Hi everyone! I would like to introduce myself; My name is Mariska Wals. In June 2016 I graduated as veterinarian assistant at Groenhorst Barneveld. I used to work in hospitality for a couple of years. But after a while, I have finally decided to start my study for veterinarian assistant and do what I love most. What I really love about this job is the way you’re taking care of both client and patients. The main goal is to help every animal or owner in need and keep them happy and healthy.
At the moment I’m living in Amsterdam with my boyfriend and two cats Kyno & Rhonin. I’ve always loved animals since I was a little kid. I used to ride horses and spend a lot of time at the riding stabled. My father breeds zebra finches as a hobby. Whenever I found an injured bird outside I took it home to take care of him. Now I can work with them everyday!
See you at Dierenkliniek Vondelpark!
My name is Nicole van den Dolder and I have been working at Dierenkliniek Vondelpark since September 2020. In May 2020 I graduated as a assistant.
I still live at home together with my dog Kitara and my two cats Kanaka and Kachina. I have always grown up with animals from a very young age. I also rode horses for 13 years and still enjoy being with them. Besides my passion for animals, I also really enjoy gaming and being with my friends.
Since day one that I work at Dierenkliniek Vondelpark I have a great time. I like to learn more and more and that’s why I try to broaden my knowledge.
I hope to meet you and your friends soon!
My name is Demi Dreyer, I’m 24 years old and I live with my partner and our cat named Lucky in a small village called Langeraar. Ever since I was little, I’ve really loved to be around animals. Through the years we’ve had lots of different pets at home and I practically spent every minute of every day helping at the local horse stables for years. Becoming a veterinarian assistant was something I really wanted, but when I had to decide on my education, I chose to become a beautician. The last four years I liked working as a beautician, but kept having the feeling something was missing. So I took a leap of faith and decided to go back to school to become a veterinairan nurse. As of November 1st, I’ll be working at Dierenkliniek Vondelpark where I’ll be learning the first two years to get my diploma. I’m really thankful for the opportunity the clinic was willing to give me, so I can already start working in this sector while studying.
I’m looking forward to meet you all at the clinic!
Hi everybody! My name is Marieke Drieling and I graduated in 2012 as a veterinarian assistant at the Clusius College in Alkmaar. I live in Amsterdam together with a roommate. After my studies I worked as a veterinarian assistant for a while, but my plan was to become a physiotherapist for animals. So I tried to study physiotherapy, but unfortunately I didn’t succeed in finishing it. However, I am still interested in this field, which comes in handy at Dierenkliniek Vondelpark.
After studying physiotherapy I travelled through Australia and New Zealand for 2 years and worked a lot in the hospitality industry, which was also my last job. I found out that my heart really lies in working with animals so I am very happy to have this opportunity again.
Hopefully I will meet you soon!
I’m Loes and together with my husband, daughter, dog and four guinea pigs I live in Amstelveen. To add to all the fun, I also have two horses.
As long as I can remember I wanted to become a veterinarian. People can tell you whats wrong by using words, but animals have different ways of telling us. This is exactly what makes veterinary medicine so interesting for me. You do not only face the medical side, but you also need to take animal behavior and owners into account. Apart from this, veterinary medicine is very divers and you can develop yourself in a lot of different directions. My own interests especially lie in surgery, emergency care, rabbits/rodents and animal behavior.
As a veterinary student I had the opportunity to do my internship at the Vondelpark animal clinic. I was very impressed by the team, the expertise and especially the clients! Therefor I feel privileged to work at animal clinic Vondelpark.
Hi everyone, I’m Fleur Knaap and I work at Dierenkliniek Vondelpark since July 2019.
The reason for me to become a veterinarian was that from childhood (like most veterinarians) I was already busy with animals. We had dogs at home and I had my own pony. I loved being busy with that, and nothing seemed to me more fun than making my hobby my work!
It took a while before it was ready, because I was chosen 4 times before I could start studying my dreams. In 2010 I was finished and after graduation I was allowed to work in many different fun places. In Singapore and England, in business and in practice. Now two years back in the Netherlands and living in Amsterdam together with my wirehaired dachshund Victor.
I am so proud and happy that I am able to work at this beautiful practice with this nice enthusiastic team, every day it is a nice challenge to find the best solution for the clients and their animals.
I hope to see you at the practice soon!
My name is Lotte and I have been working at Dierenkliek Vondelpark since October 2019. In the summer of 2018 I graduated as an assistant. From my internship I moved on to the Medical Center for Animals in the Emergency Department. I enjoyed working here for a year and a half and gained a lot of experience.
Nevertheless, it started to tickle again to go back to a first line clinic where the contact with the animal and the owner is even greater.
All my life I have had a passion for working with animals. My second great passion is traveling. I prefer to combine these two, like I did in 2018 when I went traveling for a few months in Africa where I participated in a volunteer project with wildlife.
