Heather Busch, LVT – Assistant Team Lead


Heather moved to Lincoln from Emerson, NE in the summer of 2013. She joined our Treatment team in November 2016. Heather met her husband Dan shortly after moving to Lincoln and was married in October 2017. Together they share 2 fur babies, Chase (dachshund) and Chester (kitty). Heather enjoys spending time with family,attending sporting events and zoos when they travel. Heather graduated from NECC tech school in May of 2011 and has worked with animals as an LVT since.


Brianna Young, LVT


Brianna is from a small town in western Nebraska called Gordon. Growing up, she always had an affinity for animals and knew that her career would involve working with them in some way. Brianna attended Chadron State College for several years, initially enrolled in pre-veterinary courses. She eventually ended up at NCTA in Curtis where she graduated with a veterinary technician degree in 2017.

Brianna has been employed with NAMC since her graduation and says that she couldn’t imagine herself anywhere else. At home she has 3 cats, a dog and a rat. When she’s not at NAMC Brianna can be found painting, reading, playing video games or spending time with loved ones.


Mackenzie Walker, LVT


Mackenzie grew up on a ranch south of Arthur, Nebraska where her love for animals began. Her family raised cattle and a few horses and had several dogs and cats as well. She joined our treatment team as an intern in March 2018 and returned as an LVT in May 2018 after finishing school. She attended Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis, NE.

Mackenzie has a fur family of her own consisting of a Maltese named Chloe and a horse named Fatboy. Her hobbies include hunting, fishing and rodeoing.


Maddie Schutz, LVT


Maddie graduated from Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis, NE with a major in veterinary technology and a minor in animal production systems and joined our Treatment team in December 2017. She was adopted from South Korea when she was 4 months old and has been a Nebraskan ever since. Maddie has 2 brothers, 9 step siblings, and 2 beautiful fur babies (goldendoodle and Pembroke welsh corgi). She enjoys her morning runs, taking naps and dancing/serenading her fur babies with 80’s music.


Nikki Forsell, LVT

Nikki is from Lincoln and joined our treatment team in March 2016. She graduated as an LVT from Vatterott in Omaha in 2011 and started working as a technician shortly after.

Nikki has2 cats, 2 leopard geckos, 1 tokay gecko, a guinea pig, and 2 beta fish. She enjoys watching TV, reading, and being outside. Nikki also loves spending time with friends and family.


Tristyn Block, LVT


Tristyn was born in California and raised in Plattsmouth, NE. She joined our Treatment team in December 2017. Tristyn graduated from Plattsmouth High School. She attended and graduated from Iowa Western Community College. She has always loved animals and her heart is in emergency medicine. Her hobbies include going to Disneyland, traveling, spending time with family, reading, spending time with her dog Rampage and her cat Ruckus.