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Equine Health Technicians


Karen ShadleKendra Foley
MRI/Patient Care


Kendra has been working at Pioneer Equine Hospital since January 2001.
She is the MRI and CT technologist.
Outside of work she can be found riding her bike, playing with her dogs or spending time with family.








Kathryn Hegedus
Reproduction/Surgery Technician


Kathryn is a locally grown from Modesto, graduating Johansen High School in 2004. In
high school, Kathryn was highly involved in the 4H Horse group and CHSRA District 5
excelling in Pole Bending all the way to Nationals.


After she attended a seminar of Equine Reproduction and Artificial Insemination at
Colorado State University Fort Collins in 2003, she made the goal to reach Veterinary
school and specialize in Reproduction and Surgery. She started by completed the MJC
Veterinary Technician Program in 2009.


Currently, Kathryn is working towards finishing her Bachelor of Animal Science at Fresno State University and an Associate Degree in American Sign Language at Fresno City College. She has spent 2 years at the Quarter Horse unit training young horses, collecting stallions, and monitoring mares throughout the breeding cycle. Moving on, she spent a year at the Dairy Unit as a Hospital Milker gaining a more thorough knowledge of AI working as an Assistant Herdsman. In 2013, Kathryn also became involved in the race horse industry, helping with yearling sales prep and attending the sales throughout CA.


On any weekend after working you can find her giving riding lessons on any one of her 7 horses, helping others train their horses, and trying to return to competing in barrel racing. She has a high interest in Racing, Reining, Cutting and working cow horses.
When not being completely devoted to horses you can find her farming, going to a LA Kings hockey game, providing pet care for people traveling, looking for willing people to try her newest cooking creation, and spending time with family and friends.



Allie Jordan
Lameness/Surgery Technician


Allie Jordan came to work at Pioneer Equine Hospital in the summer of 2013. She takes a special interest in lameness, but benefits from all aspects of being a veterinarian technician. She was raised around horses; both her parents come from a western background. She grew up participating in rodeo at Junior and High School level and was offered a scholarship to Feather River College. She attended Feather River College in Quincy, Ca and studied Ag Business. On her off time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, along with riding her horses as well as attending barrel races.






Karen ShadleKaren Shadle
Patient Care


Bio coming soon.









Ashley Flores, RVT
Patient Care


Bio coming soon.











Amanda Valente
Patient Care


Bio coming soon.











Jennifer Mikkelson, RVT
Patient Care


Jennifer was born and raised in Clayton, CA on a small ranch. Growing up she had a multitude of animals, including horses and from an early age knew she wanted to work in animal medicine. Jennifer pursued her dream and graduated from Carrington College in February 2016 with an Associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology. In April of 2016 Jennifer joined the Pioneer team and has loved it. Jennifer received her Registered Veterinary Technician’s license in 2017. When not at Pioneer you can find Jennifer riding her horse Sarah, hanging out with her friends and boyfriend in the East Bay area, and playing with her dogs Bonnie and Clyde a pair of AKC Labradors that she also breeds.   




Brooke Alexander
Ambulatory Patient Care


Bio coming soon.










Alexis Zifer
Patient Care


Bio coming soon.











Hector Solis
Patient Care / Reproduction Technician


Bio coming soon.