Meet The Team

Meet The Team

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.

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.  

Dr. Morgan Young

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Young is a graduate from Iowa State and joined Companion Animal Hospital in June of 2021.  She is pictured here with our clinic cat, Jake. 

Jake

The 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!

Amber

Certified Veterinary Technician

Amber is Vet. Tech. graduate from Ridgewater College.  She joined Companion Animal Hospital in 2006. 

She is pictured with her dog, T.Rex.  

Brigitte

Veterinary Technician

Brigitte is a Vet. Tech. graduate from Rigewater College.  She joined Companion Animal Hospital in 2020. 

She is pictured with her cat, Charles.

Jill

Certified Veterinary Technician

Jill is a Vet. Tech. graduate from North Dakota State University. She joined Companion Animal Hospital in 2006.  Jill has 2 dogs, 1 cat, and a small flock of chickens.

She is pictured with our clinic cat, Jake.

Sam

Certified Veterinary Technician

Sam is a Vet. Tech. graduate from North Dakota State University. She joined Companion Animal Hospital in 2016.  Sam has 2 dogs, 2 cats, and 2 chinchillas. 

She is pictured with her Great Dane, Lucy.

Sierra

Certified Veterinary Technician

Sierra is a Vet. Tech. graduate from Ridgewater College.  She joined Companion Animal Hospital in 2021. 

She is pictured with her dog, Flynn.

Darbe joined Companion Animal Hospital in 2021.  She is pictured with our clinic cat, Jake. 

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.  She is pictured with her dog, Ripley. 

Sabrina
Client Services

Sabrina joined Companion Animal in 2019.  She has two dogs and two cats.  She is pictured with our clinic cat, Jake.

Darbe

Client Services

Julie

Client Services

Syndney

Veterinary Assistant

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

Natalie

Animal Care

Natalie has been an animal care assistant since April of 2017.  Her favorite parts of the job are  walking the big dogs and playing with the cats.  She is pictured here with her Boxer, Wally.

Karolyn 

Animal Care

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