Jessica S. – Patient Care Coordinator and Veterinary Assistant Team Lead

Jessica joined our management team as the Client Care Team Lead in April of 2017. Jessica has worked in the veterinary field for 5 years prior to joining our team in various parts of the country. She has experience working as a veterinary assistant, veterinary technician, receptionist and manager throughout her career in the veterinary world.

Jessica is a Nebraska native hailing from York, NE where she was born and raised. After attending McPherson College in Kansas, where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design and her Veterinary Assistant Certification from A.B.C., Jessica has returned to Lincoln, NE. Jessica and her boyfriend Tony are currently living in Lincoln with their handsome English Bulldog Rocky and super adorable feline Cleo. In her free time she enjoys fishing, spending time at the lake, playing soccer, remodeling her home, do it yourself projects and spending time with her family.

Jessica’s favorite part of working at NAMC is getting to know all of the amazing pet parents and their fantastic fur kids!

Nanci K. – Human Resources Administration ‘LVT

Nanci has been with NAMC since before we opened! She is a Licensed Veterinary Technician and has been practicing since 1972. She is married and has 2 sons and 4 grandchildren. Nanci lives on a farm on the edge of Martell and has LOTS of animals including 5 dogs, 3 cats, a Shetland Pony, 3 Miniature Horses, a donkey and 3 paint horses.

In her spare time Nanci loves to ride horses and drive her minis, watch her grandchildren’s activities and write. She has been a part of Healing Heart Dogs Therapy team and has a Corgi in training. Nanci and her husband also take 2 of their Miniature Horses to pre-schools and senior living facilities.

Nanci chose veterinary medicine as a career because she absolutely loves pets and their people!

Shawna B., LVT, B.S.VT – Director of Education

Shawna’s love for animals has been palpable since she was a toddler. Her first memory is of a piglet snuggled up in her lap at the tender age of 3. Every tail wag and purr only solidified her calling…to be an animal nurse.

In 2005, Shawna began her journey in veterinary medicine. She went on to graduate with honors as she obtained her Associates of Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology. Shawna furthered her education at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln to achieve a Bachelor’s of Science in Veterinary Technology, thus extending from veterinary technician to veterinary technologist
Shawna’s joy of teaching in veterinary hospitals began in 2009 while she simultaneously functioned as a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She has a special interest in critical care, emergency, cardiology, neurology and anesthesia. These serve her significantly as she pursues her veterinary technician specialty from the Academy of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Technicians. In 2016, Shawna returned to NAMC to become the Director of Education when she moved back to Lincoln, NE.

When Shawna is not tending to a patient, teaching or reading a textbook, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Brad, their three furbabies (Betty Boop Fruit Loop, Pele Ontologist, and Zegan Kuss), and her family. Her hobbies range from vibrant brush strokes within her abstract paintings, black and white realistic drawings and yoga. Gardening around their craftsman home has become her newest hobby that brings her joy.

Steve D. – Rehab Team Lead, HR, Veterinary Assistant and Inventory Specialist

Steve joined our NAMC family in 2001 and has worked in almost every department! Steve is a veterinary assistant and specializes with patients going through rehabilitation after surgery or injury. He performs HR duties and also manages the inventory and ordering.

Steve’s fur family consists of a Pug named Bozlee and a French Bulldog named Daenerys (Dani). In his free time he enjoys practical jokes, landscaping, gardening and relaxing by his koi pond.