Technicians & Assistants

Aniko Conrad | Veterinary Technician

Aniko has been with Running ‘S’ Equine since June 2017, and some of her favorite job responsibilities include caring for the patients, assisting with in-clinic and ambulatory appointments and running anesthesia during surgery.

“I like the business of a vet hospital, it is rewarding sending a patient home that was sick or injured,” says Aniko. “It is also a plus working with horses every day!”

Aniko has two horses; a warmblood named Tecumi and a standardbred named Gal. She has two tabby cats, Mickey and Minnie, and two pit mix dogs named Gus and Crouton. During her free time, she enjoys doing anything outdoors. She likes riding her horses, hiking with her dog, going to the beach, and lying by the pool.

Jennifer Leddy | Veterinary Technician

Full-time Veterinary Technician Jennifer Leddy joined the team in May 2020. She graduated with a BS degree in Equine Science from Centenary University as well as two minors in Biology and Business Marketing. Jennifer is incredibly hard-working and cares deeply for all of our patients. Her duties include assisting the veterinarians, performing scrub nurse duties in surgeries, and caring for horses in the clinic. Jennifer is so dedicated to her work and she helps us provide exceptional care for all of our patients.

"I enjoy working beside people who are passionate about what they do," says Jennifer. "I like constantly learning about horses through the various cases we see."

Before joining the Running 'S' Equine team, Jennifer gained 6 years of experience in the veterinary care field. During her time at Centenary University, Jennifer worked at the Centenary Equine Center for work study and a Rehab Rider from 2018-2020. She has also worked several barn jobs managing and grooming horses. Jennifer's hobbies include horse showing, USEF/USHJA. She also loves riding, hiking, and skiing.

Montana Ryden | Veterinary Technician

As a veterinary technician with us since October of 2021, Montana assists veterinarians with appointments, procedures, and setting up equipment. She’s worked with horses since 2018. Montana has a three-year-old Pitt mix named Stew and a 16-year-old OTTB named Albert.

“I love working with the amazing group of veterinarians and technicians who love to teach us.”

In her free time, she loves planting and taking care of her garden, playing with her dog, hanging out at the barn, and enjoying a nice fire at the end of a long day.

Kaitlyn Johnson | Veterinary Technician

Kaitlyn has been a full-time member of our team since November of 2021, joining us after 12 years of prior animal-related job experience. Her responsibilities include stocking the trucks, setting up equipment, sterile injection preparation, jigging for the veterinarians, and assisting during procedures. Her favorite part of the job is packing the trucks with the machines and equipment the veterinarians will need that day. Kaitlyn is always willing to learn and improve at her job to make the clinic the best it can be!

Graduating from Centinary University in 2018, Kaitlyn has a B.S. in Equine Studies with a concentration in Business Management.

“Everyone at Running S has the best interests of the horses at heart. The entire staff are incredibly friendly and want you to do your best. All the vets and other technicians have been wonderful teachers.”

Kaitlyn has a German Shepherd named Lexi, two cats named Pixie and Eli, and a Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse named Springston and Chrome. Horseback riding since she was eight, Kaitlyn loves doing this in her free time. She also enjoys spending time with her family, pets, and friends. She also enjoys trying new restaurants and axe throwing.

Rachel Matthews | Veterinary Technician

Rachel has been a full-time member of our team since June of 2022. As a Veterinary Technician, Rachel takes care of patients, keeps the vets safe, and gets through the day as efficiently as possible! Her favorite parts of the job are surgeries and hospital cases. Rachel has a B.S. in Animal Sciences and Industry from Kansas State University.

“Each vet has their own process, and it’s interesting to learn those different thought processes. [I also like] the team-like feel – everyone is close. We see a wide range of problems and clientele.”

Rachel has a six-year-old Spotted Draft horse named Sailor and a three-year-old cat named Arlo. When she’s not working, she loves hiking, drawing, and baking.

Jaime Katz | Veterinary Technician

Jaime’s job responsibilities include horse holding, sterile scrubs, caring for clinic patients, and assisting with procedures. She loves meeting new horses and seeing interesting cases. She has a B.S. in Equine Science with a minor in Biology from Centenary University.

“Running S Equine is a great environment where everyone is friends. I learn new things every day and get to work with the best patients.”

Jaime has a WB named B that is 17 years old and a 2-year-old DSH named Blue.

In her free time, Jaime loves spending time with her animals, family, and friends, trail riding, working out at the gym, and going on hikes. She is a part of the hunter/jumper and IHSA teams at Centary University and volunteers at a variety of horse shows.