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!
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. Just prior to moving to Minnesota this summer she married her husband Tom, who will be joining her here in MN this January. Although she has no pets at the moment, they are hoping to get a dog once Tom has joined her and they are fully settled into their MN home. 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 be outside, particularly for biking and hiking. More indoor hobbies include reading and cooking.
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).
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.
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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.
Erika started her career with MLVC in 2015, 2 years after graduating from the Minnesota School of Business with her degree in veterinary technology. She worked at the Animal Humane Society prior to coming to the Foley team. She’s interested in all aspects of veterinary medicine, but has particular interest in geriatric care and comfort as well as anything feline! Erika grew up with 2 brothers, and now lives with her husband, a senior kitty (Sidney), two half persians (Pickles and Nermal), young cat (Forrest) and a Corgie (Lieutenant Dan).
Her favorite hobbies are salmon fishing with her family and spending time with her husband and pets.
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.
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.
Erica is a small animal CVT who joined our Foley team in 2021. She is originally from Milaca, MN and graduated from Minnesota School of Business Veterinary Technology program in 2012. She comes to our clinic with experience in emergency and shelter medicine but finds that she particularly enjoys dentistry, surgery and challenging medicine cases. She and her husband Jesse have 2 boys, Beau, who is 3 years old and Tayson, who is 10 months old. They also have 3 dogs (Rupert, Finnley, and Bella), 2 cats (Nina and Willow) and 9 chickens. She enjoys spending time with her family, gardening and restoring furniture.
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
Megan is a receptionist with the Foley and Milaca clinics. She joined MLVC in 2010. Megan grew up on a farm and enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys working with all of her co-workers and the wonderful clients at MLVC.
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.
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.