Client Service Specialists/Assistants

Meet Our Skilled Team of Client Service Specialists & Assistants

Learn Who We Are

  • Deb
    Client 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. 

  • Merrill
    Client 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.

  • Kim, Client Service Specialist
    Client 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.

  • Barb, Receptionist
    Client 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.

  • Allison, Receptionist/Assistant/Dog Trainer
    Client Service Specialist/Assistant/Dog Trainer

    Allison is a graduate of Jean Donaldson's prestigious The Academy For Dog Trainers where she earned her Certificate in Training and Counseling (CTC). Through her studies in this program, she has committed herself to humane training methods based on the science behind how animals learn. She also studied under the renowned Malena DeMartini Price to obtain her Certification in Separation Anxiety Training (CSAT). As a part time veterinary assistant, receptionist and dog trainer at Dakota Pet Hospital, Allison obtained her Fear Free certification to find a softer approach to veterinary care. For close to five years, she also volunteered with a local animal rescue, Ruff Start Rescue, where she found her calling: dog training. She teaches at our clinic and individually. Allison currently lives with two dogs, Auggie and Valentino and a very supportive partner, Michael. Through her science-based training methods, Allison has been able to make progress with her own K-9 boys and celebrates success daily. Her favorite part about training dogs is the fun that can be had during the process- for both the humans and the dogs alike.

  • Baily

    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!

Dakota Pet Hospital, Call (952) 469-1525

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