About Jennifer Mesenbrink

My Path...

Animals have been such an integral part of my life from the day I was born that I cannot imagine life without them. They have been my friends, my teachers, and my guides through every phase of my life.

Although my work with animals has really been one continuous process my entire life, my professional career working with them began in 2006 when I received my ceritification as a Small Animal Massage Practitioner from the Northwest School of Animal Massage. I then opened up my own business and began gaining much needed experience working with a variety of dogs and cats.

Over the next decade I continued to learn and grow as a practitioner while also working with animals in both daycare and boarding facilities. I also met the love of my life, got married, spent time living in both MN and CO, went back to school for human massage (received my certification as a Shiatsu Massage Practitioner from Centerpoint School of Massage and Shiatsu in MN), and so many invaluable life lessons along the way.

Then, in 2014, I completed and received my certification as a Large Animal Massage Practitioner, and had the good fortune to study with Lola Michelin, a true pioneer in the field.

Now, having returned to IA with my husband/best friend, I am grateful to say that I still continue to work with many interesting animal patients while also learning how to parent two wonderful kids and look after 2 cats, 1 chinchilla, and 1 feisty and snuggly pup.