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.
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.
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.
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.
Kelsey joined our ECV team in July of 2016 as a Veterinary Assistant and Client Service Representative. After completing veterinary technology classes, she completed an externship at ECV. She recently graduated from the Veterinary Technology program at Argosy University and has passed her board exam to become a Certified Veterinary Technician.
When Kelsey is not at work she is field farming and raising a herd of beef cattle. She can also be found at barrel races and rodeos every weekend running her horses with her fiancé.
Amber joined our team as a Cleaner in 2017, she enjoyed working here so much that became a Veterinary Assistant a short time later. She loves all animals, with a special place in her heart for cats. She fosters and rescues cats in her spare time, enjoys reading fantasy novels, and is a home body. She shares her home with her six cats and one dog, and her and her husband are expecting their first child in January 2019.
Ryan has been an animal advocate all his life, regardless of species. He has a natural affinity for reptiles and amphibians with a special fondness for Tortoises and Turtles having 1 tortoise and 2 turtles himself. Ryan spent his childhood exploring the wildernesses, wading through rivers and ponds, and actively learning about animals of all types. He is a father of 2, and actively encourages his children to love and appreciate nature. Ryan works multiple jobs leaving little time for life outside of work, but regardless has found happiness in working with animals through ECV.
Missy joined East Central Veterinarians as a Customer Service Representative in May 2018. Missy has always had a strong love for all animals, and has always wanted to work at a Veterinary Clinic. Missy lives in Princeton with her husband Scott of 22 years, and her 6 kids, Milo 11 yrs. (Australian cattle dog mix), Bella 11 yrs. (Lab mix), Mikko Koivu 11 yrs. (Orange Tabby), Bindi and Rascal 1 yrs. (Gray & Tan Tabbies) Peanut 2 yrs. (Leopard Gecko) and multiple fish. Missy has been in the Customer Service industry for 24+ years. Some of Missy's hobbies include agate hunting, diamond painting, and spending time with her husband watching their favorite TV shows & her Minnesota Wild Hockey.
Taylor joined the East Central Veterinarian team in August 2018. She completed a Bachelor's degree in Animal and Equine Science at North Dakota State University before returning to her hometown of Cambridge Mn. She always wanted to work with animals and was very excited to acquire a position as a veterinary assistant. Taylor enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, reading and spending time with family. She has a cat named Henri and dog named Cinder. You can find Taylor helping clients and their pets at both our Mora and Cambridge locations.
Sam is a certified veterinary technician with a Bachelor's degree in Animal science from the University of Minnesota. Sam has always had a passion for animals, large and small and has known that she wanted to be in veterinary medicine since she was little. She completed her veterinary technology degree in 2015 and started out as a Large Animal technician at the University of Minnesota's Large Animal Hospital and Leatherdale Equine Center. Sam left the large animal world and joined our team in September 2018. Sam and her husband, Rocky, live in Princeton with their dog, two cats, and 5 horses. When not at work, Sam likes to spend time playing outdoors, enjoying many activities such as camping, fishing, shooting, and riding four-wheelers. Sam and Rocky also spend a lot of free time with their horses trail riding, competing in cattle sorting and barrel racing, and can also be found riding in the parades with the Isanti County Sheriff's Mounted Patrol.