VETERINARY TECHNICIANS

Brittany Arment, RVT

Growing up with two dachshunds, Brittany decided at a young age that she wanted to purse a career with animals. She studied veterinary technology and liberal arts at DMACC and graduated in May 2015. Brittany joined the staff at SFPH in August 2016.  She passed her national and state boards in November 2016 to become a registered veterinary technician in the state of Iowa. Brittany loves making a difference in the lives of animals. She enjoys providing patient care and building relationships with clients and their pets. 

When not at work she enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, family, and friends. She loves spending time outdoors and walking with her dogs. Brittany has a 4 year old German Shepherd named Odin and a 10 year old Labradoodle named Roxy.

 

VETERINARY ASSISTANTS

Kylie Poulson

Kylie has been part of the SFPH team since November 2015. She is a graduate from DMACC with an associate's degree in liberal arts. She loves small animal internal medicine and animal behavior. Kylie has just recently been accepted into San Juan College and will be starting classes to become a registered veterinary technician in the fall of 2017.

Kylie's personal hobbies include arts and crafts and all outdoor activties. When not at work, she loves spending time with her boyfriend Will, friends, and family. Kylie shares her home with her dog Truman, a 10 month old long haired German Shepherd. She and Truman enjoy attending obdience and tracking classes. 

 

Laura Draheim

After previously working as a veterinary assistant, Laura joined our team in May 2017. Laura has always loved animals and knew from a young age that she wanted to help them in some way. She loves the fast paced work enviroment and that every day is different than the last. Laura is passionate about veterinary medicine and has special interests in alternative veterinary medicine and animal behavior.

Away from work, Laura enjoys yoga, camping, outdoor activites and spending time with family and friends. She currently shares her home with her 2 year old cat named Norman. 

 

Emma Stoakes

Emma graduated from Iowa State University with a bachelor's degree in animal science and animal ecology in 2014. She became part of the SFPH team in August 2015 as a receptionist. Since then Emma has developed her technicial skill set and now works as a veterinary assistant. Emma enjoys learning about pet nutrition and animal behavior. She loves helping clients and providing them and their pets with the best care possible. 

In her down time Emma love spending time with her husband and dogs - Eddie an 8 year old mixed breed and Toni a 2 year old mixed breed. She enjoys going out on their pedal boat, riding motorcycles, and roadtripping to Illinois to visit her parents and hometown.

 

Maddie Lopez

Maddie joined SFPH in May 2016 as a part time receptionist. She is now a full time staff member and is hoping to pursue a degree in veterinary technology. While she is learning the technical side of veterinary medicine, Maddie can also still be seen at the front desk filling in as a customer care representative. Maddie loves that she is able to work with fellow animal lovers and that she learns something new every day.

In her free time, Maddie enjoys spending time with her husband, cooking and baking, going on walks and going to the family lakehouse. Maddie shares her home with Marley a 2 year old husky lab mix, Ziggy a 1 year old domestic shorthair and Rambo a 6 year old bearded dragon.