The Pet Clinic Team
MICHELLE HANNA D.V.M., Owner
Dr. Hanna’s love for animals started early in a home full of a variety of pets including turtles, lizards, parrots, dogs, cats, rabbits, Guinea pigs, hamsters and gerbils. She decided she wanted to be a vet when she was 5 yrs old and began working in clinics by the time she was 13. She attained her degree from Iowa State University where she was honored with the Gentle Doctor award for the class of 1993. She joined The Pet Clinic family in 1998. At the end of 2015, Dr. Hanna and her husband Mike purchased The Pet Clinic, which was founded in 1983 by Dr. Carol Curry and Dr. Barb Teter. Her professional affiliations include the Nebraska Academy of Veterinary Medicine where she held an officer position, The Humane Society of the United States, Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association, Association of Veterinarians for Animals Rights, The American Animal Hospital Association, and the American Association of Feline Practitioners. At home, Dr Hanna’s family includes her husband, Mike, and three children – one son, a business student at Creighton University, one son heading to vet school in the fall, and a daughter starting pre-vet in the fall. Her four legged family of rescues continues to grow with Yogi, Annie, and Walter the dogs, Frannie the cat, Gertrude and Helga the Guinea pigs, two geckos named Kronk and Yzma, and three sugar gliders. Dr. Hanna especially enjoys internal medicine and behavior cases.
BARBARA TETER D.V.M.
Dr. Barbara Teter graduated from the veterinary medical school at Michigan State University in 1977. She is a member of American Animal Hospital Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, Nebraska Academy of Veterinary Medicine, and the American Association of Feline Practitioners. Dr. Teter is interested in all aspects of general veterinary medicine and surgery. Her decision to become a veterinarian was based off her interest in medicine and love of animals. In 1982, she joined with Dr. Carol Curry to become one of the original founders of The Pet Clinic. She was born in Lincoln, and moved to multiple cities throughout the Midwest. Outside of The Pet Clinic, Dr. Teter is passionate about whitewater kayaking, biking and playing tennis. She also participates in the Nebraska Wind Symphony and the Black Woods clarinet choir due to her love of creating beautiful music with others. At home, Dr. Teter has two three year old cats, Julius and Libby.
GLENNA RASMUSSEN D.V.M.
Dr. Rasmussen is an associate veterinarian and has been at The Pet Clinic since 1994. After earning an undergraduate degree from Dana College, she received her doctorate in veterinary medicine from Iowa State University in 1981. She practiced medicine in California for ten years prior to returning to the Midwest. Dr. Rasmussen is a member of the American Animal Hospital Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, and the Nebraska Academy of Veterinary Medicine. She has a special interest in feline medicine and when not at work, enjoys her cats, traveling, gardening, cooking, and reading.
JENNIFER OSTERHOLM D.V.M., Client Service Manager
Dr. Osterholm is an associate veterinarian who came to The Pet Clinic in 2000. Dr. Osterholm is also our Client Service Manager. She graduated from the veterinary medical school at Kansas State University in 1996. After attending school for 8 years and then practicing in Lawrence, Kansas for 5 years, she moved back home to Omaha. While working in Kansas, she served two years as president of the board of directors of the Lawrence Kansas Humane Society. Dr. Osterholm is a member of the American Animal Hospital Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, and the Nebraska Academy of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Osterholm has always had a huge amount of love and respect for animals, but it wasn’t until later in life that she decided to switch tracks from studying to be a physician to veterinary medicine. She shares her life with her 8 year old son, and when she’s not busy caring for him or animals at work, she loves working in the yard,
helping out with Scouts, volunteering for school activities or relaxing with a good book. Her furry family includes two young cats, Teddie and Jilly.
STEPHANIE TURNER D.V.M.
