The Edmond East Animal Hospital team is pleased to provide exceptional care to our patients and our clients. To that end, we staff our animal hospital with the most dedicated team members who are equipped to provide comprehensive care to each and every pet who comes through our doors. Introducing, our team:
Meet Lori, Hospital Director
Lori joined our team in May 2020. She attended the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, and the University of Central Oklahoma. She holds a Business Degree from OSU and is currently working on obtaining her accounting certification and CPA eligibility at UCO. In her role at Edmond East Animal Hospital, she loves working with such a high-performance team! Lori also enjoys helping Dr. Johnson run the business side of the practice, so he can focus on the medical side. Lori has two children, Summer and Spencer. Outside of work, Lori is a group fitness instructor and enjoys teaching yoga and bootcamp classes.
A Little More About Lori
Lori’s Pets: Bella, a Maltipoo and Bubbles, a Domestic Shorthair Cat
Favorite Animal: Horse
What is the Most Amazing Place She’s Ever Been? She loves Kauai, St. John, and Cabo
Favorite Book: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Hobbies: Reading, traveling, and spending time with friends and family
Meet Jamie, Client Care Specialist/Veterinary Assistant
Jamie has been around animals all of her life and has a love for them all. She moved to Oklahoma in 2012 from Illinois, where she grew up on a crop and animal farm. She started volunteering at an animal shelter at an early age and later began taking lessons and volunteering at an equine rescue. Because she lived on a farm, Jamie has had a wide variety of pets including pigs, cats, snakes, parakeets, hamsters, dogs, ducks, chickens, turtles, iguanas, ferrets, fish, and even two raccoons! Her hobbies include drawing, painting, going to concerts, quilting for charity at a local church, horseback riding, and spending time with her family and friends. Jamie is proud to call Oklahoma City her home, along with her husband and pets.
A Little More About Jamie
Jamie’s Pets: Bowie, a Golden Retriever/Australian Shepherd mix; Fats Domino, a long-haired tuxedo cat; Butters, a long-haired orange and white cat; Duke Nukem, a Lab/Maremma Sheepdog mix and a variety of goldfish
Favorite Animal: It’s a tie between horses, cats, and ducks
What is the Most Amazing Place She’s Ever Been? On the family farm with her family and all the wonderful animals
Favorite Movie: Classic Disney movies
Meet Kimberly, Client Care Specialist
Kim attended the University of Utah and the University of Phoenix and received her bachelor’s degree in business. She’s loved animals since she was a child, so getting into veterinary medicine was a natural fit! She has an extensive history in veterinary medicine that she brings with her. Every day at the hospital is a new adventure. Kim loves getting to know our amazing clientele and forming meaningful relationships to guiding them through every step at the hospital. She thrives on helping to solve some of their problems. At home, Kim has two wonderful children, Kalina Jo and Scott, that are her driving force.
A Little More About Kimberly
Kim’s Pet: Klaus, a Wild Boar Dachshund
Favorite Animal: Dachshunds and Elephants
Most Incredible Accomplishments: Her two amazing children!
Favorite Author: James Herriot
Hobbies: Playing the piano, reading, traveling and gardening
Meet McAuley, Registered Veterinary Technician
McAuley became a part of the Edmond East team in September 2018. She attended Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City, where she earned her Veterinary Technology degree in Applied Sciences. Choosing to work in veterinary medicine came naturally to McAuley, who grew up on a 20-acre farm with various animal species. In 2016 she got to help deliver piglets at the State Fair, and in 2017 she helped deliver Golden Retriever puppies. Her favorite aspect of working with us is communicating with our clients and letting them know it’s our job to care for their pets as if they were our own. Some of McAuley’s favorite tasks as a technician include placing IV catheters and doing laboratory work.
A Little More About McAuley
McAuley’s Pets: Sinatra, a Great Dane; Gunner, an Arabian horse; and Malone, a Netherland dwarf rabbit
Favorite Animal: Horse
Favorite Movie: Just Go with It
Hobbies: Painting, visiting the lake, spending time with friends and family, and wakeboarding
Meet Ashley, Registered Veterinary Technician
Ashley attended Oklahoma State University – Stillwater where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in agribusiness. She also earned an associate degree from Oklahoma State University – Oklahoma City in veterinary technology and another Bachelor of Science in animal science from West Texas A&M. Ashley became an RVT in 2018 and is also RECOVER certified in both Basic Life Support and Advanced Life Support. One of the most interesting experiences in Ashley’s career was traveling to Mongolia to help train veterinarians and technicians there. In her current role, Ashley enjoys applying the knowledge she learned in school and also working with such a close team. Forming relationships with clients is a priority for her as well!
Outside of work, Ashely enjoys spending time with her church family and reading. She also plays the oboe in her church orchestra and is a part of the Christian Veterinary Mission.
