When she was little, Lauri would always go into local pet shops and see if they needed help, even though she was far too young to hold a steady job. She’s adored animals ever since she can remember! When Lauri heard about the Veterinary Technician profession, she was hooked—she started in the field shortly afterward and has been caring for pets professionally ever since.
Lauri is originally from St. Louis Park, Minnesota, and lived and worked in Virginia for 35 years before returning to Minnesota in 2007. She began her career at a clinic in Virginia while attending school to study veterinary technology; Lauri ended up staying at that hospital as a Veterinary Technician for 25 years. After moving with her family to Minnesota, she began working at a clinic in Farmington until joining the Burnsville Parkway Animal Hospital family in March of 2016.
Around the clinic, Lauri is particularly fond of client education. She loves keeping pet owners up-to-date on the constantly changing field of veterinary medicine! She also enjoys chatting with animal owners in the exam rooms and hearing fun pet stories.
Lauri enjoys spending her time away from work with family. She and her husband, Chris, have a son named Joshua who currently attends the University of Wisconsin-Stout. He’s a linebacker on the school’s football team, and Lauri and Chris travel nearly every weekend to attend his games!