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.
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 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? Venice, Italy
Favorite Book: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Hobbies: Reading, traveling, and spending time with friends and family
Meet Sydney, Client Care Specialist/Veterinary Assistant
Sydney is personable, hardworking and loves animals. She recently graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Microbiology and a minor in Business. She is applying to Vet school and hopes to own her own Veterinary clinic one day. Sydney enjoys spending time outdoors, going to Florida to be on the beach, and playing games (very competitive).
A Little More About Sydney
Sydney's Pets: Henry and Lulu, both shih tzus and Maisy, a whoodle
Favorite Animal: Dogs
Favorite Book/Movie: The Great Gatsby
Meet Kim, Client Care Specialist
Kim joined us part-time after nearly 20 years in the Veterinary field. She started as a high school junior to have the opportunity to work with animals and have a paycheck. She enjoys building relationships with people and their pets and helping people. Kim is married with 3 children and likes to spend time with them and her grandchildren. She also likes to garden, pottery, photography, cook, eat, serve at church, Bible studies and read her Bible. Her special talent is wheel thrown pottery and she can also rope a steer.
A Little More About Kim
Kim’s Pets: Prince, a 15 yr old Daschshund, Smidgin, a 7 yr old Chihuahua and 4 chickens
Favorite Animal: Goats/horses/dogs/chickens/birds
Favorite Book or Movie: Bible and The Chosen
Proud Accomplishment: Won the state championship in 1979 in Pole Bending in High School Rodeo and rodeoed until had her son in 1986,
Meet Aubri, Client Care Specialist
,Aubri is attending the University of Central Oklahoma (online) to obtain a degree in Criminal Justice. She is a hard worker with a positive attitude and joined Edmond East Animal Hospital for our awesome work environment and teamwork. Aubri enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and dog as well as studying. Within her first month of her previous job, she received a shout out from the regional manager for being quick to learn and a hard worker.
A Little More About Aubri
Aubri’s Pets: Bosco, a Labrador retriever
Favorite Animal: Sloths
Favorite Book or Movie: Book - Where the Crawdads Sing, Movie - The Notebook
Most amazing place she's ever been: Florida - she loves the beach
Meet McAuley, Lead Technician/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; Hubby, a French Bulldog
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, Ashley 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
Ashley’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 Deanne Gist
Favorite Movie: The Lion King (original)
Meet Christina, Registered Veterinary Technician
Christina joined our Edmond East team part-time in May 2021. She earned a bachelor's in Biology from the University of Colorado and an associate degree in Veterinary Technology from Penn Foster. She holds a Fear Free Certification, Recover Certification as well as being State and National Board Registered Veterinary Technician Certified. Christina really enjoys developing relationships with our patients and their families and educating our clients about their fur babies. She and her husband, Cody, are proud to be the parents of 2 amazing kids, Chase (7) and Isabella (2).
A Little More About Christina
Christina's Pets: Mia, a Lab mix, Rey, a Smooth Collie, and Penny, a Domestic Shorthair Cat
Favorite Animal: Killer Whales and Collies
What is the Most Amazing Place She’s Ever Been? Victoria British Columbia
Favorite Movie: Beauty & The Beast (animated)
What Would You Do with a Million Dollars? Open a Marine Mammal Rescue facility
Meet Abby, Registered Veterinary Technician
Abby is a self-motivated, passionate, reliable, and focused veterinary professional with 8 years of animal experience. She obtained her Associates degree in Agriculture Science from Northern Oklahoma College in 2015 and her AAS in Veterinary Technology degree from Murray State College in 2017. She is an Oklahoma and National Board Registered Veterinary Technician Certified. She was enlisted in the U.S. Army – Department of Defense (San Antonio, TX) prior to joining our staff. In her spare time, Abby enjoys taking her kayak out to lakes and rivers.
A Little More About Abby
Abby's Pets: Pistol, a Guinea Pig and Bullet, a Rabbit
Favorite Animal: Otter or Penguin
What is the Most Amazing Place She’s Ever Been? Belgium/Netherlands
What Would You Do with a Million Dollars? Buy a Class C RV and roadtrip
Meet Heather, Registered Veterinary Technician
Heather is known for her love, care and compassion towards God's creatures as well as her seriousness shown toward the huge responsibility of providing quality care. She earned an A.S. in Biology from Morgan Community College and an A.A.S. in Veterinary Technology. Heather chose her career path because she is a caregiver at heart and enjoys the fulfillment of caring for pets. In her spare time, she makes handmade pottery (wheel thrown and hand built), hiking, traveling (especially internationally), listening to music, and spending time with friends and family.
