Dr. Anna F. Michael Ruelle joined the team at Countryside in October of 2011 and is excited to work with all the long-term and new pet owners that come to our clinic. She has a particular interest in preventative medicine and long-term health of her patients, thus she particularly enjoys dentistry, nutrition and behavioral veterinary medicine. Dr. Anna also strongly believes in the importance of veterinarians giving back to the community and she is looking forward to getting involved with the Countryside community by hosting free client education seminars and children's animal welfare and dog bite prevention workshops.


Dr. Anna graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and a Masters of Public Health. She joined the team at Countryside in 2011 and she has a commitment to patient care, client communication, and education. She loves to teach and feels that good client education serves as a foundation for an excellent standard of practice here at Countryside.

Dr. Anna is active as a leader in organized veterinary medicine and veterinary education. She is the current President of the MN College of Veterinary Medicine Alumni and Friends Society. She also works with the veterinary school to interview prospective students each year, and she has continued to help develop the curriculum to teach students clinical skills. During her time as a student, she was the President of the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association (SCAVMA). She also organized and participated in many international and domestic veterinary service trips in places like rural Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Native American reservations in the Midwest and South West. During these trips Dr. Anna has helped provide veterinary care such as spaying, neutering, giving vaccinations and mending wounds for pets and livestock that would not receive care otherwise. Dr. Anna is an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association, American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition and the American Veterinary Dental Society. In her spare time Dr. Anna enjoys gardening, outdoor sports and recreation, playing saxophone and spending time at home with her family including her husband Wes, her dog Nica and her two cats, Bailey and Juniper.