Carrie is a Registered Veterinary Technician and a graduate of Michigan State University’s School of Veterinary Technology. She has been a part of the AACS team for 12 years. Carrie has also completed the D.O.G.S. course at Purdue University and her special interest area is canine and feline behavior. Carrie and her husband Rob have two very active boys: Zane (6) and Caleb (4). They also have a dog named Rosie, a cat named Amos, a donkey named Daryl, a pheasant named Lucky, two quarter horses and a barnyard full of ducks and chickens. Carrie’s favorite pastime is scrapbooking.
Kris is a Registered Veterinary Technician who worked with Dr. Nelson at Fishler Animal Hospital and then moved to AACS when Dr. Nelson opened the doors in 1980. Kris has worn many hats as part of the AACS team including secretary, technician and practice manager. Kris’s four-legged family includes a yellow lab named Denali, a Boston Terrier named McKinley and a cat named Mai Tai that was dropped off at our clinic with a broken pelvis after being hit by a car. Her hobbies include riding her motorcycle and traveling with her family. Kris’s special interest area is physical therapy and rehabilitation for our orthopedic cases. She loves her job because “You just never know what is going to walk through the front door!”
Brooke is the newest addition to our technical staff, starting at AACS in 2007. She is a graduate of Bel-Rea Veterinary Technology School in Denver, CO. You may have heard of Bel- Rea if you are a fan of “Emergency Vets” on Animal Planet. Brooke is married to Jacob and they have a fleet of miniature dogs. There are three Toy Poodles named Nephi, Lincoln and Tahlia and one Papillion named Kennedy. They also have two cats named Tuxedo (guess what colors he is!) and Inga. Brooke’s favorite thing about a job is teaching a client something new that can benefit them and their pet. Her hobbies include rollerblading, hiking, camping, reading a good book and horseback riding. If you talk to her in the clinic you might notice her accent…she grew up in the U.P.!
Amy is probably the technician our clients know best. She has worked at AACS for 17 years since her graduation from Purdue University’s Veterinary Technician School. Amy has a son, Ethan who is eight years old. She and her boyfriend, Abel, have three cats. Chebby is 14 years old and “Amy’s kitty soul mate”, Charger and Hemi are three year old littermates. Hemi is Amy’s comic relief. She is cross eyed, polydactyl (meaning she has lots of extra toes) and is deaf. But, none of that slows her down! They also have a Black Lab named Kane that was abandoned at our clinic. Amy’s special interest area at work is the critical care nursing of our hospitalized patients. Her summer hobbies include swimming, gardening and camping. Her winter hobbies include reading and hibernation.