Team

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

Brad Bartholomay , DVM, CVA, CAC

Veterinarian / Owner

Dr. Brad Bartholomay graduated from Iowa State University in 1990. He prepared for veterinary school…

Darin Peterson , DVM, CAC

Veterinarian / Owner

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

Laurie Huckle, DVM, CCRT

Veterinarian / Owner

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

Trevor Bjerke, DVM

Veterinarian / Owner

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

Veterinarians

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Dr. Jill Dowdle, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. Dowdle joined our clinic January 2018. She is part of the American Veterinary Medical…
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Dr. Wendy Thill, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. Wendy Thill was born and raised in Bismarck, ND. She received her undergraduate degree…

Jackie Schmid, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. Jackie Schmid grew up on a farm in North Dakota where she always had…

John Reichert , DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. John Reichert graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. He enjoys…

Liz Dalzell, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. Liz Dalzell joined our team in 2017. She practiced emergency medicine before starting here…

Mark Wieland , DVM

Veterinarian

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

Tyler Bengtson, DVM

Veterinarian

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

Management

Molly

Large Animal Manager

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

Shyla

Practice Manager

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

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Abby, LVT

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Abby received her Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology from North Dakota State University. She…
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Amanda, LVT

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Amanda joined our clinic March of 2018. She graduated from NDSU with a Bachelors of…

Ashlee, LVT

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Ashlee joined our team February 2013. She received an Associate of Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology…

Bailey, LVT

Licensed Veterinary Technician

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

Beth, LVT

Licensed Veterinary Technician

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

Britny, LVT

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Britny joined Casselton Veterinary Service in November 2017. Britny graduated MSB college in 2014 with…
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Cindy, LVT

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Cindy grew up in a small town, Erhard, MN where she spent a lot of…

Heather, LVT

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Heather joined our team December 2016. She graduated from NDSU in August 2013 with a…

Jenny, LVT

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Jenny lives on a farm outside of Chaffee, ND, with her husband, Tyler and daughter, Kaycie.…

Kristin, LVT

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Kristin joined Casselton Veterinary July 2006. She graduated from NDSU with a Bachelor of Science…

Lacey, LVT

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Lacey graduated from Globe University with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology…

Lisa, LVT

Licensed Veterinary Technician

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

Maribeth, LVT

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Maribeth earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Veterinary Technology. She has 4 children, too many…

Melanie, LVT

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Melanie joined Casselton Veterinary Service March 2013. She graduated from Minnesota School of Business, Moorhead,…

Michelle B., LVT

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Michelle graduated from North Dakota State University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Veterinary Technology.…
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Michelle M., LVT

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Michelle joined our clinic June 2018. Michelle graduated in 2011 from Globe University in Moorhead,…

Morgan, LVT

Licensed Veterinary Technician

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

Natalie, LVT, CCRVN

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Natalie graduated from the Minnesota School of Business with a degree in Veterinary Technology. She…

Paige, LVT

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Paige joined the team in August 2017. She grew up in Fargo, ND. In 2015,…
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Raina, LVT

Veterinary Technician

Raina attended NDSU and graduated in 2009 with a bachelor of science degree in Veterinary…

Randi, LVT

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Randi graduated from North Dakota State University with a Bachelors of Science in Veterinary Technology.…

Sara, LVT

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Sara joined our team November 2012. She received a Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology from NDSU,…

Susan, LVT

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Susan has been a licensed veterinary technician since 1987. She earned her AS degree in…

Tammy, LVT, VTS-EVN

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Tammy attended North Dakota State University earning a Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology with…

Veterinary Technicians

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Aren

Veterinary Technicians

Aren graduated from NDSU in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology and…

Jennifer

Veterinary Technician

Jennifer joined Casselton Veterinary May 2018. She graduated from NDSU for Veterinary Technology with large…
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Kaycee

Veterinary Technician

Kaycee will be graduating from North Dakota State University with a bachelor of science in…

Veterinary Assistant

Brandi

Veterinary Assistant

Brandi is originally from Lidgerwood, ND. She attended SDSU for Animal Science, NDSCS for Business…

Candice

Veterinary Assistant

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

Casey

Veterinary Assistant

Casey is currently attending NDSU for Veterinary Technology. Casey has many pets including barn cats,…

Dena

Receptionist/ Veterinary Assistant

Dena graduated in 2014 from NDSU with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science and…

Jenessa

Veterinary Assistant

Jenessa joined our team June, 2017. She is originally from Valley City, ND, but she…
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Jocelyn

Veterinary Assistant

Jocelyn is currently attending NDSU for a bachelor of science in animal science with plans…

Kelly

Veterinary Assistant

Kelly is currently going to school for Veterinary Technology through Penn Foster. Kelly and her…
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Miranda A.

Veterinary Assistant

Miranda joined our clinic in August 2018. She graduated from YavaPai College, Arizona with a…

Miranda E.

Veterinary Assistant

Miranda started in January 2018, shortly after graduating from NDSU in December 2017 with a…

Sarah

Veterinary Assistant

Sarah joined Casselton Veterinary July 2017. She is originally from Northern Minnesota, she moved to…

Receptionists

Allie

Receptionist

Allie joined our team March 2015. Allie lives in rural Leonard, ND with her husband,…
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Amelia

Receptionist

Amelia is currently living in Fargo, ND.  She is originally from Winona, MN.  She is attending…

Beth

Receptionist

Beth joined our team July 2009. Beth lives in Arthur with her husband, Patrick.  They…

Bev

Receptionist

Bev retired a few years ago and got bored, so she took a part-time job…

Dena

Receptionist/ Veterinary Assistant

Dena graduated in 2014 from NDSU with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science and…

Judy

Receptionist

Judy started working at CVS in April 2007.Judy was raised in Arthur, ND where she…

Kari

Receptionist

Kari grew up in Northern Manitoba before moving to North Dakota in 2000 to attend…

Phynix

Receptionists

Phynix joined the CVS team September 2018. She lives in Fargo with her husband and…

Medical Transcriptionist

Darcee

Medical Transcriptionist

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

Clinic Cat

In Memory of Willard

Clinic Cat

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

Ramone

Clinic Cat

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