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, three mischievous kitties Zuli, Nova, and Kirby.
Brittany, Licensed Veterinary Technician
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 has now graduated from Penn Foster Career College as a Veterinary Technician. In her free time she stays busy taking care of her many plants as well as her Shiba Inu, Heidi, and her kitty, Grimm. “
Emalie McElfresh, Veterinary Assistant
Emalie grew up in Omaha, NE. She attended Northwest Missouri State University and graduated in May of 2022 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Animal Science.
Emalie has been working towards getting into vet school for the past few years and was recently accepted in December. She will be attending the 2+2 program with UNL and Iowa State in the fall of 2023 and Bruiser will be going with her to school!
In her free time she loves spending time with friends, her 2 childhood dogs, Mazie and Dakota, and taking on DIY home projects!
Emmerson grew up in Elkhorn, Ne. She moved out to Waterloo, NE and finished high school at Douglas County West. She attended the University of Sioux Falls.
In her free time she loves to hike with her 2 English labs Ethel and Ida, and enjoys going to concerts.
She is very excited to learn and love on your pets.