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 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 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
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 recently joined our Edmond East team part-time. 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
Favorite 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 Sabrina, Summer Intern/Veterinary Assistant
Sabrina is our Summer Intern. She is a 3rd year Veterinary Student at Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine (DVM 2023). She received her bachelor's in Biology with a minor in Microbiology at Mississippi State University. Sabrina chose Vet Med because she loves to learn, and she wants to make a difference in a pet's or owner's life. Her special talent is being able to fill any silence with laughter and she is a 2nd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
A Little More About Sabrina
Sabrina's Pets: Taro, a Red Chow and Salem, a Domestic Longhair Cat
Favorite Animal: Exotics - Ostriches and Capybaras
What is the Most Amazing Place She's Ever Been? Colorado Springs, CO
Favorite Movie: Zootopia
Hobbies:Martial arts, hiking, painting
Meet Allison, Veterinary Technician Student Preceptor
After the unfortunate passing of her father, Allison decided it was time to fulfill his wishes of her finishing school. She set off on a journey to pursue her dreams of working in Veterinary Medicine. Allison decided working at an animal hospital was the best way to get hands-on experience while working toward completing her prerequisites to become a veterinary technician.
After working at a general veterinary practice for a few years, Allison thought emergency medicine might just be her calling! However, after a couple of years working at an emergency practice, she realized she really missed client interaction and bonding with patients. She knew then that general veterinary medicine is where she belongs! She is excited to continue her journey at Edmond East Animal Hospital as she completes her preceptorship. Come August 2021, Allison will graduate from Oklahoma State University with her degree in Veterinary Technology.
A Little More About Allison
Allison's Family: Allison is recently married to a wonderful airman in the US Air Force, who is currently stationed in Texas. They both anxiously await graduation, so they can change their long-distance marriage!
Allison's Pets: Oaklee, a Boxer and Yue, a German Shepherd
Hobbies Playing softball and cuddling Oaklee
Meet Kaelyn, Veterinary Assistant
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
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!
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 love everything about Edmond East! They have amazing doctors, outstanding staff and a fabulous facility!
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!
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!!
You could not get better Veterinarians! Known these 2 for years and we are blessed to have them back in Oklahoma! Welcome Home!
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.
Hands down the best place ever..Our Babies love them too!!
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.
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. 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!
Dr. Rex and the whole Staff are great. Very helpful and caring group.
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!!!