Client Service Specialists/Assistants

Meet Our Skilled Team of Client Service Specialists & Assistants

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  • Kim
    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.

  • Karrie
    Client Service Specialist

    Karrie came to us from Ohio in 2017 with 20 years’ experience working in Veterinary Practices. She enjoys the Minnesota weather while wrapped in layers of sweaters with her husband who is in the Army, two kids, her pug Tia and her yorkie Reese. Her favorite way to spend her time is bringing her daughter to cheer competitions and traveling the US.

  • 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. 

  • Jamie
    Client 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!

  • Abby
    Client Service Specialist/Surgical Assistant

    Abby has been with us since 2013. She is currently going to school to become a veterinarian, so she can keep doing what she loves! Abby has been assisting in surgery to make sure our patients have the best possible care before, during and after surgery. She enjoys watching Netflix, playing with her dogs, Mabel and her wiener dog Winston. Abby also loves getting to know our clients and their pets!

  • Barb
    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
    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.

  • Emma
    Assistant/Client Service Specialist

    Emma has been with us since 2014. She graduated from University of Madison Wisconsin with a degree in Animal Science and is now working towards her Master's at Colorado State University. She enjoys spending time with her friends and playing with her two dogs and one cat. She enjoys getting to know the clients at Dakota Pet and helping care for their animals.

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