Meet Our Staff

  • Joy
    Client Service Representative

    Joy was born and raised in Wichita, but she spent several years living in Germany as a child, thanks to her military father. While living in Germany, Joy became fluent in German and developed a love for the country's beautiful landscape and indulgent cuisine, especially bratwurst! Joy joined Oakcrest Pet Hospital in 2017 as a client service representative.  She says that her job is the perfect melding of her love for animals and her enthusiasm for customer service. When not helping the clients and patients at Oakcrest, Joy loves spending time with her son, Matthew, three grandchildren, and 4 furry children at home.

  • Marissa
    Veterinary Technician

    Marissa is one of our registered veterinary technicians. She graduated from the veterinary technology program at Colby Community College in 2005 but has been working in the veterinary field for 18 years.  Marissa has an avid interest in animal behavior and training, and she recently took her career to the next level by graduating from the Animal Behavior College. She is the trainer and behavioral counselor at Oakcrest Pet Hospital and regularly teaches puppy, basic, and private classes.

  • Shonell
    Facilities Manager

    Shonell started working at Oakcrest Pet Hospital in 2006 as a kennel attendant but quickly transitioned into a client service representative and eventually our facilities manager .  If you need to know where something is or how it works, Shonell is the person to ask. She is very helpful and strives to make everyone laugh and feel at home. Shonell has two children, Cody and Destiny. When she isn't working, she is usually busy caring for her numerous pets or attending her kids activities. She loves to fish and is quite the mechanic - having just switched engines in one of her vehicles.

  • Destiny
    Veterinary Technician

    Destiny was born and raised in California and became a registered veterinary technician after graduating from Carrington College California in 2011.  She now resides in Wichita with her husband, Colton, step-daughter, Adrien, and three dogs, Rico, Dodger, and Lilly.  While Destiny enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, she has a particular interest in anesthesia and emergency medicine.  She also likes caring for exotic animals, including her pet rats - which are trained to fetch the paper!

  • Patti
    Human Resource Manager

    Patti PHR has a breadth of experience in Human Resource Direction, spanning 14 years. A proud member of SHRM (Society of Human Resource Management), Patti has been certified as a Human Resource Professional since 2011. Patti is married to Johnnie Bruner DVM and has a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Dottie. She loves lounging by the poolside, spending time with her grandchildren Faith, Grace, Jerry, Noelle, Caleb, and Kate, and finding intriguing vintage items at estate sales.

  • Robin
    Veterinary Technician

    Robin loves learning new things and has quite the inquisitive mind.  She figured that becoming a veterinary technician would be the perfect way to combine her love for new information with her love for animals.  She joined the Oakcrest team in 2018 and says everyday is a new adventure.  In her freetime, Robin enjoys spending time with her son, Leo, and her new golden retriever puppy, Tippy.    

  • Faith
    Veterinary Assistant

    Faith joined Oakcrest Pet Hospital in 2017 and brought an exuberant energy to the team.  She started off caring for boarding pets as a kennel assistant, but her enthusiasm for animals and veterinary medicine quickly led her to doing assistant work around the clinic and enrolling in the veterinary technician program at WSU Tech.  She will graduate with her degree in veterinary technology December 2019.  As if her life were not busy enough with work and school, Faith is busy planning a wedding with her fiance, Stephan, and caring for her newly adopted dog, Ren.  Faith says it's thanks to the loving support of her fiance, friends, and family that she is able to get through the difficult days.  

  • Michell
    Veterinary Technician

    Michell is a registered veterinary technician who joined our team in April 2019.  She attended Penn Poster College and graduated in 2014 with a veterinary technology degree.  She is an advocate for homeless animals and has a special place in her heart for senior pets.  Michell has 6 furry canine babies - Anna, Lucy, Heidi, Ellie, Max, and Stanley.  When not caring for them, she enjoys running, biking, camping, and spending time with her husband.  

  • Amanda
    Client Service Representative

    Amanda is one of the first people you will meet when you walk through the doors at Oakcrest Pet Hospital.  She is one of our client service representatives and strives to make everyone feel comfortable and welcome to the practice.   Amanda is a Wichita native and a self-proclaimed 'summer girl' who loves spending time outdoors, whether it’s at home in the garden or around a fire pit at the lake.  She and her husband share a home with their two children, two dogs, Gemma and Boss, and a cat named Ella.  They are a close-knit bunch and love to invite their extended family over for cookouts and parties.


     

  • Lisa
    Veterinary Technician

    Lisa was born and raised in Hutchinson, KS, but her adventurous soul led her to Colorado as a young adult.  After working for 15 years in Colorado, she decided to return home to Kansas where she joined the Oakcrest team in July 2018.  Lisa says her greatest experience as a veterinary technician was working with the Denver SWAT canines while in Colorado.  'I love my career in veterinary medicine because it is very rewarding and every day is different.'  In her free time, Lisa loves stream fishing and hiking with her Anatolian shepherd mix, Tika, whom she rescued from Iraq.

  • Kayla
    Client Service Representative

    Kayla is a small town girl hailing from Clearwater, KS.  She always loved animals as a child, but she developed a special love for horses after learning to ride.  Now, Kayla works on breaking and training colts when she has time and perfecting her barrel racing skills on her horse, Bling.  She shares her home with her boyfriend Tyler and their 2 dogs and 5 chickens.  When not caring for the menagerie of pets, Kayla can be found reading a good book or cooking up a delicious dish for everyone.  

  • Fernanda
    Veterinary Technician

    Fernanda is a native of the Central American country, Honduras.  She grew up living near the beautiful beaches of the Caribbean Sea until she was about 10 years old when her family decided to move to the United States.  Fernanda said she always loved animals as a child, so it was no surprise that she enrolled in the veterinary technology program at WSU Tech after high school.  She completed her degree in 2018 and came to work at Oakcrest Pet Hospital shortly afterwards.  Fernanda's welcoming smile and gentle spirit make her the perfect 'nurse' for our patients.  When not caring for the pets at Oakcrest, Fernanda enjoys spending time with her own fur babies and exploring the hidden beauty of the outdoors in Kansas. 

  • Carol
    Groomer

    Carol is the professional groomer at Oakcrest Pet Hospital.  She has over 20 years of grooming experience, including operating her own grooming business at one time. She loves making dogs look their best and has a particular fondness for cocker spaniels.  In fact, she has two cocker spaniels of her own.  When she isn't pampering the pets at Oakcrest, she loves spending time with her husband, Jimmy, having just celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary!   She also likes spending time with her 10 year old grand-daughter, who shares her mutual love for animals.

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