Licensed Veterinary Technicians
All of our licensed technicians regularly attend continuing education so that they can remain current with veterinary medicine. It is important to us to provide quality, up to date care in pain management and all other aspects of veterinary medicine. We feel that communication between our staff and clients is very important. The technicians will take time to help you understand your pet’s diagnostic and treatment options so that you feel confident in the care they receive.
Alli Pearmine, LVT
Alli grew up on a farm in Oregon before moving to California for college. She received her bachelor degree in Environmental Science at the University of San Diego. After college she moved back to Oregon and began working at a veterinary hospital hoping to gain hands on work experience to begin working with and training Guide Dogs. Plans changed when she met her husband (a born and raised Alaskan) who brought her up to Alaska during the Spring of 2002. She continued in the veterinary field and became licensed in 2004. Currently, Alli enjoys participating in agility events with her dogs. Her special interests at work include radiology, surgery, laboratory procedures and kittens!
Krystal Minkler, LVT
Krystal has been a technician since 2005. She has attended continuing education classes on dentistry and has learned current advanced dentistry techniques to provide high quality dental care for your pet.
Suze Nolan, LVT
Suze has been a licensed veterinary technician since 2008. Her professional interests include education, behavior and the human-animal bond. Suze and Kevin enjoy exploring Alaska’s trails and waterways with their dogs Kiwi the husky and Cootie the Shih Tzu. Kaya the cat keeps the house in order while they are out and about.
Bayleen Shaffer, LVT
Bayleen was born and raised here in North Pole. She has been with NPVH since September 2010 and resides in North Pole with her husband and 3 kids. Bayleen enjoys working with animals and achieved her veterinary technician license in 2016.
Sheena Batac, LVT
Sheena has been a resident of Alaska for 18 years. She is a blessed mother of a young son, Brayden, and together they enjoy the company of their pit bull, Baby Rogue.
Sheena has worked in the veterinary field since 2001. What she loves most about working at NPVH is the opportunity to establish long-lasting relationships with all of the wonderful people and pets that come to our hospital.
Sandi Bolcavage, CVT
Sandi has worked as a veterinary technician since 1999. Her husband is active in the Air Force and her family moved to Alaska in 2015.
Hilary Smith, LVT
Bio coming soon.
Our Veterinary Assistants play an important role in ensuring that your pet receives the best care possible while visiting our hospital. They are a knowledgeable part of our staff and are available to help answer any questions you may have concerning the well-being of your pet.
Mara is from Tok, Alaska. She has a bachelors degree of Arts and Sciences and a minor in education from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Mara is currently pursuing her veterinary technician license. She is married to Erik and they have a son, Kade. They have nine dogs and a cat. Mara is passionate about animal care and animal behavior.
Brooke moved from Washington State to Alaska in December of 2015. She moved with her husband and two fur babies. Since arriving in the state, her fur family has grown to seven. She began working for NPVH in May of 2016 as a technician assistant. Brooke enjoys work, family and singing.
Bio coming soon.
Bio coming soon.