Lynita joined Iowa Veterinary Wellness Center as a client services representative in February 2012. She graduated in 1989 from Snow College in Ephriam, Utah with an AS degree.
After moving back to Iowa, Lynita worked at her local humane society until she made the move to her first pet hospital in 2000. After that career move, Lynita realized that this was what she was meant to do.
Lynita lives in rural Iowa with her family. They share their home with three very lucky felines, one lone German Shepherd Dog, and one Great Dane.
Jessica was born and raised in central Iowa. Her passion for animals was nurtured at a young age. During her formative years, she was active exhibiting hunter-jumpers and was also active in FFA with both horse and sheep projects.
Jessica began working in a veterinary hospital at the age of 16 and has never looked back. During her college education at Iowa State University and Grand View College, she worked for several area veterinary clinics. She finally “came home” to stay at Iowa Veterinary Wellness Center as practice manager.
Jessica lives in Polk city with her Bernese Mountain Dogs, rescued Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and one lone Eclectus parrot named Layla. Her hobbies include exhibiting her Berners in conformation, draft, tracking and obedience. She is active with her local regional Berner club as well as the parent association, the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of America. She is also a very involved Aunt in her three young niece’s lives. As every parent (and super Aunts) can attest, the girls’ activities keep her busy!
Melanie joined Iowa Veterinary Wellness Center as a veterinary technician in 2017. She graduated from the Veterinary Technology program at DMACC in Ankeny, IA, earning her associate's degree.
Melanie began her career at Furry Friends Refuge/No Kill Shelter.
Melanie lives in Des Moines with her fur babies Mya, a Weimaraner, and Niko, her forever puppy. She enjoys running, crafting and ISU football. Friends and family are her everything.
Graduated from Bel-Rea institute in March of 2013. Moved to Iowa shortly after to be back near family. I worked at IVRC as an ER tech for nearly 5 years. I joined the IVWC team in December of 2018 to learn more about acupuncture and holistic medicine. When I am not at work enjoying my time with the staff and patients, I am spending it with my family. My wife and I are kept very busy keeping up with our two boys, 3 cats and very good dog.
Kat joined Iowa Veterinary Wellness Center as a DMACC Veterinary Technology student for her summer internship in 2018. She had such a great learning experience that she officially joined as an employee that fall. Kat graduated from the Veterinary Technology program at DMACC in May of 2019.
Kat lives in Clive with her amazing dog Skye, who is an 11 year old beagle/husky mix, and sassy cat Kismet who’s a 7 year old calico mix. In her free time she enjoys watching The Green Bay Packers and spending time with her friends, family, and beloved pets.
Andrea was born and raised in Des Moines, IA. She always knew she wanted to work with animals. She obtained an Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology from DMACC in 2013, as well as a AA in General Studies.
Before joining our team in April 2019, Andrea worked at a no-kill animal shelter for six years. She has a passion for animals of all types and ailments with some special needs pets of her own at home.
In Andrea's free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, trying out new local restaurants and of course spending time with her own fur kids like Lollie, her precious pup.
Megan, a Beaverdale native, first joined IVWC’s team in 2014 while taking undergraduate courses. After traveling the world and completing her Bachelor’s of Science in Biology at Colorado State University, she found her way back to her hometown, Des Moines and home clinic, IVWC.
In her time at CSU, Megan worked in low cost veterinary care and with Colorado State University’s orthopedic medicine, physical therapy and clinical trials. She also spend many hours volunteering with the elderly and working to address the mental health crisis on her college campus.
In her free time, Megan enjoys reading, the outdoors, exercising, and volunteering.