3434 Midway Dr. NW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 52405
Open Mon-Fri: 8AM to 7PM, Sat: 8AM to 2PM
Sun: Closed
Call Us: 319-396-7800

Staff

Casey C.

Casey

Client Service Representative

I could not be happier that I have the opportunity to work with animals every day. Growing up I have learned that animals are more compassionate and more loving than most people and being able to help and care for them is truly a gift. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, taking care of my pets at home, and trying new food.

Crissie F.

Crissie

Registered Veterinary Technician

There hasn’t been a time in my life that I haven’t been around or had some animal as a pet. There has been a wide range of dogs, cats, guinea pigs, hamsters, cattle, chickens, horses, sheep, goats, and fish in my life. Since I was little, I always felt this pull to be around animals, even if they were well over 1,000 lbs or had the sharpest claws I’ve ever felt. Most times I would just sit outside and watch them interact with each other. I loved being near them and seeing their behavior change depending on who or what came near. I believe this desire of wanting to know why an animal acts a certain way while I was young led me to be who I am today.
It’s amazing to think about how my inquisitive background as a child, and my animal loving family set me up to be in a career where I can continue to learn, study and now help animals in a way that I never would have thought before. Being surrounded by animals every day and helping them in any way I can is where I am meant to be.

Darcy

Veterinary Technician

 

My love for animals started as a young child. I grew up in the Southeast Iowa countryside and have  always been around animals of all shapes and sizes.  I was very active in 4-H and FFA where my love for animals grew even greater. After high school I furthered my education at Kirkwood Community College in the Veterinary Assistant Program and currently the Pet Grooming Program, with the intent to go in the Veterinary Technician Program in the future. I'm involved with my community as a Student Ambassador at Kirkwood. I mentor for my local 4-H club and I'm a member of the Iowa County Fair-board. In the free time that I have left over I like to spend it going kayaking, bowling, or just hanging out with friends.

Jennifer B

Jennifer

Registered Veterinary Technician

I live in Mount Vernon with my husband Dean, and our 2 children, Ella and Jace. We have 3 cats ( Harley, Davidson, and Squirttle), and 1 dog; Jersey. We also have 2 horses; Diablo and Kody. I’ve always loved animals and they have been a big part of my life. I can’t imagine having any other career.

Jessica

Practice Manager / Registered Veterinary Technician

My role at Edgewood Animal Hospital is the Practice Manager, I also have credentials as a Certified Veterinary Technician. I have always known I have wanted to work in the animal industry. I was the child constantly asking my parents for a pet or two to add on as an addition to our family. I went through a lot of fish and hermit crabs growing up. The thing I love about my job is knowing that every day I go to work our team helps make a difference in not only a pet’s life, but their Owner’s as well. The joy that animals bring people is remarkable and I am honored I get to be a part of that every day. I share my home with my 3 feline friends; Opie (who some of you may remember living at EAH), Addy Jo and last but not least El Gato. The newest addition to our family is Sunshine, a spunky and active Dobie/Coonhound mix. She has definitely filled the house with a whole new level of spunk and energy and I love her for it. Other activities I spend time enjoying are Crossfit, biking, traveling, camping, yoga, and spending time with family and friends.

Jill M.

Jill

Registered Veterinary Technician

I’ve been a veterinary technician for ten years now. When I was little, I always dreamed of becoming a veterinarian and helping animals. While in high school, I found out about the technician program at Kirkwood. I thought that would be a great opportunity to try out my career path and make sure it suited me. After finishing the program, I realized being a technician was way more rewarding for me and I gained more hands on care with the pets. I decided to stay a technician and not pursue a veterinary degree and that brings us to today!

Katey

Social Media Coordinator / Client Service Representative

From a very young age I was the child corralling my extended family’s 4 legged members and not putting them down until my parents drug me home. I went through several bunnies, gerbils, guinea pigs, fish, and hermit crabs. When I was 11 I got to retire my Pound Puppies for a tenacious miniature schnauzer named Bailey. I had always been very interested in veterinary medicine and the people that cared for my best friends throught the years. When I began my career at EAH, my childhood dreams became a reality. I found a new love for coming to work every day to care for animals and the humans that love them. I could be having the worst day but all it takes is a lick on the hand from a dog, a sweet purr from a big ol’ kitty or a new puppy or kitten to snuggle to make it worth every second!

Kim N

Kim

Client Service Representative Team Supervisor

I grew up on a cattle ranch in northwestern Iowa which is where my love for animals began. I am extremely family-oriented and passionate about the people I love which includes my 3 children and 9 pets. I take any chance I can get to travel to new places which usually includes stops along the way to visit my far away family in New Mexico. I have a strong mothering instinct and this carries over to my 4 legged children also. When I’m not involved in school activities with my 3 children I like to spend time antiquing, trying new recipes, and watching movies.

Kristy L

Kristy

Technician Supervisor / Registered Veterinary Technician

I have been with Edgewood since 2008. Over the years I have decided that each day is an opportunity to do great things. I also believe you should try to make today better than the day before. I try to make each day great for the patients, clients and coworkers as well. The amazing doctors and support staff make it easy to learn and are always willing to teach and help one another. I couldn’t imagine spending my work day anywhere else.

When I’m not at work I am taking photographs for fun and enjoying the company of my husband, a rescued Australian Shepherd named Harley and 3 felines, Fozzy, Nike and Puck. Since 2010 I have opened my home up to dogs in need of homes by providing foster care with Protege Canine Rescue.

Krystal R

Krystal

Veterinary Technician

When I was a kid I really wanted to be a veterinarian but as I got older it became clear that I was not destined to make such a time commitment to my schooling. I went on to get a degree in graphic design and had several retail jobs but nothing made my heart sing. An opportunity arose in 2014 that allowed me to make a change in my life and go back to school to get a degree in something I felt passionate about. I looked into Kirkwood’s animal health programs and decided that being a vet assistant was what I wanted to do. A year’s worth of school and an internship with Edgewood Animal Hospital later and here I am! The folks at EAH were gracious enough to offer me a position after I completed my internship and they helped make my dream a reality. Now I get to interact with animals all day, every day. I can’t imagine doing anything else!