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.
Her favorite part of the job is helping to create a place where clients feel like friends and pets are treated like family. She loves nothing more than when chatting with a client feels like catching up with an old friend and cherishes the many relationships she's built here.
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 their cat Lita.
Pa started at our clinic as a Kennel Attendant in 2017 and shortly thereafter moved into the role of Client Care Coordinator. She has attended Inver Hills Community College and hopes to go back and finish her degree in the future!
Her favorite part of the job is simply being around pets and their owners all day. As well as being surrounded by such a dedicated and talented team.
Outside of the clinic, Pa enjoys spending time with friends and family, learning how to cross-stitch, collecting music boxes, and snuggling with her pets while watching documentaries. She has a rat terrier named Jen, and seven pet rats; Hops (formerly one of our clinic rats), Leatherhead, Godzilla, Frodo, Sam, Merry, and Pippin.
Julie (or "J.J." as she's known around here) joined our team in 2017. She had always loved animals, so thought working in a clinic would be a fun part time job. She has since found Carver Lake to be an amazing and rewarding place to work with a great team and wonderful clients.
When not working, J.J. enjoys visiting her daugheter at college in North Dakota, spending time outdoors; walking, hiking, biking, & camping, or simply relaxing with her lab/hound mix, Charlie and cat, Sonny.
Alyssa joined our team in 2017. She has always loved animals and is currently attending Animal Behavioral College to get her Dog Training Certificate. Working at Carver Lake gives her hands on experience in many of the things she's learning through school!
Alyssa owns a Husky named Zoey, a bearded dragon named Steve, a tarantula, and two Beta fish. When she isn't working, studying, or playing with her own pets, Alyssa enjoys "binge watching" shows, playing video games, and fishing.
She loves working at Carver Lake Veterinary Center, stating it's "one of the best jobs she's ever had" and loves getting to know all the sweet pets and their owners.