Brittany Arment, CVT
Brittany has been eliciting purrs and wags from pet patients at Sullivan Family Pet Hospital since 2016. She is committed to doing whatever she can to make them feel better and it genuinely makes her happy to help keep pets healthy. She loves interacting with pets and human clients while building a trusting bond.
Since childhood, Brittany has wanted a career in veterinary medicine. She earned her AAS in veterinary technology at DMACC in 2015 and completed her certification in 2016. She appreciates working alongside great doctors who truly care about their clientele, pets patients, and staff.
Brittany is a Minnesota Vikings fan and enjoying being outdoors. She also enjoys spending her time with her son, Jackson, her fiancé, Brice, and their friends and family. The furriest member of her pack is a German Shepherd named Odin.
Samantha, Lead Veterinary Technician
Samantha has been providing exceptional care for animals at Sullivan Family Pet Hospital since 2017. She earned her AAS degree from Iowa Lake Community College’s veterinary technician program.
She enjoys working in veterinary medicine and providing preventative and wellness care for pet patients. Her areas of special interest include internal medicine and surgery. She also values building relationships with human clients and their pets.
Despite her busy schedule, Samantha finds the time to go skiing, hiking, and rollerblading. She also spends her downtime with her friends, family, and Duke, a Standard Poodle.
Since beginning at Sullivan Family Pet Hospital in 2019, Dana has been able to fulfill her dream of working with animals. She’s an excellent veterinary assistant and her devotion to caring for pets is evident in her attention to detail and patience. She loves our pet patients at SFPH and enjoys being able to build relationships with them and their owners.
Dana attended Iowa State University, where she earned her B.S. in Animal Science in 2016. She is passionate about horses, and she spends a great deal of time with her two American Quarter Horses, Shiloh and Shaera. She competes in mounted archery but she also enjoys relaxing trail rides. In addition to her horses, Dana’s pet family includes Maisy, her beloved Australian Shepherd.
We have been lucky to have Sydney as a veterinary assistant since 2018. She has wanted to be in the veterinary field since she was a munchkin and has enjoyed working with animals for the past eight years.
She treasures seeing the loving bond between people and their pets.
When Sydney isn’t studying or assisting at the pet hospital, you can find her reading and enjoying outdoor activities with her pets. She’s the proud dog mom of Koda, a Catahoula Leopard Dog.
Kaitlyn enjoys working in the veterinary field because of her love for animals. She plans to enroll in the San Juan online program to become a registered Veterinary Technician. She finds helping sick and injured animals recover incredibly rewarding and enjoys the working environment at the clinic, especially the puppy kisses which make hard days all worth it. In her free time, Kaitlyn enjoys being with family and friends, binge watching Netflix, dancing, drawing, skiing, hiking and babysitting her second cousins. Her pet family includes an Australian Shepherd – Bandit.
CUSTOMER CARE REPRESENTATIVES
Danielle loves working with animals. She has been around them her entire life and enjoys being able to be in a work environment where animals are present every day. The most rewarding part of working in the veterinary field for Danielle is being able to have the opportunity to help other people’s pets feel their best. Danielle shares her home with a German Shepherd, Bonzai and cat, Simba. Danielle is currently working on her Bachelor’s Degree in English.
Jess joined SFPH in 2020 and is delighted to work with and learn from the animals in our care. She, her husband and their daughter live with their cat, Tippy, and love to spend time outside together, riding bikes and playing at the park. Since her first dog was a beagle, Jess has a particular affinity for hounds and is eagerly waiting for the right time to add a new dog to her family. She graduated from Lincoln High School and loves to go to the Iowa State Fair each year.
FRONT OFFICE MANAGER
Maddie joined the Sullivan Family Pet Hospital team in 2016. Her smile lights up our clinic and she works hard work to ensure everything runs smoothly. She loves spending her workweek surrounded by fellow animal lovers and is proud to be part of a team that helps pets feel their best and live long happy lives.
When she isn’t making tails wag, you can find Maddie enjoying outdoor adventures with her husband and son, Roman. She dotes on her sweet Husky-Lab mix, Marley, who has a fan club of humans captivated by his all-black tongue.
Jill holds a degree in Human Resource Management from William Penn University. She loves working with other animal lovers and likes to support those that care for animals directly. In her free time, Jill enjoys camping or “Glamping” (as she likes to call it), spending time with her husband and two kids as well as taking her dog Copper for walks. Jill shares her home with Copper, a Lab, Gizmo, a cat, Cheech, a bearded dragon and a fish, Flank.
ASSISTANT & KENNEL ATTENDANTS
Liz has been making pets feel at home at Sullivan Family Pet Hospital since 2015. Her enthusiasm for caring for pets is unyielding and her positive attitude makes her a great team member. Liz graduated from Des Moines Area Community College in 2020 and loves being around animals.
While away from the pet hospital, Liz likes to indulge in adventure by going biking, riding, kayaking, and fishing. She shares her home with a variety of pets, including Willie, a Cockapoo; Frank, a Cocker-Bischon mix; and three elderly cats, named Nemo, Charlie, and Mr. Lee. She also has fish and a bearded dragon called Rae.
Noelle is currently attending Dowling Catholic High School and plans on studying Veterinary Medicine at ISU. Noelle loves the happiness that animals bring and is interested in large breed dogs and dog training. In her free time, she enjoys being out in nature, hiking, camping, drawing and painting. Noelle’s pet family includes a Snowshoe kitten – Annie, a German Shepherd – Rudy and a mini-Goldendoodle –Leo.
Emersyn’s love for animals has led her to volunteer with them and foster, and now she’s proud to join the Sullivan Family Pet Hospital family. She has two cats and two dogs at home, along with a teddy bear hamster named Timmy T. She plans on pursuing a career in veterinary medicine after graduating from Roosevelt High School and enjoys playing tennis in her free time.
As a kennel attendant, Emily enjoys caring for animals in a medical setting. She currently attends Dowling Catholic High School and is considering a career as a nurse anesthetist. She loves socializing with friends and stays active by running and swimming. Her family includes a Labrador named Molly, and a school of many fish.
Pursuing a career as an emergency physician, Carly is currently enrolled at DMACC and will continue on to the University of Iowa. Her interest in caring for patients includes their furry best friends, and she loves the opportunity to work with the pets at our clinic. Her hobbies include indoor and outdoor activities like playing Call of Duty, fishing, and snowboarding. Her pets include a cat named Tom and a frog named Neil.