Meet Our Support Staff
From Left to Right:
Back Row: Evan, Denisha, Caroline, Brittney, Taylor M.
Middle Row: Alexa, Rosanna, Sydney, Paige, Mary, Kelsey
Front Row: Tanille, Taylor E., Jordan
Not Pictured: Beth, Delaney, Laurie, Natalee
Beth has been part of the Blue Cross Family for over 18 years. Her experience working here has taught her so much; she values and admires everyone she’s been privileged to work with over the years. Beth’s favorite part about being at Blue Cross Animal Hospital is being able to see all of the adorable puppies and kitties that visit us. When Beth has time off, you can find her spending it with family, friends, and their pets (three cats and three German Shepherds). She also enjoys counted cross-stitch, wood burning, and helping her husband on projects around the house.
Brittney grew up in Apple Valley, MN where she knew from a very young age that she had a calling in veterinary medicine. She joined the Blue Cross team in 2014 as a Veterinary Assistant, and quickly learned that she had a passion for patient care and the laboratory and technical side of veterinary medicine. She graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science before continuing on to Argosy University to complete an Associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology, becoming fully certified as a Veterinary Technician in 2018. In her spare time, Brittney enjoys spending time with her two cats, Orson and Mabel, working on crafting projects, reading, and exploring the Twin Cities with her friends.
Delaney has been a member of the Blue Cross family for 12 years, working her way up from a Veterinary Assistant to a Certified Veterinary Technician. She studied at Argosy University where she earned her Associate’s degree in Science of Veterinary Technology. Delaney enjoys spending her time off with her two beautiful daughters and husband, pets (4 cats and 1 dog), and working at her health nutrition club.
Kelsey earned her Associates degree in Science of Veterinary Technology from the Minnesota School of Business and became fully certified as a Veterinary Technician in 2014. She practiced in the northwest suburbs before joining Blue Cross Animal Hospital in early 2015. Kelsey recognized her passion for animal care as soon as she began volunteering through a local rescue, serving as a “foster parent” for rescued pets. She enjoys the anesthetic and surgical side of veterinary medicine as well as performing diagnostic tests in the lab. In her spare time, Kelsey enjoys spending time with her daughter and pets (two cats and one dog), reading, watching movies, and continuing her work with local rescue groups.
Laurie has been with Blue Cross Animal Hospital for over two decades. She loves the deep compassion all of her co-workers at Blue Cross show to the animals they engage with. Laurie and her husband enjoy walking their goofy, lovable Labrador mix and training for half marathons.
Natalee grew up on a hobby farm, where her love for animals started. Natalee started working at Blue Cross Animal Hospital in September of 2003. She attended Argosy University for her Associate’s degree in Science of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 2005. In 2011, she went back to Argosy for her second Associate’s degree in Laboratory Science. Natalee graduated in 2014, leaving Blue Cross for three years to complete her clinical rotations. She also got married and started a family. In October of 2017, she brought in her Boxer “Wiggles” for a check up. One thing led to another and she rejoined the Blue Cross team. She missed seeing different animals everyday and caring and advocating for them.
Rosanna graduated from Argosy University in 2012, and joined Blue Cross Animal Hospital in 2014. Her favorite aspect of being a Veterinary Technician is doing laser therapy, which allows her one-on-one time to really get to know both her patients and clients! During her time off, Rosanna enjoys spending time with her two dogs, Michelle and Ruby, crocheting homemade pet sweaters, and doing Zumba!
Evan, Technician Assistant
Evan joined Blue Cross Animal Hospital as a Veterinary Assistant in June 2014 while working on his Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Biology. A self-proclaimed dog person, Evan quickly developed a passion for cats, and remains particularly interested in feline behavior, geriatrics, and hospice care. Although cats are his favorite species, Evan loves animals of all shapes and sizes. He is the proud uncle of many canine nieces and nephews, and volunteers his time advocating for better lives for farmed animals. When he is not working at the clinic or as a cat sitter, Evan enjoys spending time at home with his partner and their three cats, reading, drawing, and playing video games.
