Ashworth Road Animal Hospital

5508 Ashworth Road
West Des Moines, IA 50266


Our Staff


Diana Freeman, Receptionist/Office Manager

Diana joined Ashworth Road Animal Hospital in 1994. Diana grew up on a farm, so animals have always been a part of her life. She lives with her husband Greg, their dog Kai, and their cat Vinny. They also have two adult sons, Joe and Jim. In her free time, she enjoys fishing, boating, traveling, and watching the Iowa Hawkeyes. GO HAWKS!



Linda Weidenman, Receptionist

Linda joined Ashworth Road Animal Hospital in 2004. Linda lives in Des Moines with her furry and feathered family. She enjoys spending her free time with friends kayaking, riding horses, training, and showing her dogs in obedience/agility trials, dock diving, and therapy visits. Linda is co-founder and member of Iowa Golden Retriever Rescue in addition to being a member of DMOTC and the Des Moines Golden Retriever Club.


Nicole Gordinier, Veterinary Technician/Receptionist

Nicole joined Ashworth Road Animal Hospital in 2003. Nikki currently lives in West Des Moines with her daughter Charlotte Rose and cats Max, Lily, Biggie, and Callie.


Tricia Miles, RVT

Tricia joined Ashworth Road Animal Hospital in 2012. Tricia graduated from Muscatine Community College in 2010 with her degree as a veterinary technician. She enjoys spending time with her four horses, dog (Jersey), and her cat (Mimi). Tricia currently lives outside of Dallas Center with her husband Ed, her son Dallas, and daughter Dakota.


Jill Mraz, Veterinary Technician

Jill joined Ashworth Road Animal Hospital in 2006 after graduating from Iowa State University with her bachelors in Animal Ecology and Wildlife Care.  Jill currently lives in Ankeny with her husband Gary and 3 children, Leah, Logan and Owen.


Shanda Scherff, Veterinary Technician

Shanda graduated from the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Veterinary Technician program in May 2014.  She joined Ashworth Road Animal Hospital in June 2014.  Shanda currently lives in West Des Moines with her fiancé, Aaron.  She also has her dog Holly and two cats Quinn and Binx.  In her free time Shanda likes to watch American Horror Story and Big Bang Theory.

 Whitney Indukuri, RVT

Whitney moved to West Des Moines in 2017 and starting working at Ashworth Road Animal Hospital shortly thereafter.  She graduated from Kirkwood Community College in 2008 with her AAS in veterinary technology.  She lives with her husband Dheeraj.

Alli Goodrich, RVT


Tammy Hines, Animal Caretaker



 Bob Adams, Animal Caretaker