Stacy

Registered Veterinary Technician

Education: Kirkwood Community College

Stacy is a Registered Veterinary Technician here at Petersen Pet Hospital. She always has a positive attitude and is ready to help an animal whenever she can. Her favorite things to do as a vet tech include performing teeth cleanings, assisting the doctors in surgery, and monitoring anesthesia.

Stacy spent the early years of her life living in Marion, Iowa until 2004 when her family moved to Moore, Oklahoma. She continued to live in Oklahoma until after graduating high school in 2012. Despite living in OK for eight years, Iowa had always felt more like home to her so she decided to apply to Kirkwood and began school in Spring of 2013.  Although Stacy had originally went to Kirkwood for Theatre, she felt she wanted to have a more fulfilling career. Stacy has always had a huge love for animals so in the summer of 2014 she decided to join the Veterinary Technician program at Kirkwood. She graduated May 14, 2016 and became a registered Veterinary Technician that Fall. Stacy has completed Fear Free Levels 1-3 and Elite Certification. This certification means that she has achieved the highest level possible regarding ways of making the entire process of taking your pet to the veterinary office much less stressful and fearful. Stacy occasionally works with the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) in Kansas City regarding item writing for the Veterinary Technician National Board Exam. 

Stacy currently lives in Marion with her husband, Drew, and their two dogs, Lady Jane (Great Pyrenees mix) and Ember Rose (Golden Retriever). Lady Jane and Ember are loved very much and enjoy playing outside in their big backyard.

In her spare time, Stacy enjoys watching movies, listening to Taylor Swift, baking, playing video games, and spending time with her family and friends.