Our Veterinary Assistants

Hali – Office Manager

Hali has been passionate about horses from a very early age. She started her lifelong equine career riding at the age of seven, becoming a working student at a show barn by the age of nine. From assisting the vets and farriers, to teaching lessons, guiding trails and managing barns, she has always pursued any and every opportunity to continue learning from and about horses. Hali has a degree in fine arts and frequently chooses horses as her subject matter for paintings. She enjoys the outdoors, from swimming and fishing to playing polo. She also grooms four polo ponies during the season.

Lauren – Veterinary Assistant

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Kyra – Veterinary Assistant

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Emily – Veterinary Assistant

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Karla – Veterinary Assistant Emeritus

Karla grew up on a dairy farm in Grundy Center, IA. Owned and operated by her family since the 1930s, Karla assisted with the daily activities of the farm including milking, calving, and farming the land. After high school, Karla pursued training as a dental assistant and worked for a dental office for eleven years, before relocating to Illinois and becoming Dr. Meininger’s assistant. In her spare time, Karla enjoys outdoor activities such as biking and camping, spending time with her husband, and assisting her family on the weekends with farm operations.