Our Veterinarians

Dr. Candace Smette


A North Dakota native, I graduated from North Dakota State University in 1995 with a B.S. in Veterinary Technology. After 4 years in the veterinary field in North Dakota as a Licensed Veterinary Technologist, I decided it was time to pursue my full dream and went back to school. I graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004 and then joined the North Country Veterinary Clinic team. My husband, Derek, and I enjoy going to his 2 teenagers' activities and doing outdoor activities together. We both enjoy horseback riding and camping, ATV riding, fishing and snowmobiling. We have 4 horses, a German Shepherd Dog and a cat that round out our family.

Dr. Terry Pettey


Dr. Terry Pettey is a 1995 graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota. He has an interest in internal medicine, dentistry and orthopedics. He is a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners, a member of the American Veterinary Dental Society, a member of both the Minnesota and American Veterinary Medical Associations. Dr. Pettey likes to approach the care of your pet as a team effort between you and him. Each day his goal is to find a solution that best fits the needs of the client and the pet. He realizes this is different for each patient. When he is not working, there is a good chance that you will find him spending time outdoors with his son, wife and two rescued pets.

Dr. Margo Gleason


Originally from Hamel Minnesota, I grew up with a love of animals, and had a variety of pets including small exotics, dogs, cats, and horses. I attended University of Minnesota for my undergraduate program and Ross University on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts for veterinary school. My focus as a veterinarian is to give the best care to the patient and build a compassionate relationship with the owners to help them through some of the more difficult moments when their pets are ill. During my free time I enjoy staying active and being outdoors, running, skiing, and hiking. I have a large freshwater aquarium of Blood Parrot and Severum cichlid fish and a Border Collie mix named Chevy.

Dr. Briana Selleck


I grew up in Stillwater, MN, and discovered my love of the agriculture industry through my involvement in FFA. I attended the University of Wisconsin - River Falls and later transferred to Berry College (Rome, GA) where I completed my degree in Animal Science. While in vet school at the University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign, I became, and remain, active in Christian Veterinary Missions, which allowed me to combine my loves of travel and animals. I enjoy working with cattle, small ruminants, horses, dogs, and cats, and helping their owners make the best decisions for their health. My husband, Matt, and I share our home with 2 dogs (Sallie and Penny), 2 cats (Brooks and Beckett), and a turtle (Tilly). In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, kayaking, fishing and gardening.