Meet Our Staff

  • Sheila

    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

    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 D

    Isabel has lived, worked, and breathed WVC since October of 1999.  She retired January 2021!! Join us in thanking her for her love of pets and hard work over the years!!! She'll get to spend time with family and pets, and the spontaneous sketching as written in her bio. :-)

    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 F.

    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, married to Amanda, has two daughters, one son, and a house full of loving pets!

  • Anna H.

    Anna started working at Westside in May 2013 with our boarding and hospitalized patients. She is now a great veterinary assistant!

    Anna has a strong love of animals and lives on her farm with her dogs, Rosie and Sammy. Her family also has many other dogs, cats, goats, cattle, chickens, ducks and 2 cockatiels. In her spare time, Anna enjoys fishing, reading, drawing, and taking walks with her dogs.

  • Sarah

    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.

  • Lauren P.

    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 a young chow-mix, Ziggy, who does almost everything with her.

  • Heather

    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!

  • Katie B

    Katie joined the Westside team as a veterinary assistant in September 2020. 

    She enjoys helping people and their pets, and loves to learn more about improving the health of others beloved animals as well as her own.  When she's not with her pets, Katie enjoys cycling and spending time outside.

  • Rachel H

    Rachel began working at Westside in October 2020. Her family lives in Missouri and some in Colorado. Her family has tons of animals along with those on her boyfriend's family farm. Some pets include: Duke (Australian Shepherd) and Josie (Basset Hound), some cats (farm), a chameleon named Frank, and 3 rabbits litter trained (roommate's) running around in their apartment.

    Rachel is a huge animal lover and that's why she wanted to join the Westside team! She is also an artist- she usually spends her free time painting guitars or listening to music. :-)

  • David

    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! :-)

  • Elly C.

    Elly began working at Westside January 2021. She attends California High School, and has a little sister that looks up to her.  

    Elly has 2 dogs, Angie and Finnley, and 1 cat, Sam.  She would love to go to college for veterinary medicine, and is getting great experience in the industry!

    Elly loves to travel, go on adventures with her dogs, watch sunsets, and play golf.


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