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Dr. Anderson, a native of the Morris Area was raised northwest of Morris on what is still a family operated grain and livestock production farm. He received his education at the University of Minnesota Morris and the University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine.
He began practice at the Morris Veterinary Center in 1969 and has been involved in swine, dairy, beef production medicine, surgery and consulting. Companion animal medicine and surgery have always been part of his practice interests.
He is a member of the Academy of Veterinary Practitioners, AASV, AABV, MVMA, AASRP, NCBA, NPP and local food animal production groups.
Aaron Rokey is a native of Kansas, where he grew up raising heifers for the family’s dairy operation. He graduated from Kansas State University as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2004 and joined the Morris Veterinary Center as an associate the same year.
“I am interested in all aspects of livestock and companion animal medicine, so I enjoy the variety our practice offers.” says Aaron.
Dr. Marcia Barck is a 2014 graduate of Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine and received her Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Biology at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN.
Although her background is in small animal medicine, she enjoys working with animals of all shapes and sizes. She tracked mixed animal medicine at Iowa State. Dr. Barck enjoys small town life in Minnesota and is excited to explore more in the Morris area. Some of her veterinary interests include: dentistry, ultrasound, preventative medicine, small ruminants and pocket pets.
When not at the clinic, she enjoys cooking, hiking, camping, canoeing, golfing and reading as well as spending time with her pets. Marcia lives in Morris with her Labrador, Griffin, and rabbit, Ember.
Sarah Granger was born and raised in Morris. She is a UMM alumnus and a 1985 graduate of the Medical Institute of Minnesota’s Veterinary Technology program. After working for several years in private practice and then the Small
Animal Intensive Care Unit at University of MN College of Veterinary Medicine, Sarah returned to the Morris area to join us at the Morris Veterinary Center in 1991.
“I enjoy the diversity of our practice.” Sarah says, “There’s something new to do or learn every day. I feel fortunate to have the chance to use my skills to help our clients and their animals in so many ways, and to have the opportunity to work
with such an exceptional group of veterinarians and staff.”
Sarah has a special interest in animal behavior medicine, and does most of our ultrasound work for livestock carcass traits. She has also been involved with Can Do Canines (formerly Hearing and Service Dogs of MN) for many years as a field trainer, helping to train disabled or hearing impaired clients and their service dogs.
Raised on his family’s crop and livestock farm south of Benson, Jason was active in 4-H and FFA showing beef cattle and hogs. He attended the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and St. Paul for his undergraduate and professional degrees receiving a Bachelor of Veterinary Science, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, and Certificate in Swine Medicine. While in college Jason worked at the Morris Veterinary Center during school breaks to gain experience in a practice setting. Following graduation from veterinary school in the spring of 2009, he worked for three years in a clinic in southeastern Minnesota before returning to the Morris Veterinary Center in the fall of 2012. Although trained to work with the common domestic species of animals, he enjoys production medicine and consulting for beef, dairy, and swine operations. His professional affiliations include memberships with the American Veterinary Medical Association, Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Bovine Practitioners, American Association of Swine Veterinarians, and NMC. Included among his hobbies is maintaining a small, registered herd of Simmental-influenced beef cattle with some of those cattle being exhibited at local, state, and national shows in addition to finding time for golfing, hunting, and snowmobiling.
Megan Koehntop grew up near a small town in western Wisconsin. Finding her love for animals on the small dairy farm that her parents and family operated, she decided to pursue a degree in Veterinary Technology at Ridgewater College in Willmar, MN. After graduation she moved to her husband’s hometown of Morris and was employed at Glacial Ridge Veterinary Clinic in Glenwood for 2 ½ years. Over the summer and fall of 2012 she began to shadow Morris Veterinary Center’s groomer, Janet and in October joined the staff as a certified veterinary technician and groomer.
Cathy Anderson, business manager, grew up on a farm and attended the University of Minnesota. She has previous work experience at the University of Minnesota College of Agriculture, Forestry and Home Economics.
She currently assists her husband, Gene Anderson, with the many facets of running a business and is very active in the community. When not at work she enjoys gardening, traveling and the grandchildren. Her personal mission is advocating for people with mental and physical disabilities.
While growing up on a farm near Morris, Nancy Thorstad’s interest in animals varied from cats and dogs to horses, pigs, chickens and cattle. After high school she graduated from the Medical Laboratory Technician program at the Medical Institute of Minnesota and began working at the Morris Veterinary Center in 1975.
“Veterinary medicine is constantly changing and I enjoy the challenge that presents”, Nancy says.
Nancy and her sister, Judy, like to travel and love the time they spend with their family.
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605 West 5th Street Morris MN 56267