Our Rehab Team

Meet the friendly staff at Pawsitive Strides Veterinary Rehabilitation & Therapy!

  • Dr. N.T. Peterson
    Dr. Peterson has always felt a deep connection with animals. Whether she was bonding with her childhood pets, helping a client’s treasured cat to recover from an illness, or playing with her own affectionate dogs, she always felt that animals greatly enriched her life. To give back to these loving creatures who have such generous spirits, Dr. Peterson has dedicated her career to helping improve animals’ health, comfort, and quality of life!
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  • Dr. S. Harder

    Dr. Harder has been with Pawsitive Strides since November 2016. She is a 1978 graduate of Iowa State University. She practiced equine veterinary medicine for 38 years, selling her practice in 2016.

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  • Becky Nichols
    Becky is a Certified Canine Massage Therapist, Certified Veterinary Assistant, and a Medical Laser Technician. This dedicated, animal-loving lady keeps herself updated on the latest veterinary medicine advances, and she’s always ready to adapt to new technologies to better help her furry patients.
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  • Kacie Jones
    Veterinary Assistant Team Lead

    Kacie has been with Ingersoll Animal Hospital since 2016 and has assisted at Pasitive Strides in multiple capacities since joining our team.

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  • Megan Hastie
    Veterinary Assistant

    Megan joined the Ingersoll Animal Hospital team as a Veterinary Assistant in 2017 and Pawsitive Strides as a Rehab Assistant after expressing her interest in the rehab field.

  • Tess Registered Veterinary Technician

    Ever since she was a little girl, Tess has had a passion for veterinary medicine. All she’s ever wanted to do was help animals live happier, healthier lives! She gets to do just that as a Registered Veterinary Technician at Ingersoll Animal Hospital.

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  • Shelbi Veterinary Assistant

    Shelbi is a Des Moines native, and grew up spending many summer days at the Blank Park Zoo. She’s always been interested in the behavior and rehabilitation of animals, and knew that she would love to work hands-on to better the lives of the earth’s creatures. That’s why Shelbi decided to become a member of the veterinary profession!

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2911 Ingersoll Ave. Des Moines, IA,50312


2:00 pm-5:30 pm


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8:00 am-5:30 pm


12:00 pm-5:30 pm


8:00 am-5:30 pm