Doctors | Support Staff

  • Jen Curtis
    Jen Curtis

    Jen Curtis brings 24 years of experience to the team. The Kearney, NE native grew up loving animals and after some encouragement from her parents, she chose her career path and went on to graduate from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture. She currently owns a dog named Skye and two kitties, Oliver and Liddy. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her son, Kaleb, as well as watching movies and cheering on the Husker football team.

  • Malina Pokorney
    Malina Pokorney

    Malina Pokorney graduated from Omaha College of Health Careers in 2001 with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Animal Health Technology. She has worked in a variety of animal hospitals as a Licensed Veterinary Technician over the years. Malina has 1 husband, 3 children, 2 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, and 5 hermit crabs. Her hobbies include being with her family, reading, relaxing on the couch and shopping.

  • Laura Young
    Laura Young

    Laura Young is from Brazil. She graduated from Federal University of Uberlândia in 2017 with a degree in Veterinary Medicine. She studied at Concord University in Athens, WV and at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. Laura also worked as an intern at the Veterinary Hospital of the Federal University of Uberlândia at the small animals clinic and in the operating room. She is working on validating her diploma in the United States. She currently does not have any pets, but she gets to Skype often with Jake (a 2 year old Siberian Husky) and Nina (a 9 year old Shih Tzu) that are in Brazil with her family. She also enjoys spending time with her husband watching movies and cooking.

  • Erin Muntz
    Erin Muntz Support Staff

    I grew up on our small family farm outside of Louisville, Nebraska. We now have a small cow/calf operation, raise a couple dairy cows and a small flock of Southdown sheep. Growing up on a farm gave me the inspiration and motivation to pursue a career in veterinary science. I am currently in undergrad at UNL majoring in Animal Science. I hope to attend vet school and become a mixed practice veterinarian, working mostly with large animals. I enjoy spending my free time with my family and doing anything outdoors. I am also on the road quite often traveling to rodeos with my boyfriend and his family. I currently live in Lincoln, but hope to move back to the country in the future! image1.jpeg

  • Dawn VanArsdale
    Dawn VanArsdale

    Dawn VanArsdale has always been a dog lover. In high school she discovered dog grooming and worked in a salon as a bather. Dawn came back to dog grooming in 2009 where it has been a passion ever since. She enjoys hanging out with family and friends during her free time.

  • Sherry Haeffner
    Sherry Haeffner

    Sherry enjoys sharing a welcoming smile to all of our clients at the Superior clinic as a receptionist. She is a native Nebraskan who recently moved home after 30 years of living in several states, to care for her parents. Her husband, and best friend, Bill, of 32 years share in the joy of family, their fur-kids and friends. They have a 10 year old chocolate cocker spaniel, Hershey, and a 7 year old Carolina dog, Husker. Sherry’s passions are caring for the elderly and giving pets excellent loving care!

  • Luann Thomsen
    Luann Thomsen

    Luann Thomsen worked in the food industry and bar industry for over 35 years. She thought it was time to do something different and Dr. Otto provided an opportunity to work at the clinic. Luann has been working here over a year and loves it! She has a dog named Abbie. Luann’s hobbies are sewing and spending time with family, especially her two grandsons. She has been with her partner for over 15 years and has 5 daughters between the two of them.

  • Erica Cory
    Erica Cory

    Erica Cory is from northern Iowa but has lived in Lincoln since high school. She works full time as an analyst at Allstate Financial and goes to school at UNL, majoring in Pre-Veterinary Zoo Animal Care. She also volunteers for the Capital Humane Society. She has four cats and a dog. Animals are her passion and what guide her life choices. She is a vegetarian and environmentalist because of her love for animals. Her goal of becoming a vet is for the sole purpose of helping and saving animals. She intends to eventually open a sanctuary and volunteer her services to various non-profit animal welfare organizations.

  • Madison Williams
    Madison Williams

    Madison Williams is currently a student at the University of Nebraska studying veterinary science. She has wanted to be a vet her entire life and currently has a lab/dachshund mix, Jett. In the past, Madison has had dogs, guinea pigs, hamsters, fish, turtles, and hermit crabs. In her free time she enjoys baking, watching movies and reading.