For the past several years, Dr. Turner has been practicing in the Chicagoland area. She graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine and obtained her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from the University of Nebraska. If you think she looks familiar, you're right! She worked at The Pet Clinic as a veterinary assistant while going through school. Dr. Turner, her husband, and their two border collies, Sawyer and Preston, are excited to be back to Nebraska. She is happy to provide your pets with excellent veterinary medicine while cheering on the Huskers!
GENEVIEVE KLUVER D.V.M.
Dr. Gen Kluver is a recent transplant from Southern California. Originally from Canada, she moved to the United States when she was 12 years old. Her love of animals and teaching guided her to earn a degree in animal health science. After attending Cal Poly Pomona for her undergraduate degree, she became a registered veterinary technician. She loved the field so much that she then went on to veterinary school at Western University of Health Sciences in SoCal. She graduated in 2014 and began practicing in Apple Valley, California. In early 2018, her husband was offered a position with Subaru in Nebraska. The family, including two young children and two cats, moved to Omaha. At The Pet Clinic, she loves to see the furry, and not so furry, pets of wonderful clients. During her time off, Dr. Gen can be found hanging out with her family and enjoying the outdoors.
WENDY HARRIS D.V.M.
Dr. Wendy Harris began working at The Pet Clinic in 2007. Originally from Austin, Texas, she attended Texas A&M University earning both her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees. She brings 25 years of veterinary experience and has worked in practices in Texas, Louisiana, and Nebraska. Dr. Harris' special interests include internal medicine and soft tissue injury, as well as abdominal ultrasonography and upper intestinal endoscopy. Dr. Harris embraces the concept of a "fear free practice" and works along with The Pet Clinic family to implement these techniques to allow for an enjoyable examination for both the patient and the client! Her heart belongs to her husband of 24 years, her two daughters and her mixed breed dog, Gus!
HILARY OPDAHL, D.V.M.
Dr. Hilary Opdahl is originally from Albion, Nebraska. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and then graduated from the veterinary medical school at Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Opdahl grew up with dogs, cats, horses, and cattle. She greatly admired how veterinarians treated her family pets as family members throughout their pets’ entire lives. Dr. Opdahl is passionate about helping clients with their dogs and cats, as well as exotics! She has a special interest in canine allergies and internal medicine diseases. In her free time, Dr. Opdahl enjoys spending time with her husband, Ryan, and their Goldendoodle, Griffin. She also loves running, trying new restaurants, and cheering on the Huskers!
MIKE | Practice Director, Owner
From college to currencies to canines, cats and critters! Mike graduated Summa Cum Laude from Creighton University with a double major in Marketing and Finance. From there he entered the world of foreign currencies helping companies with their international payment needs. During that time, he led sales teams for Eide & Eide, Travelex, CurrencyLogix, and American Express. After 20 plus years in currencies, he made the move to canines, cats, and critters! At the end of 2015, Dr. Hanna and Mike became the owners of The Pet Clinic. They are thrilled to continue The Pet Clinic legacy that Dr. Curry and Dr. Teter established by providing top notch veterinary medical care coupled with an unusually high level of client service. Mike and Michelle are the proud parents of three teenagers. Most days they feel lucky to have them Their four legged population has long outnumbered the humans in their household. They have, however reached a record with 10 four legged family members at present! Yogi and Annie the dogs, Mezzie, Poppy and Frannie the cats, Pixie the chinchilla, Gertrude and Helga the Guinea pigs...and, this just in, 2 geckos named Kronk and Yzma.
TAMMY | L.V.T. & Office Manager
Tammy is our office manager who has been with the Pet Clinic since 1983. While she is our office manager, she also is a licensed veterinary technician. She went to school at the University of Minnesota and completed an externship in England at the London Zoo. Tammy has also worked at The Henry Doorly Zoo, where she worked as a hospital/nursery keeper. She is very involved in her church at the campground for which she is worship leader and treasurer. She enjoys having a garden, loves doing crafts, as well as remodeling her home and campground property. Camping is a major passion for her and she has many camping buddies of all ages. She’s looking forward to taking the RV on some trips to warmer climates during the winter while working remotely for the clinic! Tammy is a member of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America, the Nebraska Veterinary Technicians Association and completed the course of study in dietary management through Hill's Pet Products earning her title of small animal dietician. She loves Siberian huskies, squirrels, wolves, eagles, and snow leopards.
