude Roxy the Pomeranian, and Mayhem & Tink the cats. In her free time, Amanda enjoys spending time with her husband and 4 children, traveling, and watching Netflix.

Jason, LVT

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Jason is from Alvin, Texas and joined the RRAEH team in 2020. He has an Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology and an Associate of Science in Chemistry. His favorite thing about veterinary medicine is providing excellent, compassionate care.

Jason enjoys smoking brisket, ribs, and pulled pork in his free time. His pets include Tashi the Havanese, Casper the Miniature Poodle, and Betty the St. Bernard.

Katie

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Katie is from Barnesville, MN. She joined the Red River Animal Emergency Hospital in 2018. Katie has a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice & Psychology from MSUM, she is also currently in the Veterinary Technology program at NDSU. Her favorite thing about veterinary medicine is knowing we are here to heal critical animals, which allows owners and their pets more time together as a family.

In her free time, Katie enjoys long naps, going to the lake, road trips with her husband, and going to concerts. Katie’s pets include Brody the Bernese Mountain Dog, Cassie the Shih Tzu/Dachshund, and Diamond the Chiweenie.

Zac

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Zac joined the RRAEH team May 2019. He is from Bismarck, ND and moved to Fargo in 2013. Zac is currently in the Veterinary Technology program at NDSU. His favorite thing about veterinary medicine is successfully treating pets and reuniting them with their owners once they are healthy again.

In his free time, Zac enjoys playing bass guitar, video games, listening to music, and watching hockey – especially the Toronto Maple Leafs. Zac’s furry family includes a cat named Quill.

Rylee

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Jaymie

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Jaymie is from Morris, MN and joined the RRAEH team summer of 2020. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Veterinary Technology and Large Animal Science from NDSU. Jaymie’s favorite things about veterinary medicine are being able to help educate others about properly caring for their animals & learning more about his career every day.

In his free time, Jaymie enjoys woodworking, building, and fixing things. He also enjoys going new places and exploring. Jaymie’s pets include Rusty the Chiuhauha Min-Pin, Bear the Staffordshire Terrier, Bob & Marley the cats, and many fish.

Kailey

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Kailey is from Fargo, ND and joined the RRAEH team in 2020. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Veterinary Technology from NDSU. Her favorite thing about veterinary medicine is seeing all the different personalities of every animal.

In her free time Kailey enjoys spending time with her friends, figure skating, and working out. While Kailey doesnt have any of her own pets, she enjoys fostering pets whenever she can!

Jordain, LVT

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Jordain is from Wahpeton, ND and joined the RRAEH team in 2017. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Veterinary Technology from NDSU. In her free time, Jordain enjoys hiking, reading, working out, and watching movies. Jordain’s pets include Athena the heeler mix and Maloney the cat.

Sharlie, LVT

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Sharlie is from Milnor, ND and joined the RRAEH team in January 2021. She graduated from Globe University with a degree in Veterinary Technology. Sharlie’s favorite thing about veterinary medicine is being able to learn new skills – she especially likes drawing blood and placing IV catheters.

Sharlie has many pets including; Tito & Fred the goats, Cletus, Dinah, Dillon, Jace, & Drake the dogs, Brody & Douglas the cats, Black Jack & Boston the horses, and Pendleton the pony. In her free time, Sharlie enjoys spending time on the farm with the animals and waterfowl hunting.

Shelby

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Shelby is from Dupree, SD and joined the RRAEH team in 2020. She is a senior in the Veterinary Technology program at NDSU. Her favorite thing about veterinary medicine is learning something new every day.

In her free time, Shelby enjoys reading, watching movies, and spending time with friends. Her pets include JD and Daisy the dogs, and Simba the cat.

Ashlyn P.

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Ashlyn is from Savage, MN and joined the RRAEH team in 2020. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Veterinary Technology from NDSU. Her favorite things about veterinary medicine are being able to physically see the difference you are making and educating owners about their animals.

In her free time Ashlyn enjoys spending time with her friends & family, binge watching Netflix, and working out. Ashlyn’s furry family includes Pia the cat.

Morgan C.

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Morgan is from Holdingford, MN and joined the RRAEH team in 2021. She graduated from Minnesota School of Business with a degree in Veterinary Technology. Her favorite things about veterinary medicine are the connection people have with their pets & making a difference to help give a full quality of life from beginning to end, and allowing those moments in between to learn/grow in the practice.

