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Meet The Team


Practice Manager

Tammy joined Heartland Animal Hospital as the Practice Manager in January 2016 with 19 years of experience in business and management in the home healthcare industry.   She graduated from Elmhurst College with a degree in Business Administration.  She lives in Marion with her sons and her 8-year-old Labradoodle Zoey.  Tammy enjoys spending time outdoors with her sons and dog, planting flowers, walking, riding bikes and swimming.  She also enjoys cooking many different cuisines, reading magazines and traveling. 



Veterinary Assistant

Cassandra joined Heartland Animal Hospital as a Veterinary Assistant in 2016 with 4 years of prior veterinary clinical experience.   She lives in the small, rural town of Monmouth with a 2 year old cat named Kee, a 2 year old Cathoula Leopard mix rescue dog named Amos and a 1 year old Ball python.   Cassie is an avid bow hunter and puts on many miles hiking through the woods to check her trail cams for deer.  She often spends her spare time going to bow shoots or relaxing at home while crocheting.




Veterinary Assistant

Emmie graduated from Kirkwood Community College as a Veterinary Assistant. When she isn't at work Emmie enjoys barrel racing and spending time with family. She currently has has 2 horses, 2 miniature donkeys and 2 dogs- Jersey & Roo. She also likes to travel and do DIY projects.



Jasmine has been part of Heartland Animal Hospital’s team over the past 4 years.  She has a background in American Sign Language and was previously a CNA.  She lives in a small rural community with her 2 cats, Duke and Daisy and her baby goat named Maggie.  She really enjoys being outside and spending time with her animals and family.  Other interests include archery, cooking and doing crafts.


Veterinary Assistant

Nicole joined Heartland Animal Hospital as a Veterinary Assistant in 2016 with prior veterinary clinical experience.  She has a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Geology from Cornell College. Nicole and her Fiancé' reside on an acreage in Springville where she stays busy caring for their array of animals which include chickens, 2 barn cats named Milo & Pepper, a Paint horse named Willow and a Bluetick Coonhound named Rhett.  Nicole enjoys spending time outdoors riding horses, going for walks and spending evenings camping with friends and family and riding ATV’s.




Veterinary Assistant

Sadie joined Heartland Animal Hospital in May 2017 as a Veterinary Assistant with 3 years of emergency clinical experience.  She lives in Mechanicsville with her husband and son and her 2 pit-bull mixes, Rylie and Freddie. She enjoys spending time outside and kayaking.



Michelle joined Heartland in 2017 with prior experience in the veterinary ad dental field.  She has a Corporate Communication degree with a minor in Business from Buena Vista University. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her German Shepherd Bear, Kota the Siberian Husky and of course she can't forget Darren her significant other.  Michelle also loves to go on bike rides on the nature trail as well as making origami flower bouquets. 

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