Meet the Team at Eyota Veterinary Clinic

Get to know our veterinary team at Eyota Veterinary Clinic in Eyota, MN! At the heart of our practice is a profound respect for the unique connection you share with your pet. Feel free to learn more about us below.

Eyota Veterinary Clinic - Team

Your Trusted Veterinary Team in Eyota, MN


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Dr. Aliyyah Noel
Dr. Noel provides companion animal and production animal care in Lewiston. She grew up in Faribault, Minnesota, and rode horses and helped on the farms of various family friends growing up. Dr. Noel became interested in production medicine early on during her time in veterinary school. Dr. Noel graduated in May 2022 from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. When not working, Dr. Noel enjoys spending time with friends and family, camping, and hanging out with her horse. She thoroughly enjoys experimenting with new sewing projects and recently began to embroider as well.
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Dr. Ethan Scharmer

Dr. Scharmer grew up on a small hobby farm just outside of Winona, MN with sheep, pigs, and dogs. He was an active member of the local 4-H club where he became interested in veterinary medicine. Ethan graduated from UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine in May of 2023. Outside of work Ethan enjoys swimming, hunting, woodworking, recreational sports, and countless trips to the park with his wife Becca, and 18-month-old daughter Wren.

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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 3 poodles named Percy, Roo, and Charlie, along with three cats; Sassy, Scruffy, and Scamps.
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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. She also has an excited German Shepherd named Herbie. Karen and her husband have 3 young children who enjoy caring for their animals also.
dr. sara hoge
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.


Natalie, Practice Manager

Natalie leads the team as a practice manager at Eyota Veterinary Clinic with her gentle yet firm approach to management. A lover of animals, Natalie cares for 2 dogs, a love bird, and a bearded dragon.


Kayla, Certified Veterinary Technician

Kayla joined Lewiston and Eyota Vet clinics in 2017. She graduated from North Dakota State University with a Bachelor’s in Science degree in veterinary technology. In her spare time, Kayla enjoys reading and hiking in various state parks across the state. Kayla and her husband have a daughter, and border collie named Saige, both keep them very busy!

Jennifer, Veterinary Technician

Jennifer started her career at the practice in October 2021. In her free time, she enjoys camping, horseback riding, fishing, kayaking, and anything else that is in the outdoors. She has a dog named Paisley and a horse named Lilly

Julissa, Veterinary Technician

Julissa joined Eyota Vet Clinic after completing her internship with us. She graduated from Rochester Community Technical College with a Veterinary Technician Degree in the spring of 2023. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, sports- volleyball and kickball, drawing and painting. She shares her home with Bella a Chiweenie, Bruno a lab pit mix, and 5 cats- Angie, Tiger, Shadow, Pelusa, Vaca.

Veterinary Assistants

Guyla, Veterinary Assistant
Guyla joined both Lewiston and Eyota Veterinary Clinics in March of 2023. She is currently enrolled in the Veterinary Technician Program at RCTC in Rochester with graduation scheduled May of 2024. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and watching Netflix. Guyla has 3 dogs; 2 Bluetick coonhounds named Bixby and Zarah and Great Dane named Xena.

Client Service Representatives

Jess, Customer Service Representative

Bio coming soon!

Jenna, Customer Service Representative

Jenna joined both Lewiston and Eyota Veterinary Clinics in May of 2023. She comes to the clinic with an Associates of Applied Science degree from NICC and is continuing her education to become a Veterinary Technician. You will see Jenna both as a receptionist and a veterinary assistant in the clinics. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with friends and family, spending time with her animals, shopping and fishing. Jenna shares her home with 3 dogs- Mas, Butch, and Rosie Mae, 3 cats- Felix, Digit, and Peanut, and 6 chickens.