Ashley Tellinghuisen


Ashley is one of our Part-Time Receptionist here at the West Des Moines location. Her other full time job is being a teacher for students with intellectual disabilities, and has been doing so for over 10 years!

Deb Kyln


Deb is the beloved Grandma of the office, and she is proud of it! She has been working with us since August of 2017 as a part time Receptionist.

Olivia Owen

Veterinary Assistant

Olivia is one of our newest staff members and has been working here since October of 2021. She was hired on as part of our Boarding Staff, but has been training as a Technician as well.

Laura Sillivan

Veterinary Assistant

Laura is a fun-loving, hard-working girl who brings so much joy to the clinic! She started with us in May of 2022 and came from a previous job with making pet allergy medications. She grew up in Scottsdale, AZ and moved to Iowa in 2015 for college.

Emma Neiderheiser

Veterinary Assistant

Meet Emma! Emma has been working with us here at Family Pet since early May of 2022. She came to us as a Veterinary Technician with previous experience as a kennel assistant and a veterinary technician intern.

Allie Brockett


Allie is our main Receptionist over at the Norwalk location, and has been working there since August of 2020. Before that, she worked with Family Pet as a Kennel Attendant when she was still in High School.

Haylee Gardner

Client Care Coordinator/Receptionist

Haylee has been working at Family Pet since December of 2020. Haylee is our main Receptionist at our West Des Moines location and also handles Social Media Management for both locations and has a bit of Management over our website as well.

Dean Kimball

Veterinary Assistant

Dean is one of our two Assistants here at Family Pet Veterinary Center. He started working with us in September of 2021 and is currently enrolled in Des Moines Area Community College.

Kourtney Chance

Practice Manager

Kourtney Chance is a very essential part of our Practice here at Family Pet. She has been working with us since November of 2015 and is currently our Practice Manager.

Kayla Hughes

Assistant Practice Manager

Kayla has been working at Family Pet since May of 2020. Her passion for animals and working within the animal industry comes from her childhood. She says, "My Grandma Katherine used to rescue both cats and dogs off the street and bring them home to nurture them before finding a forever home.

Anne Boal

Client Care Coordinator

Anne has a lot of experience working with people as a teacher as well as experience in the medical field. She has been a pet owner her entire life and enjoys working with animals. In her spare time she gardens and is a performing musician.