Meet The Team




Hospital Administrator

Tammy joined Heartland Animal Hospital in January 2016. She has 25 years of experience in business operations, finance and human resources. She graduated from Elmhurst College with a degree in Business Administration.  She lives in Marion with her sons.  Tammy enjoys spending time outdoors planting flowers, walking, riding bikes and swimming.  She also enjoys cooking many different cuisines, reading and traveling. 




Lead Veterinary Technician

Sadie joined Heartland Animal Hospital in May 2017 as a Veterinary Technician with 3 years of emergency clinical experience.  She lives with her husband, Austin, her son Kyson, daughter Kohyn and their 2 rescue pit-bulls, Freddie and Odie. Sadie likes to spend her free time hanging out with her family and friends. She enjoys being outside, boating, kayaking or just lounging on the beach.


Veterinary Technician

Kate came to Heartland Animal Hospital in May of 2018 with over 6 years of industry experience. She lives in rural Linn county with her partner, Matt and their French Bulldog / Boston Terrier named Brix and their foster failure German Shepherd, Josey. In her free time, Kate enjoys reading, refurbishing furniture, aromatherapy and working with essential oils and being outdoors and training her dogs. She is involved with several local rescue organizations and  usually has a foster dog or cat that is being rehabilitated in her home.


Veterinary Technician

Nikki joined Heartland Animal Hospital in August 2019 after graduating from Kirkwood Community College as a vet assistant. When she isn't working she enjoys spending time outdoors, kayaking, and hanging out with friends. 


Veterinary Technician

Courtney grew up here in Iowa and has been in the veterinary field for 4 years.  She has a bulldog named Max, and 3 black cats, Mamba, Mosie, and Mable. She loves exotic animals, everything from horses to snakes.  Some of her favorite hobbies include, traveling, anything that's outdoors and curating her collection of crystals and fossils. 


Veterinary Technician

Kara grew up in Iowa and currently has 3 rescue dogs, Shadow, Izzy, and Elliott.  When she is not working she likes to occupy her time by reading, skating, and binge watching Netflix.


Veterinary Technician

Gavin grew up in Iowa and has been in the veterinary field since 2018.  He has an American Shepherd named Maci, a quarter horse named Mae, crested geckos, tortoises, and other reptiles.  When not at work he enjoys spending time outdoors, collecting house plants, and hanging out with family and friends.


Veterinary Technician

Leah grew up in Michigan and moved to Iowa to study Animal Science at Iowa State University.  She now lives in Cedar Rapids with her partner Jesse, their Beauceron named Freya, Atlas the Afghan Hound, and naughty calico Nora.  Outside of work she enjoys reading historical fiction, playing video games, and hiking with her dogs.

Office Location