Meet Our Veterinary Staff
The veterinary staff of Park Grove Pet Hospital is one of a kind! They keep our hospital humming and provide the support our veterinarians need to provide the very best of care to your pets. Learn about them below!
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Certified Veterinary Technicians
Jess H., CVT, Inventory Control Tech
Jess has been with the Park Grove family since 2004. She graduated with an associate in applied science degree from Argosy University in 2004.
She resides in Western Wisconsin with her husband, Hugh, and son, Graham. She enjoys softball, bingo, and spending time with friends and family.
Sarah T., CVT
Sarah joined Park Grove in October of 2020 as a Certified Veterinary Technician. She gradutated from Argosy University in 2009 and has worked in the feild since then. Her main interests in veterinary medicine are anesthesia and surgery, client education and she has a soft spot for senior pets.
Sarah is married and has 3 daughters; Vaeda, Novalee and Mira. She also has 4 fur children. Two french Bulldogs; Sheldon and Bernard. Along with two cats; Jynx and Goob. In her free time, which there isnt much of, she enjoys being outside, gardening and exploring life with her children and husband.
Amanda R., CVT
Amanda has been apart of the Park Grove Pet Hospital family since 2014, she left for a few years to pursue her other passion in animal behavior. Now she is back with more knowledge to better serve our clients and their pets. She graduated with an associate degree in applied animal science from Argosy in 2010. In the clinic she enjoys surgery and working with the scared or difficult patients to make them feel more comfortable.
Outside of the clinic you can find Amanda camping or hiking with her fiancé and their dogs. Together they have 4 dogs (Monkey, Newman, Seamus and Bernard) ranging from 8 to 103 pounds and 4 cats. She also enjoys working out, paddle boarding and gardening. If you do catch her sitting still she enjoys watching Disney movies and her guilty pleasure is 90 day fiancé.
Melanie G., VA
Melanie has been a CSR and vet assistant with Park Grove since September 2016! Her favorite part of her position is getting to meet new kittens (and their owners, of course), and taking care of our clinic cat, Teddy. Melanie has two cats of her own, Winston and Oliver. Whether at the front or taking your appointment, Melanie will always greet you with a smile, ready to help!
In her free time, you might find her riding horses, going out to eat, or spending time with her family and friends. Her favorite channel on TV is TLC. She enjoys traveling and volunteering in places like Turks and Caicos, Galapagos Islands, and Leech Lake Legacy.
Kia C., VA
Kia joined Park Grove in February of 2020. She graduated from the University of St. Thomas in 2017 with a BS in neuroscience. She was on track for nursing school but her partner, Blong and two huskies, Mako and Bruno, inspired her to persue her passion to care for animals. After three years of experience as a veterinary assistant, she hasn't looked back since! Kia is currently attending school to become a certified veterinary technician.
In her free time, she enjoys walks/ bike rides with her dogs, doodling and binge watching anime while eating Flamin Hot Cheetos.
Ramsey P., VA
Ramsey graduated from the University of Minnesota with a bachelors in animal science in May 2020. She always knew she wanted to pursue a career in veterinary, so she started at Park Grove Pet Hospital to gain more experience in small animal medicine before starting vet school at the University of Minnesota in September 2020. Ramsey grew up on her family's beef cattle farm where her passion for veterinary medicine began. Other than school to keep her busy, she enjoys spending weekends at home on the farm, hiking, traveling and hanging out with friends. She also has a cat named Steve who likes to distract her when she is trying to study.
Allison K.,Veterinary Technician Assistant
Allison has always had a passion working with animals, ever since she was a little girl and she still does today. Her all time favorite animal is a horse because they are beautiful, majestic and mysterious. Currently she has a 9 year old female, orange tabby cat named Sandy. Allison graduated from Stillwater High School in 2015. She attended the animal science program through district 916 where she succeeded in getting her student of the month and student of the year awards. Couple fun facts about Allison is that she likes to draw pictures and read books during her free time. The ethnicity of Kazmierczak is Polish. She also took riding lessons once a week at the Windy Ridge Ranch in Woodbury. Allison has two siblings a brother and a twin sister with cerebral palsy.
Customer Service Representatives
Nicole M., Lead CSR
Nicole joined Park Grove in February 2019 and is our lead CSR. Nicole enjoys talking with our clients and seeing your pets daily.
In her free time, she loves spending time with her two amazing kiddos, Donovyn and Gionni, and their three cats, Tigger, Shadow, and Jazzy. She is a Cottage Grove native and plans to stay that way. She enjoys camping and cabin time with family and friends when the weather allows. Her guilty pleasures are snacks, Dr. Pepper, and watching True Crime.