Annette is an Iowa native and joined the team here at Animal Care Hospital in the fall of 2000. Her favorite part of the job is seeing clients reunited with their happy, healthy animal companions after an extended hospital stay.
Annette and her husband have two daughters and three beautiful grandchildren. They live on a farm passed down to Annette through multiple generations with cattle, four horses, and a dog named Zeta.
Barbara started bringing home neighborhood strays when she was just a young girl living in Florida. She can’t remember a time when she didn’t have a passion for animals. Barbara is proud now to care for pets and their owners as Animal Care Hospital’s Office Manager.
Brenda has fond memories of time spent on her grandparents’ farm while she was growing up—she bottle-fed calves with her grandmother and helped her grandfather tend to the barn cats. Her early experiences left a permanent impression, and her passion for animal care never wavered. Brenda is proud to have served the Cedar Rapids area for more than 11 years as one of Animal Care Hospital’s veterinary technicians.
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Chris was raised on a farm west of Springville, Iowa, where a love of nature and science blossomed early on. His involvement in the 4-H program and the Future Farmers of America organization only deepened his passion for animals—veterinary medicine was the obvious career choice.
Dana grew up in a small farming community in northeastern Iowa, where she spent hours tending to animals and playing with pets on her relatives’ farms. Since caring for animals was an established part of her life, it was only natural that she should become a veterinary assistant.
Stephanie has always loved animals. As a pet owner herself, she knows just how much animal companions truly matter to people, and enjoys interacting with both of them as a receptionist at Animal Care Hospital.
Tiffany has always had a way with animals, so when the time came for her to search for a new and exciting career, veterinary medicine seemed to be a perfect fit. She’s now a veterinary technician with the Animal Care Hospital team.
Although she was born in Cedar Rapids, Shawnee spent a lot of time at her family farm between Vinton and Van Horne during her childhood years. There, she fell in love with the earth’s creatures—especially horses. Shawnee knew ever since that she wanted to work hands-on with animals someday!
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