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. 




Veterinary Technician

Cassandra joined Heartland Animal Hospital as a Veterinary Technician in 2016 with 5 years of prior veterinary clinical experience.   She lives with her 5 year old cat named Kee Kat and a 5 year old rescue dog named Amos.   Cassie is an avid outdoors woman and puts many miles on the river with her kayak and dog.  She often spends her spare time going to the gym or relaxing at home while crocheting.  With a new found love for travel, she is devoted to visiting as many out of state destinations as possible.




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

Emmie joined Heartland Animal Hospital in April of 2017 after graduating from Kirkwood Community College. She lives in Springville with her fiancé, Austin, their son, Rhett and their rescue dog, Ivy. She also has 3 horses and 2 miniature donkeys. Emmie grew up with many different pets and has always had a love for animals. She has been riding horses since she was 3 years old and barrel racing since she was 8. She enjoys cooking and baking, anything related to Christmas, and spending time with her family.


Veterinary Technician

Felicia joined Heartland Animal Hospital as a Veterinary Technician in May 2017 with 10 years prior veterinary clinical experience.  She finished her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Animal Science from Iowa State University.  She grew up on a cow/calf and row crop farm near Anamosa.  She has a cat named Dakota and a Pitbull named Javi. She enjoys reading, kayaking and spending time with friends and family.



Kate came to Heartland Animal Hospital in May of 2018 with over 6 years of industry experience. She lives in Cedar Rapids with her boyfriend, Matt and their French Bulldog / Boston Terrier named Brix and their foster failure German Shepherd, Josey. In her free time, Kate enjoys refurbishing furniture, aromatherapy and working with essential oils, being outdoors and training her dogs. She is an active member of German Shepherd Dog Rescue of Iowa 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. 

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