Degree B.A. in Public Administration/Healthcare Administration St. Cloud State University, MN. Licensed health Service Executive (HSE). Areas of Interest After spending over 20 years in Health Care Administration I decided to make a change from human healthcare to animal healthcare.  Throughout my career I have had the pleasure of working with amazing individuals that have…

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West Gate Lydia


My name is Lydia, I am a Veterinary Assistant at Westgate. I was born and raised in Buffalo, NY and moved to Minnesota in 2009. I must love it here because I decided to stick around and received a Bachelors in English Literature from the University of Minnesota in 2016. I have always adored animals…

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Areas of Interest Animals have always been a huge part of my life, but more recently I have discovered my love for the dog world.I train and compete with my own two dogs in agility, and have taught puppy classes and obedience to shelter dogs in my spare time. Outside of animals I enjoy painting,…

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West Gate - Elizabeth E

Elizabeth E.

Degrees I graduated from Colby College in Maine with a Bachelor’s degree in biology and environmental science. Areas of Interest My areas of interest in veterinary medicine are working with fearful and aggressive animals as well as palliative and end of life care. I hope to one day pursue a career as a certified veterinary…

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West Gate Holly

Holly M.

Degrees Argosy University: Associate in Applied Science Veterinary Technology 2017 Areas of Interest I live in Eagan with my husband and daughter Sofia. We love spending time with my family, especially outdoors. My dogs Benjin & Ned love playing frisbee. We have been members of the Minnesota disc dog club since 2019. They have both…

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Rachel M.

Degrees Minnesota School of Business, Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology, 2010. Areas of Interest While I appreciate all aspects of veterinary medicine, my favorite part is working with cats. I especially love working with cats who are nervous at the clinic and figuring out what I can do to make their experience a…

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Degrees Associates of Applied Science – Argosy University – Graduated in 2014 Areas of Interest After high school I received my Cosmetology license and worked as a hair stylist. After a few years I realized that my passion for animals was something I enjoyed and wanted to make it into a lifelong career. I started…

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Degrees Graduated from St. Olaf College with a BA in Biology. Areas of Interest In my spare time I enjoy playing ultimate frisbee, disc golfing, board/card games, reading, and biking. Pets No pets currently

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Degrees Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology, Certified Veterinary Technician since 2014.  Areas of Interest After working in retail for 10+ years, I wanted to move forward in a field that made me happier and that leaves me feeling more rewarded. Knowing how much my cat brings me peace and happiness, I sort of…

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Bailee Noriega

Degrees I started schooling at MSUM with a scholarship for softball but tore my rota-tor cuff so bye bye to that. I have changed my degree about 5 times now. I have 1 1/2 year left before I graduate in the vet-tech program. I then went to MSUM, and University of Eau Claire for a…

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