Gentle hearts and tender hands, our vet techs not only care for your pet, they love them too!
Jessica graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a B.S. in Veterinary Technology and earned her associates in Veterinary Technology from Ridgewater College. Jessica joined our team as a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2012 and became our Practice Manager in 2017. Her passions are helping patients, clients and team members alike, performing anesthesia, working with geriatric patients and client education. She resides in Hastings with her husband, new baby boy Forrest, their cat named Roz, and some fish for the cat and baby to admire! Jessica and her family enjoy spending time together, traveling to other countries and experiencing different cultures.
Chris began her career with Dakota Pet Hospital as a groomer in 1992, she now splits her time between being the clinic administrator and one of our groomers . She is particularly interested in working with animals that have behavioral issues such as anxiety or stress that may be associated with grooming and nail trims. Chris enjoys traveling, horseback riding and home improvement projects as her hobbies. She shares her hobby farm with her husband, cat Lily and her Arabian horse.
KrisCVT/Lead Front-End Technician
Kris is a Certified Veterinary Technician and a life long resident of Lakeville-Burnsville area. Kris believes that animals make people better humans. Kris's current pets include two rescue cats, Emily and Sidney Crosby. She loves spending time with her family and enjoys cooking, reading and rowing.
KelliCVT/Lead Surgical Technician
Kelli is a Certified Veterinary Technician and also our Lead Surgical Technician, who was born and raised in Rosemount. She received her Bachelors of Science from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls and her Associates of Veterinary Technology from Duluth Business University in 2015. She has a domestic shorthair named Simba and a golden retriever named Olaf. She loves spending time with her husband, daughter and son, camping, watching movies, and helping animals. She has been apart of our team since August 2017, and her passion for veterinary medicine shows with every patient.
For the past 19+ years, Sue has been helping to educate our clients on how to properly care for their pets by assisting them with building a strong relationship & bond between the owner and their pet. Sue lives with her husband and their 3 kids. She has 3 dogs named Recon, Snyper and Fuse. Sue is very active with her dogs through her love of running, agility and flyball which they all love!
Vicki joined our family in 2012 as a part-time technician. Her interests are focused on emergency, critical care and blood banking. Vicki lives with her husband,children, dogs, cats and a hodge podge of pocket pets & fish, who have been kind enough to share Vicki with us and everyone who walks through our doors! Vicki enjoys spending time with her human and animal family but she especially loves spoiling her granddaughter to pieces!
Stephanie joined our team in 2012. She has since received her Associate of Applied Science Degree in Veterinary Technology at Argosy University. Stephanie loves the bond she has developed over the years with our clients and their pets. She lives in her tiny house on wheels with her daughter Elliott, her partner, their dog Clyde, and their two cats Jeff and Fiona.
Dee graduated with associates degree from Globe University in 2017, the same year she joined our team. She lives in Goodhue with her pups named Mary-Jane and Rory. In her spare time Dee enjoys running, camping, reading a good book, seeing a movie or just hanging out with her friends and family. Dee takes great pride in her work and loves seeing our clients and their fur-babies.
Erin graduated from Argosy University in 2003 and has since worked at a few different clinics in the area before settling down and becoming a part of the Dakota Pet family in June of 2016. Erin and her dog Benni, reside in the south metro area. Erin enjoys traveling, reading, spending time with her family and taking her dog Benni on many adventures. She takes pride in her work, loves to spoil her patients and enjoys her interactions with our clients.
Terri is a 2008 graduate of Argosy University with an Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology. She has spent many years working in small animal care clinics along with working at an Emergency Care Center. She has provided nursing care for critical patients for many years, which she finds to be very rewarding. Terri lives with her husband, their black lab named Molly, 3 cats; Tater, Nick and Fritz and a horse named Sierra. Terri enjoys spending time outside with her husband maintaining their 10 acre property. She also enjoys cooking and spending quality time with all her fur babies.
Ashley A. joined our team at the end of 2018. She graduated from Argosy in 2018 with her Associates in Veterinary Technology and became certified later that year. She shares her home with 3 lovely kitties Rose, Lilli & Sunnie. Ashley enjoys going to music festivals, exploring the natural world and camping.
Your pet will always be treated with respect and tender loving care, by all of us at Dakota Pet Hospital.
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