Kristi started working in the veterinary field in 1999, first as a kennel technician and then as a veterinary assistant. In 2005 she graduated from Oklahoma State University with a bachelor’s degree in business management and a minor in marketing. In 2006 she began working at Care Animal Hospital as our practice manager. She has loved animals all her life and enjoys being able to work with them on a daily basis. Kristi has two rescued dogs, a pit bull mix named Ava and a boxer mix named Dora. She also has a very feisty cat named Kitty. Kristi also recently had a baby girl she named Everleigh! In her free time she loves to spend time with her family and travel. Her favorite destinations are always on the beach!
Lydia, R.V.T, has worked at Care Animal Hospital since May 2010. She started here as an intern for the veterinary technician program at Tulsa Community College, then after completing her internship and receiving her degree we hired her on as a Registered Veterinary Technician. Lydia graduated from TCC in May, 2011 with an Associates in Applied Science and Veterinary Technology. She loves veterinary medicine, but has a special interest in canine behavior and training. She also received her certification in fear free handling techniques. Lydia is passionate about making sure your dog or cat has a stress free visit every time they come in. She can be seen around the hospital working with various aggressive, nervous, or fearful animals and making a difference in their behavior and responses. We appreciate all her patience and hard work given to those pets who can be frightened and nervous. In her free time Lydia enjoys working out at the gym, crossfit, and hiking. Currently Lydia has three dogs, a Great Dane mix rescued from the shelter named Bex, a rescued Pit Bull named Dubs, and an American Bully named Gus. She also has a very cute baby named James!
Nancy, R.V.T, began working at Care Animal Hospital in May 2012 after graduating from the TCC veterinary technician program with an Associates in Applied Science and Veterinary Technology. Nancy is a very compassionate veterinary technician who has a strong focus on patient care and pain management. Nancy has a mixed breed dog named Jax, a border collie mix named Sydney, and a cat named Wesa. In her free time Nancy enjoys spending time with her two adorable boys, John and Adam.
Brandy, RVT, is originally from Oregon, but lived in California for several years while she attended college at Western Career College. She earned her associates degree in Science in 1998. After graduation she moved to Reno, Nevada where she worked at a veterinary hospital specializing in dentistry and developed her skills in dentistry and anesthesia. She is currently specialized in veterinary anesthesia and moving towards specializing in veterinary ultrasound as well. Brandy moved to Oklahoma in 2011 and began working at Care Animal Hospital in February of 2016. Brandy loves Oklahoma and particularly loves our famous thunder storms! She has two dogs, “Johnny” a 5 year old labradoodle and “Shelly” a Labrador pit bull mix who is a huge cuddler! She also has love bird named “Peaches”. In her free time Brandy enjoys watching the Oklahoma City Thunder, OU, and the NFL games with her boyfriend. She also loves taking her dogs on long runs outside.
Karen has been with Care Animal Hospital since early 2016. She graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in English Education. After graduation Karen decided she wanted to follow her love for animals and work in veterinary medicine. She began working at a feline only veterinary hospital in late 2005, but ultimately missed working with dogs too much and started working at a small animal practice servicing both dogs and cats a few years later. Karen still maintains a special interest in feline medicine and even helped Care Animal Hospital become “Certified Cat Friendly”. Karen has four dogs, a dachshund named Sabrina, a mix named Sasha and two border collie mixes named River and Archer. She also has two cats, Katniss and Andy. Last, but not least, she also has a mini pig named Dave. In her free time Karen enjoys spending time with her husband, readying, traveling, and going to concerts as often as possible.
Casey is one of our receptionists and began working at Care Animal Hospital in May of 2013. She is known as our receptionist extraordinaire and is able to greet most our clients by name! Casey excels in customer service and client care, she is always going above and beyond for our clients. With all her experience Casey has worked in veterinary medicine for over 10 years! Casey loves both dogs and cats; she has an American Bulldog named Kamia and two rescue cats named Leo and Tanner. She also has a love bird named Black Foot. Casey loves fishing and four wheeling, she also has three human kids and in her free time she enjoys spending time with them.
Michelle is one of our receptionists and began working at Care Animal Hospital in April 2017. In all, Michelle has over 8 year experience in veterinary medicine. She is a true pleasure to work with, always smiling and happy! Michelle has two dogs, Captain a terrier mix and Marcy a pointer mix. She also has two cats, Jinx and Chandler. In her free time Michelle loves spending time with her husband of 15 years and their two kids, Cyeli and Logan. She also enjoys reading and taking road trips in her Jeep.
Kayla is one of our tech assistants, pictured here with her dog Darwin. She has been an important part of the Care Animal team since June 2013. She originally started in our kennel department and has formed such close relationships with all of our patients. Her favorite part of the job is getting to see the joy of pets being reunited with their owners. Kayla is currently attending classes at Oklahoma State University before going to law school! She has two cats (Navi & Dingus) and a dog Darwin.
Cat started working with animals as soon as she was old enough to get a job. She is passionate about patient care and loves all animals big and small. She began working with animals in kennels when she was 16 and now splits her time at Care Animal Hospital as both a kennel technician and a technician assistant. She plans to attend Tulsa Community College in the future; we are hopeful she will attend the veterinary technology program! In her free time, Cat loves to go horseback riding and read.
Kylie is our weekend kennel tech, pictured here with her dogs Blondie and Butter Nut. She has been an important part of the Care Animal team since March 2017. Her favorite part of the job is getting to spend some quiet one on one time with our patients. Did you know that she plans on going to vet school after graduation? She is such a sweet and observant part of our team. We are thankful to have her here every weekend taking such good care of our patients!
Audrey began working at Care Animal Hospital in early 2018 after moving here from California. She has worked in veterinary medicine for over 13 years and loves all things dogs and cats! She has two cats of her own, Jonas and Maggie. In her free time Audrey loves to watch movies and sports. Star Wars is her favorite movie!
Amy is one of our kennel technicians. She has worked with animals for over 10 years and loves all things cats and dogs! Amy has a special talent for bathing that leaves our patients and boarders smelling and looking great after her baths. She also enjoys spending time in the cat room and giving special one on one attention to all our feline guests. Amy has several cats of her own including a snowshoe named Laleh pictured here with her. In her free time Amy enjoys reading and spending time with her family.
Victoria has worked at Care Animal Hospital since March 2016. She started here as a technician assistant but was cross trained as a receptionist as well. You can often see her working the front desk and answering phones while also helping our technicians! She is such a hard worker and always willing and eager to help. Victoria is also taking full-time classes at Tulsa Community College and majoring in Psychology. She has two dogs pictured here, both Lab mixes named Capone and Shyloh. In her free time, Victoria enjoys going to concerts, going to amusement parks, and spending time with her dogs.