Staff

Betsy SchultzBetsy Schultz has been employed at Pitts Veterinary Hospital since October, 2015. She is a part-time kennel staff assistant and is training for the Front Desk. Previously, she had 5 years experience at a petting zoo and was awarded an internship at the Henry Doorly Zoo for the summer of 2015. Betsy’s pets are a Roborovski Hamster named Thor, and Kitty, a Lionhead Rabbit. She also cares for her roommate’s cat named Bunny. Betsy is a student at the University of Nebraska where she is a member of the Cornhusker Marching Band and plays the piccolo.

What Betsy enjoys most about her job is caring for the animals and helping their owners. She is fulfilling a childhood dream of working in a veterinary hospital.

In her spare time, Betsy hangs out with her pets, loves movies and baking, and of course, watches the Huskers play – Go Big Red!

Lucas ChampouxShelby Heiser has been employed at Pitts Veterinary Hospital since August 2016. She works part-time with the kennel staff and is training to perform front desk duties. Shelby is a sophomore at the University of Nebraska studying animal science and pre-veterinary medicine. In the past, she has volunteered at an animal shelter, and she enjoys interacting with the animals at Pitts Veterinary Hospital. She appreciates working with such friendly and helpful staff, and says it nice to hear clients say how much they enjoy coming to Pitts.

Shelby has one pet, a white West Highland Terrier named Elvis.

Samantha SmithSamantha Smith has been employed at Pitts Veterinary Hospital as a part-time Kennel Assistant since January, 2017. She is a pre-veterinary medicine and veterinary science student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She hopes to continue to Iowa State for Veterinary School.

Samantha grew up with a Labrador/Rottweiler named Taz.

In her free time, Samantha likes to run and watch Husker sports.

Samantha SmithJenna Brisco is a part-time receptionist and kennel assistant at Pitts Veterinary Hospital as of April 2017. She appreciates the “hands on” look into the veterinary field. She is pursuing an Associate degree in Veterinary Technology with the long-term goal of becoming a veterinarian.

Jenna has four pets: a Chihuahua mix named Cocoa, a Black Lab/Blue Heeler mix called “Jax,” plus “Cleopatra, a Ball Python, and “Phineus,” her beta fish.

In addition to school, Jenna also works at a coffee shop. In her spare time, Jenna is involved in theatre, music, and art. She also enjoys reading and taking her dogs to the dog park.

Aeryn AlmMiranda Weldon has been employed at Pitts Veterinary Hospital as a part-time receptionist and kennel assistant since May, 2017. She previously worked for Pitts in 2013 before moving to Texas to work at a big cat sanctuary. We were delighted when she called to let us know she was moving back to Nebraska to work at Henry Doorly Zoo and wanted to come back to Pitts as well! She says she “is so happy to be a part of the awesome staff here that gives such great care to all patients and clients.”

Miranda has three pets: Kia, a Great Pyrenees, plus Gryffin and Burley, two Maine Coon cats.

Miranda’s hobbies include art and woodworking. She also enjoys staying active and plays on volleyball and softball leagues.

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