Meet Our Team at Foley

Mille Lacs Veterinary Clinic at Foley is staffed with a team of compassionate veterinarians and support staff to meet the needs of your small pet or large animal. Read their bios to learn more about them.  And when you're ready to meet them in person, give us a call at (320) 968-6677!

Our Veterinarians

Dr Rachel Baniecke

Dr. Rachel Baniecke

Dr. Rachel Baniecke grew up in Forest Lake, MN, and currently lives in the Hillman MN area near the rest of her family. She graduated with an undergraduate degree from North Dakota State University in 2017. She then attended Oregon State University Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2022. She joined Mille Lacs Veterinary Group as a mixed animal doctor in July, 2022, working primarily at the Foley location. She has a golden retriever (“Harley”) and a cat (“Arthur”). She loves spending time with her family and friends and enjoys being on the lake, hunting, fishing, snowboarding and hiking.
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Dr. Shannon Pietig

Dr. Shannon Pietig joined our Foley small animal team in December, 2023. Dr. Pietig graduated from Iowa State University with her DVM degree in 2010 and is originally from Pine Island, MN. Dr. Pietig has a particular interest in small animal dentistry, soft tissue surgery, behavior and preventative care medicine. She is married to husband Zach and has two children – daughter Sawyer and son Mason. Their family has a dog (Finn), two cats (Lizzy and Olive), 5 horses, a pony and many chickens. In her free time she enjoys trail riding, camping, mountain biking, reading and painting.
dr rochelle fredrick

Dr. Rochelle Fredrick

Dr. Rochelle Fredrick is a small animal veterinarian that joined our Foley team in 2012.  She grew up in the St. Cloud area, received a Bachelor of Arts in biology at Gustavus Adolphus College in 1997, and graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001.  She has a special interest in surgery and emergency medicine.  She enjoys adventure travel, photography, and a good book. She lives with her husband, 2 children, Mango (a Tibetan Terrier), Cherry (a terrier mix), and Lemon Squirt (a long-haired cat).

dr alicia murphy

Dr. Alicia Murphy

Dr. Alicia Murphy grew up in Carthage, New York and graduated from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in May of 2019.   Before that she completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from State University of New York at Geneseo in 2015. Dr. Murphy is a large animal doctor with a particular interest in production animal medicine (including dairy cattle, beef cattle and small ruminants) and cattle reproduction. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her husband Tom, be outside, particularly for biking and hiking. More indoor hobbies include reading and cooking.

Dr. Tim Roghair

Tim Roghair, DVM is a small animal veterinarian at the Becker and Foley Clinics. Originally from Mt. Lake, MN, Dr. Roghair graduated from the Univerisity of Minnesota and first came to work for MLVC in 1997. He became a clinic owner in 2007. Dr. Roghair especially enjoys small animal internal medicine and soft tissue surgery. 

Practice Manager



Sheena joined our team in October 2018.  She is a CVT who received her degree in Veterinary Technology with honors from MN School of Business in 2008.  Her professional experiences are in emergency veterinary care, veterinary higher education, and retail pet store management.  Sheena resides in Sartell with her husband, two sons, and cat.  When she’s not at work, she enjoys golfing, crocheting, collecting agates, and watching hockey.

Inventory Manager and Purchasing Agent



Heidi Jo is originally from Dalbo, MN and graduated from Ogilvie High School.  She has a Bachelor of Science degree from NDSU with an emphasis in equine science and completed an equine reproduction internship in Fort Collins, CO.  She joined the Milaca clinic in 2018 and currently lives in Cambridge with her husband Jimmy, young son Quinten, 3 cats (Wiggles, Cali, Tipsy), 1 dog (Eli), and 3 horses (Silky, Annie, and Misty).  Her hobbies include showing horses, hunting, camping and softball but her favorite pastime is spending time with her family.

Certified Veterinary Technicians



Brandi is a large animal technician who joined the Foley clinic in July 2018.  She is from Wisconsin where both her grandparents were farmers.

She graduated from Kirkwood Community College in Iowa with an Associate of Arts degree (emphasis in Horse Science) and an Associate of Science degree in Veterinary Technology. Her favorite animals are dogs and horses and her interests include behavior & nutrition. She lives with her dog Riley, and cat Irish. Her hobbies include spending time outdoors, reading, baking, & video games.


Emma graduated from Ridgewater College with a degree in Veterinary Technology in 2022 and joined Mille Lacs Veterinary Group right after graduation. Emma has been a welcome addition to both our Becker and Foley clinic teams. She has two cats (Max and Millie) and enjoys traveling, hiking, reading and spending time with her family.


Jessi is a small animal veterinary technician with the Foley and Becker clinics. She joined MLVC in 2003 after graduating from Ridgewater College the same year. Jessi was raised on a dairy farm. She lives with her husband and two sons.



Pennie is a small animal veterinary technician with the Foley clinic. She graduated from Ridgewater College in June 1997, and she joined MLVC in August of 1999. Pennie enjoys dental cleanings and lab work. She and her husband, David, run a farm near Pierz along with their three children. Pennie and her family raise chickens, beef and crops. They also have two labradors, four cats, and one horse.


Sam obtained her Associates degree in Veterinary Technology from Minnesota School of Business in 2012. She got her veterinary technician certification and joined the Mille Lacs Veterinary Group team, Milaca location in 2015. Sam left us for a while but rejoined us in 2021 and works at both our Foley and Milaca locations. She live in Milaca with her two daughters, Caroline and Scarlett, and her significant other, Jesse. She has a British Labrador (“Lola”), springer/lab mix (“Reba”) and two cats (“Lex” and “Kiki”). She enjoys fishing, being outdoors with her family, four wheeling, crafting and cooking.

Veterinary Assistants



Kaysha graduated from Argosy University in December of 2017. She interned with our team and was hired on as a technician after graduation. She loves working with animals and being able to see all different species. Outside of work, she enjoys being outdoors and spending time with family and friends.

Customer Service Representatives


Brittany grew up in Foley, MN and graduated from Foley High School and came to work at both the Foley and Milaca locations in December 2021. She has always wanted to work in the pet care field because she has such a soft spot for all animals. She has many dogs, cats and chickens. Brittany lives in Isle, MN with her husband Brandon and her young daughter Raelynn. She loves all things outdoors, including fishing, hunting, gardening and hiking.


Linda is a receptionist at the Foley clinic. Prior to joining the team here at MLVC in 2000, she and her husband farmed for 23 years. Linda enjoys her job and loves working with all her co-workers and doctors at MLVC. She has two grown children and six grandchildren who are a priority in her life.



Linsey joined Mille Lacs Veterinary Clinic in August, 2022. She grew up in St. Cloud but lived in Maple Lake for 14 years before moving to Foley, MN where she currently lives. She attended St. Cloud High School and then both St. Cloud Technical College and Rasmussen Business College. Linsey recognizes the importance of clear communication and particularly enjoys that part of her job. She has two German Shorthair Pointers (“Master Chief” and “Flying High Eagles Shadow”). She enjoys training dogs, hunting, fishing, lake life, gardening and spending time with family and friends.

Inventory Assistant



Barb began with MLVC in 1998 as a receptionist and evolved into her current role that supports all three clinics. She and her husband own and operate a small beef farm near Foley. Barb also enjoys spending lots of quality time with her two miniature poodles, Kenzi and Sadie.