Get to know our team
Dr. Brenda Bright was born and raised in Southeast Iowa. She came to ISU, graduated in 1982 with a BS in Microbiology. Brenda went to Mercy Hospital school of Medical Technology, finished in 1983 and started working in the lab at Mary Greeley Medical Center. She went back to school in 1985 and graduated from ISU CVM in 1989.
Brenda started "Bright's Mobile Vet Service" in 1991 and bought Heartland Pet Hospital with Dr. Janice McClatchey in 1998. She currently resides in Ames with her husband, Mike. She has 2 adult children, 2 dogs, and 1 cat.
Mindi is our front desk girl but loves working behind the scenes with the doctors too. She joined our team in June 2008. Mindi has worked in all areas of the veterinary field for over 16 years and is very experienced in educating and informing clients. Her beautiful little girl, Lillian, is her pride and joy.
Jenna is our go-to-vet assistant when it comes to surgery, dentals, lab work and help in the exam room. She has been with our team since August 2008. Her fondness for our patients is evident in her nursing care.
Her and her husband, Aaron, reside in Story City with their three children, Reagan, Kendall and Tate. They also have a cat, Toulouse, and two dogs, Branch & Creek.
Danika attended high school at Roland- Story and while there she enjoyed working at the clinic as a kennel kid. After high school she attended DMACC in Ankeny. In 2014, she came back to the clinic to work as a Veterinary Assistant. She has a huge heart for every animal that walks through the door and always greets clients with a smile on her face.
She lives in Blairsburg with her husband, Dylan, and their dog and cat, Blaze and Toast.