Dominique Beaupre – Practice Manager
Dominique started working at Harper Animal Hospital in 2009 and finds the job very rewarding. She loves interacting with the patients as well as the clients. 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 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, going to the shooting range, cooking and spending time with her family and friends.
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 and her daughter, Abby. Susan’s hobbies include trail riding on horseback, puzzles, and crosswords.
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 enrolled 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.
Tara Maley – Veterinary Technician
Tara joined the Harper team in early 2020. She has a BA in Psychology from Roosevelt University with a focus on animal assisted therapy. Tara has had many different jobs working with animals including: grooming, working at a shelter, and veterinary technician. Her favorite thing about her job as a vet tech is getting to work with senior pets and pets who have special needs. She and her husband share their home with a variety of animals including dogs, cats, birds and reptiles. When she has downtime, Tara enjoys reading, knitting, and roller skating.
Cassidy Watson – Certified Veterinary Technician
Cassidy has always loved working with animals. She received her veterinary technician license in 2020, and joined the Harper team shortly after. Her favorite part about the job is getting to see and learn new things every day! Outside of work Cassidy enjoys spending time with her friends and family, being outdoors and traveling.
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.
Michelle Tognarelli – Receptionist
Michelle has been working at Harper Animal Hospital since 2016. Before she started working in receptionist positions at animal hospitals, she used to teach Child Care-Preschool age. Working here has been exciting. She really enjoys talking to the clients and meeting the special pets in their life. She is married to her high school sweetheart Steve. They have two beautiful young adult girls, Nicole and Kristi, and their handsome German Shepherd Thunder. In her spare time she likes to do DIY projects, relax on the couch, going for nightly walks and of course playing catch with Thunder.
Erika Stryczek – Receptionist
Before working at Harper Animal Hospital, Erika was a flight attendant for three years. She has a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from The Art Institute of IL. She is also a boxing coach currently. What she enjoys most about working at Harper is meeting new clients and building relationships with them and their pets. Seeing how much joy their pet brings to their life, brings joy to hers. In her free time she loves spending time with her family and friends, boxing and listening to live music. She live with my adorable boyfriend Jacob and their little silky terrier nugget London.
Elizabeth Norton – Receptionist
Izzy just joined the Harper Animal Hospital team in October 2019. She spent the past 13 years as a dog groomer. Expecting her first baby soon, Izzy needed a less physically demanding job but wanted to use her vast knowledge and love of animals landing her here at Harper. Izzy and her husband just welcomed a new puppy to their little family. In her free time Izzy enjoys helping others plan their vacations being a licensed travel agent. And when she won’t have her hands full with a newborn and puppy you can find her traveling the world herself and crossing things off her bucket list.
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.