Veterinary Assistants

Elizabeth Shuker, Vet Assistant

Elizabeth Shuker, Vet Assistant at TLC Pet Hospital
“Benelli, Liz, and Tucker”

My name is Liz. I am a native Northern California gal who has been married to my best friend
Grant since 2014. We moved to Rapid City from Pocatello Idaho in June of 2020 for his
growing career. We have 2 fur babies, Tucker our Golden Retriever who is our eldest, and
Benelli our Mini American Shepherd, Border Collie cross our baby girl. I started in vet med in
2018 as a receptionist and worked my way up to being a vet assistant/technician. I have
gained all my knowledge from on job training by certified technicians and veterinarians. I never
thought I would find a career for myself that I look forward to waking up every morning to go
to. It has been a passion of mine and an incredible growing experience for me. When not at
work I love to spend my time with my husband, garden, fish, hike, target shoot, go 4 wheeling
and take our fur babies to the lake for a dip.

Nisa Cicitta, Vet Assistant

Nisa Cicitta, Vet Assistant at TLC Pet Hospital

My name is Nisa and I was born and raised in New Jersey. I have always worked in the animal industry and my first job in high school was as a receptionist in a vet clinic. I have had a lot of other fun animal jobs such as being a seasonal zookeeper and wool handling for a sheep shearing crew. Shearing is how found my way to South Dakota, and I liked it so much I decided to stay!

I have been an avid runner since I was 10 years old and is one of my favorite activities to do in my free time. I also really enjoy hiking around the Black Hills and camping any chance I get. Of course, my pups always come with me. I have two dogs my oldest is my 4 year old Anatolian Shepherd, Lucy who is very much on her own time and my 2 year old Doberman, Riggs who is the happiest boy that always wants to be with you. I also have a young female cat, Booger who is convinced she is one of the dogs.

Kelly Romango, Vet Assistant

Kelly Romango, Vet Assistant at TLC Pet Hospital

Hi, my name is Kelly Romango, I work at TLC as a veterinary assistant. This is my first job in the veterinary field. It has always been my dream to work in a clinic and TLC has made that possible for me. All of my knowledge comes from on the job training by licensed technicians and veterinarians. I have 3 fur babies, Maddy the Doberman mix, Roman the Rottweiler, and Hank the house cat. I have always loved animals and had a house full of them my entire lie. I wouldn’t know what to do with myself with out them. I enjoy music and books in my free time as well as camping and hiking in the summer months. My main hobby is spending my time with my animals.