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.
Dr. Lani L Vincent, DVM MS
I’m from Omaha, and attended University of Nebraska for undergrad. I
attended Iowa State University for veterinary school, practiced 10
years and went back for a graduate degree in veterinary pathology.
I’ve practiced in Nevada, Wisconsin, Iowa, Tennessee, North and South
Dakota and now Minnesota.
Dr. Darl Enga, DVM
From Rugby, ND. Graduated from Iowa State University and worked at
practices in South Dakota, Tennessee, North Dakota and now Minnesota.
Darl likes hunting and fishing, gardening and playing country music on
We recently semi-retired and moved to this area and are doing
part-time and relief work. We met in school and are very good at
working together! Coming to this area was not planned – Darl was
looking on Craigs list for a snowmobile and a place for sale came up
as a fluke and here we are!
Annie Vail 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.
Amy is from Alexandria, MN. She graduated from Ridgewater College with an Associates of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology in the fall of 2020. Amy began at All Creatures as an intern and started working full time after she finished college.
Amy’s had several different pets growing up which is where her love for animals and interest in the veterinary field began. Amy has four horses, three dogs, and one barn kitty. In Amy’s free time she enjoys being with family and friends, riding horse, and exploring outdoors.
Amanda is a Certified Veterinary Technician. She graduated from San Joaquin Valley College with an Associate of Science in Veterinary Technology. Amanda began working in the veterinary field in 2014 at a small animal practice. In 2016 she then became a Registered Veterinary Technician in the State of California. Most recently she worked for the Central California SPCA.
Amanda moved from California to Perham in August of 2018. She has 2 dogs and 3 cats. Amanda enjoys going to state and national parks. Also visiting zoos and aquariums.
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.
Nicki has lived in the Perham area for most of her life. She has recently decided on a career change into the wonderful world of veterinary medicine and to pursue her love of animals by going back to school. She will graduate in the spring of 2021 from Penn Foster College with a Certified Veterinary Technician degree. Nicki has 3 boys, 2 cats, a golden retriever and an Alaskan malamute. She truly loves all animals, but big dogs are her favorite. She wants people to follow their dreams…as they do come true!
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.
Adrianna 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