Our Team

Our Team

We work hard to maintain an exceptional team and provide comprehensive, state-of-the-art care in a compassionate environment. We’re proud to offer our experience and knowledge to provide your pet with the best possible care.

Veterinarian’s Oath

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Being admitted to the profession of veterinary medicine, I solemnly swear to use my scientific knowledge and skills for the benefit of society through the protection of animal health and welfare, the prevention and relief of animal suffering, the conservation of animal resources, the promotion of public health, and the advancement of medical knowledge.

I will practice my profession conscientiously, with dignity, and in keeping with the principles of veterinary medical ethics.

I accept as a lifelong obligation the continual improvement of my professional knowledge and competence.

Dr. Darin Meulebroeck, DVM

Dr. Darin Meulebroeck

DVM

Dr. Meulebroeck earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003, and is a member of both the American Veterinary Medical Association and the North Dakota Veterinary Medical Association. He is licensed to practice in North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota, and is the attending veterinarian for the University of North Dakota Center for Biomedical Research.

Dr. Jessica Olson, DVM

Dr. Jessica Olson

DVM

Dr. Jessica Olson earned her doctoral degree from Colorado State University. Prior to obtaining her doctorate, she received a bachelor’s degree in animal science from North Dakota State University as an undergrad. Dr. Olson also gained industry experience as an associate veterinarian at the Devils Lake Animal Clinic. She is the proud owner of two dogs, two horses, and one mini mule.

Dr. Pauline Schroeder Amoth, DVM

Dr. Pauline Schroeder Amoth

DVM

Dr. Pauline relocated here from Wisconsin with her beloved cat, Little Grey (AKA Hobo), and her 3 horses: Hawk, a Leopard Appaloosa, and Josie & Diamond, both Percherons.

A graduate of the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Wisconsin in 2001, Dr. Pauline brings a wealth of clinic experience, having worked for the past 18 years as a veterinarian. Her extensive knowledge, attention to detail, and practical approach to animal care make her the perfect addition to GVAH. When not in the office, Dr. Pauline enjoys ice fishing with her husband and riding her horses.

Dr. Dan Burchill, DVM

Dr. Dan Burchill

DVM

Dr. Burchill assists GVAH by referral only, and offers advanced services and equipment for orthopedic and other unique surgical needs. Dr. Burchill previously owned a private veterinary practice for 16 years. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at Iowa State University in 1994, and is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the North Dakota Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Burchill is licensed to practice in North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, and Minnesota.

Desiree Lacher

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Having originally joined GVAH in 2012, Desiree recently returned to our team as a Licensed Vet Tech. She earned her Associate of Applied Science degree from Ridgewater College. When she’s not at the clinic helping to care for clients’ pets, Desiree is surrounded by her own – her dogs Lucy and Charlie, her cats Bernie, Randy, and Ash, and her horses Dakota, Angy, Claire, Tina, Ace, Sonora, and Dancer.

Kendra Dawson

Licensed Veterinary Technician

After earning her Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology from Ridgewater College in Willmar, Minnesota, Kendra joined the GVAH family in August of 2021, and became a Licensed Veterinary Technician in 2022, earning her certificate from Ridgewater. She loves spending time with her boyfriend and all her pets, which include her two cats Mackie and Chester, her chocolate lab Chuck, and her turtle Franklin.

Emily Braun

Veterinary Assistant

A member of the GVAH team since 2020, Emily is studying for her Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology through Penn Foster. At work she assists the veterinarians with essential tasks, such as blood draws and monitoring surgeries. In her free time she enjoys going to the lake and spending time with her family and two cats Bridget and Cholula.

Caitlyn Dion

Veterinary Assitant

Caitlyn joined GVAH in June of 2021 as a part-time Veterinary Assistant. Her duties include customer service and assisting the doctors with appointments, surgeries, and patient care. Outside of work, Caitlyn attends UND for pre-vet studies and likes to spend time with her friends, read books, go to concerts, and care for her Cane Corso Ludo and her cat Sugar. Her favorite part of her job is helping patients stay healthy and watch them grow.

Nathonia Young

Veterinary Assistant

Nathonia assists our veterinarians with caring for the animals that come to see us. Along with earning her bachelor’s degree in Wildlife & Fisheries Management from the University of North Dakota and her experience volunteering at other vet clinics and the Crookston Humane Society, she brings her desire to help animals and is working toward her Veterinary Technician degree. Nathonia also loves caring for her own pets including four dogs, four cats, and a plethora of goats, geese, chickens, ducks, birds, and fish.

Kami Bourbanis

Veterinary Assistant

As a Veterinary Assistant, Kami provides patient care, administers vaccines, and helps maintain a clean and inviting environment at our clinic. She is pursuing her degree online from Penn Foster in her free time, and enjoys caring for her own animals, cats Leo and Leroy and a bearded dragon named Mr. Pickles.

Brianna Young, Receptionist and VA

Brianna Young

Front Office Manager & Veterinary Assistant

Brianna has been part of the GVAH family since 2018. Her responsibilities include managing communication with clients and staff and assisting the veterinarians with all behind-the-scenes tasks. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of North Dakota and brings experience in animal care from her time at a veterinary clinic in Nebraska. Outside of work Brianna enjoys showing and breeding French Bulldogs and spending time with her own Frenchies Zero and Tuvii, German Shepherd Draven, sphynx cat Nigel and Maine Coon Corvin.

Kylie Hudzik

Receptionist

Kylie brings her love of animals to GVAH, having studied animal science at University of Minnesota – Crookston. Some of her favorite things about coming to work are helping her coworkers and clients, and learning something new every day. In her free time, Kylie enjoys reading, working out, and caring for her two cats and two dogs.

What animal expert will be helping my pet and me at the clinic?

DVM

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

A person who is licensed by the board to practice veterinary medicine.

LVT

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Techs who have obtained 2 to 4 years of post-high school education and have an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in veterinary technology. 

VA

Veterinary Assistant

Typically receiving on-the-job training, assistants care for the overall well-being of animals by helping vets and vet technicians with routine care tasks.