Dr. Jennifer Schurrer joined East Central Veterinarians in February 2015 as the Practice Manager. Dr. Schurrer graduated from the University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. The following year she obtained her Master of Science degree also from the University of Minnesota while conducting swine research. Prior to joining the East Central Veterinarians staff, Dr. Schurrer was the Resident Veterinarian for the Veterinary Technology program at Minnesota School of Business’ Elk River campus. She also worked in small animal practice, where she especially enjoy rehabilitation and ophthalmology. She has a passion for learning and frequently attends veterinary continuing education courses. Dr. Schurrer is currently the chair of the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association Small Animal Continuing Education Committee. This committee helps to provide an opportunity for Minnesota Veterinarians improve their knowledge and skill to care for their patients. Dr. Schurrer shares her home with her husband, daughter, and two Quarter horses. She has a soft spot for all Golden Retrievers. She likes to spend her free time with her family, gardening, cooking, and horseback riding.
Heidi began working at East Central Veterinarians in March of 1996. She received a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science in 1990 and spent a number of years training horses before returning to school. She received an Associate in Applied Science in Veterinary Technology in 1993. She has been working as a Certified Veterinary Technician since.
Jenny grew up living in a state park on the North Shore (where her father was a park manager) which probably led to her love of the outdoors and animals. She has worked in the veterinary field since 1989 and has been with ECV since 2002 working as an assistant and receptionist. Her hobbies include breeding and raising horses, and she has, (in the past) also raised many exotic species. She also enjoys 4 wheeling, gardening, and spending time with her 3 children (including twin daughers who really keep her busy).
Vera has been a receptionist with East Central Veterinarians since May of 1996.
Ginny has the two best jobs in the world! She is an Educational Paraprofessional working with kindergarteners in the morning. Then in the afternoons she becomes a vet assistant here at East Central Veterinarians (since Jan 1999). Then she mixes it all together as the leader of a large 4H club! Ginny loves what she does but when she has 'spare time' she enjoys traveling, deep sea fishing in Mexico with her husband and kids, spending time with her two grand daughters, doing A.l. with the family Angus herd, raising and showing sheep and beef, spending time with friends and reading!
Christine has been a certified Veterinary Technician since 1994, with a specialty in exotic wildlife medicine. She worked for 7 years at an amazing 3000 acre wild animal park in Texas. Christine moved back to home to Minnesota to be closer to family. She was hired by East Central Veterinarians in 2002, quickly learning the differences between wildife and small animal medicine. You can find Christine at the clinic 3 nights a week and a few weekends a month. Her favorite part of small animal medicine is doing lab work and diagnostic tests, as well as learning about the behavior of cats. Outside of work she enjoys in-line skating, kayaking, making things with yarn and hanging out with two precious little girls.
Jen joined the team at East Central Veterinarians in 2001. She graduated from the Medical Institute of Minnesota's Veterinary Technology Program in 2000. At work she has a special interest in Laboratory procedures, surgery and working with puppies, kittens, and their owners. She is a great asset when it comes to behavioral concerns for pets. When she is not at work, she enjoys horseback riding, camping, fishing and spending time with her son.
Tina is a 1994 graduate of MIM (Medical Institute of Minnesota). She has been a technician at ECV since 1996 with special interests in surgery and radiology. She fills her spare time with family, raising and showing rabbits, gardening and being a 4-H leader.
Rebecca is a certified veterinary technician who works at both our Mora and Cambridge offices. She did her veterinary technician internship with us and just couldn’t stay away. In 2010 she completed her training and received her veterinary technician certification. Her interests include emergency care of patients and the occasional fostering of those four-legged creatures that are in need of a temporary home. Outside of work, Rebecca can be found riding her horses or working the great outdoors at their “work in progress” family farm.
Kayla started working at ECV in 2012 when she was in high school. She came in after school and cleaned. Kayla was such an asset to our team that she was asked to stay on and be an assistant after graduation. Kayla is married to her sweetheart, Weylin, June of 2017. She spends much of her time turning their new house into a home. They have two dogs and one cat that share their life.
