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

We are very excited to welcome Dr. Madison Nordaune to the Rice Pet Clinic & Hospital team. She is ...

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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. Dr. Madison Nordaune enjoys helping families with all their canine and feline health care needs. A more detailed bio will be added soon.

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. Timothy Krienke

Dr. Tim is currently enjoying his retirement. His clients and the staff who had the pleasure of wor...

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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. I am an active member of the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA) and the American Veterinary Medical Association. I have also spent several terms serving on the boards at the MVMA, Animal Emergency Clinic, Veterinary Hospital Association, and the Humane Society, of which I served one term as President. I live in Shoreview enjoying a newly empty-nester lifestyle with my wife, 2 cats and dog. In my spare time I also enjoy golfing and spending time with my wife and three children.

Jenn H.

Certified Veterinary Technician / Office Manager
Jenn has been with us since December of 2014...

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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 sc...

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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...

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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 unpre...

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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.

Cassandra T.

Veterinary Assistant
Cassandra joined the Rice Pet Clinic team in 2019. She is currently a s...

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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!

Paige W.

Veterinary Assistant
Paige joined the Rice Pet Clinic team in 2020. She graduated form Oklaho...

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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.

Trina P.

Veterinary Assistant
Trina started at Rice Pet Clinic in August of 2020. She has had a passi...

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Trina P.

Veterinary Assistant
Trina started at Rice Pet Clinic in August of 2020. She has had a passion for animals since she was a kid. Trina had graduated with an Animal Science degree at Century College in 2013 and has worked with a variety of animals (such as dogs, mini goats, chinchillas, ferrets, hamsters and turtles). When Trina worked at a dog hotel she got great experience with dealing with animal behavior and initial aspects of animal welfare. Which made her very interested in looking to pursue a career in the veterinary field. At this time, she has been looking into her options to go back to school for a degree for veterinary technology and is highly interested in making an advancement to working in a zoo setting. Her favorite things and activities are drinking coffee, listening to music, writing, and makeup stylist. She especially enjoys taking her Rotweiler (Attila) and Chihuahua (Mimi) out for walks. Excited to introduce a new member into her family, Scrumptious her hamster.

Cassie N.

Veterinary Assistant
Cassie had joined the Rice Pet Clinic team in October 2020. Previously ...

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Cassie N.

Veterinary Assistant
Cassie had joined the Rice Pet Clinic team in October 2020. Previously she worked as a cosmetologist but recently has decided that a career change was in order after having the pleasure of working with some exotic species and doing educational speeches. Cassie has had the pleasure of leading snorkel excursions with sharks and stingrays. These experiences are what sparked her interest in veterinary medicine. Animals have always been a passion that is near and dear to her heart. Outside of work she loves spending time with her dog Riker and Mellie.