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Our Team

Get to know the team behind your pets’ care below!

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.
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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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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.

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Elizabeth, CVT

Elizabeth Lewis started in March 2021 at both the Eyota and Lewiston Veterinary Clinics as a certified vet tech. She enjoys redesigning her camper, cuddling with pets, and taxidermy.

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Kayla, CVT

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.

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Ashley, Vet Tech
Ashley is a veterinary technician who joined our team in 2019 after interning in Lewiston during the summer of 2018. She grew up in Rose Creek, MN and graduated from the Large Animal Veterinary Technician program at NICC in December 2018. In her spare time she likes to read, work on Endro race cars, and spend time with her livestock (show cattle, horses, and goats). She has a dog named Sarge. Ashley will work in both Eyota and Lewiston.
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Andie, CVT

Andie is a veterinary technician who joined our team at the Eyota and Lewiston Veterinary Clinics after interning in the summer of 2018. She grew up in Onamia, a small town located in central Minnesota, and now lives in southwestern WI with her fiancé and their three dogs. Andie graduated from UW-River Falls in the spring of 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science with an emphasis in Veterinary Technology. She also graduated from Rochester Community and Technical College in the spring of 2019 with an associate in applied science for veterinary technology. Outside of work, Andie likes to spend most of her time outside doing activities like hunting, fishing, camping, and playing with the dogs.

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Jennifer, Veterinary Assistant

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

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Tammy, Receptionist
Tammy is our receptionist here in Eyota that joined our team in April of 2021. She grew up in the Byron area and has lived in Eyota for the past 33 years. Tammy and her husband have two grown children, 2 dogs and 2 cats. In her spare time she enjoys camping, traveling and spending time with her family.