Brenda K Thompson  Veterinary Technician                                               Receptionist

Brenda joined our staff in January of 2022 to help with receptionist work.

Brenda is a Faribault native.  She currently does not have any pets but has a great love for dogs, especially Springer Spaniels.

Outside of work, Brenda enjoys, gardening, reading and biking.

Brenda lives at home with her husband Jeff, and has 3 stepchildren and 5 grandchildren.  She enjoys working at FVC and meeting all the animals, extra perk of the job is being able to pet and hug all the dogs. 

Honorary Technician

Ava  Veterinary Technician Assistant

Ava joined our staff in June 2020.  She is currently a high school student, hoping to go to college to become a veterinarian in the future. Ava lives on a hobby farm with three dogs, Sky a Great Pyrenees, Kota - Great Pyrenees mix, and Lucy an Anatolian Shepherd.  She also has a Palomino horse named Misty.  When not in school or working, Ava enjoys riding her horse, canoeing, and going shopping.  Ava started working here at the age of 14 during the pandemic as just a "gopher" running patients back and forth from their vehicles, and has since been able to get more hands on experience with animals, assisting the technicians.


Isabella Ross  Certified Veterinary Technician

After interning at our clinic, Isabella joined our staff in April of 2014.  She graduated from Minnesota School of Business - Rochester, in March of 2014.  Isabel and her husband Jay have two daughters,  Paisley and Addison. She has a Lab named Jack; three cats: Franklin; Gabby; and Alice. Outside of work, Isabella likes to scrapbook, paint, kayak, and spend time with family.  She enjoys working in this field because it is rewarding to see sick patients improve, and loves the diversity of her day to day routine, there is never a same day.

Ashlee Hering  Certified Veterinary Technician

After interning here at the Faribault Veterinary Clinic, Ashlee joined our staff in September of 2012.  She graduated from Minnesota School of Business - Lakeville in the fall of 2012.  Ashlee is a Faribault native, but now lives on a farm with her husband Trent, her son Chase, and daughter McKenzie. They also have two very spoiled dogs, a chihuahua named Bentley and a Papillon named Zoey, in addition to their cat, Sugar.  Ashlee loves the outdoors.  She enjoys hunting, fishing (especially Florida fishing), traveling to new places she's never been before, and spending time with family.  Ashlee loves working as a CVT because of the diversity of the job.  She also loves everything that involves laboratory work, especially drawing the blood.

Rebecca Vail  Licensed Veterinary Technician

Becky has been with us since 2004.  She graduated from the University of Minnesota - Waseca campus in 1992.  Becky has one Retriever: Marco; three cats: Simon, Louie, and  Frodo.  In her spare time, Becky loves gardening, birding, fishing, camping, and especially spending time with her four-legged kids.  She has two daughters and a daughter-in-law. Becky has always had a strong passion for pet loss support and has always believed in the human-animal bond and how special and strong it can be.  Becky loves being the veterinarians' right hand and working together for the benefit of the patient. 

Heidi Stangl  Veterinary Technician

Heidi has been with Faribault Veterinary Clinic since April 2002.  She graduated in 2002 from the Medical Institute of Minnesota.  Heidi is a large & small animal technician.   She has three dogs: Elie, a Chocolate Lab; Maverick a Lab/Golden cross: and Xena a German Shepherd, a few head of cattle and some barn cats. Out side of work, Heidi enjoys spending time with her husband Aaron and three young children: Caitlyn, Preston and Sierra.  She also enjoys fishing, farming, and the outdoors. Heidi loves working here because she loves the interaction with clients and animals.  There is always a different challenge everyday.

Nicole Nelson   Veterinary Technician

Nicole has been with us since 2001.  She graduated from the Medical Institute of Minnesota in 2000.  Nicole is a large animal technician (but helps small animal as well) / office manager / social media director.  She has two dogs, Hailey & Ava; a horse, Aggie; a Mini horse, Gracie; a pony, Sheza; four cats: Baby, Gypsy, Moses, and Shirley;  a tortoise, Alexander; 4 guinea pigs (Skittles, Foxy, Gizmo, & Cosmo) and many chickens.  Nicole became a CVT because she loves animals, even if she's getting kicked, bit, or wrestling down livestock or helping a fractious cat or dog. She loves what she does!  In her spare time, she likes to ride horses, be outdoors, play violin, paint and read.  Nicole and her husband Mike have three little boys, which most of the time act like the rest of her animals, so they fit right into their zoo.

Amy Piper   Veterinary Technician

Amy has been with Faribault Veterinary Clinic since 2005.  She graduated from the Medical Institute of Minnesota in 1997.  Amy has three coonhounds: Ruby, Bandit and Smokey, and a poodle named Scooter. She also has one cat, Frankie, 2 horses and many chickens. 

Outside of work, Amy loves riding horses, hiking, going to concerts, gardening, biking and having picnics with her family. Amy is married with 3 young children

Meet Our Technicians & Staff

A veterinary technician is to a veterinarian what a nurse is to a doctor---indispensable.  They are responsible for the care of in-hospital patients.  They are client educators, surgical nurses, phlebotomists, x-ray and dental technicians. They maintain the surgery and treatment rooms, laboratory and pharmacy.  A certified veterinary technician (CVT) has completed a two-year program from an accredited college and has successfully passed a state and national board certification exam.

Korrine Reitfort  Certified Veterinary Technician

Korrine started working for the Faribault Veterinary Clinic in 1993. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Waseca in 1983. Korrine loved seeing the joy a new puppy or kitten would bring to the faces of pet parents and their children, and loved being able to learn something new everyday.

Lindsey Frandrup  Veterinary Technician

Lindsey joined our staff May of 2018.  She graduated from the University of River Falls in 2008.

Lindsey has five Golden Retrievers, Rambler, Drifter, Misfit, Rocky, and Tramper, she also has 3 paint horses; Ruger, Jynx, Hitch, and a Quarter horse named Deya.

Lindsey loves to hunt, fish, camp, and travel. .

She has farmed all of her life, and has milked cows the past 24 plus years. When she's not working at the vet clinic, she stays busy training horses and breeding her Golden Retrievers. Lindsey loves this line of work because she has always had a large part of her life dealing with animals, so it is the perfect fit for her!