Jessica, Lead Certified Veterinary Technician

Jessica received her AAS in Veterinary Technology from Argosy University in 2002. Shortly after graduation she started at Carver Lake.

Jessica has always had a passion for rehabilitating animals and enjoys educating the public on proper pet care. Another favorite part of her job is helping owners of senior pets navigate the day to day challenges they face.

When Jessica isn’t at the clinic she spends her time “Up North” hanging out in the great outdoors with her family, and spoiling her two sweet kittens; Nibbler and Go.T.

Niki, Certified Veterinary Technician

Niki joined our team in 2016, but has been a Veterinary Technician for many years.  She loves every aspect of veterinary medicine, but has a special interest in canine behavior.

One of her favorite parts of the her job is helping clients through challenging behavioral issues.  She finds it very rewarding to know that she has helped strengthen the bond between an owner and their pet.

Niki’s love of pets and canine behavior is certainly evident in her life outside of Carver Lake Veterinary Center as well!  She is extremely active with her seven (yes seven!) Australian Shepherds, participating in obedience, agility, and herding classes & competitions.  She even teaches many of these classes!  We should mention that Niki also has a cat that rules all the dogs.

Ashley, Certified Veterinary Technician

Ashley joined our team in 2016 after receiving her Bachelors in sociology from Bethel University in 2007 and her Associates in Veterinary Technology from Argosy 2010.

In addition to working with companion animals, Ashley has also worked with zoo animals at a tiger sanctuary and also a zoo in Tyler Texas.  Through these jobs, she learned to love using positive based training.  In fact, she used clicker training with many of the tigers and African serval cats!

Ashley has a papillon named Jasper and a working police german shepherd named Kilo, who serves with Ashley’s husband on the police force!  Kilo is the second police dog Ashley and her husband have raised and trained together!  They also have a son named Connor, who keeps them very busy!

In her spare time, Ashley likes to spend time with family, read, go to amusement parks, hike, shop, travel, and watch cooking shows.

Paula, Certified Veterinary Technician

Paula joined our team in 2017 shortly after completing her degree in veterinary technology.  Having spent some of her training working in labs, Paula was thrilled to get a chance to work directly with pet owners and states that one of her favorite things about her career choice is helping pets by helping their owners through client education.

When not at the clinic, Paula enjoys spending time with her own crew of creatures; Kira the Lab, Buttons the Papillion, Ferdinand the cat, and Gearge Clooney the rat.

Megan, Veterinary Technician

Megan moved to Minnesota with her German Shorthair Pointer, Otis from North Dakota. Megan has 4 years of experience in Vet Medicine and enjoys working with large and small animals. She is currently going to school online through Penn Foster College to get her Associate’s Degree as a Veterinary Technician. She enjoys playing all kinds of sports, being outdoors, and hanging out with her friends and family.

Alicia,  Veterinary Technician

Joined our team in 2020 after making the move from Illinois. She is working as a veterinary technician and is currently going to school to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. She lives with her boyfriend, Jacob, and their two cats Sushi and Miso. In her spare time, Alicia enjoys being outside, hanging out with her friends, and going to sporting events.