Our Staff

Julie Sweers, Practice Manager

Julie’s love of animals came from growing up on a farm in Wisconsin along the bank of the Mississippi River.  It wasn’t until she was an adult that her veterinary career began. She is a graduate from The Medical Institute of Minnesota now known as Argosy University located in Eagan, MN.  Her background includes many years as a day practice technician, 7 years as an Emergency Facility On-site Practice Manager and Emergency Technician and 1 year as an adjunct instructor at Argosy University.  Although comfortable in the office her main love has always been the clients and their furry companions. Julie enjoys doing community service and regularly helps with vaccination and microchip clinics for rescue organizations. She feels that it’s her way of giving back for all their support given to her.  When not working Julie enjoys gardening, hobby raising chickens and ducks, Girl Scouts, genealogy, reading and spending quieter moments with her husband, Dr. Sweers, and their 2 children, Jadyn and Tyler and family cat Blackberry.

Julie is a member of:
Veterinary Practice Manager’s Network Southern Chapter.

Tara, Veterinary Technician

The resident “Lab Whisperer” dubbed by one of our veterinarians. Tara has a way about which she handles dogs, not only the fearful and aggressive ones, but all dogs, even the lovers and smoochers.  It comes from her deep love of nature and the great outdoors.   Tara graduated from the Minnesota School of Business – Rochester and earned her AAS degree in Veterinary Technology.  Following her internship she started her career here at Scott Lake Veterinary Center with a passion for all things animal.  She is one of our warrior huntresses and loves to share her skill of cooking.  Tara makes the best venison chili. When Tara isn’t helping a client in need or assisting in surgery she is spending family time with husband Jarod, and sons Jonas and Bryce.  A full house awaits her after a day at work including 3 dogs, Avery, Hoyt, Willow; 2 cats, Bagheera her most recent rescue, Patrick; and a rat named Itty Bitty.

Rachel, Veterinary Technician

Rachel is a new addition to our crew from the referral side of veterinary medicine.  She is a graduate of Ridgewater College in Willmar and passed her VTNE boards on her first attempt!  After completing her internship and a round at a specialty referral hospital Rachel knew she had a preference for high quality care with the ability to make an impact in the lives of her patients.  She joins us with the knowledge and passion to provide the best care possible.  Her background came from growing up on a cattle farm in a small community and her love and experience has blossomed from there.  She looks forward to each new patient and their owner!  When Rachel isn’t working she has a number of interesting hobbies including baking, watching the NBA, wake boarding in the summer and snowboarding in the winter and reading the Harry Potter series of books.  Rachel shares her home life with Dolce a crazy mix of Labrador, husky, and Border collie.

Liz, Veterinary Technician

Bio coming soon.

Carly, Receptionist

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Megan, Technician Assistant / Kennel Attendant

Bio coming soon.

Jessica, Veterinary Technician

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Kelly, Veterinary Technician

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Nikki, Veterinary Technician

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