The Staff At TLC
Kathy Langness, DVM
I have finally fulfilled a life-long dream of being a Veterinarian and owning my own practice. I have been a lifetime resident of this area and currently live in North St. Paul. I have 3 cats, Fonzie, Houdini and Phoenix. When I am not working at the clinic I like to read, sew, bake, garden, do needle work and of course cheer for the Milwaukee Brewers, Wisconsin Badgers and my Green Bay Packers.
Houstoun Clinch, DVM
If I am not at the hospital, then I am with Andrea, her daughter Hayley and my daughter Abby. We have a cat named Kit and a dog named Vinnie. We enjoy sailing on our boat out on Lake Superior. If we are not at home then we are out exploring the great outdoors, biking, boating, skiing or just enjoying life.
Linnea Thiem, DVM
I grew up in the Twin Cities area and went to college at the University of St. Thomas. I went on to receive my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2018 from the University of Minnesota and joined TLC Veterinary Hospital soon after. I am fear-free certified and enjoy being a veterinarian because I love helping both animals and the humans that care for them. I have one cat at home named Sneezy. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, reading, running, and playing guitar.
Emily, Practice Manager
I have 15+ years of experience in Healthcare Management. I joined TLC in 2010 and love what I do! I have two dogs, Rome (a mixed breed) and Creed (a Great Dane), and a Siamese named Wonton. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Josh, and daughter Mackenzie.
Maryanne, Certified Veterinary Technician
I am a lifetime resident of this area and currently live in Oakdale with my dog Rosie, a Yorkie/shih tzu mix, who loves coming to work with me. My career as a technician spans five decades, but I have never grown tired of my job. I enjoy the people and pets I work with, the fact that no two days are alike, and the challenge of always learning something new. The majority of my time away from TLC is spent with my friends, volunteering at church, and singing in the choir. I also enjoy Minnesota Twins baseball and working jigsaw puzzles.
Morgan, Certified Veterinary Technician
I'm from Oakdale, MN. I graduated and was certified in 2020. I have 3 dogs (Guinness, Fireball and Kona) and 5 ferrets (Kazi, Luna, Orion, Papi and Storm). I enjoy going to the dog park with my dogs, fishing, reading and playing video games.
Mia, Veterinary Assistant
I have always had a love for ALL animals since I was little; that's when I knew I wanted to make a career out of it. I have two cat's (Bebe and Tibbs) and a bearded dragon (Reptar). I enjoy being in nature and adventuring outdoors. My interests include art, music, animals and being with my family. I brought my animals here before I started working here, so I was familiar and comfortable with the hospital. When I found out they were hiring, I knew this would be a great fit for me!
Laurel, Veterinary Assistant
I am a Veterinary Technician student currently studying at Penn Foster. I am extremely excited, and feel very lucky to be working towards a future helping animals and people- along with getting to meet each and every one of them! When I'm not studying or working, I enjoy making music and performing with the band I sing in, hiking along the Mississippi River with the pups, cooking, and spending time with my family. I have two dogs (and homework helpers), Monty and Cheddar.
Shauna, Lead Customer Service Representative
I have been a veterinary technician for over 15 years and I love working with animals and their humans. I am excited to be part of the TLC Veterinary Hospital team. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my husband, our two young boys and our bichon Ruby. We enjoy watching the boys ice skate, play hockey, t-ball and soccer. In the summer we enjoy spending time with family and friends, especially swimming and boating at the cabin. Hopefully there will be more animals in our family soon.
Tashina, Customer Service Representative
I have 8+ years of customer service experience, and have always had a passion for animals. Growing up, I lived on a hobby farm with all sorts of barnyard animals like horses, goats, alpacas ect. Since starting at TLC in 2018 I've been able to blend my experience and passion together - helping pets and those who care for them. I currently have two silly cats (BMO and Neptr) and two super cute dogs (Hudson and Riley). Outside of work I enjoy hiking, bike riding, and going to concerts with my husband, Anton.
Paula, Customer Service Representative
TLC Veterinary Hospital was already my extended family, as I'm involved in a local dog rescue, and it just became fitting to actually join the team in May 2018. Helping animals and their families in any way is my passion. Outside of work, I foster dogs with the help of my husband and my son. We also have 3 rescue bulldogs and 1 uromastyx lizard. I love to travel, watch scary shows and talk about dogs all day long!
Maddie, Customer Service Representative
My desire to pair my years of customer service experience and a lifelong love of animals is what led me to want to join the TLC family! I am originally from the Twin Cities area but now reside on a hobby farm in western Wisconsin with my boyfriend and our two dogs, Kodiak and Indigo. I enjoy hiking and swimming with our dogs, teaching them new tricks, gardening, painting and being active. We are hoping to welcome some barnyard animals into our pastures very soon!