Heart of Ankeny Animal Hospital

701 Ordnance Rd.
Ankeny, IA 50023



Boarding & Daycare Attendants


Cindy, Boarding & Daycare Manager

  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!


Gabrielle, Boarding & Daycare Attendant & Veterinary Assistant

Gabrielle joined our team in October of 2017. She grew up in Des Moines, but now lives in Ames with her red heeler mix, Hudson, that she rescued in December of 2018. She is currently attending Iowa State University and majoring in Animal Science with hopes to go on to Veterinary School and specialize in either surgery or emergency care. In her free time, she enjoys reading and hanging out with her friends (and Hudson!). 



Lindsay, Boarding & Daycare Attendant 
Lindsay joined our team in May 2018. She is from Indianola, Iowa and is currently majoring in Animal Science at Iowa State University. Lindsay hopes to attend ISU College of Vet Med in the future. She has a German Shephard named Ringo and a Holland Lop named E.B. (Easter Bunny). In her free time she enjoys playing the clarinet in the ISU concert band, hiking at local state parks, and reading novels!
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!


Alissa, Boarding & Daycare Attendant 

Alissa joined our team in August 2019. She is originally from Moline, Illinois but moved to Iowa when she was young. She has had a passion for animals since she was little. She currently works as an ER veterinary technician at one of the emergency hospitals in Des Moines, and will be going back to school next year to enter into the DMACC veterinary technology program. In her free time she likes to spend time with friends, travel, run, golf and be with her golden retriever Duke!



Grace, Boarding & Daycare Attendant 

Grace joined our team in June 2018, then again in September 2019.  She grew up and currently lives in Ankeny. Grace enjoys working with animals of all kinds and has a cat named Hazel!


Nichole, Boarding & Daycare Attendant 

Nichole joined our team in November 2019. She is from Chicago City, Minnesota, and is a sophomore 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!

Kaitlin, Boarding & Daycare Attendant 

Katilin joined our team in Decemeber 2019. She's currently on her way to becoming an Elementary Education Teacher, either in Art or Special Education. In her free time she likes to do crafts, draw, and paint, watch movies, and go on walks with her 1.5 year old Black Lab/Pitbull/Shepherd, Scarlett!