Our doctors utilize the online Veterinary Information Network (VIN) to link themselves to specialists around the country.
Derine Winning, DVM
Dr. Winning graduated from Colorado State University in 1997. She practiced in Montana for over six years before coming back to her home state of North Dakota in 2003. She joined Valley Veterinary Hospital in 2006 and became a partner in the clinic later that year. Since then she continues to enjoy practicing small animal and exotic medicine, performing surgery and is certified in veterinary acupuncture at Valley Veterinary Hospital. As time has progressed, Dr. Winning has established many cherished relationships with clients and their pets and enjoys “catching up” with them on their visits.
Dr. Winning’s family includes two standard Dachshunds, Doobie and Dahlia. Dr. Winning is considered starting a support group for those, like her, who are Dachshund addicts. Other than spending time with her dogs, she enjoys cooking, gardening, running, and just spending time in the country.
Kristine Haroldson, DVM – Medical Director
Dr. Haroldson grew up on a farm outside of Tappen, ND. She received a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from NDSU and then attended Kansas State College of Veterinary Medicine, where she earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. Dr. Haroldson joined Valley Vet in July 2016. She enjoys working with all species but has a special interest in exotic animals. Dr. Haroldson, her husband Chris and their 3 kids share their home in Fargo with their 2 yellow labs (Daisy and Willow), 2 cats (Lola and Kia) and a crested gecko (Loki).
Brandi Herauf, DVM
Dr. Herauf was born and raised in Dickinson, ND. She earned a biology degree from Dickinson State University, then went on to attend vet school at Oregon State University. She is interested in dentistry and surgery. In her spare time, Dr. Herauf enjoys spending time with her cats (Elsie and Luma), gardening, baking and sewing.
Hannah Smith, DVM
Dr. Smith grew up in the suburbs of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex in Texas. She graduated from Texas A&M University in 2016 with a degree in Animal Science before moving to Iowa to attend vet school at Iowa State University. After her graduation in 2021, she moved to Fargo to join the Valley Veterinary Hospital team. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, but is particularly interested in behavior. Dr. Smith and her chocolate Lab, Otis, are currently allowed to cohabitate with the feline “frienemies” known as Toby and Pip. If she is not taking long walks with Otis in her free time, she can usually be found cuddling with her furry boys, reading, spending time with friends and family, or (cats permitting) learning to knit warm wool socks.
Josie grew up in New York Mills, MN. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology from NDSU and a Master’s in Leadership from the University of Jamestown. Her and her husband Clint live on a hobby farm with Tucker (German Shorthair), Toby (Black Lab) and their rodent control team, Sully, Bella, Gabby, and Lucy. In her spare time, Josie enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and doing anything outdoors.
Jaime grew up in Centerville, MN, and moved to the F-M area in the fall of 2012. She has a Bachelor of Science in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from MSUM. In her free time, Jaime enjoys reading, being outdoors, cooking, and spending time with her friends and family. Jaime has two rescue cats from Homeward Animal Shelter, Ingrid and Anya.
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Lauren grew up and lives in Fargo, ND. She graduated from NDSU with a Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology in May 2016. Lauren joined our team in September 2017. Lauren loves learning new things about her job everyday. She has 3 cats; Dallas, Nibble & Luna. She has a crazy Border Collie named Harley. Lauren enjoys outdoor activities, going to the lake whenever possible & anything to do with animals.
Vickie joined the team at Valley Veterinary Hospital in November of 2018. She comes with 35 + years of experience. She is married to Darren and has one 26-year-old son, Devin. Vickie and Darren live on a farm in Twin Valley, MN with currently 1 dog, 2 cats, and 5 horses but these numbers are subject to change at any time! When Vickie is not working or taking care of her own animals she enjoys being outdoors, riding horse, camping, gardening, canning, quilting, crocheting, reading and spending time with family.
