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Charlene 

Certified Veterinary Technician

I graduated from the Minnesota School of Business. I own two cats named “Luna” and “Spazz”, and one dog, which is a Boxer/Pitbull named “Buddy”. I enjoy playing Texas Hold ‘Em, Dog Grooming and spending time with my friends and family. I really love working with animals and people. I love working with Animal Control, reconnecting animals with their owners and finding homes for the animals that never really had one. I also love working with the doctors and staff, we are a close-knit family, we work well together and help each other. Working with the animals and clients on a daily basis makes me very glad the I chose this field to work in.


Robert 

Veterinary Technician

I have my Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from St. Cloud State University. I have a Shih Tzu named “Tabitha”, and a Terrier mix named “Pendle“. When I am not working I enjoy reading and attending all activities, expos, humane society events, watching movies, or anything involving animals. This job is interesting because of the variety of work - from talking with people about their pets to doing lab work, taking radiographs and of course working with the dogs and cats themselves. It is a rewarding job because I am working with the clients and their pets and (hopefully) helping enhance the human-animal bond that exists.



Gina 
Veterinary Technician

I am attending Rasmussen for Information Technology, specifically as a Network Administrator. I have a cat named “Mr. Alfred Hitchcock”, along with two ferrets, “Joseph Franklin” and “Sebastian Allen”. I enjoy arts, crafts, fishing, hiking/walking, camping, baking, and just spending time with my two kids. I have always loved animals, and in my youth, I rescued numerous animals; this is when I knew I wanted to work in the veterinary field. When I began working in the kennels at the Brighton Veterinary Hospital and saw what the technicians did, I knew I wanted to do the same. I was later asked by Dr. Hedges to train as a technician, and a dream had come true for me. Of course, I love working with the animals and always thought that would be the only reward, but after being here over 10 years I realized that the joy of helping our clients is just as rewarding. No other job could bring me the joy, confidence or fulfillment that working here does.



Melissa 
Certified Veterinary Technician

I graduated from the Minnesota School of Business with an A.A.S degree in Veterinary Technology. I like spending time with my three cats, “Spock”, “Miss Mauw” and “Fred”. I also like spending time with my family and friends, listening to music, swimming, outdoor activities, drinking coffee, and taking my husband’s dog (Boscoe) to the dog park. I’ve always had a passion for animals ever since I was a child and always knew I wanted to work with them. I enjoy seeing the different animal-human bonds, and I’m glad that I can make a difference in helping people take proper care of the animals that mean so much to them.



Deanna 
Veterinary Technician / Kennel Manager

I graduated from Minnesota School of Business Globe college in Blaine. I have one cat named Booda. Outside of work I love spending time with friends and family. The love of animals is what has brought me here today. I love working with the staff at the Brighton Veterinary Hospital and seeing the variety of animals that we get the opportunity to help.


Taylor 
Groomer

I attended Paragon School of Pet Grooming. The reason I am excited about my position at the Brighton Veterinary Hospital is to gain more hands-on skills in the area of grooming as well as learning to work in a new environment. Since working here, I have loved getting to know the staff, as well as all of the pets I get to work with and meet. I have multiple pets of my own a dog, ferret, and fish. Some of my hobbies outside of work are crocheting and going to the dog park.