Dr. Deb Brown
Hello! My name is Dr. Deb Brown, and I am the owner of Pequot Lakes Animal Hospital. I grew up on a farm in Ellsworth, Wisconsin. I knew I wanted to be a vet since I was seven years old after taking care of my first pets, a pair of lambs named Bo and Peep.
I graduated from the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, MN with a bachelor’s degree in biology. I continued my training at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 1994.
I enjoy all aspects of veterinary medicine. My special interest is integrative/holistic medicine. I earned my certification in veterinary acupuncture from the Chi Institute in Florida in 2001. I have also studied Chinese herbal medicine, western herbal medicine, food therapy, and homotoxicology (bioregulatory medicine). I want to be able to heal the whole pet and not just treat the symptoms of the disease. I love helping pets and their owners!
When I’m not at work, I like spending time with my two cats, Rosebud and Diamond Sparkles. I enjoy reading suspense novels, camping, and kayaking Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes.
Dr. Blake Setness
Dr. Blake Setness was born in Park River, North Dakota and was raised in Neche, ND, located in the far northeastern portion of the state, along the Canadian border. He attended his primary school at North Border Public Schools in Pembina, ND. While growing up, Dr. Setness realized he wanted to become a veterinarian while taking care of multiple species of animals that included rabbits, birds, fish, and dogs.
Following high school, Dr. Setness attended the University of Minnesota Crookston where he graduated in 2013 with a BS in Animal Science with a pre-veterinary emphasis. While attending University of Minnesota Crookston, Dr. Setness was active in the animal science program as well as competing as a student athlete playing football. He continued his veterinary education at Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 2017. Since then, Dr. Setness practiced at a busy small animal clinic in Grand Forks, ND.
In his free time, Dr. Setness enjoys the outdoors, watching sporting events, hunting, and fishing, as well as spending time with his amazing wife Marie. Together, Dr. Setness and Marie love to spend time outdoors and taking care of their two dogs, Gus and Sophie, and two cats, Oliver and Franklin.
Dr. Rachel Ganske
I graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Science with my Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Science and Minor in Marine Biology. I continued my education at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine and in May of 2020 received my Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.
My family has always been holistically oriented in our health practices, ultimately leading to my interest in pursuing alternative, integrative, and holistic medicine modalities for animals. I was certified in veterinary acupuncture for small and large animals through the Chi Institute in Florida in 2020. I plan to pursue chiropractic care, food therapy, homeopathy, nutrition response testing, and Chinese herbal therapy in the future. I truly believe that the body can do a tremendous amount of healing if given the right tools to do so. I love helping animals become the healthiest version of themselves.
When I’m not working, I love to spend time outdoors, especially in the water as I am a Scuba Divemaster. I enjoy traveling to new places and immersing myself in cultures that are unfamiliar to me. And most importantly, I love spending time with my family! Including my two dogs, Roxi and Ellie, of course.
Certified Veterinary Technician
Hi. My name is Nichole, and I am a Certified Veterinary Technician here at Pequot Lakes Animal Hospital. I graduated from Argosy University in 2011 and received certification not long afterwards. I have lived most of my life in the Cities, but I am greatly enjoying it up north in the Great Lakes area.
I have been an animal lover since a very young age. My parents always said I would rather play with my stuffed animals than any doll. I enjoyed growing up with three dogs in my family and spending my summers around my uncle’s goats and helping out a family friend with her horses.
I greatly appreciate working with Dr. Deb and all the other wonderful, caring people here at Pequot Lakes Animal Hospital.
My name is Kalli Randall, and I graduated from Ridgewater College in May 2014 from the Veterinary Technician Program. I have always had a love for animals for as long as I can remember and knew that going to school to work with animals was something I needed to do. I started working with Dr. Brown and the wonderful staff here at Pequot Animal Hospital in January 2015. My fur babies consist of my two crazy cats, Maiz and Boomer. I love spending time with my family and friends.
I am glad to say that I am part of this team and that I love my job and helping all the furry friends.
Hey, there! My name is Kali Bible, and I am a Certified Veterinary Technician here at Pequot Lakes Animal Hospital. I graduated from the Veterinary Technician Program at Ridgewater College in May 2019 and passed my boards in December 2019. Born an animal lover, I always knew that I wanted to work with animals.
Fun fact about me: I have a passion and a special place in my heart for exotic animals. I did my summer internship at a zoo in Wichita, Kansas, and it was one of the best experiences I have had. The thing that started this unique passion for exotic animals and animals in general was my bearded dragon Zues (Zeus). This passion I have has led me to where I am today.
Currently, I have a Quaker Parrot named Milo. He tends to act like a flying two-year-old toddler, and I don’t think he will ever grow out of that. I love him with all my heart, and I think he loves me back most days. I also have a Savannah Monitor named Link. He is the most curious and sassy little thing I’ve met, which I love, but it does get him into trouble most days.
Shortly after my internship in Kansas, Dr. Brown and her team welcomed me to the Pequot Lakes Animal Hospital family with open arms!
Hi! My name is Emily, and I attended Minnesota School of Business to study veterinary technology. I grew up south of the cities in New Prague, Minnesota. I moved to the Lakes area in 2010 for the peacefulness and scenery! I grew up helping my uncle on his sheep ranch every year in central Montana and found my love for all sorts of animals.
I started working with Dr. Deb and staff in July 2017, and have enjoyed every minute of it. I am constantly learning new tips and tricks to keep my pets and our clients’ pets healthy, and it is truly rewarding. My first love is a German Shepherd mix that I adopted from Hart in 2011. Her name is Roxanne, and she is a bundle of energy and sass. My second princess is a Husky mix that I adopted from Hart in 2015. Her name is Nala, and she is very talkative and loves belly rubs. She loves anything, as long as it includes your attention! My third little devil is a wolf hybrid named Athena. She is full of spunk and will have an entire conversation with you!
I love working here with Dr. Deb and staff. I have not only gained work relationships but true friendships. I love being here to help all of our furry patients.
Hi, my name is Heather. I grew up in North Branch, MN, and went to Anoka Ramsey Community College where I pursued and achieved my degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant. My husband and I moved to Brainerd in 2013 to follow my PTA Degree.
I have always had a strong love of animals growing up and that has carried through. In my adult life, I have had a variety of loves ranging in size from a 180 pound Great Dane (Cleadis), a German Shorthair Pointer (Opie), a Shih-Tzu/poodle mix (Moby), and most recently an 8-pound spicy chihuahua named Chilli. I’ve never had the same breed twice because I’ve had the perfect one of each every time.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and friends, and anything that lets me include my dog; spending time outside, kayaking, gardening, walking, and bike riding.
Along with being a client of Pequot Lakes Animal Hospital since 2016, my love for helping people and animals has led me to be here, where I started in September of 2020.