NIKKI

CVT

Nikki graduated from Argosy University in 2011 with an Associates of Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology.   She joined the Akin Hills veterinary technician team in 2014.  She and her husband have a Gordon Setter named Mikko.  In her free time, she enjoys playing video games, reading, and boating.


JEN

CVT

Jen graduated from Argosy University in 2014 with an Associates of Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology. She originally joined the Akin Hills team in 2013 as a receptionist/vet assistant and was able to gain experience and knowledge before she became a Certified Veterinary Technician. The thing she enjoys most about her job is being able to help improve the lives of animals. She lives in Apple Valley with her 2 Beagle mixes and 3 cats.


EMILY H.

CVT

Emily joined Akin Hills in August 2017 as a receptionist/veterinary assistant. She attended Argosy University and graduated with an Associates of Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology in December 2018.  She has always had a passion for working with animals and working here is a dream come true. She has 2 cats named Weezer and Frankie and a dog named Lucy.


EMILY V.

CVT

Emily joined Akin Hills Pet Hospital in April 2019. She graduated from Argosy University and became a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2013. She completed her internship in a veterinary hospital specializing in small animal reproduction. Prior to joining the Akin Hills family, Emily worked at a Specialty and Emergency clinic where she worked in the Surgery department as well as Internal Medicine. Emily has a passion for surgery and anesthesia as well as radiology. Emily and her husband recently moved to Farmington with their 3 children, 2 boxers, and 3 cats.


VANESSA

CVT

Vanessa began working at Akin Hills Pet Hospital as a Customer Service Representative in 2013. She found her passion in veterinary medicine and pursued a degree in Veterinary Technology at MSB/Globe University, graduating and earning her Certified Veterinary Technician License in 2015. Upon graduation, she worked in several local veterinary clinics and at the South Metro Animal Emergency Clinic. During her free time she enjoys being with her husband and family, and getting snuggles from her pug, Tobias and cat, Goose. We are excited to have her back as part of our veterinary technician team!