Julie graduated from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls in 2003, with a BS in Speech Communication. She started at Carver Lake Veterinary Center in 2000 and enjoys being part of such a compassionate and professional team.
When not at the clinic Julie keeps busy playing and coaching a variety of sports, walking & biking with her family, and simply hanging out with her husband, their daughters, Danika, Kenzie, and Aubree, their dog Linc, and of course their three crazy senior kitties, Ripley, Frankie, and Lita.
Crystal joined our team as a Client Care Coordinator and Veterinary Assistant in 2016. Prior to joining our team, Crystal had always worked with children, while volunteering at the Humane Society in her free time. It was this volunteer work that helped her decide to follow her love of animals and make a career change.
When she isn't working, Crystal loves spending time outdoors camping and canoeing, as well as snuggling up with her sweet cat, Chester.
Karissa joined Carver Lake's team in 2016. Growing up on a farm, Karissa's love of animals began at an early age. As she grew, she realized she enjoyed helping people just as much as she did pets, so this job seemed like the perfect fit for her!
During her free time, Karissa spends time with her Bernese Mountain Dog named Clyde. She also has a passion and talent for photography, and hopes to someday own her own photography business!
*photo credit to Cheeky Monkey Studio
Over the years, Ivy has met lots of wonderful pet owners and their amazing pets.Her love for animals is evident in both her meticulous work and the care she gives to pets as she grooms them. Outside of grooming, Ivy has two passions in life. One is her own pets; Lilly the Beagle, Copper the Bloodhound, and her two cats, Pumpkin and Dahlia. The second is Vikings Football, which is slightly surprising because she moved to Minnesota after spending the first 29 years of her life in New Orleans.
Michelle join our team in 2016 shortly after moving all the way from Washington! Her love for animals started at a very young age, and she has always had many to snuggle with! Growing up, she was blessed to have neighbors with horses, and started riding (with her mother, of course) when she was less than 2 years old!
Michelle started working at a veterinary clinic in Washington and soon realized that the saying all her relatives always told her was actually true; "Choose a career you love, and you'll never work a day in your life." She was thrilled to find a new veterinary clinic to call home after moving here!In her spare time, she enjoys being with her two cats, Teslo and Felicia, and her two dogs, Goose, a German Shepard and Coug, a mastiff/lab/husky mix. She also loves adventuring in the outdoors, and rides both horses or motorcycles!