JENNIFER| Licensed Veterinary Technician, Veterinary Support Team Manager
Jen joined The Pet Clinic family in 2002 as a kennel assistant, while working towards her degree in Veterinary Technology. She attended Vatterott College in May of 2003. Now, as the manager of The Pet Clinic's veterinary support team, she leads and coaches our licensed veterinary technicians, veterinary assistants and animal care takers on all aspects throughout the hospital. Jen is a member of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. Jen likes schnauzers and the bully breeds, and has a wonderful rescue Beagle, Brianna. In her down time, Jen enjoys gardening and reading.
CARL | Licensed Veterinary Technician, Lead Trainer
Carl decided to become a licensed veterinary technician after working in the motorcycle industry for quite some time. He started off as a kennel and veterinary assistant, until graduating from Vatterott College in 2007. Carl is also the lead trainer for the front end of The Pet Clinic, where he helps train and coach all licensed veterinary technicians and veterinary assistants on working with clients and patients in exam rooms, as well as filling prescriptions in the pharmacy. His long term goal is to achieve certification in dog training and behavior. Carl is currently a member of The Society of Veterinary Behavior Technicians. He loves helping people better understand their dog and give them current and positive techniques to modify their dogs' behavior due to noise phobias, fear, anxiety, separation anxiety, aggression towards humans or other dogs, sensitivities to handling and or nail trims. Growing up, he had many types of animals, dogs, ducks, parakeets, hamsters, lizards, you name it! Carl has three wonderful children, and a beautiful wife of 10 years, as well as a 7 year old smooth coated collie named Daisy. His free time is spent with his family, fly fishing, hiking, camping, working on classic cars or his archery skills.
RIVA | Licensed Veterinary Technician, Lead Trainer
Riva is originally from a small town near Norfolk, where she helped out on the farm working with hogs. When she was a teenager, she was in 4H, and did obedience training and shows with her farm dog. She decided to go to college for graphic design, but in the end, animals won her heart over and she decided to go to school to obtain her degree in Veterinary Technology. Within the clinic, Riva primarily works in surgery. Due to this, she became the lead trainer of surgery, treatment and the laboratory for The Pet Clinic, where she helps train and coach all licensed veterinary technicians and veterinary assistants. She met her husband when she was a senior in high school, and they have two daughters together. Riva also has two guinea pigs, Dandelion and Flower, and one papillion mix, Ellie.
AMANDA | Licensed Veterinary Technician
Amanda is a licensed veterinary technician, born and raised in Omaha. After graduating from the University of NE at Kearney, she decided to become a vet tech and went on to attend Northeast Community College. In 2006, she started working at The Pet Clinic. She lives with her mixed terrier, Autumn, and 3 cats: Ronan, Klaus, and Freya. At the clinic she’s known as Gunner's mom, and he tends to act up when she’s not there.
MICHELLE | Licensed Veterinary Technician
Michelle D. graduated from Vatterott College with a degree in veterinary technology. She was in her first semester of a four year program when she realized she could help care for animals and their people. For her, it’s the best of both worlds. Michelle describes herself as an Air Force Brat who’s lived on three continents. Her father retired from the Air Force in Nebraska, where she met her husband, James. Michelle’s passions include her family and church. She’s a mother of three beautiful girls. At church, she runs the Audio/Visual Ministry, and is also involved in Bible Buddies, a Wednesday night children’s ministry. She has a four year old Australian Shepherd/Sheltie mix named Patrick, and a two year old three-legged guinea pig named Leo.
