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Irene M.

Irene M.

Client Services

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Irene has worked in the veterinary field for many years but has been with the SMAEC family since January of 2012. She has always felt that working in client services is not only her passion, but is also her calling. Irene feels strongly that animals are sensitive, intuitive creatures whom she has been blessed to have loved, lived with, and lost. Her life would have less meaning without her furry family. Irene looks forward to providing the best care to our clients and their pets.
Alishia J

Alishia J

Client Services / Technician Assistant

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Alisha spent 3 years in the Vet Tech program at NDSU.  She loves animal medicine and photographing people with their pets so that she can show the human animal bond.  She has a 4 year old black Lab named Ranger and a 3 year old German shepherd named Rylee.

Jennifer C.

Jennifer C.

Client Services

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Jennifer joined SMAEC in 2018.  She recently moved to Minnesota from Chicago, where she worked in a veterinary clinic that saw exotics and contracted with the local zoo.  Because of this, nothing that comes into a vet clinic surprises Jennifer, and she loves that every day can bring new adventures in the field.  She also fostered dogs that needed special medical attention or needed more time to adjust to being in a home prior to adoption.  She is currently working on a degree in Fisheries and Wildlife.  Jennifer has three dogs, Daisy Mae, Vinny, and Muffins, that are her whole life.  She loves music, creating art, cooking, and the outdoors.

Rebecca M

Rebecca M

Client Services / Technician Assistant

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Rebecca is currently taking courses at Penn Foster, though she has been in the veterinary field for over 15 years.  She is currently enrolled in Animal Physical Therapy and Animal Nutrition courses.  She enjoys helping clients and their furry kids feel comfortable, while knowing that they got the best care possible.

Rebecca loves to foster and rescue animals.  All of her pets are rescues.  Chunk is a pot bellied pig, who Rebecca trained to be a therapy pig. He pays visits to children’s hospitals and nursing homes.  The other animals in her home include Brinlaya, a 12 year old boxer; Thor, a 7 year old Lab; Guapo, a 4 year old Chinese crested mix; Fatty, a 12 year old cat; Puppy Cat, a 2 year old cat; and Rue who is a one year old Bearded Dragon.

Andrea J.

Andrea J.

Assistant Transitioning to Technician

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Andrea graduated from Saint Catherine University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Psychology. Her passions include fostering dogs and diving in our Minnesota Lakes. Andrea is Rescue Scuba certified and also has a special talent of underwater pumpkin carving! She shares her home with her rat terrier, “Dylan” who responds to sign language, her cat named “Edith Teacup Sedgewick Walton III” and her five fish tanks. Andrea joined our SMAEC family in August of 2016 and is transitioning from a technician assistant to a veterinary technician.

Erin C

Erin C

Assistant Transitioning to Technician

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Erin received her Associates in Applied Science in Veterinary Technology from Minnesota School of Business.  Her passions include behavioral medicine and training, especially when it strengthens the human animal bond between the owner and pet. 

She volunteers at Animal Humane Society.  Her future goals include running a 5K and becoming a certified veterinary technician.  She has three cats at home.  They include Oliver, an 18 year old orange and white polydactyl medium hair; Lucy, a 15 year old tuxedo short hair; and Lily, a two year old dilute calico short hair.

Katlan C.

Katlan C.

Assistant Transitioning to Technician

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Katlan has a strong passion for emergency medicine and exotics! She joined our SMAEC team in 2017 and after graduating high school with high honors, is now a current student at Argosy pursuing her Veterinary Technology degree, again with honors. Katlan’s future plans consist of getting CPR certified, working in animal emergency as a CVT, and obtaining her DVM degree, and a Bachelors Degree in Zoology. She enjoys hiking and exploring in her spare time, and would like to work in zoology and conservation when she becomes a veterinarian. She has a one-eyed pitbull named Maeve, who is two years old and was rescued at work.

Bethany E

Bethany E

Technician Assistant

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Bethany currently holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Video Game Development and is currently enrolled at Argosy University for an Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology.  She grew up with cats and absolutely loves them.  Bethany also enjoys wildlife, and hopes to have some exposure to rescuing, transporting, and releasing these animals in the future.  She has two cats and one dog at home.

Nicole P

Nicole P

Technician Assistant

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Nicole is currently a student in the Veterinary Technology program at Dakota County Technical College.  She is Fear Free certified, and has had a passion for animals since she was a small child.  Nicole has one goldfish and three children, so she is a full time mom, too.  She likes to hike, fish, and camp when she has the time.

Katie N.

Katie N.

Technician Assistant

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Katie joined SMAEC in July of 2016 and is currently attending Dakota County Technical College for her Veterinary Technician degree, and Inver Hills Community College for a degree in Criminal Justice.  Her dream is to someday be able to work as an animal cruelty investigator.  When not busy with school, Katie enjoys attending car shows and spending time with her boxers, Dane and Clyde.

Myra M

Myra M

Technician Assistant

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Myra is currently taking classes at Argosy University for Veterinary Technology degree.  She has spent time at a dog training school as well.  Myra loves learning about animal behavior and medicine.  When she is not working or at school, she goes camping with her boyfriend and her dog, or spends time at the dog park.  She has a 6 year old Lab pug mix named Midnight, and a 9 year old Maine coon tabby mix cat named Aries.