Prairie Winds Veterinary Center

5370 51st Ave S, Suite A
Fargo, ND 58104

(701)356-5600

www.prairiewindsvet.com

Our Doctors

 


Dr. Alicia Wisnewski

Dr. Wisnewski is a 2000 graduate of Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine.  Originally from Lidgerwood, she completed her undergraduate requirements at NDSU.  She additionally, completed a month long course in traditional Chinese therapy & acupuncture at Beijing Agricultural University in Beijing China in 1999.  After graduation, Dr. Wisnewski worked in a high volume mixed-animal practice until 2009. She attended NAVC Post-graduate Institute in 2004 for ophthalmology. 

In 2009, Dr. Wisnewski accepted a position as the Resident Veterinarian for the Minnesota School of Business (now Globe University) Veterinary Technology Program in Moorhead in.  She spent 3 years overseeing animal care & teaching at the college.  During this time, she worked on developing her start-up practice.  

In August of 2012, Prairie Winds Veterinary Center opened.  Dr. Wisnewski is the sole owner in the practice. 

Dr. Wisnewski has a special interest in ophthalmology, nutrition, dentistry and high risk anesthesia.  She enjoys soft tissue surgery, pain management, diagnostic medicine, and behavior.  She has a wealth of experience in canine, feline, and equine medicine.  Dr. Wisnewski enjoys meeting clients and tailoring care to the needs of the pet and the family.  She has been asked to speak at numerous events including the North Dakota Veterinary Technician Association, West Fargo Women's Conference, and surrounding colleges and high schools.

Dr. Wisnewski and her 3 children live in Casselton with their cat Chester and their French Bulldog, Stitch.  She enjoys numerous outdoor activities including horseback riding, fishing, basketball, running, swimming, and kick-boxing.  Any activities with her kids are favorites though.  She coaches youth basketball in Casselton.  Dr. Wisnewski is also an accomplished pianist.  She regularly plays at St. Leo's Parish, accompanies the United Singers Cantata group, soloists at Central Cass School, and performers for the Casselton Summerfest Variety Show. She has a love for music, art, reading and writing.  Dr. Wisnewski is a farm girl at heart and loves any time that she can get to the farm and enjoy an early morning ride in an old pickup truck through the countryside with a hot cup of coffee.  Ranger rides, bonfires and backyard cookouts with friends & family are a favorite way to spend an evening or weekend. 

 

 

Dr. Dan Burchill

Dr. Burchill graduated in 1994 with his doctorate of veterinary medicine from Iowa State University.  He practiced in a mixed animal practice for 19 years and was part owner for 16 years. 

His professional interest for the past years has been referral surgery.  Especially taking on procedures that are complicated involving any skeletal structure of the dog or cat.  He completed his TPLO certification by Slocum Animal Foundation, Inc. in September 2008 and has done numerous surgeries annually since.  He has also completed continuing education on minimally invasive joint surgery and arthroscopy which supports his interest in orthopedics.  Dr. Burchill also owns his own traveling surgical service, Burchill Surgical.

Dr. Burchill has been recognized nationally for work on "Corky the Cat" a rescue from Cats Cradle in Fargo, ND.  Networks across the United States and around the world reported on the young cat.  After performing surgery for a joint deformity "Corky" was eventually able to move about normally.

Another main interest for Dr. Burchill is ultrasound.  In the fall of 2010 , he completed courses in cardiac and advanced abdominal ultrasound at the Academy of Veterinary Imaging.

Dr. Dan lives in Kindred with his family and they have 3 dogs, Finnegan, a miniature Goldendoodle, Jax, a Great Dane, and Jeter, a German Shorthaired Pointer.

 

 

Dr. Kate Schulz

Dr. Kate Graduated from the University of MN College of Veterinary Medicine in May 2014.    She grew up in a suburb of St. Paul, MN and lived around the twin cities area until graduating from vet school.  She went on to practice at a small clinic in Pelican Rapids, MN before  moving to Fargo to begin her adventure with Prairie Winds Veterinary center.

Dr. Kate has always loved working with animals and enjoys finding out how to best help them and communicating with their owners.  She enjoys all aspects of general practice and has a special interest in internal medicine, dermatology, and dentistry.  She enjoys working with both dogs and cats.

She currently lives in West Fargo with her husband Steven, a chef, and their son Mathis.  They also have one dog named Daisy May, who is very sweet and protective of Mathis, and their cat Rudy who is quite the sassy cat.

In her spare time Dr. Kate enjoys reading, knitting, running, going to the Zoo with her family and trying out new restaurants in town.

 

 

Dr. Alex Frolek

Dr. Alex received her undergraduate degree in Veterinary Technology from North Dakota State University in 2013.  She then went on to complete veterinary school at St. Matthew's University School of Veterinary Medicine located on Grand Cayman Island. She completed her fourth year of veterinary school at University of Illinois - Urbana, Champaign in Illinois.

She grew up in Hawley, Minnesota.  As a child she had geese, chickens, two English Pointers and numerous cats.  From a young age she always felt the calling to become a vet due to her love of animals, and her desire to care for them.  At the age of fifteen, she started working as a veterinary assistant.  She enjoys emergency medicine, having worked in an emergency clinic for a year and becoming the vice president of her vet school's "Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society" club.  Dr. Alex takes mostly urgent care appointments here at the clinic, enjoying a vast array of cases.  She takes each client's concerns and tailors it to the needs of her patients.  Her passion is to improve the access of urgent care to patients in need.

In her off time Dr. Alex enjoys reading, playing cards and board games, traveling, scuba diving and relaxing in the sun.  She also enjoys spending time with her parents, younger brother and friends.  Dr. Alex currently has one pet name Equinox. He's a four year old cat which she adopted from the Cayman Islands Humane Society during her time on Grand Cayman Island.  He is a very smart cat who knows the commands sit and (sometimes) come.  He also loves to play fetch.

Dr. Dave Calderwood

Dr. Calderwood grew up on a dairy farm in Crary, North Dakota.  He went to school at NDSU for his Pre-Vet studies, then attended Veterinary School at Iowa State University and graduated in 1980.  After graduating he started working with dairy cows in Wisconsin then moved back to North Dakota in 1984 and started working with mostly large animal. He since worked with large animal and small animal dentistry in Casselton, and now here at Prairie Winds Veterinary Center.

In 2007 he became interested in small animal dentistry after seeing so many patients benefit and improve after having dental procedures done.  He is currently on the North Dakota Medical Board serving as their delegate to the American Veterinary Medical Association.  He has also been awarded Veterinarian of the year by his peers.

Dr. Calderwood has been married to his wife June for 40 years now.  Their oldest son Matthew lives in Vancuver, B.C and works for a company called Eclipse One.  Their daughter Nichole is a physical therapist, and lives in Bismark with her husband Scott and their two children Hartly, who is 4, and Harper, who is 2.  The grand kids help keep Dr. Dave and June feeling young!  

Their youngest son, Ryan, is their guardian angle who left them at he age of 3 to watch over the animals in heaven.

They currently have one black lab named Aussie who is 7 yrs old.  She is a great family dog and loves to be around the grand children too.

In their spare time they enjoy going to the cabin in Minnestoa, wake boarding and just enjoying the lake.  During the winter they head to the mountains where Dr. Calderwood enjoys snow boarding.  He also enjoys doing some woodworking, cruising on the motorcycle. and going to Bison football and volleyball games.