Meet Our Management
Ross Clark, DVM
Owner/Founder of Woodland Pet Care Centers
Dr. Ross Clark is the Owner of Woodland West Animal Hospital and the Co-Owner with his wife, Linda, of Woodland West Pet Resort. He is also the founder of the Woodland Animal Medical Centers in Tulsa and Edmond, Oklahoma. Furthermore, he is, a co-founder of National Pet Care Centers, now joined with VCA. In additon, Dr. Clark is the author of many books which include 3 editions of Medical and Genetic Aspects of Purebred Dogs, and Medical, Genetic and Behavioral Aspects of Purebred Cats.
Karen Miller - Hospital Administrator
Karen has been managing Woodland West since 2003. She is married to her first love, Michael Miller, a Flight Paramedic with Tulsa Life Flight and instructor at Rogers State University. She has four canine children: Side Pass (a Cattle Dog), Boone (a Belgian Shepherd), Crockett (an Australian Shepherd), and Earbob (who knows...) 7 kitties: Mouse, Mimosa, Screwdriver, Tavi, Kitai, Max and Tumbleweed, as well as two Quarter Horses: Gunner and Hook.
Karen has worked for Dr. Clark for over 30 years in one or another of his hospitals. She has been an RVT, specializing in surgery, and a Training Specialist with the Medical Quality and Training Team for National Pet Care Centers. Karen has been in management since 1997 and has been with Woodland West since 2003.
Karen has a love of Rodeo and training horses as well as Herding Dogs! She and her husband, Mike, have several businesses involving horses and website development and spend most summer weekends at rodeos, bike rallies or the river.
Jan Coody, MBA - CFO & Regional Vice President
Jan Coody, MBA has been working with Dr. Clark as his right hand for over 30 years. With her help, Dr. Clark opened and grew the Woodland Animal Hospital Group to 6 hospitals. She worked with National Pet Care Centers for the 8 years after its formation and has joined Dr. Clark to help Woodland West Animal Hospital and Pet Resort grow. Jan is married to Brad, a CPA who also aids the Hospital and Pet Resort and she has one of the sweetest Shetland Sheepdogs around, Star.
Nita Ritschel - Human Resources Director
Nita joined the Woodland team in 2007 as Dr. Clark's Personal Assistant & HR Director. Prior to working here, Nita was employed by Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, The Williams Companies and ONEOK. Her 3 four-legged kiddos are Nathan & Jordie (miniature Dachshunds) & Phoebe (cat rescued from Owasso Animal Shelter). She has 3 two-legged children, Matt Large (Owasso, OK), Kristen Large (Collinsville, OK) & Jaime Tanner (Broken Arrow, OK). Nita has 3 grandchildren (Jayra, Josiah & Gator). Nita married her high school sweetheart, Rick, who pitched in minor league ball for the St. Louis Cardinals & coached college baseball at NEO & the University of Arkansas.