Kaela is a "Minnesota transplant". She grew up near Seattle, in Poulsbo, WA. Her and her husband moved to MN with their children to be closer to family and the family cabin. She is currently sharing her smile with the folks that come through the front door at ECV. However, she is working on her coursework to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. We are excited that Kaela joined the ECV Team!
Often “quiet as a church mouse”, Kayla easily transitions her role from client service representative to veterinary assistant on a regular basis. She can be found in our Mora or Cambridge location and is always willing to help out. She did her veterinary technician internship with us and has been here since 2014. She finds she has a special place in her heart for cats, but loves all creatures we see at East Central Veterinarians.
Danielle joined the East Central Veterinarians team in October of 2016 as a Customer Service Representative. She enjoys her time at the front desk greeting all of our clients and patients who walk through the door! Danielle attended Anoka Hennepin College leaning towards a degree in Physical Therapy but knew that she wanted to work with animals since she was little. Danielle spends her time outside of the clinic with her Fiancé and 2 boys camping, fishing and 4 wheeling.
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I enjoy being outside on me and my husband’s little funny farm. I like riding my horse and playing with my dogs, Harley and Layla, and also my kitty Oliver. I also enjoy cooking, spending time in my garden and spending time with my family.
Shannon grew up on a farm in Brook Park. She enjoyed the animals and wanted to pursue a job that included animals. After completing veterinary assistant classes she close ECV to do her externship at. After graduating she was hired here as a receptionist until an assistant opening became available. She now works here in many areas and we feel lucky to have her. When not working she loves spending time with her friends and family (including two nieces and four nephews). She is excited to be getting a lab puppy soon.
Taylor told her mom at age 5 that when she grew up she would work with Elephants and Giraffes. Taylor graduated from Anoka High School and then attended Minnesota School of Business to complete her Veterinary Technology degree. Taylor enjoys staying busy and works full-time for ECV and part-time for a local emergency clinic, this does not include elephants and giraffes but she enjoys the variety of patients she gets to see. Taylor hopes to one day get earn her veterinary technician specialty certification in Emergency and Critical Care. In her spare time she loves to snowboard and play softball, enjoys a good nap, and is an avid coffee drinker.
Anytime you walk in our clinic and hear wild and crazy music, you can assume Tanya is working. She joined the clinic in 2014 and is a talented CVT. She can work in any area of our clinic with ease. Tanya is married and has three children. She spends many of her spring and summer days following them with their sports games.
Jen joined ECV in December 2016 after attending the University of Minnesota Crookston. She graduated from Crookston with a B.S. in Animal Science and an Agricultural Business minor in May of 2016. Jen has a passion for farm animals and educating other about agriculture, but also enjoys working with small animals. She now lives in Isanti with her husband Jamie and their dog, two cats, and three guinea pigs. In her free time Jen enjoys working on the family farm with Janie, cooking, gardening, and spending time with family and friends.
Chris became a Certified Veterinary Technician after rescuing a pregnant dog. A graduate of Argosy University in 2006, she has worked in Emergency Medicine and Small Animal Clinics. She enjoys the veterinary interests of pet nutrition management and Canine behavior and has taught Canine Good Citizen and therapy dog classes. Her pet family includes a terrier mix, a deaf Chihuahua and 3 herding dogs which she keeps busy with Agility, Canicross, bikejoring and Treiball. Her cat is a model for her homemade cat beds during craft shows. In her spare time she plays the mandolin and relaxes on two wheels, her bicycle and her Harley.
Jena is a 2016 graduated from University of Minnesota Crookston in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in Equine Science and from Duluth Business University in 2016 with her technology degree. Jena joined East Central Veterinarians in 2018 after moving from Grand Rapids to Milaca. She enjoys spending time on her new funny farm home with her husband, two beautiful girls, three dogs, one cat and four horses. In her spare time she loves hunting, fishing and riding her horses.
Alyssa joined the ECV team in December of 2017 as a Client Service Representative. This is a dream job of hers as she has always had a passion for animals and working with them and their owners! She attended Century College for EMT training and had plans to become a Paramedic- but she decided it wasn't for her and she would rather work with pets after all. Alyssa spends all of her free time with her boyfriend and their two children and 3 dogs, having fun and making memories!