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Our Staff

Stefanie Bowers
Stefanie grew up in rural Nebraska.  Stef began working as a Receptionist at Highlands Animal Hospital when we opened in 2003. It's very possible that when you call, she just might know you from the sound of your voice alone. She spends half of her spare time training her dogs and competing with them in agility events. The other half of her spare time is spent with her better half...going out to eat, attending Church activities and traveling. She and her husband, Dennis share their home with 2 dogs.
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Amy Wendland
Amy is a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She received her Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology at the University of Nebraska School of Technical Agriculture, in Curtis, Nebraska. She began working for Highlands Animal Hospital in April 2012. Amy and her husband, Bryce have 3 sons. They share their home with 2 dogs and 4 cats. In her spare time she enjoys photography and gardening.
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Jennie Luebbe
Jennie is a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science from the University of Nebraska. She also attended the Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Nebraska, where she earned an Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology. Jennie has been working for Highlands Animal Hospital since 2008. She and her husband, Paul have 2 young children. They also share their home with 2 dogs and a cat.
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Kevin Bakenhus
Kevin is a Licensed Veterinary Technician. He received his Associate Degree in Applied Science in Veterinary Technology from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in 1997. He began working for Highlands Animal Hospital not too long after we opened our doors, helping whenever possible. Kevin is also a full-time Veterinary Technician at the Veterinary Emergency Services of Lincoln. Kevin and his wife, Barb have two children, twins Jerika and Elijah. Their family wouldn't be complete without their dogs, Scuba and Romie and cat, Beatnik.
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Lynn Trumble
Lynn grew up in Lincoln, Ne. She spent many years working for LPS and the city of Lincoln. Prior to coming to work at Highlands Animal Hospital in 2013, she worked for Capital Humane Society and Kenl Inn. She and her husband, Barry share their home with a Golden Retriever and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. She enjoys gardening, walking and spending time with her grandson in Lincoln and three grandchildren in Minnesota.
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Erin Fick
Erin grew up in Louisville, Ne. Her love for animals was apparent even as a small child. She remembers feeding the town strays and bringing home sick and injured animals to nurse back to health. After high school Erin began classes to pursue an education in Animal Science. Erin joined Highlands Animal Hospital as a Receptionist/Veterinary Assistant in 2012. Erin, her husband Shawn and their son Jacob enjoy fishing and spending time with their Boxer's Addie and Seger and her cat Bob. Her dream is to some day open a rescue for senior animals.
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Lindsey Clark
Lindsey is from Lincoln, Ne. She began working at Highlands Animal Hospital in 2016 as the weekend animal caretaker for our boarding pets. She joined our team full time as a Veterinary Assistant a few months later. She and her boyfriend, Stuart live with their two dogs, Daisy and Colby, as well as two chameleons, a crested gecko and a leopard gecko. Her love for animals has turned into her career path. Her future plans include attending Veterinary Technician School.
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Leslie Carder
Leslie has been grooming for over 25 years. She is experienced in all dog breeds and cats. She's been at Highlands Animal Hospital since we opened our doors in 2003 and plans to be with us for many more years to come. She acquired a great love and compassion for all animals from her grandfather, who never turned a stray away whether it be dog, cat, or the occasional wild visitor. She and her husband, Lee have 3 children, ages 15, 13 and an adorable 3 month old. They share their home with 2 dogs, 4 cats, 2 ferrets and a tortoise. In her spare time Leslie enjoys spending time with her family, camping, boating and attending her children's sporting events.
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