  • Tara Hestermann
    Tara Hestermann

    I am originally from Sterling, Nebraska where my parents run a small cow/calf operation and plate row crop. I have 4 pets myself, 3 live with my family, Lily a 5 year old black lab, Jack a 9 year black and white cat, Ralph a 3 year old gray tabby, and then Melvin who is 1 year old and lives with me! I enjoy spending time with my family and any outdoor activity. Currently working toward an animal science degree with the intent to attend Vet school and become a mixed practice veterinarian, but my passion lies with cattle! Getting to know clients and their pets is one of the things I enjoy most about working here, seeing them get better is really amazing.

  • Taylor Heng
    Taylor Heng

    Taylor Heng is one of Superior Veterinary Care and Cotner Pet Care’s receptionists. She is a veterinary science major at the University of Nebraska with hopes of attending vet school in the future. The Nebraska City native has always had a love for animals but her family’s farm inspired her to pursue a veterinary career path. She has a spoiled 3 year old black lab named Lola as well as three barn cats. Her spare time is spent running and training for various marathons throughout Nebraska.

  • Amanda McLeod
    Amanda McLeod

    Hello my name is Amanda M. Born and raised in Sumter, SC and have lived in Lincoln since the summer of 2008. I am single and live with my mother, stepfather, and brother. Currently I am finishing my associates of science degree at Southeast Community College and plan on graduating next year. My goal is to attend UNL’s college of agricultural sciences and natural resources (CASNR) and graduate with a Bachelors in Conservation Biology. I wouldn’t be where I am today without my family. They have been a huge support system for me the whole way and I am very grateful. I own four animals: My dog Titus who is a Shetland Sheepdog (11 years old) that we bought from a friend in Alaska, I have 3 cats, My cat Reagan, a grey and white DSH, we found on the streets and brought him into our loving home, GW who is now diagnosed Type II Diabetic my family bought him years ago from a friend, and lastly my cat Mya who is the youngest out of all of my animals and is part manx. I just started working at Superior Veterinary Care a month ago and absolutely love the environment and atmosphere. I have connected with many of my coworkers and plan on learning new things while I am here. I have a love for animals and would do anything to give them a healthier lifestyle.

  • Samantha Clark
    Samantha Clark

    Samantha Clark joined our team in August 2017. She was born and raised in a small town outside of Lincoln, Nebraska. She had previously moved with her fiancé to Arizona, where she then discovered her dream to work with animals. Samantha started as a receptionist and later became a vet assistant. She now lives here in Lincoln with her fiancé and two Dobermans, Roxy and Lyla.

  • Connor Tate
    Connor Tate

    Conner is from Kennard Nebraska, where his family and family pets still are. He grew up with a German Shepard, Titan and 2 cats Smokey and Milkshake. He enjoys spending time with his family, they are close enough he can visit them monthly. He has a B.S in animal science and a minor in Business. “I enjoy how friendly everyone is that I work with”

  • Lilly Horseman
    Lilly Horseman

    Lilly is from Gretna, Nebraska. She has 2 dogs, one 4 year old terrier mix named Peanut, a 1 year old Chihuahua, Jelly; two cats, 2 year old tabby Elliot, and 5 year old calico Callie. She enjoys traveling to new places and different counties as well as reading and spending time with her own animals at home. Currently working on her undergraduate degree in animal science, which she will apply to vet school to become a veterinarian for the military. “I enjoy coming to work. The patients and my co-workers are why I enjoy working here”

  • Christian Rozmiarek
    Christian Rozmiarek

    Christian joins our team from Hemingford, Nebraska. Originally studying Biology at Doane University, she has pressed pause on that adventure to pursue an Associates degree in Business Administration from Southeast Community College.  Christian has always had a love for animals; she left most of her fur-babies back home with her parents and younger brother, including her 11 year old chocolate lab named Bonnie, her 10 year old tabby-cat Willy, 7 year old black cat Sam, and 5 year old ducks Franklin and Pete. She has also owned chickens, bearded dragons, fish, hamsters and a rabbit in her lifetime. Here in Lincoln, though, her fur family only consists of one kitty, her handsome 2 year old Siamese, Murray.

  • Jessie Mandina
    Jessie Mandina

    I grew up on an acreage outside of Gretna, Nebraska. We currently have a small cow/calf herd and a couple horses that we rodeo with. Being raised around animals for a majority of my life has influenced my decision to peruse a career in veterinary medicine. I am currently a sophomore at UNL studying to get my Animal Science degree. My goal is to go on to Vet school at Iowa State with a plan to major in large animal medicine. From there I plan to move back to Nebraska to set up my practice and start helping people and their animals in every way I can.