Doctor of Veterinary Medicine , (DVM)

All veterinarians at Casselton Veterinary Service, Inc. are licensed to practice in North Dakota and Minnesota. They have all passed rigorous training. In order to become a veterinarian, one must attend an accreditated veterinary medical college and pass a national board exam. In some states, such as North Dakota, the veterinary medical board also requires a state exam. Requirements to attend a veterinary college usually take 2-4 years of college courses at a state university with emphasis on sciences such as chemistry, biology, genetics and zoology. Each of the 25 colleges in the United States, have different requirements. Most classes consist of 25-30 students/year. So it can become fairly competitive to get into vet school.

Our Veterinarians treat a variety of animals including:cows, horses, pigs, dogs, cats, and rabbits. All our veterinarians are trained in treating all these animals, although a few have more training in different species than others, and some see a few more “exotic” animals, such as elk, bison, emus and ferrets.

Licensed Technician , LVT

All our technicians at Casselton Veterinary Service are licensed Veterinary Technicians (LVT) in North Dakota. Each state has different requirements, in North Dakota a candidate must be a graduate of an AVMA accredited Veterinary Technology program (most with BS degrees, some with AS) and must pass a national board exam in order to become licensed. Some states give the technician a license, some use certification and yet in other states, the technician is registered.

All these terms have the same weight or value. While the term “technician” is used even for those without a license, our clinic employs only licensed personnel for technician duties. Those “trained on the job” are called assistants.

If you were to compare Licensed Veterinary Technicians (LVT) to the human/medical field, you would need more than one term to describe their duties. Think of a nurse, lab tech, radiology tech, anesthetist, dental hygenist and surgery prep person all in one as well as beautician, receptionist, medical transcriptionist, and janitor at times. LVT duties include lab work, positioning and taking radiographs, hooking up intraveneous catheters, obtaining blood and urine specimens, giving and monitoring anesthesia, scrubbing for and assisting in surgery, cleaning teeth, preparing prescriptions, giving injections and other medications, monitoring hospitalized patients, getting a physical exam and history on sick patients, client education and restraint when needed. Licensed Veterinary Technicians are able to perform all tasks at a veterinary clinic except:prescribe, diagnose, or perform surgery.


    Veterinarian & Practice Owner

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    Brad Bartholomay , DVM, CVA, CAC

    Veterinarian / Owner

    Dr. Brad Bartholomay graduated from Iowa State University in 1990. He prepared for…
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    Darin Peterson , DVM, CAC

    Veterinarian / Owner

    Dr. Darin Peterson was born and raised on a horse and cattle ranch in Rosholt. S.D., and…
  • Laurie

    Laurie Huckle, DVM, CCRT

    Veterinarian / Owner

    Dr. Laurie Huckle obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Biology and minor in Chemistry from…
  • Mark

    Mark Wieland , DVM

    Veterinarian / Owner

    Dr. Mark Wieland graduated from University of Minnesota in 1980.  His pre-veterinary…
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    Trevor Bjerke, DVM

    Veterinarian / Owner

    Dr. Trevor Bjerke graduated from the University of Minnesota-Crookston in 2000, with a…


  • Molly


    Large Animal Manager

    As one of our Casselton residents, Molly shares her home with her husband Joe and their…
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    Practice Manager

    Shyla is our Practice Manager, and keeps us running smoothly. She has a Bachelor of…

    Licensed Veterinary Technician

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    Abby, LVT

    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Abby received her Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology from North Dakota State…
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    Ashlee, LVT

    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Ashlee received an Associate of Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology from MN…
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    Ashley, LVT

    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Ashley graduated from Globe University in September 2014 with an Associate of Applied…
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    Beth, LVT

    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Beth joined the team November 2014.  She graduated from NDSU with a Bachelor of Science…
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    Deborah, LVT, CCMT

    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Deborah went to school at Argosy University in the Twin Cities and graduated with an…
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    Jennifer, LVT

    Licensed Veterinary Technician

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    Jenny, LVT

    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Jenny lives on a farm outside of Chaffee, ND, with her husband, Tyler, along with her…
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    Kolesa, LVT

    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Kolesa is a Fargo native who joined the Casselton Vet team in 2009. She graduated from…
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    Kristin, LVT

    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Kristin graduated from NDSU with a Bachelor of Science in Veterinary…
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    Krystal, LVT

    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Krystal went to school at NDSU for veterinary technology and graduated May 2014, she has a…
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    Lacey, LVT

    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Lacey graduated from Globe University with an Associate of Applied Science degree in…
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    LaRessa, LVT, CCRA

    Licensed Veterinary Technician, CCRA

    LaRessa and her husband Brad currently live in West Fargo after living in Wisconsin for…
  • Lisa

    Lisa, LVT

    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Lisa graduated from North Dakota State University in 1995 earning her Bachelor of Science…
  • Maribeth

    Maribeth, LVT

    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Maribeth earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Veterinary Technology. …
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    Melanie, LVT

    Licensed Veterinary Technology

    Melanie graduated from Minnesota School of Business, Moorhead, Fall of 2012 with an…
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    Michelle, LVT

    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Michelle graduated from North Dakota State University in May 2006 with a Bachelor of…
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    Natalie, LVT

    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Natalie graduated from the Minnesota School of Business with a degree in Veterinary…
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    Randi, LVT

    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Randi graduated from North Dakota State University with a Bachelors of Science in…
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    Sara, LVT

    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Sara received a Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology from NDSU, along with…
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    Susan, LVT

    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Susan has been a licensed veterinary technician since 1987. She earned her AS degree in…
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    Tammy, LVT, VTS-EVN

    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Tammy attended North Dakota State University earning a Bachelor of…
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    Tara, LVT, ESMT

    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Tara graduated from Globe University in 2013 with an Associates degree in Veterinary…

    Veterinary Technicians

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    Veterinary Technician

    Chelsea graduated from Williston High School in 2012, then graduated NDSU with a…
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    Veterinary Technician

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    Veterinary Technician

    Morgan graduated from Ridgewater College with an Associate of Applied Science degree in…

    Veterinary Assistant

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    Veterinary Assistant

    Brandi graduated from LIdgerwood Public High School in 2001 and from there attended SDSU…
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    Veterinary Assistant

    Eric has been working in Veterinary Medicine for 21 years.  Eric is a Nebraska native;…
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    Veterinary Assistant

    Gabby is originally from Waconia, MN. She is currently living in Wahpeton, ND and…

    Kennel Assistants

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    Kennel Assistant/ Surgery Assistant

    Jordyn is from Casselton, ND.  She graduated from Central Cass (Casselton, ND)  in…
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    Kennel Assistant

    Kalli is attending farrier school this fall which will be followed by a part time…


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    Alyssa lives in rural Leonard, ND with her husband Eric.  They have a miniature…
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    Beth lives in Arthur with her husband, Patrick, and their two daughters, Jessica and…
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    Bev retired a few years ago and got bored, so she took a part-time job here at Casselton…
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    Idey and her husband Ken (of Ken's Heating and Air Conditioning, Casselton) have 12…
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    Judy was raised in Arthur, ND where she graduated Dakota High School.  She then attended…
  • Kari



    Kari grew up in Northern Manitoba before moving to North Dakota in 2000 to attend NDSU.…
  • Becky



    Becky grew up in Northern Minnesota.  She moved to the Fargo area in 1992.  Becky…

    Medical Transcriptionist

  • darcee


    Medical Transcriptionist, Receptionist

    Darcee is our medical transcriptionist and lives in Casselton with her husband Mark, and…