Staff

Veterinarians:

 

Dr. Jeff Jacobson

 

 

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Dr. J grew up in Norfolk, NE and is a 1988 graduate of Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He has practiced Small Animal Medicine and Surgery in Lincoln since1988. In September 2001, he and his wife, Pam opened their own Small Animal Clinic, The Jacobson Veterinary Clinic

Dr. J & Pam have a daughter, Jessica and son Sim as well as a few terriers and a cat!

 

Dr. Megan Behrens

 

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Dr. Behrens grew up in Wilber Nebraska. She graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Agricultural Science from the University of Nebraska and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University in 2007. She practiced emergency medicine and critical care for 7 years before joining the Jacobson Veterinary Clinic team. Besides caring for her patients, Dr. Behrens loves spending time with her family, photography, cheering on the Huskers! Dr. Behrens and her husband Grant have two beautiful daughters, Rowan and Elleson, as well as two German short haired pointers and two cats.

 

Office Manager:

 

Tricia Stanczyk

 

 

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Tricia joined the clinic in April 2002 as the Office Manager. Tricia and her husband Russ live on 40 acres near Seward, Nebraska with their 5 "kids". The "kids" consist of Stuart, Greta, Einstein, Taser & Jinx all Parson Russell Terriers. Outside of work, Tricia enjoys showing her terriers in AKC Conformation shows as well as attending antique auctions!

 

Licensed Veterinary Technicians:

 

Shayna Janssen

 

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I graduated from Northeast Community College in 2009 and got my license soon after. I have 2 dogs, Mogli and Baloo, and some fish. In my spare time, I like swimming, watching movies with friends, and hanging out at the park with my dogs. I also enjoy teaching Baloo new, fun tricks.

 

Valerie Cooper

 

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Valerie received her LVT license in 1998 and  has been working a the Veterinary Emergency Services here in Lincoln for the last 10 years. Besides caring for her patients, she enjoys reading, camping and spending time with her husband and 3 children.Valerie is owned by 2 dogs and 2 cats!

 

Veterinary Assistants:

 

Sara Fendrick

 

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Sara is a Lincoln, NE native who graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 2004 with a B.S in Biology.  With 14 years of experience as a veterinary assistant, she has worked part time at Dr. Jacobson's for 8 years due to her love of animals and the atmosphere that Dr. Jacobson provides for companion pets.  Sara is currently working full time at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  She also works part time at the Veterinary Emergency Services as a receptionist where pets are referred to for emergencies when the clinic is closed.  Sara enjoys spending time with her husband RJ and their dog Axle.

 

Jasmine Lionberger

 

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Jasmine is a senior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she is studying Human Resources Management and can’t wait to be done with her Bachelor’s degree in December. She has previous experience working in a vet office and found out she loves the job, and wants to grow up to be like Tricia! If you catch her in her spare time, she is probably reading or watching Harry Potter, which she is obsessed with. She also likes to scrapbook, loves pandas, taking pictures of dogs, and spending time with her family and friends (many of which are dogs).

 

Shannon Dierking

 

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I am currently a junior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln majoring in Animal Science with a minor in Agribusiness. I enjoy hunting, hanging with friends and cooking, as well as working on our family hog farm near Cook, NE. I hope to be accepted to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln/Iowa State Veterinary program in the spring.

 

Kevin Curran

 

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I was born and raised here in Lincoln, NE. I am currently a sophomore at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and am majoring in Veterinary Science. I will be applying for the Nebraska-Iowa State Veterinary Program this summer. I love being able to interact with animals at work and in my spare time I enjoy movies, hiking, and any type of sport.

 

 

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