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.

Kayla, Veterinary Technician

Kayla just recently joined our clinic in August of 2018. She graduated at Minnesota State, Mankato with a bachelor’s degree in Zoology and pre-veterinary sciences with the aspiration of one day making it into veterinary school. She finds our outstanding staff very admirable and enjoys learning all she can in order to achieve her goals.

Always having a passion for animals, Kayla now lives with her boyfriend of 9 years, R.J., and just recently adopted a new puppy named Rin. She also has a 4 year old kitty named Tink who she picked up off the streets at just a few months old. She enjoys spending time at the dog park with her puppy to play with her mother and sister’s dogs. But she also enjoys relaxing at home with her kitty. Her other hobbies include drawing, playing games with friends, and going to music and renaissance festivals.