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, CVPM, 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 obtained 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 enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, going to the gym and watching her son play baseball.
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? London, Paris, Amsterdam, Luzern, Zermatt, Bellagio, Venice, Trieste, Taormina, Palma de Mallorca, Amalfi Coast, French Riviera
Favorite Book: The Nightingale by Kristin Hanna
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 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, 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 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 and Isabella.
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 Amber, Registered Veterinary Technician
Amber joined us in May of 2023 with 4 years experience as an RVT. She holds an AAS in Veterinary Technology from Oklahoma State University and is Fear Free certified. She chose this career after losing a family pet and wanted to help animals. Her favorite aspects of working in the veterinary medicine field is the lab work and educating clients. Amber is known for being kind, thorough, great at client education and surgery in the work place. She likes to read, travel to new places and try new foods in her spare time.
A Little More About Amber
Amber's Pets: Lucy, a Doxie and Bobby, a cat
Favorite Animal: Penguin
What is the Most Amazing Place She’s Ever Been? Buscalan, Phillipines to visit the oldest tattoo artist in the world
Favorite Movie/Book: Howl's Moving Castle/The Gier
What Would You Do with a Million Dollars? Invest half and use the rest to travel the world
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 Lindsey, Veterinary Assistant/Inventory Manager
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 and Mazzy. 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.
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.
Doctor Rex and all of the staff are always friendly, informative and take excellent care of my 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 customer service, right away felt like they wanted to take the best care of our dogs.
Friendly and loving staff, gentle and kind with our dog, and we know they have our pets best interest in mind always!
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!
Dr.'s Johnson and Vasquez and all the staff are great and they form solid relationships with our dogs.
Everyone is really kind, compassionate, knowledgeable, and the costs are reasonable.