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



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.

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.

Casey C.


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.


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


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


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.

Jill M.


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!


Veterinary Technician

I have loved animals since I was a small child. I always knew growing up that I would end up working with animals in some way. Working for an animal hospital is the most rewarding thing that I could ever do. I enjoy being there for the patient whether it be a routine check up, a fiesty nail trim or a "I'm not feeling so well" appointment. I also love being able to work with the people that love these pets. Our patients are not just "someones pet" they are family and that makes this job awesome. When I'm not at work I enjoy spending time with my husband Josh and our 3 kids and 4 fur children. Ryder, 2 year old  Coonhound mix, Mufasa, 11 year old Orange Tabby, Murphy 2.5 year old Mainecoon mix and Marvin, 1 year old crazy long hair brown tabby. 


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


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.