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.
Debbie is our receptionist. She began working here in April, 2019, and has quickly become a favorite of clients and pets! Her laugh is contagious, and her love of pets and people shows! :-)
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.
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.
Sarah started working at Westside in March of 2018. She has two sisters, a brother, and a niece.
Sarah and her family have 3 dogs, Bo, Laci, and Owen; 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.
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.
Lauren started working at Westside in March 2019. Lauren works full time at Capital Region Medical Center as a CNA on the Med/Surg floor. Lauren has always loved and wanted to learn more about animals and thought there was no better way to that than to spend her days off at the hospital, working at Westside! :-)
Lauren has 15 month old chow-mix, Ziggy, who does almost everything with her.
Heather began working at Westside April 2019. She has learned many jobs here, and is always smiling as she helps pets and clients! Her 2 dogs and 1 cat keep her busy!
David retired from teaching and administration in 2018. He's now corralling dogs and cats instead of kids and teachers! :-) If you see someone fixing things, mowing, or playing in the yard with the dogs, you may see David! :-)
Lauren joined us as a kennel assistant. When not in school, she can be found playing tennis, painting, drawing, and playing violin.
Lauren loves the animals and working with them.
Hannah R. began working at Westside as a kennel assistant in February 2020. Her sibling is a lab/rottweiler mix, Levi.
Hannah loves doing photography and drawing when she's not in school or playing with Levi.
Hannah R. wants to learn more about different animals and their behaviors, and to expand her knowledge of the animals and their care.