Our Staff

Timpanogos Animal Hospital Staff


I was born and raised in Orem, UT and have been working at Timpanogos Animal Hospital for 6 months. I went to school at Broadview University and graduated with an Associates of Applied Science. As a child, I really wanted to become a Veterinarian but as I got older I changed my mind and the idea of being a Veterinary technician stood out to me more. I have a calico kitty at home named Jasper and she is wonderful. I am so thankful to be a part of the team here at Timpanogos.


I grew up in Utah having pets all my life. I have always had a deep love for animals, and there’s never been a moment that I haven’t wanted to go into veterinary medicine. I hope to one day go into biology and cellular research, in the hopes of expanding human and animal healing. I’m fluent in American Sign Language and hope to continue learning languages across the globe.


Samantha is originally from Utah. She completed the Veterinary Assisting program at Animal Behavior College. She loves animals, especially cats and wildlife! She enjoys the outdoors, playing the guitar, and spending time with friends, family, and pets!


Nichole started as an intern in January of 2015. She was hired on as a boarding technician in April of 2015 and moved to the receptionist team in January of 2017. She was rescued by a 3-year-old heeler mix named Jewel in March 2017, and they have become the best of friends. Nichole enjoys superhero movies, Elvis Presley, and boxing.


Katrina has been working at Timpanogos Animal Hospital for about 2 and a half years. After finding her love of the clinic decided to become a Veterinary technician completing school through Broadview University. She has 3 dogs and 2 disabled cats as well as a love for exotics like her 2 Geckos. She has a love of Comic-con and being outside.


I grew up loving animals and always trying to bring a new one home (much to my parents’ chagrin). I have always known that I wanted to work with animals and working here at Timpanogos Animal Hospital has been a great opportunity, not only to work with animals but to help them heal and live healthy lives.
I have an amazing Border Collie Aussie mix, Gunner, who is smart, loyal and loving and a quarter horse Daisy whom I have had since I was 14.


Hi! My name is Jalyn Butcherite and I’m 22 years old. I’ve been working at Timpanogos Animal Hospital since January 2017 and have loved continually learning and working with dog and cats. I was born and raised in Puyallup, Washington. I studied at BYU-Idaho for 2 years in Animal and Vet Science, then transferred to Broadview University in Orem and ultimately graduated with my associates in Veterinary Technology in January 2017. In my free time, I love to spend time with family and friends, watch movies, eat, longboard, and go on random adventures! My favorite animal is a dog, specifically a Saint Bernard, which I hope to own one day. 😊


Jacqueline started working here in 2007 as a veterinary technician. She graduated with an Associate of Science and passed the Veterinary Technician National Exam in 2007. She loves to camp and hike. She likes basically anything outdoors, as long as it’s warm. She has 3 dogs: J.D., Junior and Rowdy.


Hi, my name is Holly Smith married to a wonderful amazing husband, Larry Smith. I’m a Mom of 3 boys and 4 girls, all married and they have given us 24 grandchildren and counting. At this time, the grandchildren are all 9 years old and under. We love to get together to play and laugh and there is always food involved. I love to read and sew and be with family. I’ve worked here at TAH since December of 2016 and it’s been amazing. The staff has been so helpful as I have learned. I am looking forward to being here and loving your amazing pets.


I have five brothers, two sisters in my family. I’m an aunt and love to play with my nieces and nephews. I like to go classic skating and be with my friends and family. I’m seventeen turning eighteen December 20th going to be a senior this year. I also love to draw and paint in my spare time. I love to travel and go to different places. I’ve been working here for about a year now.


Afton has been working at Timpanogos since Spring of 2016. Started in Client Relations as a Receptionist and recently certified as a Veterinary Nutritional Advocate. She has a few pets, a 7-year-old German Shepherd Mix named Yuka, 2 two-year-old rescue kitties Kage and Loki, and an 18-year-old Arabian horse named Sunchaser. An avid reader of all things Fantasy and Sci-Fi, favorite series being the Wheel of Time. When not working she can be found playing video games, twitching, camping, biking, or lounging by water on a rock like a lizard catching rays. Loves to travel and has lived all over from North Carolina, Virginia, Wyoming, Oregon to Jamacia, Australia, and Ireland. 😊


I have worked here for as long as I can remember. I love animals and especially love cats and horses. On my off time, I am usually reading a good fantasy action book, cooking exotic dishes or mucking out my horse’s stall. I enjoy long walks on the beach (when I can find one), sipping soda under palm trees (also, when I can find one) and riding horses into the sunset.


Bjorg was born and raised in Reykjavik, Iceland, and she moved to Utah in 1996 with her family. Her favorite things to do are traveling and spending time with her family and animals. Bjorg has 2 dogs, 2 cats, and 2 rats! She has been a very valued part of our staff for over eight years now and is a boarding manager. She loves her job very much.


Aubrey joined the team at Timpanogos Animal Hospital in the Fall of 2015. She has always adored cats and acquired a love for dogs when she was picked out at the shelter one day by an adorable chihuahua. She enjoys working with animals and would like to eventually move into animal rescue. Aubrey is an attentive servant to her cat, Sam, and lives with three (very) pampered dogs.


Ashlee has always had a love for animals especially dogs. She has a passion for dog training and has been training dogs for the last 5 years. She has two dogs, Boone a bloodhound, Bentley a heeler mix and two cats. She loves to be outdoors with her family, where she can also practice photography in an outdoor environment. Her favorite dog breed is the Bloodhound, she hopes to become a bloodhound breeder and work in search and rescue with her future bloodhounds.


Ali has been working here since Fall of 2016. She began as a boarding technician. She loves animals and has a family beagle named Bruno. She is now working as a receptionist and enjoys working with people. Ali cannot wait to get a pet of her own!


Kelsey is from Southeast Michigan. Moved to UT in 2010 and graduated in 2013 with an associate degree in veterinary technology and has been working here ever since. Has a Pembroke Welsh Corgi dog named Kairi, who thinks everyone exists just to rub her belly and play fetch with her all day long. When Kelsey has spare time she likes to hike, draw/paint, bake, nap, read, watch Netflix, and play video games (mostly Legend of Zelda games). Favorite animal is an otter, highly dislikes spiders. Hogwarts house is Hufflepuff. Favorite type of food is Mongolian BBQ. One of those people who likes pineapple on their pizza, which means I’m awesome.