JENNY | Licensed Veterinary Technician
Jenny attended Iowa Western Community College. In 2009, she earned her degree in veterinary technology. She was born and raised here in Omaha, and growing up, she and her family always had animals. She realized from a young age she wanted to work with animals. Originally, she wanted to become a marine biologist due to her love of dolphins, but she decided to stay close to home and become a veterinary technician. Jenny’s personal interests include working out, baking and reading. She’s very passionate about running and living a healthy lifestyle. Currently, Jenny is the proud cat mom to Lyra and Jillie, and she’s hopeful to one day adopt a dog as well.
CARLY | Licensed Veterinary Technician
Carly is a licensed veterinary technician originally from North Bend, Nebraska. She graduated from Northeast Community College in 2012, and moved to Omaha to become part of The Pet Clinic family. Since moving to Omaha, she’s found her husband. She decided to become a technician due to her desire to help animals. She says looking back, she can’t imagine doing anything else with her life. Carly loves bike rides, bowling, spending time with her family and friends, and also loves to travel. Carly recently became a new Mom welcoming a son into the world. Carly has three cats, Lacey, Oliver, and Zelda, three guinea pigs, Wash, Pip and Nine, and she has numerous fish.
PATTIE | Licensed Veterinary Technician
Pattie received her Associates degree in Veterinary Technology from Argosy University in Minnesota. She originally came to Omaha for an internship at the Henry Doorly Zoo animal hospital but loved the city so much that she decided to relocate. She worked in emergency medicine for several years before joining The Pet Clinic. She is currently continuing her education at Creighton University and in her free time she volunteers for Big Brother’s Big Sisters and Nebraska Wildlife Rehabilitation. She lives with her husband, two schnorkies, Tristan and Eleanor, four long haired cats Orpheus, Tabitha, Meiko, and Clementine, two tortoises Mortdecai, and Stanley, and a ball python, Clara.
BECCA | Licensed Veterinary Technician
Becca was born in Creston, Iowa. After graduating high school, she longed for a big city vibe and chose to move to Omaha, Nebraska. She graduated from Iowa Western Community College, where she earned her degree in veterinary technology. She enjoys reading, snuggling her pets and drinking coffee. She has one dog, a rat terrier named Bubb, three cats, Bianca, Kali, and Loki, and has one beta fish, Sushi.
MORGAN | Licensed Veterinary Technician
Morgan was born and raised in Fremont, Nebraska. She grew up on a farm, and always helped the veterinarian tend to her family's cattle. She knew working with animals was something she'd love to do forever. She graduated from Fremont High in 2007, and Bel-Rea Instituted of Animal Sciences in 2010. She enjoys playing slow pitch softball and sand volleyball. She also enjoys spending her free time watching sports or being with her family, going to concerts and being out at the lake. Morgan has two dogs, Lexi, a 9-year old pit bull and Nash, a 5-year old Mini Australian Shepherd.
LAUREN | Veterinary Assistant
Lauren is a veterinary assistant going to school for a degree in business, but at one time she was considering going to school to be a veterinary technician. Lauren loves working with animals, and has a particular interest in horses, especially the saddlebred variety. She has been riding since she was 2 years old, and has shown horses for 12 years. Her mom introduced her to the big fuzzy creatures, and she’s been hooked ever since. Lauren has a 37 year old horse named Stormy” a Husky mix, Zuri,” who’s turned out to be the best running partner ever, and a German shorthair pointer named Gator!”
REBECCA | Veterinary Assistant
Rebecca has lived all over the United States, but if she had to pick one place, she says Kentucky feels like home. She absolutely loves Nebraska though, and has many family members who live here. She joined The Pet Clinic family in order to combine her love for animals with her medical background. Before working here, she spent ten years as a human medical assistant. She loves the outdoors, and enjoys doing outdoor sports whenever possible. Rebecca finds enjoyment in being crafty and artsy. She is currently on the hunt to find the perfect rescue pet to fit her family!
