Heart of Ankeny Animal Hospital

701 Ordnance Rd.
Ankeny, IA 50023



Daycare & Kennel Attendants


Macie, Boarding/Daycare Manager

Macie joined our team in February 2016. She is currently our full time boarding/daycare manager, and we love having her around! She also works as a technician and receptionist one day each week, so you may see her face frequently around the clinic. Next spring, she plans to continue attending Iowa State University with a major in Swine Reproduction. She grew up in Nevada, Iowa, then moved to Ankeny when she was 7 years old. She currently lives in Huxley with her boyfriend Ronnie, and 4 furry friends - Copper (basset hound), Shady (Lhasa Apso Mix), and cats Nimbus and Tommy. In her free time, Macie loves being outside or going on long walks! 


Gabrielle, Daycare/Kennel Attendant & Technician

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, Daycare/Kennel 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!
Ebony, Daycare/Kennel Attendant
Ebony joined our team in January 2019. She grew up in Pilot Mount, IA, and is now a first year Veterinary Technician student at DMACC. When she's not here, she works at a daycare in Bondurant. In her free time she loves to walk her dogs. She has Bentlee (a Heeler mix), Rusty (an Aussie mix) and her sweet, new little Pitbull puppy Khalya!
Zach, Daycare/Kennel Attendant
Zach joined our team in March of 2019. He grew up in Blairsburg, Iowa, but now lives in Ames and will be attending Iowa State in the fall. In his free time he enjoys snowboarding, playing video games, hanging out with friends and family, and playing with his Siberian husky, Willow.  
Taryn, Daycare/Kennel Attendant

Taryn joined the Heart of Ankeny team in May 2019. She is originally from Plainfield, Illinois (a suburm of Chicago), and currently lives in Ames. She is an Animal Science Major at Iowa State University currently, and she hopes to pursue a career in Veterinary Medicine in the future. She has a tabby/tortoiseshell domestic shorthair kitty named Roo, who she rescued in January of 2019. In her free time she enjoys watching hockey and spending time with family and friends!


McKenzie, Daycare/Kennel 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, Daycare/Kennel 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!