Heart of Ankeny Animal Hospital

701 Ordnance Rd.
Ankeny, IA 50023



Kennel Staff


Tia Cavender, Kennel Attendant

Tia joined the Heart of Ankeny team in April of 2017. She is originally from Ames, IA and is currently a first year vet student at Iowa State University where she is studying small animal medicine. In her free time, she enjoys horseback riding, scuba diving, and is the proud owner of a cardigan welsh corgi, Suko! 


Josh Wolff, Kennel Attendant

Josh joined the Heart of Ankeny Team in the fall of 2016. He is originally from Maplewood, Minnesota and is currently a junior at Iowa State University studying Animal Science. He loves doing anything outdoors especially playing baseball and hockey. He has a goldendoodle at home named Chloe.



Delanie Ruf, Kennel Attendant

Delanie joined the Heart of Ankeny team in April of 2017. She is originally from Reno, Nevada, but moved to Iowa to study Animal Science at Iowa State University. She hopes to study Veterinary Medicine in the near future, but hasn't yet narrowed own her species of choice. In her spare time, she loves to volunteer at the Wildlife Care Clinic in Ames, and read historical non-fiction books!