Patty knew from a very young age that she wanted to work with animals—in fact, she never considered any other career path! She’s worked here at Golden Valley Animal Hospital since 1998.

Patty grew up in Blaine, Minnesota, with her parents, sister, and brother. Right out of high school, she signed up for Veterinary Technician training. Lab work and surgerical assisting are two of Patty’s favorite aspects of veterinary medicine, and she loves being able to see a pet go home happy and healthy because of the work she’s done.

Patty lives with her husband, two Golden Retrievers, Freya and Odin, two cats named Oliver and Hawkeye, and two miniature horses named Sophie and Coal Dust.

Outside of her work at the clinic, Patty enjoys horseback riding, antiquing, and walking with her dogs. She’s also passionate about rescue work with dogs and cats, and even used to serve as the Vice President of a Humane Society she started with a friend!