Zumbrota Veterinary Clinic - Zumbrota, MN - Our Staff

Zumbrota Veterinary Clinic

1901 Roscoe Avenue
Zumbrota, MN 55992



Technician & Support Staff - Zumbrota Veterinary Clinic 

Angela Frederick: Lead Veterinary Technician

Angela grew up in Goodhue and is currently living there with her family: husband, Niles, and their four children, Nora, Brynn, Lucas, and Emily.  Their family also includes dogs Flash and Earl, and cats Frankie and Snickers.   Angela received her Veterinary Technician degree from Rochester Community and Technical College in 2005, and says her favorite part of being a Vet Tech is witnessing the joy and fun pets bring our lives.  In her free time, she enjoys camping, boating, reading, and bonfires. 

Kelsey Scrodin: Veterinary Technician

Kelsey was born and raised in a suburb of Minneapolis and moved to Rochester in 2010.  She then graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Rochester Community and Technical College in 2012.  Kelsey now resides in Pine Island with her husband Evan, and two children, Jackson and Jace.  She has two dogs, Apollo and Opie, and two cats, Bandit and Fish.  Her favorite part of her job is educating clients on all the care their furry babies need.  In her free time, Kelsey enjoys summer activities like swimming or playing sports and games with her kids, and just being outside to enjoy the sun.

Pete Billings, CVT: Veterinary Technician

From a welder to a Veterinary Technician, Pete made a "second career" move.  After both graduating from the Minnesota School of Business Veterinary Technician program and becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) in 2016, Pete began his new career in the small animal side of veterinary medicine.  He and his wife, Stacy, made the move to southeastern Minnesota to renovate an old church into their home. When not busy with house projects, Pete and Stacy are artists. Pete in works in metal (his years as a welder come in handy!), and Stacy in glass, metals, silver-smithing, and more.  Biking, running, fishing, camping, and of course, animals, round out Pete's off duty interests.

Tina Jasperson, CVT: Veterinary Technician

Tina grew up in Pine Island and attended Rochester Community and Technical College's Veterinary Technician program.  After graduating in 2008 and receiving her Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT), Tina began her career serving animals.  She enjoys watching the animal/human bond, and is a key surgery technician at ZVC.  Tina lives in Pine Island with her husband Buck, and their two boys, Joe and Sam.  The family is rounded out with two dogs, Fleetwood and June, and one cat, Birdie.  At home, she enjoys outdoor activities like walking the dogs, watching the kids and dogs swim, spending time with family and friends, and motorcycling.  She also enjoys baking dog treats! 

Dee Gilsdorf: Veterinary Technician

Deidre "Dee" Gilsdorf is a native of the Goodhue area and decided early on that working with animals was what she wanted to do.  After graduating from Globe University-Eau Claire's Veterinary Technician program in 2017, Dee began her career in small animal veterinary care.  The fast-paced environment of ZVC keeps Dee busy, which is how she likes it!  "Working" is one of her hobbies, but in her free time she enjoys Razor riding up north with her husband, Jake, and being a mom to her Australian Shepherd, Rory.

Cindy Partello, CVT: Veterinary Technician

Growing up as a farm girl, Cindy has always had a passion for all living things.  Starting a career in computers and insurance, she moved onto homeschooling her kids, growing organic vegetables, and raising chickens to produce eggs to sell at local farmers markets.  When homeschooling came to an end, she decided to go back to school herself to learn a new career.  Graduating from Dakota County Technical College Veterinary Technician program and becoming a CVT in 2020, she is enjoying nursing veterinary patients.  Cindy and her husband, Kirk, live on a hobby farm in Cannon Falls, have 3 grown children, 2 horses, 4 cats, 40+ laying hens, 5 ducks, a gecko, and a cockatiel.  In her spare time, Cindy loves to travel, garden, cross-stitch, hike, and babysit her grandchildren.  She is also an Education Committee member of the MN Association of Veterinary Technicians (MAVT) and an active participant of the Christian Veterinary Missions organization (CVM).

Elissa Burgstaler

Elissa Burgstaler, CVT: Veterinary Technician

Graduating from the Ridgewater College Veterinary Technician program in Willmar, MN in 2005, and receiving her CVT shortly after, Elissa started on the road to fulfilling her lifelong passion for helping animals.  As a child growing up in rural Byron, Elissa brought home every kind of creature that was sick or broken, hoping to mend them. Just ask her about her pet squirrel, Roxy (she'll tell you it's a long story!). Elissa's other "crazy crew of pets" vie for her love at home: dog Chuck; cats Jed and Cleo; sheep Tulip; and rabbits Arya, Wee Fergus, Luna and Merida.  
In her free time, Elissa likes to travel to visit family and abroad (Ireland and Scotland are favorites), to hunt, fish, and go 4-wheeling, and she also enjoys reading and painting.

Kyli Moore: Veterinary Technician

Kyli, a native of Zumbrota, has received training through the Veterinary Technician program at Dakota County Technical College.  Ever since she was little, Kyli knew she wanted to work with animals and she loves being a part of the ZVC team.  Any time Kyli can be in the surgery suite assisting the doctors, she's in her element.
In her free time, you'll find Kyli spending time with her family or out at the farm playing with the animals.    

Melinda Anderson: Receptionist 

Growing up in eastern Wisconsin, Melinda became a Minnesotan in 2021.  She, her daughter Felicity, her partner Cody, and Cody's son Braxton reside on the outskirts of Zumbrota.  She has always had a soft heart for any pet, giving a smile and love to any furry animal that crosses her path...considering pets to be family!  As such, her family is rounded out with two dogs, Remi and Otto, and two garage cats, Speedo and Ranger; all who bring lots of playfulness, snuggles, and love. During her free time, Melinda enjoys 4-wheeling, snowmobiling, bike riding, horseback riding, traveling, and hanging outside soaking up the sun with friends and family.

Denise White: Receptionist

Being a receptionist for Zumbrota Veterinary Clinic adds to Denise's weekly enjoyment of working with people.  Living in rural Pine Island, Denise and her husband ran a dairy farm for 40 years.  She has two grown children and is the proud grandma of two.  Never one to be without a furry companion, Denise dotes on her current dog, Sam.  Denise loves to garden, camp, and quilt, and can be seen volunteering with  4-H and FFA youth.  On the days Denise isn't answering our phones, she is helping clients at our affiliated business, Zumbro Vet Supply