Registered Veterinary Technician
Amy grew up in Milford, Iowa near Lake Okoboji. In September 1999, she received her Associate of Applied Sciences Degree in Veterinary Technology from the Medical Institute of Minnesota as well as her Minnesota Certification. She worked at Cedarview Animal Hospital in Apple Valley, Minnesota, where she completed her collegiate internship before moving to the Des Moines area. She began work at Jordan Creek Animal Hospital and received her Iowa Certification in April 2001.
Amy, husband Rawley, daughter Elizabeth, and sons Ethan and Emmett share their home with two cats, Buzz and Ace, a dog named Ernie, and four rabbits. When she isn't busy at work or spending time with her family and pets, she enjoys biking, camping, and shopping.
Kat was born and raised in the Chicago area and is a first-generation Polish-American. Kat speaks Polish fluently! She attended Iowa State University and graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science. She went on to work at a veterinary clinic in Iowa City and at the University of Iowa as an Animal Caretaker. Kat is happy to return to the Des Moines area with her boyfriend, Will. Together they have a cat named Twilight and a dog named Tavi.
Brooke grew up in Johnston, Iowa. She obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Science from Iowa State University in 2013. She then went back to school for her Associate of Applied Sciences Degree in Veterinary Technology from Des Moines Area Community College in May of 2015.
Brooke has two cats at home, Gabriel and Nonny, and is hoping to get a dog next summer. When she is not at work, Brooke enjoys watching movies, going to the gym, tailgating for Iowa and Iowa State football games, traveling, spending time with her family, and spoiling her nephew.
Registered Veterinary Technician
Jenny grew up in a small town called Hardy, right outside of Humboldt, Iowa. She grew up a farm girl and enjoys all kinds of activities outside, including camping, horseback riding, hiking, and fishing. In 2016 she received her Associates of Applied Science Degree in Veterinary Technology from Des Moines Area Community College. She worked at a clinic in Des Moines while attending school and started at JCAH in October of 2016. Jenny has a cat named Mowgli (inspired by the Jungle Book), and hopes to be adopting a dog in the near future. She simply loves all kinds of animals!
Nicole was born and raised in Marion, Iowa, however, she has lived many different places throughout the US. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Biology from Texas A&M University in Galveston, Texas. She has previously spent time at Texas A&M Labs, Alaska SeaLife Center, RiceTec Labs, and most recently, EuroFins Scientific Laboratory. Nicole enjoys hiking, kayaking, and spending time with her family. She shares her home with Bentley the Boxer, Queso the Chihuahua, Bane the Husky, and two cats, Laverne and Shirley! A big welcome to Nicole as our newest veterinary assistant!
Ashley grew up in Winterset, Iowa on a small farm. She has always been passionate about animals and loves spending time with them. Ashley received her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from Iowa State University in 2016. She has previously worked at Raccoon River Kennels before coming to JCAH. Ashley enjoys hiking, horseback riding, and going on adventures with her dog, Miah, a 2 year old lab mix! Please help us welcome Ashley as a new JCAH veterinary assistant!
Krystal was born and raised in Queensland, Australia. She moved to the United States when she was seven and spent majority of her life in Alaska. She is new to Iowa but is loving the area thus far. She attended the University of Alaska and the Florida Institute of Technology and has a degree in criminal justice. Krystal has previously served in the Army National Guard, the Army Reserves, the Federal Armed Security, and the Waldorf Volunteer Fire Department. Krystal loves helping both animals and people. With her family, she hopes to add a German Shepard to her clan in the near future.