Stefanie, Lead Client Care Coordinator & PlayCare Coordinator

Stefanie joined Carver Lake in 2014 while finishing her degree in Biomedical Engineering and Chemistry. Growing up with seven dogs, she has always had a strong passion and love for animals. Working at Carver Lake allows Stefanie to do everything she enjoys — helping people and animals.

When not at the clinic, Stefanie enjoys spending time her with boyfriend, Max and their silly dog, Crixus. She also enjoys hiking and camping, photography, and spending time with friends and family.


Mekalea recently joined our clinic in November 2019. She graduated at Hawkeye Community College in May 2016, earning her associate’s degree. Shortly after, her fiance and herself moved to Minneasota from Iowa. She hopes to attend school so she can become a CVT in the future. Since starting working with the team, she has enjoyed building a relationship with the clients and learning all the unique quirks of each pet that come through our doors.

When not at the clinic, Mekalea spends her time with her Domestic Longhair, Kollin, and Labrador/Collie mix, Surly. They typically spend the days cuddled up with Mekalea as she reads a book or plays video games