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Meet Our Team

Amy Anderson

DVM

Dr. Amy Anderson grew up in Eastern Pennsylvania. Growing up, horses were a big part of her life and she spent a lot of time in the barn. It was at Hilltop Farm, where she developed a strong interest in veterinary medicine. She often assisted the veterinarians working on the farm. She received a bachelor's degree in Animal Bioscience from Penn State University and went on to receive her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Iowa State. Dr. Anderson first practiced as a mixed animal vet in Oaks, ND working on cattle, horses, sheep, dogs, and cats. After moving to Fargo, she became an owner of the West Fargo Animal Hospital in 2008. Amy is married to Anthony "Quinn" Anderson. They live in West Fargo with their two girls, Piper and Paisley. Their menagerie of pets include a French Bulldog named Wally, a cat named Marvin, and 3 Quarter Horses (Geoffrey, Gucci, and Joey). ​

Carrie Summerfield

DVM

Dr. Carrie Summerfield is from Minot, ND. She received her BS in Biology from the University of North Dakota and her DVM from the University of Minnesota. She has practiced at the West Fargo Animal Hospital since 1997 and became an owner in 2008. In 2019 she became certified in Veterinary Medical Acupuncture and is enjoying this additional way to treat her patients. Dr. Summerfield is married to Shawn Stewart and they have 2 children, Jack and Andie, 2 dogs Lulu and Millie, and a cat named Boo. Dr. Summerfield mostly spends her time away from the clinic running to her kids activities. When time allows she also enjoys camping, reading, quilting and other crafts. ​

Melissa Schlader

DVM

Dr. Melissa Schlader is originally from central Iowa. She received her bachelor's degree at the University of Iowa and her DVM from Iowa State University. She has practiced in the Fargo-Moorhead area for 10 years. Dr. Schlader is married to Mark and has 3 children - Gannon, Zoey and Jack. Her furry family includes her cat, Frankie and adopted dog, Ashley. She spends most of her spare time running around her kids, but also enjoys reading and traveling.

Alexandra McCormack

DVM

Dr. Alex McCormack, formerly Dr. Alex Frolek, grew up in Hawley, MN. She received her bachelor’s degree from NDSU in 2013 and then moved to Grand Cayman for her first three years of veterinary school. Her fourth year of vet school was spent doing clinical rotations at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. She has practiced in the Fargo-Moorhead area for five years now. Dr. Alex’s special interests include clinical pathology, feline medicine, and seeing urgent care appointments. She enjoys client education and getting to know clients as well as their furry family members. Dr. Alex married Jeff McCormack in July of 2021. The couple has three cats: Equinox “Nox,” Yeti and Ant.

Dr. Rebecca Michalski

DVM

Dr. Michalski grew up in Virginia and graduated from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017. She has been practicing both on the east coast and in Fargo since graduation. Her special interests include dermatology, nutrition, and multi-modal pain control, and she loves learning more about exotic animals whenever possible! When she’s not at work, Dr. Michalski spends time with her husband and 3 kids, and enjoys a perfect cup of coffee!

Dr. Megan Pedersen

DVM

Dr. Megan Pedersen is from Hankinson, ND. She received her BS in Animal Science from NDSU in 2015. Dr. Pedersen moved to Grenada in the fall of 2015 to pursue her DVM at St. George's for her first 3 years and completed her clinical year at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Pedersen began her veterinary career in 2020 in Wahpeton, ND as a mixed animal practitioner. She joined the West Fargo Animal Hospital team in June of 2022. Dr. Pedersen is married to Jared Pedersen and they just had their first child last fall, Royce. They also have a Pembroke Welsh Corgi named Rudy. Dr. Pedersen mostly spends her time away from the clinic hanging out with her family and friends at their home in rural Colfax, ND. In her downtime away from the clinic she enjoys her time outdoors hanging on her deck or wrangling her husband into her many DIY projects

Beth

AS, LVT, Inventory Manager

Beth grew up in Devils Lake, ND. She graduated with a degree in Veterinary Technology in 2000 while living in the Twin Cities and soon made her home in the FM area. She has been a fixture at West Fargo Animal Hospital since 2003. Beth has recently downsized to 3 cats in her home - Sammy, Rei and Violet and hopes to one day add another dog back into the family. Her special interests include working in the laboratory, working with feline patients and small dogs, practicing a Fear Free approach to veterinary care as well as managing inventory at the hospital.

