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Perrie Mesmer, Practice Manager
Over the last 20 years Perrie has held positions as a small animal veterinary manager in both private practice and at the University of Minnesota’s Veterinary Medical Center. Perrie has also worked for many years as a staff member and volunteer for a local wildlife conservation/education facility, the Wildlife Science Center. She has dedicated her career to excellent client service and patient care. Perrie is truly committed to Anoka Equine’s mission of exceptional equine care and compassionate service. Though not a horse owner, Perrie has been an avid rider in the past and is definitely a horse lover! Her current animal family includes Lydia, a Great Dane Mix, and three energetic cats, Dora, Ava and Lily.
Kathy, Front Desk Supervisor
Kathy joined Anoka Equine as an Office Assistant in 2009, coming to us with 8 years of prior experience as a veterinary receptionist. She is passionate about taking care of our clients, doing her best to make sure their horses' needs are met. Kathy was recently promoted to the position of Front Desk Supervisor.
In her free time, Kathy enjoys travel and spending time with family and friends. She is also an avid fan of the Professional Bull Rider's circuit. In addition to horses, she loves dogs and cats. Kathy is pictured here with a former intern's yellow lab, Jameson.
Karen, Office Assistant
Karen has been with Anoka Equine since 1997. She has 3 children with her husband Steve. In the past, Karen has raised and shown paint horses with her daughters, but currently she loves to spend time with her grandchildren, be on the lake at the cabin, and being surrounded by friends. She also has two dogs she loves very much, "Jayde" her yellow lab and "Tessa" her Morkie.
Val, Office Assistant
Val has been an office assistant at AE since 1998, and full time since 2009. She is our accounts payable and inventory specialist.. Val and her husband Bob run their own Arabian and Half-Arabian training facility and spend a lot of time traveling around the country to different shows. Val also has a very beloved Queensland Heeler, "Garth."
Sarah, Office Assistant
Sarah started working at Anoka Equine in March of 2014.She grew up taking riding lessons, showing horses, and eventually owning her own. She lives in Princeton with her husband and 5 children on their hobby farm. They own 6 horses, 5 cats, 1 dog, and numerous chicken and ducks.When she isn't at work she is head of "Moms Taxi Service" , Animal Caretaker Extraordinaire, and cheerleader for her children and husband. She spends her spare time with her horses, family, and loves to be outdoors.
Lexi, Office Assistant
Lexi joined Anoka Equine in the spring of 2016! She has a bachelors degree in business, but currently finishing school to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. She started riding horses at the age of 8 with hopes to one day work for Anoka Equine. She has two rescue dogs, Rex and Red that she loves to spend time with. When she isnt at work or school she loves to take her dogs to the dog park, hunt, fish and occasionally write.
Erin, Office Assistant
Erin started with us in May of 2016. She has been a hair stylist since 1999 but has always had a strong passion for animals. For the past 10 years she has remained an active volunteer and foster for bully breed rescues such as pitbulls and rottweilers. She came to us with some horse background, but her horse knowledge grows a little more everyday at Anoka Equine. In Erin's free time she spends time with her 9 year old pitbull rescue, Maggie. She also loves to cheer on the Vikings, spend time outdoors, and golf.