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CINNAMON, Certified Veterinary Technician; Veterinary Staff Supervisor Cinnamon, RVT - Cinnamon is a certified veterinary technician that supervises the technician staff at Avondale. She has been employed by Avondale since 2004 and enjoys providing care to the animals at Avondale. Cinnamon has 2 cats, "Friday" and "Calvin" and an Afghan, "Luna". In her free time she loves spending time with her daughter, reading and enjoying watersports.
ANGELLA, Veterinary Technician; Certified Laser Therapist; CCRA   Angella has been employed at Avondale Veterinary Healthcare Complex since August of 1993. She is certified by the Canine Rehabilitation Institute as a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Assistant. She is also a certified by American Institute of Medical Laser Applications as a Certified Companion Laser therapist.  When not working, her favorite activity is spending time with her husband Tim, and their two boys, Jack & Benjamin. She also enjoys gardening, golfing and sky diving.
NANCY, Veterinary Assistant Nancy is a veterinary assistant for Avondale.  She assists the veterinary technicians and doctors with animal care and treatment and does all the laundry for the complex!   She has been employed with Avondale since 1983.  In her free time she loves spending time with her grandchildren and shopping.
JESSICA, Veterinary Technician Jessica has been with Avondale Animal Hospital since the summer of 2011.  Her duties include assisting the veterinarians in the care of the animals being seen at Avondale Animal Hospital or Avondale Cat Hospital.  Jessica assists in animal wellness treatments, surgery, laser pain therapy, rehabilitation therapy including the underwater treadmill and land treadmill, and stem cell therapy.  Jessica has three cats, "Cricket", "Cookie" and "Polly", as well as two dogs, "Phoebe" and "Fred".  In her free time she enjoys seeing movies, reading books, knitting, cookouts in the summer and pet sitting for friends and family.
COURTNEY, Veterinary Technician Courtney has been employed by Avondale since the summer of 2013. She loves working with all kinds of animals. At Avondale she assists the veterinarians in all aspects of animal care, including surgery and special procedures.  She has a Domestic short hair cat named "Winnie". In her free time she enjoys doing all things involved with the Iowa State Cyclones, watching football and keeping her cat "Winnie" entertained.
WRIGLEE, Veterinary Technician Wriglee has been with Avondale since the fall of 2013 and is one of the veterinary assistants. Her duties include assisting the veterinarian in surgery as well as all other phases of animal care.  Her love for animals shows through! She has a Boxer/Lab mix named "Sampson" and a Domestic Shorthair cat named "Phillip". In her free time she loves to sing and dance.  She knew from the time she was a little girl that she wanted to work with animals and someday hopes to own her own shelter.
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ANGIE, Veterinary Technician Angie has been employed by Avondale since the winter of 2015.  She loves the opportunity to care for all the pets we see at Avondale, assist the doctors in surgery and help clients during their pet's appointments.  She has 2 dogs of her own, a large mixed breed and a chih/doxi mix.  During her free time she plays on the Team United Roller Derby, loves spending time with her family and doing anything outside.
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LISA, Veterinary Technician   Lisa is one of the busy veterinary technicians at Avondale.  Her love for animals shows as she assists the veterinarians as they care for the dogs and cats that are seen here.  She has been employed at Avondale since the summer of 2015.  She has a Doberman named "Roxy" and two cats, "Figarot" and "Kitty".  In her free time she attends Des Moines Area Community College and is a hair stylist at Great Clips.
KATIE, Veterinary Assistant   Katie is one of Avondale's Veterinary Assistants and her duties include assisting the veterinarians and co- workers in the care of dogs, cats and exotics seen at Avondale Veterinary Healthcare Complex, PC.  She loves spending time with clients when they bring their pets in to be seen and also assisting the veterinarians with that care whether in the exam room or in surgery.  She loves working with animals and has had many pets of her own growing up including cats, dogs, horses and rabbits.  Katie considers animals a "necessity" in her life and appreciates and loves their companionship.  She has a Black Lab, "Bruce" and a cat, "Frankie", but states she would rescue them all if she could!  Her hobbies include playing the piano and guitar, singing, doing crafts and spending time with her grandma and friends.  
