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!



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!



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!

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 junior. 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! 


Shelby, Boarding & Daycare Attendant 

Shelby joined our team in June 2020. She was born and raised in Creston, Iowa, and is currently living in Ankeny as she completes her degree in Psychology. She hopes to someday be a troubled youth counselor. She spends her free time painting, taking care of her plants, and reading mystery novels. She has a 12 year old Yorkie Terrier, Herky, back home in Creston, but plans to have more pets in the future!