Miranda, Customer Service Representative
You might recognize Miranda if you have a Pug – because she’s a crazy-pug-loving lady who is the first to jump in for anything Pug related! Miranda joined the Prior Lake Pet Hospital team in 2016. Miranda has the unique ability to calm both pets and people in the most chaotic times, which helps to make her an exceptional Urgent Care Technician. Outside of work Miranda enjoys spending time painting, bonfires and spending time with her own fur babies.
Gina, Customer Service Representative
Gina started at PLPH in March of 2021, shortly after moving to Minnesota from Waukesha, WI. She currently lives in Apple Valley with her boyfriend, Blake, and their baby, Bennett.
In her free time she enjoys reading, spending time with family, and being outside— if the weather cooperates. She is a dog lover at heart, and will happily accept any and all forms of doggy love!
Rachael, Customer Service Representative
Rachael joined the Prior Lake Pet Hospital Team in 2021. She grew up in a small town up north with her family and many pets. Her passion has been caring for and spending times with animals ever since. In her downtime, she loves hanging out with her cats Scooby, Shaggy, and Lewis and her German Shephard Velma. Other than that, she’s hard at work restoring her new fixer-upper home in Savage.
Lisa graduated from Minneapolis School of Business. She has worked at the Prior Lake Pet Hospital since 1994 as a Veterinary Technician. In addition to working as a Technician, Lisa is our supply ordering manager and she makes sure we have all the supplies we need in order to care for your pets and keep this place running! It’s a big job, and she knows how to rock it! Lisa enjoys reading, gardening, and being with her family. She shares her home with Mickey, a Lesser Sulfur Crested Cockatoo, and Bandit who is a Rottweiler.
Andrea graduated from Ridgewater College in 2000 and has been a proud member of the Prior Lake Pet Hospital team ever since. She grew up on a farm, so her passion for animals started early in life. Andrea lives in Belle Plaine with her husband, 3 kids, and 5 furry felines. In her spare time, she loves cooking with her kids, exploring new cuisines with her husband, and spending time outdoors.
Teresa started at the Prior Lake Pet Hospital in 1998 as a Kennel Assistant. She went on to school and in 2003, graduated from Argosy University as a Certified Veterinary Technician. She enjoys the outdoors, reading, volleyball, and spending time with her family and friends. Teresa’s furry felines are Pumpkin and Butternut.
Nadine graduated from Minnesota School of Business Shakopee in September 2010 as a Certified Veterinary Technician. She joined our staff in February of 2011. Nadine has four, four-legged children; Elsie and Vincent who are both Terrier mixes, and two cats; Henry and Marvin. In her spare time, Nadine enjoys doing yard work, gardening, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends.
Jess shares her home with her husband Scott, their daughter Rhianna, and their furry family: Stoli, Australian Shepard, Leinie, Pomeranian mix, and two cats, Jada and Ivan. She graduated in 2001 from the Medical Institute of Minnesota as a Certified Veterinary Technician. She has been working at Prior Lake Pet Hospital since that time. Jess enjoys spending time with her family, playing volleyball, and does agility training with her dogs.
Amy joined Prior Lake Pet Hospital in 2017. She especially enjoys doing surgeries but also is passionate about routine and wellness care. Amy shares her home in New Prague with her husband and two kids and their 3 legged dog, Trio. In her free time, you’ll find Amy enjoying the great outdoors in her camper!
Amber J., CVT
Amber joined PLPH in 2015 as a CVT. She graduated from Colorado Mountain College in 2008 with a degree in Veterinary Technology with a certificate in Animal Shelter Management. Her passion has always been to help animals. On top of being here full time, she helps out with a couple local animal rescues. She grew up locally and is living with family, along with her 2 miniature poodles, Moka and Brody (a new puppy will be arriving shortly!). And she has a horse named Malachi.
Kari, Veterinary Assistant
Kari joined Prior Lake Pet Hospital in 2014 as a Kennel Assistant and has grown into an Veterinary Assistant In addition to her three adorable fur kids, she has a husband, four human kids and three beautiful grand babies. Kari enjoys being with her family, spending time on Prior Lake and traveling.
Kourtney, Certified Veterinary Practice Manager
Kourtney joined Prior Lake Pet Hospital in 2014. Equal parts motivator, innovator, orchestrator, and with a background in project management, she brings unique skills to Prior Lake Pet Hospital. As the Practice Manager, Kourtney ensures the clinic is running smoothly from bottom to top. She lives in Farmington with her husband, two kids, a dog, a cat, a horse, a pony, a lot of chickens, and a hive full of honey bees. She enjoys spending time with her family, riding her horses and being outdoors.