Dr. James E. Dick, DVM was born in Mountain Lake, MN. He was active in 4-H and FFA. He and his family raised swine, cattle, sheep, chickens, and turkeys. He continues to be a partner with his brother in ownership and running of the family farm.
Jim graduated from the University of Minnesota and the College of Veterinary Medicine in 1972. He is a member of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians, American Veterinary Medical Association, and the MN Decoy Association.
Dr. James Dick joined the Fairmont Veterinary Clinic in 1972 and became a partner in 1973. He is married to Carol and they have three children, Jennifer, Katie, and Joshua . Jim is an avid hunter. He enjoys fishing and collecting duck decoys.
In January 2020, Jim retired as a partner and stayed on as a consultant for FVC and PCM.
Dr. Clark D. Huinker DVM, MS was born in Ames, IA and moved to Decorah, IA when he was sixteen years old. He was active in 4-H and FFA. His family raised purebred swine and cattle.
He graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1988 and was the winner of the Swine Proficiency Award. He completed the Executive Veterinary Program at the University of Illinois in 1996 and completed his Masters in Swine Medicine at Iowa State University in 1999.
Currently, he is involved with both swine and bovine medicine specializing in reproduction. Expertise includes artificial insemination and embryo transfer. He is a member of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians, American Association of Bovine Practitioners, American Society of Theriogenology, American Veterinary Medical Association, and American Embryo Transfer Society.
Dr. Huinker has been employed at the Fairmont Veterinary Clinic since 1988. He is married to Laura and they have three boys, Jake, Cole and Ben. His hobbies include walleye and northern pike fishing and golfing. He enjoys raising cattle on his farm.
Dr. Brian Roggow, DVM was born and raised in Jackson, MN. He was active in 4-H, FFA and athletics. His family was involved with a diversified farming operation that raised corn, soybeans, hogs, and sheep.
He graduated from the University of Minnesota-Morris in 1986 and then received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1990 from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. He completed the Executive Veterinary Program at the University of Illinois in 2000.
Dr. Roggow has been employed at the Fairmont Veterinary Clinic since 1990. He is married to Deb and they have three children, Zach, Nick, and Zoey. His hobbies include attending sporting events, golf, and helping to promote youth activities in the Fairmont Area.
Dr. Paul D. Ruen grew up near Lanesboro, MN on a diversified swine, beef, and grain farm. He was very involved in 4-H, FFA, sports, and other community activities. After graduating with biology and veterinary degrees from the University of Minnesota, Paul began working at the Fairmont Veterinary Clinic in 1992.
Dr. Ruen has been active in the American Association of Swine Veterinarians(AASV), serving on the board of directors for many years and as president. He has presented at the AASV annual meeting, the International Pig Veterinary Society, the Lemen Conference, and the North American Veterinary Conference, among others. Currently, Paul also serves on the AVMA Steering Committee for FDA Policy on Veterinary Oversight of Antimicrobials.
Paul enjoys many family activities with his wife Sue and children, Sydney and Jay. He has been active as a volunteer football and basketball coach, in his church, and working on their acreage. His hobbies include fishing, hunting, Gopher sports, and travel.
Dr. Mark Allen Wagner was born in South Dakota. He grew up near Wessington Springs and his family ranch raised cattle, pigs, and sheep. Mark was in FFA and showed animals at their local fair. He graduated from Wessington Springs High School in 1989.
Dr. Wagner attended South Dakota State University as an undergraduate and worked part time at the Diagnostics Lab. He also participated on the wool judging team and the livestock judging team. After graduation at SDSU, it was off to Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine for four more years of college. As a student, Dr. Wagner worked part time in the Iowa State Diagnostic Lab with multiple pathologists and researchers.