In her free time, Morgan enjoys photography, horseback riding, hiking/walking/being outdoors, playing with (chasing) her toddler & dog, painting, art, writing/reading. Morgan has a British Lab named Kimber.

Molly, LVT

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Molly is from Valley City, ND and joined the RRAEH team in 2021, She graduated from Globe University with a degree in Veterinary Technology. Her favorite things about veterinary medicine are diagnostic imaging – specifically ultrasound and pain management.

In her free time, Molly enjoys watching movies, playing video games, and hanging out at the lake. Molly’s pets include Spencer the dog and Mittens & Morty the cats.

Tatianna, LVT

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Tatianna is from Jamestown, ND and joined the RRAEH team in 2021. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Technology from NDSU. Tatianna’s favorite things about veterinary medicine are blood draws and placing IV catheters.

In her free time, Tatianna enjoys reading, playing games, and watching movies/tv shows. Her pets include Akali the cat and Lily the German Shorthaired Pointer.

Ashley W., LVT

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Ashley is from Medina, ND and joined the RRAEH team in 2021. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Veterinary Technology from NDSU. Her favorite thing about veterinary medicine is watching sick & critical patients get better and make a full recovery.

In her free time, Ashley enjoys reading, hiking, riding horse, being outdoors, and traveling.

Kelli

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Kelli is from West Fargo, ND and joined the RRAEH team in 2021. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Technology from NDSU. Her favorite thing about veterinary medicine is pharmacology and clinical pathology & getting to help sick patients recover and live healthy.
In her free time, Kelli enjoys hiking, yoga, reading, and volunteering at local animal shelters. Kelli's pets include Bear the Pomeranian/Chow mix and Gabby, Simba, & Punkin the cats.

Maddie

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VETERINARY ASSISTANTS

Larissa

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Larissa is from Fargo, ND. She joined our team in 2018. Her favorite thing about veterinary medicine is getting to see the patients go home happy and healthy.

In her free time, Larissa enjoys working out, hunting, snowboarding, and playing with her puppies. Her pets include Berkley the Golden Retriever and Moose the Corgi mix.

Megan

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Megan is from Thief River Falls, MN. She moved to Fargo in 2014. She has a degree in Animal Science from NDSU. Megan joined Red River Animal Emergency Hospital and Referral Center in the fall of 2018. Her favorite things about veterinary medicine are critical care medicine and learning new things every day.

In her free time, Megan likes to travel, make crafts, spend time with friends and family, and watch scary movies. Megan has an old man cat named Handsome and Lab mix named Liebe that she enjoys to taking to the dog park.

Mark

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Mark is from Saco, Maine and has worked for RRAEH since August 2015. He has worked in a variety of animal hospitals in New England, North Dakota, and in Canada. He has a Biology and Chemistry degree, an MBA, and nearly completed a MS in Veterinary Forensic Science, and a diploma in Business Technology Management.

He works as a relief worker at the hospital currently while living in Canada. Besides being a career student his is considered a pug fanatic and enthusiast.

Alex U.

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Alex is from Roseville, MN and joined the Red River Animal Emergency Hospital in May 2019. His favorite thing about veterinary medicine is being able to be here for critical patients and watching them become healthier. In his free time, Alex likes to play video games, go to the lake, and spend time with family and his pets, Purdy the cat and Aloy the black Lab.

Abby L.

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Abby joined the RRAEH team in May of 2020. She is from Tioga, ND and is currently at NDSU pursuing a degree in Animal Science/Prevet with the intent to go to vet school. Her favorite thing about veterinary medicine is constantly learning new things about different species every day and helping with surgeries and procedures.

In her free time, Abby enjoys horseback riding, running, Vollyball, and doing arts & crafts. Abby’s pets include Ginger the Red Fox Lab, Phoebe the Bearded Dragon, and Jackie the Quarter Horse.

Rachel M

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Rachel is from Maple Grove, MN and joined the RRAEH team in 2020. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Veterinary Technology. Her favorite thing about veterinary medicine is figuring out what is wrong when the patient cant tell you.

Rachel’s pets include Stella the black Lab, Arlo the orange and white tabby, and Goose the grey tabby. In her free time, Rachel enjoys reading and snuggling with Arlo & Goose.

Amanda F.

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Alex W.

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Alexander is from Fargo and joined the RRAEH team in fall of 2020. He has a B.A. in Political Science and is currently pursuing Biological Science and Philosohpy. His favorite thing about veterinary medicine is working with all the kinds of animals he would like to have as pets someday.

