Meagan Lenz, Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT), recently joined Countryside in March 2012. Graduated from Globe College in 2009 with an AAS degree in Veterinary Technology and became certified in 2010. Since then has worked in small animal practices with special intrests in Dental care and parasite prevention, especially Heartworm.

Meagan lives in Watertown with her Pitbull mix Brody and Tabby Calico Pinot. In her spare times she enjoys motorcycle trips with her boyfriend, raising chickens and selling eggs, trying new restraunts and cooking ideas and spending time with family.



Lona, Certified Veterinary Technician, joined Countryside in December 2012. Graduated with an AAS degree in Veterinary Technology from Minnesota School of Business in 2009 and became certified in 2010. Since then has worked in small animal practices with special interests in dental care and animal behavior.

Lona lives in Hutchinson, MN with her 2 dogs: Sitka and Dudley as well as 7 feline kids. Lona has worked with small animals for over 10 years with previous experience in shelter care and a boarding facility. In her spare time, she enjoys being a foster parent for the Heart of Mn Animal Shelter in Hutchinson, MN. Her hobbies include fishing, spending time with family and get togethers around bonfires.



Bridget Meyer, Certified Veterinary Technician joined Countryside in 2013. She graduated from Ridgewater College in 2012 with a AAS degree in Veterinary Technology and became certified in 2013. Since then she has worked in small animal practice with special interest in anesthesia and radiology.

Bridget lives in Brownton with her son Nathan and cat Smokey. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, scuba diving, and photography.

Heather, Certified Veterinary Technicia, graduated from Argosy University with an AAS in veterinary technology in 2014. She has been with Countryside since January, 2015, and she enjoys coming to work every day and helping owners care for their beloved pets with the highest quality medicine and compassion. She has a particular interest in equine and large animal medicine.

She spends her spare time with family, reading, painting, watching movies, cheering on the Minnesota Wild and riding horses. She shares her home with her Miniature Dachshund, Bandit, and German Shorthaired Pointer, Leroy."


Meg, Vet Tech Intern is in her last quarter at Minnesota School of Business studying veterinary technology and hoping to graduate this December 2015. Prior to studying veterinary technology, she graduated from Winona State University with a bachelors degree in Cell or Molecular Biology.

She has known she wanted to work with animals since she was a small child, but is not exactly sure where that will lead her in the years to come. For now, she would really love to work in clinic as a veterinarian technician as she is thoroughly enjoying the responsibilities and rewards that come with that role. She currently own a Great Pyrenees Golden Retriever mix named Charlie who she adopted four years ago. During her free time, she enjoys the outdoors, volunteering at the MN Zoo, and spending time with her family and friends.


What's the difference between a certified vet tech and a non-certified vet tech?

Certified Veterinary Technicians (CVT) have been certified by the Board to practice veterinary technology in the state. With a minimum of two years of training in addition to a college degree, CVTs have gained an in-depth understanding of veterinary medicine so that they can carry out the orders of the veterinarian. This could include giving customers instructions about caring for their pets, performing laboratory testing, providing nursing care to patients, administrating medication, and assisting the veterinarian with treatment and surgery.