Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00 pm, Saturday 8:00 am - Noon

The vet you can call for all creatures, great and small.

Est. 1963

105 2nd Ave NE, Pierz, MN 56364

(320) 468-6174

Jaclan graduated from Ridgewater College in 2017 with a degree in Veterinary Technology.  She is from Little Falls and grew up loving animals and has many of her own.  In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and caring for her animals.

Heather is Dr. James' wife and

moved to Pierz in 2012. You will

see her helping in and around

the clinic on evenings and weekends. She does our book-keeping/payroll, office supply shopping, and whatever else needs to be done to keep the clinic running smoothly, behind the scenes. Look above at the picture of Dr. James. He's holding Penny as a 5 week old puppy and this is Penny at 4 years old!

Dr. Brittany Hoyt, DVM

Kansas State University

Started here in 2015

Jaclan Skwira

Veterinary Technician

Started here in 2017

Heather Van Stone


Started here in 2012

Stacy Atkins


Started here in 2018

​Stacy grew up in Maple Lake. She attended Herzing College for medical assisting and has always had a love for animals. She is married and has 5 kids; Isabella, twins- Paige and Destiny, Noah, and Liberty. Recently, her family bought a house in Flensburg and are enjoying the quiet town with their 3 dogs, a cat, and fish. In her down time, she enjoys going to concerts, rollerblading, fishing, camping and hanging out with family.

Ryan grew up in the Brainerd lakes area helping on a family dairy farm during the summer. After graduating high school in Brainerd, Ryan entered the armed forces as a canine military police officer. Ryan retired from the military in 2014 and moved to Scandia Valley township with his family of 6. Ryan graudated from MN School of Business with his veterinary technology degree in 2016. He provides care for both our pet patients and our farm animals and does a great job helping keep the clinic clean and in good working order.

Chelsea graduated from North Dakota State University in May 2018 with a Bachelor's degree in Animal Science and an Equine Science minor. Chelsea enjoys reading, camping, playing with her dogs and spending time with her family.

Chelsea Kraemer

Veterinary Assistant

Started here in 2018

Rae Singleton

Veterinary Assistant

Started in 2018

Dr. Brittany grew up near Cooperstown, ND on a cow/calf farm. She got her bachelor's degree in Microbiology at North Dakota State University and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University. Dr. Hoyt has worked here since September 2015. She enjoys dermatology and small animal dentistry, but she loves the variety of large and small animals. In her free time you can find her spending time with her husband, Matt, and their son, Hudson; quilting, or playing with their four cats.

Ryan Veith

Veterinary Technician

Started here in 2016

Annie grew up in Pierz. She attended St Cloud Technical college in the medical field and has worked in customer service. She lives with her husband in Genola with their dog, Alley. In her free time she enjoys spending time with their granddaughters and family camping, golfing and watching sports.

Annie Welle


Started here in 2018

April completed her Veterinary Technician training in March of 2013 at MN School of Business in St. Cloud. She assists with many small animal surgeries, diagnostic appointments and wellness exams. April is our Practice manager, and is in charge of inventory, staff scheduling, practice policies and more! She lives with her husband in Hillman with 1 dog and they raise beef cattle.

Dr. Gordy owned The Pierz Veterinary Clinic from 1966 to 2012 and is well-known in the area. He specialized in large animal medicine and surgery. Dr. Gordy fully retired from practice in 2016, but still offers consultation services and comes in to visit from time to time. He keeps himself busy with 12 horses, relaxing at his cabin with his wife, Mary, and working on restoring old cars.

Dr. James grew up in Palisade, MN. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with his Bachelor's degree in Animal Science and his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2011. Dr. James took over the Pierz Veterinary Clinic in October 2012. He works on all animals, and specializes in dairy production medicine/surgery and small animal surgery and nutrition. He enjoys riding ATVs, boating, fishing and traveling. He and his wife, Heather, live in Pierz with 4 cats, and 1 dog, Penny. 

April Nieken

Certified Veterinary Technician

​Practice Manager

Started here in 2012

Dr. James Van Stone, DVM

U of M, Owner

Started here in 2011

Dr. Gordy deVries, DVM

University of Minnesota

Meet Our Team

Pierz Veterinary Clinic is a full-service clinic with a diagnostic lab and pharmacy. We use a computerized medical record database, so everything is documented and better follow-up care can be offered. You can have vaccination reminders e-mailed or texted to you and you can request your animal's history to be stored in a cloud-based system, accessible whenever you need it.

In addition to three licensed veterinarians, Pierz Veterinary Clinic maintains a staff of trained assistants and technicians. 

Under new ownership as of 2012, watch for continual improvements and updates to our facility.

What to Expect

A friendly greeting.

We are located in a small town and we will get to know you and your animal personally.


Genuine concern.

Every one of us is a pet-owner and animal lover. We will treat your pet as if it was our own.


Professional service.

Our staff will take the time to answer your questions and help you understand your options.

A Word About Pierz Veterinary Clinic