Meet the Crew

Dr. Sheena Christensen, DVM

Dr. Sheena Christensen, DVM

Owner – Veterinarian

Veterinary Super Power: Community Outreach

Dr. Sheena Christensen is co-owner and CEO of Hello Vet Pet Wellness Center. She has a passion for helping pets in need and is on the Board of Directors at Heartland Human Shelter and Care as well as International Spay Neuter Network (ISNN). She helps conduct spay and neuter programs in Jamaica through ISNN each year.
 
Dr. Sheena and her husband, Dr. Jason, opened Hello Vet in July of 2021. Together they have two boys and two dogs. Outside of work Dr. Sheena’s passion is traveling abroad, experiencing new places, new foods, and new cultures.
 
We invite you to come in and say Hello to Dr. Sheena!
 
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine: Iowa State University 2011

Fear Free Certified
 
Fun Facts
Favorite Coffee Drink: Americano
Favorite Movie: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
Favorite Season: Fall

Dr. Jason Christensen, DVM

Dr. Jason Christensen, DVM

Owner – Veterinarian

Veterinary Super Power: Client Care

Dr. Jason Christensen is Co-Owner and Medical Director at Hello Vet Pet Wellness Center. His clients describe him as kind and compassionate which makes sense given that his motto for practice is the quote “they won’t care how much you know until they know how much you care”.
 
He has had a passion for helping people and their pets since his childhood, growing up on a farm in northern Iowa. 
 
Dr. Jason and his wife, Dr. Sheena, opened Hello Vet in July of 2021. When not working together, they raise two kiddos and two dogs together. Dr. Jason loves all things nature, camping, traveling.
 
We invite you to come in and say Hello to Dr. Jason!
 
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine: Iowa State University 2012

Fear Free Certified
 
Fun Facts
Favorite Coffee Drink: Hazelnut Breve
Favorite Movie: Saving Private Ryan
Favorite Season: Fall

Dr. Ester Kastella, DVM

Dr. Ester Kastella, DVM

Veterinarian

DJ Palmer

D.J. Palmer

Director of Operations

Veterinary Super Power: Dog Whisperer
(Behavior Training)

DJ started off his animal care career in 2005 in a boarding facility owned by a veterinarian in Green Valley, AZ. That is where he developed a passion for dog training/behavior. After some time working as a veterinary nurse, DJ started his career in Shelter Medicine, eventually becoming the Co-Executive Director of Humane Society of Central Arizona.

DJ’s hobbies include training dogs, sports, outdoors (fishing, camping, and hunting), and spending time with his wife and kids.

Fear Free Certified

Rani Primmer

Rani Primmer

Information Technology
Process Analyst
Lead Client Care Specialist




Taylor Ruhs

Taylor Ruhs

Veterinary Assistant

Veterinary Superpower: Patient Care

My name is Taylor and I am 27 years old. I have worked in the veterinary field for a little over 3 years. I received my associates degree in Psychology but am continuing my education to get my CVT license and Bachelors degree. I have 3 dogs (Niko, Sophia, and Elliott) and 3 cats ( Jasper, Pretty, and Clovis) who are my world! I’m working hard to make 9 year old Taylor proud in living out my dream to work with animals and continuing to go to school and learn new skills. When I’m not saving animals and giving them cuddles: I am making art, playing guitar, watching B rated movies, and writing. I always said that if I didn’t end up in the Veterinary field that I would want to be famous! I’m a huge Stephen King fan! I love to read, cook, and rock hunt.

I’m a very soulful and loving person and I put a lot of that into my job and my home. My animals are my life and they have saved me many times and I want to be able to give that back by assisting with other animal’s health and well-being so they can live long happy lives with their owners. The relationship between owner and pet is the greatest love story and it’s a purity that you can’t understand until you’ve owned a pet and cared for them; it’s why I chose to work in animal medicine. This is my passion.

Fear Free Certified

Mikayla Richardson

Mikayla Richardson

Client Care Specialist

Alysha Nakayama

Alysha Nakayama

Veterinary Assistant




Tamara Merry

Tamara Merry

Client Care Specialist

Veterinary Superpower: Spreading Sparkle

Julia Pennington

Julia Pennington

Veterinary Assistant

Jamie Gushwa

Jamie Gushwa

Veterinary Technician




Alexandria Seay

Alexandria Seay

Veterinary Assistant

Sam Arnold

Sam Arnold

Client Care Specialist




Want to Join the Hello Vet Team?

Do you have a super power that you want to bring to the Hello Vet team?
Inquire at jointheteam@hellovetforpets.com

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Veterinary Nurses

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