Stephanie is responsible for the financial and marketing areas of the hospital, computer software purchase and implementation, website design and maintenance, hospital protocols, safety program implementation, inventory management, and employee management.
Stephanie is a graduate of Northern Michigan University in Marquette, MI with a B.S. degree in Biology. She came to Iron Mountain in 2007 and began working at Iron Mountain Animal Hospital as a Veterinary Assistant. Over time she ended up doing more management type jobs while at the clinic, eventually becoming the Practice Manager in 2014. She also received certification that same year to become a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager (CVPM). Stephanie completed the Veterinary Practice Management Program from Purdue in February 2015.
When not working, Steph enjoys skating in the local Roller Derby league, running and doing endurance events, and spending time with her family.
Steph is married with two children. Their family also includes a rat terrier named Nipper and a cat named Banks.
Certified Veterinary Practice Manager
Shelly grew up in Mayville, WI on a produce farm. Shelly went to Northern Michigan University and graduated in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Zoology. She married Jonathan in 2006 and moved to Indiana where she worked at a local veterinarian practice. Jonathan and Shelly moved to Iron Mountain in May 2009. Shelly began working for the Iron Mountain Animal Hospital as a veterinary assistant in July 2009. They welcomed a son, Josiah, in Feb 2011, and a daughter, Eva in July 2013. Her family resides in Iron Mountain and is very involved in their community. They currently have three cat family members and some fish.
Marah graduated from Niagara High School in 2014. She then went on to Madison Area Technical College, graduating in 2016 with a Veterinary Technician degree. During her externship with MATC, Marah spent time at the Iron Mountain Animal Hospital. She loved the atmosphere and high quality medicine IMAH practiced, so in June of the 2016 she accepted a job at IMAH and began her career.
Marah lives in Niagara with her dog, Koda. She enjoys the outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, kayaking, and four-wheeling. She also plays volleyball and softball.
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 Iron Mountain with her fiancé, Kent, and their dog Mako. When not working she enjoys gardening, hiking, birding, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
“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
Kendra Gribble started working at the Iron Mountain Animal Hospital in September 2016. You will find her smiling behind the reception desk and as a veterinarian assistant. She graduated in 2011 at NWTC in Green Bay, WI with a Dental Assisting Certificate. After 5 years of working in the dental field, she knew she was ready for a career change.
“I finally found the right career for me, and I am so grateful for the change.”
Kendra has always had animals growing up and loves working with a variety of animals. She lives in Kingsford with her husband, daughter and two dogs Milo (a labrador) and Daisy (a beagle).
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.
Crystal started working at Iron Mountain Animal Hospital in January 2005. In 2008 she moved to Texas and Colorado and continued her work as a veterinary assistant while there. In 2010 she returned to Iron Mountain and joined IMAH again. Crystal attended Bay College and graduated with an Associate in Applied Science with a certificate in veterinary assisting.
“I enjoy the lovable animals. Every day is always different working at IMAH, and the work is always challenging me.”
Crystal and her husband Brad live in the Iron Mountain area with her Boston Terrier, Lilah and her cat, Simba. When not attending her husband's UTV races, they enjoy the Way Dam on their houseboat, going snowmobiling, and going on side by side rides with friends.
Katie has been working at Iron Mountain Animal Hospital since September 2010. You can find her behind the front desk as a receptionist, but Katie is also one of our veterinary assistants. Katie graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology. In 2008 she began working as a veterinary assistant in Escanaba. In 2010 she moved back to Iron Mountain to be closer to her family.
“Working together with my coworkers to help our clients and their wonderful pets makes my job here at IMAH great and I love what I do!”
Katie lives in Loretto with her husband and their crazy menagerie of pets! They have two cats, an Australian Shepherd, two gerbils, and a cockatiel. Outside of work Katie enjoys spending time with her husband and family, 4-wheeling, camping, and reading a good book with her cats on her lap and her dog curled up at her feet!
Kay joined the Iron Mountain Animal Hospital team in September of 2014. She is a certified veterinary assistant, graduating from the Horizon School of Veterinary Assisting in 2007. Upon graduation, she worked for the Fox Valley Animal Referral Center until 2009, and then for the Kaukauna Veterinary Clinic until moving to Pembine in 2014. In 2017, Kay became the Laboratory and Quality Control Supervisor, and is responsible for maintaining lab equipment, training staff members, and assuring quality control with hospital procedures.
Living in Pembine with her husband and daughter she also has three Gordon Setters, a cat and a Degu (rodent). She enjoys reading, attending her daughter's high school extracurricular activities, and of course relaxing!
"I really love the job I have with the Iron Mountain Animal Hospital. I learn something new everyday. I especially enjoy meeting a new puppy or kitten and watching them grow into adults."
Laboratory and Quality Control Supervisor
Chris began working at Iron Mountain Animal Hospital in January of 2001. She is a 1997 graduate from UW-Green Bay with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and in 2008 received her certification in Wisconsin as a veterinary technician. Prior to her employment at IMAH Chris worked at a clinic in the Appleton, WI area and also as a zookeeper in Green Bay.
Chris grew up on a farm in the Iron Mountain area and has always enjoyed working with animals. “I really enjoy assisting in surgeries, especially orthopedic surgery, and going on farm calls when needed.”
Outside of work, Chris lives in the Iron Mountain area with her husband and two children. She enjoys gardening, reading, camping and spending time with her family. She has a Brittany Spaniel, Cleo.
Certified Veterinary Technician
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.
Rebecca joined the Iron Mountain Animal Hospital team as a veterinary assistant in March of 2017 after graduating from Globe University with an Associates of Science in Veterinary Technology. Veterinary medicine has been her passion since she was very young! She lives in Armstrong Creek where her family owns a bison farm. She also has a dog named Addie, 2 cats named Chalupa and Asher, 2 rabbits and 2 horses including one very sassy one named April! She also enjoys riding dirt bikes, snowmobiles and basically anything outdoors.
Hi, my name is Zoe. I grew up in Pennsylvania and moved out to Colorado in
2014 to study at Colorado State University. I am currently working on my
bachelors of science and I want to continue on to veterinary school. I
hope one day to be a veterinary pathologist because my geek is
microbiology. My favorite movie series is the Pirates of the Caribbean and
I love to watch any nature documentary. I also love to go skiing and
Breckenridge is probably my favorite mountain. I have two cats: Bash and
Chihiro, a crested gecko named Godzilla, two rats: Charlotte and Zephyr,
and fresh water fish; I usually refer to it as the ‘petting zoo’.
My name is Francesca, and I am very excited to be a part of the team here at Wellington veterinary hospital as a vet tech.
I grew up in San Francisco California, but I was actually born in Denver.
I recently packed up and moved to Fort Collins with all three of my beloved pets. My dog Ducati, my cat Honey, and my Lineolated parakeet Zuzu (Somehow they all get along)!
I was very lucky to start working at a veterinary hospital straight out of high school and discovered my dream job.
Outside of work I have a passion for horses and riding. I also enjoy the outdoors as long as my dog is with me!
Hi there! My name is Allie, and while I've lived in Colorado for most of
my life I was born and am proud to be from Buffalo, New York. Currently I
am studying psychology at Colorado state university and expect to graduate
in 2019. I grew up on a farm just outside of Boulder and it goes without
saying that animals are my life, and I am proud to be a part of the WVH