“My goal is to serve the community while keeping the animals’ best interest in mind. This is what I love to do!”
Jessica is a 2007 graduate of the University of Minnesota. Growing up she was active in 4-H and worked at several horse farms west of the Twin Cities. She is currently a Hennepin County 4-H leader. In her free time she enjoys spending time at her hobby farm with her husband, their children, horses, and dog. She also enjoys riding horses, gardening, and baking. In the beginning of 2022, Jessica became the sole owner of Minnesota Valley Veterinary Services and Arlington Animal Clinic. She spends the majority of her time at our Le Sueur clinic.
Sam Baker, DVM
Sam is a 2022 graduate from Iowa State University. He grew up in Southwestern Minnesota. He is interested in working with both large and small animals. His favorite part about veterinary medicine is the continuous learning opportunities, new advances in medicine, and making connections with clients. In his free time, Sam enjoys camping, canoeing, hiking, and spending time with his girlfriend and their two dogs, Kildee and Friley.
Our Veterinary Technicians:
Kelsey lives with her significant other, Stephen, and their two daughters Willow and Remi. She went to college and obtained her Bachelor’s degree at University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire in Communications and Environmental Science. She has always been passionate about animals and decided to attend Argosy University for Veterinary Technology. She graduated from Argosy in 2014 and immediately passed her boards to be a certified veterinary technician. Kelsey spends most of her time enjoying the company of her family and loves to go up north to the family lake house. Kelsey is our head technician at our Le Sueur clinic.
Anna lives just outside of Glencoe with her husband Tim who farms. She graduated from Ridgewater College in Willmar with associate degree of Veterinary Technology in 2014. She has been working in the veterinary field since 2013 and loves the new challenges and how every day is something new. In her free time, she enjoys shopping, being outside and helping out around the farm. Anna’s “fur kids” include 3 dogs named Ava, Charlie, and Quinn, a cat named Charlotte, a rabbit, 5 fainting goats, and a pony! Clara and Olivia are her "real kids" and Anna is loving being a mother and watching her girls grow. Anna works part time at our Arlington clinic.
Kellee grew up in Green Isle, Minnesota and still resides there after purchasing her family's farm in December of 2020. She completed her veterinary technician degree at Ridgewater college and graduated in 2012. Shortly after she sat for her boards to become a certified veterinary technician. Outside of work she enjoys spending time on her farm with her four horses, her dog, and a handful of cats and chickens. Kellee joined our team in 2021 and works out of our Arlington clinic.
Madison lives on a 4th generation Holstein dairy cow farm outside of Arlington. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin River Falls with a bachelors in Dairy Science in December of 2022. She is very passionate about raising cows. Madison enjoys feeding calves, showing open class cows and training cows. Madison started at the Arlington Animal Clinic as a receptionist in June of 2022, however trained into a veterinary assistant position and is now enrolled into Penn Foster Veterinary Technician online program. Madison and her boyfriend Tyler own a dilute tortie cat named Josie.
Our Office Staff:
Lyle joined our team in April of 2019 as our practice manager. He lives on a farm near Young America with his dog, Odie. Lyle has 12 years of experience with all aspects of veterinary clinic management, and considers it a privilege to be involved with the great doctors and staff at Minnesota Valley Veterinary Services. Outside of MVVS, Lyle enjoys operating Countryside Feed and managing commercial real estate. His favorite animals are sloths. Lyle splits his time between both clinics, Monday through Thursday.
Dani graduated from the veterinary technician program at Ridgewater College in Wilmer in 2009. She has been a certified veterinary technician ever since, spending much of her career with us here at Minnesota Valley Veterinary Services. While still a licensed CVT, Dani has moved into a more managerial role within the clinic. She enjoys showing horses and beef cows with her family, and spending time outside with her husband and dog, Hobbs. Dani works out of our Arlington location primarily and at our Le Sueur location one day a week.
Sally West, Receptionist
Sally graduated in 2005 from the Minnesota School of Business with a degree in veterinary technology. She has worked in several clinics over the past 12 years (including MVVS!). After leaving the profession for a short two years, she has come back to clinic work as one of our receptionists. Sally lives outside of Le Sueur with her husband, Gaylan, on his family's farm. Outside of work, she enjoys gradually updating the farm and spending time with their animals. Sally and her husband have one cat who is affectionately referred to as "Her Majesty" but also care for their two 'niece' dogs next door, Lexi (AKA flexi-lexi) and Boo (AKA the black olive). Sally works full time at our Arlington location.
Lauren lives with her fiancé Michael along with her fur babies Monte and Kiwi in Gaylord. She went to college at SMSU and graduated in 2021 with a degree in Education Studies. Growing up, Lauren was very involved in FFA and 4H where she showed dogs, rabbits and dairy goats. She also trains the 4-H dog project, and specializes in agility. She joined the Arlington Animals Clinic in fall of 2021