Staff

The Pet Care Center veterinary staff acknowledges your pet’s role as an important member of your family.
Dog being groomed

Our hardworking staff treat your pets like family

Whether you're taking your pet in for a checkup or an extended
stay in our resort, our staff will make sure your
pet enjoys their experience.

Doctors

Dr. Hagan

Dr. Hagan
Dr. Hagan attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for his undergraduate program and Iowa State University for his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. After graduation, Dr. Hagan initially spent a couple years in Kentucky and Texas working in the equine industry and racehorses and cutting horses.Dr. Hagan moved back to the Lincoln area in 2018 to be closer to family and to be able to work closer with his horses and family farm. He focuses on general preventative medicine, surgical and dental procedures. He has also focused on emergency medicine in the past, and occasionally still performs emergency procedures as needed. He has 1 horse, a Quarter Horse mare named Dually, and 1 dog, an Australian Shepherd named Hoss. In his free time you can find him working around his house, including wood working, working in the blacksmith’s forge, as well as riding his horse and training Hoss.

Jim Dager, DVM

Jim Dager, DVM
Dr. Jim Dager received his DVM from Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, and graduated in 2010. Following graduation, he spent three years working in Texas as a mixed animal practitioner. As a Lincoln native, Dr. Dager is glad to be back living and working in his home town. He developed an early fondness caring for animals and this love pushed him to choose an occupation that allowed him daily interaction with animals in need. His professional interests include soft tissue surgery, diagnostic imaging, and routine health care. Dr. Dager has a full house at home, consisting of several dogs, cats, horses, mini donkey, and various barn yard animals including ducks, quail, and chickens. He is also a reptile enthusiasts and raises ball pythons. He looks forward to meeting you and your furry family members!

Nurses

Sarha Buzi

Sarha Buzi
Sarha is attending the Unversity of Nebraska and is from Lincoln. She is currently in her undergraduate years studying Veterinary Science in hopes of continuing her education into a veterinary school. With a passion for all animals, Sarha spent the past summer in Africa studying abroad. In the future, she hopes to focus her career on wildlife and exotic animals. In her free time, Sarha loves eating all sorts of food and spending her days with her two German Shepherds Leo and Levi.

Christa Virus

Christa Virus
Christa has been working with pets since 2014. She has always had a passion for animals and is currently going to school to become a veterinary technician. She likes to spend time at home with her cat, guinea pig, and 3 dogs. You can see her friendly face in both the hospital and resort throughout the week.

Sheri Mills-Rupert

Sheri Mills-Rupert
Sheri has worked in the pet care industry since 1992 and she has been with Pet Care Center since 2014. She has a Diploma Certificate in Animal Science, Certificate in Radiation Safety and an Associate Degree in Broadcasting. She enjoys getting to know clients and their pets.Sheri and her husband have a Yorkie, two Brussels Griffons, and two cats.

Brianna Mostek, LVT

Brianna Mostek, LVT
Brianna is from Fremont, NE. She graduated in 2016 from Northeast Community College in Norfolk, NE from the veterinary technician program and is a licensed veterinary technician. She loves spending time with her two adopted cats, Shane and Oakley. Besides spending time with her fur babies, she enjoys being outdoors.

Support Staff

Gina Crummitt, Receptionist

Gina Crummitt, Receptionist

Gina was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She relocated to Lincoln, NE in 2016. She is the mother of twins, Justin and Justine, and their St. Bernard mix Saint. She has been in the administration/customer service business for over 20 years and enjoys meeting new people.


Paige Smercina, Receptionist

Paige Smercina, Receptionist

Paige was born in Boulder, CO but raised in Reno, NV. She has lived in many places including Oregon, Washington, and even Costa Rica! She has over 15 years of experience in various facets or the veterinary world. She enjoys horror movies, crime shows, and spending time outside with her dogs Luther, Briscoe, Kahli, and Scruffy.  


Kim Brown, Practice Manager

Kim Brown, Practice Manager

Kim has been working in the veterinary field since 2002. Kim has three daughters, Logan, Kelsey, and Bailey. They love to go camping, hiking, swimming, and occasionally staying at home to watch a movie together.  Kim has a St. Bernard named Flower.


Resort Staff

Olivia McShannon

Olivia McShannon

Olivia was born and raised in Nebraska. She loves spending time rescuing animals. She currently owns 2 dogs, 3 cats, and 4 lizards.


Shelby Bloom

Shelby Bloom

Shelby was born and raised in Lincoln, NE. She will be entering the Pre-Vet program at UNL this fall and has plans to become a veterinarian when she finishes school. She loves all animals and currently has a rescued cat named Katie.


Alycia Weigel

Alycia Weigel

Alycia grew up in La Crosse, WI and loves being part of the Pet Care Center team! She is great with all kinds of animals from dogs and cats to parrots and horses. She enjoys hanging out with friends and playing with their pets.


Jessamyn Myers

Jessamyn Myers

Jessamyn is from Columbus, NE and is currently a student at UNL majoring in biological sciences with a minor in fisheries and wildlife. Her future plans are to become a veterinarian or wildlife biologist. In her free time she enjoys spending time in the outdoors fishing or hunting accompanied by her trusty companion Loki.


Kennedy Hecker

Kennedy Hecker

Kennedy was born and raised in David City, NE. She is currently studying psychology at UNL. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family. She loves working with the daycare and boarding pets at Pet Care Center.


Alyssa Jensen

Alyssa Jensen

Alyssa was born and raised in Lincoln, NE and is currently studying veterinary animal science at UNL. She enjoys spending time relaxing with her four dogs Liz, Ike, Finny, and Onyx. She and her family have been showing llamas since 2002 and she recently got her first alpaca Marcie. She loves spending time and going on walks with her llama Zeke who she has been working with since 2006.


Susan Mechling

Susan Mechling

Sue has worked as a pet care attendant since 2011.  She has always been fond of animals and dedicates much of her free time to learning and caring about a wide variety of pets.  Currently, she has two chinchillas, eight parakeets, two rabbits, two small families of degus, and a rescued pit bull named Duke.


Kelsey Brown

Kelsey Brown

Kelsey has worked in Pet Care Center Resort since 2013.  She has a dog named Flower.  She loves taking care of dogs and cats at PCC. Kelsey really enjoys spending time one on one with the boarders.


Grooming

Brittany England

Brittany England

Brittany has been grooming since 2010 and has trained with a master groomer outside of Greenwood, NE for a year. She has always had an extreme passion for animals. She loves being a groomer and it has always been her dream. Besides grooming, she also loves to be at home with her fiancé, their dog Apollo, their 3 kitties Nahla, Athena & Bevo, and their 2 guinea pigs Lucy & Paisley. They also have a 55 gallon aquarium. Their dog, cats, and guinea pigs are all rescues.


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