Compassionate Health Care for Animals!

Serving the greater Rochester & Eyota area

Eyota Veterinary Clinic | Eyota, MN

Trust Our Dedicated Team to Care for Your Pet

At Eyota Veterinary Clinic, we believe in providing utmost care and exceptional service to our customers. Your pets will be in the hands of dedicated staff who stand by our mission to:

  • Provide high-quality medical care to our patients

  • Provide informed and honest consultations for our clients

  • Provide a compassionate and caring environment through patience, understanding and client education

We Provide Overall Care

Not only do we work towards curing your pet's illness, but also strive to prevent and alleviate pain and suffering in our patients. We help those that cannot help themselves.

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Meet Our Veterinary Team

Dr. Michelle Swenningson

Dr. Swenningson graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. She has been with Eyota Veterinary Clinic for several years providing care for our companion animal patients.  Dr. Swenningson is the proud mother to 2 young children. Her hobbies outside of veterinary medicine include: camping, fishing, and riding ATV's.

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Rachel Dahley

Rachel grew up in Chatfield, MN and graduated from high school there in 2004. From there she attended RCTC for a few years finding the right career path. She then graduated from RCTC with an AAS in Veterinary Technology in May of 2009 and was hired with the Eyota Veterinary Clinic right after an internship here and has been here ever since. She lives in Wykoff, MN with her husband, his 2 children, and 3 kitties (Josie,Roxy, and Curl). Her hobbies include camping, 4-wheeling, kayaking, snowmobiling, and cross stitching.

Dr. Brett Flathers

Dr. Flathers has been with the Lewiston Veterinary Clinic since graduation from veterinary school in 1989.  Dr. Flathers has a strong interest in companion animal medicine and surgery. He also enjoys orthopedics and has completed several continuing education meetings on the topic.  Brett enjoys spending time and traveling with his wife, Laura, and children, Kaitlyn and Ryan. They have 2 poodles named Percy and Roo, along with three cats; Sassy, Scruffy, and Scamps.

Kayla is one of our technicians who joined our team in 2017. She grew up in Chatfield, Minnesota. She graduated from North Dakota State University with her Bachelor’s of Science degree in veterinary technology in the fall of 2016. In her spare time, Kayla enjoys reading, running, and horseback riding. Kayla has three dogs, Autumn, Trixie and Saige. Kayla will be working in both Lewiston and Eyota.

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Dr. Karen Lorch

Dr. Lorch joined Lewiston Veterinary Clinic in 2005. She enjoys small animal medicine, building relationships with clients, large animal preventive medicine, and small ruminant practice. Currently she enjoys working with her family on their hobby farm where they raise Boer and Nubian goats, rabbits, beef cattle, and chickens. Karen and her husband have 3 young children who enjoy caring for their animals also.

Karli Moger

Karli is a veterinary technician that joined our team in 2017.  She will be working with clients and patients in both our Lewiston and Eyota locations.  Karli lives on a dairy farm in Altura and graduated from Rochester Community and Technical College with an associates in applied science for veterinary technician in spring 2017. In her spare time, Karli enjoys showing dairy cattle, riding her horse "Wilma", and photography. She has several four-legged friends on her farm.


Since Jan. 2017, we are under new ownership. We have partnered with Lewiston Veterinary Clinic to continue to provide you and your pets with excellent veterinary care.

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Dr. Sara Hoge

Dr. Hoge will be providing companion animal care in our Eyota location as well as production animal care in Lewiston. Sara grew up in Aitkin, located in central Minnesota, on a 50 head cow/calf beef farm where she became interested in veterinary medicine.  Sara graduated in May 2017 from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. When not working, Sara enjoys being active outdoors including: camping, hiking, running, recreational sports and hunting. She also loves hanging out with her family.

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