Technicians

Janet Krueger, LVT

Janet is a Licensed Veterinary Technician who has been with Countryside Veterinary Clinic since September of 1989. She enjoys helping and caring for pets and their owners.

Janet is married to Duke, a school teacher, and they have two children, Shannon and Luke. The kids are both in college now so it’s a little quieter at home.  They live on a hobby farm raising many different animals along with honey bees.   Additionally they have:

  • Boomer – a retriever mix that loves to hunt pheasants and geese and go be wherever the family is.
  • 2 cats – Pipper and Woody – that love catnip as their favorite treat.

Janet enjoys outdoor activities such as biking, skiing, snow shoeing, hiking, hunting grouse, bow hunting and camping.

Of course – she loves the Green Bay Packers!


Mindi Koethe, CVT   

Mindi has been employed at Countryside Veterinary Clinic as a Certified Veterinary Technician since March of 1999. She graduated from the Medical Institute of Minnesota with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Veterinary Technology.  She is our Lead Surgery Technician and she does a great job!

Mindi and her husband, Jim, have 2 sons: Joshua and Kyle.  Mindi’s family shares their home with:

  • Lady – is a 6 year old Boston Terrier Mix.  Her nickname is "Rocket Dog" and loves to play fetch.
  • Max – is a 2 year old Great Dane Mix adopted from Coco’s Heart Dog Rescue.  Max's official title is "Best Dog Ever".  He loves his kids and a favorite activity is chasing Lady.
  • Jozee -  is a 13 year old Domestic Shorthair cat with poydactyl feet (extra toes).  She used to be rather aloof with people now, but now is learning they are nice and can pet her!
  • Little Man – is a 12 year old Domestic Shorthair cat.  He is the “Best Kitty Ever”! He is excellent with Mindi’s small children and tolerant of anything they do to him. And he loves his momma!
  • Hayley - is a 1 year old Domestic Shorthair cat.  She loves "her Josh" and playing with Timber.
  • Timber - is a year old Domestic Shorthair cat.  He loves "his Kyle" and playing with Hayley.
  • Hopper - is a 4 year old Mini Lop Rabbit - he is super sweet and gets to "hop" anywhere in the basement.
  • Bullet - is a 25 year old pony - he loves his kids. The neighbor girl says he looks like a unicorn!

Amidst the busy family and pets - Mindi enjoys camping, cooking, gardening, snowmobiling, hiking, and spending as much with her family as she can.  Making family memories is very important!  Mindi cheers on the Wisconsin Badgers and the Green Bay Packers along with the Nebraska Corn Huskers.


Beth Renstrom, CVT

Beth joined the Countryside staff in April of 2005. She graduated from Argosy University in October of 2002 and is a Certified Veterinary Technician.

Beth shares her home with her Irish Wolfhounds, a senior schnauzer, senior rescue Cocker Spaniel, and a rescue dove.

In her spare time, Beth spends a lot of time with her dogs.  She takes daily walks with them in the country at various places and loves photographing them and nature.

Beth competes in some dog shows and lure coursing with her Irish Wolfhounds along with many educational and community events each year.  She sits on the board and maintains the website for the local Northstar Irish Wolfhound Club along with coordinating their fun and educational events for members and those interested in the breed.


Alisha Haglund, CVT    

Alisha is one of our Certified Veterinary Technicians, and became a member of the Countryside Veterinary Clinic staff in 2006. Alisha lives with her son, Aven, and her pets:

  • Brenna – a Chihuahua that can be found curled up under any blanket
  • Bregetta – a gray Domestic Longhair cat that is very adventurous – she is always into something!
  • Brooklyn – a tortoiseshell Domestic Shorthair cat that is playful and affectionate – very independent and a “food hog”

Alisha enjoys spending time with her family, watching movies, spending time outside, going for walks, playing sports with Aven, exploring states parts and reading.  Alisha also loves to volunteer her time fostering pets for Coco’s Heart Dog Rescue.

Go Vikings! – even when the rest of my family is in Green and Yellow.


Katrina Hunton, CVT

Katrina brings many years of experience and skills. Katrina currently resides with her husband Nathan and son Matthew (who is absolutely adorable).

Like the rest of the staff, Katrina has beloved:

  • Zane & Tink: mixed breed dogs
  • Pooky: brown tabby cat

Camping, fishing, playing video games, and watching movies are some of Katrina’s favorite things to do.  Her favorite football team is THE GREEN BAY PACKERS!


Jennifer Guzzetta, CVT

Jennifer joins our staff as a Certified Veterinary Technician. Jennifer lives with her husband, Dominic, and her household of pets.

