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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.
Julie and her great smile and personality joined the team at Westside in April 2018. She has 2 beautiful daughters- one is a dog groomer and the other wants to become a veterinary technician. Julie's family also includes Sommer, a Jack Russell, and Maverick, a German Shepherd.
Julie enjoys her nice and helpful coworkers at the clinic and being around the animals! She thinks helping animals is just as important as helping people. When she's not working, Julie loves gardening, traveling, and learning more about essential oils!
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.
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.
Harlee began working at Westside October 2017 as a veterinary assistant. She was born and raised in Jefferson City with her wonderful mother and 1 brother and 2 sisters. Harlee and her fiance have 3 pets they love dearly (no favorites, all equally loved), one dog, Miles, and 2 cats, Autumn and Ash.
Harlee wanted to be a vet as a kid, and is excited to start her career here at Westside. She says anytime she was around animals she fell in love with them and it was hard to get her away!
Harlee likes to try new things and explore God's creations. She also likes traveling, hiking, spending time with family, and meeting new people. Her enthusiasm for learning is contagious, and we're excited to have her at Westside! :-)
Hannah began working at Westside in April 2018. She loves animals and has worked in the clinic and kennel at Dogwood Animal Shelter. She is also a dog trainer at Pet Smart and wants to learn all she can about how to help animals.
Hannah loves that she's learning new ways to help animals! When she's not working, Hannah enjoys reading, working with animals (horses, dogs, and cats), studying animal psychology, and doing farm work.
Sarah started working at Westside in March of 2018. She has two sisters and a brother. She will also be a first time aunt at the end of April!
Sarah and her family have 2 dogs, Bo and Laci; two guinea pigs, Bert and Ernie; and three barn cats. In her spare time, you can usually find Sarah reading or outside doing something active. Sarah decided to join Westside because she enjoys working with animals and wanted to further her education in this field.
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.
Taylor began working as a kennel assistant with us April, 2018. She has always enjoyed being around animals and plans to go to college to become a vet tech.
Taylor has 2 dogs, Maverick and Sommer, and a snake named Tom. She is excited to work constantly with animals here at Westside! When not in school or working, Taylor can be found fishing or spending time with her friends and family (and pets!).