Gentle hearts and tender hands, our vet techs not only care for your pet, they love them too!
CourtneyPractice Manager, CVA
Courtney has been at Dakota Pet Hospital since June 2021. Courtney attended online schooling from Dallas County College for Veterinary Technician but always knew she wanted to be a Veterinary Practice Manager. Courtney has 6 years of experience in the veterinary field and is currently in school to get her AAS in management, and her CVPM. She is Fear Free Certified and enjoys making sure that pets are comfortable coming into the clinic. When not at work she enjoys spending time with her 3-year-old daughter, Cheyanne, and 7-year-old American Staffordshire/American Bulldog, Cabo.
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.
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, their dogs Clyde and Birdie, and their two cats Jeff and Fiona.
Rachael graduated from Dakota County Technical College in 2021 with her A.A.S. She joined our team in August of 2021 after being in the field for 4 years. Rachael enjoys all aspects of vet med but really loves phlebotomy, dentals, behavior and emergency medicine. She is an avid Grey’s Anatomy fan and can quiz her on all 17 seasons. She has 2 cats, 10-year-old Dexter the tabby and a kitten named Otter who she bottle fed. She also has 2 dogs, Neko the Siberian Husky and Bear the 1 eyed chocolate lab mix. Rachael could not picture herself doing anything other than working in vet med!
Teresa received her degree in Veterinary Technology in 2003 from Argosy University and joined our team in September of 2020. She lives in Burnsville with her husband and her daughter, as well as their 2 dogs Nonni and Dakota, and their 2 cats Fitty and Kiki. Although Teresa loves all animals, she is particularly fond of working with cats and enjoys animal behavior. When she isn't hard at work, you can find Teresa spending quality time with her family!
Kyja has been a CVT since 2015 and graduated with an AAS from Argosy University. She joined our team in 2021. She lives in Lakeville with her husband Andrew, their two cats Masi and Chevelle and is expecting their first child in January, with the hope of adding another fur friend to their family soon! When Kyja isn't working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and doing projects around the home together. She enjoys embroidering, and crafting in her spare time, as well as playing piano, gardening with her mother and helping her parents in any way that she can.
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.
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!
Becky graduated from Argosy University in 2008 with her degree is Veterinary Technology and joined our team in March of 2020. Professionally, Becky enjoys performing dentals, blood draws, client communications and laboratory work. When she is not working, Beck y loves to go running, hiking, spending time with her two kids Elizabeth and Samuel as well as hanging out with friends.
Your pet will always be treated with respect and tender loving care, by all of us at Dakota Pet Hospital.
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