VETERINARIANS


Dr. Troy Dutton

Job Title: Veterinarian/Owner
Education:

  • BS in Animal Science from Montana State 1995
  • DVM from Oregon State in 2000

Professional Associations: NDVMA, AVMA, AABP
Special Interests: Bovine reproduction, Herd Health

Dr. Dutton has been practicing at Steele Veterinary Clinic since his graduation from Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000.
Dr. Dutton just finished serving 7-year term on the board of the North Dakota Veterinary Medical Association. He looks forward to working in organized veterinary medicine in the future to promote veterinary medicine statewide.

Dr. Dutton and his wife Carol have two daughters, Morgan and Allison. His family has a dog Mocha, a cat Pipi, four horses Ole, Snitch, Mocha, and Star, and numerous goats. Dr. Dutton enjoys spending his free time with family and friends, fishing, boating, and trail riding.



Dr. Joseph Hochhalter

Job Title: Veterinarian/Owner
Education:

  • BS Animal and Range Science from NDSU 2003
  • DVM from University of Minnesota 2008

Professional Associations: NDVMA, AVMA, AABP
Special Interests: Bovine reproduction, Ultrasound, Herd Health

Dr. Hochhalter grew up on a ranch in south-central North Dakota, where from an early age he developed an interest in animal agriculture. He was involved in the family farming operation including beef cattle, sheep, pigs, and horses.

He attended NDSU where he graduated with a degree in Animal and Range science in 2003 and went on to attain his DVM at the University of Minnesota in 2008. Since graduation, he has been part of the team at Steele Veterinary Clinic.

Dr. Hochhalter and his wife Melissa have two children, Maggie and Harrison. Their family has two dogs Mildred and Bernice, and a cat Mabel. Dr. Hochhalter also enjoys helping out when he can on the ranch back in Ashley, spending time with family and friends, fishing, and just spending time outdoors.



Dr. Christina Burgard

Job Title: Associate Veterinarian
Education:

  • Undergraduate at NDSU2003
  • DVM from Kansas State

Professional Associations: NDVMA, AVMA, AABP
Special Interests: Orthopedics, Large animal reproduction

Christina moved to Steele in June of 2013 after graduating from Kansas State College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Burgard and her husband Jarrid welcomed their first child, Kaiden, in November of 2018. Christina and her family also share their farm with Kali the chocolate lab, 2horses, registered Charolais and British White Cattle. In her free time, Christina enjoys spending time with family, hunting, and working with cattle on the family farm.



Dr. Nickolas Hart

Job Title: Associate Veterinarian
Education:

  • Undergraduate at NDSU
  • DVM from Kansas State

Professional Associations: NDVMA, AVMA
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Dr. Hart grew up in the practice area, originally coming from Chaseley, ND. He spent summers working at Steele Veterinary Clinic while going to college. He joined the team at Steele Veterinary Clinic as a Veterinarian in June of 2014.



Dr. Danni Becker

Job Title: Associate Veterinarian
Education:

  • BS from University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • DVM from Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine

Professional Associations: NDVMA, AVMA, AASV
Special Interests: Swine

Dr. Becker is originally from Scottsbluff, NE. She attended University of Missouri-Kansas City, where she attained a Bachelor of Science degree. She graduated in the inaugural class at Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine in eastern Tennesee.

Dr. Becker and her fiancé welcomed their son Theo into the world on August 2019. They also share their home with four dogs, Coco, Joe, Jase, and Lucy, and a cat Sarabi. In her free time, she enjoys slow-pitch softball, sunshine, and a good bottle of wine.



Dr. Arlyn Scherbenske

Job Title: Associate Veterinarian
Education:

  • Undergraduate UND, and NDSU Pre-Vet
  • DVM from Iowa State University in 1980

Professional Associations: NDVMA, AVMA
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Dr. Scherbenske graduated from Iowa State University in 1980. He has been with Steele Veterinary clinic since that time. Since his retirement in 2016, Dr. Scherbenske has taken on a part-time role, working a couple of days a week during the busy seasons in the fall and spring of the year.

Dr. Scherbenske served for 16 years as the North Dakota delegate to the AVMA. He is also a past president of the NDVMA, and in 2005 was awarded NDVMA “Veterinary of the Year”. His goal has always been to serve others.

Dr. Scherbenske and his wife Lisa have four children Lindsey, Jonathan, Julia, and Cole. Arlyn enjoys yard work, riding horses, fishing, and spending time with family and friends.


OUR STAFF



Jarrid Arndt

Job Title: Office Manager
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Jarrid has been a part of the team at Steele Veterinary Clinic since 2002. You can usually find him helping clients, scheduling appointments, or doing administrative tasks.

When not at work, Jarrid likes to play on the family farm with his wife Christina, their little boy Kaiden, and all of the animals too numerous to mention.



Lorrie Eide

Job Title: Veterinary Assistant
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Lorrie grew up in the Sandhills of Nebraska on a cattle ranch. After college, she moved to Minot and worked in law enforcement for 10 years. She moved to Oregon and started working at a veterinary clinic where she found her love of working with animals. Lorrie has been on the team at Steele Veterinary Clinic since the spring of 2018. Lorrie enjoys traveling back to Nebraska to visit and help out on the ranch. She also enjoys playing with her 2 dogs, cat, and iguana.


Monica Fitterer

Job Title: Veterinary Technician
Education: Veterinary Technology NDSU 2019
Professional Associations: Fear Free Certified
Special Interests: Dentistry, Ruminants

Monica is originally from Tuttle, ND where she grew up on her parents’ cattle ranch. She started working at Steele Veterinary Clinic while in high school, and while completing her degree at NDSU. She has been on staff as a Technician since August 2019.

In her free time, Monica enjoys working cows with “The Guys”, being outdoors, and playing with her crazy energetic border collie, Liala.



Kaydee Weippert

Job Title: Veterinary Assistant
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Kaydee is from Tappen, ND, and grew up on a farm/ranch 10 miles south of town. She joined the Steele Veterinary Clinic team in May of 2019 as a veterinary assistant. Kaydee plans to pursue a career in veterinary medicine, and is applying to different vet schools for the fall of 2020.

In her free time Kaydee enjoys hunting, fishing, reading, and Netflix bingeing. She can also be found hanging out with friends and family, and playing with her dog Fred.



Bethany Keller

Job Title: Veterinary Technician
Education: AAS Degree in Veterinary Technology from Ridgewater College 2019
Professional Associations: NAVTA
Special Interests: Equine Surgery, Equine Sports Medicine

Bethany grew up on a cattle and farming operation north of Harvey, ND. Bethany is the youngest of 3 children with 2 older brothers. She completed her degree at Ridgewater College in 2019, and has been part of the Steele Veterinary Clinic team since graduation. Bethany has a special interest in equine medicine and surgery. Bethany has 4 horses, 2 dogs and of course her registered angus cattle.

Bethany spends her free time training horses and rodeoing. She competes in barrel roping and breakaway roping.



Ethan Galbreath

Job Title: Veterinary Assistant
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Ethan is a senior at Kidder County High School, and he plans to attend NDSCS to pursue a degree in animal science, or Ridgewater College to pursue a degree in Veterinary Technology.
Ethan likes to spend his free time hunting with his two-year-old yellow lab, Bo, and showing sheep. He also works for a local farmer when not helping out at the clinic.