Jade Zastera, Certified Veterinary Technician

I graduated from Ridgewater College in 2012 with a degree in Veterinary Technology and became a Certified Veterinary Technician. I was very excited to begin working at the Pine City Animal Hospital in April 2013. I was born and raised in Pine City and currently live here with my husband Jason and daughter Zoe. We have one cat named Flame and also own a farm where we raise pigs. I enjoy the outdoors, swimming, reading, playing board games and spending time with family. I look forward to meeting and working with new clients and their pets.

Deborah Skalicky, Veterinary Technician

 Having loved animals my whole childhood, I went to school at the U of M – Waseca in the Veterinary Technician program and graduated in 1988. I worked at a zoo in La Crosse, WI and at a Primate Foundation with chimpanzees in Arizona prior to moving to Pine City in the spring of 1990. I began at Twin Pines Veterinary Clinic and worked there for a year before starting here at the clinic in 1991 with Dr. Russ Troolin. I continued on with Dr. Gene Webster when he bought the practice in 2006. As of May 2018, I have been employed here for 28 years. Working with all of our clients and their pets over the years is something that I have truly loved. My husband and I reside here in Pine City and have 3 adult sons and one beautiful granddaughter.  I enjoy reading, cooking, and the outdoors; camping, hiking, biking and skiing.

Lorah Mattson, Veterinary Technician

I graduated from Braham High School in 2010 and Minnesota School of Business in 2013 for veterinary technology.  I have 2 fur babies, Remi, a Shih Tzu Cross, and Brooklyn, a Pomeranian.  In my spare time I like to hang out with family and friends and spoil my 3 nephews and my amazing niece.  I also enjoy hunting and playing team sports; volleyball and softball.


Denise Wirtz, Certified Veterinary Technician

 Cindy Thiebault, Receptionist

I brought home various strays while growing up, so it just seemed natural (or just pure luck!) that I would end up working at an animal hospital. It has been a joy working here for 14 years now. I grew up in Richfield, MN, until my family moved to Blaine in my freshman year of High School. After I was married, we moved into my grandparent’s home in Rock Creek and have been here since 1986. My husband and I have 3 wonderful boys, Brandon, Chris and Andrew and a pet collection that includes my female Toy Poodle named Stevie and our son Brandon’s dog, a Lab/German Shorthair Pointer named Missy who often comes to stay and visit. My little one Stevie rules the house and all dogs that enter!

Sarah Pederson, Office Manager

I grew up here in Pine City, MN, where I graduated from Pine City High School in 2005. After high school, I attended the University of Wisconsin – River Falls, where I studied social work and nursing. When my husband graduated from college, we moved back here to our hometown. I started working at Pine City Animal Hospital in July of 2011, and love that I get to spend my day working with such well-loved pets and their friendly owners.
When I’m not at work, I can most likely be found at home cuddled up watching a good movie with a big bowl of popcorn with my husband, Luke, our two boys, Quentin & Owen and our 3 spoiled cats, Dasha, Rocky & Adrian. I also enjoy singing karaoke, softball, fishing and spending time with my family by a large campfire or playing ridiculous board games.

Brittanie Pearson, Veterinary Technician