Our Equine Department offers a variety of on-farm care. The emphasis of our equine program is to educate RVVS clients in preventive medicine and current veterinary techniques. View our team member bios below, as well as the variety of services we provide through our Equine Department. 

  • Bruce Viren

    Bruce Viren

    Veterinarian, Founder

    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.

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  • Michelle DuPont

    Michelle DuPont

    Client Services

    Michelle joined the RVVS team in 2001 as an Equine Assistant and Client Service Representative.  Her outgoing personality and horse skills made her a prime candidate for the job.  Michelle works mainly as an Equine Assistant these days but is always willing to wear different hats and help where it is needed.  Michelle and her husband JT live Prior Lake along with their 2 cats Squirt and Jasper and cute dog Ivy. Michelle enjoys riding her horse Jesse, outdoor activities and dancing when the opportunity arises.


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