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111 West County Road C.

Little Canada, MN 55117


Welcome to Rice Pet Clinic
Your Veterinarians in Little Canada,MN
Call us at (651)-484-6222

Pet Emergency? Call us right away at (651)-484-6222!

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If you live in Little Canada, Roseville, Shoreview, Maplewood, Saint Paul or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Dr. Jason Nordaune, Dr. Julie Amann, Dr. Sharon Dekker, and Dr. Timothy Krienke are licensed MN veterinarians, treating all dogs and cats. Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Rice Pet Clinic and Hospital is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care.  Dr. Jason Nordaune, Dr. Julie Amann, Dr. Sharon Dekker, and Dr. Timothy Krienke have decades of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting your veterinarians here in Little Canada.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call (651)-484-6222 or contact us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Little Canada hospital is very easy to get to - just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Little Canada and surrounding area pet owners.

At Rice Pet Clinic and Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Jason Nordaune

Dr. Julie Amann

Dr. Sharon Dekker

Dr. Timothy Krienke

Little Canada Veterinarian | Rice Pet Clinic | (651)-484-6222

111 West County Road C.
Little Canada, MN 55117

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Rice Pet Clinic


7:30 am-6:00 pm


7:30 am-6:00 pm


7:30 am-6:00 pm


7:30 am-6:00 pm


7:30 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-1:00 pm



Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Julie Amann

    Dr. Julie received her DVM degree from the University of Minnesota in 1989, and received her undergraduate degree in biology / chemistry from Hamline University. She is a long time member of the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Association.
    When not busy with her duties at the hospital she can be found traveling, spending time with her family & friends and enjoying many crafts and gardening projects.

  • Dr.
    Jason Nordaune

    Dr. Jason discovered his love for animals at a young age. Growing up in Western Minnesota, almost all of his childhood memories incorporated the outdoors and animals, both pets and wildlife alike. He attended the University of St. Thomas where his interests led him to study Biology. He decided to combine his lifelong love for animals and his love for science.

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  • Dr.
    Sharon Dekker

    Dr. Sharon grew up in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota and attended Macalester College in St. Paul where she completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. She Enjoyed a first career in biotech on the West coast, but her love of animals and interest in medicine brought her back home to attend veterinary school at the University of Minnesota. She lives in Stillwater with her husband, three human kids and five four-legged kids (two cats, two horses, and a dog). In her free time she enjoys baking, good books and traveling to far off places.

  • Dr.
    Timothy Krienke

    I first discovered my love of animals while growing up in Rothschild, Wisconsin from my mother who was known for rescuing and nurturing many furry creatures. After graduating with honors from the University of Minnesota in biology, I followed my life-long passion of caring for animals when I graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine in 1985.

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  • Jenn
    Certified Veterinary Technician / Office Manager

    Jenn has been with us since December of 2014. Her passion has always been to work with animals and has been in the veterinary field since 2005. She became a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2010. Wanting to further her education, she went back to school to achieve her Bachelor Degree in Veterinary Technology and graduated from Minnesota School of Business in 2011.

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  • Tessa
    Certified Veterinary Technician / Lead Technician

    Tessa started with us in August 2015. Tessa became a Certified Veterinary Technician in April of 2017. Her favorite parts of veterinary medicine are animal dentistry, client communication, and animal ethics. Tessa strongly believes that pets are an extension of your family as well as pet adoption which is where she found her two kitties (Sass and Naughty Cat), both of whom she loves dearly.

  • Crystal
    Veterinary Technician

    Crystal started with us in July of 2015 but she has been a Vet Tech since 2005. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine. While Crystal has owned cats and dogs her entire life, she currently has an 8 year old chihuahua. In her spare time, she enjoys various outdoor activities including snowmobiling and 4 wheeling as well as attending car shows.

  • Mai Ka
    Veterinary Technician

    Mai Ka joined Rice Pet Clinic in April of 2018. Mai Ka is currently in school to become a vet tech. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine. Mai Ka and her husband have 4 little dogs of their own. She enjoys going out to cultural events and trying new cuisines.

  • Taylor
    Veterinary Assistant

    Taylor joined Rice Pet Clinic in November of 2016. She enjoys various aspects of the veterinary field and is willing to learn more.  The main activities she enjoys outside of work is fishing any time of the year and spending time with her daughter Teigan.

  • Lindsay
    Veterinary Assistant

    Lindsay started with us in August of 2017 and she is currently working towards a veterinarian technician degree.  Prior to her start here, she interned at the Wildcat Sanctuary and the Wildlife Science Center. Lindsay has always had a love for animals and is also currently a foster for Wags and Whiskers Animal Rescue.

  • Emily
    Veterinary Assistant

    Emily joined Rice Pet Clinic in July of 2018. More info to come…


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