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Practice Manager


Practice Manager

Russ joined Risius in June 2019 as the Practice Manager. After nearly 15 years in traditional human healthcare management, he moved to Veterinary Medicine so he could work in a field he really enjoys.

Originally from the mountains of Central Pennsylvania, Russ grew up in a family that farmed, logged, and had a sawmill. He was raised around cattle and was the feed manager on a 2,000 cow dairy while he was in college. Russ has a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from Briar Cliff University and an MBA from the University of South Dakota.

When not at work he enjoys spending time with his wife Carla and daughter Kayla, and their two Brittany Spaniel mixes (Harley and Bailey). He also enjoys hand-crafting solid wood furniture & cabinetry, as well as designing and creating industrial lighting.