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Staff
  • Jen
    Practice Manager

    Jen joined the team in 2008 as the Practice Manager. She graduated from ISU with a BS in Animal Science. Her life is currently run by three dogs; Reign, Spring and Caddy, all Cavalier King Charles Spaniels; and 2 crazy cats rescued from the ARL; Fernando and Alejandro. She is also a foster parent for Iowa Golden Retriever Rescue and Cavalier Rescue. In her free time you can find her in her gardens, volunteering as a Master Gardener, spending time outdoors with the dogs or crafting.

  • Kathy
    Client Care

    Kathy joined the team in the fall of 2009 as an all-around employee covering reception, kennels and assisting. She was born in Lincoln, Nebraska and of course is an avid Huskers fan, even though she graduated from Iowa State University in 1990 with a BS in Child, Parent, and Community Youth Services. Kathy has loved animals from early childhood and her first word was even 'dog'. After graduating Kathy worked for 8 years counseling chemically dependent adolescents and then found herself working in a cubicle for a big corporation for another 10 years. Finally, she received an opportunity to join the GAVH team, where she had been bringing her pets all her life, helping our clients and their best friends live a long life together. Kathy has one dog; Gilly, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel; and three cats; Puck, a black rescued cat; Dario Frankitty, a Bengal that is also affectionately known as Baby Girl; and Smash, a black and white rescued kitten from the clinic that earns her name in every way. In the past Kathy has also has had many other breeds of dogs including a Bull Mastiff, Spitz, Pomeranian, Keeshound, Miniature Schnauzers, Husky mix and two other Chins. In her free time Kathy enjoys hockey, football and Indy car racing.

  • Jenifer
    Client Care

    Jenifer started at Grand Avenue Veterinary in 2018 taking care of our clients when they bring in their pets.  She is originally from Washington and moved to Iowa in 2009.  She spent the first part of her life as a hairstylist for 25 years before changing carriers to veterinary medicine.  She has loved animals for as long as she can remember and she enjoys working with people so veterinary medicine was a dream job.  She likes that she learns something new every day and can share her knowledge with our clients so they can give their pets the best care possible.  She has been married to her husband, Joel, for over 20 years and they live with 2 dogs; Maxx, an Australian Shepherd mix; Pupper, an Australian Shepherd; and Cricket, a long-haired cat that were all rescues.  When she is not working she enjoys cooking, sewing, home decorating, refinishing furniture and other DIY projects.

  • Gracie
    Veterinary Technician

    Gracie became part of the team in 2018 as a veterinary technician.  She is originally from California where she started in veterinary medicine in 2010 with emergency medicine.  Gracie has always enjoyed being around animals and working with others that have a passion for helping people and animals, she also appreciates that everyday brings something new.  Her passion is giving a voice to our patients that can't speak for themselves and educating pet owners on taking the best care of their pets they can.  She shares her life with her son, Conner; 2 dogs and 3 cats.  She enjoys running, hiking and anything that has to do with being outdoors.

Office Hours

Monday:

7:30 AM-6:00 PM

Tuesday:

7:30 AM-6:00 PM

Wednesday:

7:30 AM-6:00 PM

Thursday:

7:30 AM-6:00 PM

Friday:

7:30 AM-6:00 PM

Saturday:

8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Sunday:

Closed