Ashley Hoffmann

President

My name is Ashley Hoffmann, and I am a licensed veterinary technician with a Veterinary Technology Bachelor of Science degree from North Dakota State University. I work for IDEXX Laboratories as a Field Support Representative. In this position I help various veterinary practices with their laboratory needs including laboratory analyzers, reference laboratory, and education. Since 2020 I have been in this position, but prior to this I worked in a general practice as well as an emergency hospital. This experience has helped me have a greater range of knowledge to better help my customers. My passion in this field is to help our medical professionals provide the best care they can through education and customer service. In my free time I enjoy hiking with my Miniature Aussie mix, Persephone, or reading a book while snuggling my cat, Mr. Bubbles.

Bree Carmichiel

President Elect

My name is Bree Carmichiel. I am from the Twin Cities and relocated to Fargo in 2012. I have an Associates of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology and have worked at several practices in the FM area. I have been with my current hospital, Red River Animal Emergency Hospital & Referral Center since 2014. Though I appreciate many aspects of veterinary medicine, I am most passionate about teaching and emergency & critical care medicine. I became a certified RECOVER CPR Instructor in 2023 and thoroughly enjoy educating other veterinary professionals on the RECOVER guidelines.

I love to learn new things and am always looking for new ways to challenge myself and expand my knowledge. Currently, I am working towards obtaining my VTS(ECC). In my free time, I enjoy reading, photography, gardening, traveling, and spending time with my husband, son, and pets. I have 2 cats, a black lab, and golden retriever.

Christina Knutson

Past President

My name is Christina Knutson I am a graduate of the NDSU veterinary technology program (Go Bison🤘🏻). After graduating in 2012 I started my tech career at the West Faro Animal Hospital where I spent over 6 years. I took about 5 months off to care for my son but then found myself wanting to get back to what I love. I then started at the Red River Animal Emergency Hospital and Referral Center (in Fargo) and have been there ever since. I love working in emergency and critical care and I’m currently working on my VTS in ECC.

I grew up in Wisconsin on a dairy farm and when I moved to ND I helped my grandparents on their pig farm. I also have some experience with horses as I was on the equestrian team during my time at NDSU.

In my free time (not sure what that is anymore) I enjoy crafting, riding my Harley, and camping with my family. My husband and I have 3 children a daughter and 2 sons along with our 2 dogs a Cavalier named Skeeter and a Shih Tzu mix named Benny along with a baby beardie named Grim.

Diana Johnson

Secretary

I am what some call a unicorn, in the fact I am still in the field after 27 years. I graduated from NDSU in Fargo with a bachelors in Veterinary Technology and a Minor in Animal Science. I have worked in New Mexico and Montana, until returning to my home town of Watford City 19.5 years ago. I have been at my current job for almost 10 years. I love the profession and knowing I am making a difference and helping someones furbaby large or small. My favorite areas are orthopedics, equine, and cattle. I have been married to my husband for 26 years. I have 3 children and 2 step children. We have 1 horse, 4 dogs, 4 cats and many chickens. In my spare time I love hanging out with family and friends, riding horse or razr. Up until 1 year ago I spent my winters travelling with my kids for hockey. I have decided to fill my spare time this winter with working on obtaining my VTS in Equine Nursing. I look forward to serving my fellow technicians and getting to meet new people in the field.

Miranda Langerud

Treasurer

Randi is a native of Bismarck and graduated from North Dakota State University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Veterinary Technology. She became licensed in December of 2010. She is a full-time LVT at Bismarck Animal Clinic and Hospital. She likes to spend her free time horseback riding with her husband and sons. Randi also enjoys reading, being outside, and getting together with friends. She has several pets including 2 dogs, 3 cats, and 3 horses. Randi has served on the board for the NDVTA since 2017, 1st in the president positions and now as the treasurer.

Lynn Priebe

Executive Advisor

Lynn was raised on a farm in Central Minnesota which is where she found her love and passion for animals. She graduated from NDSU in May, 1993. She began working for the Valley City Veterinary Hospital 4 days after graduation and continued there for 16 years. She then worked for Casselton Vet Service. She soon began a fill in position for Dr. Dawn’s Pet Stop and eventually worked as a fill in for Casselton Vet Service until 2019. Lynn is married to Steve and they have one son, David. David is the light of Lynn’s life. She has owned cattle with her parents and has had 3 cats and 2 dogs over the years. Lynn became a member of the NDVTA in 1994. Since becoming a member, she was first convinced by a friend to take the treasurer position. After that, she has held the offices of President Elect, President, and Past President multiple times, and is currently in an appointed position of Executive Advisor. She has served on all the committees we have. Lynn’s favorite committee is the CE committee. Lynn was also appointed as the first veterinary technician to the ND Medical Examining Board for 2 terms. Even though she has stepped out of practice, she still has a passion and love for the veterinary technician profession and tries to advance it whenever she is able.