ASHLEY, Veterinary Assistant Ashley has been with Avondale since the fall of 2016.  Her duties and responsibilities are to assist the veterinarians and veterinary technicians in all phases of animal care.  She is attending Des Moines Area Community College to receive her certification as a veterinary technician.  Ashley has 2 cats, "Moo" and "Kit Kat", a Leopard Gecho, "Izzy" and a Black Lab, "Tazz". In her free time she loves to read, play with her pets and hang out with friends and family.
PAIGE, Veterinary Assistant Paige is a Certified Veterinary Technician that has been with Avondale since the fall of 2016.  She loves helping the veterinarians in the care of animals seen at Avondale, whether due to an illness or in surgery.  She has a cat named "Zoey" and in her free time enjoys reading, working out and swimming.
MADELINE, Veterinary Assistant Madeline loves having the opportunity to help animals by helping the veterinarians deliver care.  She has a special interest in rehabilitation therapy and enjoys using the underwater treadmill, land treadmill and pain control laser to assist animals in their recovery.  She has been with Avondale since the fall of 2016.  In her free time, Madeline enjoys traveling. 

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REGAN, Veterinary Assistant Regan has been with Avondale Veterinary Healthcare Complex since the summer of 2017.  Her responsibilities include assisting the veterinarians in the care of the pets we see at Avondale as well as assisting in surgeries.  She has two dogs of her own:  "Toby", who is a Yorkie and "LuLu", who is a Cocker Spaniel.  In her free time she enjoys sports, reading and traveling. 
TRISHA, Veterinary Assistant Her love for dogs and cats made her career as a veterinary assistant an easy choice.  She has been with Avondale since the summer of 2017.  Her duties include assisting the veterinarians in the care of all the pets seen at the Avondale Veterinary Healthcare Complex.  She has 2 cats, "Molly" and "Sammy" and 2 fish, "Prince Gill" and "Captain Bubbles".  In her free time she enjoys going to movies, sewing, reading, attending plays and musicals and visiting family. 
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CINNAMON, Certified Veterinary Technician; Veterinary Staff Supervisor Cinnamon, RVT - Cinnamon is a certified veterinary technician that supervises the technician staff at Avondale. She has been employed by Avondale since 2004 and enjoys providing care to the animals at Avondale. Cinnamon has 2 cats, "Friday" and "Calvin" and an Afghan, "Luna". In her free time she loves spending time with her daughter, reading and enjoying watersports.
ANGELLA, Veterinary Technician; Certified Laser Therapist; CCRA   Angella has been employed at Avondale Veterinary Healthcare Complex since August of 1993. She is certified by the Canine Rehabilitation Institute as a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Assistant. She is also a certified by American Institute of Medical Laser Applications as a Certified Companion Laser therapist.  When not working, her favorite activity is spending time with her husband Tim, and their two boys, Jack & Benjamin. She also enjoys gardening, golfing and sky diving.
NANCY, Veterinary Assistant Nancy is a veterinary assistant for Avondale.  She assists the veterinary technicians and doctors with animal care and treatment and does all the laundry for the complex!  She has been employed with Avondale since 1983.  In her free time she loves spending time with her grandchildren and shopping.
JESSICA, Veterinary Technician Jessica has been with Avondale Animal Hospital since the summer of 2011.  Her duties include assisting the veterinarians in the care of the animals being seen at Avondale Animal Hospital or Avondale Cat Hospital.  Jessica assists in animal wellness treatments, surgery, laser pain therapy, rehabilitation therapy including the underwater treadmill and land treadmill, and stem cell therapy.  Jessica has three cats, "Cricket", "Cookie" and "Polly", as well as two dogs, "Phoebe" and "Fred".  In her free time she enjoys seeing movies, reading books, knitting, cookouts in the summer and pet sitting for friends and family.
COURTNEY, Veterinary Technician Courtney has been employed by Avondale since the summer of 2013. She loves working with all kinds of animals. At Avondale she assists the veterinarians in all aspects of animal care, including surgery and special procedures.  She has a Domestic short hair cat named "Winnie". In her free time she enjoys doing all things involved with the Iowa State Cyclones, watching football and keeping her cat "Winnie" entertained.
