GabbyClient Service Specialist/Veterinary Assistant
Gabby joined our team in March of 2021 as a Customer Service Specialist. She has recently been trained as Veterinary Assistant as she loves working more hands on with our patients. She began working with dogs about 6 years ago in a doggy daycare setting. What Gabby loves most about working at Dakota Pet Hospital is the love that our whole staff shares with our patients and the camaraderie we share amongst the team. When she isn't working, Gabby enjoys traveling, going to concerts and spending time with her friends and family. She currently lives in Burnsville with her roommate and two kitties! Gabby is committed to continuing to working with animals in her future and is a wonderful asset to our team!
DebClient Service Specialist/Veterinary Technician
Deb graduated from Argosy University with her Associates in Applied Science in 2017. She worked for 3 years as a Veterinary Technician in the Twin Cities area before joining our team as a Receptionist in April of 2019. Deb loves working with animals and finds great joy in bonding with our clients as well as their pets. She resides in the South Metro with her son, her 4 cats and 1 dog. In her free-time Deb enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and writing.
JamieClient Service Specialist/Veterinary Technician
Jamie received her degree as a Veterinary Technician from Argosy University in 2014 with additional training in massage therapy for small animals. She lives on a dairy farm with husband Andy and their two boys, 120 cows, 4 dogs, 2 cats, and a new addition to the family, Mogly the kitten. In her spare time Jamie enjoys being a ‘hockey mom’ and watching her boys play hockey along with their coach, aka Dad 9 months out of the year!
MerrillClient Service Specialist
Merrill joined our team in September of 2021 as a Customer Service Specialist. She has gained her skills working with clients and staff through her experience as a shift lead at Arby’s and a receptionist for America’s Best. Merrill developed her skills and love for working with animals while she was as shift lead at a Petsmart Pet Hotel. Getting to see and spend time with all the cats and dogs who walk through our door is Merrill’s favorite part about working with us at Dakota Pet Hospital. She personally has one cat and a ball python at home. In her free time, Merrill enjoys reading, playing video games and cosplay.
KimClient Service Specialist
Kim has been with us since 2004, she enjoys getting to know our clients and their pets. She also enjoys watching the kittens and puppies grow up.Some of her favorite past-times are gardening, yoga, and home improvement projects. Currently, she resides in Eagan with her husband and their dog, Boo.
BarbClient Service Specialist
Barb has been with us since 2006. She currently resides in Lakeville with her family of pets. She enjoys spending time at home with her animals, driving her bus and doing some pet sitting for others. Barb also likes to get to know our clients and their pets and loving up on baby kittens.
AllisonClient Service Specialist/Assistant/Dog Trainer
Allison began working at Dakota Pet Hospital in 2016 as a veterinary assistant and customer service representative. She enjoys helping wherever she is needed but has a passion for making the veterinary experience as low-stress as possible for both the patients and clients.
In addition to her Fear Free certification, Allison holds three professional certifications as a dog behavior professional. In early 2016, Allison obtained her Certificate in Training and Counseling from The Academy for Dog Trainers and her Certificate in Separation Anxiety Training through Malena DeMartini’s certification course. In 2020, she became accredited through Pet Professional Accreditation Board, receiving her Professional Canine Behavior Consultant-Accredited credential. Her business, Delighted Dogs, takes up the majority of her time but Allison couldn’t let go of her role in the veterinary field.
In her free time, Allison enjoys hiking, playing music, tending to her houseplants, watching basketball and spending time with her partner, Michael, and dog, Ahsoka.
Baily has recently joined our team and is currently a student in the veterinary technician program at Dakota County Technical College. She made the transition from marketing to veterinary medicine because of her love and passion towards animals. She has a special interest in surgery, as well as animal behavior. Baily lives in Elko with her husband Clint and their beloved dog Denlow. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing games and always appreciates good nap!
Michelle has been a part of our team since October 2021. She is working on her schooling at DCTC starting fall of 2022 for Veterinary Technician. She has loved leaning everything about the Veterinary world! Michelle enjoys spending lots of time with her Goldendoodle Rosie and with family outside of work! As well as drawing and art!
JennicaVeterinary Assistant/Client Service Specialist
Jennica joined our team in September of 2017. She currently attends the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is working towards a degree in veterinary biomedical sciences. In the future, she hopes to attend veterinary school and become a veterinarian. When Jennica isn’t at school, she enjoys coming back to work at the clinic in order to help animals and their owners. In her free time, Jennica enjoys rock climbing, watching documentaries, and spending time with her family and 3 pets Remi, Hope, and Simba.