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Ashley Hall, DVM

Ashley Hall is a Georgia native who moved to Minnesota in 2011 to pursue veterinary medicine. She graduated from Georgia Southern University in 2009 with a BS in Biology. In 2016, Ashley graduated with her DVM from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine where she tracked mixed animal medicine. Since then, Ashley has been working as a small animal veterinarian at a private practice in Burnsville. She also developed a special interest in shelter medicine and plans to dedicate her life to helping victims of domestic violence and their pets. Ashley spends her spare time with her son Devin, her partner Mike, and her furry critter family, which consists of their two dogs and four cats.

Patrice Witschen, DVM

Patrice Witschen is originally from northern Minnesota and graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth in 2012 with a BS in biology. In 2018, she graduated with her DVM from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. During this time, Patrice found her true niche in the field as a veterinarian-scientist and thus entered into the Comparative and Molecular Biosciences PhD program. Aside from her enthusiasm towards research, Patrice also has an interest in shelter medicine. In her spare time, Patrice enjoys hiking with her two rescue pups.

Ingrid Lyons

Ingrid Lyons is a Minnesota transplant originally from Brooklyn, New York. She decided NOT to go to vet school because science and math are hard, and instead graduated from Carleton College in 2015 with a bachelors in environmental studies and then the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota in 2018 with a certificate in non-profit governance. Ingrid can’t remember a time without having at least one pet, and plans to pursue further education and a career in animal welfare law and policy. 

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