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 cat Logan and 3 dogs: Tula, Rio, and Angel. 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 Smudge, Nala, Jasper, and Hemmingway plus two dogs, a Rough Collie Mix named Miller 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 four cats named Stella, Purrise, Tater and Hooks. 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 cat Cleo Clementine. In his free time he enjoys spending time outdoors and traveling.
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 2 dogs named Tilly & Shaggy and two cats named Nigel and Tobi. In her free time she enjoys drawing, reading, and spending time with her family.
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 Cambridge with his fiancé Amanda, their son Hendrix and animals (dogs – Belle, Jas, Quinn, Wesley) (cats: Bonsai, Dobby, Lilly, Minnie, Sally). In his spare time he enjoys golfing, fishing, and riding his motorcycle.
Maggie Alt – Veterinary Technician
Maggie graduated from Argosy University in 2013. She has been working in the veterinary field since 2009. She started working at MVAH in the summer of 2016. She lives in Little Canada with her three dogs : Swiff, Midnight, and Nala. She likes to do all kinds of artwork, play soccer and hangout with family in her spare time.
Carrie Henk – Certified Veterinary Technician
Carrie graduated from Argosy University in 2009 and has worked in clinics and shelters since then. She and her boyfriend, Tim currently own 5 dogs (Papillons and Chihuahuas). One is from a breeder, two one from shelters, and two were rescued from puppy mills. She has a soft spot for the ‘underdog’. They also have Lulu, a feline leukemia positive cat, who is very healthy and happy. For fun, Carrie likes to go to concerts, watch football (proud Packer fan), play video games, and binge-watch shows on Netflix.
Alex Homa – Certified 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 Brooklyn Park with her husband Jesse, with their two cats Thor and Loki. In her spare time she like to draw, sew, go to movies, and spend time outdoors.
Liz Weaver – Certified Veterinary Technician
Liz graduated from Argosy University in 2011 and has been working as a CVT in the small animal clinic since. She lives in Crystal with her 2 dogs, a papillon named Haley & a sheltie named Brandon, and 2 cats, Chubs & George. In her spare time she enjoys competing in agility & rally with her dogs, watching movies, & downhill skiing.
Ashley Rudnitski – Certified Veterinary Technician
Ashley graduated from Minnesota School of Business in 2011. Ashley has been with MVAH since September of 2018. Ashley resides in Coon Rapids with her husband Kyle, one dog (Boomer), and 2 cats (Abbey Road & Little Lucy). In her free time she enjoys gardening, being outdoors, and playing table top games.
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 and her 2 dogs Mazie & Gloria and four cats (Opie, Itty Bitty Kitty, Morrie, Raptor). In her free time she enjoys camping, fishing, biking, rollerblading, canoeing, knitting, and going to the movies with friends.
Angela Sheppard – Veterinary Assistant
Angela started working at MVAH in July of 2017. She attended Duluth Business University for Veterinary Technology, but was unable to finish due to the school closing. Prior to working here she was at Animal Allies Humane Society in Superior, WI. Angela grew up loving and caring for many types of animals. She currently resides in Bethel with her German Shepherd (Odin). In her free time she enjoys taking her dog for walks and spending time up at the cabin.
Bobbi Kelling – Kennel Assistant
Bio coming soon
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 Layla and 2 cats Joey Batman & Ivan. 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 resides in Blaine with her dog Lily. In her spare time she likes to watch and play sports, spend time with family and friends, and spend time enjoying the outdoors.
Patrice Sorenson – Veterinary Assistant
Patrice is a second year veterinary student at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary medicine. She has been at working at MVAH as a veterinary assistant since June of 2018. She plans to be a rural mixed animal veterinarian after graduation. When she’s not studying or working, she spends her free time relaxing, running, trying new foods, and playing with her dog Koda.
Priti Vage – Veterinary Assistant
Biography coming soon
Katelyn Ek – Veterinary Assistant, Kennel Attendant
Biography coming soon
Lauren Hackbarth – Veterinary Assistant
Lauren graduated from Iowa State University with a B.S. in Biology and is now a student in the University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program. She has been working as a veterinary assistant at MVAH since August 2018.Lauren has a dog named Elway. In her free time, Lauren enjoys spending time outdoors, playing and walking her dog, and listening to music.
Shelby Graves – Kennel Attendant
Biography coming soon
Kyleen Russel – Kennel Attendant
Biography coming soon