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).

Practice Manager


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 far with Toby (Black Lab), Norman (Springer Spaniel) and their rodent control team, Sully, Bella, Gabby, and Lucy. In her spare time, Josie enjoys spending time with her kids and grandkids.

Veterinary Technicians

Vickie, LVT

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, LVT

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, LVT

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 DSH gray tabby named Rengar, her DMH torti named Ahri, and her red-eared slider named Turtllini. She also enjoys hiking, traveling, going to concerts, painting/drawing, and spending time with her family and friends.

Greta, VT

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.

Jenessa, VT

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Veterinary Assistants


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.


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Alivia grew up on a farm in Webster, ND. She joined the Valley Vet family in January of 2022. Alivia is currently attending school at NDSU and is working on obtaining her Veterinary Technician degree with a Large Animal Veterinary Technician minor. She has 2 dogs and 1 cat; a St. Bernard/Great Pyrenees mix named Luna, a Blue Heeler named Stew, and an orange DSH named Morty. Alivia enjoys being outside and being at the lake with friends.


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Brittney grew up on a farm outside of Viborg, SD. She is currently enrolled at MSUM and majoring in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. She joined the Valley Veterinary team in July 2020. Brittney enjoys hiking, kayaking, concerts, and spending time with friends. She has two rescue dogs at home named Kiara and Oakley.


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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.


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