Meet Our Doctors and Staff

Kent Frydenlund, DVM

Founder
Started RVS in September 1982
Family Info: Alice (Wife), Grant (son), April (daughter), and three grandchildren
Pet Info: Five Dogs and the ocassional foster dog
Hobbies: Gardening, Forestry and Archery
"What I like most about my job is helping people get more value from their animals"

 



Brooke Hanson, CVT


Certified Veterinary Technician
Started at RVS in April 2012
Family Info: Jake (Husband), Maeve (Daughter), Harlan (Son)
Pet Info: Two dogs, Riley and JD.  Five cats.  A flock of chickens.
Hobbies: Snowboarding, kayaking, camping and baking
"What I like most about my job is working with owners and their pets.  Being able to help educate owners about general care and concerns they may have."


    
      
















     
Mikayla Breininger


Veterinary Technician
Started at RVS in September 2016
Family Info: I'm the oldest of 4 siblings (Noah, Lily, Savannah, Paul) Lacey (mom) Paul (dad)
Pet Info: Pitbull Mix, Brutus
Hobbies: Hiking, camping and exploring state parks.
"What I like most about my job is seeing the love and compassion owners have for their pets as I do for my own. Also I enjoy learning new things and experiencing something new each day."




Megan Walrack


Veterinary Technician
Started at RVS in August 2018
Family Info: Parents Sharon and Tim, sister Stephanie
Pet Info: Australian Shepherd, Cooper. Goldfish, Hank and Shirley. Cat, Milo
Hobbies: Rodeo, downhill skiing, fishing and photography.
"What I like most about my job is seeing the health and well being of animals improve overtime by educating clients."




Kristina Durst


Office Assistant
Started at RVS in March 2018
Family Info: Parents Loren and Julie, Siblings Zach and Rachel
Pet Info: Cairn Terrier, Chalmers, 5 Brown Swiss cows
Hobbies: Farming, showing dairy cattle and being outdoors.
"What I like most about my job is getting to interact with the owners and their pets and seeing the compassion owners have for their pets.




Nina Adams


Receptionist
Started at RVS in April 2018
Family Info: Parents Dennis and Deb, Sisters Michelle and Stephanie, nephews Aidan and Gavin
Pet Info: A very loved and spoiled cat named Jack who was adopted from Ocooch Mountain Humane Society in January 2017
Hobbies: Reading, traveling to new places, watching Netflix
"What I like most about my job is getting to expand my knowledge and meeting new pets."





Tricia Wilson

Receptionist 
Started at RVS in April 2017
Family Info: Tony (Husband) Daughters: Serenity, Kaydence, Oaklee and Liberty.
Hobbies: Bowling, Camping and Family Time
"What I like most about my job is learning new things, that help better my job and the interaction with the clients and their pets."



Erin Jelinek


     
Office Assistant
Started at RVS in 2000
Family Info: Kevin (Husband), Hayden, Mason and Declan (Sons), Evelyn, Eleanor and Reagan (Daughters)
Pet Info: Lab-Border Collie Mix, Britt.
Hobbies: Movies and Scrapbooking
"What I like most about my job is the opportunity to interact with different people and the fact that I don't know what I will be doing on any given day."

 






April Smithey

Groomer & Office Assistant
Started at RVS in 2004
Family Info: Lance (Husband), Parents Alice and Kent. Brother Grant (Shanda).  4 nephews and 1 niece. 
Pet Info: 5 dogs (Lily, Bella, Ruger, Rex, Georgie) 4 cats (Acorn, Almond, Walnut, Coconut)
Hobbies: Four wheeling, training my dogs, Reading and Scrapbooking
"What I like most about my job is making dogs and cats look completely different and seeing how happy their owners are.  I also like interacting with the different animals and their owners."





Grant Frydenlund

Webmaster
Started at RVS in 1998
Family info: Shanda (Wife), Teanna (Step-daughter), Logan & Malcolm (Sons)
Pet Info: Dog- Noah, Cat- Albus
Hobbies: Strategy games, exercising and listening to music
"What I like most about my job is the opportunity to learn and put some of my skills to use while helping grow the family business."