Our Staff

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Amanda Ayers

Practice Manager

Amanda joined the EPHC team in May 2019 as the veterinary receptionist, and in the summer of 2020, she was asked to become the clinic's Practice Manager. Amanda is currently enrolled at Penn Foster in the Veterinary Practice Management program and hopes to become certified in the future. In her free time, Amanda enjoys playing guitar and mandolin, playing video games, and hanging out with her son, Jamy, Golden Retriever- Patton, Goldendoodle-Jackson, and Corgi- Igby.

Technicians

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Betsy Elvester, CVT

Lead Certified Veterinary Technician

Betsy is our lead Certified Veterinary Technician. She has been with EPHC for two and a half years. She graduated from Ridgewater College in 2007 with an Associate's Degree in Applied Science for Veterinary Technology. She has four dogs and two cats: Charlie-a Pointer/Boxer mix; Blitz-a Boxer; Chester-a Boxer; Koda-a Husky; Tink- a white and gray tabby, and Tilly- a black DLH.  She enjoys reading, baking, cooking, gardening, and snuggling with her pets and daughter.

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Kathy Carpenter, CVT

Certified Veterinary Technician

Kathy Carpenter is a Certified Veterinary Technician who has been with Edinburgh since the beginning. Kathy works behind the scenes managing the hospital inventory and also works part-time performing technician duties. Kathy and her husband, Scott, have a Boxer mix, Rowan. In her spare time, she enjoys going for family walks, reading, and volunteering at her daughter’s school.

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Jaimie Knight

Veterinary Technician

Jaimie is a veterinary technician who started with us in June of 2020. She attended Argosy University and earned her Veterinary Technician degree. Since graduation, she has been working in veterinary medicine and hopes to return to school to specialize in anesthesiology. In her free time, Jaimie enjoys disc-golfing, collecting plants, traveling, and spending time with her two Bengals - Mowgli and Penelope, and her Bearded Dragon, Cosmo.

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Kayla Boris

Veterinary Technician

Kayla started at EPHC in February 2020 as one of our veterinary assistants and was soon promoted to a full-time veterinary technician in the summer of 2020. Kayla is currently enrolled at Penn Foster in the veterinary technician program. Her future goals include becoming a certified veterinary technician and to work with horses professionally. In her free time, Kayla loves to read, swim, hike, and go skiing and spend time with her pets. Kayla has a yellow lab-Kona, an orange DSH cat-Milo, and a salamander-Sal.

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Marissa Poirier

Veterinary Technician

Marissa joined the EPHC team as our Customer Service Representative in July of 2020 and began training as a technician in April 2021. Marissa is currently enrolled at Penn Foster in the Veterinary Technician program. Her goals include becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician and becoming a specialist in Animal Behavior. In her free time, Marissa enjoys painting, volunteering at animal shelters, training her dog, Ghost, and reading. Marissa also has two gray tabby cats, Archer and Ellie.

Veterinary Assistants

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Christina Yang

Veterinary Assistant

Christina has been a veterinary assistant at EPHC for 3 years. She is currently working on her Bachelor's degree in Biology at Bemidji State University and would like to be an Animal Science Researcher or Veterinarian. Christina loves to play volleyball, work out, bike, go for walks and hang out with her dog Tiny, and nine siblings.

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John Hannon

Veterinary Assistant

John joined our team in December 2020 as our newest veterinary assistant. John has a bachelor's degree in film from the University of Iowa. His goals include returning to school to become a veterinary technician and to earn his pilot's license. John has five cats - Corvo, Mischa, Ozzie, Lil' Bear, and Mama Bear. In his spare time, John loves to play video games, experiment with VR, build computers and go camping.

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Melanie Yang

Veterinary Assistant

Melanie is our new morning assistant. Melanie graduates from high school this year and will attend North Hennepin College in the fall, pursuing an associate's degree in biology. She also dreams of opening her own animal sanctuary someday. In her spare time, you can find her taking care of her 1-year-old Shichon, Coco, baking, reading, and drawing.

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Stephana Yang

Veterinary Assistant

Stephana has been a veterinary assistant at EPHC since January 2018. She is attending North Hennepin Community College for her Bachelors of Science in Biology. Stephana's goal is to one day become a rehabilitator of wildlife. Outside of work, she loves playing with her husky, Alpha, spending time with family, and playing volleyball.

Client Service Representatives

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Nadia Sandstrom

Client Service Representative

Nadia is our Client service representative. Whether you're phoning in or coming through the front door, she will be there to greet you with a smile and a friendly hello. Nadia started at EPHC in April 2021. Nadia is a Theatre major and studied at Augsburg University. In her spare time, Nadia loves to play video games, read comic books, and spend time with her Fiance, Sage, cat Gravy, and dog Pepper.

Schedule your pet's appointment today

Take the first step in a healthier life for your pet by contacting us. We specialize in care for cats and dogs, and would love to be a trusted partner in caring for your furry family members.