Staff
  • 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.

  • Kelli
    Veterinary Assistant

    Kelli joined the team in 2018 as a veterinary assistant.  Previously she worked as a waitress and in insurance before finding her calling in the veterinary field in 1996.  Her love of animals started at a young age growing up in California with a multitude of pets, including a mouse.  Her whole family loves animals, her grandparents cared for many stray animals and her dad worked with rodeos exposing Kelli to horses before she could walk. Kelli enjoys her veterinary career because she still learns something new every day and enjoys helping clients learn how to better care for their pets so they can live long lives together. Kelli has been married for almost 30 to her husband, Dave, and they have 2 children and 3 grandchildren.  They also have 2 furry children, Norewegian Forest Cats, Trinity and Isabella.  When not working Kelli enjoys traveling with her husband, woodworking, crafts and DIY projects; as well as gardening, listening to music and spending time with friends and family.

  • Maggie
    Client Care

    Maggie started at Grand Avenue Veterinary in August of 2019 as a receptionist.  Stay tuned for more information about our newest staff member!

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