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Mackenzie is a Veterinary Assistant with Petersen Pet Hospital.  She grew up in Atkins, IA, graduated from Benton Community High School, and Iowa State University with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. Her family includes her mom (Robyn), Dad (Tony), twin brother (Zach), and an older brother (Chael). She has a Taby cat named Chloe.

Kenzie grew up loving animals and spent a lot of time helping with chores and caring for animals on her friend’s family farm. She also grew up around animals with miscellaneous medical issues such as cancer, heart complications, Addison’s Disease and joint problems which boosted her interest in helping animals. In her free time, she likes to go running, walking, crafting, sewing, spin flags, and socializing.