COVID-19 What You Need To Know

We are dedicated to providing excellent health care for your family pets and livestock. During this Coronavirus pandemic, we are planning to continue being here for your veterinary service. There are some steps that we are taking to ensure the safety of our veterinary team, clients and patients.

1. Any employee who has any symptoms will be staying home from work and getting tested for coronavirus when appropriate.

2. We are working hard to continue good sanitation and disinfection protocols within our building

3. We are being very diligent about routine hand washing for all employees and also our clients.

4. We ask any person who has concerns about entering our building or who may be exposed or carrying the virus to call us before coming into building. We can assist you by coming to your vehicle and helping with your animal or delivering pet medications/ foods to your vehicle.

5. We have an online pharmacy for your pets needs. They will deliver to your home so you can continue your pets medicines, foods, heartworm and flea & tick preventives without having to pick up at the clinic.

Our Team

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

Eyota Veterinary Clinic - Team
dr. michelle swenningson
Dr. Michelle Swenningson

Dr. Michelle 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.

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.
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.

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.

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.

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.
Karli, Vet Tech
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.
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.

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.
Sabrina, Vet Assistant

Sabrina joined our team in October 2020 as a client service representative. She works at both the Eyota and Lewiston Veterinary Clinics. will be assisting with appointments, lab work, and surgery preparation. In her spare time, Sabrina enjoys reading, fishing, and ATV riding with her husband and daughter Kaydence. Her family has a black and white kitty named Junior!