Meet our Talented Team
At Osceola Veterinary Service we believe that the best medical care starts with a talented, educated, and caring staff. Our staff has lots of experience with a variety of species and we strive to continue our education and develop our skills with each species we manage.
We love your animals and strive to care for them as if they were our own!
Timothy Johnson, DVM
Practice Owner & Mixed Animal Veterinarian
Timothy D. Johnson DVM graduated from the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1980. He has practiced in Osceola since graduation and is also the owner of Osceola Veterinary Service.Clinical duties include surgery, medical treatment and healthcare education for companion animals, equine, dairy, small animal ruminants and extraordinary pets. The exotic and unusual medical patients are a special interest, including pocket pets, birds, reptiles, and wildlife.
Active memberships are maintained in national, state and local veterinary associations. Continuing educational programs ensure that advanced medical knowledge is practiced by our staff. Dr. Johnson's membership in the Minnesota Academy of Veterinary Practitioners requires annual credits be submitted to maintain membership status in this elite group.
Dr. Johnson enjoys living on Balsam Lake. He is involved with the University of Minnesota alumni band performances and is a member of a concert choir in the Twin Cities. He is active in motorcycling, summer lake and winter snow sports.
Bruce Oscarson, DVM
Large Animal Veterinarian
Bruce A. Oscarson DVM, a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, has been with the Osceola Veterinary Service since 1990. Dr. Oscarson enjoys working with all large animal species (cattle, horses, camelids(alpacas and llamas), goats, sheep) and their owners.
He regularly visits many of the area dairy farms providing services ranging from herd reproductive exams and ultrasounds to repairing injured teats and caring for sore feet. He also performs full abdominal surgeries on the farm. Dr. Oscarson serves most of the alpaca breeders in the area offering general husbandry/management consultation as well medical and surgical care including reproductive ultrasounds. A majority of Dr. Oscarson's time is spent with the horse owning residents of our four county practice area. With a full stable of his own, he is very experienced in all aspects of horse care. Equine hoof & foot problems are an area of particular interest.
His professional involvement in several local and national associations keep him up to date on the most recent advances in medicine and surgery. He enjoys client education and often speaks at schools and events about the veterinary profession.His professional involvement in several local and national associations keep him up to date on the most recent advances in medicine and surgery. He enjoys client education and often speaks at schools and events about the veterinary profession.
Dr. Oscarson loves to spend his free time (when not catching up on chores at home) kayaking on Lake Superior, canoe camping in the Boundary Waters or trail riding one of his horses. His wife Cathy, an elementary teacher in Osceola, shares his interest in horses and the outdoors.
Anna Bovitz, DVM
Mixed Animal Veterinarian
Anna M. Bovitz DVM graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in Spring of 2020 and has been with us ever since. She enjoys working with a variety of species all while developing her interests. She enjoys mentoring students of many ages and encourages youth to enter the veterinary field. As you can see from her photo she has a soft spot for Golden Retrievers.
She enjoys spending time with her Golden Retriever Cha Cha (pictured on the far right) and German Shepherd Taconite, as well as, hiking and spending time outdoors with her husband and family, reading, and time at the cabin.
We would love for you to come and meet her!
Samantha McDonald, DVM
Small and Exotic Veterinarian
Samantha McDonald, DVM is a 2016 graduate from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. She began working in central Wisconsin as a small animal practitioner, and after 5 years decided it was time to move closer to family. Dr. McDonald lives with her husband, Nate, and their two boys - Finnian and Griffin. They one day want to begin their own hobby farm, complete with a few goats, horses and chickens. When time allows, she enjoys camping, reading, watching movies and spending time with friends and family. At home they have a very senior pitty who loves to steal their food and is Finn and Griff's best friend; while the three cats are still withholding judgement.
Dr. McDonald's areas of special interest include behavior, internal medicine and soft-tissue surgery. She enjoys working with cats, dogs, pocket pets and the occasional chicken. She is looking forward to meeting all the pets (and their humans) in the Osceola area!
Hi! My name is Sunday Olson and I have been a Receptionist at Osceola Veterinary Service since February 2002. My absolute favorite animal is the dolphin but all others come second best! I love ALL animals. I manage the front desk most days, but help around the clinic when needed! I am married, with three beautiful children: Alexandria, Whitley and Gavin and a beautiful granddaughter named Paityn. I have 2 cats named Chloe and Jupiter. They're both Calicos, which is my favorite coloring on a cat! I also have a miniature dachshund named Elsa who is the love of my life! We have two toads that have become summer residents on our deck, and use my flower garden as their winter escape in a nice dark dirt hole. We named them Enrique and LoBana. I love toads and frogs too!
I originally went to school for Travel and Office Management and worked for Carlson Companies in the Twin Cities for many, many years. I decided the drive was too much and went for my other passion - Animals! I was fortunate and blessed enough to get hired here at Osceola Veterinary Service and have had the opportunity to meet many wonderful people and their pets. I have become so close to so many... what an awesome job. Everyone I work with is wonderful, they are my family and I love them all.
