Hospital team

Jessi, Practice Manager

Areas of Interest
Jessi is a veterinary assistant who has been with us since the summer of 2011. Jessi is very well versed in the different breeds and is very knowledgeable in breeding/whelping. She enjoys riding horses, outdoors & showing dogs, which she is currently taking a break while her children are young.

Pets
Viking, a Cocker Spaniel

Joyce, Office Manager

Areas of Interest
Joyce is our Office Manager. She has been at LVH since 1981 (wow!). Her family includes her husband, Kevin, two daughters, Kara & Kandi who are both teachers and one son, Luke, a golf pro in Idaho. Joyce’s hobbies include going for walks, outdoor activities and spending time with her family and pets. Her favorite aspect of veterinary medicine is watching owners and their pet’s relationships grow through the years.

Pets
She has two dogs -Buddy & Sophie, both Golden Retrievers and Paddy, her cat.

Kathy, Lead Technician

Degrees
She attended the University of Minnesota, Waseca to obtain her Veterinary Technician degree. She is also ‘Fear Free’ certified!

Areas of Interest
Kathy joined LVH in June of 1998 as one of our Certified Veterinary Technicians (CVT) and is now the Lead Technician. Her family includes her husband, Brian, their daughter Emily, and their son Brodie. Kathy enjoys horseback riding, crocheting, reading, and spending time outdoors. When she is not at work, she is busy farming. I enjoy all areas of working in a veterinary clinic. My favorite (if I had to pick!) would be dentistry. I enjoy seeing the difference before and after.

Pets
She has two dogs; Ellie Rose, an Australian Cattle Dog and Fritz, a Australian Shepherd/Border Collie cross. Two cats, Snickers and Zeke. She also has horses, beef cattle, chickens, and a rabbit!

Roxie, Veterinary Technician

Degrees
Roxie joined us for her Veterinary Technician internship the summer of 2005, and began full-time at the internship’s completion and her graduation from Ridgewater College’s Veterinary Technician Program, with an AAS degree in Applied Science. She is also ‘Fear Free’ certified!

Areas of Interest
She one of our Certified Veterinary Technicians. Her family includes her husband, Skippy (Jamie) and their daughter Aubrie. In her free time, Roxie enjoys gardening, biking, reading, and spending time outdoors. Roxie’s favorite aspects of veterinary medicine are dentistry, labwork and working with all of the feline friends.

Pets
She has four beautiful cats; Eddie, Apple, Izzy and Fluffy Fancy Boots.

Abby, Veterinary Technician

Degrees
Abby graduated from Ridgewater College in 2016, with an AAS degree in Applied Science. She is also ‘Fear Free’ Certified!

Areas of Interest
She enjoys being outdoors, hunting, fishing, camping and spending time with friends and family. She enjoys all aspects of Veterinary Medicine, but surgery and getting to know our clients and their furry family members, are her favorite.

Pets
She has one dog Porky, an adorable mixed breed.

Stacy, Receptionist

Degrees
Bachelor of Science Degree in teaching at SWMSU.

Areas of Interest
Stacy is our receptionist. She joined us in 2004 as an assistant and soon made the move to the reception area. Her family includes her husband, Slade. Stacy enjoys reading, cooking, horseback riding and scrap booking in her spare time. Her favorite aspect of veterinary care is watching families bond with their new puppies/kittens. It’s rewarding to see the relationship between pets and their families grow. I also love getting to know the young animals myself. It’s so fun to watch them learn about the world they live in and see them become a part of their new family.

Pets
Black Lab, Garth and her Arabian horse, Capper.

Dan, Maintenance

Areas of Interest
Dan joined our team in the spring of 2018. His hobbies include his three grandchildren, woodworking, and tinkering.

Pets
He has a sweet mixed breed dog named Charlie.

Nyani, Clinic Cat

Areas of Interest
Meet Nyani!! The resident clinic cat! She joined our team in March of 2017. She enjoys meeting and greeting the patients that come through the treatment area. Nyani is great entertainment as well as a morale booster for our team! She’s a very curious kitty and has earned herself the nickname ‘Naughty’ which she happily responds to!!

Pets
All ‘Her Staff’ here at Lakeland!!

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