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Dr. Linda Schild has co-owned Kennedy Heights Animal & Bird Hospital since 1992. She takes pride in owning a practice that focuses on high-quality patient care, up-to-date medicine and techniques, and developing bonds with our clients. At the heart of the practice is her belief that pets should be treated as members of the family, with dignity and compassion, through all stages of their lives. Teasingly referred to as the “Energizer Bunny” by her staff for her endless vivacity and enthusiasm, Dr. Schild is a constant source of drive in the practice. She enjoys working in a small animal practice that gives her the opportunity to care for a wide variety of animals, including ferrets, guinea pigs, rats, hedgehogs, rabbits, reptiles, birds, cats and dogs. She embraces all areas of her job, from educating a client with a new puppy to preventive medicine, to diagnostics and treatment. Her interest in oncology has also allowed the clinic to treat many more cancer patients in the last few years. She shares her home with her husband, Rob, daughters, Mary Elisabeth and Katherine, and their absolutely adorable bunny, Melvin. In her spare time, Dr. Schild enjoys skiing, reading, and spending time with her family. The challenge of making her practice all that it can be keeps our energizer bunny going, and her team is always excited to see what she has planned for the practice next!
Stephanie is the Office Manager here at Kennedy Heights. Stephanie started working as a kennel assistant back in February 2011 and enjoyed every single minute of it! Her passion for working with animals continued to grow and she loves being able to work with a variety of different animals and meet people that love animals as much as she does. Stephanie is currently expanding her education and learning more about all aspects of the hospital. Stephanie shares her life with her boyfriend Aaron, their cat Buddy, dog Morty, leopard gecko Pheobe, axolotl Norrington, gourami Stitch and angel fish Finn. Stephanie was fortunate to share her life with an amazing ferret named Hobbs who has since passed away. Outside of work, she likes hiking and kayaking but she also enjoys staying inside and playing video games and painting. Stephanie’s meticulous work here has made her a valuable team member and her artistic contributions are certainly a bonus! Stephanie takes pride in engaging the team at Kennedy Heights and providing excellence in client care and service.
Alice started working here at Kennedy Heights in October 2013. Alice became a Registered Veterinary Technician because of her passion for animals, she loves what she does and always tries her very best to help, she enjoys being able to work with a variety of animals and is always excited to learn new things and educate and teach other team members and clients. Alice takes pride in ensuring that all animals are comfortable, happy and loved. During her spare time Alice loves to go out, spend time with her friends, explore, ride her motorcycle, snowboard and travel but she also enjoys spending time at home; watching anime, playing video games and enjoying junk food (she really loves junk food)! Alice wants to have a purpose in her career and takes pride in knowing that she can make a difference and help others each day. She is inspired by people around her and wants to live life to the fullest. Alice appreciates everyone and doesn't take anyone for granted.
Animals have always been a large part of Natalie's life, she enjoys working at a veterinary hospital and loves that she is able to provide compassionate care to many different animals. Natalie aspires to become a registered veterinary technician and will be starting school next year, we are all excited for her!
Natalie is an awesome team player always coming up with new ideas and is always willing to help. She is always able to make her other team members smile and laugh. Natalie has amazing dancing skills. In her spare time Natalie enjoys camping, off roading, hiking, riding horses, watching Bob Ross and painting. Natalie's hero is her dog, Texas. Meet Texas!
Julia Joned the practice in June 2005 after graduating from Stenberg College's Veterinary Assistant program. Since joining Kennedy Heights Animal and Bird Hospital she has developed and refined the position of Exam Room Assistant and she is a vital asset in our daily appointments. She greets clients and their pets, gains some patient history and other details, and then joins the doctor during the physical exam and consultation. She then continues to work with the patient and client after the doctor has left. Her knowledge in puppy and kitten care, parasite control, nutrition, behavior, and many other areas make her an invaluable source of information and support for our clients. Julia enjoys working closely with the veterinarian during the day and getting to interact with both the clients and their pets. In her spare time, Julia enjoys spending time outside walking or playing in the park and she also really likes to read/ She shares her home with her husband Jared and their two children, her dog Louie, her cats Midge, Darla and Phelix, her guinea pig Phyllis and her tarantula named Akasha. Julia continues to be an indispensable part of our team with her hard work and pleasant attitude.
Thalia is the newest team member of Kennedy Heights! She has 5 years of valuable experience and tons of diet, behavioral and prevention knowledge to share with clients. Thalia has always been passionate about animals and goes above the call of duty to ensure your beloved pet receives top notch care. When she's not working you will find her at the barn with her cowboy husband, Dave and their three horses, or at home with her dog Yogi; and her cat, Kitty. Thalia is a fun-loving, energetic 'gal who is excited about become apart of the Kennedy Heights family!
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