Phone: 218-863-8387


35 1st Avenue NW

Pelican Rapids, MN


Hours (by appointment only):

Mon-Fri: 8 A.M. To 5 P.M.

Saturday: 9 A.M. To 1 P.M.

We are open two Saturdays per month.

Sun: Closed

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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 is originally from Carver, Minnesota. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Science with a minor in Equine Sciences at North Dakota State University. Throughout undergrad she worked at the North Dakota State University Equine Center assisting the barn manager and as an undergraduate research assistant. After graduation Sara started working at the Red River Animal Emergency Clinic in Fargo as a receptionist and went on to become a Certified Veterinary Assistant. January 2016 she became a valued member of our team as a Customer Care Representative and was promoted to Practice Manager September 2016.

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

Sarah is originally from Detroit Lakes, MN. She graduated and received an Associate of Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology from Globe University, Moorhead in 2015. Sarah was hired with us in October of 2014 as a veterinary assistant and later hired on as a Veterinary Technician upon graduation.

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

Amanda is originally from Moorhead, Minnesota but currently lives in Fargo, North Dakota. She attended North Dakota State University, initially majoring in criminal justice; she also took a few classes in the veterinary field. She decided she could not imagine doing anything but working with animals and changed her major to veterinary technology.

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.

Carly, Certified Veterinary Technician

Carly grew up on a dairy farm in Farwell, Minnesota. Growing up with cows, cats and dogs she always knew she wanted to work with animals. Carly graduated from North Dakota State University with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Veterinary Technology in 2014.

She worked as a Licensed Veterinary Technician in Grand Forks, North Dakota for 4 years before moving to the Fergus Falls area to be closer to friends and family. Carly joined our team at Pelican Rapids Animal Hospital as a Certified Veterinary Technician in July of 2018.

Carly and her husband Joe share their home with 2 Labradors; Roxy and Misty, a cat named Casper (a.k.a “Catspurr”) and a rabbit named Franklin that take up most of her free time. She also spends as much time with her friends and family as possible.

Jerry, Veterinary Assistant

Biography coming soon!