3434 Midway Dr. NW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 52405
Open Mon-Fri: 8AM to 7PM, Sat: 8AM to 2PM
Sun: Closed
Call Us: (319) 536-1934

Staff

Andrea C.

Andrea C.

Veterinary Technician

I have always loved animals since I was first introduced to my German Shepherd, Doc many many many years ago. Going out to my friend’s family cattle farm & bottle feeding cattle was another reason why I wanted to work in the veterinary field, oh & my love for big cats. I like to think that I’m making a difference in pets’ lives by educating the whole circle of care that’s involved. I don’t see myself doing anything else besides being a vet tech, just like I don’t think I could live without a pet. I currently have 2 pets, a Schnauzer mix named Jane & a short haired cat named Rosie. I make the point to treat client’s pets like my own.

Breanne F.

Veterinary Technician

I’ve worked at a number of clinics over the years and none have compared to the FAMILY of EAH. Obviously, our patients can’t verbalize to us what is wrong. As a veterinary technician, the challenge of assisting my doctors in healing our patients without words is something that invigorates me daily. I’m driven to treat every patient as if they were my own fur baby.

Those wet noses, tail wags and bear hugs prove to me that what we do is heal, bringing those four-legged kiddos back to themselves. Or, the disgusted looks we get for giving vaccinations tell me “ugh, I got woke up from my nap for this?”

Every day is different and offers a new learning experience in the life of a veterinary technician. It’s what we do. I look forward to being a part of your pet’s care at EAH.

Crissie F.

Crissie F.

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.

Ericka C

Ericka C.

Veterinary Technician

I started in the veterinary field somewhere around 1999 when I had a large tote labeled “Ericka’s Vet Clinic” that was filled with TY Beanie Babies. I have always had a soft spot in my heart for animals. My friends and family always joke about how the sick, injured, or stray animals always make their way to my doorstep and I can never turn them away. I have 3 cats that I love dearly. Ironman and Batman are my oldest. I picked them up from a farm in 2008 when they were only 8 weeks old. My youngest cat is Mowgli. He came into the clinic in June of 2015 and was only 2 weeks old. He was in need of some TLC. I told myself (and my husband) that I was only going to foster him and then adopt him out… I learned that fostering is not a good idea for me. Mowgli is now a part of our family forever! I graduated from the Veterinary Technician program in May of 2015. I married my high school sweetheart in October of 2015. I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, and cats of course. I also love reading, watching movies, doing outdoor activities, exercising, and going on vacations. I am so happy I chose to work in the veterinary field. I love that I have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of many animals and their owners!

Jennifer B

Jennifer B.

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 J.

Registered Veterinary Technician

I am the Inventory Coordinator and a Certified Veterinary Technician here at Edgewood Animal Hospital. I have always known I wanted to work in the animal industry. I was constantly harassing my parents for a pet or to add on 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 pets life, but their Owner’s as well. The joy that animals bring people is remarkable. When I am not working I enjoy spending time at home with my 3 feline friends; Opie (who some of you may remember living at EAH), Addy and last but not least El Gato. Other activities I enjoy outside the animal world include traveling, camping, yoga, and spending time with family and friends.

Jill M.

Jill M.

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!

Kristy L

Kristy L.

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 R.

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!

Nicole

Nicole O.

Registered Veterinary Technician

I graduated from the Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in September 2006 in Denver, Colorado. I share my free time with my Labs, Skyler and Marley, a terrier mix named Rookie and cats, Pouncer and Bratty Buoy Razzmataz. I enjoy competing in flyball with my dogs, camping, swimming, and reading. I also foster dogs for Protégé Canine Rescue. I teach puppy class here at Edgewood and flyball classes with my flyball team. I deeply care for all animals and enjoy assisting new pet owners with their new family members.