ND Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners: Board Members

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North Dakota Board Members

 The Board consists of five members who are appointed by the Governor to serve three-year terms.


Russell Behm, DVM

Minot, ND


Dr.  Behm is a 1978 graduate of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine.  The following year, he completed an internship in large animal medicine and surgery at Colorado State University.  In September of 1979 he joined Minot Veterinary Clinic and became a partner in July of 1980.  He has since practiced large animal medicine and surgery with interest in equine medicine and reproduction and general food animal practice.  He is also a partner in a family owned cattle herd.  When not working, he enjoys woodworking.  Dr. Behm and his wife are parents of three grown children.

Terms: 9/5/2018 - 6/30/2021




Tammy Weiand-Ness, DVM

Fargo, ND


Dr. Weiand-Ness is a North Dakota native who attended NDSCS and NDSU for her undergraduate studies. She graduated from the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999.  After graduation, she practiced in a small animal clinic in Apple Valley, MN for three years. She joined Animal Health Clinic in 2002 and became a partner in 2011. Her special interests include exotic animal medicine and oncology. She became Fear Free Certified in May 2017. Dr. Weiand-Ness and her husband have two sons and three dogs to keep them busy.  Her hobbies include gardening, reading, hiking and biking.


Terms: 9/5/2018 - 6/30/2021





Carolyn Woodruff, DVM


Beulah, ND


Dr. Carolyn Woodruff graduated from The Ohio State University with a doctor of veterinary medicine in 1978. She completed a large animal surgery internship at the University of Minnesota the following year before entering private practice. Since that time she has been a mixed animal practitioner in North and South Dakota. Surgery and behavior medicine are her special interests. She shares practice ownership and balancing family time with her husband, Dr. Morgan Dallman. She enjoys being an outdoorswoman, hunting, traveling, and work on their earth home construction in her spare time.

Terms: 7/1/2014 - 6/30/2017, 7/1/2017 - 6/30/2020




Lynn Priebe, LVT

Valley City, ND


Lynn grew up on a farm in Sauk Centre, MN. She graduated from NDSU in May 1993 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Veterinary Technology and got her license in June of 1993. Lynn has 2 cats, Cali and Shy, a dog named Gigi, and owns a few cows with her parents. Lynn enjoys working with both large and small animals. Lynn's interests include vegetable and flower gardening and sewing. Lynn also teaches dog obedience classes in Valley City and in Lisbon.  Lynn is an active member in the North Dakota Veterinary Technician Association.


Terms: 7/1/2013 - 6/30/2016, 7/1/2016 - 6/30/2019




Carmel Miller, Public Member


Carson, ND



Carmel Miller graduated from North Dakota State University with a B.S. degree in Animal Science and a M.Ed. in Agriculture Education.  She and her husband Todd operate a cow/calf operation in Carson.  She also teaches in the Agriculture, Technology and Natural Resources Department at Bismarck State College.  Interests include being a mom to daughters Jayden and Addison, perennial flower gardening, new technology, reading and roping.


Terms: 7/1/2013 - 6/30/2016, 7/1/2016 - 6/30/2019




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