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 

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 the “wiener dog” because of their spunky personalities! Candy has her own Dachshund, Niklaus, and a bully breed mix, Jeep.

 

Brianah L. – Veterinary Nurse

Brianah is a graduate from The Vet Tech Institute at IBC and has been working with animals since 2017. 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 Chicken, as well as a 2-year-old ball python, Kahlua, who is featured in her picture to the left!

 

 

Cass G. – Registered Veterinary Technician & Dog Trainer/Behavior Consultant

Cass has been a Registered Veterinary Technician since 2011 working in animal shelters, general practices, and emergency/specialty hospitals. Cass has always had a special interest in canine behavior and in 2021 started her own dog training and behavior consulting company, as well as a nonprofit that works to keep dogs out of shelters by increasing access to skilled training & behavior services. Cass is an Elite Fear Free Certified Professional and our in-house canine behavior consultant. She also enjoys mentoring other colleagues and is a lifelong learner! Cass is a board member on the Society of Veterinary Behavior Technicians, a member of the Fear Free Speakers Bureau and Coaching Network, and Pet Professionals Guild Member. Her favorite part of working with animals is client education and helping pet owners understand their pets and their mental and emotional, as well as their physical, needs in order to promote the human-animal bond and ensure their pet has the best possible quality of life!

Morgan P. – Veterinary Assistant

 

Morgan has been working in the Veterinary field since 2020. Originally from Colorado, Morgan enjoys spending time with her husband, children, her 2 cats, and her dog, Doug. She has been with Paw Patch Place since Spring of 2022. Morgan’s favorite part of working in the Veterinary field is always learning something new every day. Morgan loves what she does and hopes to attend a Veterinary Technology program to become a Certified 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 2 grandchildren). Kyle has three dogs of her own; Jagger, a Mini Poodle, Stevie, a terrier mix, and Emerald, a true Heinz 57.

 

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 furry friends 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!