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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!

Alyssa S.

Alyssa S.

Technician Assistant

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Alyssa has been with SMAEC, on and off, for years, as life has taken her down many fortunate paths. She lives with her husband and their zoo.  Alyssa works as a full-time 911-dispatcher, though she cannot lead a fully amazing life without contributing to the veterinary world.

Amber Z.

Amber Z.

Technician Assistant

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Amber has a Bachelor’s of Science in biology with a minor in psychology from the university of Stevens Point of Wisconsin. She has a special interest in avian and mammal wildlife rehabilitation. Outside of work she likes to go hiking and exploring with her two dogs, Shena and Shae. 

April L.

April L.

Advanced 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! 

Katie A.

Katie A.

Technician Assistant

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Katie is a third year student at the University of Wisconsin River Falls. She is majoring in Health and Biomedical Sciences with a Pre-Vet Emphasis. Katie enjoys working with all animals, big and small. In her free time she also enjoys training and competitively showing horses. She hopes to attend Vet school and specialize in wildlife medicine.