A Little More About Heather
Heather's Pets: 3 dogs - Kobi, a Pit mix; Molly, a Chihuahua; Luna, a Papillon
Favorite Animal: Platypus
What is the Most Amazing Place She’s Ever Been? Gombe Stream, Tanzania and Volcan Masaya, Nicaragua
Do you have any accomplishments you are proud to share? Co-founded a non-profit organization, 3x entrepreneur
Meet Kaelyn, Technician
Kaelyn joined Edmond East Animal Hospital to further her knowledge and experience within a veterinary hospital. She graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in biological science, which combines her love for both science and animals. Her goal is to apply to veterinary school and realize her goal of becoming a veterinarian. Kaelyn enjoys the many surprises of veterinary medicine and has had her share of interesting experiences, including helping a cow give birth. When she has the opportunity, Kaelyn would like to open a shelter for animals, along with her own veterinary hospital.
A Little More About Kaelyn
Kaelyn's Pets: Mr. Pibb, a Boxer/Pitt Bull mix; Shasta, a Blue Heeler/Pointer mix and Naughty, a Domestic Shorthair cat
Favorite Animal: Bernese Mountain Dog (she hopes to own one someday)
Where is the Most Amazing Place She’s Ever Been? Denmark
Favorite Movies: Dirty Dancing and Pretty Woman
Hobbies Binge-watching TV shows and painting
Meet Angela, Veterinary Assistant
Angela recently graduated from Texas Tech University with a B.S. degree in Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics. She previously graduated from Johnson & Whales University with an A.S. in Baking and Pastry Arts. Angela loves animals and is excited to apply her medical education to animal medicine. She is considering obtaining her Veterinary Technician degree as well. Angela is also a Certified Personal Trainer and enjoys all aspects of nutrition and fitness.
A Little More About Angela
Angela's Pets: 8 total (3 dogs, 2 cats, 3 horses) - Puma, Scooter, Robin, Jean-Luc, Fenrir, Odin, Freyja and Mojo
Favorite Animal: Horses
Where is the Most Amazing Place She’s Ever Been? India
Favorite Book/Movie: Harry Potter
Hobbies: Horseback riding, aerial arts, working out
Meet Shelby, Veterinary Assistant
Shelby looks forward to helping and educating our pet parents about their fur (and non-fur) babies. She also loves working with Veterinarians and learning from them. Shelby graduated from Oklahoma State University with a B.S. degree in Agriculture and majored in Animal Science. She previously worked as a Veterinary Assistant at Tender Care Animal Hospital in Nebraska. Her ultimate goal is to be a Veterinarian. Shelby enjoys reading and volunteering in her spare time. She's even had the opportunity to volunteer at the Tulsa and OKC birthing centers at the State Fairs.
A Little More About Shelby
Shelby's Pets: 16 year old Tabby, Stella
Favorite Animal: Horses
Where is the Most Amazing Place She’s Ever Been? Paris, France
Favorite Book/Movie: Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare/Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
What would she do with a Million Dollars? Pay for Vet School (once accepted) and save it to possibly buy her own clinic
Meet Emma, Summer Veterinary Assistant/Intern
Emma is a 3rd year Veterinary student at OSU. She earned a B.S. in Animal Science with a minor in Microbiology and is RECOVER certified: Basic & Advanced Life Support. Emma chose her career path because she wants her pets (best friends) to have the best quality of life and do that for others as well. She enjoys playing and walking with her dogs, hiking and going to the lake, brunch with her family or friends and going to the gym in her spare time.
A Little More About Emma
Emma's Pets: 2 dogs, Stella & Dazy, 3 cats, Ghost, Maya, Podrick
Favorite Animal: Wild: Otters, Domestic: Dogs
Favorite Book/Movie: Book: It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover, Movie: Harry Potter
What would she do with a Million Dollars? Pay off student loans and share the rest
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!
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!
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!
Hands down the best place ever..Our Babies love them too!!
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.
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!!
Dr. Rex and the whole Staff are great. Very helpful and caring group.
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!!
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.
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!!!
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.
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!