Veterinary Technicians & Staff

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Crystal

Office manager
Certified Veterinary Technician

Crystal graduated from Argosy University in Eagan, MN and has been a Certified Veterinary Technician since 2008. She joined our staff in August 2012. She loves the variety of everything she gets to do. ‘It’s fascinating!’ 

She enjoys spending time with her daughter, 1 dog, 2 cats, 1 Rose-breasted Cockatoo, and a bunch of fish. No lizards in her future, though! Well, maybe a gecko would be okay.  She watches the Vikings in her free time and enjoys a friendly rivalry with her cheesehead coworker. "SKOL VIKINGS!"

Jaydeen

Veterinary Technician

Jaydeen graduated from Duluth Business University in December 2016 with an A.A.S. with Veterinary Technology. She was born and raised in Superior, WI but relocated to St. Paul where she joined our team in January 2018. She finds fulfillment in helping clients and their beloved pets, and has a special interest in veterinary dentistry.

In her spare time she enjoys doing anything outdoors, like fishing, camping, or relaxing on the pontoon with her husband Nate, and her two pitbull mixes Nayla and Nova. She also loves drawing the murals on our clinic windows. Jaydeen is an avid Green Bay Packers fan and lives by "Once a cheese head, always a cheese head. GO PACK GO!"

Certified Veterinary Technician

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Cassondra

Certified Veterinary Technician

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Cassie has been in the Veterinary Technician field since 2014 and completed her degree in 2016 from Argosy University in Eagan, MN. She joined the Blackberry staff in August 2018. From a young age she wanted to love and help every animal she encountered and is excited that she gets to make that her career.

In her spare time, Cassie enjoys watching the MN wild, camping, taking photographs, and spending time with her cats Hops & Alfie, her dogs Deedee & Koivu, and on occasion, her husband Will.

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Adelynn

Veterinary Assistant

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Adelynn is a a freshmen at Inver HIlls Community College and has been working at Blackberry since January of 2018  and volunteering since 2014. She plans to attend the University of Minnesota for future Veterinary studies.

In her free time, Adelynn enjoys painting, dance, riding horses, and playing with her dog Toby.

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Michaela

Veterinary Assistant

Michaela is currently enrolled in the veterinary technician program at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, and is set to graduate May of 2021. Her passion for animals and interest in science led her to pursue a career in the veterinary field, bringing her to join the Blackberry team in April of 2020. 

Outside of work and school, Michaela can most often be found spending time with her furry family, her human family, and her fiance, Nathan.  She has had a variety of pets in her lifetime, with her current companions being her Australian Shepherd, Dakota, and two cats, Pudd'n & Baby Kitty. Some of her other favorite hobbies include watching movies, traveling, and going to MN United games

Marisa

Veterinary Assistant

Tara

Certified Veterinary Technician
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Sarah

Veterinary Assistant 

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Sarah grew up with a Mom as a veterinarian and has been exposed to the field since childhood. As she grew up she began to find a passion for science and medicine. While figuring out her next step in school, she has always enjoyed work at a vet clinic. Seeing animals every day makes work not work!

Sarah is currently pursuing other dreams. She helps out at the clinic when she is back home.

Tara graduated from Dakota County Technical College in December 2020 with an A.A.S in Veterinary Technology.  She plans to take her VTNE in March of 2021 to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. She interned at Blackberry in August of 2020 and officially joined the team in November of 2020. At a young age, Tara knew she wanted to help and care for animals which led her to a career in the Veterinary field. 

In her time away from work, you can find Tara rooting on the St. Paul Saints or the Milwaukee Brewers with her boyfriend, Hunter. She enjoys staying active and hitting the gym, traveling, and going for runs with her German Shepherd, Luna.