Our COVID-19 Protocol

To Our Dearly Valued Community,

We recognize that the pandemic is still a concern for many people. We continue to offer curbside service and admission appointments to those who wish to reduce personal contacts. If you would prefer this type of appointment simply let us know when you call to schedule your appointment.

For clients who would rather come inside, we allow you to be with the patient with some limitations. All exam rooms are disinfected between each appointment. We offer prescriptions for our clients to be mailed to your home for free when it is over $49 total purchase.

We are open for business and are ready to see your pet! We have had some clients delaying getting pets caught up on vaccinations during this last year, please get these essential procedures scheduled if your pet is behind. We will accommodate your needs to get your pet seen. Contact us for more information on how we can customize your experience.

(715) 246-4800

Well Wishes,

New Richmond Clinic Staff

 New Richmond Veterinary Clinic Staff

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Meet the amazing veterinary team at New Richmond Veterinary Clinic below!

A team of dedicated & passionate animal lovers.

Dr. Dean Knudson and the rest of the veterinary team are sure to place your pet’s health and well-being above anything else!

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Dean Knudson, DVM

Dean Knudson decided to become a veterinarian after watching one of his horses being treated by the family vet. Growing up he raised cattle, sheep, swine, poultry, and horses, but it was the bond with his family’s dogs and cats that led him to pursue a career in small animal medicine. After studying zoology and microbiology at North Dakota State University, Dean attended Iowa State University, receiving his veterinary degree in 1986.

Dean has a depth of experience in small animal medicine, including general practice, emergency, and critical care medicine, practice management, relief practice and consulting. He served as medical director of Pineview Animal Hospital in Sunrise, FL and Hillcrest Animal Hospital in Hudson. Currently licensed in Minnesota and Wisconsin, Dr. Knudson has provided short-term or consultation services to more than two dozen clinics in the Twin Cities metro and western Wisconsin area.

Dr. Knudson has a special interest in surgery and dental care for pets. He enjoys tackling difficult surgeries that have been referred from other veterinarians. With over 26 years experience, Dean has continued to refine his skills including dental procedures, laser surgery, orthopedic surgery and removal of tumors. His medical interests include dermatology and ophthalmology. An active volunteer and community leader, Dean has served as Mayor of Hudson and State Representative, as well as serving on many boards. Dean and his wife, Joy, have two adult children in college and live with their Yorkie, Teddi, and Tia, their cat.

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Andrew Keller, DVM

Dr. Andrew Keller grew up always surrounded by animals. From having dogs and cats to helping neighbors on their farms he had a passion to care for all animals. He grew up in Medford, Minnesota with 2 brothers and a sister. He attended the University of Wisconsin River Falls and obtained a degree in animal science before enrolling at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine.

Andrew has a special interest in nutrition, dentistry, internal medicine, and behavior. He enjoys not only working with the animals but also with their owners. When he is not at the clinic Dr. Keller enjoys spending time in the outdoors with his wife, hiking, hunting, fishing and training his Labrador Retrievers named Willow and Hickory.


DaKota Tilleraas, DVM

Dr. DaKota Tilleraas grew up raising and competing with Labrador Retrievers with her family. She was also raised around cats, horses and cattle sparking a passion for animals. She grew up in Hastings, Minnesota with 2 brothers and a sister. She attended the University of Minnesota Crookston and obtained a degree in animal science with a minor in agriculture business before enrolling at Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

DaKota has a special interest in reproduction, internal medicine and ultrasound. She enjoys working with animals as well as their owners. When she is not at the clinic Dr. Tilleraas enjoys spending time in the outdoors with her Labrador Retriever Rhett and Doberman Sawyer, as well as spending time with her nieces and nephew.

