Dr. Rick Odegard graduated from Iowa State University in 1982 with his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. He worked for a year at Forx Veterinary Clinic in Grand Forks, and then was in Williston at Western Veterinary Clinic for 2 years. He returned to Grand Forks in 1985 to purchase Forx Veterinary Clinic and renamed it Kindness Animal Hospital. He is married to Diane and they have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. He is a member of the AVMA and NDVMA, has served as first vice president and president of the NDVMA, and was formally a member of the ND Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners for 6 years. Dr. Odegard is certified to perform TPLO surgeries and has a strong interest in orthopedic surgery as well as general veterinary medicine and surgery.