Jenny Elsner – CVT

Jenny Elsner joined City of Lakes Veterinary Surgery in 2017, already having more than eleven years’ experience working as a surgery assistant with Dr. Hammel. She is the surgery technician for the practice, assisting with surgery, scheduling cases, and maintaining equipment in prime working condition.


A Certified Veterinary Technician, Jenny graduated from the Medical Institute of Minnesota in 1998. She is a Minnesota native, and worked at CLVS’ base hospital, Inver Grove Heights Animal Hospital for 20 years. She is among the most experienced in the field. Jenny is a gem. Gifted technically, Jenny is great with clients, and the right hand of CLVS. Her warm personality and attention to detail complement her patient care beautifully, and bring so much to our practice and the level of care we provide.


Jenny is a busy lady. In addition to being a veterinary technician, she enjoys an active lifestyle with her husband Aric and her three boys, Matthew, Travis, and Ethan, who are heavily involved in sports and activities. She has two Labrador retrievers, Mauer and Minnie. She also somehow fits a large amount of volunteer and community service into her schedule, working with DARTS, a community-based non-profit organization, and delivering to the homebound for her church. Among her many hobbies are skiing, four-wheeling, and watching her boys play sports.

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