Jen Ortner, Receptionist

Jennifer was born and raised in Southern California. She had a passion for animals from the start. She has worked her whole life with animals, from exotics at the Wildlife Waystation, to managing an upscale pet store, to working and caring for animals at LA County Animal Care and Control, to working and living at a vet hospital on the central coast.

In her late twenties she moved to the Midwest, working as a veterinary assistant in Minnesota then finally settling in Spring Valley, Wisconsin, where she resides with her husband and their kids. In her spare time she enjoys riding her horses, fishing, and bon fires with the family.

She owns her own pet sitting business, Jen’s Happy Tails In Home Pet Sitting, and started working here at Homestead Veterinary Clinic in April 2012 as a receptionist.