Katie has been working as a registered veterinary technician since graduating from Kirkwood in 2013. She has worked in both mixed animal and small animal practices. Her special areas of interest include dentistry, client education, and exotic pets. Her husband, Austin, helps with wrangling their 1-year-old son and canine buddy, Sheldon!
Ashley has been working in the veterinary field for the last 3 years and finished tech school in 2016. She is continuing on in her education with the hopes of going to veterinary school, so you may see her randomly in the clinic between classes. She is especially fond of dachshunds!
Today we are highlighting Misty! She joined the Colonial Terrace team in 2008 after attending tech school at Kirkwood and taking her state and national board certification examinations. Her professional interests include dentistry and Fear Free patient handling techniques. She and her husband, Chris, manage a varied pack of dogs and cats: Cheech, Angus, Stewie, Cricket, and a new kitten rescue named Nina!
Katie L, RVT
Meet Katie L! She has been working in the veterinary field for 17 years, and has been a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) for 13 years. She graduated from the veterinary technician program at Kirkwood in Cedar Rapids. She has worked in Chicago, Portland, and Dubuque. Her areas of interest are Clinical Pathology, Geriatric and End of Life care, Dentistry, and Veterinary Practice Management. She has a 16 yr old cat named Smeaton, a 2 yr old son, and has been married for 4 years to her husband, Ben. In October 2016, she was excited to get the opportunity to move back to Dubuque to raise her son with her family and join the Colonial Terrace team!
After attending tech school in Florida, she worked at a large general practice until 1997 when she shifted to a specialty practice and did a lot with radiology, ultrasound, and chemotherapy. After a short stint working for a major pet food manufacturer, she moved back to Wisconsin in 2000 to be closer to family in her home state. She joined the Colonial Terrace family in 2002! Her special interests include pet nutrition, diagnostic imaging, and feline medicine. She also enjoys working with exotic animals. She is married to Kevin, and has two kids!
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Now for some group photos!
Assistant Technicians – Shelby, Robin, and Miranda!
Receptionists – LaVonne, Abbie, and Maggie!
Katie Receptionist, Tristin Kennel Maintenance, and Maria Assistant Technician.
Learn more about our amazing team!
Sue has been with Colonial Terrace for over 30 years, and has served in many roles. She has been the practice manager for 18 years. Sue has two active spaniels, Poppy and Remi, that are her faithful companions. She enjoys canine obedience, agility, and rally competitions with them. Sue has also enjoyed teaching puppy kindergarten for the past 20 years, where she uses positive reinforcement to help bring out the best in puppies. In her free time she enjoys quilting, gardening, and spending time with her many grandsons and one granddaughter.
Robin has been at Colonial Terrace since 1989 as a Veterinary Assistant. (she was only 14 years old at the time!) Over the years she has had many pets obtained through working at the clinic. Her current pets include 3 dogs, Mojo, Suzie, and Charlotte, and 3 cats, Little Bear, Dutchee, and Peppermint. She has had the honor of caring for many families generations of pets through in her time here. She is active with her family in Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, and is a paraprofessional at her church. In her free time she enjoys hanging out with her family and friends.
Brenda has been with us since 2002 as a Veterinary Technician. She is currently our Hospital Patient Care Coordinator and Feline Advocate. She and her husband have a small family farm in Wisconsin, with their two children, Nicholas and Eleanor. In her free time, she enjoys cheering them on in basketball, softball, and Special Olympics Track, along with reading and gardening. Her furry family includes 2 dogs (Marinka and Ruby), 3 cats (Joeypie, Flower, and Tulip), 3 rabbits (Clover & Co.), and a pet beef cow (Fanny).
LaVonne has been a receptionst here since 2005, and is also one of our Feline Advocates. She enjoys spending time with her family, especially her three handsome grandsons, and her three handsome cats, Cosmo, Gizmo, and Tabby. She is passionate about helping animals find forever homes, and is licensed to transport pets from rescues to foster and/or forever homes. In her free time, she enjoys long country drives and making dog bows.
Misty has been at Colonial Terrace since 2009 as a Registered Veterinary Technician. She and her husband are proud pet parents of two dogs, Cheech the Pug, and Angus, the English Shepard mix, and three cats, Stewie, Evelyn, and Cricket. She graduated from Kirkwood Community College with a degree in Veterinary Technology in 2007. In her free time, she enjoys reading, music, and watching the Green Bay Packers.
Theresa has been with us since 2009 as a receptionist. She and her husband of 38 years enjoy spending time with their large family, including their grandchild, Addyson, and their dog, an adorable mixed breed named Casey. In her free time, she enjoys crafting seasonal wreaths and swags, summer flower planting, and taking walks.
Katie has been with Colonial Terrace since 2011, and fills multiple roles, both as a veterinary technician and a receptionist. She also has a talent for design and event planning and has been responsible for our clinic decor and in charge of our annual Halloween Open House. She has her “princess,” Jemma (Toy Yorkie), and feisty Corgi Mix named Gus, two cats, Tinker and Hommer, and many horses. She graduated from Muscatine Community College with her Veterinary Technical Degree. In addition to riding and training horses, she enjoys hanging out with family, friends, and her pets in her free time.
Shelby has been with us since 2011 as both a veterinary assistant and receptionist. She has a Schipperke named Tank, and Buddy, a Border Collie at her family farm. In her free time she enjoys helping out her family with farm work and their multitude of animals.
Tristan has been at Colonial Terrace as a kennel attendant since early 2014. He has a Golden Retriever named Kulu, and two cats, Nila and Patchie. In his free time, he enjoys skateboarding, snowboarding, mountain biking, hunting, and fishing.
Maggie has been with us since 2015. She graduated from NICC with her associates in business in 2014. She has a dachshund named Coozie and loves spending her free time with her family, young daughter and being outdoors.
Jan has been with us since 2014 as a medical record keeper. She has a young Aussiedoodle puppy that has stolen her heart, named Noodles. She enjoys reading, baking, Bible Studies, Gift basket creating, and sharing her pool with friends and family during the summer.