Veterinary Assistants

  • Marlene

    Marlene moved from upstate NY to ND in 2007. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband (Paul), family, and her 2 granddaughters( Annie Jean & Jailee Ann). She also likes to work cattle and spend time with her many animals.

  • Jade

    Jade was born and raised on a small farm and ranch about 17 miles North of Hettinger.  Her family raises cattle and bucket calves, with the help of their two dogs and numerous cats.  She is a graduate of Hettinger High School, class of 2017, and hired on at the WRVC shortly after.  Jade helps out in both the small and large animal portions of the clinic, but really enjoys working with the pussy cats, sheep and cattle.  In her free time, Jade enjoys spending time with her family and friends and working with her own animals.

  • Hattie

    Hattie grew up on the outskirts of Camp Crook, SD and is a 2014 graduate of the Harding County High School.  She graduated from South Dakota State University with a bachelor’s in Animal Science in the spring of 2018 and
    started work at the West River Veterinary Clinic shortly thereafter.  Hattie enjoys working in both the large and
    small animal departments of the clinic.  However, sheep are her favorite to work with, followed by cattle and
    horses.  She currently raises sheep and cattle and has two horses, Spirit and Blizzard.  In addition to spending time with family and friends, Hattie enjoys painting, singing, playing the piano, and cooking

  • Michael

         Michael, originally from Southeast Montana, made her way to West River Vet Clinic after four and a half years working as a graphic designer. Although she does miss graphic design and the journalism industry, her true passion is working with animals and helping farmers and ranchers succeed in agriculture production. She graduated from SDSU with a degree in Agricultural Communications and minors in Animal Science and Equine studies.  Michael keeps busy working mostly with large animal but you may see her working in small animal from time to time. Since joining WRVC in April 2018, she has been able to continue her enthusiasm in marketing by helping with tasks when the need arises and joining the marketing committee.
    Michael enjoys going back to her family ranch when she can, where her welcome home committee of seven dogs, two nieces and plenty well fed barn yard cats all anxiously wait to greet her.  When she’s not working or helping out at home, Michael keeps her creative juices flowing with graphic design work, landscape photography and more recently picked up calligraphy.

  • Danessa

    Bio coming soon