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.

Liz, Veterinary Technician

Bio coming soon.

Jessica, Veterinary Technician

Bio coming soon.

Kelly, Veterinary Technician

Bio coming soon.

Nikki, Veterinary Technician

Bio coming soon.