Tanya’s family always kept plenty of pets around while she was growing up; she cared for everything from dogs and cats to hamsters, ferrets, birds, and exotic critters. Tanya developed a passion and respect for animals early on in life, and she’s thrilled to have come full circle—now, she helps pets and their owners daily as the Practice Manager here at Golden Valley Animal Hospital!
Tanya earned her degree in women’s studies from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and worked as a production manager at a retail company after graduating college. Before long, she decided to combine her lifelong adoration of animals with her managerial experience—that’s when Tanya decided to go back to school. She studied veterinary technology at Argosy University and worked as an assistant right here at Golden Valley Animal Hospital during her studies. After earning her degree, Tanya became a full-time technician, and was happy to accept the Practice Manager role in September of 2016.
Outside of her interests in the veterinary world, Tanya enjoys reading, crocheting, and spending time with her family at home. She and her husband share their lives with their son and a lovable miniature schnauzer who goes by Doogie Schnauzer.