Town & Country Animal Clinic

      218-732-3445
218-237-5907 fax
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105 Pleasant Ave. 
Park Rapids, MN 56470
Meet the Town & Country Family
Dr. Gretchen Pearson
Pat Feil, Technician
Dr. Pearson did her undergraduate studies at Colorado State University with double majors in zoology and biology, and a minor in anthropology.  While at CSU, she worked in feline retrovirus research and environmental enrichment programs for laboratory animals. She attended veterinary college at Ross University in St. Kitts, living 4 years in the West Indies, and completed her clinical rotations at the Univ. of Illinois.  She worked in a mixed animal practice in Florida before moving back to Colorado in 2000 to open her own practice. Dr. Pearson volunteered as a staff vet at the Iditarod dog sled race in Alaska.  In 2010 she came to Town & Country Animal Clinic to continue the 32 year history of serving the Park Rapids community.  She is certified in laser surgery and acupuncture therapies, and most recently certified in Stem Cell Therapy.  She also has additional interests in natural and herbal therapies and geriatric medicine, as enjoys travel, reading, four-wheeling and most recently beekeeping.
Pat has been working at Town & Country since 1984 as our Lead Veterinary and Surgical Technician.  She is a shining, reliable and permanent  fixture of the care, compassion and consistency that our clinic provides. She has provided generations of families and pets excellent care.  Pat is an avid horse lover and rider, and has also worked leading mountain Trail Adventures in Wyoming.  She has 2 horses, 2 dogs "Scout & Scooter" and enjoys horseback riding, reading & hiking.
Committed to the 
human-animal bond
Dr. Amanda Bergin

Dr. Amanda Bergin is a University of Minnesota School of Veterinary Medicine graduate who received Dean's Honor and was Summa cum laude of her class in 2014.  Her veterinary interests include preventative care, nutrition, dentistry, opthomology, as well as surgery and anesthesia.  She brings an enthusiastic attitude and modern approach to the practice, as well as great caring and compassion for all the clients she serves.  Her hobbies include snowmobiling and bow hunting with her husband and she enjoys hiking with her two dogs, Chester and Blaze.
Marie Haataja,
Technician
Marie was born and raised in Princeton, MN. She didn't have a pet until after years of asking her family which likely lead to her career in Veterinary Technology. She attended the Minnesota School of Business in Elk River, MN and  graduated in March of 2013 as a Certified Veterinary Technician. Marie's passion include veterinary dermatology and dentistry. Marie has been visiting her grandparents in the Park Rapids area for many years and jumped at the opportunity to move to this area with her springer spaniel Daisy.  Since the move she has added her bunny Sner and springer spaniel Arlo. Her enthusiastic personality and warm smile is a great addition to our Clinic family. Her hobbies include spending time with her family, camping, fishing, hunting and a new found hobby of archery. 
Ashley Brand, 
Technician
Ashley is the newest member of our team and graduated from Argosy University in 2006 with her Veterinary Technician degree.  She recently moved to Nevis from the Cities where she worked for 8 years as veterinary technician.  She also worked for a year in an alternative medicine veterinary clinic. She particularly enjoys dental procedures and seeing pets teeth come back to their brilliant shine!  Her unique comical presence brings a smile to our daily activities!  She has 3 dogs, Waylen, Kain and Buddy, as well as cats named Colt, Cash and Eva.  She enjoys stock car racing, fishing, crafts, and watching wildlife in her new back yard. 
Dr. Pearson has published this book to give pet owners a simple and easy to follow guide on how to housetrain your dog in less than 2 weeks! This book takes you both through the steps of consistency, patience, and positive reinforcement. Your puppy learns the lifelong skills of being a well-mannered houseguest! Great for new companions or older pets that need a "refresher" course!