Bruce obtained his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Illinois in 1982. He and his wife Dr. Cindy Sellin started River Valley Veterinary Servicein 1984. Dr. Viren is involved in the Equine and Small animal departments at River Valley. His special interests include dentistry, endoscopy, ultrasound and general surgery in both departments. He enjoys sport activities like basketball, volleyball, adventure racing, and loves to go camping in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.View Profile
Cindy earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Engineering and Applied Physics from Cornell University in 1979. She graduated with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Illinois in 1983. She and her husband Dr. Bruce Viren started River Valley Veterinary Service in 1984. Her special interests are canine behavior, geriatrics, performance medicine and dermatology. Much of her free time is spent parenting their 3 children, supporting volleyball activities, and gardening. Her passion for horses and combined training has been put on hold until she has more time to commit to the sport.View Profile
Laurie obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Minnesota in 1992 and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota in 1994. She is a native of Prior Lake and returned to work in the area at River Valley in 1997. In January of 2003 she became a partner. Her special interests are canine and feline internal medicine, ultrasound, and preventive care. She is a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners and helped RVVS become certified as a Cat Friendly Practice in 2014. Laurie has two cats, Blaze and Sampson, and a Welsh Corgi dog named Dexter. Laurie has fun training Dexter and plans to be his agility partner. She also stays active by keeping up with her nieces and nephews, spending time at the family cabin, and enjoying the great outdoors all year long.View Profile
Dr. Dunahugh had a strong desire to join a reputable AAHA practice in the South Metro. After reading our ad for a full-time DVM, she was very excited and thought she might have finally found the practice that she had been looking for. She is very interested in a long term commitment to a practice that has high standards and superb relationships with their clients.
Veterinary medicine is a second career for Dr. Dunahugh and she is a 2008 graduate of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to going to vet school she was active in leading training classes at Bloomington Obedience Training Club teaching Puppy Kindergarten and Puppy Plus Agility. She also volunteered to teach Basic Animal Rescue Training to firefighters and first responders, covering animal restraint, first aid and CPR.View Profile
Dr. Dunahugh was an Associate Veterinarian at Wolff Animal Hospital from 2008 – 2009. In 2009 she joined the staff of Bright Eyes and Bushy Tails Animal Hospital and Emergency Veterinary Services in Iowa City, IA. This nine doctor AAHA general practice, referral and emergency service hospital serves a large area in eastern Iowa. Here she was able to fine tune her skills in general practice, surgery and dentistry.
A lover of Samoyeds, the breeding, the training and competing is something Robinette has a passion for.
Dr. Dunahugh is excited to meet all of the wonderful clients and pets that come to River Valley Veterinary Service. We feel confident that you will enjoy her personality and her skills and knowledge of veterinary medicine. She is here to help you, help your pets live long and full lives!
Dr. Kari Searcy grew up in Lakeville, MN and graduated from the veterinary school at the University of MN in 2012. After completion of a yearlong equine internship at a referral practice in Washington State, she decided home is where the heart is. Kari has several interests within veterinary medicine but has a special spot for seeing animals both great and small. When not seeing patients, Kari is most often riding her horse, running alongside her dog, or enjoying local sports and music with family and friends. She is also a member of AAEP and MVMA. Dr. Searcy looks forward to meeting you, your dogs, cats and horses!