Tracie Hoggarth, DVM
Dr. Hoggarth has been practicing companion animal medicine and surgery in the Fargo area since 2003. Upon completion of her Bachelors of Science in Microbiology from North Dakota State University, 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 therapeutic dental procedures, pre-emptive brachycephalic airway surgical procedures, and management of various medical conditions/dermatologic concerns. 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 with her spouse and two children, her furry extended family members include Tess (an adopted mixed lab-visla-? cross) from a local rescue agency, Oscar (a French Bulldog), Little Baby Momma Barn Kitty (the indoor-only feline companion that her then 3 yr old daughter named), and part-time outdoor by-choice cat known as Pillsbury Muffin. Residents in pasture and barn include Paisley (a registered Buckskin Quarter Horse), Peggy (a registered Palomino Tobiano/Paint Horse), and Junie (a black and white pony/horse cross). She has a small group of individually named pet chickens known collectively as “the girls”, two pet goats, and 4 pet rabbits to complete the furry family menagerie.
In her spare time, Tracie has diverse interests, namely outdoor activities, hobby farming, physical activities/exercise (teaches kickboxing part-time, enjoys yoga, trail running, biking), horseback riding, etc. Mountain travel has a special place in her heart.
Teri-Lee James, DVM, MPH
Dr. Teri-Lee James has been practicing companion animal medicine and surgery in the Fargo-West 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’s professional interests include preventative medicine, nutrition, soft tissue and ophthalmic surgery, exotic animal medicine and surgery, behavior, pain management, and hospice / end of life care.
Dr. James lives with her husband Evan, daughter Wren, Chihuahua-Terrier mixes Richard and Penelope, Blue Tick Coonhound Okra Corndog, Redbone Coonhound Ernie Tomato, and Spider Tortoise Mary-Bob. 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, planning future travel, attending concerts and plays, and spending time outdoors.
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.
Kim currently lives in West Fargo with her husband, Nick, 4 year old son, Jack and 2 year old daughter, Adalyn. They share their home with 2 Pugs, Ricky and Velma, and a German Wirehair Pointer, Veeta.
In their spare time they enjoy spending time with family and going camping. 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 Labrador Retrievers Daisy and Ryleigh. 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, LVT
Joey joined the team at Two Rivers Veterinary Hospital in October 2014. She graduated from North Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Veterinary technology in 2014. She has been licensed tech in the area since 2015. She is particularly interested in veterinary lab techniques.
Joey enjoys spending time back home in Hallock, Minnesota with her friends and family, camping, reading, and spending time with her two cats, Lurch and PB.
Caity Holmes, LVT
Caity joined the team at Two Rivers Veterinary Hospital in July 2015. She graduated from North Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Veterinary Technology. Caity has a special interest in surgery, dentistry, and dermatology.
Caity currently lives in Fargo with her two fur babies, Charlie (Schneagle) and Deja vu (Tortie DSH). In her spare time she enjoys going to her parent’s lake cabin in the Summer and traveling during the Winter.
Crystal Wilson, LVT
Crystal joined our team as an LVT at Two Rivers in 2015. Taking care of our furry family members is her absolute passion & she considers herself lucky to be able to live out her dreams daily. Her special interests within the veterinary field are behavior, radiography, and blood analysis. There is always something new to learn & techniques to research. On her off time she enjoys reading, Netflix, being outdoors, and of course spending any & all of her free time with her fur baby Milo.
Ashley Hoffmann, LVT
Ashley joined our team in September of 2015. She graduated from North Dakota State University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Veterinary Technology with a minor in zoology. Her special interests include veterinary lab techniques and emergent care. She also enjoys helping at the Red River Animal Emergency Clinic.
Ashley is originally from Bismarck, ND and currently lives in Fargo with her two dogs: Nymeria (German Shepherd/Husky) and Persephone (Miniature Australian Shepherd). She enjoys reading, video games, and various types of crafting.
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 29 years and is the mother of two kids, Amanda, 27 and Justin, 25. Her extended family includes six four-legged friends: Sammy, a 12-year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Lula, a 4-year old Golden Retriever, Benelli, a 2 year old Golden Retriever and 3 cats, Hariy-it (13 years), Purrseus (3 years) and Pawly (2 years).
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.
Sam Weigel, Veterinary Assistant
Sam joined the team in 2016 at Two Rivers Veterinary Hospital as a Veterinary Assistant. She graduated Century High School in Bismarck, North Dakota in 2015. She currently goes to North Dakota State University and is majoring in Microbiology/Pre-Vet. Her special interests are surgery, rehab and exotic animals. In her free time she enjoys spending time with friends and family, movies, and cuddling with her gecko Franklin.