“I began my journey with the Iron Mountain Animal Hospital in April of 1993. Dr. Jim Nicolas took me under his wing and guided me in my passion and caring for animals. I have dedicated 25 years of my life to this field and I hope to devote as many years I can to this job I love.”
Heidi is our Technical Team Supervisor. In that role, she helps with the training of new employees, continued training of our current staff, and ensuring a wonderful client experience.
Technical Team Supervisor
Shelly joined the IMAH team in July 2009. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Zoology from Northern Michigan University, graduating in 2004. Prior to coming to IMAH she worked at a veterinary clinic in Indiana.
“I enjoy the client interaction in the exam room. It's fascinating when we have an unusual case that comes in and the patient is able to be helped. I also enjoy assisting with surgeries as it is a nice change of pace for the work week.”
Shelly lives in Iron Mountain with her husband, Jonathan and son, Josiah. They are awaiting the arrival of their second baby. When not at work, Shelly volunteers for the City of Iron Mountain Main Street program, plays on a co-ed softball team, enjoys reading, exploring the community, swimming and spending time with her family.
Michelle has been a veterinary technician at IMAH since 2002. She has always been an animal lover. She attended Bay De Noc Community College and received a veterinary assistant certificate. She also attended Argosy University in Minnesota where she received an Associates in Applied Science degree. After completing an externship in Gwinn, MI, she became a Certified Veterinary Technician. In 2008 after taking the Michigan state exam, she became a Licensed Veterinary Technician.
“I love what I do. Some days are more challenging but it is never boring!”
Michelle lives in Foster City, MI with her husband and two children. She has two dogs, (both of which were rescues while working at IMAH), and one cat.
Laura started working at Iron Mountain Animal Hospital in February 2016. She graduated from University of Wisconsin: Stevens Point in May 2012 with a degree in Wildlife Ecology and Captive Wildlife. Prior to joining the IMAH team she worked for two years as a zookeeper at Wildwood Wildlife Park in Minocqua, WI.
"I really enjoy the atmosphere here. I've always wanted to work with animals and it's great to find a place filled with people as compassionate and dedicated to animals as those who work at Iron Mountain Animal Hospital."
Laura lives in Pembine with her husband, Kent, and their dogs Mako and Ember. When not working she enjoys hiking, photography, birding, and spending time with family and friends.
Skye received her Veterinary Assistant Certificate through Animal Behavior College in January 2019, joining the team at Iron Mountain Animal Hospital that same month.
“This job is very rewarding and I love the team I get to work with!”
Skye lives in Iron Mountain with her two dogs, Molly and Sadie. During her free time, she enjoys kayaking, hiking with her dogs, and painting.
Ainsley began working at Iron Mountain Animal Hospital in February of 2019. Ainsley has always had a passion for animals. She feels very lucky to be apart of a team that cares and loves for animals as much as she does. She enjoys interacting with all of the clients and patients that come through our door.
“I’m proud to be a part of something as great as the organization we have. We’re all here to serve the same purpose and work in an environment dedicated to providing the best care possible for the animals and clients we see. ”
Ainsley lives in Iron Mountain and enjoys being in the Upper Peninsula. She loves the wildlife and nature associated with our area. Ainsley likes the close-knit community we have surrounding us and appreciates being in a small town. Outside of work, Ainsley enjoys spending time at camp with her family and three dogs.
She has two Bernese Mountain Dogs named Ben and Max & a Shorkie named Sophie.
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Meghan began working at Iron Mountain Animal Hospital in May of 2020. She is currently working towards her veterinary technician certification through the Penn Foster online program. Prior to working at IMAH she worked as a kennel technician at two different hospitals in Illinois.
In her free time Meghan enjoys theatre, paintball, crafting, spending time with her beagle, and expanding her knowledge in the veterinary field.
Meghan, her boyfriend Garrett, and dog Lucy all moved to Dunbar, WI in early April 2020.
Becca moved to the upper midwest in 2019, from the Port Huron area. She recently started attending San Juan for Veterinary Technology, and plans to graduate in the next two years, with her associates. In her free time she enjoys anything outdoors, hiking, swimming, kayaking, and spending time with her pets, Echo (Dog), Blair (Cat), Tara (Horse), Bridgette (Sheep), Philip (Sheep), and Steve (Goat).
Paige is completing her veterinary technician certification at Penn Foster. She also graduated with an associates degree of applied sciences at UW-Marinette in 2017. Paige lives in Iron Mountain with her toddler son Bryson and their cat Lacey. It’s Paige’s dream to be a veterinarian one day and has always had a passion for working with animals.
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