Meet Our Veterinary Team
Amanda Tart, Vet Tech
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.