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Meet Our Staff
Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!
Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Pelican Rapids Animal Hospital in Pelican Rapids, MN! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets! Please call us at 218-863-8387 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!
Sara, Practice Manager
Sara and her husband Dan share their home with many fur kids. Stella the intelligent Jack Russell/Westie mix, Trixie the compassionate Golden Retriever, Lotti the mischievous Domestic Shorthair, and Zoey the apprehensive Domestic Shorthair. They also share their farm with Jet the handsome American Paint Horse, Badger the laidback American Quarter Horse, Olaf the adorable Miniature Horse and their loveable Domestic Shorthair felines; Kit Kat, Ee, and Toulouse.
Outside of managing the practice, Sara enjoys spending time competing in Cowboy Mounted Shooting with her husband. She also loves being outdoors, spending time at the lake cabin, fishing, hunting and most of all spending time with family.
Alexis (aka Lexy), Certified Veterinary Technician
To start off, my life has always been - animals are put first. Yours and mine.
During my childhood I grew up in Downer, MN. I spent as much time outside as I could! It was me and my dog. Out on adventures. Getting as dirty as possible (sorry mom).
Right before high school, our family moved to Franklin lake right outside of Pelican Rapids. Which meant more trees, more space and more PETS! I have always grown up with dogs, cats, hamsters & parakeets. We soon added chickens, ducks, geese and a turkey or two.
In my 10th year of high school I finally got a job at Weckwerth Animal Hospital as their first-ever kennel care attendant. Every day, before and after school, I’d faithfully care for boarding, post-surgery and hospitalized patients. On days off from school, I’d work in the clinic, assisting the technicians and doctors. This experience was extremely valuable. It allowed me to realize my calling, what I wanted for a career and I just might be good at it.
I was accepted into the veterinary technician program at Ridgewater College in Willmar, MN in 2001. I completed a 10 week internship at the MN Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Roseville, MN & also a 10 week rotation at the University of MN Veterinary Medical Center. I graduated in 2004 on the Dean’s List and after passing the national and state veterinary technician board exams, I was finally a certified veterinary technician.
I have worked in a couple different clinics since graduating. Each clinic offers continued knowledge and experience with different techniques and procedures. I’m comfortable with large and small animals, including exotics and wildlife.
I’ve made a full circle and in 2013 I have once again returned to Weckwerth Animal Hospital. Now as a lead certified veterinary technician and Inventory Manager.
I spend my time away from work at my home near Franklin Lake. I currently have 2 dogs, 4 cats, 20 chickens (laying hens), 7 ducks, 6 geese, 3 turkeys and 4 guinea hens. Yes! They keep me VERY busy!
Sarah, Certified Veterinary Technician
In 2016, Sarah moved to a farmhouse near Audubon, MN where she resides with her 4 dogs and 2 rescue cats: a Blue Heeler named Diesel, a Great Pyrenese mix named Sadie, a Heeler mix named Luna, a Papillon mix named Ziggy, and two tabby cats named Tig and Tink.
In her free time, Sarah enjoys spending time with her friends and family, being with her pets, and a variety of outdoor activities. She enjoys hunting and fishing, riding four-wheeler, and riding snowmobile in the winter months. Sarah’s areas of special interest include laboratory work, radiology, and client education.
Amanda, Certified Veterinary Technician
While going to school, Amanda worked at Rover’s Playhouse, a daycare and boarding facility for pets. Amanda graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the veterinary technology program at NDSU in June of 2016. She then completed an externship here at Weckwerth Animal Hospital. After completing her externship, she became a valued member of our team.
Amanda has a very friendly disposition with an eagerness to learn new things. She almost always has a smile on her face and loves to see all the incredible pets that come to see us each day. She and her fiancé Jerad share their home with a very spoiled feline rescue, Xena. During her free time Amanda enjoys relaxing at home and spending time with family.
Daidre, Customer Care Representative
I have studied Equine Science with courses in Equine Anatomy, Farrier Science, business management, barn management, and event management at Mstate in Fergus Falls.
I also have extensive training in customer/patient care services that include long term nursing facility, personal banking, certified nursing assistant for the ultrasound department, radio sales advertising specialist, as well as an optometry receptionist.
I have always had a special connection to animals since a very young age, and to this day I have family, friends and strangers who come to me for advice and directions for animal care. I am an advocate for animal rights and protection. I have been known to pick up strays, and injured animals to get them to safety.
I currently live on Lake Lida with my husband Matthew, our daughter Britta, our sons Bryce and Braden. We share our home with 4 dogs, Nala (yellow lab) Theo (chorkie) Dusty and Bindi (long hair chihuahuas) and 3 cats Kali, Ghost and Hope. Prior to moving to the lake we basically had a funny farm that included goats peacocks rabbits chickens ducks horses and potbellied pigs!
In our spare time besides our kids and animals, we are working on our cabin we call Hallaway Hideaway. I also love art in any form from crocheting to painting to interior design and decorating.