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Reception
Z Jeannie, our lead receptionist has been with Countryside since July of 2009. She enjoys spending time with her children Bailey, Allegra and Rosaire, going to movies, and reading. Jeannie also shares her home with the family pets, Ami and Indy, both dobermans, Emma a great dane, and 3 exotic birds, Gracie, Citrus and Phoenix.
Veterinary Assistant
Becky Wetzel joined Countryside as a veterinary assistant in March of 2015. She has a degree in Animal Science from North Dakota State University. Becky lives on her home farm between Chaska and Waconia. She has a horse named Twister, a dog named Dipstick and half a dozen barn cats. Becky has lots of experience with horses and cattle. When not at countryside you may find her milking cows for friends or helping her dad with field work. She enjoys reading, riding her 4 wheeler, movies and hanging out with friends. She is happy to assist you with any concerns you may have about your pet.
Dog Trainer  
Marie joined Countryside in 2013, growing up in Michigan she has been surrounded by dogs since childhood. Following a passion for training, Marie completed her study with Companion Animal Sciences Institute. Marie has received her certificate in Professional Dog Training and Technology, is a professional member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, a licensed Family Paws presenter, prompting safely for families with dogs, and a licensed Be a Tree presenter, teaching children how to safely act around dogs.

Marie believes training should be fun for both the handler and the dog, building a strong relationship with mutual respect. She promotes responsible dog ownership and strives to provide a professional service to her clients and the community. In her spare time Marie enjoys spending time with her family and her canine family members Sophie and jasmine. Marie also spend time with Jasmine a therapy dog, as a team they visit places such as hospitals and assistant living centers.

Groomer  
Claire's bio to come!
Practice Manager
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Lyle Braun is our friendly, skilled manager at Countryside Vet and Feed. He is also an esteemed agricultural feed specialist. He considers it a great honor to work at Countryside. We have in stock, or can order, feed for almost any species of animal you have. Lyle enjoys the challenge of finding just the right product for each of our clients. Whatever your animal nutrition needs are, we will take care of you!
Summer Intern  

My name is Maria Fumagalli and the Countryside staff has generously taken me under their wing for the summer as an intern. I am currently enrolled at University of Minnesota Twin Cities and will be in my second year of the undergraduate pre-veterinary program. My goal since I was little was to become a veterinarian, and still is today! I plan on working with both small and large animals. I currently own two rats, Igor and Baby, and two cats Batman and Luna. Luna is the beautiful girl with me in the picture that I adopted from Countryside! I am thrilled to be here at Countryside, and I have already learned more than I could of imagined from the wonderful staff!

 

After School Assistant  
My name is Grace Comminsky and I am a senior at Central High School in Norwood Young America. I plan to attend either South Dakota State University, or University of Wisconsin- River Falls next fall majoring in Animal Science. I live on a farm in Hamburg with my parents Maggie and Brian and three horses, an Arabian named Ozzie, a Paint named Wyatt, and a Quarter Horse named Hippi. I am on the Minnesota High School Rodeo team and compete in barrel racing, breakaway roping, team roping, goat tying, reining cow horse, and light rifle shooting. I compete all over the state and sometime all over the country, last year I qualified for Nationals in light rifle shooting and competed in Rock Springs Wyoming. I am also the Vice President of the NYA FFA chapter and compete in horse judging, which I have competed at the State FFA Convention for the last four years. I am very excited to be working at Countryside getting new experiences and gaining important knowledge alongside some great people.

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