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Our Veterinary Team

Hi, I am Dr. Danielle Hively. I am a companion animal veterinarian. I attended undergraduate school at Iowa State University and graduated from the University of Minnesota with my Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. I reside in Cologne with my family. I enjoy outdoor activities with my family. My favorite parts of my job are geriatric pet care, dermatology, behavior, and dentistry. 


Hello, I am Dr. Richard Kiekhaefer. I am a large animal veterinarian. I graduated from the Gustavus Adolphus with degrees in Biology and Chemistry and from the University of Minnesota with my Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. I reside in Lester Prairie with my family, which includes my dog Buster.  I enjoy fishing, going to the cabin, traveling and spending as much time as I can with my grandson Harrison. My favorite part of being a vet is never knowing what the day is going to bring, there are always new and interesting things to see and do.


Hi, my name is Dr. Andrew Wilke. I am a large animal veterinarian. I went to St Cloud State University before attending University of Minnesota, where I received my Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. I am originally from Blooming Prairie, MN. My pets include Mufasa and Tailer. I even have a few chickens! I enjoy being outdoors, wood working, and fishing. My favorite part of my job is doing herd checks and talking with dairy producers.
 


Hi, my name is Dr. Jon Hucker. I am a large animal veterinarian. I graduated from Iowa State University with my Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. I am originally from Hopkinton, Iowa. My family includes 2 horses, Rufus and Cid as well a Norbert who is an “extraordinary” feline. I enjoy working with my horses and cooking. I am currently training my youngest horse under saddle. The most enjoyable part of my job is delivering calves and visiting with clients.
 


Hello, I am Dr. Tanya Olson. I am a large animal veterinarian. I graduated from the University of Minnesota with degrees in Animal Science, a minor in Applied Economics and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. I currently reside in Hutchinson, MN with my family that includes Lexi,Lena, and Ollie. I enjoy walking, gardening and working on my husband’s family dairy farm. I own one cow and her name is Belle. My favorite part of the job is seeing cows feeling better after a surgery.

 

Hello, I am Kim Rasmussen. I am a certified veterinary technician. I graduated from Ridgewater College Veterinary Technician Program. I live in Lester Prairie with my family which includes my two dogs, Cooper and Miles. Outside of work, I enjoy playing sports such as volleyball, softball, basketball and fishing. I also have a small herd of Angus cattle. My favorite part of my job is assisting with surgery and client education.
 

Hi, my name is Becca Plamann. I am a certified veterinary technician. I graduated from Ridgewater College Veterinary Technician Program. I am from Hutchinson, MN. My pets are Jack and Blake. Outside of work, I enjoy showing dairy cows, riding bike and listening to music. I had a favorite show cow named Etta Mae, whom I showed for 8 years! At work, I really enjoy getting to know clients and their pets during appointments.