Certified Veterinary TechnicianBlaise B
Certified Veterinary TechnicianKelby H
Veterinary Tech School: Argosy University
Hello! I started in the vet field as a vet assistant in 2006 and quickly decided that being a veterinary technician was the career for me because I have always loved taking care of animals and their people, and am also fascinated by medical science. I attended the veterinary technology program at Argosy University in Eagan and graduated at the top of my class with a degree and a certification as a veterinary technician in 2009, and started working with VCA in 2013. I have a variety of experience including exotic animal, anesthesiology, and emergency medicine, but my main interest is in alternative medicine and care for dogs and cats. I have three cats named Nibbles, Batman, and Akroma. My main hobbies outside of work include hiking, rollerblading, playing video games, going to geeky conventions, reading, and snowboarding in the winter months. I look forward to meeting you!
Certified Veterinary TechnicianHolly N
Veterinary Tech School: Minnesota School of Business
I graduated from Minnesota School of Business in September 2014 with my Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology (AAS) and passed my board exam in December 2014. I joined the family at VCA Animal Care in January 2015. My favorite part of my job is helping improve the health of animals and feeing like I make a difference in the lives of pets and clients. I recently moved to the southern suburbs with my husband and Shelby our Old English Bulldog. Outside of work, I enjoy shopping, reading and spending time with family and friends.
Veterinary AssistantRachel Jones
I have known I wanted to work with animals since I could talk. I have always loved kitties. I decided to become a veterinary technician to finally combine my biggest passion with my career. I look forward everyday to coming to work and surrounding myself with co-workers who have the same passion. My experience at Argosy University from the first day instantly confirmed that I made the right choice. My internship at C.R.O.W. revealed an unknown admiration of wildlife care, especially birds. I love teaching my nephew about animals and bringing him to the zoo to learn more. Being a veterinary technician makes me happy and brings joy to my life everyday. I recently joined the VCA family in the fall of 2015 and look forward to learning and growing in my career path.
Veterinary AssistantJanet L
Hello there! I love being a part of the team at VCA, helping out with whatever the staff needs. Interacting with animals is the best, but even if I’m just cleaning or folding towels, I’m happy knowing that I’m making it easier for our veterinarians and technicians to do the important work they do! After a few years of working in Human Resources, I decided to return to school at the University of Minnesota to turn my passion for animals into a lifelong career. For me, spending time with an animal, even on their worst day, is better than the best day spent in a cubicle. I'm also passionate about what animals eat and have a special interest in the impact of diet on prevention and management of disease. This year I'm running the Companion Animal Nutrition Club at the UMN!
Back home I love snuggling with my main meow, a handsome cat named Ole, and playing fetch with the newest addition to our family, a spunky lab/shepherd mix named Rupert. Outside of work and studying, you can often find me oil or watercolor painting, playing video games, sewing, or gardening!