MEET THE TEAM
All Creatures Veterinary Hospital is a family-owned and operated business providing professional veterinary care to Perham and its surrounding areas. Our dedicated, compassionate team is ready to treat your beloved pets in a safe and friendly atmosphere. Here is who we are!
Dr. Raeanna Marie Tisdell-Covington, DVM
Dr. Raeanna Marie Tisdell-Covington, DVM is the owner and leading veterinarian of All Creatures Veterinary Hospital. Her love for animals began in childhood as she cared for the calves, horses, dogs, and cats on her family’s dairy farm in New York Mills, MN. Dr. Tisdell-Covington graduated from University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998, and then returned to the Perham area where she established All Creatures Veterinary Hospital in 1999.
Dr. Tisdell-Covington has been married to her wonderful husband, Dr. David Covington, MD for 24 years. They are blessed with six beautiful children: Tristan, Ciarrin, Brynnan, Caitlin, Gareth, and Trinity. Their family also includes their dogs Angus, Winston, and Buddy, cats Tigger, Spike and Hazel, four horses, three guinea pigs, one rabbit, and an African Grey Parrot named Alex.
Dr. Tisdell-Covington understands personally how central a part of the family each and every pet is. She accordingly treats each one as she would her own.
Annie Veil is from Hawley, MN. She graduated from Globe University in Moorhead with an associate degree in veterinary technology in March 2017, and in the same year began working at All Creatures Veterinary Hospital.
Annie loves herding dogs, and has four shelties and two Australian Shepherds. Annie has trained dogs since a very young age and is an accomplished dog show competitor. She has shown her dogs in agility, obedience, rally, and confirmation challenges for both 4-H and the American Kennel Club. Annie won seven grand championships at the Minnesota 4-H State Dog Show, all thanks to the help of her 15-year-old sheltie Emmy (now happily retired). Annie’s companions also include four friendly outdoor kitties as well as two contented bunnies.
Tasha Kramer is a certified veterinary technician. She graduated from Ridgewater College in Willmar with an associate’s degree in applied science in May 2017. She spent the summer thereafter interning in a pre-veterinary program in South Africa, and then at the Bramble Park Zoo in Watertown, SD. In October 2017, Tasha began working at All Creatures Veterinary Hospital, the first job she has truly loved.
Tasha grew up on a dairy farm with her siblings Tanya, Tyler, and Travis. Their barnyard menagerie included horses, cows, pygmy goats, rabbits, dogs, cats, chickens, and more. Always passionate about animals, Tasha now has two horses, two dogs, two cats, and two rats of her own. (Sounds like Noah’s Ark!)
Tasha loves the outdoors and enjoys horseback riding, camping, swimming, fishing, and traveling. She particularly loves Australia and New Zealand, where she has also worked on cattle and polo farms.
Krista began working as a veterinary technician in July 2002. She graduated with an associates of applied science in veterinary technology in the summer of 2012. Krista recently moved to the Perham area with her husband, Ryan, their three kids, Josh, Liz and Abi, 4 dogs, 2 horses and one old kitty named Dill. In her free time she enjoys gardening, teaching her kids about the outdoors, camping and riding horses. Krista has worked in a variety of clinics through the years, including a high volume, low cost spay/neuter clinic through the humane society of the twin cities and several small animal practices in the south metro area. Her favorite part of being a technician is client education. She feels the more people know about their pets the better care they will be able to provide for them. She really enjoys the clients at All Creatures and is so happy to be a part of the team.
Bernice Niemela has been a vital part of All Creatures for several years as veterinary assistant and veterinary receptionist. She has a house full of furry creatures of her own, as well as a very understanding husband of over 30 years. Bernice enjoys rock gardening, crocheting, and spending time with her family, including her two children and five adorable grandsons. Bernice is grateful for everything that she has and reminds us all never to take any gift for granted.
Adrianna Nelson is a receptionist and veterinary assistant at All Creatures Veterinary Hospital. Her career at All Creature began as part of the kennel staff when she was in middle school in the spring of 2013. Her love of animals developed as a child on her parents’ beef cattle farm, which also had horses, goats, pigs, chickens, donkeys, bunnies, farm cats and dogs. At every available opportunity, she helped father with chores, rain or shine, giving shots, checking up on sick or birthing cattle. She also helped a family friend milk his dairy cattle each spring.
Adrianna graduated Perham High School and attended M-State and Ridgewater College, eventually graduating from AshWorth College with a veterinarian assistant degree. She absolutely loves what she does and enjoys being part of the All Creatures family. She wants pet owners to walk into the clinic and know that their pets are being given the best in professional, compassionate care.
Arianna would like people to know that it’s okay to make mistakes and change your mind when choosing a career; love and care about what you do because getting up in the morning would be difficult if you weren’t spending your time doing what you enjoy. Life is too short for that.
In Memoriam of Dennis William Stanford
As we go through life, we are occasionally blessed to know truly dear and honest people. One such man was Dr. Dennis William Stanford, our friend, mentor and associate veterinarian at our hospital. An adventurous spirit who lived life to its fullest, Dennis passed away suddenly while paraskiing on West Battle Lake, near his home in Richville, in February, 2018. Although we miss Dennis every day, we take solace that we were honored to have lived alongside such a kind and passionate man. We will love you forever, Dennis.
-Dr. Raeanna Marie Tisdell-Covington