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701 SW Ordnance Road
Ankeny, IA 50023
Outside office hours dropoff/pick-up:
Our employees are here Saturdays at 6pm & Sundays at 8am, 12pm, and 6pm for boarding drop-off & pick-up.
Our hospital will be closed Saturday July 4th for the Holiday. We will resume normal hours on Monday, July 6th.
Macie, Veterinary Technician
Macie joined our team in February 2016. Through the years she has held several roles in our hospital. From boarding/daycare attendant to manager, a client care coordinator, and now a full time veterinary technician! 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!
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 cats Jack-Jack and Whiskers. In her free time she enjoys crafting, going to Boone Speedway racetrack, and spending time with her fiance 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. While working here, she continues to reach towards her career goal 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!
Rogan, Veterinary Technician
Rogan joined our team in November 2019. She is originally from Iowa City. She recently moved to Adel with her fiance Robert and their 4 cats (Hunter Safety, Cofi, Ezio, and Treble), and their tortoise Prudence. In her free time you can find her reading, cooking, or gardening!
Gabrielle, Veterinary Technician & Client Care Coordinator
Gabrielle joined our team as a boarding/daycare attendant in October of 2017, and is now working primarily on our hospital side as a technician and client care coordinator! 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!).
Erin, Veterinary Technician
Erin joined our team in May of 2020. She grew up in Galena, IL and moved to Ames to pursue her dream of becoming a veterinarian at Iowa State. She is currently in her second year of veterinary school, with a focus in companion animal medicine. In her free time, she loves to travel and do all things outdoors with her new black lab puppy Brooks!