Susan Anderson – Certified Veterinary Technician
Susan has been a Veterinary Technician since 1977 and came to work at Harper Animal Hospital in 1982. She has loved animals for as long as she can remember, leading her to graduate from Madison Area Technical College in 1974 with an Animal Technician Degree. Susan enjoys the medical aspect of this job and looks forward to attending continuing education seminars. She lives at home with her husband, Paul, her daughter, Abby, and their cat, South DaCody. Susan’s hobbies include trail riding on horseback, puzzles, and crosswords.
Dominique Beaupre – Veterinary Technician
Dominique started working at Harper Animal Hospital in 2009 and finds the job very rewarding. She loves interacting, not only with the patients, but also the people they own. Dominique started riding horses when she was six years old and knew from then on that she wanted a career working with animals. She shares her home with a Pomeranian named Nessa, her adorable mutt dog Kismet, and a spirited Amazon parrot named Spatz. She also has a Paint mare named Blue. In her spare time Dominique enjoys riding horses, cooking and spending time with her family and friends.
Sally Ploch – Veterinary Technician
Sally started working as a kennel attendant at Harper Animal Hospital in 2012. She became a receptionist in 2014 and started working as a technician in 2016. Animals and medicine have always been Sally’s greatest passions, and she is currently a first-year veterinary student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine. Despite going to school in Wisconsin, Sally just couldn’t stay away from her Harper family; she comes home once a month to work as a technician. Outside of work, Sally enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and boyfriend, as well as traveling. She has traveled to Thailand, South Africa, and Australia and has worked with a variety of wildlife, including elephants, cheetahs, and marsupials. Included in Sally’s own furry family are two cats, Max and Tinkerbell, and a hamster, Mia Hammster. Sally is currently enrolled at The University of Wisconsin Madison and is pursuing her degree in Veterinary Medicine.
Shaughnessy Duke – Certified Veterinary Technician
Shaughnessy joined our team with almost 10 years of prior experience. She enjoys working hands on with dogs, cats, and exotic animals, and enjoys providing excellent care in appointments as well as in surgery. She earned her certification from the Vet Tech Institute at Fox College in Tinley Park. When not working, she’s at home with her dogs: Haylee and Kitty and cats: Trouble, Mini Vinny her tripod kitten named Trevor.
Julia Knoll – Certified Veterinary Technician
Julia joined the Harper Team in 2017. She earned her Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology from Pierce College in 2005. She has many years of animal emergency and critical care work on her resume. She loves spending time at home with her husband and two sons as well as her pets. Her fur family includes Roxy and Chester, her rambunctious and adorable bulldogs, and an Indian Ringneck Parakeet named Skully. In her free time, Julia enjoys spending time outside and experimenting with small DIY projects.
Pheonix Cheatham – Veterinary Technician
Pheonix started at Harper in late 2018. He started working in the veterinary field when he was just 12 years old. Although he has filled every position you can find in an animal hospital, he found his passion in his role as a Veterinary Technician in 2009. He particularly enjoys assisting with surgical procedures. He finds it beyond rewarding to be a part of a surgery that enhances the life of a beloved pet. When not in the hospital Pheonix can be found spending time with his family which includes his girlfriend Chloe, his stepdaughter Kaydence and their dogs Roxx, a pug, and Chu. He spends what is left of his free time on the disc golf course enjoying nature.
Teri Hattendorf – Receptionist
Teri has been happily employed at Harper Animal Hospital since 2009. After many years in the travel business, a change of pace was just what she wanted. Her love of pets and people make her position as a receptionist the perfect fit. When Teri’s not at the animal hospital she spends her time cooking, reading, and gardening. The newest addition to her family is an adorable young pug named Myrtle.
Ashley Blume – Receptionist
Ashley start at Harper in late 2018 and absolutely loves being a part of the team. Her passion for animals started as a child and grew as she did. She attended Harper College to pursue an Associates degree in Criminal Justice in the hope of one day becoming an animal cruelty officer. Ashley has been volunteering with animals for many years at The Buddy Foundation and Barb’s Precious Rescue. While working with the shelter animals Ashley decided she wanted to pursue a career as a veterinary technician so that she can help her furry friends and do what she loves at the same time. Ashley’s family consists of her son Chase, her boyfriend Scott, and her fur baby Wolfie, a domestic shorthaired kitty. When not working, Ashley enjoys spending time with her family, working out, going to concerts and listening to music.
Yomaira Campos – Receptionist
Yomaira joined the team in the fall of 2017. She received her Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education and Psychology. She has been working with Dr. Grabowski for a year before she came to Harper, and is excellent with Client Services and Management. She enjoys seeing all the different animals that come into the clinic. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and pets.
Amanda Garza – Kennel Attendant
Mandy completed the veterinary assistant program at Harper College in the spring of 2017. She came to work for Harper Animal Hospital the following year. Mandy loves animals and has volunteered her time with several clinic and rescues in the area. She is very well rounded and compassionate in her work and strives to provide the very best care for both her clients and patients. When she is not helping animals, she enjoys going to movies and spending time with her husband, their dog Lilly and her special needs hamster Hazel.