111 West County Road C.

Little Canada, MN 55117

(651)-484-6222

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. Sharon Dekker, and Dr. Timothy Krienke 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.

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. 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. 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 and we will provide you with further instructions. If you have an appointment we will come outside to you, bring your pet into the hospital, conduct the appointment, be in contact with you via phone, process payments over the phone and then return them to you after the approved services are completed. All food and prescription refills will be brought directly out to you to limit the number of people entering the hospital. 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 until the threat of COVID-19 has passed.

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 established.

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

Monday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-1:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

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.
    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 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 two dogs, Ares (Beagle) and Atlas (Jack Russell mix).  Her family enjoys all aspects of the outdoors and go backpacking/camping any chance they get.

  • 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.

  • Lindsay G.
    Certified Veterinary Technician

    Lindsay joined the Rice Pet Clinic team in August 2017 and since then, she has graduated with a veterinarian technician degree and past the National Exam for her certification!  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.

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