Kourtney Chance

Practice Manager

Kourtney is an essential part of our practice here at Family Pet Veterinary Center. She has been working with us since November of 2015 and is our Practice Manager. Prior to working at Family Pet, she worked in the food service industry for 15 years.

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.

Sarah Kuhlman

Lead Veterinary Technician

Sarah was raised right here in the heart of West Des Moines where she attended elementary, middle, and high school. During high school her favorite activity was archery.

Ben Fredregill

Veterinary Assistant and Registered Apprentice

Ben has been working with us since April of 2014, and has been working as a Veterinary Assistant since 2001.

Molly Eyerly

Veterinary Assistant and Future DVM, Class of 2026

Molly is an Iowa native and grew up in Winterset. In high school, her favorite subjects were anatomy and anything to do with learning about animals. From high school, she went to DMACC in 2016 and graduated in 2017 with an Associate of Arts degree.

Erin McNichols

Veterinary Assistant and Registered Apprentice

Erin has been working with us since February of 2021 as a Veterinary Assistant and is a Registered Apprentice. She has been in the Veterinary Industry since early 2019 but has been involved in the Animal Industry since 2010, specializing animal husbandry and research in marine ecosystems.

Chelsea Musick

Veterinary Assistant and Registered Apprentice

Chelsea first worked with us from January 2020 to late August of 2020, and returned to our Veterinary Assistant Team as of April 2022. She grew up in Chariton, IA and lived there until 2014 when she then moved to Africa.

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.


Hospitality Coordinator and Future RVT, Class of 2025

Brooke began working with Family Pet Veterinary Center in May of 2023 after completing her job shadow requirements with our team, as a prerequisite to getting accepted in to DMACC's Veterinary Technician Program.


Clinic Cat

The name's Esteban. I was born in 2013 and I am a Ragdoll and Siamese mixed cat. I only have a few select humans that are fully trained to pet me the right way, so even though I am super cute, I am mostly just for looks! I am the protector of this office.


Clinic Cat

Greetings Humans! My official name is Leonardo DiCatrio, I also go by Leo the Lion, or just “Leo” for short. I am a cool, laidback cat... you know, like that cute guy I was named after or whatever. I am a Persian cat and I was born in February 9th, 2016.


Clinic Cat

My name? I’m Lola. I’m basically the manager around here, making sure Esteban and Leo don’t get into too much trouble. I’ll even have to groom them sometimes! I was born in 2007 and came to live at the clinic in 2018. What I like doing is... well... Purring! I just like being around people.


Clinic Cat

Hi, I’m Storm, but I’m often referred to as the drama queen of the clinic, I’m not really sure what that means, but I WILL claim the title as “The QUEEN” of the clinic!