A Little More About Ashley
Ashely’s Pet: Rawhide, a Corgi mix
Favorite Animal: Dogs, especially Corgis!
What Would You Do with a Million Dollars? Travel back to Mongolia to work with her old team.
Favorite Book: Anything by Deanna Gist
Favorite Movie: The Lion King (original)
Meet Kelsey, Veterinary Technician
Kelsey received her Associate in Applied Science from Northern Oklahoma College in Tonkawa, her Associate in Veterinary Technology from OSU-OKC and her Bachelor of Science in Zoology from Oklahoma State University. She chose a career in veterinary medicine because this is all she has ever wanted to do. She has a huge love for animals and wants to help them in any way possible. Her favorite aspects of working at the hospital include performing diagnostics and surgery preparation. Providing the patients with comfort and tenderness during their care is priority and that includes kisses! Kelsey and her fiancé, Jacob, are getting married this year and hope to add a kitten to their family soon!
A Little More About Kelsey
Favorite Animal: I cannot choose just one!
Special Talents: Plays the clarinet, saxophone, piano and kalimba
What is the Most Amazing Place She’s Ever Been? Grand Cayman and Cozumel
Favorite Movie: Pirates of the Caribbean
What Would You Do with a Million Dollars? Take care of my family and take them on wonderful vacations
Hobbies: Visiting family, watching Netflix, swimming, eating and reading
Meet Torri, Veterinary Assistant
Torri is currently attending the University of Central Oklahoma and is studying communications. She wants to be able to help kids improve their speech and instill confidence so they can achieve their dreams. In her current role, she enjoys providing the best care for her patients. As a veterinary assistant, she provides care and comfort during their treatment, including belly rubs! She enjoys learning more every day from the veterinarians and technicians! Outside of work, Torri loves spending time with her family and swimming with friends. She is also a certified lifeguard.
A Little More About Torri
Torri’s Pets: Mojo, a Chow; Scottie, a mini Pomeranian; and Lucy, a Chihuahua
Special Talent: Decorating
Favorite Animal: Dolphin, because of their beauty in the water
Most Amazing Place She’s Been: Avondale, Arizona because of the beautiful mountains and amazing sunsets
Favorite Book: Where the Crawdads Sing
Meet Breanna, Veterinary Assistant
Breanna is currently attending Brigham Young University – Idaho remotely. She is focusing on general studies as a freshman, but her future aspiration is directed toward a career involving animals. In her role at Edmond East, Breanna loves getting to work with amazing people and being around animals every day! She also appreciates the generosity and kindness of the Edmond East crew toward our clients, patients and team members. She wants to take what she learns here with her into her future career.
A Little More About Breanna
Breanna'’s Pets: Daisy and Cal, Labrador Retrievers and Snickers, a long-haired calico cat
Favorite Animal: Horses and Dogs
Hobbies: Riding horses, playing guitar, singing, baking, painting and reading
What Would She Do with a Million Dollars? Buy a ranch with horses in the mountains and give some to charity and her parents
Favorite Book: The Horse Whisperer and The Twilight series
They treat you and your loved ones like family! They have been so generous and kind to our babies(we are forever grateful). We will never have the need to look for another Vet. This practice, this family rocks!!
I highly recommend this animal hospital. I felt very comfortable and they did such a wonderful job checking the lump on my Guinea Pig. They were very careful and sweet when handling him. Really awesome place! Will be returning there for sure!
This place is the best from the veterinarians to the staff. We are so happy we found this place. My 9 dogs, 3 cats and bird are happy patients and say thank you.
We absolutely love Dr. Johnson and his staff. They take great care of our Watson and make us feel like family as soon as we walk through the door.
I love everything about Edmond East! They have amazing doctors, outstanding staff and a fabulous facility!
You could not get better Veterinarians! Known these 2 for years and we are blessed to have them back in Oklahoma! Welcome Home!
Dr. Rex and the whole Staff are great. Very helpful and caring group.
Hands down the best place ever..Our Babies love them too!!
Thanks for taking such good care of Fancy's leg. She's such a sweet dog we love her to pieces, and she will live out her life as a princess!!!
I simply love each and every person there!!! Never had a vet that loved my pets as much as me and were so friendly and caring!!! Thank you for making our move better!
Dr. Johnson and his staff didn't give up when it came to figuring out what was wrong with our Duke. They are so caring and so very understanding when it comes to your concerns and it does not feel that it is all about the money but rather about the well being of your pet. They have definitely earned my business!
The best vet in Edmond! Seriously the cleanest and cutest office! Dr Johnson and his staff were so incredibly helpful, and fit Sadie in and she is on the mend!
Always reasonably priced, caring, and excellent customer service!!
Edmond East does a wonderful job with Bon. Like every dog, Bon hates going to the vet but he is relaxed and calm when going here. Plus he gets top-notch vet care. I highly recommend Edmond East.