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Lindsey K

Lindsey K

Lead Client Concierge

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Lindsey joined the SMAEC team in August of 2016 as a full-time Lead Client Concierge. She graduated with her AA degree and is pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. Lindsey was previously working in pediatrics but decided to choose a new path with her love and desire to help and care for animals. Lindsey enjoys building relationships with clients and has hopes of fostering dogs in the near future. She has a Shiba Inu named “Sasha” and an Australian Shepard mix named “Paisley” who keep her on her toes! In her spare time, she loves hiking, yoga and exploring new places.

Andrea J.

Andrea J.

Client Services and Technician Assistant

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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 splits her time between Client Services and Technician Assistant.

Karen A.

Karen A.

Client Services

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Karen has lived and worked with animals all of her life.  She spent several years as a volunteer at the Minnesota Zoo and more recently at the Minnesota Valley Humane Society helping clients with adopting new family members and through their grief when they had to surrender their pet. She has also enjoyed over 6 years in the day to day care of 1000’s of canine friends while working at local doggie daycares / boarding facilities.

Having had several pets of her own over the years, Karen understands the concerns of pet parents who are faced with the stress of the unknown of a sick or injured pet that needs to been seen in an emergency setting.  She also has lived through the grief of saying goodbye to several beloved pets as they start on their journey over the rainbow bridge.  Drawing from her life experiences, she is dedicated to being an empathetic & knowledgeable liaison between the pet parent and SMAEC’s wonderful medical team

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.

Katie N.

Katie N.

Technician Assistant

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Katie joined SMAEC in July of 2016 and is currently attending Globe University for her Veterinary Technician Degree. Her dream is to someday be able to work closely with the monkeys at the Minnesota Zoo. Katie greatly enjoys using her creative side with projects such as scrapbooking and tile mosaic. Her four legged friends are Bruce and Dane who are 8 year old Boxers.

Nikki S.

Nikki S.

Technician Assistant

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Nikki joined the SMAEC team in 2017 and is currently attending Vet School at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. Before beginning Vet School, she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry. Nikki has a passion for medicine in pocket pets and surgery in general. Her goal after Vet School is to be a small animal surgeon. When she isn’t learning all about animals, Nikki enjoys volleyball, baking, and boating. She shares her life with two rabbits Aurora and Bunita.

Sarah S.

Sarah S.

Technician Assistant

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Sarah joined our SMAEC team in August of 2016 and is currently in school at River Falls, majoring in Animal and Dairy Science with a Pre-Vet emphasis. Sarah has certifications in the Large Animal field which includes an AI Technician breeder for cattle. She is very passionate about owning her own farm in the future and advancing to become a Veterinarian who works with both large and small animals. Sarah owns a beef production with her family and greatly enjoys spending time with her two dogs and many barn cats.

Tonya A.

Tonya A.

Technician Assistant

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Tonya joined the SMAEC team in 2017 while pursuing a DVM at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. She has a Bachelors of Science in Zoology and holds a certificate in Light/Laser Therapy. Tonya is very interested in Dental Preventative care. One interesting fact about Tonya is that she used to play Roller Derby! She shares her life with a cat named JuJuBee; a 7 year old domestic short hair.