Our Edmond East Animal Hospital Team
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.
To book an appointment with our team call (405) 701-9000 or use the online form, we can't wait to meet you and your pet!
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? Europe
Favorite Book: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Hobbies: Reading, traveling, and spending time with friends and family
Meet Tana, Lead Client Care Specialist
Tana loves people and strives to bring joy to everyone she meets. Customer service and positive attitude are what she is known for doing well in the work place. She attended OCCC & Central State Beauty Academy in Cosmetology. Tana has a daughter, Jordan, son-in-law, Ragan, a son, Brennan, a grandson, Nathan, and a granddaughter, Collins. She enjoys playing with her grandbabies, gardening, and any outdoor adventure. She is, by far, the most proud of raising her children and grandchildren.
A Little More About Tana
Tana's Pets: Rizzo, grand pup; Sugar & Spice, puppies, as well as cows, chickens and horses
Favorite Animal: Kangaroo
Favorite Book/Movie: Anything Nicholas Sparks/Pretty Woman and Top Gun
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/Veterinary Assistant
Aubri is a hard worker with a positive attitude. Her favorite aspect of working at Edmond East Animal Hospital is TEAMWORK and having a good work environment. She previously attended the University of Central Oklahoma to study Criminal Justice and is now attending OSU-OKC to become a Registered Veterinary Technician . Aubri enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and dog as well as studying. You can also find her working at The Mule in downtown Edmond.
A Little More About Aubri
Aubri’s Pets: Labrador Retriever, Rosco
Favorite Animal: Sloth
Favorite Book or Movie: Where The Crawdad Sings/The Notebook
Most amazing place she's ever been: Florida
Meet Darla, Client Care Specialist
Darla absolutely loves people and animals and is a cheerful and hard worker. She was a former NFL and CFL cheerleader in Baltimore for 3 years, served in multiple customer service roles and homeschooled her two sons, Max (23) and Zach (21). Darla has been married to her husband, Mark, for 25 years. She enjoys spending time with her husband, kids or animals. Darla also ran her first 5K (and 2 more) this year, loves to read and sit by a fire.
A Little More About Darla
Darla’s Pets: Brisebane, a Husky Mix; Koda, a Shephard Mix; Charlie, a Bernadoodle Mix; Butterschotch, a short-hair orange Tabby
What she would do with a million dollars: Build a house on a huge lot so her dad could live with them, build a skate park and glassblowing studio for their boys and have plenty of land for more rescue animals.
Favorite Book or Movie: Books: Outlander Series, Twilight Series or any historical fiction; Movies: The Other Woman and The Sound of Music
Most amazing place she's ever been: Reykjavik, Iceland at Christmas time, Capri, Italy and Barcelona, Spain
Meet Heather, Lead Technician/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 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 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 Lindsey, Veterinary Assistant
Lindsey was in the veterinary medicine field for 12 years as a Veterinary Assistant before joining our team. She is married to husband, Tommy, and has 2 children, Tailor (18 years old) and Mazzy (7 years old). They are a huge movie family and enjoy taking car trips to new places. Lindsey also enjoys painting/drawing, bird watching, rock hounding and cooking. She really likes learning all the Oklahoma birds and birds have become some of her favorite things.
A Little More About Lindsey
Lindsey’s Pets: Bronson, a German Wire Hair Pointer; Bas (Boss), a Standard Schnauzer; Suzie, a Shih Tzu; Slick, an orange Tabby; and Chloe, a Torti Point Siamese
What Lindsey would do with a million dollars: Pay everything off and then eat ALL the good food. All of it!
Most amazing place Lindsey's ever been: Frozen waterfall near Durango, CO and walking through a lava tube and rainforest in Kauai, HI.
Meet Paige, Veterinary Assistant
Paige is finishing up her prerequisites for Animal Science at Oklahoma City Community College and will attend Oklahoma State University in the Fall of 2023. She chose this path because she loves working with animals and helping wherever she can. Paige enjoys reading, playing with all of her animals and riding her horse in her spare time. Her favorite aspect of working at Edmond East Animal Hospital is seeing clients walk out with a happy, healthy pet.
A Little More About Paige
Paige’s Pets: 4 horses, 1 donkey, 5 cats, 5 dogs, 3 rabbits
Favorite Animal: Horse
Favorite Book/Movie: Black Beauty/Tangled
Most Amazing Place Ever Been: Colorado for its beautiful landscape and all the super tall mountains
Meet Lauren, Veterinary Assistant
Lauren's life-long dream is to become a Veterinarian. She is participating in the Edmond Public School Professional Internship Program to gain exposure and insight to the veterinary world. Lauran plans on attending Oklahoma State University to earn a bachelor's degree in Zoology and ultimately DVM. She was a competitive gymnast for 11 years and can play viola. She also placed 1st at the state FFA Veterinary Science competition and was Grand Champion of the Junior Market Broilers at the 2020 Tulsa State Fair. Lauren enjoys reading, going on walks and spending time with her family in her spare time.
A Little More About Lauren
Lauren’s Pets: Theo and Molly; cocker spaniels and Sadie; cairn terrier mix.
Favorite Animal: Otters, dogs, chickens
Favorite Book/Movie: Anne of Green Gables Series/Lord of the Rings Trilogy
What she would do with a million dollars: Pay for college then save/donate the rest.
Doctor Rex and all of the staff are always friendly, informative and take excellent care of my dogs!
Everyone is really kind, compassionate, knowledgeable, and the costs are reasonable.
Great customer service, right away felt like they wanted to take the best care of our dogs.
As always, I was welcomed as soon as walked in as the staff is always the best. So friendly and happy. The time and care that we receive from Dr Johnson and his staff is incredible. Never rushed always answers all of my questions. When I leave, I always feel so much more assured that my animals have had the best care by all of the staff and Dr Johnson and Dr Vasquez.
Great people from Vet to staff. They are very caring for our pets but us as well.
Animal East is always able to schedule us quickly and truly cares about our dogs. Thank you!
Friendly and loving staff, gentle and kind with our dog, and we know they have our pets best interest in mind always!
Dr.'s Johnson and Vasquez and all the staff are great and they form solid relationships with our dogs.
Very friendly and helpful staff/docs. And they follow-up after care to check on our dogs. Really pleasant experience!
The staff at Edmond East is always kind and understanding. They worked with my evolving schedule to get my dog in and spent time on the phone and in person talking to me about the situation and expectations.