Kyle Anderson, DVM
Dr. Kyle Anderson is originally from Prairie Village, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City. He attended Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, where he met his wife, Dr. Rachael Johnson, and received his DVM in 2010. Since he was a young boy, Dr. Anderson has been vacationing in northern Minnesota. When he had the opportunity to work in Crosslake, he jumped at the chance to reside in the Brainerd Lakes Region permanently. Outside of work, Dr. Anderson enjoys fishing and watching sporting events, as well as spending time with his family, their dog, Annie, and cat, Poppy.
Rachael Johnson, DVM
Dr. Rachael Johnson grew up on a farm in rural South Dakota. She attended South Dakota State University and then went on to Kansas State University, where she obtained her DVM in 2009. After two years of working as an associate veterinarian, Dr. Johnson and her husband, Dr. Kyle Anderson, purchased Crosslake Veterinary Hospital in 2011. They have devoted their time to grow Crosslake Veterinary Hospital into a full service facility to meet nearly every patient’s need. Dr. Johnson spends her spare time enjoying the beautiful outdoors Crosslake has to offer with her husband and their two young children.
Mark Johnson, DVM
Dr. Mark Johnson is a 2017 graduate of Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He was born in Minnesota, and moved at a young age to Cherokee, Iowa, located in the northwest corner of the state, where he completed his primary education. He spent the next several years in Ames, IA, for both undergraduate and graduate school. Sports are a passion of his, and he attended many college sporting events, cheering on the Iowa State Cyclones. Dr. Mark has always had a love of the outdoors as well, and especially for the lake life. He spent some time at Crosslake Veterinary Hospital for an externship during veterinary school, and was able to experience the area first hand. When Crosslake Veterinary Hospital decided to expand and add a third veterinarian, Dr. Mark felt both the hospital and the area were a great fit for him. When not at work, Dr. Mark spends his time on the lake or enjoying the many other outdoor activities in the area with his Golden Retriever, Hank.
Tiffany Bosaaen, CVT
Tiffany began her career as a veterinary technician at Crosslake Veterinary Hospital in 2004, after graduating from North Dakota State University. Some of her favorite aspects of being a veterinary technician are surgery, dentistry and nursing care. She loves that fact that every day is a little different from the next. When she is not at work, she is likely to be with her family. They enjoy hunting, fishing and the outdoors in general.
Katie Fergerson, CVT
Katie obtained her Associates in Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology at Minnesota School of Business in Waite Park, MN. She feels the most rewarding part of being a veterinary technician is helping make sick animals feel well again. When not working, Katie likes to spend her time with her husband Joe, outside, hunting or fishing, and spending time with her three cats, Romeo, Eugene and Zoinks, and her two dogs, Fezz and Hyde.
Wendy Schupp, CVT
Wendy graduated from North Dakota State University in 2004 with a Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Technology. She has been in the field for 10 years, but has been a part of the Crosslake Veterinary Hospital team since September of 2013. In her spare time, she enjoys fishing, gardening and watching hockey. Wendy and her husband have two dogs, Casey and Ava.
Nicole Starry, CVT
Nicole is a graduate from Minnesota School of Business in St. Cloud with an Associates in Applied Science Degree in Veterinary Technology. In the years since graduation, Nicole enjoys learning new techniques and procedures within the ever-changing veterinary field. She has a special interest in surgery and assisting doctors with anesthesia, as well as educating clients to better care for their pets. In her free time, Nicole enjoys playing volleyball, 4-wheeling with family and relaxing at home with her two dogs, Charlie and Cooper, and her cats Gilligan and Skipper. Nicole and her husband, Adam, are also delighted to have their first child due in March 2018.
Dennis Daneault, CVT, Practice Manager
Dennis obtained his Associates degree in Veterinary Technology at Northwestern Connecticut College Winsted CT in 2006. While in Connecticut he worked as a veterinary technician, Practice Manager and Operations Director for general practice and a specialty hospital. In the spring of 2017 Dennis and his wife Robin sold their house and moved to Emily, MN. In August of 2017 he joined the Crosslake Veterinary Hospital team. Dennis enjoys working with people and the business aspect of the veterinary field. In his spare time he enjoys gardening, fishing, and camping, spending time with family and their dogs Allie and Emily.
Erika Stienessen, Receptionist
Erika joined the Crosslake Veterinary team in August of 2016. She brings with her more than 16 years of veterinary reception experience. Erika is passionate about what she does and loves interacting with our clients and their pets. She lives with her husband Nick, 2 dogs (Bocephus & Nuala), a kitty (Remy), and a horse (Rigs). In her free time Erika enjoys traveling, gardening, reading, and spending time with family. She also enjoys spending time with her dogs and riding her horse.
Ann St Pierre, Veterinary Assistant
Ann moved to Crosslake in 2012 and joined the practice in November 2017. Ann is a people person and animal lover. She enjoys learning and helping clients take care of their pets. Ann and her husband Joe have raised pigs, and now have chickens, which Kuna, their German Shepherd, helps to protect. Ann enjoys the outdoors, taking advantage of what the seasons have to offer. Whether it’s kayaking, snowshoeing or riding motorcycles, if it is outdoors, she enjoys it. One day, Ann hopes to have a hobby farm complete with chickens, sheep, goats, and horses for Kuna to watch over.
Brittany Sheehan, Veterinary Assistant
Brittany grew up in St. Paul Minnesota and moved to Crosslake in 2015. She is currently attending school at Central Lakes College in Brainerd. Her goal is to continue with her education to become a veterinarian. At this time Brittany has no pets, but she takes full advantage of house sitting for her grandmother’s two dogs. During the winter months she also helps takes care of horses. In her free time Brittany enjoys dancing, watching horror movies and spending time outside in the sunshine.
Nicole Sedivy, Veterinary Assistant
Nikki recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Stout with her Bachelors of Science in Applied Science – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Her goal is to continue her education, and to become a veterinarian. She is working at the hospital this next 2018 -2019 year as an assistant to gain valuable experience while preparing for veterinary school. In her free time, Nikki enjoys running, time on the water, and spending time with family and friends.
Olivia Mellgren, Veterinary Assistant
Olivia is a coming third year veterinary student at the University of Minnesota. She loved working at Crosslake Veterinary Hospital so much in the summer of 2017 that she is back for the summer of 2018. Her and her husband, Sam, live in Minneapolis with two dogs and a cat. Their horse and herd of beef cattle live near Sam's family's farm southwest of the cities. Olivia enjoys spending time with friends and family, running, and horseback riding in her free time.