2942 Hurst Road North Pole, AK 99705

Phone : (907) 488-2335

M, T, TH, F: 8:00am - 6:00pm
W: 8:00am - 8:00pm Sat: 9:00am to 5:00pm

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Veterinary Technicians / Assistants

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

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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.

Mallory Clark, CVT


Mallory is a certified veterinary technician. She grew up in North-Eastern Michigan and moved to Miami, Florida upon graduating high school in 2004 to pursue marine biology. Upon being hired as a veterinary technician assistant in 2006, Mallory learned she could pursue being a veterinary technician at an associate program at Miami-Dade College and graduated in 2008 with an A.S. in veterinary technology and is nationally board-certified as a veterinary technician. In 2008 she began working at a large, specialty veterinary hospital in the internal medicine department, seeing a broad spectrum of unusual cases. The animal field is always where Mallory has felt most comfortable, easily being able to read and animal's temperament due to her lifelong experience volunteering in her county's humane society (run by her mom). She has worked at clinics in Florida, Michigan and Germany before settling here in Alaska in May 2015 with her active duty Air Force husband and two daughters, three dogs, and cat. In spring of 2016 she expanded her brood to include chickens. Her cat is a shy and sweet Persian mix named Camilla whom she acquired at three weeks of age in 2003. Her dogs include a small rescue mutt named Ginger, a chocolate lab named McKinlee Bear and an American mastiff named Ox. In her free time, Mallory enjoys hiking, fishing, photography, biking, ice hockey, gardening and cooking.

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.

Veterinary Assistants

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 Renneberg


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.