Dr. Jason Nordaune

Dr. Jason discovered his love for animals at a young age. Growing up in Western Minnesota, almost al...

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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. Veterinary Medicine was the perfect combination. He graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, and completed a clinical rotation at Oklahoma State University in 2013. He is an active member of the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA) and the American Veterinary Medical Association. In his spare time he continues to enjoy the outdoors by hunting, fishing and hiking.

Dr. Madison Nordaune

Dr. Madison Nordaune grew up in the southeastern united states and graduated from The University of ...

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Dr. Madison Nordaune

Dr. Madison Nordaune grew up in the southeastern united states and graduated from The University of South Carolina in 2009 with a degree in Exercise Science/ Pre-medicine Foundations. She has a love for the natural world and all animals in it. She decided that veterinary medicine was the best way to combine a love for science and animals into a career. She Graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed a clinical rotation at Oklahoma State in 2013. There she met fellow veterinarian and husband Jason Nordaune. She enjoys outdoor activities and time spent near the water. In her spare time, she enjoys time with her husband and two children as well as their 2 dogs and cat.

Dr. Sharon Dekker

Dr. Sharon grew up in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota and attended Macalester College in St. Paul where she...

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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. Casey Butorac

Dr. Casey Butorac grew up in the Twin Cities and has loved animals from a young age. She graduated f...

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Dr. Casey Butorac

Dr. Casey Butorac grew up in the Twin Cities and has loved animals from a young age. She graduated from The University of Minnesota in 2018 with a degree in Animal Science while working as a veterinary assistant. She then attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed a clinical year of rotations at Kansas State. She graduated and obtained her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2022. Dr. Casey enjoys outdoor activities. In her spare time, she enjoys time with friends, family and her cat, Roxie. We are excited to welcome Dr. Casey to the Rice Pet Clinic team!

Dr. Barbara Rodriguez-Quintana

Dr. Barbara Rodriguez-Quintana has graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine 2022...

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Dr. Barbara Rodriguez-Quintana

Dr. Barbara Rodriguez-Quintana has graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine 2022. She completed her clinical year at the University of Minnesota and performed an externship at Rice Pet Clinic. She fell in love with the team, our culture and the community and is excited to continue with us on her journey as a veterinarian. Dr. Barbara is passionate about creating relationships with clients and providing excellent care to their pets to promote long-term health. She enjoys being outdoors; hiking, camping and going on walks, and also enjoys yoga and meditation practices. We are excited to welcome Dr. Barbara to the Rice Pet Clinic team!

Jenn H.

Certified Veterinary Technician / Office Manager

Jenn joined ou...

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Jenn H.

Certified Veterinary Technician / Office Manager

Jenn joined our Rice Pet Clinic team in December 2014. Her passion has always been to work with animals and has been in the veterinary field since 2005. She graduated with her Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology in 2008. Then, wanting to further her education, she went back to school to achieve her Bachelor Degree in Veterinary Technology and graduated in 2011. Jenn has an overall enjoyment in all aspects of her job, but especially likes helping sick animals recover, seeing our geriatric patients and educating clients about their pets. Jenn and her husband, Mike, have two children (Alexander and Annika). Her family spends every moment they can outdoors and go backpacking, camping or hiking any chance they get, especially with their canine companions.

Mai Ka A.

Veterinary Technician

Mai Ka joined our Rice Pet Clinic team in...

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Mai Ka A.

Veterinary Technician

Mai Ka joined our Rice Pet Clinic team in April 2018. Mai Ka is currently in school working to achieve her Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, helping the team in any way that she can. Mai Ka and her husband have several dogs of their own. Her favorite things to do outside of work is going to cultural events and trying new cuisines.

Talisha W.

Veterinary Technician

Talisha joined our Rice Pet Clinic team i...

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Talisha W.

Veterinary Technician

Talisha joined our Rice Pet Clinic team in April 2020, after moving back home (MN) from living in Texas for a year. She has obtained her Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology in 2013 from Globe University. Her family has always had pets and expressed 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 cats; Hazel and Saige, spending quality time with family, playing softball and sand volleyball. Lastly she loves going to church and being involved with church activities.

Melissa W.

Certified Veterinary Technician

Melissa joined our Rice Pet Cli...

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Melissa W.

Certified Veterinary Technician

Melissa joined our Rice Pet Clinic team in September 2020. She graduated from Argosy University with her Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology in 2007. Melissa has previously worked with Dr. Madison and was happy to join our team here at RPC. She likes the variety of challenges that veterinary medicine offers, as it is not the same thing every day. Her favorite things to do outside of work is to be home with her family, going to their cabin and seeing friends.

Jeff L.

Certified Veterinary Technician

Jeff joined our Rice Pet Clinic...

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Jeff L.

Certified Veterinary Technician

Jeff joined our Rice Pet Clinic team in July 2022. He originally had a Physical Education Degree and managed several restaurants. But after time he felt there was a need for a change and decided to go back to school. He graduated with his Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology in 2014. Jeff enjoys the surgical aspects most of veterinary medicine. When outside of work Jeff enjoys spending time with his wife, riding his motorcycle, watching sports and traveling.

Paige W.

Veterinary Assistant

Paige joined our Rice Pet Clinic team in M...

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Paige W.

Veterinary Assistant

Paige joined our Rice Pet Clinic team in March 2020. She had graduated from 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 variabilities 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 9 years old. Paige enjoys spending time with her fur-babies Max (Yorkie/Bichon x), Bitsy (Schnauzer/Poodle x) and Simon (Cocker Spaniel/Poodle x) and quality time with her family. Other loves are going on walks, going to the gym, and drinking coffee.

Alyssa S.

Veterinary Assistant

Alyssa joined the Rice Pet Clinic team in ...

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Alyssa S.

Veterinary Assistant

Alyssa joined the Rice Pet Clinic team in June of 2022. Alyssa moved up from North Carolina and she started in the veterinary field as a kennel attendant in 2012. She has grown in her knowledge and experience working with animals and enjoys her job as a veterinary assistant. Her most favorite aspects of veterinary medicine is client education and assisting clients in the care and health of their beloved pets. Alyssa enjoys spending time with her faithful canine companion, Sprout outside of work. They take every opportunity to be outside and going hiking.

Molly

Veterinary Assistant

Molly joined our Rice Pet Clinic team in O...

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Molly

Veterinary Assistant

Molly joined our Rice Pet Clinic team in October 2022. After high school, Molly went to the Aveda Institute where she became a certified massage therapist and licensed esthetician. Shortly after graduating, she began as a nanny for Dr. Jason and Dr. Madison’s two children, Brinley and Ellis. She was excited at the opportunity to transition some of her time over to our hospital as a receptionist. Molly is excited and happy to have the opportunity to learn new things about veterinary medicine. Outside of work she enjoys going to seasonal events with her boyfriend and son, taking care of her plants, and relaxing and doing skin care/facials.