• Jen
    Practice Manager and Technician

    Jen joined the team in 2008 as the Practice Manager, but is also a veterinary technician. She graduated from ISU with a BS in Animal Science.  She wears many hats around the clinic so you may see her filling in just about every roll but the doctor so make sure the clinic is running smoothly, and our clients and patients are getting the best care.  Her life is currently run by four dogs; Reign, Spring, Caddy and Pippi, 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 and Patient 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 two dogs; Gilly and Rowen, both Cavalier King Charles Spaniels; and four cats; Puck and Tazer, rescued cats; 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.

  • Lynn .
    Client Care

    Lynn started at Grand Avenue Veterinary in May of 2020 as a receptionist.  Stay tuned for more information coming soon!

  • Taylor
    Veterinary Technician

    Taylor became a veterinary technician at Grand Ave Vet in 2020 but worked at another clinic in Illinois for several years.  Stayed tuned for more information about Taylor soon!

Office Hours


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7:30 AM-6:00 PM


7:30 AM-6:00 PM


7:30 AM-6:00 PM


8:00 AM-12:00 PM