Our Staff


Certified Veterinary Technicians

Our Certified Veterinary Technicians (CVTs) are the nurses of the pet world and work under the direct supervision of the veterinarians. To become a CVT, a person has to graduate from an accredited program, pass a national examination, and go to a minimum of 10 hours of continuing education courses every 2 years. CVTs take x-rays, give injections, run lab tests, prepare the patient for surgery, monitor anesthesia, perform dental cleanings, educate clients, and much, much more. Furthermore, our CVTs manage our radiology safety department, help us to meet OSHA standards, take care of equipment maintenance, and handle our inventory to make sure we are always equipped for your next food request, medication refill, or medical emergency.


Andrea, CVT

Andrea has been at Heritage Animal Hospital since September 2012. She received her certification from Minnesota School of Business in 2013 from the veterinary technology program. She previously worked at another clinic before joining our team. She is a member of MAVT.  Her special interest in the veterinary field is dentistry and pocket pets. She shares her home with a cat named Scooby. When not working, she enjoys spending time outdoors, running, cooking, and spending time with her fiancé and daughter.


Bri, CVT

Bri has been at Heritage Animal Hospital since June 2013. She received her certification in veterinary technology and became a certified technician in 2009. She previously worked at another clinic for 4 years before joining our team. Bri is a member of MAVT. She shares her house with a mixed breed dog named Reese, and a Torti cat named Regan. While not at work she enjoys painting, spending time with friends, and playing with her animals.


Christy, VT

Christy has been at Heritage Animal Hospital since 1998. She is a member of MAVT, NAVT, and was certified as a veterinary nutritionist through Hill’s pet food a number of years ago. She is married and shares her household with 2 cats-Dobby and Kreacher and 2 dogs-Rylee and Mouse. When not working, she enjoys arts and crafts, painting, gardening, NASCAR, and snorkeling. Florida is a frequent trip destination for her and her husband. 


Katrina, CVT

Katrina started as an intern here in January 2014, and has been at Heritage Animal Hospital ever since. She received her degree from Argosy University in May 2014 from the veterinary technology program and became a certified technician in 2015.  Special interests include alternative therapies for health and behavioral problems, dentistry and pocket pets. She is married her to high school sweetheart and has 3 children. She also shares her house with 3 cats-Midnight, Cosmo and Ava and 2 dogs-Dutch and Cricket. When not at work, Katrina enjoys cooking, reading, hiking and spending time outdoors with her family.


Kelli, CVT

Kelli started an internship here in October 2005 and has been at Heritage Animal Hospital ever since. She graduated from Argosy University in 2006 as a CVT. She is a member of MAVT and is a certified pet weight coach through Purina. Special interests include weight management and specialized diets. She is married, has a two daughters. She also shares her house with 3 cats-Hal, Houston, and Scamper and 2 Jack Russell Terriers-Jack and Jill. When not at work, Kelli enjoys rollerblading, taking the dogs to the dog park boating and spending time with her family.

Monica, CVT

Monica started as an intern here in March 2015 and has been at Heritage Animal Hospital ever since. She graduated from Minnesota School of Business in May 2015 from the veterinary technology program and received her certification not too long after. She shares her home with her two miniature Australian Shepherds-Ravi and Luna and her two guinea pigs-Ellen and Nymphadora. When not at home, Monica enjoys knitting, dog sitting as well as taking her dogs on longs walks during the summer months.


Office Coordinators

Our office coordinators (receptionists) look forward to meeting and greeting you with each and every phone call or visit. From getting your next visit or grooming scheduled, to checking in boarding patients and fielding phone questions and refill requests, our office coordinators help keep the office running smoothly and work to ensure that you have excellent customer service with each and every visit.


Polly (receptionist)

Polly has been at Heritage Animal Hospital since June 2011. She has been an office coordinator for a number of years at a few different practices before joining Heritage.  When not at work, she enjoys reading, movies, and being outdoors.

 


Animal Care Attendants

Our animal care attendants are the nursing assistants of the veterinary world and they work closely with the CVTs and doctors assisting them in a variety of ways such as gently holding the cat or dog for vaccinations or an x-ray. They also are dedicated to providing the best care to your pet while you are away. While boarding, your pet is walked, fed, petted, and loved and cared for by our animal care attendants. Your pet’s safety, health, comfort and overall well-being are of supreme importance to the animal care attendants.

 

Hayley

Hayley has been with Heritage Animal Hospital since September of 2013. She wants to go to school to become a veterinary technician in the future. She shares her house with a dog named Mystic. Outside of work she enjoys watching movies, hanging out with friends and going to the dog park.


Groomers

Our grooming staff is specially trained, degreed, and knowledgeable, providing grooming services in a relaxing environment where pets can feel comfortable.


Darcy

Darcy graduated top in her class from Twin Cities School of Pet Grooming and has been grooming dogs since 1989, and has been at Heritage Animal Hospital since May 2003. She has the styling expertise for each and every breed of dog. When not busy making your dog look beautiful, you will find Darcy riding her Quarter Horse, Josie, or spending time with her husband. She shares her house with a Shih Tzu named Ozzie and two cats, Abby and Boots.


Anna

Anna was trained through Petco's grooming facility and has been grooming at Heritage Animal Hospital since March 2007. If she isn't here making sure your pet has the most luxurious day at the "spa" as possible you might find Anna spending time with her husband and son, caring for her majestic saltwater fish (reminiscing about the days back in Australia), or singing and playing the drums. Anna loves spending time with her family and shares her house with a cat named Croc and 2 guinea pigs-Vader and Wilbur.

Sabrina 

Sabrina is the newest member of our grooming department. She trained through Petco in 2008 and has been at Heritage since August 2015. She shares her home with 2 dogs-Cooper and Ralphie and a cat named Jimmy. When she is not making your pooch look perfect, she enjoys hiking and being outdoors, playing with her dogs and cat and planning her upcoming wedding in June. 

 

 

Latest Arrivals

These pets were recently in to Heritage Animal Hospital for their first ever visit. We'd like to welcome them to the Heritage family!

Testimonials

When we walk through the door at Heritage Animal Hospital we know that we are among friends. Jack, Fritz and Eli give Heritage 12 paws up and thank ev… - E. Wettlaufer - Maple Grove, MN Read More

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12624 Bass Lake Road
Maple Grove, MN 55369
Located just east of highway 494 on Bass Lake Road,
behind Culver's.

Communities We Serve:

Plymouth, Maple Grove, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Osseo, Corcoran, Champlin, New Hope, Minnetonka, Minneapolis, Rogers, Robbinsdale and Golden Valley, Minnesota (MN).