Alexa, Veterinary Assistant
Alexa is currently working towards her Bachelor’s degree in Biology at the University of Minnesota, Class of 2019. Alexa has worked at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center and also has experience in emergency veterinary medicine. When she’s not at Blue Cross, you can find Alexa working at the Animal Humane Society or volunteering at Feline Rescue. In her free time, she enjoys hiking with her dog, Rufus, and reading with her cats, Sassy and Meatball, or just sitting back to enjoy a good IPA!
Caroline, Veterinary Assistant
Caroline is a recent graduate of Hamline University. Caroline became interested in the veterinary field from going to her own pet’s annual vet checks growing up. She developed a passion for animals and animal care ever since. She has a new kitten at home, named Princess Pipsqueak (or Pip for short). During her time off, Caroline enjoys reading next to a fireplace with a hot drink!
Denisha, Veterinary Assistant
Denisha is currently studying Veterinary Technology at Argosy University. Before joining our team, she worked as a Pet Groomer and in animal care at a pet boarding facility. Her passion for animal care developed at a young age, having many pets of different types growing up. When she’s not at work, she’s enjoying her free time with her very friendly pit bull Sassy, or Californian rabbit Jellybean. She also has a Juliana pig named Lacy!
Jordan, Veterinary Assistant
Jordan recently graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. She is currently a student in the Veterinary Medicine program at the U of M, Class of 2022. Jordan’s passion for animal health care started at an early age, growing up in Missouri with her various pets, which included two cats, two dogs, two ferrets, a hamster, and a pond of fish. When Jordan isn’t working or studying, you can find her playing Dungeons and Dragons, video gaming, reading, or playing with her two cats, Taxi and Maximus.
Mary, Veterinary Assistant
Mary joined Blue Clue Cross Animal Hospital in March of 2014. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and a double Minor in Environmental Science and Policy & Management. Mary has completed internships at both the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center and the Minnesota Zoo, gaining experience working with both rescued wildlife and exotic animals. She enjoys trying new restaurants, exploring the Twin Cities, gaining experience as a wine and beer connoisseur, and spending time with her rescue dog, Spud.
Paige, Veterinary Assistant
Paige studied Veterinary Technology at Globe University, with plans to complete her degree at Dakota County Technical College. Her passion for animal care developed at a young age, growing up with pets of all species- including two hamsters, a bird, and two dogs. She currently has two dogs (Max and Atlas) and a kitten (Bagheera) of her own. When Paige isn’t at work, she is spending time with her three children, catching up on horror films, and playing softball.
Sydney, Veterinary Assistant
Sydney is a current Biology Major at Hamline University. Before joining Blue Cross Animal Hospital, Sydney volunteered at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center where she worked in the avian and mammal nursery. She became interested in veterinary medicine because of her love for animals and passion for science. She loves hiking, biking, and kayaking in her free time. Sydney is looking forward to her time serving in the Peace Corps as a Science Teacher in Tanzania upon graduation.
Tanille, Veterinary Assistant
Tanille earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Engineering at Harvard. She has taken an interest in Veterinary Medicine after volunteering at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center and shadowing at Blue Cross Animal Hospital. In her free time, she is running, hiking, or swimming with her three dogs Benny, Maya, and Sofia. Tanille is also a member of the Afton Alps Ski Patrol; she hopes one day to combine her love of skiing and love of dogs to work with avalanche dogs.
Taylor E., Veterinary Assistant
Taylor joined Blue Cross Animal Hospital as a Veterinary Assistant in October of 2012. She attended the University of Minnesota and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science, but has since returned to earn a second Bachelor’s degree in Nursing to specialize in all species! Taylor continues to have a passion in working with animals, placing an emphasis on educating and collaborating with owners to ensure the best health care for their pet. Taylor values her short-lived free time by spending it with family and friends, as well as her dog, Chance, a 3 year-old Boxer-mix who was rescued by a fellow co-worker.
Taylor M., Veterinary Assistant
Taylor is currently studying at the University of Minnesota, working towards her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science with a Minor in the History of Science and Technology. She has participated in several research opportunities. She most recently studied the effects of cold plasma on the decontamination of various surfaces. In her free time, she enjoys competing in several AKC and UKC events including conformation, agility, lure coursing, obedience, and dock diving with her 2.5 year old Doberman Pinscher, Victor. Taylor enjoys the research involved in animal medicine and looks forward to furthering her career in performance animal medicine.
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