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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!
Ebony, Boarding & Daycare 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!
Taryn, Boarding & Daycare 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, 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!