Following graduation at ISU in 1997, Dr. Wagner went straight to the Fairmont Veterinary Clinic and has been there ever since. Soon after coming to Fairmont, Dr. Duane Jordison introduced Dr. Wagner to a cute young veterinary technician at the neighboring companion animal vet practice (Chain of Lakes Pet Hospital). A couple of years later, he married that young lady, Alison, and they now have two children, Reed and Kate.
For fun, Dr. Wagner enjoys spending time with his family, working with the animals on his acreage, and going home to visit his mother’s ranch in South Dakota.
Dr. Wagner specializes in PRRS research and immunology and has developed several unique and innovative products to help pigs feel and perform better in the face of PRRS challenges.
Dr. Jeff Kurt, DVM grew up near Cascade, IA. He was raised on a diversified family farm with beef, swine, corn and soybeans. He was active in 4-H and FFA.
Jeff graduated form Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. He was the Swine Proficiency Award winner. He is a member of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians and the American Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Kurt focuses on swine health and production with an emphasis on ventilation and nutrition.
Dr. Kurt has been employed at the Fairmont Veterinary Clinic since 2002. He is married to Ann and they have one son, Tyler, and 2 daughters, Avery and Alayna. His hobbies include spending time with his family, sports, hunting, and fishing.
Dr. Steve Stone, DVM, grew up near Wagner, South Dakota on a diversified beef, swine, and grain farm. Upon his high school graduation, he joined the Army. After serving his country for two years, he began his undergraduate studies at South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Animal Science in 1993. Dr. Stone received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1997 from Iowa State University. While at Iowa State University, he also served in the Veterinary Core of the Army Reserve.
Upon graduation, Dr. Stone practiced mixed animal medicine in Slayton, MN, where he was a practicing partner until 2007 when he joined the Fairmont Veterinary Clinic. He became a partner with FVC in 2010 and currently enjoys both swine and beef practice.
Dr. Stone is currently an active member of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians, American Association of Beef Practitioners, Academy of Veterinary Consultants, Iowa Veterinary Medical Association, and American Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Stone is married to his wife, Christy, and together they have two children, Isaac and Brooklyn. Outside of veterinary medicine, he enjoys sports (baseball and wrestling), gardening, and spending time back on the family farm in South Dakota.
Dr. Chase Stahl, DVM grew up on a farm near Clarion, IA. He graduated from Clarion-Goldfield High School in 2004. Chase was active helping several local producers with their daily chores in his early years. Chase completed his undergraduate studies at Drake University in 2008 with dual degrees in Biochemistry and Environmental Science. It wasn’t until his junior year that he began his journey into the veterinary profession. Chase was employed at the Iowa State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory during his early years of veterinary school. He was a summer intern at the Fairmont Veterinary Clinic in 2010. He also spent a summer in the Oklahoma Panhandle working at a feedlot.
Chase graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. He spent a year working as a Staff Veterinarian with Iowa Select Farms. He is a member of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians and Iowa Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Stahl joined the Fairmont Veterinary Clinic in 2013. He and his wife Summer were married in Fairmont on April 5, 2014. They have two Yellow Labradors, Kia (13 yrs) and Stella (2 yrs). Chase is an avid outdoors man with a passion for hunting, especially waterfowl and upland birds. He also enjoys gardening and working on the family farm back in Iowa.
Dr. Andy Kryzer, DVM grew up near Lewiston, MN. He was raised on a diversified family farm with beef, corn and soybeans. Andy was active in 4-H and FFA, showing cattle and swine at the county and state fair. While studying Animal Science at the University of Minnesota, he was on the Livestock Judging Team and was employed at the Veterinary Diagnostic Lab.
As a veterinary student, Andy traveled to Brazil to spend time on swine farms and during the summer of 2013 conducted research trials as an intern with the Fairmont Veterinary Clinic. Andy received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2015 from the University of Minnesota College Of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Kryzer started with the Fairmont Veterinary Clinic in 2015. He is a member of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians, American Association of Bovine Practitioners, and the American Veterinary Medical Association. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, running, water sports, and spending time on the family farm.