Denise joined the Countryside Veterinary Clinic team in 2012. Denise and her husband, Arlyn (or Ralph – as we know him!) live in Deer Park with their pets:
- Hunter - is an 11 year old white lab - he is everyone's best friend.
- Bear - is an 8 year old black lab. He is the high jumper in the family and is also the problem child but they love him anyway.
- Macaroni - is an orange cat - he is a fun loving pack rat who loves to eat popcorn!
Other members of her family include Tyler & Mandy (son-in-law and step-daughter) and Brandon (Bud) & Dedee (step-son and significant other).
Denise enjoys going to their cabin in Webster WI and spending time with her family and friends. She loves being outdoors hunting and looking at wildlife. She also golfs on Ladies League during the summer.
Ron joined Countryside Veterinary Clinic in October 2016 as a Veterinary Assistant. Ron has a daughter, Adrianna who is 3 years old.
Ron comes from a military background having been in the Marines for about 9 years and has done 2 tours in Iraq and 2 tours in Afghanistan.
Upon release from the Marines, Ron decided to pursue his love of animals and work in the veterinary world.
Ron is also very active as a volunteer and currently serves as the Commander of VFW Post 10818 in New Richmond.
In his spare time Ron enjoys learning more about photography and shooting videos along with chasing after his daughter who is "fast as lightning"!
His favorite sports teams are the New York Yankees and Giants. Ron is originally from The Bronx but we will work to turn his head toward the green and gold!
Sara joined our team in March of 2017 as a Veterinary Assistant after working with children. Her family is a big part of her life and she gets lots of support from mom and dad: Jean & Ray, sister Teri, and brothers Mark & Tim.
Sara has one dog - Houdini - who is a Bichon/Maltese mutt!
In her spare time, you can find Sara disc golfing, kayaking, watching the latest movies, and bowling. She currently does not have any favorite teams but does enjoy watching sporting events (although we have unfortunately caught her donning Vikings apparel).
Other hobbies include riding horses, drawing, reading and playing the piano.
Kelsey joined us in November 2017. Kelsey grew up and resides with her family on their dairy farm in River Falls.
Currently, she is a student in the Veterinary Technician Program at Dakota County Technical College. She is on track to graduate in December 2018.
She has one cat named Simba. Simba is a very independent cat and will forcefully take cuddles when she's ready.
Outside of work, she loves going to the mall and spending time with her family & boyfriend. She is not an avid sports watcher but does cheer for the Packers!
We are excited to have Kelsey part of our team and we look forward to her growth into a Veterinary Technician.
Todd joined Countryside Veterinary Clinic in November of 2013 as our weekend kennel guy. Since that time Todd has been able to increase his hours with us and is now one of our veterinary assistants. We love having Todd with us! Todd is married to Kim and has 2 daughters along with 2 very large cats (Riot and Scooter) and 2 dogs (Stella and Reese). They have a full household!
In his spare time Todd likes to watch sports (not bowling!) – mostly Packers, Bucks, Badgers and the Brewers. Go WISCONSIN! Todd also does quite a lot of fitness training – biking, weight lifting and he loves to garden. Todd makes AWESOME salsa!
Jenna joined the team immediately following her high school graduation last May and is the daughter of Todd Pastorius. She is currently attending WITC in the nursing program and plans to become an RN - unless we talk her into becoming a veterinarian. She came highly recommended by her dad, Todd. Hmmmmm.
Jenna shares her home with mom and dad, Kim & Todd along with her sister, Jordan. They all share custody of the household pets.
- Stella - a 2 year old black terrier mix who has a mind of her own and who greets everyone with lots of kisses.
- Reese - is also 2 years old and a cream colored terrier mix. He is a shy guy at first but such a loving dog when he gets to know you. Reese was a Coco's Heart rescue that her dad just took home one day to foster and adopted the next!
- Riot & Scooter - are 5 year old Maine Coon cats and seem to be a little on the heavy side. They enjoy spending time outdoors.
In her spare time, Jenna enjoys watching and playing softball along with walking the dogs even though Todd would argue that she really doesn't!
Her favorite teams are the Green Bay Packers, Wisconsin Badgers and the Milwaukee Brewers.