Meet Our Team

Spring Valley Veterinary Clinic provides expert veterinary services for pets and farm animals in Spring Valley, MN. Also serving Rochester, MN and Stewartville, MN and surrounding areas. Our Doctors, receptionists and technicians are animal lovers who will provide the most compassionate care for your pets and livestock.

Contact Spring Valley Veterinary Clinic today at 507-346-2734 to schedule your appointment, or browse our website for more information about our pet care or farm animal care.



  • Dr. Katie Gehling DVM
    DVM

    Dr. Katie Gehling is now the owner of Spring Valley Veterinary Clinic, she has been with the practice since 2016. She is originally from Hastings, MN and attended the University of Wisconsin-River Falls prior to veterinary school. She graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. Katie lives in Leroy, Mn with her husband and two kids. She enjoys spending most of her free time with her family gardening, fishing, and camping. Her veterinary emphasis is companion animal and has developed a unique appreciation and love for the challenges of surgery.

  • Dr. James Parker DVM
    DVM

     Dr. Charles Parker which is Dr. Jim Parker's father established the Spring Valley Veterinary Clinic in 1956. Dr. Jim Parker joined Dr. Charlie in 1976 and has worked in the clinic since. Dr. Jim was owner of the clinic up to January 2019. Jim has become part time as first of the year and focuses on small animals here in the clinic. Jim is married to Kay and they have 3 sons. Jim enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine. When Jim is not working, he enjoys the outdoors, golfing, and being a grandpa.

  • Wendy Jax
    Technician Assistant and Office Manager

    Wendy is from Brownsdale MN where she was an independent contractor for 23 years in Mower County. She started part-time at the Spring Valley Vet Clinic in June 2017 and became full-time in November 2017. She currently lives in Austin MN and has been the owner of Jax Farm Nigerian Dwarfs for over 15 years. At the clinic, she enjoys working with the wide variety of patients our clinic sees. She enjoys working in the garden and spending time with her kids and grandchildren. We are glad to have her join our practice with her bubbly attitude and empathy towards our patients.

  • Makayla Morgan
    Veterinary Technician

    Makayla is from Racine Minnesota and graduated RCTC with a Veterinary Technician degree in 2018. She joined the Spring Valley Veterinary Clinic after graduation in June 2018. The highlights of her work are assisting in any surgeries and having fun while working hard. Away from the clinic she loves spending time with her dogs and hanging out with friends. We have appreciated her hard-working attitude while having a great sense of humor!

  • Matty Schumacher
    Veterinary Technician

    Matty is originally from Seattle. He moved to northern Iowa in 2007 and started working for his local veterinarian with a wide variety of animals to care for. He started with our clinic in September of 2018 and is an asset in every area. Matty enjoys fishing, woodworking, working on cars, and spending time with his wife and family of fur babies. Matty is a kind, gentle guy and we are pleased to have him on our team. 

  • Heidi Therkilsen
    Veterinary Technician

    Heidi is from Fountain, MN and finished her Technician degree in the Spring of 2018. We welcomed Heidi to our clinic in October of 2018. From appointments to surgeries, Heidi benefits us in every area. Heidi is married with a young son. She enjoys drawing animals, walks, and of course spending time with her family. We appreciate the calm, kind nature she brings to the practice.  

  • April Thompson
    Receptionist

    April is from the Fountain, MN area and started with the vet clinic October of 2018. April will most likely be the first smiling face of many that you will see here. April has been a huge addition and will have you checked in, informed, and keep your pets visit on track. April has a passion for horses and loves working with the cows on the dairy farm. In April's off time she enjoys trail riding, driving horses,  and spending time with family.

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Monday:

8:00am

5:00pm

Tuesday:

8:00am

5:00pm

Wednesday:

8:00am

5:00pm

Thursday:

8:00am

5:00pm

Friday:

8:00am

5:00pm

Saturday:

8:00am

1:00pm

Sunday:

Closed

Closed