WILL | Veterinary Assistant
Will is a veterinary assistant who was born and raised in Omaha.
Growing up at The Pet Clinic has inspired Will to go to school to become a veterinarian, following in his mom, Dr. Hanna's footsteps. He is a sophomore in Pre-Vet at Creighton University, where is is president of the Pre-Vet club. When he isn't studying or working, he loves wrestling with his three big dogs in the yard, clearing the woods with his chainsaw and meeting new animals while pet-sitting.
KELSEY | Veterinary Assistant
Kelsey is a veterinary assistant who is a true animal lover. She is a senior in high school. Her time with her large family of little critters at home and her work at The Pet Clinic have inspired her to also follow in her mom, Dr. Hanna's footsteps and pursue veterinary medicine. She will start Pre-Vet in the Fall. When Kelsey isn't sleeping with her big dog or saving power cords from demolition by her chinchilla, she likes to sing and act.
CHRIS | Client Service Coordinator
Chris is a client service coordinator and has been with The Pet Clinic since 1985. The loves in her life include her two cats, “Chama” and “Tucker,” and two birds. Chris is responsible for the care and good health of the clinic’s extensive selection of indoor plants. In her free time, Chris loves to go on medical mission trips, especially to Belize and Uganda.
DEBBIE | Client Service Coordinator
Debbie is a true animal lover, there’s no doubt about that. She has 4 dogs and 5 cats, all of which are rescues! She wanted to combine her love of animals with her love of helping people. She attended South Dakota State University and graduated with a BA in Art & History. She’s a member of the A.S.P.C.A. and the proud mother of a beautiful daughter. In her spare time, she loves knitting, crochet, landscaping and walking her dogs.
CHRISTY | Client Service Coordinator
Christy joined The Pet Clinic after being a long time client. Besides spending time with the two legged members of her family, she loves being with her horses, cats, sheep, but most of all, her border collies. Herding is her passion with agility training a close second.
BEV | Client Service Coordinator
Bev is a client service coordinator at the Pet Clinic. Originally, she’s from Tecumseh, NE and moved to Omaha for a job with Wheeler’s Farm Store. Bev comes from an extensive background in customer service and knew that working with animals and using her skill set would be the perfect job for her. In her spare time, Bev loves to read, crochet, bake and spend time with family and friends. She and her husband just celebrated their 25th anniversary, and together, they have three children, along with a grandson. Soon they’ll be expecting their first granddaughter. Bev has two granddogs, “Zoey” and “Buddy.
TATUM | Client Service Coordinator
Tatum is a client service coordinator who hails from Anna Maria Island, Florida. She recently graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, and is now working to obtain two Masters of Science Degrees from Creighton University, one in Organizational Leadership and another in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution. Tatum also attended George Mason University, focusing on International Economics, while she was interning for the United States Department of Energy. Tatum joined The Pet Clinic due to her love of animals. She and her husband are the proud pet parents of two dogs “Baudelaire,” and "Abel," and three cats, “Adrian," “Daniel,” and "Paul."
ROSS | Client Service Coordinator
Ross is originally from Fayetteville, North Carolina, and moved to Lincoln, Nebraska with his family when he was young. He joined The Pet Clinic family in 2015. Six years ago, he moved to Omaha to be with his best friend, who has since then turned into his wife. Ross has a strong interest in felines, and has three of his own, “Adrian,” “Daniel,” and "Paul." He also has two dogs, “Baudelaire," and "Abel." Outside of animals, Ross has passions for accounting, finance, economics and investing. He’s currently earning his Bachelor of Science in Accountancy at Bellevue University.
KIM | Client Service Coordinator
Kim joined The Pet Clinic family in 2017. She was actively recruited here by her sister, Dr. Jennifer Osterholm. She was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, but has lived in seven states before returning to Nebraska. She has three extremely active black kittens, Doc, Magoo and Frankie. Kim loves watching them race around the house and play constantly. Kim also loves Halloween, hence her three black cats!! She is an avid dart player, and enjoys a good margarita!
