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Meet Our Team

  • Paul D. Motter
    DVM (Veterinarian, Practice Owner)

    Dr. Motter grew up on a farm near Hope, ND. He took his pre-vet classes at NDSU then moved on to veterinary school at Iowa State University, graduating in 1988. He has practiced at the Cooperstown Veterinary Clinic since 1989. Dr. Motter's family includes his wife Susan, son John, and daughter Megan. The Motters truly involve pets and livestock in their lives with 5 dogs (5 Miniature Australian Shepherds, Allison, Emma, William, Miley, and Lucy), several house cats and barn cats, 2 pet goats, 25 Morgan horses, and a small herd of Angus cattle. Dr. Motter enjoys spending his free time with his family, fishing, horseback riding, and deer hunting. He also enjoys making hay when everything works well! The variety of this veterinary practice keeps Dr. Paul's interest. In addition to working with the animals, he enjoys working with animal owners and his staff to prevent or resolve animal problems. He also enjoys providing services and information to help livestock be healthy and productive and the livestock operations to be profitable.

  • Pam Monson
    Office Manager

    Pam is the glue that holds this office together. Pam celebrated her 20th year with us in 2012, she has many years of experience and knowledge to help our clients with scheduling, billing, and many other aspects of the veterinary business. The relationships she forms with clients and the camaraderie she shares with her coworkers keep Pam loving her job! She has 3 grown children and 7 grandchildren, whom she loves to spend time with. Their four-legged friends include a black lab puppy named Coal, and 1 cat, Whitey. Summertime finds Pam and her family at the lake where she enjoys fishing and relaxing. She also enjoys golfing, hunting, and traveling.

  • Sheila Johnson

    Sheila is a North Dakota native who spent a number of years out of state for college and employment before moving back to start working with us in 2003. She brings a variety of work experiences to our practice. Sheila enjoys the country living where she is accompanied by her German Shepherd Brutus, and various cats and horses. She likes working with animals on a daily basis and especially loves the large animal aspect of her job. In her spare time she enjoys spending time outdoors horseback riding or hiking, and also canvas painting and reading.

  • Susan Ostenson
    Veterinary Technician

    Susan started with us as an intern in 2011 and worked as part-time technician. In 2013 she moved from Fargo back to Finley, her home town, to work full time as a valuable veterinary technician for Cooperstown Vet Clinic. She has a love for cats, with 3 of her own Snowflake, Simon and Alvin and has recently rescued a few more stray cats from the adoption program at the clinic. She enjoys working with all small and large animals. Her family includes mother Audrey, stepdad Wendell, and sisters Jody and Connie. Susan likes to spend her free time bowling, horseback riding, and watching TV.

  • Susan Motter
    Office Assistant