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Amy Siltberg, DVM

Dr. Amy Siltberg grew up in a small ranching community in the high desert of Prineville, Oregon. She was raised around dogs, cats, and horses from childhood and was very active in 4-H, FFA, high school, and collegiate equestrian teams with her Quarter Horse, Scooter. This helped Amy foster a love of animals and sparked an interest in veterinary medicine from an early age. Amy obtained a degree in animal science with a concentration in equine science at Montana State University before enrolling and graduating from Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

Amy has a special interest in dentistry, surgery, pain management, nutrition, and client education. She hopes to pursue further education and certification in veterinary acupuncture and laser therapy in the future.

When not at the clinic, Dr. Siltberg enjoys spending time outdoors, riding horses, reading, sewing, playing music, and spending time with her husband, Jake.


Emily, Managing Technician

Hi, I’m Emily and I’m the managing technician here at New Richmond Veterinary Clinic. I went to UWRF where I majored in Animal Science and am currently enrolled in a PT Vet Tech program. I pride myself on having a compassionate heart and hand. Veterinary medicine is about pets and people. Helping owners understand their pet’s needs is one of the most important ways we can improve their lives. I feel fortunate to work in an industry founded on love and companionship! In my free time I love spending time in the outdoors, hiking, kayaking and traveling. I also love reading, cooking, art, and music. My favorite thing is hanging with my family and my silly dog. I also have an affinity for horses and wild birds.


Michele, Practice Manager, Certified Veterinary Technician

My name is Michele and I’m the practice manager at New Richmond Veterinary Clinic. I went to Globe College and have been practicing since 2016. I pride myself in offering clients all options when it comes to making decisions for their pets based on their budget and lifestyle. I want pet parents to feel confident in the care of our team as well as the care they provide at home. In my free time I enjoy gaming with my son, camping, horseback riding, sightseeing and hiking.

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Brittany, Certified Veterinary Technician

I’m Brittany and I am a CVT and the Intern Coordinator at our vet clinic. I’ve been practicing since 2018 and am proud to be a certified veterinary technician. I worked hard to achieve my goal of furthering my education to provide my patients with the best care possible. I frequently work to continue my education to be the best technician I can be. I love to be outdoors year-round with my family. We have 2 horses (Daisy a Quarterhorse mare and Remington a paint gelding) and an Australian Shepard named Diesel. We love to go camping and trail riding with our whole gang. When not adventuring with our pets we love kayaking, fishing and watching/ cheering for the Minnesota Vikings!

Kenzie, Veterinary Technician

Hello! My name is Kenzie and I’m a vet tech at New Richmond Vet Clinic. I’ve been practicing for about a year and a half now. I grew up in the small town of Colfax, Wi. I spent my high school years volunteering at the local vet clinic, which is where I developed my love for veterinary medicine. In 2019 I graduated from UWRF with an animal science degree. My favorite part about Vet Med is that I get to meet many different pets and owners and also get to play a part in ensuring those pets are happy and healthy. In my free time, I love to hike with my Catahoula leopard dog mix, Luca. I also enjoy camping, reading, running and spending time with my family.

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Eirinn, Veterinary Assistant

I’m Eirinn and I’m one of the veterinary assistants here at New Richmond Veterinary Clinic. I went to UW River Falls and have been practicing since May of 2021. I pride myself in being able to help others and look forward to building relationships with patients and clients. In my free time I like being outdoors, spending time with my pets, friends and family.


Camryn, Veterinary Technician

Hi! I’m Camryn and I’m a vet tech at New Richmond Veterinary Clinic. I’ve been practicing for a year now and pride myself in giving the best care possible to our lovely patients. When I’m not working, I enjoy hiking, reading, writing and drawing.

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Amy, Veterinary Assistant

I’m Amy and I’m one of the veterinary assistants at New Richmond Veterinary Clinic. I went to New Richmond High School and have been in the vet field for 21 years now. I strive to make the veterinary experience for our clients and patients the most pleasant time. I make sure the client always feels welcome when they’re with us. My favorite part of the job is seeing how much love people have for their pets. In my free time I enjoy camping, fishing with family, gardening, spending as much time as I can with my kids and time outdoors.