Those pets include: 

  • Mocha: a 4yr old mixed breed (Husky, Lab, Jindo, and Boxer)
  • Ripley: 7 month old black British Labrador, bird dog
  • Oliver & Schnicklefritz: two male domestic shorthair cats

She enjoys training her dogs, particularly in tricks & nose works. Some of her new goals in training includes shed hunting.

Jennifer is an alumna of UW-Stout with a B.S. in Applied Mathematics & Computer Science. She also has an A.A.S. in Veterinary Technology from Globe University. Work experience includes interning at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of MN, Critical Care Tech at a research facility, and a CVT at a local veterinary clinic.

Fortunately, she is a big Packers fan. She also follows the MN Wild, MN Twins and the WI Brewers.

On her downtime, she enjoys hunting deer, small game, and upland bird. She also enjoys fishing, playing piano, reading, gardening, skiing, and volunteering. Jennifer is an Alumna Adviser for the Delta Zeta Sorority at UW-Stout, volunteers at the Animal Humane Society of MN; particularly the Walk for Animals. She spends time at the Children's Hospital: Prenatal/NICU, and St. Joseph's Church in Amery, WI.

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

7:00 AM

5:30 PM

Tuesday:

7:00 AM

5:30 PM

Wednesday:

7:00 AM

7:00 PM

Thursday:

7:00 AM

5:30 PM

Friday:

7:00 AM

5:30 PM

Saturday:

7:00 AM

1:00 PM

Sunday:

Closed

Closed

Location

Find us on the map

Testimonial

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "I have taken my pets (dogs) and cat for the last 12 years to Countryside. Everyone in the place shows concern and caring for my pets well being. They have proven to me over and over that they deserve my loyalty."
    David L. New Richmond, WI

Featured Articles

Read about interesting topics

  • What to Do If Your Pet is Stung

    Don't get us wrong, we love the bees! But we don't love when our pets get stung. Follow our tips to treat and prevent bee stings on your furry best friend. ...

    Read More
  • Tips for Traveling With Your Pet

    Do you dread hitting the road with your pet? These tips may make the trip more comfortable and enjoyable for you both. ...

    Read More
  • 6 Questions to Ask At Your Senior Pet's Next Check Up

    Want to keep your senior pet healthy and happy? Ask these six questions at your pet's next check up. ...

    Read More
  • Why the Controversy About Pet Vaccinations?

    As with anything, pet vaccinations can be too much of a good thing. Similar to parents who are learning more about vaccinations for children, veterinarians and pet owners alike are beginning to question some of the standard wisdom when it comes to protecting pets. There are certain fatal diseases against ...

    Read More
  • Pet Clothes: A Fashion Statement or a Necessity?

    There is nothing cuter than a pet in a colorful sweater, but do our furry friends really need to wear clothing? Although clothing is not a necessity for every pet, some animals benefit from a little extra protection during cold or damp days. Others enjoy wearing festive clothing during holidays or other ...

    Read More
  • Introducing a New Pet to Your Current Ones

    Pet Proofing Your Home Introducing your new pet to your current one is only a single part of the equation relating to taking a new pet home. You also have to make sure your new pet is comfortable in your home, which is a foreign environment to the animal. Like humans, animals can experience high levels ...

    Read More
  • Put Some Teeth Into Your Pet’s Dental Care

    According to the American Animal Hospital Association, nearly two-thirds of pets suffer from dental problems because their owners do not provide dental care for them. Imagine what would happen to your own teeth if they were never brushed or examined by a dentist. The same thing can happen with your pet’s ...

    Read More
  • Managing Pet Allergies in Kids

    Are you concerned that your child's allergies may mean that you will have to give up your pet? Although rehoming a pet may be necessary if allergies are severe, most children can live with pets if you are willing to make a few changes. The Problem About three in 10 people who have allergies are allergic ...

    Read More
  • Euthanasia: Saying Goodbye

    It's not easy to say goodbye to cherished pets, even those that have lived long, happy lives. Although you may hate the thought of life without your pet, euthanasia can be the kindest decision you can make when your friend is suffering. Making the Decision If your pet has been seriously injured in a ...

    Read More
  • Is a Wet Nose a Sign of a Healthy Pet?

    Have you ever heard that a wet nose is a sign that your pet is healthy? Although that's often the case, it's not always true. A moist nose can benefit your pet in several ways, but it doesn't necessarily guarantee good health. How Does a Wet Nose Help My Pet? Have you ever been woken at 5 a.m. by a cold, ...

    Read More

Newsletter Signup

Sign up for more articles