Lead Veterinary Technician
Katie joined Ruff Start Rescue® in February 2020 as a Veterinary Technician. She spent the past 5½ years working at Animal Humane Society in Coon Rapids where she gained extensive experience and knowledge working with a variety of animals to include dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, birds, and other small critters.
Katie grew up with a house full of rescue animals and knew at a very young age that working with animals is what she was born to do. She currently has 4 rescue children of her own: 2 cats(Toby and Simon), 2 dogs (a Pit Bull named Pickles and a German Shepherd named Kyra), and twelve free-range chickens. You will frequently find Katie walking around her yard with a train of chickens following closely behind her. She spends her free time (when there’s no snow on the ground) gardening, hiking, fishing, 4-wheeling, and snuggling with her pets on the couch.
She makes it a point every day to ensure that all animals she comes in contact with get the proper care and treatment they deserve. She has a bottomless heart and will not hesitate to go the extra mile for an animal in need. Katie chose Ruff Start Rescue® because of their reputation of going above and beyond for ALL animals in their care as well as the positive attitude of all of the employees and volunteers she has met.