Meet Our Team
Emi Kooyman, DVM
Dr. Kooyman spent almost 20 years as a Controller in a Fortune 500 Company before leaving the industry to become a Veterinarian.
Sara, Business Manager
Sara has always had a love and deep respect for all animals. Her main career interests lie in business and management, so ever since she was old enough to work, she has been helping manage her own family’s business, gifting her 10 years of office administration experience. During this time she volunteered, fostered, and eventually worked as a shelter manager for three years at her local humane society.
Colleen, Veterinary Assistant
Estela, Veterinary Assistant
Estela is originally from Spain where she has a background in hospitality work and education. She started working at the local humane society in 2019 and immediately fell in love with the animals. With a special talent for nursing and providing medical care, Estela is currently pursuing a veterinary technician degree. She has been working with Dr. Kooyman assisting with spay neuter surgeries in a high volume capacity since 2020. Estela lives with her partner and 2 crazy dogs she adopted from the shelter. She is fluent in Spanish and is readily available to help our Spanish speaking clients with any questions or concerns.
Lexie, Veterinary Assistant
Lexie has been volunteering with animal welfare organizations since a teen, before officially starting her career in animal welfare in 2017. She has worked in a variety of roles in animal shelters from kennel tech work to adoption counselor before finding her passion in shelter medicine. Lexie has worked in HQHV spay/neuter, and her most recent role was managing the medical department at a local municipal shelter.
Lexie is eager to help pets and their owners receive the highest quality care possible!
Megan, Customer Service Representative
Megan stumbled into her animal welfare career when she made a career change from working as a mental health counselor to working for a local humane society. Since 2018, Megan has become a jack-of-all-trades having worked in animal adoptions, shelter admissions, assisting with medical procedures, and coordinating foster volunteers.
Megan met, and was trained by, Dr. Kooyman while they were both working at the local humane society. Megan still works at the local humane society, but works part-time at the surgery center to help our mission to provide high quality, affordable spay/neuter services to her community.
When she isn't working, Megan can usually be found wandering her local bookstore or spending quality time with her rescued cat and dog.