I myself have always had pets. At the moment I live together in Haarlem with my two rabbits running around my house all day. Besides dogs and cats my main interest lies with rabbits and rodents.
I hope to get to know you (and your pet) soon!
As a child I had an early interest in the medical field and I was a big animal lover. It was no surprise that I chose the study veterinary medicine. My first year of studies was in Ghent (Belgium), but after a year I came back to our beautiful small country to finish my study at the University of Utrecht. The learning to become a vet I varied with more practical work as a veterinary assistant.
In 2013 I graduated. Shortly after, I got offered a job at a clinic in Hoofddorp and after that I worked for 5 years at a clinic in Haarlem. From January 2019 I’m part of the fantastic team of Veterinary clinic Vondelpark.
What I like the most in my work as a vet, is the contact with the patients, but also with the owners. I find it a challenge to work with the owner and together get to a diagnosis and treatment. My interest is mostly surgery and especially laparoscopic surgery (surgery by means of a camera). Other than that I also have a special interest in dermatology.
In my spare time I do sports, I like to travel the word, but I also find it very nice to relax at home with my red cat Moos.
I am looking forward to meet you in our clinic!
I am Joy Zonneveld and I live in Heemskerk.
From a very young age I’ve always loved animals, that’s why I started the Paraveterinary course. During my internship at Vondelpark Animal Clinic I had a great time and I am also lucky that after my internship I was allowed to come and work here! I graduated in June 2018 as a assistant at the Clusius College in Alkmaar.
The work as a starting assistant is very nice, this is mainly because there is a lot of variety possible here in this clinic. Hopefully I will meet you soon!
I am Nirita Brand and I have just joined the great team of Veterinarian Clinic Vondelpark.
I graduated in June 2013 from the University of Utrecht and since then I have been working as a veterinarian, with the exception of the last 5 months in which I have travelled around the world! However beautiful this period has been, I am more than ready to get back to work.
I look forward to meeting you and your furry friends at the clinic!
‘I graduated in 2013 at the University of Utrecht as a veterinarian for small animals. Since my graduation I’ve been working as a veterinarian and I love it! My interests are internal medicine, radiology and echographics and reproduction.
When I was a child I always had pets (little chicks, rabbits, ducks and hamsters) and now I have two Golden Retrievers named Smash and Vino. During my education I’ve gained a lot of experience by working as an assistant in another clinic and in the emergency clinic in Amsterdam. I also have worked as a volunteer at a sterilization/castration-project in Albania. In my spare time I like to play tennis, see my friends and travel. For my graduation-project I’ve been to New-Zealand and Australia, where I have learned a lot and enjoyed visiting these beautiful countries.
You can find me at the clinic most of the time on Tuesdays and Fridays and I look forward to giving the best care to your pet, together with my colleagues.’
Hi my name is Kelly and, together with my dog Jade, I live in Zandvoort. From a young age I always knew that I wanted to work with animals, and in 2010 I graduated as a veterinary technician at the Groenhorst College in Barneveld.
After my studies, I started my career at a regular clinic, then progressing to an emergency clinic for 5,5 years where I learned a lot. The versatility of our job and the contact with pets and their owners is something that I really love. Since November 2016 I have been working in the veterinary clinic Vondelpark. This is a great clinic with an amazing team!
I hope to meet you and your pets soon!
‘Who doesn’t want to be a vet! Off course I wanted this, just like many other small children. At that moment I didn’t really realize what it all meant. I had a romantic image in which all animals will get better, everyone would come in crying and leave laughing. I can tell you, I was right (often..)!
I have the best job in the world! The variation in work, try my best to be the best, see a lot of different pets and owners, in the center of Amsterdam.. we heal a lot of animals, get lots of positive reactions, have a lovely team and we all work hard to make our clinic even better. With better care for your pets and sincere involvement with the owners, we have success! Come meet us soon..’
My name is Fleur Visser and I have been working at Dierenkliniek Vondelpark as an Assistant and Clinic Manager since October 2016. Before this time I worked in sales and marketing for a number of years after completing my economics studies. At a certain point I decided to do what makes me happy; working with animals! I went back to school and in June 2016 I completed my studies to become a veterinarian assistant.
I haven’t regretted this choice for a day yet. The variety in the work and the combination of working with animals and people makes every day special. Hope to meet you and your furry friend soon!
Hi! My name is Caitlyn, and I started working at the clinic in 2013. Fresh out of school, it couldn’t be better!
Ever since I was a kid, animals have been my biggest passion. Every animal had to come home with me so I could fix them up and set them free again, which really frustrated the homefront… Therefore the choice was not difficult when they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wanted to be a veterinary technician, to help all animals!
I still enjoy it every day. Dogs are my biggest passion, but cats and other animals are also more than welcome.
In my spare time I like to go on long walks with my dog Cas. Also I like spending time at home reading, playing a board game, taking care of my fish, and playing harp and violin
I look forward to meeting you and your pet(s)!