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Our Team – Technician Assistants

Alex M.

Alex M.

Technician Assistant

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In 2020, Alex graduated from the University of Minnesota with a pre-vet major in animal science, with a minor in fisheries and wildlife.  She is currently applying to veterinary schools. Outside of work, she spends time at home with her family and cats. She also loves taking some of the cats on walks!

April L.

April L.

Technician Assistant

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April is currently a veterinary student at the University of Minnesota, class of 2024. She has a special interest in exotic pets and small wildlife, as well as surgery skills and techniques. She especially loves rodents, such as guinea pigs, rats, squirrels, but also extremely adores geese and enjoys geese-watching.

Cindy P.

Cindy P.

Technician Assistant

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Cindy will be graduating this spring with an Associates Degree in Art at Inver Hill Community College. She plans to transfer over to the University of Minnesota or Augsburg University to major in biology or animal science. In her free time she volunteers at the Wild Life Rehabilitation Center in the mammal nursery. At home she has a 6 year old dog name Blue.

Irene M.

Irene M.

Technician Assistant

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Coming soon!

Jenna F.

Jenna F.

Technician Assistant

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Jenna is a third-year undergraduate student at the University of Minnesota, studying Animal Science with a Pre-Vet emphasis. Jenna has worked at South Metro Animal Emergency Care since June of 2020, enjoying hands-on experience in the veterinary field. Jenna looks forward to continuing to learn about the field and caring for all the wonderful pets we see here at SMAEC! 

Melanie B.

Melanie B.

Technician Assistant

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Melanie will be graduating from the University of Minnesota with an animal science B.S and Spanish studies minor in spring 2021. She hopes to attend veterinary school in the next few years. In her free time outside of work and school, she likes to gather with friends and family and volunteer at various organizations. 

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.