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I joined the team in 2012 as a Client Care Specialist. I became Inventory Manager in 2014 and was promoted to Practice Manager in 2015. I am currently working on my Associate of Science Degree and plan to obtain my Veterinary Technician license upon completion.
I am married to my childhood sweetheart and together we have 2 dogs, a horse and a very special cat. I enjoy traveling and spending time with my husband and fur kids.
I joined our health care team in July of 1997, and have been the lead technician of Northern Oaks since 2007.
I am a Licensed Veterinary Technician having earned my degree through an AAHA accredited school. My special interests include dentistry and radiology.
My husband and I have two boys and two dogs. I enjoy gardening and spending time with my family.
My name is Nikki Peterson and I have been working at Northern Oaks since July of 2012. I started as an assistant and was recently promoted to Veterinary Technician. I am currently enrolled at Cedar Valley College. I began the course in the spring of 2015 and will graduate by 2017 as a Licensed Technician. After graduation I would like to pursue a radiology specialty in the animal field. I converted my boyfriend into an animal lover. We have a cat named Zane and a puppy named Kratos. I love being active outside or working out in the gym but I am mostly a homebody.
My name is Candice. I have been a part of the Northern Oaks Bird and Animal Hospital Team for 10 years! I started out as an assistant for 2 years and then became a Technician. I have 2 cats, Chingy and Sheba. Chingy is a rescue from the Humane Society and Sheba was adopted from Northern Oaks. I absolutely enjoy working with animals. I am currently working on my Associate of Science Degree and look forward to obtaining my Veterinary Technician license. I enjoy outdoors, movies and live music.
My name is Joeann and I joined the Northern Oaks team in 2013 as a Kennel Tech during my Senior year in high school. I was promoted to assistant shortly thereafter. I have always loved animals and I enjoy coming to work and doing what I can to help them. Outside of work I love to watch movies, spend time with my boyfriend and my two dogs, Blitz and Jasper. Working with animals is my passion and I will continue to do it for as long as I can.
I have been in the veterinary industry for 3 years. I began working for Northern Oaks as an intern in my high school program. Since graduating high school I have enrolled at UTSA to study Biology. I have two dogs that I love spending time with. Their names are Darth Vader and Fifi.
Client Care Specialist/Lead Receptionist
I have been a member of the team since 2000. I am the lead receptionist and love seeing our clients and patients every day. I have a very sweet dog and four awesome cats. I love camping and spending time with my adorable son, Namor.
Client Care Specialist/Veterinary Assistant
I have been in veterinary medicine for three years. I love animals and find fulfillment in caring for them. I am currently enrolled in a Technician Program where I plan to gain my degree and become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. I am married with two dogs. I enjoy binging on Netflix, playing video games, hunting, camping and spending time with my husband and dogs.
Client Care Specialist
I have always enjoyed working with animals. Before finding a home at Northern Oaks I worked at a farm. Working at the farm inspired me to find work in the veterinary industry. I am married with a daughter and a child on the way. I love spending time with my family and being outdoors.
Client Care Specialist
I am new to the veterinary field. I began working for Northern Oaks recently and believe I have found my calling. I love animals and have a passion for caring for them. I am currently in school pursuing a degree in Biology. I am married with two fur kids. Their names are Nova, a white Husky and Titan a black and white Husky. In my spare time I enjoy hiking with the pack, kayaking and visiting natural parks.
I have recently joined the team at Northern Oaks. I am new to the field but feel it is a terrific fit for me. I have a passion for caring for animals and this position has allowed me to explore this field as a new career. I am married with four children, 3 boys and 1 girl. We have a miniature Schnauzer named Duncan, a Corn snake named Einstein and a Chinchilla named Cosmo. In my spare time I enjoy relaxing with my family and pets.
I have been grooming pets for 11 years. I attend continuing education to stay abreast of new and interesting techniques I can bring to Northern Oaks in our grooming department. I am married with two beautiful girls. I have two dogs, Penny, a silky mix and Kisa, an Applehead Chihuahua.
I have been a member of Northern Oaks Bird & Animal Hospital for approximately 8 years. My position here involves training new employees to adhere to my demands and managing the flow of paperwork. My daily routine involves breakfast with Kristen. She has been a very fast learner. Then its on to reception where am needed to assist in checking in patients. I move on to Amy's lap for loving after that. Luckily Amy and Leah are well trained. Leah sometimes needs my assistance holding down her paperwork. I oblige only because I know she will also rub my head. My assistance is always needed upstairs. The "manager" needs assistance with her paperwork as well. I'm not sure she could accomplish anything if I weren't in the middle of her desk through the morning. Sometimes she allows that other cat on her desk. At this point I leave them because I shant be bothered by their nonsense. At this time I am usually in need of sunning. I take my position in the window and watch the birds. If the receptionists are getting out of hand I assist by sitting on their papers again. I am incredibly busy, as you can see. Northern Oaks would likely fall apart without my assistance. There is even a song about me!
I am the most handsome and loved cat in the hospital. That sounds arrogant but everyone knows it's true. I have been with Northern Oaks since I was about five. I am the Official Kitten Greeter of the hospital. I delight in showing the new kids around the treatment area and making them feel safe. I was abandoned and thus I know how very scary it can be in a new place. I enjoy the company of the team. I've recently expanded my territory to the reception area and upstairs on the manager's desk. They love it when I knock their papers off the desk or steal their food. I am given treats on request and love having my head scratched. I receive the most amazing hair style and have been featured on our website and emails numerous times. When my roaming and kitten greeting have been done for the day, I retire to my perch to watch over the treatment area. I am always willing to eat and will accompany anyone that offers. I'm a really nice guy.
I came to Northern Oaks as a kitten. This chick that I call Mom, told me if I got in the box thing my life would change. She was right!!! I have my own room with soft fluffy blankets and a bed. I can hang out with Mom and her friends all day but when I'm tired I ask to go back to my room and I nap. I have the most awesome toy that I play fetch with and get treats and tasty food when I'm hungry. It's a really cool gig. I have found that Mom and her friends like it when I'm nice to the patients. I dig hanging out on the blankets with them while they receive their laser treatments. It makes them feel better and I get to nap while looking like I'm helping. Plus, I get belly rubs and head scratches. Pretty cool deal!
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