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Meet the Team

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Dr. Thea Fransen

Owner

Dr. Thea is a 2001 graduate of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. In 2003 she joined Dr. Nelson at Companion Animal Hospital, and after Dr. Nelson retired she became the owner of the clinic.  Dr. Thea has 3 children, 2 dogs, 3 cats, and a tortoise.  When she isn't working or watching hockey, she enjoys reading, running, and playing cards. She is pictured here with her sweet boy, Wally.

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Dr. Tiana Lynne

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Lynne grew up in Ottertail, MN attending Perham schools and later NDSU for undergrad.  Dr. Lynne attended St. George's University (Grenada, West Indies) for her first three years of vet school and completed her clinical rotations at the University of Minnesota; earning her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2017.  

Dr. Lynne joined Companion Animal Hospital in July of 2017.  She moved to Elizabeth, MN and enjoys being with family and riding horse.  She has a dog named Kiara (pictured), four cats (Simba, Lucie, Tux and Ninja), two horses (Milkyway and Rosie), and a chinchilla named Nix.  

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Dr. Morgan Young

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Young is a graduate from the Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine in Ames, IA and is originally from Cedar Falls, Iowa.  She relocated and joined Companion Animal Hospital in June of 2021.  She has two sons, Silas and Reece, 2 cats, 1 dog, 2 guinea pigs, 2 leopard geckos, a betta, and 4 chickens. 

She is pictured with our clinic cat, Jake. 

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Jake
The Original Clinic Cat

Jake became part of the clinic team in the fall of 2019.  You may find him greeting clients, napping in the window, or stealing treats. 

 

Next time you find yourself in the clinic ask to see one of his tricks!

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Rebecca Nurse
Clinic Cat #2

Rebecca became part of the clinic team in the fall of 2021.  She is from the Humane Society of Otter Tail County and has a heart concern, but you'd never know it.  

You may find Rebecca observing in the treatment area, napping in the Tech office, or harassing Jake.  

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Amber

Certified Veterinary Technician

Amber is originally from Wahpeton, ND and graduated from Underwood High School.  She is a Vet. Tech. graduate from Ridgewater College.  She joined Companion Animal Hospital in 2006. She says the best part of her job is working with animals and that everyday is different.  She enjoys cross country skiing, quilting/needlepoint, gardening, reading and spending time at the lake.

She is pictured with her dog, T.Rex.  

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Brigitte

Veterinary Technician

Brigitte is originally from Wahpeton and is a Vet. Tech. graduate from Ridgewater College.  She joined Companion Animal Hospital in 2020.  She has two dogs and a cat.  She enjoys traveling, hiking and spending time at the lake.    

She is pictured with her dog, Dakota.

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Grace
Veterinary Technician

Grace is originally from the Fergus Falls area and is a Vet. Tech. graduate from Ridgewater College.  She joined Companion Animal Hospital in 2021.  She says the best part of her job is helping with surgeries.  Grace has two dogs at home.  She enjoys hiking, dog training, riding horse, and hanging out with friends. 

Grace is pictured with her dog, Stella. 

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Jill

Certified Veterinary Technician

Jill was born in Kansas and grew up in Nebraska.  She is graduate of the Veterinary Technology program at NDSU.  She joined Companion Animal Hospital in 2006.  She feels the best part of her job is learning new things and improving her skills for better patient care.  Jill has 2 dogs and 1 cat.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time at the lake, traveling and reading. 

She is pictured with our clinic cat, Jake.

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Sam

Certified Veterinary Technician

Sam is originally from Fergus Falls and lived in Colorado for 10years before moving back to go to NDSU for Veterinary Technology. She joined Companion Animal Hospital in 2016.  She says the best part of her job is getting to know owners and pets over the years they are with us.  Sam has 2 dogs, 1 cat, 2 chinchillas and a bearded dragon named Groot. She enjoys camping, hiking, traveling, and quilting and sewing.  

She is pictured with her Great Dane, Lucy.

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Carly
Certified Veterinary Technician & Client Services

Carly is originally from the Kensington area.  She is a Vet Tech graduate from North Dakota State University.  She joined Companion Animal Hospital in 2022.  She has two Labradors, one cat, and a rabbit.  Carly's favorite part of her job is client education. 

She is pictured with her rabbit, Franklin.

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Darbe

Client Services

Darbe joined Companion Animal Hospital in 2021.  She relocated here from the Chicago area to be closer to family.  She said the best part of her job is "Jake", the clinic cat, and also getting to meet families with their new puppy/kitten and watching them grow up.  Darbe enjoys reading, writing, and spending time outdoors with her dogs.  She has two dogs and a tabby cat at home and is pictured with our clinic cat, Jake. 

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Julie

Client Services

You have likely seen Julie at Companion Animal Hospital for quite awhile.  She has worn many hats around CAH, you will recognize her big smile greeting you at the front desk. Julie says the best part of her job is working with great people and meeting pet owners.  She enjoys walking and getting together with family and friends.  Julie has one cat and one dog at home.  

She is pictured with her dog, Ripley. 

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Angie
Client Services

Angie is originally from the Fergus Falls / Pelican Rapids area.  She joined Companion Animal Hospital in 2022.  Angie says the best part about her job is the animals, of course, and clients and staff.  She enjoys reading, being a mom, riding horse, and going for walks.  She has 4 children along with 2 dogs, 2 cats, 1 lovebird, 28 chickens and 1 horse.  She is pictured with one of her cats, Zeus. 

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Hailey
Veterinary Assistant

Hailey is originally from Detroit Lakes and joined Companion Animal Hospital in 2021.  She is attending school for Business Marketing and Management.  She said the best part of her job is seeing and helping with all the kittens and puppies.  She enjoys reading, fishing, and hanging out with her animals.  She has two dogs, a cat, and 12 chickens at home.  

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Syndney

Veterinary Assistant

Sydney joined Companion Animal Hospital in 2017.  She is studying Veterinary Technology at NDSU.  She is pictured with her cat, Vita.

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Karolyn 

Animal Care

Karolyn joined Companion Animal Hospital in 2021.  She is pictured with a kitten from the Humane Society.  

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