Staff

Meet the friendly staff at Ashworth Road Animal Hospital!

  • Diana Freeman
    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 Gino. 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!

  • Nicole Gordinier
    Nicole Gordinier
    Veterinary Technician, Receptionist, Inventory Manager

    Nicole joined Ashworth Road Animal Hospital in 2003. Nikki currently lives in West Des Moines with her daughter Charlotte Rose, her Maine Coon named Sherman, and her Weimaraner named Sassy.

  • Tricia Miles
    Tricia Miles
    Registered Veterinary Technician

    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, 3 goats, dog (Jersey), and her cat (Jackson). Tricia currently lives outside of Dallas Center with her husband Ed, her son Dallas, and daughter Dakota.

  • Shanda Scherff
    Shanda Strong
    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 husband, Aaron. She also has her three cats: Kenobi, Quinn, and Binx. In her free time Shanda likes to watch American Horror Story and Big Bang Theory.

  • sydney
    Sydney Runge
    Veterinary Technician

    Sydney joined Ashworth Road Animal Hospital in 2020. She lives in Des Moines with her Siamese cat Momo.

  • Tammy Hines
    Tammy Hines
    Animal Caretaker

    Tammy is a cat whisperer and hospital cleaner extraordinaire! 

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    Kristine Micheletti
    Receptionist

    Kristine has a special interest in animal behavior.

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    Vanessa Mebus
    Veterinary Technician

    Vanessa is a vet tech extrordinaire! She joined Ashworth Road Animal Hospital in 2020. She graduated with a degree in Animal Ecology from Iowa State University in 2019. She is a certified Cat Friendly Veterinary Professional. She lives in Johnston area with her cats, Hudson and Chesie. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, reading, painting, and watching football. Go Hawks!

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    Nadean Williams
    Receptionist

    Nadean joined Ashworth Road Animal Hospital in 2021.  She is going to school to become a veterinary technician. She lives in Des Moines with her dog, Bo, her cat, Princess, and her darling rats. Nadean has a special interest in exotic animal health.

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    Gypsy .
    Clinic Cat

    Gypsy joined us in December 2018. She is a happy-go-lucky feline who enjoys all sorts of toys and scratching posts.

  • Kathleen
    Kathleen Kavanagh
    Receptionist

    Kathleen joined Ashworth Road Animal Hospital in 2021.

  • Trinity
    Trinity Mills
    Veterinary Technician

    Trinity joined Ashworth road animal hospital in 2021 with a great interest in learning about exotic animals. She lives in Pleasant Hill with her lovely fur babies: an English bulldog named Squish, a French bulldog named Oscar, and a silver tabby cat named Wanda. In her free time, Trinity enjoys caring for a salt water reef tank and being active outdoors. 

Our Location

HOURS OF OPERATION

West Des Moines Office

Monday

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Tuesday

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Wednesday

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Thursday

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Friday

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sunday

Closed

West Des Moines Office

Monday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday
Closed