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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Our compassionate team is honored to serve the communities of Little Canada, Roseville, Shoreview, Maplewood, Saint Paul and the surrounding areas. Dr. Jason Nordaune, Dr. Madison Nordaune, and Dr. Sharon Dekker are licensed MN veterinarians, treating all dogs and cats. Your pets’ health and well-being are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to provide your animals the care they require.

The Rice Pet Clinic has been providing the highest quality pet care to the North Suburban communities of Little Canada, Maplewood, Roseville, Vadnais Heights, Shoreview, and St. Paul since 1963. In 1991, Dr. Timothy W. Krienke purchased the practice from his Uncle George Krienke, the founder, and continued the veterinary tradition of providing personalized, comprehensive pet care. In 2018, Dr. Jason Nordaune and Dr. Madison Nordaune purchased the practice from Dr. Timothy W. Krienke.  The team continues to carry on the proud tradition of providing highly-trusted pet care to their patients, many of their owners are now third generation clients to the practice. Everyone at the Rice Pet Clinic strives to make you and your pet's vet visit a rewarding, stress-free experience. The doctors and staff will create an outstanding veterinary experience for you and your pet! Welcome to our veterinary clinic!

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. Madison Nordaune, and Dr. Sharon Dekker 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. Madison Nordaune

                                                                                                            Dr. Sharon Dekker

                                                                                                            Dr. Timothy Krienke

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

111 West County Road C.
Little Canada, MN 55117

In Response to COVID-19: Rice Pet Clinic is offering carside/curbside veterinary services.

We know that pets need love and care no matter what is going on in the world - we also know that their human’s health plays a vital role in their overall well-being. In an effort to help keep our human clients healthy, we will be implementing a carside/curbside veterinary service to help reduce the chances of spreading of COVID-19, while still being able to provide care for your furry companions during this stressful time.

Upon arriving at our hospital, please call us from your vehicle.  We will discuss your needs and provide you with further instructions.  If you have an appointment we will go over our COVID-19 screening questions and acknowledgement form.  Then we will start the initial check-in process and discuss any questions or concerns you may have over the phone. Once the initial check-in process is complete staff will direct you into the building and into a room.  We ask that you wear a mask at all times while in the building. Once in the building the doctor will conduct the appointment in the usual manner, addressing any concerns about your pet, and providing any treatment(s) necessary. Clients will not be permitted to leave their exam room while here for their pet's appointment.  If you are feeling ill, please reschedule your appointment until symptoms have passed. Please note that if your pet has an elective surgery or medical procedure scheduled, it may be postponed pending the threat of COVID-19.

These are uncertain times for all of us, and we please ask for your patience and understanding as new information is continuously reported and new protocols are being established for the safety of our clients and staff.  As always, it is our priority to keep your pet happy and healthy – now, we want to make sure their humans stay the same.

If you have any questions, please contact Rice Pet Clinic by phone, email or text message and we are happy to help answer them and address any concerns you may have.

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.
    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.
    Madison Nordaune

    We are very excited to welcome Dr. Madison Nordaune to the Rice Pet Clinic & Hospital team.  She is very excited to get to know the families that we serve.  Bio coming soon.

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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

    Dr. Tim is currently enjoying his retirement.  His clients and the staff who had the pleasure of working with him miss him, but are all very happy that he is getting to spend time with his friends and family.

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

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  • Jenn H.
    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. There is an overall enjoyment in all aspects of her job but, especially helping sick animals recover and educating owners about their pets. Jenn and her husband, Mike have a son named Alexander and now a new baby girl Annika born in October 2020.  Her family enjoys all aspects of the outdoors and go backpacking/camping any chance they get especially with their canine companions.

  • Mai Ka A.
    Veterinary Technician

    Mai Ka joined Rice Pet Clinic team in April 2018. Mai Ka is currently in school to become a veterinary technician. 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.

  • Talisha W.
    Veterinary Technician

    Talisha joined the Rice Pet Clinic team in 2020, after moving back home (MN) from living in Texas the past year. She has obtained her Associates of Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology in 2013 from Globe University.  Her family has always had pets and express a profound love for animals.  There are many things that Talisha enjoys about being a veterinary technician, so it was hard to pick just a couple. First of all she loves building a trusting relationship with the pets and clients. Secondly, she enjoys all the hands-on tasks involved with veterinary medicine, such as blood draws and assisting in surgery.  Outside of work she enjoys playing with her rescue cat Hazel, spending quality time with family, playing softball and sand volleyball.  Lastly she loves going to church and being involved with church activities. 

  • Ashlee C.
    Veterinary Assistant

    Ashlee joined the Rice Pet Clinic team in 2019.  Ashlee enjoys the unpredictability within veterinary medicine and watching patients improve. Outside of work she enjoys spending time the her dog Oliver and cat Sheba.

  • Paige W.
    Veterinary Assistant

    Paige joined the Rice Pet Clinic team in 2020. She graduated form Oklahoma State University in May 2019 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science, with honors and an emphasis on Pre-Veterinary Medicine. She is eagerly awaiting to get accepted into a Veterinary Program!  Until this happens, she is continually increasing her experiences and knowledge with the work she has accomplished at RPC. Paige personally enjoys the patient and client relationships she has developed while working and has a never-ending passion for educating clients in the health of their pets. She looks forward to the variability within veterinary medicine as no two days are the same. Outside of work she has a passion for showing American Quarter Horses and has been doing so since she was nine years old.  Paige enjoys spending time with her fur-babies Max (Yokie/Bichon x), Bitsy (Schnauzer/Poodle x), Mila (feline) and spending quality time with her family.  Other loves include going on walks, going to the gym and drinking coffee. 

  • Cassandra T.
    Veterinary Assistant

    Cassandra joined the Rice Pet Clinic team in 2019.  She is currently a senior at the University of Minnesota studying Animal Science.  Cassandra has always enjoyed learning new things and being around inspiring people with the same passion as hers.  Outside of work she enjoys spending time outside, running or backpacking, and always loves a good cup of coffee!


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