Gentle hearts and tender hands, our vet techs not only care for your pet, they love them too!

Meet Our Skilled Team of Technicians

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  • Chris, Groomer
    Clinic Administrator

    Chris began her career with Dakota Pet Hospital as a groomer in 1992, she now splits her time between being the clinic administrator and one of our groomers . She is particularly interested in working with animals that have behavioral issues such as anxiety or stress that may be associated with grooming and nail trims. Chris enjoys traveling, horseback riding and home improvement projects as her hobbies. She shares her hobby farm with her husband, cat Lily and her Arabian horse.

  • Anne
    Practice Manager

    Anne was a Vet Tech by trade and transitioned into people leadership about 10 years ago. Her passion has always been focused on trying to help people who love pets. She loves working with owners and care providers to make sure we can provide excellent care in an environment that supports everyone.

    Anne and her family live in Lakeville and she is so excited to have found a practice that allows her to work closely with her community. In her personal life she is a busy mom and stepmom to two beautiful daughters and enjoys spending time with her family, walking and gardening.

  • Kris, CVT
    CVT/Lead Front-End Technician

    Kris is a Certified Veterinary Technician and  a life long resident of Lakeville-Burnsville area. Kris believes that animals make people better humans. Kris's current pets include two rescue cats, Emily and Sidney Crosby. She loves spending time with her family and enjoys cooking, reading and rowing.

  • Kelli
    CVT/Lead Surgical Technician

    Kelli is a Certified Veterinary Technician and also our Lead Surgical Technician, who was born and raised in Rosemount. She received her Bachelors of Science from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls and her Associates of Veterinary Technology from Duluth Business University in 2015. She has a domestic shorthair named Simba and a golden retriever named Olaf. She loves spending time with her husband, daughter and son, camping, watching movies, and helping animals. She has been apart of our team since August 2017, and her passion for veterinary medicine shows with every patient.

  • Rachael

    Rachael graduated from Dakota County Technical College in 2021 with her A.A.S. She joined our team in August of 2021 after being in the field for 4 years. Rachael enjoys all aspects of vet med but really loves phlebotomy, dentals, behavior and emergency medicine. She is an avid Grey’s Anatomy fan and can quiz her on all 17 seasons. She has 2 cats, 10-year-old Dexter the tabby and a kitten named Otter who she bottle fed. She also has 2 dogs, Neko the Siberian Husky and Bear the 1 eyed chocolate lab mix. Rachael could not picture herself doing anything other than working in vet med!

  • Kjya

    Kyja has been a CVT since 2015 and graduated with an AAS from Argosy University. She joined our team in 2021. She lives in Lakeville with her husband Andrew, their two cats Masi and Chevelle and is expecting their first child in January, with the hope of adding another fur friend to their family soon! When Kyja isn't working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and doing projects around the home together. She enjoys embroidering, and crafting in her spare time, as well as playing piano, gardening with her mother and helping her parents in any way that she can.

  • Ashley

    Ashley A. joined our team at the end of 2018. She graduated from Argosy in 2018 with her Associates in Veterinary Technology and became certified later that year. She shares her home with 3 lovely kitties Rose, Lilli & Sunnie. Ashley enjoys going to music festivals, exploring the natural world and camping.

  • Vicki, VT

    Vicki joined our family in 2012 as a part-time technician. Her interests are focused on emergency, critical care and blood banking. Vicki lives with her husband,children, dogs, cats and a hodge podge of pocket pets & fish, who have been kind enough to share Vicki with us and everyone who walks through our doors! Vicki enjoys spending time with her human and animal family but she especially loves spoiling her granddaughter to pieces!

  • Robyn
    Veterinary Assistant

    Robyn joined our team in November of 2022 and began her career in working with animals in the boarding and daycare industry. She is currently attending DCTC and working towards obtaining her degree in Veterinary Technology. She has a special interest in internal medicine and emergency medicine. Robyn has 1 dog and 2 cats of her own that she loves to spend time with. When not at work, Robyn enjoys spending time with her family, painting, playing frisbee and going to her family cabin!

  • Noelle
    Veterinary Technician

    Noelle joined our team in May of 2023 and has had 13+ years of experience working in general practices and emergency clinics. She received her degree in Veterinary Technology at Argosy University and has loved working with her clients and patients over the years. Noelle is married and has 2 teenage kids as well as pets of her own! She enjoys hiking, sporting events, fitness and spending time with her friends and family. 

  • StephanieD
    Certified Veterinary Technician

    Stephanie D. joined our team in March of 2022 and has previously worked in emergency medicine for 12+ years and day practices for 3+ years. She graduated from Argosy University with her degree in Veterinary Technology in 2001. She has special interests in nutrition, critical care and animal behavior. In Stephanie's personal time she loves to cook, crochet, knit, paint and write poetry!

Your pet will always be treated with respect and tender loving care, by all of us at Dakota Pet Hospital.

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Dakota Pet Hospital

20136 Icenic Trail Lakeville, MN 55044 **For Afterhour Emergencies, Contact South Metro Animal Emergency Care at 952-953-3737**