I look forward to seeing all of you every year for your annual visits and wish you great health and happiness all year through.
CVT Large Animal Technician
Hello fellow animal lovers. Please Call me Jen. I have been a part of the OVS family since March of 2006. I spend my days in our mobile unit as our large animal technician. We see a variety of species including mostly equine and bovine, as well as camelids (llamas and alpacas), caprine, and ovine. We are also greeted by the occasional farm dog or barn cat with a tail wag and are glad to include them in our day. I completed my Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science in 1989 (yes, a while ago) from UW River Falls. I went back to school and received my A.A.S. in Veterinary Technology and soon after, became a part of OVS.
I currently live in MN and have not been scared off by the weather. My husband Mike and I live on a 10 acre hobby farm with 2 horses, 1 dog, and 2 cats located in East Bethel, which is 35 miles from the clinic. The kids, Adam and Casey, have moved away but family gatherings keep us together. I enjoy horseback riding, downhill skiing, and hanging out with friends and family.
CVT Small Animal Technician and Inventory Manager
Hi! My name is Meghan. I joined Osceola Veterinary Service in the fall of 2007. I graduated from Globe University in December 2007 with an A.A.S. degree in Veterinary Technology. For as long as I can remember, I've always wanted to work with animals, so becoming a CVT has been a dream come true! I have a beautiful daughter named Hailee.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my own pets. I currently have a pitbull mix named Mya. Mya is very special to me because I hand-raised her since she was only 1 week old! My newest addition is Mollie Mae a boston Terrier. I have fallen in love with Boston Terriers since becoming a veterinary technician and it is very exciting to now have my own! I also have three cats, Lucy, Enzo, and Rose.
Additional activities I enjoy are snowboarding, hiking, fishing, kayaking, gardening, camping, reading, and spending time with my friends and family. I can't wait to see all of you and your pets at your next visit!
CVT Small Animal Technician and Second Receptionist
Hello my name is Angel and I work primarily with the smaller family pets that visit us here at Osceola Veterinary Service or at the front desk area. I have been a CVT since 2002 and come with lots of experience in a variety of species.
I have 4 cats ( Sheldon Cooper, Penny, Leonard, and Hope) and 3 dogs (English Springer Spaniels named Holley, Spicer, and Shelby) that keep me busy. Holley is working on her certified therapy title, Shelby is getting into agility training, and Spicer is training for his titles in hunting. I have always had an interest in training animals and watching their brains work. They sure know how to touch one's soul with their big hearts and return love unconditionally!
When not at work you will usually find me outdoors doing something fun. I have several hobbies that I partake in, all the way from ATV riding and off road adventures to the usual’s such as hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, and camping.
I love being a part of the team here at Osceola Veterinary Service and I look forward to meeting you and your furry family members!
CVT Small Animal Technician
Hello, I'm Cathy and I recently joined the OVS crew in spring of 2017. I graduated from the Medical Institute of Minnesota (MIM) in 1995. I have lots of knowledge in small animal medicine and I am available to answer your questions.
Although I have lived on a small farm my whole life I find that I am still learning about farm animals and I really enjoy it.
My hobbies include showing and breeding Great Danes as well as horse back riding with my Tennessee Walkers. I enjoy the summer months with boating and being outdoors. I look forward to meeting you and your pets in the near future.
Small Animal Technician
I have always had an interest in veterinary medicine and have worked with a variety of species over the years. I graduated with a degree in animal science from Globe University in September 2016.
I have 2 dogs (Rain and Kiara- Labrador Retrievers), and 3 horses (Captain- Arabian, Wildfire-Quarter horse, and Willow- Paint). In my spare time I enjoy horse back riding, reading, swimming, fishing, kayaking and traveling. I have a special interest in wildlife rehabilitation as well.
I am currently working with small animals at Osceola Veterinary Service and look forward to meeting you and your pets.
Mixed Animal Technician
Hello, My name is Katie. My boyfriend and I live in East Farmington Wisconsin. I love horses and I have a two of my own (Tigger-pictured and Magic). I also have 3 boston terriers named: June Bug, Henry and Waylon. I love getting outside and going for a trail ride or just spending time with my fur-kids!
I am spending most of my time as Bruce's assistant but you will also see me in the clinic as well. I enjoy the variety of various species.
I look forward to learning more and meeting more people in the near future.
CVT Small Animal Technician and Nutrition Advisor
Hello, My name is Michelle. I previously worked at two other clinics prior to joining the team at OVS in February 2019. I graduated from Argosy University October 2013 with a A.A.S. degree in Veterinary Technology and have been working in Veterinary Medicine since. I have worked with a wide variety of different species over the years and love them all!
My husband and I live on a small hobby farm outside of Star Prairie, WI with our two dogs (Rusty and Kai), 4 cats (Elvis, Caroline, Puff and Tows), 5 horses (Danny, Sarah, Ruby, April and Grace), and 10 chickens. In my free time I enjoy working and growing my hobby farm, horseback riding, and hiking. I look forward to meeting you and your pets at your next visit.