Our Staff

Tara, Practice Manager

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.

Jessica, Veterinary Technician

Bio coming soon.

Kelly, Veterinary Technician

Kelly began her collegiate training to become a technician while still in high school, attending the MN School of Business as a night student.  She graduated with an Associates degree in Veterinary Technology in 2011.  Her veterinary passion initially began with sea life, mainly dolphins, and because she never intends on moving away from the snow she turned her day to day passion towards the furry friends closer to home.  As the oldest in her family Kelly always strives to be a good role model for her family and siblings to follow and creating long lasting bonds with clients is her greatest joy.  Kelly is a go-getter and can be found everywhere in the clinic on a daily basis.  She enjoys surgery, radiology, dentistry and working at the front desk covering for co-workers over lunches. When not bouncing around the clinic Kelly enjoys watching Netflix with her dog named Lily and Stevie, her boyfriend and family, being outdoors, camping, fishing and eating pasta… but not all at the same time.

Nikki, Veterinary Technician

Being a good listener is one of Nikki’s go-to talents when it comes to working with clients and their furry friends.  She once listened to a little boy tell his story of why they were at the vet clinic that day:  He tried to flush his cat down the toilet.  This is all in a days work for Nikki, a graduate of the Medical Institute of Minnesota, now known as Argosy University, as she enjoys helping animals and their people.  Ask her anything… really… she’s used to lots of questions as a mom of a single and triplets. Her passion is client education and helping owners take care of their pets with quality medications and supplements and Laser therapy, her specialty.  Ask her how it can help your pet.  When not being Mom Nikki enjoys time with husband Josh, Molly their Springer Lab mix and half Arabian horse named Champ… oh and the kids of course: Harley, Dylan, Brody, and Hailey.