Courtney Kuhagen, Office Manager
Courtney is our office manager here at Advanced Pet Care Clinic. She is a Cedar Falls native, growing up the oldest of five girls and one brother. She enjoys fishing, camping, hiking and anything outdoors is where she likes to be. Courtney and her husband, Kris, live with their Husky Collie mix, Mia, and their two cats, Merlin and Lenox.
Kelcey Srp, Receptionist
Kelcey graduated from North Iowa Area Community College in May 2016 with her Associate’s Degree. She recently moved to Cedar Falls from her family farm in Southern Minnesota. In her free time she enjoys reading and hanging out with friends. She absolutely loves animals; she has a Golden Retriever named Mercy and 2 guinea pigs, Lucy and Bandit.
Cheyan Stover, CVT
Cheyan Stover grew up just north of Rochester, MN outside of the small town Mazeppa. She knew she wanted to work in the veterinary field since the 3rd grade. Cheyan had a variety of pets growing up and started working with animals at a boarding facility during high school. She attended Rochester Community and Technical College, graduating in 2005 and has been working as a Veterinary Technician ever since becoming certified in 2006. She relocated to Iowa and lives in Waterloo with her husband, Scott. She has 3 dogs, (Sassie, Nika and Kilo), a ferret, 3 guinea pigs and 2 parakeets.
Jamie Hosek, Veterinary Technician
Jamie grew up in Southern Minnesota and Western Illinois. After high school she attended Black Hawk College East in Kewanee, Illinois, double majoring in Equine Science and Horse Science Technology. She started working as a Veterinary Technician in small and large animal clinics right after college graduation for several years before deciding to get certified as a Technician at Penn Foster Online College. She moved to Clutier, Iowa after meeting her husband. Along with raising 5 growing boys, her and her husband also raise beef cattle, finisher pigs, rabbits, American Quarter Horses. Their family includes a leopard gecko named Sparrow, 2 dogs named Pixie and Hunter and several cats. When Jamie isn’t cheering her kids on in their various sports, she enjoys reading, crafting, riding her horses, gardening and being outside.
Staci Strader, Veterinary Assistant
Staci is an Evansdale native, she is currently attending Hawkeye Community College for Vet Assisting. She enjoys reading, walking dogs, and volunteering in the community. Every 2 years she donates her hair to Children with Hair Loss; a non-profit program. She has one small dog named Izzy, who she adores.
Jennifer Wessels, Veterinary Assistant
Jennifer grew up on a hog farm outside of Dyersville, Iowa where she learned about hard work and taking care of animals. This led her to study Animal Science at Hawkeye Community College and she will be transferring to Iowa State University in the fall of 2019. Jennifer will further her education in Animal Science/Pre-Vet. She has always had a love for horses. Jennifer has 2 horses named Yogi and Kohdi, along with 2 cats and dogs.
Samantha Wireman, Certified Groomer
Samantha graduated with a Veterinary Assisting Degree from Hawkeye Community College in 2006 while working at a local vet clinic. She worked there for three years assisting the veterinarians and as the supervisor of the kennel staff. She then went on to work at Pet Smart in January of 2008. She attended grooming academy in Milwaukee Wisconsin returning to start her new career. She’s been grooming since then, and truly enjoys working with animals. Samantha has lived in the Elk Run / Evansdale area all of her life. She and her husband, David, own a Yorkie Bichon named Ellie, a Lab Husky mix named Tippy, a white cat named Sugar and a black cat named Mavis. [email protected]
Carrie Wirtz, Certified Groomer
Carrie grew up in Jesup, Iowa. At 19 she moved to Florida and began her work with animals in a pet store finding a passion for all types of animals. Two years later, she moved to Maine and once again worked in a pet store as well as a veterinary clinic. During this time she acquired 4 snakes, several birds, cats, and dogs. She moved back to Iowa in 2005 and in 2006 her son was born. Carrie decided to move back to her hometown and go to Grooming Academy in Chicago. She gained her experience at Pet Smart as a groomer and manager. Carrie has 1 black lab named Tank, two pomeranians named Hawkeye and Roxxie, 3 cockatoo’s named Kiwi, Mango, and Rio and also 2 cats named Maybel and Whiskers.
Lauren, Certified Groomer
Lauren is one of our many experienced groomers, to ensure your pet has an excellent spa day with us. She is a Waterloo native, who enjoys spending time outside or going to movies with her husband. She has 3 Chihuahua’s that she loves dearly, Cosmo, Chewbacca and Aurora and a cat named Desi. She also has a passion for fishes, she currently has a large Betta collection and 2 Axolotls. [email protected]
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Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation (VOM)
Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation (or VOM) is a healing technology developed in the early 80’s by veterinary surgeon Dr. William L. Inman.
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Many people have questions about various aspects of their pet’s surgery, and we hope this information will help. It also explains the decisions you will need to make before your pet’s upcoming surgery.
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Our groomers and pet stylists, Samantha and Carrie, provide full service grooming with spa packages that you can upgrade for your pet.
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