Lisa Wenner- Veterinary Technician, Hospital Manager
Lisa graduated from the Veterinary Technology program at the University of Minnesota-Waseca in March of 1982. She has been working at MVAH since it opened in July of 1988, and is also our Hospital Manager. She lives in Shoreview with her three cats named Isabella, Desmond, and Penny. In her free time she likes baking, reading, going to Twins games, and spending time with her family on their farm in St. Peter, Minnesota.
Mary Kay Hastay- Certified Veterinary Technician, Senior Technician
Mary Kay is a Certified Veterinary Technician and is a graduate from the Medical Institute of Minnesota, now known as Argosy Technical College. Mary Kay has been with MVAH since October of 1995, and is our Senior Technician. She currently lives in the Mounds View area with her husband and their dog Tula. In her spare time she enjoys reading and spending time with her family at their cabin up north.
Anne Graves- Veterinary Technician, Boarding Manager
Anne graduated from the Medical Institue of Minnesota in June of 1991. She has been with MVAH since September of 2001, and is also our Boarding Manager. Anne has four cats named Pie, Smudge, Nala, and Jasper, and two dogs, a Golden Retriever named Ozzy and a Corgi/Jack Russell Terrier mix named Rosco. Anne likes to go to the movies, cross-stitch, outdoor trail hiking, and biking. She lives in Coon Rapids with her husband Scott and her daughter Shelby.
Julie Smith- Certified Veterinary Technician
Julie graduated from the Veterinary Technology program at the Medical Institue of Minnesota in June of 1995. She has been with MVAH since July of 2002. She lives in Crystal with her husband Matt and their children Jacob, Matelyn, and Jameson. She has two cats named Stella and Purrise. In her spare time she enjoys spending time outdoors and watching her children's sporting events.
Josh Schefers- Veterinary Technician
Josh graduated from the Veterniary Technology program at Ridgewater College in Willmar in May of 2003. Josh did his internship at MVAH and has been working here since September of 2003. He currently lives in Blaine with his wife Crystal and their two cats Tabitha Jo and Jethro. In his free time he enjoys spending time outdoors and traveling.
Heather Immediato- Certified Veterinary Technician
Heather graduated in 2000 from the Medical Institute of Minnesota. Heather has worked in the veterinary field since 1997, and she has a wide range of experience with many different species including exotics, large and companion animals. Heather joined the MVAH team in September 2004. Heather resides in Coon Rapids with her two children Anthony and Ava, and her two cats named Jewels and Spike. Heather enjoys fishing, listening to music, and a good old-fashioned card game with her friends and family.
Christine Evans- Certified Veterinary Technician
Christine graduated from Argosy College in October of 2005. She has been with MVAH since March of 2004. She started out as a part-time veterinary/kennel assistant, and now is a full-time veterinary technician. She currently resides in Coon Rapids with her husband Wyatt and two daughters Penelope and Charlotte. She has a dog named Tilly and two cats named Kashi and Tobi. In her free time she enjoys drawing, reading, and spending time with her family.
Carrie Maciej- Certified Veterinary Technician
Carrie graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at the Minnesota School of Business in September of 2006 and started at MVAH right after graduating. Carrie lives in Coon Rapids with her husband Jeff and their daughter Elizabeth and son Brian. She has two Pugs named Sammy and Roo, and two cats named Ruger and Mia. In her free time she enjoys gardening, scrap booking, spending time outdoors and with her family and friends.
Angie Schrock- Certified Veterinary Technician
Angie graduated in June of 2007 from the Minnesota School of Business. She did her internship at MVAH before joining the team as a full-time veterinary technician in June of 2007. She lives in Minneapolis with her pug Milo. In her free time she enjoys cooking, gardening, traveling, and spending time outdoors with her Pug.
Keith Rome- Certified Veterinary Technician
Keith graduated from the Minnesota Schoool of Business in 2011. He did his internship at MVAH, and started full time in February of 2012. Keith lives in Andover with his three cats Sally, Minnie and Lilly, and his dog Wesley. In his spare time he enjoys golfing, fishing, and riding his motorcycle.
Amanda Effertz- Certified Veterinary Technician
Amanda is a CVT and graduated from the Medical Institute of Minnesota. She has been with MVAH since 2002. She currently resides in Wyoming with her husband Mike and their two children Emily and Zander. She has two cats named Luna and Ginny Weasley and a rabbit named Mr. Fluffernutter. In her free time she enjoys reading, running and playing with her children.
Elizabeth Schnabel- Veterinary/Kennel Assistant
Elizabeth graduated from the University of Minnesota-Duluth in May of 2012 with a B.S. in Biology. She is currently enrolled at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine and will graduate in May of 2016 with her DVM degree. She has worked at MVAH since 2006, first as a kennel assistant and now as a veterinary assistant. She has two cats named Kisa and Phoebe, and an Australian Shepherd named Cody.
Bethany Kelch- Assistant Boarding Manager / Veterinary Assistant
Bethany started working at MVAH in May of 2003 as a veterinary/kennel assistant and is now serving as our Assistant Boarding Manager. She lives in Blaine with her dog Mazie and five cats (Opie, Itty Bitty Kitty, Morrie, Raptor and Spooky). In her free time she enjoys camping, fishing, biking, rollerblading, canoeing, knitting, and going to the movies with friends.
Alex Hastay--Veterinary Technician
Alex started at MVAH in November of 2006 as a kennel assistant. After graduating from Argosy College in October 2013 with her degree in Veterinary Technology, she started working as a veterinary technician also. She lives in Mounds View with her two cats Thor and Loki. In her spare time she like to draw, sew, go to movies, and spend time outdoors.
Ann Rausch- Kennel Assistant
Ann graduated from the University of Minnesota with a B.A. in Journalism, and a M.E.d in Adult Education. She works full time at the University of Minnesota. She has been working as a kennel assistant at MVAH since June of 2002. She lives in Shoreview with her husband Jon and their son Henry. She also has a dog named Ruby and a cat named Joey Batman. In her free time she enjoys painting, reading, hiking, and decorating her home.
Kelly Evans - Kennel Assistant
Kelly graduated with her AAS from Anoka-Ramsey Community College in 2012. She started at MVAH as a kennel assistant in October of 2013. She has two dogs, Link and Lily. In her spare time she likes to watch and play sports, spend time with family and friends, and spend time enjoying the outdoors.