In his free time, Alexander enjoys reading, playing video games, and surfing Wikipedia. Alexander’s pets include Koko the naughty Samoyed, Stu the sweet American Eskimo, Piper the feisty feline, and Zoey the lazy Pitbull mix.

Amber L.

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Amber is from West Fargo, ND and joined RRAEH in 2020. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from NDSU and is enrolled in the Veterinary Technology program as well. Her favorite things about veterinary medicine are forming relationships with clients and their pets, labwork, and surgery.

In her free time, Amber enjoys reading, exploring new places, kayaking, binging a good/weird series on Netflix/Hulu/Amazon, crafting, & gardening. Amber’s pets include Eleanor the Aussie/Boxer/Lab, Marvin, Mabel, Fritz, and Smoosh the cats.

Justina

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Justina is from Marshall, MN and joined the RRAEH team in summer 2020. Justina’s favorite thing about veterinary medicine is getting to help take care of different animals and species, and how every day is different.

In her free time, Justina enjoys fishing, reading, traveling, and spending time with her family. Justina’s pets include 2 Corgis and a Chinchilla.

Taylor

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Taylor is from Oakes, ND and joined the RRAEH team in 2021. He is currently attending NDSU for Animal Biomedical Science. His favorite thing about veterinary medicine is the interaction with different animals every day.

In his free time, Taylor enjoys fishing, the outdoors, and spending time with friends & family. Taylor’s pets include Murphy the yellow lab.

Rochelle

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Shyla

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Shyla is from Bismarck, ND and joined the RRAEH team in 2021. She is studying Animal Science at NDSU with a focus on Pre-Veterinary Medicine. Shyla's favorite thing about veterinary medicine is getting to help the animals and seeing how happy they and their owner are when they get to go home.

In her free time, Shyla enjoys golf, reading, playing with her cats, rollerblading, camping, and travel. Shyla has 2 cats - Clover & Ginger.

Sam T.

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Sam is from Almont, ND and joined the RRAEH team in Summer of 2021. Her favorite things about veterinary medicine are getting to learn new things and helping the animals (always something she has wanted to do!).

In her free time, Sam enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and eating & cooking good food.

Jacob

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Jacob is from Minto, ND and joined the RRAEH team in 2021. He is currently acquiring an associate's degree in Veterinary Technology. His favorite thing about veterinary medicine is the fact that he gets to work with animals every day.

In his free time, Jacob enjoys watching movies, going on hikes, hammocking, & cooking/eating food. He has a cat named Tipsy (that is also called Nugget).

Madison

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Madison is from Fargo, ND and joined the RRAEH team in 2021. She is currently studying animal biomedical science at NDSU. Her favorite thing about veterinary medicine is all the animals and helping them to feel their best.

In her free time, Madison enjoys reading and spending time with friends, family, and Kruze the Vizla.

Dejay

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Dejay is from Chandler, AZ and joined the RRAEH team in 2021. Her favorite thing about veterinary medicine is getting to help/comfort animals that have invested as much love into their owners as their owners to them.

In her free time, Dejay enjoys reading, playing D&D, and play video games. Her pets include 6 cats (Morpheus, Kua, Shinigami, Hades, Pollux, & Castor), 3 leopard geckos (Ash, Ember, Coal), and 1 Oscar fish (Mizuchi).

Hanna

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Hanna is from Cavalier, ND and joined the RRAEH team in 2021. She is currently attending NDSCS for Animal Science Ag Business. Her favorite things about veterinary medicine are the diversity of animals you can help and the challenge of diagnosing/treating them without them being able to tell us.
In her free time, Hanna enjoys spending time with family & friends and riding horse by the Red River. Her pets include 2 cats - Joker & Toast.

Brooke

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Brooke is from New Salem, ND and joined the RRAEH team in 2021. She is attending NDSU for Agriculture Education. Her favorite thing about veterinary medicine is being able to help and take care of clients' animals because they are also a part of their family.
In her free time, Brooke enjoys playing sports and hanging out with friends & pets. Her pets include Frannie the Hedge hog, 5 cats, and a dog named Blue.

Kalista

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Kalista is from Mitchell, SD and joined the RRAEH team in 2021. She is studying Pre-Veterinary Medicine at MSUM. Her favorite things about veterinary medicine are interacting with all the different animals & making new pet friends.
In her free time, Kalista enjoys hanging out with friends, going to the gym, & taking her dog on long walks. Her pets include Bindi the German Shepherd/Pyrenees mix & Romie the Ragdoll/Siamese.

Rylee W.

