Meet Our Team
Dr. Anna Ruelle
Dr Anna is a passionate and dedicated veterinarian. She genuinely cares about her patients, and treats them as she would her own pets. Since she purchased the practice from the late Dr Molnau in 2011, she has strived to continue to provide a warm, welcoming “countryside” feel while providing the high quality, best medicine that Waconia, Norwood Young America and the surrounding areas are seeking. She loves to cuddle and receive kisses from all her patients, and she strives to help our furry guests feel comfortable at their vet visit!
Dr. Anna is a 2011 graduate of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine where she focused her studies on companion animal medicine, nutrition, behavior, dentistry, public health, pocket pets and birds. She remains involved with the UMN College of Vet Med through mentorship programs, admissions, the Alumni Association and more. She has also begun to develop internship programs connecting CVM students with Countryside and other Wellhaven hospitals.
Dr Anna has taken a leading role as a young female member of the veterinary community and remains actively involved in organizations such as the state Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA), the Veterinary Hospital Association (VHA) and other groups that work to improve the veterinary profession. She is passionate about helping address and solve troubles with gender disparity, the veterinary student debt burden and compassion fatigue.
Dr. Julie Gauthier
I joined the wonderful team at Countryside at the end of 2018. The most enjoyable parts of veterinary medicine for me are working with our team to educate people about how best to care for their pets’ health needs, doing surgery, and seeing happy pets, especially when I know we’ve done our part to keep or make them happy and healthy.
My favorite free time activities over the years have been acting, stand-up comedy, singing, and improv. I also enjoy spending time with my family, reading, and container gardening.
Practice Manager, Certified Veterinary Technician
In my free time, I enjoy teaching others about animals through volunteer programs and local events that my clinics sponsor yearly. I am the proud mom of 4 cats, Jackson, Alaska, Montana, and California (Cali) who enjoy sleeping, eating, and making me laugh. Along with 1 dog, Zeke, who enjoys playing with my 1 human daughter, Sara, who enjoys Waconia Show Choir and Theater.
Lead Customer Service Representative
I have been with Countryside for nearly two years as the Lead Customer Service Representative. In my life before joining Countryside, I was a Store Manager for 12 years at several large pet supply companies. I have been in the animal business for 17 years because of my love for pets of all kinds.
My life at home is busy with four daughters, Isabelle, Amelia, Ellie, and Penelope, and my 3 year old Boxer mix, Willow, whom I adopted from Countryside in early 2019. Willow blended in with my daughters seamlessly, and is now like my fifth child. We spend our time outside, enjoying the weather while we can.
My goal as the Lead Customer Service Representative is to make you and your pets time here at Countryside as smooth and pleasant as possible, from greeting you when checking in, to taking care of your needs at check out. I am always here to answer any questions you may have! I’ve loved getting to know all of our clients and their pets.
Customer Service Representative
I have two sons and two cats. My cats, Cookie and Stiggy, love to lay in any sun spot or in front of the fireplace.
My goal, as a customer service representative, is to help assist you in any way I can. I look forward to getting to know you and your best friend.
In my spare time in enjoy scuba diving, paddle boarding, and watching movies with my son Nathan.
Veterinary Assistant, Groomer, & Boarding Supervisor
I attended RIO Grooming School and received my professional pet stylist degree in 2017.
In my free time, I help manage my family’s business- Minnetonka Orchards and Painter Creek Winery. I have 4 dogs, 3 Newfoundland’s and 1 mutt! I compete with my dogs in various sports, the main event I do is confirmation with AKC! Also in my free time, I enjoy competing with my horse in battle racing. I also have a cat, that acts very much like a dog!!
I love the medical veterinary world! My hopes are to be a Certified Veterinary Technician soon.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time on the lake, fishing, hunting, and spending time with my horse Kane! We are currently on a Drill Team and we absolutely love it! I am also training him for barrel racing and pole bending! I also have a dog named Crosby who I absolutely adore and love! We love to go paddle boarding together, and spend time throwing the tennis ball too!
She believes helping pets is extremely rewarding and it is her privilege to continue making a difference in their lives and keeping them healthy. She has three of her own furry friends, a Great Dane, chihuahua mix, and terrier mix.
Receptionist and on staff trainer
My position as receptionist is the perfect fit to help promote how to be your dog’s advocate and assist with any behavior questions that come my way. I enjoy meeting and becoming friends with every patient that comes through our door.
I am the proud guardian of two dogs Sophie and Jasmine along with my sweet cat and Kit Kat. In my spare time I enjoy gardening, my photography passion and enjoying my family and grandchildren.
When I’m not working, I like to play with my crazy little puppy, Milo. I also like to draw, read, go horseback riding, and play piano and violin. I live on a hobby farm where we have cows and chickens, and I love being around all types of animals!
Countryside Veterinary Clinic is dedicated to providing you with high-quality and cost-effective veterinary services in Waconia, MN and its surrounding areas.
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