Heart of Ankeny Animal Hospital

701 Ordnance Rd.
Ankeny, IA 50023



Daycare & Boarding Attendants

Cindy, Boarding & Daycare Attendant


Cindy joined our team in September 2019. She lives in Des Moines with her 3 dogs Romeo & Jade (Rotweilers), and Balto (Malamute Mix). She has been a boarding/daycare manager for years before we were lucky to have her join our team! In her free time she likes to be outdoors, help animals, and spend time with her mother, brother, and nieces/nephews.

McKenzie, Boarding & Daycare Attendant 


Kenzie joined our team in August 2019. She is originally from Fort Dodge, IA. She is currently majoring in animal science at Iowa State University, and is hoping to go to veterinary school in the future. She has  2 dogs; a mini aussie named Hennessey and a britney spaniel/chocolate lab mix named Copper. In her free time, she likes to read, spend time with friends, go to the dog park with her dogs, and play the clarinet in the marching band for Iowa State.

Nichole, Boarding & Daycare Attendant 


Nichole joined our team in November 2019, and again in August 2020. She is from Chisago City, Minnesota, and is a Junior at Iowa State University majoring in Animal Science. After graduation, she hopes to attend Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine with an interest in companion animals. She has a Shih tzu/Pomeranian named Brady, and a cat named Eudora.  In her free time she enjoys travelling, volunteering, and snowboarding.

Vanessa, Boarding & Daycare Attendant  


Vanessa joined our team in June 2020. She was born in Los Angeles, California, but was raised in Des Moines and currently attends East High School as a senior. At home she has two dogs: Kilo, a pitbull/bull terrier mix, and Cooper, a chihuahua/pomeranian mix. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her pups going on long walks or cuddling with them while watching Netflix. She is a big animal lover whose dream is to become a veterinarian.

Aubrey, Boarding & Daycare Attendant


Aubrey joined our team in June 2020. She is currently a junior at Bondurant-Farrar High School. She loves to work with animals and hopes to pursue a science-related career in the future. In her free time, she enjoys playing frisbee with her Wirehaired Pointing Griffin, Wren and Black Laborador, Finley, and also cuddling her Llewellin Setter, Regan.


Sadie, Boarding & Daycare Attendant 


Sadie joined our team in August 2020. She is currently a senior at Iowa State, majoring in Animal Ecology with a minor in Animal Science. She two bengal cats, Koda and Jasper, a blue heeler/border collie, Ash, and a few chickens that she lets wander around the farm. After college, she hopes to move out west and find a career in Wildlife Biology, but is also considering Graduate school as well as Vet school. In her free time, she enjoys doing anything related to nature and wildlife, as well as dirt track racing.

Hannah, Boarding & Daycare Attendant 


Hannah joined our team in August 2020. She is originally from Okoboji, and moved to Ankeny in Aug 2019. She currently goes to DMACC and is majoring in business, and plans to transfer to either Iowa State or University of Iowa's business school in the future. Her dream is to someday open her own boarding/daycare center for dogs and cats. In her free time she loves to hang out with friends, go on walks and play soccer/fetch with her dogs, traveling, and boating. She has two dogs: Toby, a blue merle sheltie, and Hope, an Australian shepherd!