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Jennie, Breeding Manager
Jennie started working at Anoka Equine in the spring of 1992. She started working summers for Dr. Juergens, Dr. Kim, and Dr. Kevin stocking trucks, helping with field surgeries, and holding horses during exams. Most of Jennie's experience comes from working at various horse farms in the area. Working at these farms she conditioned show horses, handled stallions for breeding, and assisted with broodmares and the care of their foals until they moved into the show barn. Jennie loves to be the number one cheerleader for her daughters when she is not at work. Her girls are very involved in 4H and WSCA game shows, along with various sports in school. When she is not at a show, during the summer the family enjoys boating, fishing, trail riding, and volunteering their time and horses to the MN Special Olympics Equestrian Organization.
Shannon, CVT Technician Manager
Shannon joined Anoka Equine in August of 2007 after graduating from Ridgwater with an A.A.S. degree in Veterinary Technology. Shannon's favorite part of being a veterinary technician at Anoka Equine is being apart of a team that does their very best to help each patient that walks through the doors. Her and her husband welcomed their first child in December, 2015. Shannon enjoys riding her horse "Jet" when she has time, spending time with her family and playing with their 5 year old Rottweiler, "Tank".
Brittany started at Anoka Equine in July of 2011 after graduating from North Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology. She grew up on a beef ranch outside of Bismarck, ND and enjoyed every minute of it. She got married in September to her boyfriend of 10 years, Rick, and enjoys working on the home they own together. Outside of work, Brittany enjoys snowboarding, reading, horseback riding when she is given the opportunity to ride her friends’ horses, and of course, shopping.
Katie Jo, Veterinary Technician
Katie Jo joined Anoka Equine in March of 2012, after graduating from Minnesota School of Business in June 2011 with an Associate in Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. She and her husband welcomed their beautiful daughter, Hailey Jo, to their family in April 2016. Katie Jo's favorite hobby is gaming her grey Quarter Horse "Banjo" and working with young horses. She also enjoys hunting, fishing, softball, and spending time with her family. She has two cats and a Blue Heeler X "Dixie" who she loves very much.
Dani, Veterinary Technician
Dani graduated from Minnesota School of Business in June of 2015 with an Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology. She began working at Anoka Equine in November of 2014 as a stall cleaner, and then was promoted to veterinary technician. Dani has been riding since the age of 8, and grew up competing in Western Saddle Club Association events. In her spare time she enjoys riding her horse, Duck. And hanging out with her constant companion, Boone.
Amanda, Certified Veterinary Technician
Amanda joined us in January of 2015 as a weekend stall cleaner and landed her dream job in April of 2016 as a full time veterinary technician for Anoka Equine. She graduated from Minnesota School of Business in 2012 with an AAS degree in Veterinary technology. Grew up in a small town that considered her a "city girl" but she quickly found herself falling in love with horses. She would work for numerous horse events growing up and would ride friends horses. She is married to her high school sweetheart and they have a beautiful daughter together. She has two dogs Libby and Lena that she spends time with. She loves to be outdoors, spend time with her daughter and occasionally binge watch TV series on Netflix.
Stephanie, Veterinary Technician
Stephanie joined Anoka Equine in June of 2016 as a weekend stall cleaner and was promoted to full time veterinary technician in Decemeber. She gradutated from Minnesota School of Business with an A.A.S in December 2016. Stephanie fell in love with horses after working on a racetrack for 3 years, during which time she decided to further her knowledge and skills by going to tech school. In her spare time she enjoys reading, cooking, and hanging out with her 2 dogs: "Brodie" a heeler mix, and "Lacey" a terrier mix.
Taylor, Veterinary Technician
Taylor joined Anoka Equine in January of 2017 with an A.A.S degree from Minnesota School of Business. Growing up in Dayton MN, she has been riding since the age of 3. In her spare time she loves to trail ride with her horse Misty and spend time with her family.
Erin, Breeding Assistant
Erin has been with Anoka Equine for 3 years starting in 2013. She has been our morning stall cleaner and was then promoted to our new breeding assistant. She grew up on her parents farm training and breeding horses since she was a little girl. In Erin's spare time she loves to ride her horse Hubba in ranch rodeo. She also has a 110 pound rottweiler, Milee, that she loves to relax with and she also loves to spoil her chickens.