Katlyn joined our team in February 2016. She lives in Nixa with her husband and 3 orange cats. Katlyn will be going back to school to earn her Veterinary Technician degree while continuing to work at Gentle Care. In her free time, Katlyn enjoys traveling, reading, checking out the inventory at thrift stores and spending time with family.
Danielle joined our Veterinary Tech team in August. She grew up in the Kansas City area and has several years experience working in a Veterinary practice. Danielle's in her third year at Missouri State University; studying Animal Science with an emphasis on Veterinary Medicine. She is hoping to go to Veterinary School in a few years. While not at work; she likes spending time with her friends and classmates. Danielle's pets are a bearded dragon, Ridley and 4 rats.
Dakota joined our team in July 2016 shortly after moving to the area from Virginia. We are so glad to have Dakota working with us; she was raised around many dogs, cats, chicken and horses. Dakota is a student at Ozarks Technical Community College and loves to spend her free time with family, friends, and her pup Mishka.
Ashton came to work for us in March 2016. She was no stranger to our clinic though; her family has been clients for many years and she has job shadowed at our clinic. Ashton is a student at Kickapoo High School and hopes to go into the medical field when she graduates. In her free time, she likes to hike and play with her sweet dog Annabelle.
Tara joined our team in February 2015. She enjoys the daily office tasks and helping out in the clinic where ever she can. Tara especially likes bonding with the cats in the clinic (she's a closet cat lover). Tara enjoys canoeing, kayaking and hiking with her husband, as well as spending time with their two dogs; Boots and Phoebe.
Bonny relocated to southwest Missouri and started at Gentle Care Animal Hospital in June 2005. She supervises the reception team and is frequently the first to catch the phone or greet you as you come in the door. Bonny enjoys working in a veterinary clinic and educating pet owners. When not busy at work, she has 10 grandchildren to keep her occupied!
Diane is a part-time receptionist who has been with Gentle Care since 2006. She has always had a passion for animals and working at the clinic fulfills that passion along with helping pay for her 8 cats. Outside of work Diane enjoys spending time with her husband, children and grand children at their cabin on the lake. Along with her work at Gentle Care, she is a licensed professional counselor specializing in pet bereavement counseling. She is also a counselor at Door to Hope and volunteers at the Dickerson Park Zoo.
Kelsey has always had a love for animals. She joins us part time at the Gentle Care front desk as she is also employed at the Emergency Veterinary Clinic in Springfield. She decided to get involved in veterinary medicine after having a tragic accident with her beloved Jack Russell named Alex. She is passionate about being able to help clients through tough situations like the one she had to overcome.
Heather joined our team in August 2017. Heather grew up in Clever on a farm surrounded by animals of all kinds. She still resides in Clever with her husband, 3 kids. 3 cats, chickens and their dog, Maggie. Some day she hopes to add more variety of pets and maybe venture into homesteading. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, gardening, crafts, kayaking and photography.
Emma became a member of our Reception team in February 2016. She moved to this area from Indiana. She has always had a kind heart for animals and wanted to work in a Veterinary clinic since she was little. Emma and her husband have 2 cats at home. In her free time, she enjoys antiquing, walking the trails at the nature center and spending time with family and friends.
Wendy became our groomer in May 2017 and we are certainly glad to have her. She spent most of working career with a desk job and has always wanted to be a groomer. It allows her more freedom, a flexible schedule and to be up and moving around which fits her personality.Wendy is married and they have one daughter and two dogs at home; Charlie & Mobie. In her free time, she enjoys being at the lake, river, floating, camping, hiking, anything outdoors.