Carolyn R. Woodruff DVM



Dr. Carolyn Woodruff attended the Ohio State University, graduating with a DVM in 1978. She then did an internship in large animal surgery at the University of Minnesota. She practiced in Killdeer, ND and Mott, ND for one year each and then purchased Blackpipe Veterinary Clinic in Martin, SD with her husband, Dr. Morgan Dallman. They practiced there for 16 years before purchasing Knife River Veterinary Clinic in Beulah in August of 1997. She is a member of the ND Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.

Carolyn and Morgan have a grown daughter, Jessica, who is a counselor specializing in equine and wilderness therapy and deaf & hard of hearing services. Carolyn's interests include deer hunting, hiking, kayaking, photography, and working on her earth sheltered home.

Morgan R. Dallman DVM



Dr. Morgan Dallman graduated from Zap High School in 1973 and then attended the Bottineau branch of NDSU. He graduated suma cum laude with an Associate of Science in  Agriculture in 1975.  He  attended veterinary school at the University of Minnesota, receiving his DVM in 1979. Following graduation he worked at veterinary clinics in Watford City, Killdeer, and Mott, ND before moving to Martin, SD where he purchased Blackpipe Veterinary Clinic with his wife, Dr. Carolyn Woodruff.  In 1997 they purchased Knife River Veterinary Clinic in Beulah and have practiced here since that time.

Dr. Dallman is a current member of the ND Board of Animal Health. Morgan and Carolyn have a grown daughter in Wisconsin. Morgan enjoys hunting, trap shooting, hiking, reading and working with his dog Isis in his spare time.​


Office Manager


Barb Kusmenko

Barb worked for Knife River Veterinary Clinic when it was still owned by Drs Balas and Olsen and has worked with the current owners for 22 years! She knows every aspect of clinic operation and keeps everything running smoothly from the front desk. Barb and her husband Calvin have a farming operation near Zap. They have two adult children and three grandchildren.  Barb likes to spend her free time doing work for the church and following her grandchildren's activities. 

Veterinary Technicians

Micheal (Mike) Adams, B.S, A.S, LVT


Mike has degrees from NDSU and Bel Rea Institute of Animal Technology. He has been working with us for five years as a certified veterinary technician and is working toward certification in animal rehabilitation. Mike has two cats. His interests include anything science fiction or magical, and competing in obstacle course races.

Kendra Stein BS, AS, LVT


Kendra has been employed with Knife River Veterinary Clinic since July of 2018. She attended Bismarck State College and graduated with an Associates in Science in 2015. In 2018 she graduated from NDSU with a Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology, a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science and a minor in Large Animal Veterinary Technology.  Kendra and her husband Adam live in Beulah with their Great Dane, Colt. She enjoys hunting, fishing, gardening, reading and spending time at the lake in the summer. 

Veterinary Assistants

Lindsey Colton


 Lindsey has been a veterinary assistant at the practice since October of 2015.  She and her husband, Matt live on small hobby farm with her three children, Emma, Sam and Avery. They have a variety of animals, cats, dogs, chickens, horses, cattle, pigs.   She loves working with animals and is excited to learn more about veterinary medicine and animal husbandry.   

Dawn Jorgenson


 Dawn is a veterinary assistant who joined the practice in May of 2016. Since she grew up as a farm girl animals have always been Dawn's passion and she loves working with all the different species here at the clinic. At home she spends time with four dogs - 3 Rottweilers, a miniature pinscher and a number of cats. Dawn is married to Aubrey and has two grown children, Dillon and Kayla. She also has stepsons and grandchild. 

Stacey Unruh


 Stacey became a veterinary assistant at Knife River Vet Clinic in April of 2017.  She has an extensive farm and ranch background and raises cattle with her husband, Keith. They have a daughter, and three sons, Kirsten, K. C., Chris, and Cameron.