Fresno Veterinarians

fresno veterinarian

Dr. Nicolaas

It is with great pleasure that our Fresno veterinary hospital welcomes Nicolaas Reijne DVM, to our team of dedicated staff members. Dr. Nicolaas will be available full time for all of your pets needs, including small animal diagnostics, surgeries, and emergency services.

Dr. Nicolaas was born and raised on one of the islands of Holland. Coming from a small village with 20 students he was able to bring his favorite pet to school with him. This pet was usually one of the family's cats or goats. This close bonding with his pets allowed his love and interest in animals to grow. In a village where there are more animals than people, the local veterinarian played a vital role in the community. This prompted Dr. Nicolaas to enter the Dutch Veterinary University.

In 1997 Dr. Nicolaas completed his veterinary studies and earned his veterinary degree from Utrecht University in the Netherlands. Wanting to advance his veterinary knowledge, skills, and life experience he then obtained his license, after a short preparation, at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1998.

Dr. Nicolaas has had an exciting time with his veterinary career including working as a self employed veterinary surgeon, collecting and synthesizing scientific medical information in Holland and medical research in Italy. He worked for a brief time in a mixed animal practice in Alberta, Canada before moving to Los Angeles, CA. While in Los Angeles he worked for three small animal practices, one of which was an opportunity to work for a year and a half in the specialty field of cats. Ever open to new experiences Dr. Nicolaas then transferred his interest to the Emergency Medical Field where he worked closely for four years with Veterinary specialists.

Dr. Nicolaas brings with him a well-rounded background of working in the veterinary medical field. He is very excited to meet and begin working with all of the wonderful clients and patients at Cedar Veterinary Hospital. We ask you to join us in welcoming him to our family of friends. We thank you for you're continued confidence and trust and view this as an opportunity to make Cedar Veterinary Hospital even more accessible to your needs.

Dr. Olson

Dr. Stephanie Olson graduated from Iowa State University in 2006. It was there that she was able to travel to Africa to work hands on with the big game species and help perform veterinary procedures in the field. Dr. Olson is originally from Iowa and moved to California in 2006 after graduation to join a small animal practice. She performs numerous surgical and medical procedures and works on many exotic species as well. When seeking a position that offered more specific diagnostic, surgical, and medical procedures to clients, Dr. Olson joined Cedar Veterinary Hospital in October of 2010. She enjoys reading, watching movies, and spending time with her pets at home. She also loves to travel and spend time with family and friends.

Dr. Bangtson

Dr. Bangtson grew up locally in Visalia. She moved away from the Central Valley to attend college at University of California at San Diego where she received a Bachelor's degree in Animal Physiology and Neuroscience. Dr. Bangtson then traveled to Iowa to attend veterinary school at Iowa State University. Dr. Bangtson was awarded her doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2005. Dr. Bangston also received special training in exotic medicine by participating in a preceptorship at a large all exotics hospital.

Dr. Bangtson spent the last several years practicing in Arizona and Nevada seeing all sorts of patients, from dogs and cats to rabbits and birds and even the occasional eagle or fox. Her special interests include avian, reptile, small mammal, and feline medicine. Dr. Bangtson has been an AVMA member since 2004 and attends regular continuing education meetings.

Dr. Bangtson spends her free time with her human family and four cats. She also enjoys camping, crocheting, and swimming.

Dr. Madsen

Dr. Madsen joined the Cedar Veterinary Hospital as a general practitioner in October 2013. Before joining our team, Dr. Madsen was a general practitioner at Clovis Pet Hospital for 21 years.

A Del Rey, Ca. native, Dr. Madsen earned his bachelor's degree in animal science with a minor in biology from California State University. He went on to the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine where he earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. He has a special interest in internal medicine and is USDA accredited.

At home, Dr. Madsen cares for three cats (Felix, Pumpkin, and Skitty), an Australian shepherd/Border Collie mix (Rufus), and two fish. He has a son, Jacob, who shares his father's interests in tennis and computer games. Dr. Madsen also enjoys crossword puzzles and Sudoku.