Tracie Hoggarth, DVM
Dr. Hoggarth has been practicing companion animal medicine and surgery in the Fargo-Moorhead area since 2003. Upon completion of her Bachelors of Science in Microbiology from North Dakota State University in 1999 she graduated from Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in 2003. Although her interests are diverse, she places particular emphasis on the human-animal bond, compassion-geared medicine, preventative and interceptive dentistry. and also dermatologic conditions. She has completed additional education in select advanced dental treatments/procedures and enjoys attending the conferences annually learning the most up-to-date medical and surgical advancements.
Living on 11 acres south of Fargo, her furry extended family members include Parker and Tess both adopted mixed large breed dogs from a local rescue agency, Little Baby Momma Barn Kitty (the indoor feline companion that her 3 yr old at the time named), and outdoor mouser extraordinaire Pillsbury Muffin. Her pastures are graced by Jazzy (a registered Paint Overo), Paisley (a registered Buckskin Quarter Horse filly) and soon her Norwegian Fjord filly. She has a small group of pet chickens (for eggs) and is currently trying to convince spouse, Ron, that she and her daughter (Josie) and son (Beckett) need personable goats to complete the family (status pending). In her spare time, Tracie has diverse interests, namely outdoor activities, hobby farming, horseback riding, mountain travel, and various physical activities (kickboxing, pilates, hiking, biking, and trail running).
Teri-Lee James, DVM, MPH
Dr. Teri-Lee James has been practicing companion animal medicine and surgery in the Fargo-Moorhead area since 2009. Upon completion of her Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology from The University of Tennessee she took a position with the Knoxville Zoological Gardens. She spent the next six years caring for a variety of species, first as an animal keeper then as an assistant in the zoo’s veterinary hospital. In 2004 she was accepted by The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in May of 2008 and her Master of Public Health with a concentration in Veterinary Public Health later that same year. Dr. James’ professional interests include preventative medicine, nutrition, infectious diseases, soft tissue surgery, and exotic animal medicine and surgery.
Dr. James lives with her husband Evan, daughter Wren, and their three dogs: Chihuahua-terrier mixes Richard and Penelope and blue-tick coon hound Okra Corndog. When not working on home improvement projects (a constant necessity when living in a home built in 1928) or in their yard, Dr. James and her family enjoy traveling, cooking, reading, music, and spending time outdoors hiking, camping, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing.
Melissa Caid, DVM
Dr. Melissa Caid has been practicing companion animal medicine and surgery since 2008. Upon completion of her Bachelors of Science degree in Microbiology from North Dakota State University she graduated from the University Of Minnesota College Of Veterinary Medicine with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2008. Dr. Caid’s professional interests include veterinary dermatology, veterinary behavior, preventative medicine and veterinary nutrition.
Dr. Caid’s family consists of her husband, Joe, who is a production animal veterinarian in Steele, ND, her daughter, Maggie, and her four-legged family –Bernice, a rambunctious black labrador retriever mix breed, Mildred, a long hair miniature dachshund who has a big personality and her lovable cat, Neo. In her spare time, Dr. Caid enjoys reading, music and running (the sport and running to keep up with her daughter Maggie)
Abby Sullivan, DVM, CCRT
Dr. Abby Sullivan has been practicing canine rehabilitation since 2014. A native of far West Texas, she obtained degrees in Biology and Communication Studies at Austin College, just north of Dallas. She then attended veterinary school at Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, where she graduated in 2014. During her time there, canine rehabilitation piqued her interest. She became certified in the field through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute and worked at a canine rehab referral center near Denver for over a year. Dr. Abby’s other professional interests are neurology and extending her rehab knowledge to help non-canine animals, including wildlife and exotics.
When her husband was accepted to a PhD program at North Dakota State University, Dr. Abby was excited at the prospect of adding her rehabilitation skills to Two Rivers Veterinary Hospital’s already-diverse services. The whole Sullivan gang—two dogs (Franklin, a pit bull mix, and Frances, a beagle-basset mix) and two cats (Mr. Darcy and Polly-wog)—moved to Fargo over the summer of 2015.
In her spare time, Dr. Abby enjoys spending time with her husband and fur-family, baking, reading, gardening, and tickling the ivories. She has also been known to guide rafts through raging white-water rapids, train for and then somehow survive Tough Mudder endurance events, or spend her vacation days backpacking the Grand Canyon with her family. She is always on the look-out for a new adventure, but she never passes up an opportunity for some rest and relaxation.
Kim Knutson, Practice Manager & LVT
Kim joined Two Rivers Veterinary Hospital in January 2014. She graduated from North Dakota State University in the spring of 2005 with a BS in Veterinary Technology. She has been a licensed Vet Tech in the area since 2005. Kim has a special interest in small animal surgery and dentistry. She is an active member of the North Dakota Vet Tech Association and currently runs the website for them. She also sits on the NDSU Vet Tech Advisory Committee.
Kim currently lives in West Fargo with her husband, Nick and 2 year old son, Jack. They share their home with a senior Pug, Ricky, and a German Wirehair Pointer, Veeta. Ricky enjoys lounging around the house, and lying in front of the fireplace. Veeta is full of energy loves to go hunting and swimming.
In their spare time they enjoy spending time with family and going to the lake. They also enjoying fishing (both in the summer and the winter), jet skiing, snowmobiling, and hunting. Kim also enjoys sewing, scrap booking, and cooking.
Lisa Hagen, LVT
Lisa joined the team at Two Rivers Veterinary Hospital in May 2014. She graduated from North Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Veterinary Technology. Lisa has been a Licensed Veterinary Technician in the Fargo-Moorhead area since 2006. She has experience with small animal medicine, exotic species & enjoys helping out with emergency animal medicine at the Red River Animal Emergency Clinic.
Her interests include spending time with her family and friends and her faithful companion, 9 year old Labrador retriever, Daisy. She enjoys many outdoor activities, especially the lake in the summertime, running & riding motorcycle. Lisa’s special interests also include photography and painting.
Joey Kraska, Technicain
Lisa Noyes, Receptionist
Lisa joined the Two Rivers team on opening day October 3, 2011 as receptionist. She is a graduate of Fargo North High School and Josef’s School of Hair Design. Lisa has been married to her husband Gary for 27 years and is the mother of two kids, Amanda, 24 and Justin, 22. Her extended family includes seven four-legged friends: Sammy, a 9-year old Cavalier King Charles spaniel, Lula, a 1-year old Golden Retriever, and 2 cats, Ringo and Hairy-it.
In her spare time, Lisa enjoys spending time with her family and friends skiing (either water or snow) or just hanging out on the lake boating. She also enjoys long walks with the dogs and bike riding.
Kayla Bauske, Receptionist
Kayla grew up in Mandan North Dakota, graduating from Mandan High School in 2009. She moved to Fargo shortly after graduation and joined the Two Rivers Veterinary team in November of 2014.
In her free time she enjoys going to movies, cooking, doing puzzles, and spending time with her family and friends. In the summertime she likes being outdoors; playing Frisbee golf, going the lake, and taking walks.
Taylor Huether, Veterinary Assistant
Taylor grew up on a family farm outside of Lamoure, ND. She graduated from Lamoure High School as salutatorian in May 2012. She is currently at NDSU studying to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. She has also taken the require courses for vet school.
Taylor has a yellow lab, Jade, barn cats and chickens. Her family is planning to get some start to finish hogs. Taylor has a special interest in large animal medicine and plans to focus on that during vet school. Taylor’s hobbies include camping, hunting, fishing, refurbishing old “junk” and spending time with family.