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Sheila is the practice manager at Westside. She enjoys working with the doctors, staff, clients and pets at the clinic. Sheila has lived on a farm most of her life, and loves working with cattle. Sheila also helps maintain the website and Facebook presence for the clinic.
Sheila and her dog, Widget, enjoy spending the weekends working on her family farm and out on the 4-wheeler.
Colette is our receptionist. She began work here in September, 2012, and enjoys working with the people and animals.
Colette and her husband, Larry, along with their three children, have two cats, Gary and Muffin, and one dog, Jon Jon. When she’s not here at the clinic, she enjoys reading, bowling, hiking, and watching movies.
Susan began working at Westside August 2015 as a part-time receptionist. She and her husband, James currently have Emmie, a Miniature Schnauzer at home. After a 33 year state government career mostly doing advocacy on behalf of people with developmental disabilities and their families, Susan is looking forward to a different setting with lots of people and their pets. She enjoys the friendly atmosphere and people and pets here at the clinic. Susan and her family have been clients at Westside since 1995, and her husband and daughter have both spent time working at the clinic at one point throughout the years. When not at the clinic or out with Emmie, Susan spends her time quilting, playing piano, hiking, and enjoying family (her grandson just started school)! We're excited to add Susan's smiles and energy to our reception team! :-)
Isabel has lived, worked, and breathed WVC since October of 1999. She loves the variety of day to day work here at the clinic; she never knows what each day will bring, but she always knows what she is going to wear!
Having lived in many different places throughout her life, Isabel jokingly says she loves the weather here in mid-Missouri the best (the mild winters and the summers in the mid 70s with low humidity to be exact). Her family of adopted pets includes 4 dogs and 2 cats.
Isabel is a self-proclaimed artist and enjoys spontaneous sketching.
Josh has been a veterinary assistant at Westside since 2012, and has been a great addition to the team with his love of the pets and great client communication.
Josh is a life-long mid-Missourian, and prior to coming to Westside, he worked at a private no-kill animal shelter for 10 years. Josh has two daughters and a rescued pit bull named Lulu.
Chelsea began working March 2015. She's and her husband, Matthew, are enjoying the exciting and exhausting job of raising their first child. Chelsea has always been passionate about animals, and her family has trusted Westside with their pets' care for years. Chelsea enjoys working with the staff here at Westside, she says they're very relaxed, caring people, and she feels good about the work she does on a daily basis.
Chelsea and Matthew have 3 pets currently- Keigh, a 9 year old white long-haired cat, Midas, a 2 year old short haired orange and white tabby, and Nebula, a 2 year old Border Collie mix.
Chelsea loves animals, and enjoys singing a reading in her free time. Did we mention the cats? :-)
Jessica began working here in August 2010 while in high school, and enjoys being able to work with a variety of pets. Living in California, Missouri, Jessica sought out a position at WVC because of her interest in small animal medicine. She has wanted to work with pets since childhood. At home Jessica has two Australian Shepherds, Tessie and Tripp, an Appaloosa horse named Comanche, and 3 cats Zoey, Oscar, and Tails.
When she's not working or taking care of her crew at home, Jessica can be found attending Vet Tech school in Kansas City.
She also enjoys hunting or fishing, horseback riding and four wheeling, listening to her favorite music or just hanging out with her friends and family.
Brooke began work as a veterinary assistant at Westside in July 2015. She loves working with animals and enjoys how much she gets to interact and learn about the pets. She has Blue, a happy, energetic Maltese and Mallory, a lab she adopted from the shelter!
Brooke has been a great and energetic addition to the clinic, and loves to learn more!
Amanda joined the Westside team as a veterinary assistant in August 2016. She has grown up in the area, and has worked in multiple states and at different vet clinics. She chose to join our team at Westside because she desires to work in a small, respectful, local veterinary clinic with a great team, and she enjoys the welcoming nature of all the personnel.
Amanda has a 3 year old Miniature Pinscher named Cleopatra and a 1 year old Tabby Cat named Annabelle. When she's not working, Amanda enjoys kayaking, hiking, camping, swimming, spending time with family and friends- especially the four-legged ones! :-)
Anna started working at Westside in May 2013 with our boarding and hospitalized patients. She is now leading our boarding team, and also works as a veterinary assistant! She is studying at Lincoln University to go to vet school!
Anna has a strong love of animals and lives on her farm with her 7 dogs, Daisy (pictured), Izzy, Cookie, Sugar Bee, Risky, Jorja, and Dandy. Her family also has many cats, 10 goats, cattle, chickens, ducks and 2 cockatiels. In her spare time, Anna enjoys fishing, reading, drawing, and taking walks with her dogs.
Lauren began working as kennel assistant with us in May 2017. She loves animals and enjoys seeing the different types of and personalities of the pets that visit us at Westside!
Lauren and her family have 5 cats (Polly, Fizzy, Fuzzy, Rascal, Oscar) and 3 dogs (Molly, Sophie, Zeus). When she's not taking care of her furry family members, Lauren enjoys baking new recipes, reading books, driving, and listening to music.
Camryn began working as kennel assistant at in June 2017. She plans to become a veterinarian, and is looking forward to learning more here at the clinic and interacting with the pets and people!
Camryn enjoys riding her horse, Baron, (she's had him since she was 5) and barrel racing. She also has a miniature donkey named Poncho she's had for a year and a dog named Maddy. She also enjoys being with friends and being outdoors and active.