Certified Veterinary Technicians

Jessica, Certified Veterinary Technician
Jessica, Lead Certified Veterinary Technician

Jessica received her AAS in Veterinary Technology from Argosy University in 2002. Shortly after graduation she started at Carver Lake.

Jessica has always had a passion for rehabilitating animals and enjoys educating the public on proper pet care. She has a Black Lab named Ceasar and a Manxcat named Mojo.

When Jessica isn't at the clinic she spends her time spoiling her own pets and traveling "Up North" to hang out in the great outdoors with her family.

Katie, Certified Veterinary Technician
Katie, Certified Veterinary Technician

Katie graduated in 2003 from Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa with her Grooming, Veterinary Assistant and Veterinary Technician Certificates. She then spent 3 years in the Chicago suburbs and moved to Minnesota in the spring of 2006. She joined our team in October of 2007.

Katie grew up in Northern Iowa on a farm which definitely explains her love of pigs! She always enjoyed taking care of her own animals on the family farm and knew she wanted to have a part in the medical aspect of caring for all types of animals. She currently has one crazy mutt named Marcie Marie who is very affectionately explained as a German-Border-Chow-Wieler-Terridor.

When Katie isn't at Carver Lake she enjoys spending time with her husband Chad, children Reagan, Kennedy, & Jefferson, and of course Marcie. Katie also enjoys gardening, dancing to polka music, and spending as much time outside as she can.

April, Certified Veterinary Technician
April, Certified Veterinary Technician

April attended Globe College and obtained her AAS in Veterinary Technology in 2005.  She joined Carver Lake's team in December of 2007.  April has always had a love of animals and an interest in veterinary medicine.

When not at the clinic April enjoys spending time with her Lab/Greyhound Maggie Lynn, her daughters Mya, Kylie, and Afton, and her husband Micah. She also enjoys camping, watching movies, hiking, fishing, drawing, and crafts!

Sarah, Certified Veterinary Technician

Sarah became a CVT in 2009, and after working in other veterinary clinics for four years, she came to call Carver Lake Veterinary Center her home in 2014.

Sarah has always loved animals, attending many "animal camps" as a child.  That love of animals developed into her career and she has since found a special passion for internal medicine and caring for geriatric patients.

Sarah owns a Boston Terrier named Leo, and two cats, Jynx and Yogi.  She enjoys the family life with her husband and two daughters, Vaeda and Novalee, and says there is nothing better than rediscovering the world through the eyes of a two year old!

Niki, Veterinary Technician

Niki joined our team in 2016, but has been a Veterinary Technician for many years.  She loves every aspect of veterinary medicine, but has a special interest in canine behavior.

Niki's love of pets and canine behavior is certainly evident in her life outside of Carver Lake Veterinary Center.  She is extremely active with her eight (yes eight!) Australian Shepherds, participating in obedience, agility, and herding classes and competitions.

Ashley, Certified Veterinary Technician

Ashley joined our team in 2016 after receiving her Bachelors in sociology from Bethel University in 2007 and her Associates in Veterinary Technology from Argosy 2010.

In addition to working with companion animals, Ashley has also worked with zoo animals at a tiger sanctuary and also a zoo in Tyler Texas.  Through these jobs, she learned to love using positive based training.  In fact, she used clicker training with many of the tigers and African serval cats!

Ashley has a papillon named Jasper and a working police german shepherd named Kilo, who serves with Ashley's husband on the police force!  Kilo is the second police dog Ashley and her husband have raised and trained together!  They also have a son named Connor, who keeps them very busy! 

In her spare time, Ashley likes to spend time with family, read, go to amusement parks, hike, shop, travel, and watch cooking shows.

Amanda, Veterinary Technician

Amanda completed her degree in Veterinary Technology at Globe College in 2005, and joined our team in 2016.  Although she loves all aspects of veterinary medicine, she finds assisting in surgery and connecting with pet owners to be her favorite parts.

When she's not at the clinic, Amanda keeps busy with her husband and their two boys, Tyler and Jackson, along with their Pitbull, Juniper, and cats, Milo and Yoda.  They are an adventurous family and love the outdoors....so much so, that Amanda and her husband went cliff jumping after their wedding, wedding dress and all!

Derek, Relief Certified Veterinary Technician

Derek attended Globe College and obtained his AAS in Veterinary Technology in 2011.  After spending 2 and 1/2 years as a CVT in Florida, he joined Carver Lake's team in March of 2014.  As a relief CVT, Derek helps us out as often as possible, while also working full time for one of the animal emergency facilities here in the Twin Cities.

In his free time Derek enjoys the outdoors, being on the lake, and playing Frisbee golf.  He is "Uncle" to his brother's yorkie, Ivy, and is looking forward to settling down and getting some pets of his own too!