We are All Creatures Vet Clinic

All Creatures Veterinary Clinic Welcomes You!

We have two locations to serve you and your pet. Drs Rick Janka, Sarah Fries and the staff of All Creatures Vet Clinic have been working to keep your pets healthy and happy ever since the clinic was founded in 1996. Our mission is to provide you and your pets with service of the highest quality, keeping your companions healthy and giving you peace of mind. We believe that it is through communicating with you, the pet owner, that we can both work together to give your pet a happy and healthy home environment. Pets are an important part of all our lives, and we want nothing more than to ensure that your friends remain with you for a long, long time. You’re always welcome to All Creatures Vet Clinic; we hope that you will join us sometime.


Rick Janka, DVM

Dr. Rick Janka grew up in southeastern Wisconsin. He attended college at the University of Minnesota for his undergraduate and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees. After vet school, Rick and his wife moved to Goodhue County, so they have been in the area for 30 years. Rick has served on the township planning commission, church council, active in 4-H, and currently a supporter and board member of the Humane Society of Goodhue County.

Rick and his wife have three adult children who keep their lives fulfilled. He enjoys the outdoors, wildlife and his farm animals. Rick owns and practices veterinary medicine full time at All Creatures Veterinary Clinic. Our goal at All Creatures Veterinary Clinic is to provide quality, affordable and compassionate care. Dr. Rick Janka and the staff want to provide the same quality of care that they would want for their own pets.

Megan Heise, DVM

Janet, Vet Tech

Janet went to the University of Minnesota- Waseca and earned an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Veterinary Technology in 1992. Janet has been working with Dr. Rick Janka since then. She had one dog, three cats and 11 crazy chickens. She is living in the area and is happily married with two children.

Sam, Vet Tech

Sam graduated from the Minnesota School of Business in Rochester with an associates degree in Applied Science of Veterinary Technology. She has one dog named“Lucy” as well as one cat “Steven”. She enjoys being outdoors and spending time with family and friends, as well as watching movies.

Courtney, Vet Tech

Courtney Schladweiler grew up in the small town of Maiden Rock Wisconsin. She has always loved animals and grew up with dogs, cats and even a rat!

After graduating high school from Plum City Courtney attended and graduated from UW-Stevens Point with a bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Ecology. Shortly after graduating she worked as a veterinary technician in Eden Prairie.

She lives with her husband Luke and their kids Weston and Norah along witg their two dogs: Kalia (a shetland sheepdog) and Kimber (a german shepherd). In their spare time they enjoy deer hunting, snowmobiling, four-wheeling, jet skiing and visiting their family’s cabin in Stone Lake Wisconsin.

Sue, Vet Tech/ Groomer

Sue has been employed by the veterinary clinic in Lake City since her graduation as a Veterinary Technician in 1975. Besides helping with daily operations of the clinic she also has a focus in pet grooming. In her spare time Sue enjoys outdoor activities such as 4 wheeling with her husband and two kids, flower and vegetable gardening and hiking with her two dogs.

Elaine, Vet Tech

Elaine graduated from the University of Minnesota-Waseca with an associates of Applied Science Degree in Animal Health Technology in 1977 and has worked at All Creatures Veterinary Clinic ever since. She still lives on her family farm and enjoys gardening, quilting, baking and canning. She has two beloved dachshunds, Stuart and Oscar, three cats and many laying hens. She enjoys traveling with her sister and visiting her six grandchildren. As a 4-H alumni she still helps the Burnside Pluckies 4-H Club and teaches quilting to anyone who wants.

Cassandra, Vet Tech

Cassandra has 5 cats at home; Shotgun Sherbet, Big Papa, Petunia, Lynx and Fifi and one elderly Pomeranian named Sawyer. She loves hanging with her kids Zandyr and Quynn. She enjoys the cool weather and Fall is her favorite time of year. Cassandra has worked with animals for 8 years!

Elaine M., Assistant

Elaine grew up on a hobby farm and ever since has loved working with animals. She  has worked with animals for over 10 years. She went to school for grooming and wanted to expand her knowledge and work in the veterinary field. Elaine lives here in town with her husband Dan, son Maddox and she has another sweet boy due in March. She has 2 Great Danes – Willie and Waylon and 3 cats Fanny, Packer, and Sven. Elaine also loves football and the Green Bay Packers.

Amanda, Assistant

Amanda grew up in town and currently lives here with her boyfriend and daughter and their furry friends; Dexter and Doakes (handsome cats) and Millie (beautiful Tri Collie) and Archie (handsome Tri Corgi). In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family ice fishing and hiking. Amanda has worked with animals for a little over a year but they have always been an important part of her life. 

Laura, Receptionist

Laura lives on her hobby farm in Red Wing with her children. She grew up as a farm girl in Southern MN so animals have been her way of life. Laura enjoys the outdoor life (hunting, fishing, hiking, boating, gardening….basically everything outside!), having fun with her kids, and singing and playing the keys in her bands.

Anna, Bookkeeping