Front Office

Brea Harrington, CSR

I joined the Den Herder team in May 2021 while completing the Veterinary Assisting Program at Hawkeye Community College. Currently I live with my wonderful fiancé Alex in the countryside just north of Cedar Falls. Together we have a small zoo with four cats, two rats, two leopard geckos, one snake and one dog. In…

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Todd Boggs

Todd Boggs

Front Desk/Receptionist/CSR Started: 2021 Where I’m from: Beaver, PA Family: I share my home with my partner of 11 years, Damon, without whom I would not be involved with veterinary care. My aunt, Julie, moved from Pennsylvania to live with us. Then there are my five wonderful cats that are the heart and soul of…

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Mandy Taylor

Practice Manager On paper I’m called the practice manager.  In my heart and what I ask the staff to call me is “mom.”  I’m the office mom.  I spend most of my time checking on and managing our growing staff of 40+.  I’m lucky in that we have a tremendous team of leaders & managers…

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Rene Tietz

Accounting Manager Married with three daughters, two grown, one living and working in Cedar Rapids and the other living and working in Iowa City getting ready to attend her Junior year at the University of Iowa. Our youngest is beginning her Freshman year at Don Bosco High School and we enjoy watching her play volleyball,…

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Hailee C.

Started at Den Herder Vet: 2017 Where I’m From: Waterloo, IA Family: My parents Roger and Cindy Ciesielski, and my older sister Hannah  Current Pets: I have a 8 year old Pitbull mix, and two 7 year old cats One Piece of Pet Advice: Measure out portions of food, not all animals are good at regulating how much they…

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Rachel Shadle

Started at Den Herder Vet: 2013 Where I’m From: Cedar Falls Family: My boyfriend, Cody, and I have been together for 10 years. We enjoy road trips and the outdoors. You’ll find us kayaking, hiking, and hammocking for as long as our Iowa weather allows it. Our dogs also enjoy going and even have a…

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Sandy Grundmeyer

My husband Dan and I grew up in Waterloo, Cedar Falls area and I have been working at Den Herder Veterinary Hospital since 2010. We have been blessed with a wonderful daughter Kaley and son in law Mike. Their three children Logan, Lukas, and Makenzie Make our world go round. Gaga and Papa Are always…

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Jackie Nelson

Started at Den Herder Vet: 2012Where I’m From: Dubuque, IowaFamily: Jamie, my boyfriend, and I share our home with the 2 dogs, a cat, 4 birds and a few fish. Roxy, our chihuahua mix, is the matriarch and ruler of our little animal kingdom.Past Pets: My First Dog (capitalized on purpose) was Speckles Marie. She was an Aussie and…

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