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701 SW Ordnance Road
Ankeny, IA 50023
Outside office hours dropoff/pick-up:
Our employees are here Saturdays at 6pm & Sundays at 8am, 12pm, and 6pm for boarding drop-off & pick-up.
We will be closed Tuesday, December 24th, and Wednesday, December 25th for the Christmas Holiday. Boarding drop-off and pick-up must be scheduled on Tuesday 12/24 at 8am or 12pm (6pm time NOT available on Christmas Eve) and there will be no drop off or pick up permitted on Christmas Day. We will resume normal hours Thursday, December 26th from 8a-7p.
Client Care Coordinators & Office Staff
Shaina, Office Manager & Registered Veterinary Technician
Shaina joined our team as a veterinary technician in August 2013 and after a short break, again in January 2019. She is now our office manager. She grew up on a farm in the small town of Aurelia Iowa, where she developed her love for animals at a young age. In 2014 she graduated from DMACC with a degree in Veterinary Technology, and successfully passed her state and national boards to become a RVT. She has 2 cockapoos Betsy and Lexi, and a little kitty Peanut. In her free time she loves to read, spend time outdoors, and be with her husband & family!
JoAnn, Client Care Coordinator
JoAnn joined our team in August 2016. She grew up in Des Moines, Iowa and graduated from Grand View University with an AA degree. She then worked at DuPont/Pioneer and retired after 27 years. She has many pets who will forever live in her heart! Blondie, Jude, Trapper, Murphy and Bailey. She is Dr. Munger's Aunt, and loves spending time with her family and having lazy days at Lake of the Ozarks!
Marilyn, Office Assistant
Marilyn is Dr. Munger's mother and joined the Heart of Ankeny team in September 2016. She lives in Ankeny with her husband, her miniature australian shepherd, Bonnie, and her golden retriever, Charley. Marilyn worked for 25 years at Medical Billing Services in Des Moines. After retiring in 2017 she decided to help Dr. Munger out part time. In her free time she enjoys crafting, gardening, and spending time with her 5 grandchildren.
Chelsey, Client Care Coordinator
Chelsey joined the Heart of Ankeny team in March 2019. She grew up in Ankeny, and graduated from Ankeny High School. Shortly after graduation, she went to DMACC for Administrative Assistant and Business. She then moved to Des Moines, and recently moved back to Ankeny. She lives with her dog Puma and 2 cats CiCi and Cordelia. For the last few years she worked in Real Estate, and also currently works at the Ankeny Golf & Country Club. In her downtime she loves to travel, draw, go to the lake, and spend as much time with her family as possible!!