Dr. Crane found her love of cats and dogs through the pets her family had over the years on their acreage.  She graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998.  After graduations she practiced 1 year in a mixed animal clinic and then joined a small animal practice in Des Moines for 13 years.  She has been a part-time small animal associate at the Stuart Veterinary Clinic since 2013. In addition to practice, she is an adjunct instructor at DMACC in the veterinary technician program.  Dr. Crane has a special interest in behavior, dermatology and small animal preventative medicine. 

Outside of work, Dr. Crane enjoys spending  time with her husband (Dr. Shawn Nicholson), their 3 wonderful children and their 4 cats. She also enjoys cooking, reading and attending all of her kids’ events!

Hometown:  Des Moines, IA

Favorite thing about working at Stuart Veterinary Clinic: Dr Crane’s favorite part of being a veterinarian is watching a client’s new puppy or kitten grow up and having a role in giving them a healthy life. She really enjoys connecting with clients as well as their pet and being surrounded by people who love animals.