Gene Webster, DVM
Hi! I am Dr. Webster and I purchased the Pine City Animal Hospital from Dr. Russ Troolin in August, 2006. I am from Beavercreek, Ohio, and graduated from The Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, in 1997. Immediately after graduation, I was commissioned as an Army Captain in the Veterinary Corp with an initial assignment at Ft. Lewis in Tacoma Washington. I was the base veterinarian at Ft. Lewis for 2 years at which time I also trained Special Forces soldiers on foreign animal diseases and worked in the human hospital anesthetizing ferrets for the pediatric airway life support class. I was then stationed in Okinawa, Japan, for 4 years and loved it! Not only was it an excellent clinical experience but the scuba diving was breath taking and there is no better place for sushi. When we left Okinawa, I got out of the Army as a Major and went to Detroit, Michigan, to work at the Animal Emergency Center. I really enjoyed the challenge of the cases but found emergency life to be tough on the family and sleep patterns. After a couple years of searching for a practice to buy, we settled here in Pine City.
Pine City has been a great move for myself, wife and 4 kids. We have been very pleased with the education the kids are receiving and their opportunity to participate in sports, music and drama. My wife is an artist. I also enjoy sports photography. Our family loves the outdoors--hiking, camping, rock climbing, skiing, etc. I look forward to meeting you in the clinic.
Marija Radovic, DVM
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 son (Quentin) and our 3 spoiled cats (Dasha, Rocky & Adrian). I also enjoy singing karaoke, camping, fishing and spending time with my family by a large campfire or playing ridiculous board games.
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 2017, I have been employed here for 26 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. I enjoy reading, cooking, and the outdoors; camping, hiking, biking and skiing.
Heather Porath, Certified Veterinary Technician
I grew up in St. Paul, MN and moved to North Branch, MN in 1998. My grandparents have a hobby farm in Center City, so I grew up around farm animals. I've always loved animals and decided to go to school to become a veterinary technician. I graduated with an associates degree from the Minnesota School of Business in the veterinary technology program. I became a certified technician in March of 2013 and was blessed to be hired at the Pine City Animal Hospital in February 2014 as a technician. I have two pets. My dog, Pheobe, is a 6 year old chihuahua/fox terrier mix and my cat, Jr., is a 12 year old grey and white tabby.
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.
Veljko Radovic, Veterinary Technician
Cindy Thiebault, Full Time 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 13 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!
Amorette Scullard, Part Time Receptionist
I started out as a client here at the Pine City Animal Hospital and jumped at the opportunity to join the team in June 2014. I have a true love for dogs and have
worked for & with different rescues in the past. My husband Jake and I have 6 spoiled babies at home, all rescues that we have acquired while fostering. Silvio (my favorite child & love of my life - 10 year old Mini Dachshund), CiCi (5 year old Mini Dachshund), Cocoa (6 year old German Shorthair Pointer), Karly (9 year old Chihuahua/Corgi Cross), Lucy (4 year old Dachshund/Beagle Cross), Murray (3 year old Pitbull Cross). I love making friends with all the adorable pets that come in to the clinic.