Christine

BS, LVT, FFCP

Christine is from West Fargo, ND. She graduated from NDSU in 2017 with a Bachelor's degree in Veterinary Technology and two minors in Large Animal Veterinary Technology and Animal Science. She has a black Labrador Retriever named Lettie that is her best friend. In her free time, she enjoys spending time at the lake, baking, painting, doing craft projects and shopping. Christine's special interests include dentistry, supervising the West Fargo Pound and animal behavior - she is also a certified Fear Free Professional!

Ashlyn

​BS, LVT

Ashlyn is from Colfax, ND. She will be graduating in May 2020 from NDSU with a Bachelor's Degree in Veterinary Technology. Her hobbies include anything having to do with horses, hunting, and working on race cars. She has one energetic Springer Spaniel named RugerRoo and one registered Paint named Flash. ​

Kel

BS, LVT

Kel grew up in Bismarck, ND. She graduated from NDSU in 2016 with a degree in Veterinary Technology and a minor in Large Animal. Kel's special interests include surgery, radiology, and exotics. Kel and her husband have 3 pets, a German Shepherd named Ellie and two cats named Mya & Alue.

Casey

BS, LVT

Casey graduated from the NDSU veterinary technology program in 2002. Her passion has always been anything that has to do with animals. After taking some time off from working in the animal emergency realm, she decided she couldn't stay away from being a vet tech any longer. Casey has one goofy, loud, three-legged cat named Hobbie, who keeps her life interesting. Casey's favorite part about being a vet tech is... everything!

Alexis

BS, LVT

Alexis is originally from Edgeley, ND. She graduated from NDSU in 2020 with a degree in Veterinary Technology. Alexis has had an interest in working with animals since she was a very young age. She has two cats named Zuri and Kiwi. Alexis loves doing anything outdoors (running, rollerblading, camping, fishing, swimming). Other interests of hers are drawing, video gaming, and being with friends and family. In the future she would like to go back to school and become a Veterinarian.

Kamie

BS, LVT

Bio coming soon!

Laura

Vet Tech Assistant

Laura is originally from Duluth, MN. She's currently attending NDSU and pursing a bachelor's degree in Veterinary Technology and Animal Science. She hopes to specialize in large animal medicine in the future. Her hobbies include raising dairy goats, hunting, and spending time with friends.

Mikayla

Vet Tech Assistant

Bio coming soon!

Bobbi

Vet Tech Assistant

Bio coming soon!

Maria

Vet Tech Assistant

Bio coming soon!

Grace

Vet Tech Assistant

Bio coming soon!

Heather

Practice Manager

Heather was born and raised in Fargo, ND. She started her experience at the West Fargo Animal Hospital in 2010-2012 as a Receptionist. In 2012 she moved to the Bemidji, MN area where she continued her animal experience as the Kennel Coordinator for the local animal shelter, and served on the Animal Welfare Committee. Heather moved back to Fargo in 2017 and was excited to join the West Fargo Animal Hospital's team as the practice manager. Heather enjoys any time spent outdoors with her husband Garett, especially at Lake Maud and the Bemidji area. Heather has one senior cat named NayNay.

Angie

Customer Service Representative

Angie is originally from Casselton, ND. Her and her husband Tim share their home with two Corgis (Brodie and Scrappie), and two cats (Frankie and Charlie). In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, and loves spoiling her grandchildren! Angie also enjoys horseback riding, flea markets, and going on road trips with her husband.

Abby

Customer Service Representative

Bio coming soon!