Veterinary Technicians


Jennifer, Technician Supervisor

Jennifer joined GCAH in March 2013. She moved to the Springfield area from Kansas City where she worked at a busy small animal practice for 3 years. She enjoys keeping busy and making sure her patients get everything they need from preventive care to surgery recovery. When not at work she enjoys spending time with her husband and her dog, Joey.

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Allison, Veterinary Technician

Allison became a member of the Gentle Care team in April 2016. She is currently studying Animal Science as she adores all animals and has wanted to work in a veterinary clinic. When Allison is not at work she enjoys spending time with her dog Rowdy and her cat named Breezy. Allison is also active in fitness boxing.

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Katlyn, Veterinary Technician

Katlyn joined our team in February 2016. She grew up in Rolla and moved to this area with her husband in 2013. Katlyn has her Bachelor’s in Psychology but loves her job at Gentle Care and is happier working with animals. When she’s not at work, she likes spending time with her husband and family. She enjoys traveling to new places and being outdoors.

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Dakota,Part-time Veterinary Technician

Dakota joined our team in July 2016 shortly after moving to the area from Virginia. It is a good call that she chose to work for us, as she lives on a ranch with horses, chickens, donkeys, cats and dogs. Dakota is a student at Ozarks Technical Community College and loves to spend her free time outdoors with her family and pets.

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Ashton, Kennel Technician

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.

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Tara, Office Manager

Tara joined our team in February 2015. She and her husband moved to the area last fall from Oklahoma. She enjoys the daily office tasks and helping out in the clinic where ever she can. Tara enjoys canoeing and hiking with her husband, as well as spending time with their two basset hounds; Max and Phoebe.


Bonny, Receptionist Supervisor

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, Part-time Receptionist

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 9 cats and a husband! Outside of work Diane enjoys spending time at their cabin on the lake and fishing with the family. Along with her work at Gentle Care, she is a licensed professional counselor specializing in pet bereavement counseling.


Kelsey, PRN Reception

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.


Elizabeth, Receptionist

Elizabeth came to us in July 2015. She has always loved animals and frequents the shelter's; just to give some extra love to those dogs. She was so thrilled to come to work in a Veterinary clinic; we are glad to have her and her enthusiasm. When she's not at work she likes spending time with her four furry friends at home. She has 2 small dogs and 2 cats. Elizabeth also enjoys knitting her dogs scarves and blankets as well as making the cutest cat-nip cat toys.


Emma, Receptionist

Emma became a member of our Reception team in February 2016. She moved to this area last fall from Indiana. She has always had a kind heart for animals and wanted to work in a Veterinary clinic since she was little. Emma has a kitten and a Manx cat at home. In her free time, she enjoys antiquing, walking the trails at the nature center and spending time with her fiancé and two cats.


Amanda, Part-time Receptionist

Amanda became a valuable member of the Gentle Care team in June 2016. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Hendrix College. While she does not have any pets of her own, she has a major crush on Bernese Mountain Dogs and is impatiently awaiting a puppy. In her free time, she enjoys reading, coffee and knitting.