Rachael, Veterinary Technician
Rachael joined the Prior Lake Pet Hospital team in 2017 as a receptionist.She since has learned the roped as an assistant and is perusing a degree in Veterinary Technology. She lives in Farmington with her two dogs, Neko the Husky and Ranger the Lab/Boxer mix, and cat, Dexter. In her spare time she spends time at the dog park and is an avid Greys Anatomy fan. She has a huge extended family whom she spends most of her time with. Rachael’s love for animals grows more and more the longer she works here!
Anne, Veterinary Assistant
Anne joined the Prior Lake Pet Hospital in 2004 as an Animal Handler/Veterinary Assistant. She is married with two adult children. Her furry family consists of Raven, a Boxer and two cats, Spooky and Shadow. She keeps herself busy by biking, camping, water skiing, snowmobiling, and traveling.
Jolene, Customer Service Representative
Jolene joined PLPH in 2018. She is a proud fur mom of three cats and one dog. Prior to joining the PLPH family, Jolene lived in California but traded the ocean for beautiful Prior Lake! She enjoys spending time with family and friends at the cabin, snowmobiling, fishing, boating, and toasting s'mores around a campfire.
Bri, Customer Service Representative
Bri joined PLPH in 2020. She lives in Farmington with her daughter and three fur babies Bo lab chow mix, Chance pitbull mix, and duke the bloodhound. She is kept busy with her big family. In her free time she enjoys cooking, being outdoors, and working on her home she bought back in May 2020.
Tegan, Customer Service Representative & Veterinary Assistant
Tegan Join Prior Lake Pet Hospital at the end of 2018. She works both upfront as a receptionist and in back as an assistant. Outside of work she teaches horse riding lessons and tries to keep her young thoroughbred from injuring himself with sometimes small success. She lives with her hyperactive Aussie Padfoot and her dish towel stealing cat Tonks.
Lisa graduated from Minneapolis School of Business. She has worked at the Prior Lake Pet Hospital since 1994 as a Veterinary Technician. In addition to working as a Technician, Lisa is our supply ordering manager and she makes sure we have all the supplies we need in order to care for your pets and keep this place running! It's a big job, and she knows how to rock it! Lisa enjoys reading, gardening, and being with her family. She shares her home with Mickey, a Lesser Sulfur Crested Cockatoo, and Bandit who is a Rottweiler.
Andrea graduated from Ridgewater College in 2000 and has been a proud member of the Prior Lake Pet Hospital team ever since. She grew up on a farm, so her passion for animals started early in life. Andrea lives in Belle Plaine with her husband, 3 kids, and 5 furry felines. In her spare time, she loves cooking with her kids, exploring new cuisines with her husband, and spending time outdoors.
Jill graduated from Medical Institute of Minnesota in 1999. She joined the Prior Lake Pet Hospital team in 2000 as a Certified Veterinary Technician. She shares her home with her husband Nick and two sons, Brady and Bryce. Their four legged brothers are Clifford, the German Shorthaired Pointer and Ryder, the Lab. Jill enjoys playing volleyball, the outdoors, being by water and spending time with her family and friends.
Teresa started at the Prior Lake Pet Hospital in 1998 as a Kennel Assistant. She went on to school and in 2003, graduated from Argosy University as a Certified Veterinary Technician. She enjoys the outdoors, reading, volleyball, and spending time with her family and friends. Teresa’s furry felines are Pumpkin and Butternut.
Nadine graduated from Minnesota School of Business Shakopee in September 2010 as a Certified Veterinary Technician. She joined our staff in February of 2011. Nadine has four, four-legged children; Elsie and Vincent who are both Terrier mixes, and two cats; Henry and Marvin. In her spare time, Nadine enjoys doing yard work, gardening, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends.
Jess shares her home with her husband Scott, their daughter Rhianna, and their furry family: Stoli, Australian Shepard, Leinie, Pomeranian mix, and two cats, Jada and Ivan. She graduated in 2001 from the Medical Institute of Minnesota as a Certified Veterinary Technician. She has been working at Prior Lake Pet Hospital since that time. Jess enjoys spending time with her family, playing volleyball, and does agility training with her dogs.
Bio coming soon!
You might recognize Miranda if you have a Pug – because she’s a crazy-pug-loving lady who is the first to jump in for anything Pug related! She has worked at PLPH for 4 years as a Veterinary Technician and works both day practice and Urgent Care. Miranda has the unique ability to calm both pets and people in the most chaotic times, which helps to make her an exceptional Urgent Care Technician.
Outside of work Miranda enjoys spending time painting, bonfires and spending time with her own fur babies.
Bio coming soon!
Amber J., CVT
Amber joined PLPH in 2015 as a CVT. She graduated from Colorado Mountain College in 2008 with a degree in Veterinary Technology with a certificate in Animal Shelter Management. Her passion has always been to help animals. On top of being here full time, she helps out with a couple local animal rescues. She grew up locally and is living with family, along with her 2 miniature poodles, Moka and Brody (a new puppy will be arriving shortly!). And she has a horse named Malachi.
Kari, Kennel Manager
Kari joined Prior Lake Pet Hospital in 2014 as a Kennel Assistant and has grown into our fantastic Kennel Manager. Not only does Kari manages the kennels, she also helps out as a Veterinary Assistant. In addition to her three adorable fur kids, she has a husband, four human kids and three beautiful grand babies. Kari enjoys being with her family, spending time on Prior Lake and traveling.
Kourtney, Practice Manager
Kourtney joined Prior Lake Pet Hospital in 2014. Equal parts motivator, innovator, orchestrator, and with a background in project management, she brings unique skills to Prior Lake Pet Hospital. As the Practice Manager, Kourtney ensures the clinic is running smoothly from bottom to top. She lives in Farmington with her husband, two kids, a dog, a cat, 2 horses,11 chickens, and a hive full of honey bees. She enjoys spending time with her family, riding her horses and being outdoors.