LINDA PATTON, DVM
Dr. Linda Patton moved to Jefferson City in 1991 when she joined Westside Veterinary Clinic. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, School of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Patton has known she wanted to be a veterinarian since she was a freshman in high school. Her favorite part of being a vet is making a sick pet better so they can go home and be with their family. Dr. Patton's family includes a terrific husband, David, and four very well-loved animals: Dreidel, a calico cat, their new terror, Calliope (formerly a barn cat), Gabby, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, and Scout, a Golden Retriever certified therapy dog.
When Dr. Patton is not busy helping pets she loves to garden, Ceili dance, and often enjoys just reading a good book.
JILL BRADY, DVM
Dr. Jill Brady is a 1996 graduate from Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. She started her veterinary career at Westside Veterinary Clinic as a kennel person before entering vet school. After graduation, she practiced in Raleigh, North Carolina for 6 years, followed by 2 years here at Westside Veterinary Clinic. She then moved to Gainesville, Florida and practiced there for 5 years before happily returning to her hometown of Jefferson City and Westside Veterinary Clinic in 2009. In 2017 Dr. Brady began studying and applying Acupuncture at Westside.
Dr. Brady is married to her wonderful husband, Rik, and they are proud parents of an adorable girl. They are also "parents" to Lifa, the greyhound. In her spare time, Dr. Brady enjoys reading, kayaking, and pheasant hunting.
STEVE JACOBEK, DVM
Dr. Steve Jacobek was born and raised in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. He attended the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana where he started out Pre-Vet Med, but ended up receiving a degree in (human) Psychology. He called Denver, Colorado his home for nearly 10 years where he worked as a mosquito control field technician, and a counselor in an adolescent psychiatric facility.
While in Denver he decided to re-pursue his interest in Veterinary Medicine and took additional coursework at the University of Colorado-Denver before attending Veterinary School at Washington State University in Pullman, WA. Upon graduation in 2005 Dr. Jacobek worked in small animal clinical practice for seven years in Las Vegas, NV.
Dr. Jacobek relocated to Jefferson City in September of 2012 with his wife Jeanne, a Jefferson City native. His interests include dentistry and internal medicine. He is happy to be part of the Westside family and enjoys meeting all the clients and patients, new and old!
In his free time he likes to spend time outdoors hiking, biking and snowshoeing with his wife, two sons, and their spoiled dogs, Vera (a Boston Terrier) and Della (a Chinese Pug).
LAURA ELYSE HUTCHESON, DVM
Dr. Laura Elyse Hutcheson (formerly Dr.Reed) joined Westside Veterinary Clinic in May of 2016. She is a 2016 graduate from Mississippi State Vet School. She and her husband reside in mid-Missouri, and the rest of her family are in East Texas, where she grew up.
Dr. Hutcheson is excited to join the positive atmosphere that she found here at the clinic and in Missouri. She likes how smoothly all the staff work together here. The clients always make her smile, and of course the clinic cats- she did get to meet Porkchop and Tater before they passed away--Porkchop would follow her around making sure she didn’t get lost!
Dr. Hutcheson is writing fun and informational blog posts for us! Check them out in the Blog tab of our website!
Dr. Hutcheson has three goofy puppies- Mia, Dean, and Pepper. When she isn’t hiking with her pups you can find her running, gardening, or teasing her hubby. We're very excited to have her starting her career with us! :-)
Working at Westside
We're Hiring a Kennel Assistant!
We are looking for a part-time Kennel Assistant who is a pet and people oriented individual that will complement our dedicated veterinary care team.
This position includes walking, feeding, medicating, paying individual attention to pets, keeping accurate records and completing tasks in a timely manner. No experience needed. $8.00/hr.
Hours are approximately 22 hours every 2 weeks (first week 4 hours, second week 17-20 hours) with hours Monday and Wednesday (3:30-5:30 every week); and every other Friday (3:30-5:30), Saturday (7:30 am -12, 3:30-6, 9 pm walk), and Sunday (7:30-9, 3:30-6, 9 pm walk).
Please Fill out an application and bring it in or stop in and pick one up! We will be starting interviews ASAP, and will close the applications for this position 1/15/18.
We're Hiring a Reception Assistant!
We are looking for a full-time reception assistant who is a pet and people oriented individual that will complement our dedicated veterinary care team. This position includes assisting the receptionist with client interactions- phones, scheduling, collecting payments, etc. The hours are 8:30-5:30 Monday- Friday, and one Saturday morning (8-12) a month. Experience with client communication and phone skills is preferred. Starts at $9.00/hr, commensurate with experience.
Come in today with your completed application!
We're excited to teach and share our passion, so we want someone who is a hard worker, a fast learner, and loves to work with animals! If you know someone that would be a great fit at our clinic, send them our way! :-)
Please Fill out an application and bring it in or stop in and pick one up! We will be starting interviews ASAP, and will close the applications for this position 1/22/18.
Westside's mission is to enrich the lives of pets and their people by providing quality, compassionate veterinary care throughout all of the pet’s life stages. We are always accepting applications for pet and people-oriented individuals that will complement our dedicated veterinary care team. Should a position become available, we will review our current applications before posting.
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Jill Brady, DVM
Dr. Jill Brady is a 1996 graduate from Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. She started her veterinary career at Westside Veterinary Clinic as a kennel person before entering vet school... Read More
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