Our Team

Dr. Lisa Sell

Dr. Sell grew up near White Bear Lake and knew she wanted to be a veterinarian when she was eleven years old. She graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 1991. She has lived and practiced in the St. Michael-Albertville area since then. She very much enjoys the long-term relationships that she has established with clients, and the satisfaction that comes from providing care from a pet’s first exam throughout its entire life. Her special practice interests are preventive health care, internal medicine, and geriatric medicine. Her husband is also a veterinarian, with his own large-animal practice. They live on a farm and share their very busy life with three children, two Border Collies, two cats, and a flock of 100+ sheep.



Dr. Lauren Tilus

Dr. Tilus grew up in Buffalo, completed her undergrad studies at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, and graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in May of 2012. While growing up, she was surrounded by many animals and enjoyed competing in the sport of cowboy mounted shooting, which involves a horse, two single-action Colt .45 pistols, and blank ammunition. Dr. Tilus splits her time between the small animals of BestFriends and the farm animals of Red Barn Veterinary Service, the large-animal practice owned by Dr. Sell’s husband. She is excited to serve the community in which she was raised. Dr. Tilus resides in St. Michael with her husband and baby daughter. Her pets include her Quarter Horse named Little Big Man, who she rides competitively, also an adventurous Gordon Setter named Desi and a calico cat named Punk’in, who competes only for the couch. In her free time she enjoys riding her horse, skiing, reading, and traveling, particularly to the western side of South Dakota.



Dr. Kristine ReidKR

Growing up in Buffalo with her dogs and a paint horse named Lady, Dr. Reid always knew she would be a veterinarian. Once she graduated with an undergraduate degree in Animal Science from the University of Minnesota in the spring of 1998, she was accepted into their Veterinary Medicine program in the fall and focused on small animal and equine medicine. She completed her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in May of 2002 and since then, has enjoyed the challenging and varied internal medicine, surgery and dentistry opportunities that a small animal practice provides. She most appreciates developing strong relationships with pets and their loving families. She has a soft spot for rescued senior pets, hedgehogs and a love for herding dogs. When Dr. Reid is not at the clinic caring for her patients she can be found boating on the lake, hiking and camping, traveling, or home in her flower gardens, baking or reading a great book. Dr. Reid and her husband Mike feel lucky to share their home with their hound mix Kona, Blue Heeler Gordie, and their senior dog Boomer.


Maria, CVT

Maria has been a Certified Veterinary Technician since 2007. She takes a special interest in our furry feline patients, and loves making sure our clinic is neat and organized. Maria grew up on a dairy farm in Corcoran. She participated in 4-H showing dairy cows and was active in sports. When she is not working, Maria enjoys spending time with family and friends, and being outdoors. She lives in St. Michael with her husband, young son and very furry feline, Shane.


RoseRose, VT

Rose graduated with her degree in Veterinary Technology from Minnesota School of Business – Elk River in 2014. She completed her externship with us that year, and then joined our team permanently in the summer of 2015. She grew up most of her life in Minnesota and loves the wonderful (yet unfortunately short) summers we have to offer. She makes the most of them by spending a lot of time outdoors with her family. Rose resides in Otsego with her boyfriend and their two young sons. A very loving and playful boxer named Monroe rounds out her household. Her favorite part of being a technician is meeting all our great patients and clients!


Angie, CVT

Angie graduated with a Bachelors degree in Veterinary Technology from NDSU in 2001. She grew up in North Dakota and always knew she would work with animals. She has a special fondness for cats, but enjoys working with all species including birds and reptiles. Angie has lived in St. Michael since 2004 with her husband, daughter, and son. In her spare time, Angie loves being a hockey mom.






 Julie, CVT

Julie has been a Certified Veterinary Technician since 1999. She handles the entire inventory at our clinic, and enjoys forging special relationships with our clients and their pets. Julie grew up on a dairy farm near Paynesville, and participated in 4-H showing cows and rabbits. She is our go-to technician for rabbit education and husbandry. When not working, she can be found spending time with her family, helping out on her parents’ farm, gardening, or fishing at her cabin. Julie resides in St. Michael with her husband, two daughters, two Dutch rabbits, and a German Shorthair named Breeze.