Heart of Ankeny Animal Hospital

701 Ordnance Rd.
Ankeny, IA 50023



Technicians & Assistants


Rylie, Veterinary Technician

Rylie joined our team in 2013, and then again in August 2016. She is originally from Ankeny. In 2016, she graduated from Iowa State University with a major in animal behavior. Her passion is to become a research professor in wildlife conservation. She recently started working for us full time, and we love having her around! In her free time she enjoys traveling, hiking, and fostering pets, and currently lives in Ames with her "kitten" Rex, and two German Shepherds Raina and Remmie!


Danielle, Veterinary Technician

Danielled joined our team in June 2019. She is originally from Jacksonville, North Carolina. She recently graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Animal Science in May of 2019. She has a chocolate laborador, Brownie, and 2 cats Whiskers and MJ. In her free time she enjoys crafting, going to Boone Speedway racetrack, and spending time with her boyfriend Nathan and her pets in their new house! 


Annalisa, Veterinary Technician

Annalisa joined our team in August, 2019. She had previously worked here as a part-time receptionist/kennel attendant, but is now a full-time technician! Her career goal is to gain access into ISU's college of Veterinary Medicine and become a veterinarian. She currently lives Ankeny with her cat Zeke, and has 3 horses. In her free time she enjoys horseback riding, running, traveling, hiking, reading, and watching Netflix!