Certified Veterinary Technicians

Kalynn Cole

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Hannah Peterson, LVT

Hello, I’m Hannah! I recently just joined the Den Herder team as an RVT and so far am loving it! My favorite thing to do at the clinic is to help with surgery and learn about all the different exotics we get in. I grew up in Jefferson, Iowa on a cattle farm and have…

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Jordyn Shaw, LVT

Started at Den Herder Vet: 2019Where I’m From: Waverly, IowaFamily: Mom and Dad (Ron and Jean Shaw) Three older sisters (Laura, Lindsey, and Rebecca) and an older brother (Michael) and THIRTEEN nieces and nephews!Past Pets: I’ve had countless pets over there years, some of the best ones include Sunny my very first dog, Jerry, Libby, and Frankie…

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Natalie Brace, LVT

Started at Den Herder Vet: 2016 Where I’m From: Janesville, Iowa Family: My parents, Dan and Wendy Brace and two older brothers, Luke and Tyler. Current Pets: Currently I have 3 dogs: Merlin, a 10-year-old Terrier mix. Raye, a 3-year-old Shih Tzu, and Jack a 6-year-old (very) mixed breed. I also have one cat, a…

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Harley McHone, LVT

Started at Den Herder Vet: 2014 Where I’m From: Hudson, IA Family: I am newly engaged to my best friend, Jacob. Planning to be married in 2022! Current Pets: We have a four year old Rottweiler mix, Rosco, and a almost two year old Greater Swiss Mountain dog, Kora!  One Piece of Pet Advice: Socialize! Socialize! Socialize! I have loved…

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Kendall Moorehead

Started at Den Herder Vet: 2017 Where I’m From: Nora Springs Family: My parents Kevin and Anne and my two brothers which include my twin Cameron and my older brother Colby, and my husband Colin. Current Pets: I have a 2.5 year old black lab, JJ, and a 1 year old yellow lab, Pete. One Piece of Pet Advice:…

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Jeana Brandes, LVT

Started at Den Herder Vet: 2006 Where I’m From: Waterloo, Iowa Family: I married my high school sweetheart, Mark Brandes in 2008. have 3 wonderful kids, Blake born in 09’, Brock born in 2014, and Brook born in 2016 Past Pets: Yankee-a husky/lab mix, Keno-a poodle mix, Dyson- he is my labradoodle I acquired through…

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Tracy Zitelman, LVT

Started at Den Herder Vet: 2004 Where I’m From: Originally from Arlington IA, currently live in Jesup Family: Husband Matt (married in 2006) daughters Isabelle and Charlotte, and son Noah Past Pets: Britney a basset hound, Cosmo a cat Current Pets: Piper a golden retriever One piece of pet advice: Be sure your lifestyle fits…

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Charity Hess, LVT

I grew up in the Cedar Valley and graduated from Hudson High School. I started on kennel staff at Den Herder Veterinary Hospital in 2006. In 2012, I became one of the Registered Veterinary Technicians. My husband Daniel and I live in Waterloo, with our daughter Adeline, and dogs, Simon and Jax. In 2018, my husband…

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