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Rylee is from Fargo, ND and joined the RRAEH team in fall 2021. She is majoring in Pre-Vet & Vet Tech at NDSU. Her favorite thing about veterinary medicine is getting to take care of the animals and helping owners feel more at ease with their furry friends' health.
In her free time, Rylee enjoys the outdoors & spending time with family and friends. Rylee's pets include 2 Labrador Retriever mixes.

Emmanuelle

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Emmanuelle is from Prior Lake, MN and joined the RRAEH team in fall of 2021. She is currently attending NDSU majoring in Criminal Justice with a minor in French - her goal is to eventually work in federal law enforcement combatting human trafficking. She is fascinated by veterinary medicine and enjoys being a part of a practice that quite literally saves lives!
In her free time, Emmanuelle enjoys trail riding on horseback, reading, painting, classic car shows, and aviation expos. Emmanuelle has two cats - Putty-tat who she brought home on rollerblades at age 12, looks like Sylvester from Loony Tunes, and Lucky who she cared for as a sickly kitten treated at the pet hospital she worked at in high school & later adopted!

Sydney

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Sydney is from Fergus Falls, MN and joined the RRAEH team in fall 2021. She is studying Veterinary Technology at NDSU. Her favorite thing about veterinary medicine is being able to help animals and their owners in their time of need.
In her free time, Sydney enjoys hanging out with friends, playing dungeons & dragons, and Magic: The Gathering. Sydney has a cat named Vita.

CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVES

Customer Service Manager

Patty F.

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Patty is from Fargo, ND and joined our team in 2018. She has a degree in Animal Health Technology. Her favorite things about veterinary medicine are the amazing similarities between animal medicine and human medicine – we learn from each other & because our patients cannot speak and tell us what hurts, we rely on the diagnostic tools and resources to solve the puzzle of what is going on.

Patty has 3 dogs; Romeo & Lillian the Standard Poodles, and Bear the Lhasa/Bichon. Romeo & Lillian are certified therapy dogs through Pet Partners, so they get to visit nursing homes, hospitals, and do library reads. In her free time, Patty enjoys therapy visits, teaching basic obedience classes, training for obedience/agility/and therapy work, reading, biking, baking, and going to the lakes.

Referral Coordinator & Medical Records

Amber F.

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Amber is originally from Hibbing, MN. She moved to the area to attend Concordia College and graduated with a degree in Biology. In her spare time, Amber enjoys training horses and teaching riding lessons, spending time with her dogs and horses (she has 4 of each!), and reading.

Nancé

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Nancé is from Devils Lake, ND. She joined our team in the summer of 2018. Her favorite thing about veterinary medicine is helping all the animals and their humans through difficult times.

In her free time, Nancé likes to read, craft, and spend time with her grandkids and friends. Nancé is also “Nana” to Bella and Sophie the dogs.

Jessica M.

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Jessica is from both Jamestown & Fargo. She joined our team in summer of 2018. Her favorite things about veterinary medicine are getting to work with animals, there is always something new to learn, and no two days are ever the same.

Jessica has a mini Dachshund, Cupid, who is the love of her life and spoiled rotten. In her free time, Jessica enjoys attending concerts, house and yard projects and taking cupid for her rides.

Marissa

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Marissa is from Jamestown, ND and joined the RRAEH team in October 2019. Her favorite thing about veterinary medicine is constantly gaining more knowledge.

In her free time, Marissa enjoys artwork, video games, spending time with her pets, adventuring, going to concerts, and spending time with family. Marissa’s pets include Atreyu the Cane Corso, Attila the basset hound, Ouija the Sphynx, 7 boa constrictors, and 1 fat toad named Gromp.

Colleen

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Colleen is from Sauk Center, MN and joined the RRAEH team in fall 2019. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from NDSU. Her favorite thing about veterinary medicine is working closely with animals and learning new things all the time.

In her free time, Colleen enjoys spending time with her pets and fiance, going out to eat, travel, and going to music festivals. Colleens pets include Pablo the French Bulldog and Lewis & Clark the cats.

Vianna

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Vianna is from the Fargo/Moorhead area, and joined the RRAEH team in June 2020. She studied Zoology at NDSU. Her favorite thing about veterinary medicine is petting cute animals.

Vianna spends her free time walking her dogs, fishing with her husband, reading, crocheting, dog training, and watching movies and TV shows. Vianna’s pets include 3 dogs (Pip, Milly, & Benny), 2 cats (Mina & Toulouse), and an assortment of rodents and fish.

