Dr. Mariah Melin is originally from Brookston, a small town in northern Minnesota. There, she grew up on a hobby farm raising dogs, cats, beef cattle, horses, chickens, ducks, and an assortment of other various animals. When she wasn’t working around the farm, helping out at a nearby dairy, or volunteering at a local animal shelter, she showed western performance horses and rodeoed.
After receiving her undergraduate degree at the University of Minnesota, Crookston, she earned her DVM degree at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 2018. Following graduation, Dr. Mariah practiced at a mixed animal practice in Superior, Wisconsin and worked with dogs, cats, assorted companion animals, farm animals, and horses. Her areas of professional interest include preventative care, large animal medicine, sports medicine and rehabilitation, and advanced imaging (ultrasound & radiology).  Dr. Mariah strives to stay on top of the latest advances in veterinary medicine and continuing education.
When she is not providing quality veterinary care, Dr. Mariah loves spending time with her family and four-legged friends and enjoys being outdoors hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, and riding horses. Dr. Mariah shares a home with her husband, Myles, two rambunctious rescue dogs named Gunner and Kimber, and an allegedly “outdoor” cat named Tom—who, on most days, can be found inside. Also on their little hobby farm are several chickens and three and a half horses—the half being a mini donkey! Dr. Mariah has happily practiced veterinary medicine at the Dawson and Appleton Veterinary Clinics since 2021.