OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADr. Crystal Norell is a native of Nicollet County, where she grew up on her family’s hog farm. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota in 2010. After two years in private practice, she joined the staff at the Nicollet Veterinary Clinic in August of 2012 where she’s kept busy working on pets, horses, and livestock. She and her husband Matt have a 1-year old son named Mason and a beagle named Ace.