Nielsen Animal Medical Group

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​Briana Cook

Lead Groomer/Technician

​Yasmine Salgado


Briana grew up loving animals and has always had a heart for taking care of both animals and people. She has worked around animals since the age of 13, and is the full-time groomer ("fur arranger")  and part-time technician.  She has an amazing rapport with animals that makes pets comfortable, giving them a pleasant clinic experience.  Her own four-legged family consists of an Australian Shepherd--Molly, a Birman cat--Theodore, two goats--Cream Cheese & Mozzarella and 21 fish. Out of the hospital, Briana enjoys painting in acrylics, oils & watercolors, as well as crocheting. 

Married to Dr. Nielsen, Jennifer's initial involvement with the practice was drawing the floor plans for the current clinic which was built in 1984.  As their two children grew, her responsibilities with the practice also grew, and eventually Jennifer took over the helm of practice manager.  With a BS and a Master's degree from KSU, Jennifer keeps all facets of the business organized so that the rest of the staff can focus their energy on quality care for the patients.  We think you will enjoy meeting her as she strives to meet your needs and concerns, as well as your pet's. 

Jennifer Nielsen

Practice Manager

Meet the Team

Dr. Nielsen


Dr. Douglas Nielsen has loved animals since his childhood in South Dakota.  Because of the love he had for animals and the hours he spent with his local veterinarian, he made the decision in sixth grade to pursue a career in animal medicine.  He graduated in 1975 from KSU's College of Veterinary Medicine where he was the recipient of Outstanding Student in Equine Medicine, along with membership in the Alpha Zeta Scholastic Fraternity  His years of experience, along with his constant pursuit of continuing education make him an excellent choice in veterinarians.