Meet The Team

Dr. Tawnia K. Prior

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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. Kayla Ellefson

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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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Courtney Durst

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Amy Gabbert VT

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Veterinary Technician

Graduated from Ridgewater College in 2006 with a Veterinary Technician/AAS degree.
After graduating, Amy started working at the Delano Veterinary clinic. Her love of
animals started from a very young age as she grew up on a dairy farm. Amy has two
horses, Willow and Flame along with a German Shepherd named Max and two cats,
Tilly and Monte.
Outside of work Amy enjoys horseback riding, fishing and going to country music

Shannon Lacher VT

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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.

Andrea Benson, CVT

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Certified Veterinary Technician

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Heidi Voss

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Bio Coming Soon!

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"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