Mission Statement

"At Highland Animal Clinic our goal is to be trusted ambassadors for animal health and welfare. Our history as a family practice will serve as a model to continue to provide outstanding client education and committed service to the community where we work and live. We will offer elevated preventative medical care, and compassionate relief of suffering with dignity."

Staff

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  • Amie - Receptionist
    Amie permanently transplanted to Alaska with her parents and two brothers in 1993 from Arizona. She has lived in North Pole and Wasilla but has spent the most time in Anchorage. She has been a receptionist at Highland Animal Clinic since August 2012. She loves the family atmosphere and the customer relationships here at Highland Animal Clinic. In her free time she loves to camp, bike, hike and travel around capturing all her adventures on camera.
  • Kourtney - Receptionist

    Kourtney was born and raised in Alaska, enjoyed growing up fishing and camping, and now getting into hunting as well as more hiking. She loves animals and wants to rescue as many as possible! She travels on a regular basis, and her goal is to go somewhere new every year. She enjoys the experience of learning a new culture and being immersed in it. 

  • Analetta - Receptionist

    Analetta was born and raised in Bethel, Alaska. After graduating moved to the big city. Has enjoyed a career in the veterinary field going on 8 years. She has created a space for numerous rescued pets in her heart and home. Loves to add a little flourish with her artsy crafty talents to help any rescue causes. She has one human daughter and 8 rescued fur babies.

  • Claren - Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Claren grew up on a small farm in Valdosta, GA. She has always had a passion for animals. She entered the veterinary field in 2006 by working as a kennel technician in a small clinic. She graduated from Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in Denver, CO in 2011. After moving up to Alaska in April 2011, she obtained her Alaskan Veterinary Technician Licensure in August 2011. Joining the Highland Animal Clinic in June 2013, she feels extremely blessed to be a part of this fabulous clinic. Since then, the wonderful work family has been apart of all the big life moments in her life. She welcomed her first fur baby into her life in 2014- a miniature dachshund named '007'(Double). She got married to her husband, Ben, in August 2016. They welcomed the next fur baby ' Ebony'- a mixed breed puppy from the famous 'Dumpster Puppies' in 2017. In Feb 2019, the next addition to the family was added- their first (non-fur) baby- a son named Asher. Her hobbies outside of work include spending time with her family and friends, going for walks/hikes in the great Alaskan outdoors, swimming, and attending church activities and events.

  • Sarah - LVT, Veterinary Technician Specialist in Dentistry

    Sarah was born and raised in Anchorage, AK, and has always had a love for animals and dreamed of one day joining the veterinary field. She left Alaska to complete her Associates in Applied Science at the Bel Rea Institute and graduated in 2007 to become a licensed veterinary technician (LVT). She returned to Alaska to work in a specialty surgery practice for a couple years and then moved to a general practice where she discovered her love of veterinary dentistry.

    After many years of advanced training and education Sarah was awarded the designation of Veterinary Technician Specialist in Dentistry (VTS-Dentistry) in 2019 by the Academy of Veterinary Dental Technicians. Sarah's advanced dental training allows her to better assist veterinarians in dental radiology, pathology, dental hygiene, oral surgery, fracture repair, dental nerve blocks, and advanced endodontic and prosthodontics procedures. Sarah has also completed the Fear Free Certification Program in 2017 and loves to apply her training to allow her patients to feel more at ease and enjoy coming into and being treated in the veterinary clinic. Sarah joined the awesome team at Highland Animal Clinic in 2019.

    In her time off she loved being the mother of her 2 adorable girls, Victoria and Lydia, and hanging out with her loving husband, Randall. Being home-grown Alaskan she loves being in the outdoors and enjoys camping, hiking, fishing, and hunting whenever she gets the chance and loves to bring along her two welsh corgis, Jaffa and Korra, for some outdoor fun!

  • Lynzey - Veterinary Technician

    Lynzey Culver grew up in Juneau, Alaska where she spent her childhood hiking, fishing and nurturing her love of nature and the states many animals. This love was furthered with her fathers program of captive-bred Green Tree Pythons - which hold the title of first captive bred breed in Alaska. In high school, she spent her first years caring for her sickly childhood dog. Diagnosed with cancer, the many trips to the vet prompted Lynzey to research the terms and procedures to understand the diagnoses and treatments. A recent veterinary grad noticed her eagerness to learn and help, and took to mentoring her through the process.

    Though Lynzey’s dog lost his fight, she was inspired to help pets and their families the way she had been: with caring, patience and understanding. She decided to start working in Juneau at two different veterinary clinics before going to Flagstaff, Arizona for college. Her time there only reinforced that veterinary medicine was her passion, so she returned to Juneau to pursue her dream. Upon arrival, she adopted Harbor, a corgi heeler mix who would be the first of many. As she continued to  work in the veterinary field, she then adopted Kai, and met her supportive partner Derek and his silver lab, Sheenjek.

    Lynzey decided to join them in Anchorage, where she began at an emergency vet clinic before settling in with the Highland Animal Clinic family. Her own doggy family expanded with the addition of Adak. When she’s not working hard for the animals she cares for both in and outside of work, you can catch Lynzey and her family out hiking and exploring beautiful Anchorage and Eagle River.

  • Becca - Technician Assistant
    Becca - Technician Assistant

    Becca was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, and grew up fishing, camping, and spending time outdoors. She has been a tried and true cat person her whole life and is currently a cat mom of four: Velcro, Dante, Rascal, and Miss Kitty. She started her pursuit of working with animals by volunteering at the Adopt-A-Cat Shelter in her spare time. Then in  2015 Becca packed her things and moved to Fairbanks to pursue an Associate of Science degree. When that adventure was complete, she decided to start another and take a 2 month road trip down the west coast last summer. Since then, Becca started working with us at Highland Animal Clinic and has loved every minute of it!

  • Julie - Office Manager
    Julie was raised on a small centennial farm in Michigan. From barn cats to pet goats, pond frogs to horses, the four-legged critters were her every day community. “Born in the Barn” animal stewardship has been a lifelong occupation as well as a passion. A spontaneous adventure, during summer break from college, landed Julie in Homer. Enchanted by nonstop wind and rain pounding on her tent Julie was smitten by the Alaskan shore and skyline. After graduation from Central Michigan University, where she earned a BS in Speech and Communications as well as Education, Julie returned to Alaska. Every day since has satisfied the gypsy soul that steers her compass. Skiing, hiking, biking, sailing, paddling, gardening and just plain getting out there, Julie has covered hundreds of miles with her son Ian and the dogs that have shared their trails. Lisa, the Border Collie, winning hands down the award for going the extra mile. No matter how far they roam they are always welcomed back by the kitties that keep their house a home. Julie enjoys the dark winter days for the opportunity to catch up on reading. Highland Animal Clinic has occupied a sustained position in a resume that had started to exceed novel in length. Being part of this incredible team, dedicated to people and their companions, satisfies that need to be part of something that really makes a difference in the lives of those we serve.
  • Emilie - Kennel Technician

    Emilie has lived in Alaska for the majority of her life. She is currently attending UAA to get a M.S in engineering. Emilie has worked at Highland since 2017. She has always loved working with animals. One of her favorite things about the clinic is the fun loving environment. Outside of work you can find Emilie studying, biking the Service trails, hiking with her dog Jack, flying in a super cub, or camping in the mountains.