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.
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.
Kieri grew up with the family pets, and always wanted to do everything she could to help them live happier, healthier lives. That passion simply never left, so for Kieri, a career spent helping animals as a member of the veterinary profession made perfect sense. She’s proud to serve as a member of the veterinary assistant team here at Animal Care Hospital.
Once she joined 4-H and FFA, Hannah knew that she wanted to go into a career in agriculture or animal science. Her passion for pets grew to include the people who cared for them, so veterinary medicine was the perfect choice for her. Hannah currently works as a veterinary assistant and is studying to become a veterinary technician.
Jordan has had pets in her life as long as she can remember. When she has the chance to make a difference in the life of an animal, she takes it—that’s why she decided to join the world of veterinary medicine. Jordan brings her own pets here to the hospital, so becoming a member of the clinic team simply made sense.
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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.
Laura comes from a family of animal-lovers and has always wanted to give something back to the earth’s creatures. In pursuit of that goal, she hopes to eventually work in animal rescue and spread awareness about misunderstood breeds. For now, Laura is thrilled to be gaining invaluable experience in the veterinary profession staffing the front desk as one of Animal Care Hospital’s talented receptionists.
John grew up in a rural town in eastern Iowa until attending high school in Dubuque. It was then that he started working as a kennel caretaker at a local veterinary clinic. John went on to study zoology in college and became a zookeeper after graduation. He has many fond memories of helping to care for zoo animals, and he learned invaluable skills and lessons that still serve him today.
Rachel has adored animals ever since her earliest memories, just like most who work with pets every day. But she had a fascination with the medical field, too, and knew she wouldn’t be satisfied unless she was using her skills to help others. Veterinary medicine was simply the perfect fit for Rachel. She couldn’t be happier to serve on Animal Care Hospital’s reception team.
Moriah grew up in Cedar Rapids with her parents, two younger siblings, and plenty of family pets. She’s adored the company of the earth’s creatures ever since she was a little girl. Getting to give something back by working as a member of the veterinary world is very rewarding for her! Moriah is a proud member of Animal Care Hospital’s reception team.
As a child growing up in Davenport, IA, Rachel always knew she wanted to work with animals. And while her journey may have taken a few twists and turns along the way, she is thrilled to finally be in a career that she loves!
As a kid growing up in Cedar Rapids, Tay didn’t have many personal interests other than helping animals. Now, as a Kennel Worker here at Animal Care Hospital, Tay will have the opportunity to turn that lifelong interest into a truly fulfilling career.