Our Team

Our clinic staff is dedicated to the health and comfort of your pet – from check in, throughout the visit with us, and at home with you.


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    Dr. Christine Kassekert

    Christine Kassekert (formerly Kopp) grew up in Amery, Wisconsin on a small hobby farm. She…
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    Dr. Dean Knudson

    Dean Knudson decided to become a veterinarian after watching one of his horses being…
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    Dr. Joy Schlichting

    Joy Schlichting developed a love for animals growing up on the family farm in Illinois,…

    Support Staff

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    Veterinary Technician

    Hi, my name is Emily, I am a 2003 Graduate of the Agriculture and Animal Science program…

    Erica, CVT

    Certified Veterinary Technician

    Living in the Somerset countryside allows Erica to give a home to several pets of the…
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    Receptionist / Technician Assistant

    Hello, my name is Jessica and I have been working in the veterinary field since 2003. I am…
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    Lindi, CVT

    Veterinary Assistant

    Lindi provides a home for several of her favorite pals, some of which need extra special…
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    Michele, CVT

    Office Manager / Certified Veterinary Technician

    I started my career in animals in 2006, and still enjoy it very much!  My pets include 3…
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    Sarah, CVT

    Certified Veterinary Technician

    Sarah works for us part time and also operates a successful horse farm with her family.…
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    Veterinary Technician

    Hi, I’m Sue Taplin. I have lived in Spring Valley for 20 years. Working with animals is…