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

    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. Amy Webb
    DVM

     Dr. Amy Webb joined the clinic in June 2019. She is originally from Georgia and now resides in Rochester, MN with her husband and her many pets. Dr. Webb has a passion for exotic animals and anatomical pathology. Dr. Webb brings a new level of caring to the clinic along with her great sense of humor and love for all animals. She enjoys the outdoors, meeting new people, and exploring all Minnesota has to offer. We are very excited to have her as a part of our team. 

  • Wendy Jax
    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 loves working in her garden and spending time with her kids and grandchildren. We are glad to have her in our practice with her bubbly attitude and empathy towards our patients.

  • Laurie Bjertness
    Lead Veterinary Technician CVT

    Laurie is from Harmony, MN and joined our clinic in the fall of 2019. Laurie has been a Certified Veterinary Technician for over 30 years and was awarded Vet Tech of the Year in 1990. Laurie provides us with an overwhelming supply of experience along with a high level of knowledge which she implements seamlessly within our clinic to get the job done. She handles all animals and clients with caring hands and the kindness they deserve. Laurie is married and has two lovely twin daughters. She enjoys reading, music, and driving her team of horses. Laurie's laugh is contagious and we are grateful to have her.

  • 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. 

  • Joanna Hansen
    Veterinary Technician Assistant

    Joanna is from Racine, MN and joined our team in the fall of 2019. She started as a kennel worker/cleaner around the clinic. We quickly realized her hard work ethic and love of animals needed to be used elsewhere. She accepted the position of Vet Tech Assistant soon after. Joanna is a very independent, intelligent young lady who always goes above and beyond our expectations. Joanna is aspiring to become a veterinarian. She competes in Tang soo do, loves camping, hiking, and her dog.  She is a breath of fresh air and we are very happy to have her as a part of our staff. 

  • Jenny Kiefer
    Receptionist

    Jenny lives in Leroy, MN and started at our clinic in the fall of 2019. Jenny's friendly attitude is exactly what we were looking for. She is very outgoing, greets everyone with a smile and will make you feel right at home. Jenny is married and a mother of two adorable young sons. She keeps herself busy outside of work with hobbies that include animal photography, horseback riding, camping, fishing and anything outdoors. We are pleased to have her be apart of our clinic. 

  • Karissa Robinson
    Veterinary Technician Assistant

    Karissa is from Stewartville, MN and has worked at the clinic part-time since early 2019. She is currently studying to become a vet tech and will be completed with her studies in the spring of 2020. Karissa is very kind spirited and only has the animals best interests at heart. You will see her in all areas of the clinic helping where needed. Karissa is into snowboarding, soccer, ice fishing and movies. We enjoy her company and are happy she is with us throughout her education. 

  • Sheyenne Hamilton
    Veterinary Technician Assistant

    Sheyenne has worked at the clinic since the summer of 2019 and is also attending college full-time working towards becoming a veterinarian. Sheyenne is a no nonsense type of girl with her level of care set high. You will she her throughout the clinic taking care of business in a swift and gentle manner. Sheyenne enjoys riding horse, drawing and being outdoors. Everyone at the clinic looks forward to the time she spends with us when she has a break from college. 

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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