LINDSY | Client Service Coordinator
Lindsy was born in New Jersey, but grew up in Dayton, Ohio. Her family relocated to the Omaha area in December of 2016. She can easily say Omaha is her home away from home! Lindsy started volunteering at her local animal shelter when she was 13 years old, and she has not worked outside of the field since then. She feels there is nothing more rewarding than helping animals! Lindsy enjoys learning about animal behavior and has acquired multiple certificates throughout her career from various behavioral symposiums. Her next step is to become a certified Fear Free Professional. The clinic she worked at in Ohio helped to create the modules for that program. She feels this is the next defining improvement in veterinary care. Lindsy has two kitties, Eloise and Gnomie. They are both foster failures and she’s A-OK with that!
CHELSEA | Client Service Coordinator
Chelsea was born in Omaha, and is the oldest of four siblings. She's happily married and the mother of two children. She joined The Pet Clinic family to strengthen her love of animals. Chelsea is very passionate about the well-being of all creatures, big and small. Her professional goal is to return to school to finish her degree in Veterinary Technology, and her personal goal is to become a foster dog mom. Chelsea is the proud pet parent of her 5 year old Lab mix, Bruno.
MARCY | Client Service Coordinator
During her childhood in Pennsylvania, Marcy's love of animals was fostered in a home full of pets including dogs, bunnies, birds, fish and a frog. After graduating from Penn State University and Lehigh University, Marcy and her husband moved to San Diego, and there her love of dogs grew as she worked with families as a dog trainer and volunteered as a service dog and therapy dog trainer. Her passion is coaching families to improve communications with their four legged family members using rewardable behaviors and clicker training, and she has a special interest in helping fearful dogs as well as dogs who are reactive on a leash. Marcy was delighted to move to Omaha in 2018 and join The Pet Clinic family in providing families with the best possible medical care for their furry and scaly family members. In her free time, Marcy enjoys spending time with her husband, son, 9 year old Golden Retriever, "Sandy," and 1 year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, "Ruby," volunteering at the Nebraska Humane Society and snuggling up with a good book.
JILL | Animal Caretaker
Jill joined the The Pet Clinic family as a kennel assistant due to her desire to work with animals. She attended the Metropolitan Community College to obtain a degree in Business Management. On her days off, she enjoys fishing, as well as watching baseball and football. Another thing Jill loves it to show her two Labrador Retrievers, “T-bone” and “Ruby.”
KAYLA | Animal Caretaker & Veterinary Assistant
Kayla was born in Fairfield, California, but has lived in many places around the world due to her father being in the Air Force. She is currently a high school senior at Papillion La Vista South High School, and she also attends the Zoo Academy. Kayla wanted to be a part of The Pet Clinic family to learn more about what is involved in the veterinary career field. Kayla is an open water scuba diver and has encountered many interesting creatures during her dives. She is passionate about scuba diving because it allows her to step out of her comfort zone. Her other hobbies include playing soccer, traveling, watching football, and learning different languages. Kayla has visited nine different countries, with her favorite place to visit being England. She also has a two-year old rescue dog named Koda, he is a Husky/German Shepherd mix.
GUNNER | Pet Clinic Mascot #1
Gunner is the clinic kitty, and he’s quite the ambassador for The Pet Clinic. He loves to socialize with clients who are visiting on the weekends, and help doctors while they’re at the computer, by laying his head across the mouse. His passions are food, eating, and sleeping. Gunner’s claim to fame around here is being known as the most expensive free cat we’ve ever had! Everyone at the clinic loves him for one reason or another. He helped Ramsey to become comfortable with cats, and since then, Ramsey is the proud dad of three cats! For Riva, he’s the only cat she can have since her husband is allergic to cats. Gunner’s top skills are drinking water from the sink, tolerating affection, and eating everyone else’s food.