Our Staff

VETERINARY TECHNICIANS

Brittany, Certified Veterinary Technician

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.

VETERINARY ASSISTANTS

Dana

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 also a great kennel manager. 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.

Sydney

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

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

Jess

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

Danielle

Danielle previously had started working at Sullivan Family Pet Hospital in 2018, and is now back as our Front Office Manager! With her Associates Degree in Liberal Arts with a Concentration in Psychology, she now shares her talents in working with our team and helping pets get the care they need.

Danielle loves seeing the various personalities that each and every one of our pet clients has. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, writing, and spending time outside. When given the opportunity to travel, she embraces it, whether being able to travel to another country or exploring nearby destinations.

Danielle shares her home with her best friends-Bonsai, a German Shepherd, and Simba, a cat.

PRACTICE MANAGER

Maddie

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.

 

 

ASSISTANT & KENNEL ATTENDANTS

Liz

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.

Krystal

Krystal loves being able to interact and care for animals at Sullivan Family Pet Hospital. She especially enjoys the satisfaction of knowing she has helped them through a time of illness or when they are spending time away from home.

In her spare time, Krystal enjoys hiking, attending concerts, cooking and being outdoors. She is the proud owner of Lily, a Staffordshire Terrier, and Piper and Coco, both domestic shorthair cats.

Sophia

Sophia is a talented young adult who excels in musical activities, but also in her ability to empathize with animals. She particularly enjoys being at Sullivan Family Pet Hospital caring for animals as they get healthier and learning about multiple breeds, species and temperaments of pets. She plans on studying veterinary medicine in the future, but until then, enjoys spending her spare time with her dog, Benita.

Grace

As a kennel attendant, Grace loves caring for the animals at Sullivan Family Pet Hospital, especially helping them feel at home when they are away from their families. Grace is currently studying Zoology and has hopes of becoming a veterinarian with a special focus on exotic animals and wildlife rehabilitation.

In her spare time, Grace enjoys coaching traveling volleyball, doing crafts, drawing, painting, and enjoying the great outdoors. When she’s not at Sullivan Family Pet Hospital, she’s likely hiking, fishing, or just taking in Mother Nature!

Grace shares her home with Bear, a long-haired Dapple Dachshund, and Mika, a Maine Coon cat.

Sara

Sara is currently a Junior in High School, and is looking forward to studying linguistics after graduation. Whether she is at Sullivan Family Pet Hospital, or in her local community, she loves spending time with animals. Having pets all of her life, she understands the importance of caring for them and being a responsible pet owner. When she’s not with her pets, you may find her reading science fiction, playing Dungeons and Dragons, or even video programming.

Sara shares her home with two cats, Sly and Sidney.