Meet the Team at Eyota Veterinary Clinic

Get to know the team at our Eyota, MN veterinary clinic. We’re dedicated to providing your pets with state-of-the-art, compassionate veterinary care.

Eyota Veterinary Clinic - Team
dr. brett flathers
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.
dr. karen lorch
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.
dr. sara hoge
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.
dr. sara hoge
Dr. Heidi Woodruff

Dr. Woodruff has practiced as an equine and companion animal veterinarian since 2006. Her clinical interests include surgery and preventative medicine.

In her free time, Dr. Woodruff enjoys driving her retired Standardbred racehorses and miniature horses, gardening, and hiking with her dogs.

dr. sara hoge
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.

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 is one of our veterinary 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 and her husband have a busy border collie named Saige. Kayla will be working in both Lewiston and Eyota.

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