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Amanda T. CVT

Amanda T. CVT

Veterinary Technician

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Amanda is Technician who has been with SMAEC since July of 2016. In 2010 she graduated with honors in Veterinary Technology at the Minnesota School of Business and has become a Certified Veterinary Technician. As of April 2015, was certified as a canine massage therapist. Amanda has been fostering since 2008 in hopes of rescuing and reducing over- population as much as possible. She has also been on the Board of Directors for Last Hope Animal Rescue. Amanda has opened up her home to many dogs and cats over the years of fostering but has several cats and a rabbit of her own.
Andrea J.

Andrea J.

Veterinary 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.

Ashley K. CVT

Ashley K. CVT

Veterinary Technician

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Ashley earned her Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology from Argosy University, and is a Certified Veterinary Technician. She is passionated about providing quality care for her patients. She enjoys camping and spending time with her family. She has two dog named Aurora and Luna.

Bethany E. CVT

Bethany E. CVT

Veterinary Technician

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Bethany currently holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Video Game Development and an Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology from Dakota County Technical College. Bethany became Certified in December 2019.  In free time she enjoys playing video games and crafting RPG dice. She has a dog named jabba who loves people and toys. Also, two cats named marshmellow and Lucifer (after the cat in cinderella). 

Beth P. CVT

Beth P. CVT

Veterinary Technician

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Beth has been with the SMAEC Team since May of 2016. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology at NDSU and attended Argosy to complete her A.A.S in Veterinary Technology. Beth loves the fast-paced environment of being a technician and the variety of tasks that must be performed with each patient. She enjoys making a positive difference in the lives of not only the animals but their owners. Outside of work, Beth enjoys spending time with her family, reading, as well as camping and traveling. She shares her home with her Pug, “Zeus” and “Cuddles” her Domestic Shorthair.
Christine H. CVT

Christine H. CVT

Veterinary Technician

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Christine earned her degree in Veterinary Technology Argosy University. Her special interests include anesthesia, client care, and veterinary technician education. She has two dogs named Bianca and Rozalyn. She also has two cats named Sparx and Punzi. 

Derek S. CVT

Derek S. CVT

Veterinary Technician

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Derek is a Certified Veterinary Technician that joined our team in 2016. He has an AAS degree in Veterinary Technology and has a passion for pet Rehabilitation. Derek is also an independent contractor for pet sitting where he specializes in caring for pets with special needs. His future goal is to expand his technical abilities and educate clients. His own dog, Stringer is a black lab.

Emily E. CVT

Emily E. CVT

Veterinary Technician

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Emily joined our team in November 2018. She earned her Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology from Argosy University, and is a Certified Veterinary Technician.  She enjoys riding horseback riding and knitting blankets.  She has a dog named Bubba, a horse named Artie, and two cats named Teddy and Oscar.

Heather P. CVT

Heather P. CVT

Veterinary Technician

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Heather earned her Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology from Argosy University.  She enjoys riding horseback and writting novels. She has a dog named Bandit who is sassy but, a sweet miniature dachshund.

Jen C. CVT

Jen C. CVT

Veterinary Technician

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Jen earned her A.A.S. in Veterinary Technology at Argosy University in 2014 and became certified shortly after. In her free time she enjoys volunteering at Furball Farm Pet Sanctuary, spending time with her friends and fiancé, reading and relaxing with her animals. She has two beagle mixes named Saydee Mae and Saphina. Also, three cats named Azazel, Lilith, Dagon and a painted turtle named Taz.

Jen G. CVT

Jen G. CVT

Veterinary Technician

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Jen joined the SMAEC family in 2002 and has worked full-time with SMAEC since 2003. She has also provided relief work at a variety of general practice and other Emergency and Critical care facilities in the metro area. Jen was the Operations Supervisor at SMAEC from the fall of 2011 to May 2016, and has been one of the coordinators with the Twin Cities Animal Blood Bank since 2005. She possess a strong passion for emergency medicine and takes special interest in feline medicine, metabolic emergencies, nutrition in the critically ill, fluid therapy, and transfusion medicine. Despite her love of emergency medicine, Jen took a full time position with the University of Minnesota Veterinary Referral Center in May 2016 and remains on the SMAEC ER relief roster. Although work keeps Jen quite busy, she has a variety of interests that help her balance the work load. Some of her favorite activities outside of work include volunteering, yoga, and exploring Minnesota’s beautiful running and biking trails. She also enjoys watching & attending football, baseball & hockey games, local theater and live music events / festivals. Jen shares her home with her cats Fortunato & Charlie and is the proud “kitty mom” of SMAEC’s former Clinic cat Abbey.
Katie K.

Katie K.

CVT

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Katie has a degree in veterinary technology, aniaml assisting, and grooming from Krikwood Community College. In her free time you will find her taking care of her four kids, riding her bike, or at her parents farm. 

Katlan M.

Katlan M.

Veterinary Technician

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Katlan joined our SMAEC team in 2017 and after graduating high school. Katlan is attending school at Concordia University for my Bachelors in Science. She enjoys hiking, studying and reading. She has two cats: Graycee, a grey DLH who loves to bird watch, and Leo, a DSH tabby who is attached to her hip and loves to cuddle.

Kendra H.

Kendra H.

Veterinary Technician/ Education and Training Coordinator

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Kendra has a Master of Arts in Teaching from Belmont University , Medical Lab Technician Degree from North Hennepin Community College, and Bachelor Degree in Animal Science from New Mexico State University.  She enjoys doing senior care in her free time and playing the flute. Kendra has two dogs named Anisley and Lizzie. Also, five cats named Mackie, Olive, Fiona, Dove, and Crimson.

Siera B. BS CVT

Siera B. BS CVT

Veterinary Technician

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Siera joined our team in January 2016. She earned her Bachelor Degree in Animal Science and Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology from Argosy University.  She enjoys riding horseback and power lifting. Currently through power lifting she funrases for Hope Kids. She has a dog named Chase and a horse named Mistique.

Teresa E. CVT

Teresa E. CVT

Veterinary Technician

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Teresa has her Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology from Argosy University.  She injoys playing and cuddling with her animals. Teresa has a dog named Dakota and three cats named Fitty, Kiki, and Manja.

Vanessa P. CVT

Vanessa P. CVT

Veterinary Technician

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Vanessa joined our SMAEC team in 2017 and she has been a great addition! Vanessa holds an Associates degree in Veterinary Technology from Globe University and a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from the University of Wisconsin. She is a Certified Veterinary Technician and is also Fear Free Certified. Currently she shares her life with Toby the pug, 1 cat, and her husband Ben.

Our Team – Veterinary Technicians