WRIGLEE, Veterinary Technician Wriglee has been with Avondale since the fall of 2013 and is one of the veterinary assistants. Her duties include assisting the veterinarian in surgery as well as all other phases of animal care.  Her love for animals shows through! She has a Boxer/Lab mix named "Sampson" and a Domestic Shorthair cat named "Phillip". In her free time she loves to sing and dance.  She knew from the time she was a little girl that she wanted to work with animals and someday hopes to own her own shelter.
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ANGIE, Veterinary Technician Angie has been employed by Avondale since the winter of 2015.  She loves the opportunity to care for all the pets we see at Avondale, assist the doctors in surgery and help clients during their pet's appointments.  She has 2 dogs of her own, a large mixed breed and a chih/doxi mix.  During her free time she plays on the Team United Roller Derby, loves spending time with her family and doing anything outside.
LISA, Veterinary Technician   Lisa is one of the busy veterinary technicians at Avondale.  Her love for animals shows as she assists the veterinarians as they care for the dogs and cats that are seen here.  She has been employed at Avondale since the summer of 2015.  She has a Doberman named "Roxy" and two cats, "Figarot" and "Kitty".  In her free time she attends Des Moines Area Community College and is a hair stylist at Great Clips.
KATIE, Veterinary Assistant   Katie is one of Avondale's Veterinary Assistants and her duties include assisting the veterinarians and co-workers in the care of dogs, cats and exotics seen at Avondale Veterinary Healthcare Complex, PC.  She loves spending time with clients when they bring their pets in to be seen and also assisting the veterinarians with that care whether in the exam room or in surgery.  She loves working with animals and has had many pets of her own growing up including cats, dogs, horses and rabbits.  Katie considers animals a "necessity" in her life and appreciates and loves their companionship.  She has a Black Lab, "Bruce" and a cat, "Frankie", but states she would rescue them all if she could!  Her hobbies include playing the piano and guitar, singing, doing crafts and spending time with her grandma and friends.  
ASHLEY, Veterinary Assistant Ashley has been with Avondale since the fall of 2016.  Her duties and responsibilities are to assist the veterinarians and veterinary technicians in all phases of animal care.  She is attending Des Moines Area Community College to receive her certification as a veterinary technician.  Ashley has 2 cats, "Moo" and "Kit Kat", a Leopard Gecho, "Izzy" and a Black Lab, "Tazz". In her free time she loves to read, play with her pets and hang out with friends and family.
PAIGE, Veterinary Assistant Paige is a Certified Veterinary Technician that has been with Avondale since the fall of 2016.  She loves helping the veterinarians in the care of animals seen at Avondale, whether due to an illness or in surgery.  She has a cat named "Zoey" and in her free time enjoys reading, working out and swimming.
MADELINE, Veterinary Assistant Madeline loves having the opportunity to help animals by helping the veterinarians deliver care.  She has a special interest in rehabilitation therapy and enjoys using the underwater treadmill, land treadmill and pain control laser to assist animals in their recovery.  She has been with Avondale since the fall of 2016.  In her free time, Madeline enjoys traveling. 
REGAN, Veterinary Assistant Regan has been with Avondale Veterinary Healthcare Complex since the summer of 2017.  Her responsibilities include assisting the veterinarians in the care of the pets we see at Avondale as well as assisting in surgeries.  She has two dogs of her own:  "Toby", who is a Yorkie and "LuLu", who is a Cocker Spaniel.  In her free time she enjoys sports, reading and traveling. 
TRISHA, Veterinary Assistant Her love for dogs and cats made her career as a veterinary assistant an easy choice.  She has been with Avondale since the summer of 2017.  Her duties include assisting the veterinarians in the care of all the pets seen at the Avondale Veterinary Healthcare Complex.  She has 2 cats, "Molly" and "Sammy" and 2 fish, "Prince Gill" and "Captain Bubbles".  In her free time she enjoys going to movies, sewing, reading, attending plays and musicals and visiting family.