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, SD. He…
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    Laurie Huckle, DVM, CCRT

    Veterinarian / Owner

    Dr. Laurie Huckle obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Biology and minor in Chemistry from…
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    Trevor Bjerke, DVM

    Veterinarian / Owner

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


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    David Calderwood , DVM


    Dr. Dave Calderwood graduated from Iowa State University in 1980.  He fulfilled his…
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    Dr. Hannah Kingsley, DVM


    Dr. Hannah Kingsley graduated from St. Andrew's College in North Carolina in 2010 with a…
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    Dr. Jackie Schmid, DVM

    Dr. Jackie Schmid grew up on a farm in North Dakota where she always had a dream of…
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    Dr. Tyler Bengston, DVM


    Dr. Tyler Bengtson was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.  She obtained her…
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    Heather Mitchell, DVM


    Dr. Heather Mitchell is proud Jackrabbit alum having graduated from South Dakota State…
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    John Reichert , DVM


    Dr. John Reichert graduated from the University of Minnesota College…
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    Mark Wieland , DVM


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


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    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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    Audrey, LVT

    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Audrey joined the team in February of 2017. She graduated from Michigan State University…
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    Bailey, LVT

    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Bailey is originally from Vail, CO but now lives in Fargo, ND with her husband, daughter,…
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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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    Courtney, LVT

    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Courtney graduated with her Associates of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology from…
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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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    Kristin, LVT

    Licensed Veterinary Technician

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

    Licensed Veterinary Technician

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

    Licensed Veterinary Technician

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

    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    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 2006 with a Bachelor of Science…
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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 was born and raised in West Casselton.  She Graduated from Central Cass High School…

    Veterinary Technicians

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    Veterinary Technician

    Heather graduated from NDSU in August 2013 with a Bachelors Degree in Veterinary…
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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 is originally from Lidgerwood, ND. She attended SDSU for Animal Science, NDSCS for…
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    Veterinary Assistant

    Candice grew up in Horace, ND and graduated from West Fargo High School in 2007.  She…
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    Veterinary Assistant

    Chelsie is from Duluth, MN but currently resides in Fargo, ND while she attends NDSU for…
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    Veterinary Assistant

    Christina went to Minnesota State Community and Technical College in Fergus Falls for an…
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    Veterinary Assistant

    Gabby is originally from Waconia, MN. She is currently living in Fargo, ND and attending…
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    Kennel Assistant

    Kalli attended Butler Professional Farrier School, located just outside of Chadron, NE, in…
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    Veterinary Assistant

    Sarah is originally from Central Minnesota, she moved to Fargo, ND to pursue her dream…
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    Veterinary Assistant

    Taylor is originally from Minnesota, she moved to Fargo, North Dakota to attend NDSU.  At…


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    Alyssa lives in rural Leonard, ND with her husband Eric.  They have a miniature…
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    Amelia is currently living in Fargo, ND with her fish.  She is originally from Winona,…
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    Ashlyn attended NDSCS and received an Associate Degree in Animal Science.  She is now…
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    Beth lives in Arthur with her husband, Patrick.  They have two grown daughters, Jessica…
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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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    Dena graduated in 2014 from NDSU with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science and Equine…
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    Judy was raised in Arthur, ND where she graduated Dakota High School.  She then attended…
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    Kari grew up in Northern Manitoba before moving to North Dakota in 2000 to attend NDSU.…

    Medical Transcriptionist

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    Medical Transcriptionist

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

    Clinic Cat

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    In Memory of Willard

    Clinic Cat

    Greeter of the equine treatment area, supervisor of the stalls, and the mouse watcher of…
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    Clinic Cat

    Ramone came to us as a scaredy cat! Now you would have no idea because he loves everyone…