Jenni is originally from the midwest, but has lived on the west coast and in Africa. She graduated from NDSU with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Veterinary Technology in May 2020 and joined the Valley Veterinary family in August 2020. Jenni loves interacting with clients and patients. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her partner, playing roller derby, longboarding, snowboarding, camping, hiking, and mountain biking.
Alyssa grew up in Horace and currently lives in Fargo. She graduated from Ridgewater College in Willmar, MN, with her A.A.S degree in Veterinary Technology in May, 2018. She joined the Valley Veterinary team in October, 2020. Alyssa loves spending time with her pets Rengar (gray tabby DSH), Ahri (torti DMH), Chiko (mini lop x lionhead rabbit), and Turtllini (red eared slider turtle). She also enjoys hiking, traveling, going to concerts, painting/drawing, and spending time with her family and friends.
Sarah grew up in Williams county ND. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Technology at North Dakota State University in May of 2020. Sarah joined the Valley Vet team November 2020. She is a bunny mom to an extremely spoiled mini lop rabbit named Lily and regularly takes care of the family dog, a golden doodle named Aria. In her free time Sarah enjoys roller skating/derby, and playing video games.
Greta grew up in Fergus Falls, MN. She graduated from Ridgewater College in May of 2021 with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Veterinary Technology and is also Fear Free Certified. She joined the Valley Veterinary team in November of 2021. She enjoys seeing each pet that comes in and helping with surgeries. She has one Shih Tzu dog named Chloe and looks forward to owning a husky in the near future. In Greta’s free time she enjoys golfing, running, and spending time with family, friends, and of course her dog Chloe.
Mady grew up on a farm outside of Wahpeton, ND. She graduated from NDSU with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Microbiology in December 2020. She joined the Valley Veterinary team in February 2021 and plans on going to vet school in the future. In her free time, Mady enjoys watching movies, baking, going to the lake, and snowmobiling with her family.
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Originally from Brillion, WI. Came to Fargo to attend school at NDSU in 2019. Majoring in Veterinary Technology with a Minor in zoology. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends and watching my favorite shows and movies! I have one domestic shorthair named George who’s always causing trouble!
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Cambree grew up in Surrey, ND and moved to Fargo in 2020 to attend NDSU. She joined the Valley Vet team in June 2021 and is working on a bachelors degree in Veterinary Technology with a Large Animal Veterinary Technology minor. Cambree’s hobbies include long distance running, renovating her house, and riding motorcycle with her boyfriend. Her free time is spent with her golden retriever, Rhea, and her siamese x, River.
Winter grew up in southwest Minnesota. She graduated from MSUM in 2021 with a Bachelor of Science in Entertainment Business. Winter joined the Valley Veterinary team in September 2021. She is a mom to two troublemaker ferrets named Rick and Momo. In her free time, Winter enjoys playing with her ferrets, crocheting, cooking, and swimming.
Tyler recently moved to the Fargo/Moorhead area from Omaha, Nebraska. He is originally from Mississippi where he met and married his wife, Sarah. Tyler is currently working towards an online associates degree in veterinary technology, and he plans to continue his career in animal medicine by becoming a licensed Veterinary Technician. Tyler has one older tuxedo cat named Watson and a half Pyrenees/half chowchow named Mycroft. His favorite outdoor activity is rock climbing and bouldering.
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Brittany was born and raised in Fargo, ND. She joined the Valley Veterinary team in September of 2020. She loves meeting and visiting with all of the new and returning animals that come through the door every day. Brittany has two spoiled dogs, Charlie, a Pug Mix, and Chester, a Pug. She enjoys spending time at her family lake house, traveling, and being outdoors.
Kendra was born and raised in Barnesville, MN. She joined the Valley Veterinarian team in January 2022. Kendra spends most of her free time with her fiancé and new baby girl Dakota. They have one cat that’s as spoiled as their baby is. In the summer time Kendra spends her days off at the lake or supporting her fiancé in demolition derbies.
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