Our Team

Vickie S. – Practice Manager13248401_10209317150586866_3122188366935355761_o

vivkie (200x150)Vickie has been the Practice Manager of the The Paw Patch Place since 2003! She loves seeing all of our happy, healthy patients  every day. Her favorite things about our veterinary clinic are our clients, their pets, and our family atmosphere. She is the proud Nana of four beautiful granddaughters!  She loves spending time with them, making art, baking, and watching scary movies. She loves Golden Retrievers and Dobermans because both breeds are great with kids!



Candy A. – Lead Veterinary Nurse 13248401_10209317150586866_3122188366935355761_o

candyCandy has been working in the field of vet medicine for 25 years! She attended Cedar Valley Veterinary Technician program several years ago and joined our team in 2012. Candy loves the family feeling we have between staff members and clients. Her favorite part of working in the veterinary field is always getting to do something different! Candy enjoys reading, drag racing, and gardening. Her favorite breed is “wiener dogs” because of their spunky personalities! Candy has her own dachshund, Harry Potter, and an orange tabby cat, Neo.

Grace C. – Veterinary Nurse

Grace is a graduate from The Vet Tech Institute at IBC. After completing her externship through the Paw Patch Place in 2017 we hired her on as a full time vet technician. She is a wonderful addition to our team! Grace is passionate about animal behavior and loves the fact that we are a Fear Free Certified clinic. Grace’s hobbies include photography (she even runs our social media accounts!) and spending time with her pups, Rheo and Jasper, and kitties, Dmitri and Jerry. Although she loves her pack very much, her favorite breed is the Shiba Inu and she aspires to have one of her own someday!


Brianah L. – Veterinary Nurse

Brianah is a graduate from The Vet Tech Institute at IBC and had 1½ years of experience in veterinary medicine before college. Bri has been with us since January of 2019. Her favorite aspect of veterinary medicine is getting to do what she loves every day. Like everyone else, Bri’s favorite thing about our clinic is our Fear Free atmosphere and protocols. Her main hobby is watching movies. Bri’s favorite dog breed is the Great Dane and her favorite cat breed is the Ragdoll. Her animal family includes: Betsy the Basset, her kitties Milo, Indy, Charmin, and Huckleberry, as well as a 2-year-old ball python, Kahlua, who is featured in her picture to the left!



Kait A. – Veterinary Nurse


Kyle M. – Lead Receptionist13248401_10209317150586866_3122188366935355761_o

kyle (200x150)Kyle considers herself a “Jack of all trades, Master of none”. Kyle first entered the field of veterinary medicine when she joined our team as a receptionist in 2006. Her favorite part of veterinary medicine is working with different kinds of dogs. She likes mixed breed dogs because they’re always a surprise and they have lots of personality! In her spare time, Kyle enjoys reading a good book, travelling to new places, and spending time with family (especially her two grandchildren). Kyle has two dogs of her own, Benson, a Schnoodle, and Emerald, a mixed breed.


Michaela C. – Receptionist

Michaela has been a part of our team since February 2018. Although she has no previous experience in veterinary medicine, she has a great appreciation of the way our veterinarians and technicians go above and beyond to make our clinic as Fear Free as possible. Michaela’s favorite aspect of veterinary medicine is seeing sick pets become happy and healthy again. Her hobbies include spending time with friends and family, watching movies, and taking on a good DIY project. Michaela doesn’t have a specific favorite breed – she likes the pets that give lots of cuddles! Her fur babies include: Jinx, featured on the left in his pumpkin costume, along with two other feline housemates, Finn and Ditto. She also has a red-eared slider turtle named Zack!



Chris W. – Receptionist

Chris got her first taste of veterinary experience with us in August of 2018. Her favorite aspect of veterinary medicine is seeing all of the cats and dogs. Chris’s favorite thing about our clinic is that we all get along with one another. Her main hobby is music; she is in the process of slowly building an album collection. Chris’s favorite dog breed is the Dachshund and her favorite cat breed is the Siamese. Her pet family is limited to a Siamese mix named Ming.