Meet The Team

Dr. Tawnia K. Prior

Owner, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

“I love cats and dogs in all shapes, sizes, and breeds. From preventative care to surgery, my passion is keeping your fur babies healthy.”

Dr. Prior has been working as a small animal veterinarian since graduating from the University of Minnesota in 2005. Prior to veterinary school, she worked as a Certified Veterinary Technician for over 10 years.

Dr. Prior lives in Delano with her husband and two beautiful daughters. The Priors’ share their home with two Vizslas named Justice and Allegiance and two cats, Sophie and Itten. When time allows, Dr. Prior enjoys spending quality time at the family cabin, baking (not cooking), and trap/target shooting.

Dr. Rose Rodriguez

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Rodriguez has been working as a small animal veterinarian since graduating from Iowa State University in 2019. Prior to veterinary school she worked with her father who is a veterinarian in Pennsylvania.

Dr. Rodriguez lives in Delano with her husband and two young boys. They also share their home with a cat named Athena. When not caring for pets, she enjoys taking walks, bike rides, and playing at the parks with her boys.

Kate Kolasa, CVT

Certified Veterinary Technician

Kate earned her Veterinary Technician Degree from the Medical Institute of Minnesota in 1996 and her MN State Board Certification the same year. Pictured here with Chestnut, her beloved doberman pinscher, she also has a miniature daschund named Coconut as well as an chubby kitty named Tater Tot. Outside of work, Kate enjoys movies, traveling, and spending time at her cabin in Breezy Point.

Amy Gabbert

Veterinary Technician

Amy earned her Veterinary Technician/AAS Degree from Ridgewater college. She is an animal lover many times over – this is her passion. Amy has 5 horses: Rosy, Lucky, Devil’s Secret, Flame, and Willow. Outside of work, she enjoys horseback riding, fishing, and going to music concerts.

Shannon Lacher

Shannon Lacher with her dogs

Veterinary Technician

Shannon is a graduate of the U of M Waseca earning her Veterinary Technician/AAS degree in 1992, where she’s been working in the field ever since. She currently has 3 dogs. Fury a red/white Border Collie, Stryker a black/white smooth coated Border Collie, and Zivah a Doberman Pinscher.

Away from work she enjoys spending time with family and friends, the occasional pet sitting, and most of all spending time with her husband where they enjoy movie nights and studying the Bible together.

Jasmine Meservey

Veterinary Technician

Jasmine grew up on a farm raising dairy steers and was very active in the local 4-H. She still enjoys working on the dairy farm and has invested some of her own Registered Holsteins that are kept at the dairy farm where she works.

A proud 2012 graduate of Ridgewater College, Jasmine has two pets: Lucy the Jack Russell Terrier and Buster the Rat Terrier. When she’s working, she enjoys showing dairy cattle at the county fair each year, watching movies, music & concerts, and just being at the farm.

Serina Pachan, CVT

Certified Veterinary Technician

Serina graduated from  North Dakota State University, earning her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Veterinary Technology as well as a minor in Large Animal Technology. She received her MN State Board Certification in 2019. Serina loves spending time with her dog Sage, a Labrador mix, as well reading, beach days, watching movies, and time with family and friends.

Lisa Goede

Receptionist

Lisa attended Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, South Dakota. She grew up around animals and very much enjoys being a part of the veterinary world. Aside from the clinic, she enjoys spending time with her family, going to movies and traveling.

We love to hear from you!

"I love Dr. Prior and all the staff at Delano Veterinary Clinic. Both my dogs come here and we have had nothing but great experiences. She caught Lymes Disease early on for one of my dogs, which my old vet didn’t catch or even test for. We have since treated and she is doing great. If I ever need emergency help or have questions, she is always able to give me recommendations on the fly. If she can save you a trip in or help save money, she will always give you recommendations and what you can try before having to come in, which is a huge plus. Love Dr. Prior!"
Katie Lofrano
Dog Parent