Karen Heidgerd, Practice Administrator

Karen manages the hospital and has initiated many of the innovative programs currently in place at Animal General. Starting her career in pet care as a receptionist, she became Senior Technician to a board-certified surgeon and was hired by Animal General in 1995 to be Head Technician. With over twenty years of experience in all areas of veterinary hospital work, as Practice Administrator, Karen not only coordinates all operations, she contributes to pets’ wellness and medical care through her nursing expertise – including conducting euthanasia in your home – and client education. She is co-founder of the Wild Bird Fund, a federally and state licensed wildlife rehabilitator, and has a special interest in treating ear problems.