Stephanie Onken

Stephanie Onken

July 11, 2017

About Dennis Ross

dennis ross 2016Name: Dennis Ross

How long have you been with VHA? Since January 2008.

What's one interesting fact about you that very few know? I lived in Germany for two years.

If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why? X-ray vision. I have all the other ones!

What's one thing you like about working at VHA? The people.

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July 11, 2017

About Andy Nadler

andy nadler 2016Name: Andy Nadler

How long have you been with VHA? Since October 2012.

Tell us about yourself: I have three sons: Connor, Elliot, and Garret, and a pitbull named Milo, all of whom keep me very busy.

What's one interesting fact about you that very few know? I'm an elite fantasy football master.

If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why? Billionaire just like Batman.

What's one thing you like about working at VHA? The people, hands down.

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July 11, 2017

About Sai Xiong

sai xiong 2016Name: Sai Xiong

How long have you been with VHA? Since June 2012.

Tell us about yourself: I'm hard working and have four children - two boys and two girls.

What's one interesting fact about you that very few know? I love the outdoors.

If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why? Clone myself so I can do a lot more things in one day.

What's one thing you like about working at VHA? Small company size.

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July 11, 2017

About Nicole Teigen

nichole teigen 2016Name: Nicole Teigen

How long have you been with VHA? Since September 2013

Tell us about yourself: My family consists of a St. Bernard named Moses, and my educational background is in Human Resources and Small Business Management. I worked in a clinic for 13 years doing everything from receptionist, vet assistant, kennel assistant, practice owner's assistant, and inventory control. So I'm a "been there and done that in a six doctor practice" person.

What's one interesting fact about you that very few know? I plan my vacation around being able to visit a zoo. My goal is to visit a zoo in all 48 states.

If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why? Flying because I could get places a lot faster because I HATE sitting in traffic.

What's one thing you like about working at VHA? Being able to help multiple clinics in varies ways. Every day has a new problem(s) to solve.

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July 11, 2017

About Jodi Deneen

jodi deneen 2016Name: Jodi Deneen

How long have you been with VHA? Since February 2006.

Tell us about yourself: I went to the Medical Institute of Minnesota well before it became Argosy, and was a technician in small animal practice until coming to VHA. I have a house full of rescued furry kids, including a Golden Retriever (Audrey), Great Pyrenees (Roy) and 4 crazy, silly felines named Tiana (aka T-bops), Joey, Max, and Nick. The cats have an aquarium of fish to keep them occupied also, and it works for me, too!

What's one interesting fact about you that very few know? I am addicted to genealogy, but that might not be so secret.

If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why? Healing. How amazing would it be to heal animals and people so no one had to suffer ever again!

What's one thing you like about working at VHA? Bringing Roy to work with me.

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July 11, 2017

About Julie Elliott

julie ElliottName: Julie Elliott

How long have you been with VHA? Since April 2015.

Tell us about yourself: I graduated from Globe University in 2009. I worked at a small animal hospital while attending school and was hired as a CVT after graduation and worked there for 8 years as a CVT/Inventory Manager. I currently live in Woodbury with my boyfriend, our 2 girls, 3 cats, and our dog Bruce.

What's one interesting fact about you that very few know? I was accepted to Texas A&M University-Galveston for Marine Biology but got too nervous to be so far from home and didn't go.

If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why? Not sure if it would be considered a superpower but I would love it if I could snap my fingers and have things get done, whether it be a chore or an errand. That way I could spend more time doing things I enjoy, rather than cleaning the litter box ;)

What's one thing you like about working at VHA? It's always a good day when we have dogs in the office. When you miss that from being in a clinic, it's a nice way to get your fix!

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maria headshotName: Maria O'Connor Vetscher

How long have you been with VHA? Since November 2009

Tell us about yourself: I am a CVT and graduated from NDSU as a Veterinary Technologist and have a B.S. in Ecology Evolution and Behavioral Biology from U of M. Before VHA, I worked at Ivesco for 5 years and at a clinic here in the Cities. I also previously worked as a Zookeeper at the Red River Zoo in Fargo and four years in Human Resources prior to returning to work with animals. I currently have one beautiful polydactyl kitty named Digits that I adopted from one of my clinics 3 years ago.

What's one interesting fact about you that very few know? I once flew a small plane around downtown Minneapolis at night

If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why? The ability to read minds - but only when I really want to know.

What's one thing you like about working at VHA? The people and my clinics!

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July 11, 2017

About Jeana Adams

jeana h 2017Name: Jeana Adams

How long have you been with VHA? Since April 2006

Tell us about yourself: My husband and I reside in New Richmond, WI with our 4 boys who love swimming and riding 4-wheeler. We also have an English Bulldog named Gus and a cat named Pickles. I went to UW-Stout and graduated from Globe College in 2004 with an Associates degree in Veterinary Technology. I was able to spend my internship at an equine veterinary facility and used my skills in a small animal practice until coming to VHA in 2006.

What's one interesting fact about you that very few know? My forehead is ticklish.

If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why? Teleportation - to be where I want to be in seconds.

What's one thing you like about working at VHA? The flexibility.

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July 10, 2017

About Sarah Sieben

sara siebenName: Sarah Sieben

How long have you been with VHA? Since March 2008

Tell us about yourself: I attended UW-River Falls before transferring to Argosy University, where I earned my AAS in Veterinary Technology. I became a CVT and worked in a clinic for about four years before coming to VHA. I live on a hobby farm with my husband, Evan; 2 steers; 10 chickens; mini-dachshund, Oliver; and cat, Summit. Outside of work, I like to travel, ski, workout, and ride our Harley.

What's one interesting fact about you that very few know? I shoot trap every summer and I am in a league with my dad and brother.

If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why? Fly!

What's one thing you like about working at VHA? My co-workers!

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stephanie duncanName: Stephanie Onken

How long have you been with VHA? Since August 2015

Tell us about yourself: I graduated from the University of Minnesota, Crookston in 2010 with degrees in Communication and Business Management with minors in Marketing. Before VHA, I was the Marketing Coordinator for a well-known business author, TV host, and global speaker. I share my home with two daughters, one cat (Peanut) and one pit bull mix (Bison). I enjoy thrift shopping, cooking, spending time outdoors, and trying new wine.

What's one interesting fact about you that very few know? My siblings and I are adopted, and I came home on my adopted mother's birthday, and my sister came home on my birthday!

If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why? Teleportation. It would be great to go places quickly without fighting traffic or spending hours on the road.

What's one thing you like about working at VHA? I love the people. The VHA team is fantastic, and our members are diverse, fun, and dedicated to their patients, teams, and industry!

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