In 1975, Dr. Andrew Peterson opened the Enderlin Veterinary Service in a storefront armed with just a truck and an exam table. Four years later, he opened the Enderlin Veterinary Clinic on Hwy 46. Forty-three years later, Dr. Sara Fridrych became the owner to continue the legacy of high quality care our clients know and love.
Sara Fridrych, MPH, DVM
Sara Fridrych is a veterinarian and the owner of Enderlin Veterinary Clinic, P.C. She attended North Dakota State University for pre-veterinary medicine and was accepted to Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine before completion of her Bachelor’s degree. In 2005 she earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. In 2010 she attained her Master of Public Health from University of Minnesota.
She is a member of NDVMA, AVMA, AABP, and VHMA. She frequently writes articles for The North Dakota Stockman magazine. She holds board member positions on the Ransom County Public Health Board and the Riding for Dreams Therapeutic Riding Program board. Dr. Fridrych is also a member of the North Dakota Veterinary Medical Reserve Corps. Her interests include large (production) animal and small animal medicine. She has a special interest in horses and equine dentistry.
When Dr. Fridrych is not at the clinic, she enjoys spending time with her family, especially Joel (husband) and Tacy (daughter). Her favorite pastimes are horseback riding in nearby State Parks and Forests, spending time outdoors with her daughter and animals, and relaxing by a bonfire. Dr. Fridrych and her family live with their dog (Bingo), cats (Sassy and Prince Rex), horses (Mojo, Shorty, Drifter, Pony Patch, Lacy, Pecos), rabbits (Ferdinand and Oreo), goats (Saffy and Dashy) and bottle calves they raise to finish (often named T-bone, Ribeye or some other variation).
Andrew Peterson, DVM
Dr. Peterson graduated from University of Minnesota in 1969, later married his wife, Myrene, and served two years as an Army Captain in the Veterinary Corps during the Vietnam War. He returned to North Dakota to practice Veterinary Medicine as a civilian and ultimately open his own practice in 1975. Dr. Peterson has over 37 years of experience treating large and small animals and strongly believes in the importance of customer service. His three daughters grew up being actively involved in the "mom & pop" style clinic. When Dr. Peterson is not at the Vet clinic, he is usually working on his farm tending the sheep or spending time with his family, especially his grandsons.
Karen Schimming, Licensed Veterinary Technician
Karen has been a staple of the Enderlin Veterinary Clinic since 1978. She is a member of North Dakota State University's first graduating class of the Veterinary Technology program. She makes the clinic run as smoothly as possible every day. When she isn't here, she enjoys herding her six grandchildren, while her husband Rick cares for their small herd of cattle and horses. She is active in the Enderlin community and her church and she often has stories about her many cats and her little dog Bear.
Monte McCleary, Licensed Veterinary Technician
Monte graduated from a veterinary technology program in Rapid City, SD and joined our practice in 1993. He is our go-to man with all things livestock as well our resident fix-it-man. However, he also has a gentle hand and a lot of patience for our dog and cat patients when he's called upon. He balances his clinic duties with his own small farm of cattle, horses, hens, and a few quail with help from his wife Kim, and his three children Lane, Jaeden, and Jacquelyn. He is also a certified brand inspector and experienced in artificial insemination for cattle.