Heather Kreager, DVM
Dr. Kreager earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Minnesota-Duluth. During those years of undergraduate study, she also spent time working at the Lake Superior Zoo and volunteering with the local humane society and animal shelter. Following graduation, Dr. Kreager continued to develop her skills while working as a technician and receptionist in a small animal clinic before attending veterinary school at the University of Minnesota. Following her graduation in 2007, Dr. Kreager worked for a progressive small animal clinic where she developed her ability and skills while training under an ABVP board certified practitioner.
Chalco Hills Animal Hospital opened in February of 2013. Away from the clinic Dr. Kreager stays very busy with her two young sons Braden and Ronan and of course the furry four legged members of the family, a little Italian Greyhound named Nurmi, and very mischievous cat named Zuli.
Brizett Peterson, DVM
Dr. Brizett Peterson is a 2018 graduate of Iowa State University and a participant of the UNL/ISU Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine. She grew up in Syracuse, Nebraska (small town south of Omaha) and is thankful for the opportunity to be returning back home. Her special interests are surgery, dermatology, dentistry, low stress handling, and ophthalmology.
Prior to veterinary school, she earned her Bachelors of Animal Science at the University of NE at Lincoln. During her free time in high school and college, she worked for a mixed animal practice and volunteered at numerous small animal hospitals. She has dreamed of becoming a veterinarian since she was a little girl and is ecstatic that it has finally come true!
During her free time, she enjoys working out, spending time outdoors, refurbishing furniture, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. She currently lives with her husband and two spoiled cats (a dog will hopefully be added to the family soon!).
Sammi, Veterinary Assistant
Sammi grew up in Omaha and graduated from Bryan high school. Since being a little girl she always had a big heart for animals. She started helping her grandpa with his bee keeping company when she was 10. After highschool she spent time working with a wild life rescue. Her first job was at Petsmart in the grooming department and this is where she realized she wanted to work in the veterinary field. She started working at a clinic and loved the challenges and excitement of working with animals and their owners.
She considers herself a bit of a “crazy cat lady” with five kitties, the non-furry family members include her son Aiden and her daughter Emmber.
Brittany, Veterinary Assistant
Brittany grew up in Bellevue, Nebraska. She graduated from the University of Nebraska Omaha in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.
After working in a corporate job for two years she realized her passion was working with animals and so she started her journey working as a veterinary assistant.
She is currently enrolled in the Penn Foster veterinary technician program and loves it. She enjoys spending her free time studying and relaxing with her rescue kitty, Rhaegal, and her Shiba Inu, Heidi.
Chelsea is an Omaha native who has loved animals since she was a very little girl. She was raised on a farm where she experienced her first care giving experiences. She had a wild boar named Vivian, a goose, and a duck, as well as a horse named Rowdy.
She has slowly worked her way up the ladder but hopes to one day work more hands on with the animals and play a bigger role in their care here at the hospital.
Chelsea has recently adopted a partially paralyzed Chihuahua named Kristi in hopes she will work with her to regain strength in her back-end (doing great so far :)) and start using her legs again. She also has a big lovable Bouvier De Flanders named Liam and a Rottweiler named Quinn.