Zumbrota Veterinary Clinic - Zumbrota, MN - Our Staff

Zumbrota Veterinary Clinic

1901 Roscoe Avenue
Zumbrota, MN 55992



Technician Staff

Dawn Braaten, CVT

Dawn grew up in Elgin, MN, and received her Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) degree from the University of Minnesota, Waseca in1991.  She became a technician because of her love of working with people and their pets.  She lives in Pine Island and has 4 children: Zach, Tayler, Jacob, and Michael, and 2 dogs:  Mia and Slick.  In her spare time, Dawn enjoys reading, cooking, walking her dogs, and spending time with her family. 



Shelly Strusz, CVT

Shelly grew up on a horse farm near Hector, MN, and received her Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) degree from the University of Minnesota, Waseca in 1989.  When asked why she became a veterinary technician:  "there is only one reason and that is because I want to educate people and to show them that whatever you do you must be able to have fun while doing it!"  She lives on a farm near Goodhue with herhusband Todd, where they raisefeeder cattle and market chickens. They have two college-aged children, Ashley and Caitlyn. They have 2 dogs, Chocolate and Rodney, and 2 cats, Flower and Ditch.  In her free time she enjoys volunteering with the Goodhue County 4H where she serves as an Ambassador Advisor and helps organize the County Hog Roast Fundraiser. She is also the Chairperson for the Goodhue County 4H Dog Project Development committee.  She also enjoys camping, hiking, canoeing,reading, sewing, embroidery and crochet.  Additionally, Shelly was named 2011 Minnesota Veterinary Technician of the year! 



Tina Jasperson, CVT

Tina grew up in Pine Island where she currently lives with her husband,Buck, and their sons, Joe and Sam.  Their "furry children" include Ava, Fleetwood (dogs), Zoe, Maxi, and Birdie (cats).  She received her Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) degree from Rochester Community and Technical College.  She became a vet tech because it perfectly fits with her obsession for all animals!  She enjoys seeing the connection owners make with their pets, and says that is one of the things that makes her job so enjoyable.  Outside of her work, Tina enjoys almost all warm-weather outdoor activities, including hiking, motorcycling, and watching the dogs swim. 



Krissy Miller, CVT

Krissy grew up on a farm in Fountain, MN.  She received her veterinary technician degree from Rochester Community and Technical College.  Her husband also works in the veterinary field, and together they love caring for animals.  Improving the quality of life for pets is just one of the many reasons why she loves being a CVT.  She has three horses; Zoey, Cheyenne and Dexter, and a cat named Whiskers Harry.  She enjoys spending time with family and friends, horse riding, boating, tubing, and a good book.



Kelsey Scrodin

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 a cat, bandit.  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.

Angela Frederick

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 one dog, Xena, and two cats, Jewels and Snickers.   Angela received her Veterinary Technician degree from Rochester Community and Technical College in 2005.  In her free time, she enjoys camping, boating, reading, and bonfires.