Medical Records

Roberta

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Roberta is from Stephen, MN and joined the RRAEH team in 2020. Her favorite thing about veterinary medicine is being able to work with animals and the people who love animals as much as she does!

In her free time, Roberta enjoys reading, puzzles, crafts, watching movies, binge-watching TV shows, and spending time with family and friends. Roberta’s pets include Bella, Zoe, Cubbie, and Hank the cats.

Caitlin J.

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Jessica L.

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Jessica is from Glyndon, MN and joined the RRAEH team in 2019. Her favorite thing about veterinary medicine is that there are always new skills to learn and improve on.

What’s free time? Jessica is also a zookeeper at the Red River Zoo, so her life pretty much revolves around caring for animals. But if she does get free time now and then, she spends extra time with her cats watching Family Feud, or catching up on cat videos on YouTube. Jessica has a clowder of cats she loves and spoils with all her heart.

Mac

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Mac is from Fargo, ND and joined the RRAEH team in 2021. His favorite thing about veterinary medicine is getting to see all the adorable pets!

In his free time, Mac enjoys playing video games with friends, getting tattoos, taking care of and spending time with his babies (pets), and he is OBSESSED with anything horror. Mac's pets include 2 cats - Serj the chonky boi and Rumor, Wirt the sassy frog, and Gargoyle the flying Gecko.

Shanoah

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Shanoah is from Minot, ND and joined the RRAEH team in 2021. Her favorite thing about veterinary medicine is interacting with animals while also helping them.
In her free time, Shanoah enjoys listening to music, reading, and binge watching MARVEL movies & TV shows. Her pets include Justice the Boxer and Mazi the Min Pin Chiuhauha mix.

Priscilla

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Priscilla is from Fargo, ND and joined the RRAEH team in 2021. Her favorite thing about veterinary medicine is helping animals & their owners in need.
In her free time, Priscilla enjoys reading, writing, volunteering, and hanging out with her dogs. Priscilla has 2 dogs - Opal the Pitbull mix and Ares the Husky mix.

Fae

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Fae is from Baltimore, MD and joined the RRAEH team in 2021. Their favorite thing about veterinary medicine is helping animals. In their free time, Fae enjoys reading, video games, and hiking/camping. They have 6 cats, 1 fish, and 3 geckos.

Jaclyn

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Jaclyn is from Barnesville, MN and joined the RRAEH team in 2021. Her favorite thing about veterinary medicine is getting to be with all the different animals. Jaclyn's pets include Mylo the hamster, Oscar the cat, and Hercules the betta fish. In her free time, Jaclyn enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her fur babies.

Kimmie

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Kimmie is from Fort Wainwright, AK and joined the RRAEH team in 2021. Her favorite thing about veterinary medicine is how it is consistently evolving, changing, and growing to best help human's best friend.
In her free time, Kimmie enjoys movies, video games, and reading with her pets & husband. Kimmie's pets include Strider & Sparrow the cats and Pup, Flop, & Clarence the Mini Lops.

Carissa

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Carissa is from Jamestown, ND and joined the RRAEH team in fall 2021. She has a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from UND. She has always loved animals & being able to help them and their owners is amazing!
In her free time, Carissa enjoys spending time outdoors (hunting, hiking, camping) and with family, friends, & English Springer Spaniel, Storm.

HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATION

Practice Manager

Bill

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Bill has been Red River Animal Emergency Hospital and Referral Center’s Practice Manager since 2011. He likes warm weather better than cold, happy rather than sad, and he LOVES animals.
Project Manager

Alex W.

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Alex is from Gainesville, FL and joined the RRAEH team in 2021. His favorite thing about veterinary medicine is working with & getting to know our clients and their pets.

In his free time, Alex enjoys the outdoors – hunting, fishing, or hiking with his dogs. More recently, Alex enjoys spending time with his new baby boy, Wyatt! Alex’s pets include Jetty and Grant the German Shorthaired Pointers, Scout the Chihuahua, and Puck & Finn the cats.

Office Manager

Amy B.

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Amy is from Bismarck, ND and started working at Red River Animal Emergency Hospital and Referral Center in March 2007. She has her bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from NDSU. Her favorite thing about veterinary medicine is getting to help pets & their owners while learning something new every day.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time outdoors - gardening, hiking, camping, fishing, & hunting, reading, spending time with her pets, and completing various on-going projects. Amy's pets include Raisin & Jitterbug the cats, Ridley the dog, and Lark the horse.