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Our Team – Veterinary Technicians

Beth P.

Beth P.

Certified 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.
Bethany E.

Bethany E.

Certified Veterinary Technician

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Bethany has a A.A.S. in veterinary technology and a bachelor’s in video game development. Bethany became CVT-certified in December 2019. Also a proud mom of one dog, Jabba, and two cats, Marshmallow and Lucifer, Bethany enjoys playing video games, watching Asian dramas, and spending time with family in Wisconsin.

Brenda S.

Brenda S.

Certified Veterinary Technician

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Brenda recently joined our team and her bio and photo will be here soon!

Christine H.

Christine H.

Certified 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.

Derek S.

Certified 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 has a strong passion for pet rehabilitation, emergency surgery, and the challenges of advanced critical care. His strives to constantly expand his technical abilities and to educate clients. His own dog, Stringer, is a black lab.

Elizabeth G.

Elizabeth G.

Certified Veterinary Technician

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In August of 2020, Elizabeth graduated with honors at Ridgewater College – Willmar Campus, becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician. Elizabeth’s special interests include lab work and nursing care. Also, she enjoys being able to perform high-quality care to all patients.  When not at work, Elizabeth enjoys watching various television shows and spending time with her two awesome dogs, Fritz and Daisy, and snuggles from her fluffy cat, Gumby. Elizabeth is fear-free certified, too!

Heather P.

Heather P.

Certified Veterinary Technician

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Heather graduated from Argosy University with an AAS in Veterinary Technology.  She has been caring for all kinds of patients for almost seven years now, with passions in dentistry and anesthesia. Seeing the deep love between pets and their people is what keeps Heather inspired every day. Dachshunds and German Shorthaired Pointers hold a special place in her heart, always brightening the day when presented with those breeds. Outside of the clinic, you will catch Heather exploring nature, riding horses, or reading a good book. 

Jen C.

Jen C.

Certified 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.

Katie K.

Katie K.

Certified Veterinary Technician

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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. 

Kumiko S.

Kumiko S.

Certified Veterinary Technician

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Kumiko is a veterinary technician from Southern California. She earned her B.A. in Spanish from UCLA, and her A.S. in Veterinary Technology from Penn Foster College. Kumiko first became interested in veterinary medicine in high school when she volunteered at the local feline shelter. She shares her life with two Siberian Huskies, a Lurcher dog, four cats, a Mini Rex mix bunny, her boyfriend, and over 100 house plants.

Megan H.

Megan H.

Certified Veterinary Technician

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Megan recently joined us and her bio and photo will be available soon!

Megan R.

Megan R.

Veterinary Technician

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Megan recently joined us and her bio and photo will be available soon!

Siera B.

Siera B.

Certified Veterinary Technician

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Siera joined our team in January 2016, having worked for us for two years part-time, then rejoining the team full time in December of 2018.  She earned her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and an associate degree in Veterinary Technology from Argosy University.  She enjoys riding horseback and powerlifting. Through powerlifting, Siera is a competitive athlete and fundraises for the Hope Kids organization.  She has a dog named D’Artagnan and a horse named Mystique.

Teresa E.

Teresa E.

Certified Veterinary Technician

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Theresa graduated from Argosy University in 2003, and enjoys spending time with family, including two dogs and three cats.

Vanessa P.

Vanessa P.

Certified 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.