Meet Our Veterinarians and Staff

Aging fetus with Ultrasound
Sugar Factory Exterior
Deb evaluating semen for motility and morphology

Why Choose Sugar Factory Vet Clinic?

iStock_000004265893SmallOur expertise, along with our compassion and a commitment to our clients and to our patients is what sets our clinic apart. Our doctors and our support staff are devoted to the health and well-being of our patients.

Everyone at our clinic LOVES animals. Quite simply, that’s why we work here. We all want to improve the quality of life for our patients, and we all have firsthand experience with the power of the human-animal bond. You will see that we offer state of the art medicine in a small-town, friendly atmosphere that your pet will love.

We support our local community and the 4H Fair every year!

Dr. Betsy Bialon

Dr. Bialon earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from The University of Missouri -Columbia in 2006. She completed her undergraduate at Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Bialon started working at the Sugar Factory Veterinary Clinic immediately following graduation from veterinary school. Dr. Bialon has a special interest in bovine pregnancy detection using ultrasound. She also enjoys working up equine lameness issues. Dr. Bialon has advanced training in Small Animal Dentistry. She has also completed her certification for Canine Rehabilitation. Dr. Bialon is married to a local rancher. They have two wild children and an assortment of animals including “Charlie” the standard Poodle and “Cheetos” the cow dog.

Dr. Rick Maage

Dr. Maage earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from The University of Minnesota. Dr. Maage is certified in acupuncture. Dr. Maage also excels at soft tissue surgery. Dr. Maage has a special interest in preg checking cattle. He has been described as “kind of a legend” in regards to his palpation skills. However, he is really enjoying ultrasound now as well as traditional palpation. Dr. Maage is married to our Vet Barn Manager, Deb. When he is not working, he likes to pack mules in the mountains and camp.

Gene for Bio- PLS CROPDr. Gene Greimann

Dr. Greimann earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from The University of Minnesota. Dr. Greimann is retired from practice, but he is often still out and about at the clinic, lending us a hand! Dr. Greimann loves getting out on the ranches. He does herd health inspections and helps us behind the scenes to prepare for our busiest cattle seasons. He is married to the human physician, Dr. Greimann. They have golden retrievers, “Petunia” and “Ginger,” as well as a number of cats and retired horses.

Dr. Perrie Neal

Dr. Neal earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Washington State University -Pullman in 2014. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Montana State University -Bozeman. Dr. Neal was raised on a ranch in Dillon, MT, where her family raised cattle and bred Morgans. Dr. Neal has a special interest in large animal reproduction techniques. Dr. Neal also enjoys small animal. She has a passion for surgery and for working up complex internal medicine cases. Dr. Neal is married to a local ag teacher who also ranches. They play a large role on the family’s pure bred Angus operation. Dr. Neal and her husband have two children, Bridey and Hawkins. They have a cow dog named “Maize” and a borgi named “Mick”.

Candy 1Candy, Office Manager

Candy started working for us after a career in managing the billing for a human hospital. She has always had an interest in animals, having been involved in a ranching operation for the past 20 years. Candy loves the large animals side of the practice. She especially likes to check out the large animal surgeries happening at the clinic. Candy is married to a rancher. They have two grown children and an assortment of dogs -Phillip, Ali, Katie, and Bubbles, who stay home and help with the cows. She also has horses -Roany, Dollar, Charlie, Pickles, and Cliff.

DebDeb, Vet Barn Manager

Deb has been in the animal health industry for 43 years. She has been managing The Vet Barn for the last 20 years. She hand selects the products that we sell there, and has extensive knowledge of those products. Deb completed her technician training in 1972 from the Medical Institute of Minnesota. She has a special interest in herd health and equine health. Deb is married to Dr. Rick Maage. They have some of the nicest mules you could ever meet – Virgil, Ida, and Gracie. Just to maintain diversity in their herd, they also keep a Norwegian Fjord around named Einor. Deb and Rick share their home with a cows dog named “Whiskey Twist” and a terrier named “Spencer.”

Diane for bioDiane, Small Animal Technician

Diane groomed dogs and cats professionally for over 20 years before committing to her current role as a technician at our clinic. She is experienced with large animals, having spent most of her life on the ranch. Diane enjoys nursing animals and helping them recover from illness. She loves to learn and has a special interest in anesthesia and animal behavior. Diane’s husband cowboys for the Padlock ranch. They have grown children and lots of grandchildren. They have a feisty cow dog pup named “Hoot”, and a handful of barn cats who work hard at keeping the mice out of yard.

Gina for BioGina, Large Animal Technician

Gina comes to us from the Kirby Decker Road in Busby, MT. After retiring from a career in ranching at the Spear-O, she is now our go-to large animal technician. Gina has a passion for anything larger than 1200 pounds, and you can usually find her running the chute or assisting with our equine patients. Gina has two large cats named Sly and Hermie. She also has a number of leggy horses. If you do something memorable, you may end up in one of her cowboy poems.

eshan2Eshan, Small Animal Technician

Eshan is a natural “people” person, having dedicated many years professionally in the hospitality and tourism business. Eshan’s true passion is helping animals, and she spends much of her free time assisting animals in need. Pictured with Eshan is her sassy co-pilot, “Sister.”

Danielle, Licensed Technician

Danielle is a local that was born and raised in Hardin. Danielle completed her veterinary technician degree at NDSU in Fargo and is our newest team member. In addition to her many small animal technical skills, she is also pretty hand when it comes to running the hydraulic chute. When not working, Dani can usually be found in the great outdoors hunting and fishing. She is also an amazing artist. Ask her to see her drawings!!

Alex, Technician

Alex is another tried and true local, hailing from Hardin. She has worked as a restaurant manager, and still works in the human pharmacy, so you may have seen her working in many different capacities around town! Alex has a son thats too cute to handle, and she has a cat named Rory. She loves to camp and catch big fish on the weekends.

MalloryMallory, Technician

Mallory grew up on her dad’s feedlot on the outskirts of Hardin. She is one smart cookie, having graduated valedictorian of both her high school and college class. Mallory earned her formal degree in education, but she has always had a life-long interest in livestock and animals. In her free time, Mallory trains her horses, rides pens at the feedlot, and drives her horse and buggy. Pictured with Mallory are top hands, “Ted” and “Charlie”.