115 South Main, Chatfield, MN 55923

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Meet Our Veterinary Team

Amanda Tart, Vet Tech

Joined the Clinic in July 2017
Amanda completed the Vet Tech Program at RCTC in May 2019.

Amanda enjoys being a part of a mixed animal practice that offers exposure to both large and small animal care including emergency services.

Amanda’s family manages a crop farm, where they also raise beef cattle and Holstein steers.
Amanda owns 2 German Shepard’s Yogi & Harley.

Makayla Morgan, Vet Tech

Joined the Clinic in September 2019
Makayla completed the Vet Tech Program at RCTC in 2018

Makayla enjoys caring for all animals at the clinic but her first love is Equine care.

Makayla’s family manages a crop farm that she spends a lot of time in the spring and fall helping with the planting and harvest seasons. Makayla has a yellow lab “Sweety”, a miniature poodle “Tina” and a Great Pyrenees mix named “Bacon”

Emily Braun, Vet Tech

Joined the Clinic in June 2023
Emily has a BS degree in Animal Science from UW River Falls and an AAS Vet Technology degree from RCTC. Emily enjoys working with both large and small animal clients at our clinic. She has a cat named Blacky at home.

Lori Janet, Technician Assistant

Joined Clinic in March 2018

Lori loves spending time outdoors, spending time with her kids and her pets. For fun Lori likes to go tubing with family and friends, and also finds it relaxing to grow her own vegetable garden. Lori has 2 dogs, Lila and Diesel.

Michelle Garson, Receptionist

Joined the clinic in May 2023
Michelle has an AAS Vet Technology degree, a BS in Human Services Management. She has a wonderful work history in animal and pet care. In her spare time she enjoys riding motorcycle, quilting, and cross stitching. She has a Rottweiler named Isabella

Beth Pagel, Receptionist

Joined Clinic in November 2018
Studied Ag Sales and Marketing at the University of Minnesota-Waseca

Beth has a background in the registered Holstein business and more recently shares ownership in a cross bred beef cow calf herd. Beth is proud to be able to work with the vet team that she has been doing business with her whole life. Beth and Mike own a 50 head beef cow herd and raise corn, soybeans, alfalfa, and sweet corn. In addition to the cows Beth has a Black Lab named Bear, four house cats Gracie, Monkey, Syd, and Fathead along with several barn cats and some chickens.

Carmen Merkel, Office Manager

Joined Clinic in August 2018
Bachelor of Science in Ag Business and Animal Science at UW River Falls

Carmen and her family breed and raise Simmental cattle, showing at the local and state levels in Minnesota and Iowa. Carmen enjoys helping 4-h students learn how to groom and prepare their show calves for their local shows. Carmen and her husband keep themselves busy raising their small beef herd, corn and soybeans, and their spunky pup, Tucker.

Recent Blog Posts

Booms, Zooms and Commotion-Free Rooms

As summer approaches, so do the booms, blasts, and excitement that come along with this commotion-filled season. From thunderstorms to the Fourth of July, pets experience an array of experiences that can bring out their anxiety. Preparing for the noise, hustle and bustle, and celebrations can reduce your pet’s stress and prevent young pets from trauma that could lead to life-long fears. Unsure how you can prep for booms and blasts? Here are our top tips for helping your pet through the summer celebrations and downpours.

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Household Pet Poisons Most People Don't Know About

Did you know that March is Pet Poison Prevention Month? This month is dedicated to keeping pets safe from accidental poisonings and educating pet owners on how to do just that. Some curious pets cannot help but get into trouble when it comes to exploring household items that can pose a danger. Others may incidentally walk across the garage floor, garden, or sidewalk and wind up ill. To help you better safeguard your pets, check out these common household pet poisons that most people don’t think about.

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12 Tips to Celebrate Pet Dental Health All Year Long!

Here is a fact we hope you’ll sink your teeth into: preventing periodontal disease (also known as gum disease). By protecting your pet’s dental health, you can extend their life by three years! Along with obesity, dental disease is a leading (and preventable) illness that takes the lives of far too many pets far too early. To make matters even more pressing, over 80% of dogs and 50% of cats over the age of three will develop periodontal disease.

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Large Animal? Small Animal? We care for them all!

We look forward to meeting you and your treasured companion.
Our veterinary team specializes in veterinary care for small animals, equine, and dairy & beef cattle.