Meet Our Technical Staff
Cindy Bates, RVT (Registered Veterinary Technician)
Cindy began working in the Veterinary Profession as a kennel technician at Woodland Central in 1986. She went to Murray State College and received an Associate Degree in Science and became a Registered Veterinary Technician in 1990.
Cindy has four children. She has a Golden Retriever and a cat. Cindy enjoys her busy life with her family and friends along with spending time outdoors and when opportunity rarely permits she loves to read. Cindy is also an active member of Woodland Acres Baptist Church.
Jill Rathbun, RVT (Registered Veterinary Technician)
Jill, Dr. Yeagley's primary Technician is originally from Winfield, Kansas and lived in Flagstaff, Arizona before moving to Tulsa in 2007. She was home-schooled through high school and has been in the veterinary field since 2003. She is a 2010 graduate of TCC's Veterinary Technology Program and completed her preceptorship at the Animal Emergency Center in Tulsa in summer of 2008. Having graduated with honors, she received an associate in Applied Science in Veterinary Technology and excelled on both the State and National Veterinary Technician licensing examinations. Jill has a sweet greyhound named Pheobe Sue and enjoys hiking, pottery, music, photography, and spending time with family.
Chelsea Collison, RVT (Registered Veterinary Technician)
Chelsea is Dr. Jones primary technician. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and moved to Oklahoma at the age of two. She was a lifer at Union and graduated in 2005. She then moved to Missouri to attend William Woods University and worked towards her Bachelors in Equine Sciences. In 2006 Chelsea moved back to Oklahoma and attended Tulsa Community College's Veterinary Technician program and graduated with an Associates of Applied Sciences in 2010. She is married to Conrad who is a Tulsa Firefighter and Paramedic. They have one son, Colton who was born in 2011, a fluffy husky mix named Jackson and Finn, the sweetest boy ever! She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, baking, and spending weekends at the lake. Chelsea has a lifelong love of horses and tries to ride as much as possible.
Jade Pace, RVT (Registered Veterinary Technician)
Jade is Dr. Dooley's primary technician. She started working at Woodland West as a veterinary assistant in July of 2013 after she completed her practicum. She graduated from TCC's Veterinary Technology Program in May of 2014 and took her boards to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. Jade is originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma where she currently resides. She has 4 guinea pigs, Hank, Boomhauer, Gribz, and Hodor and 2 dachshunds; Benson and Maverick. She enjoys exotic animals, music, video games, Christmas and spending time with loved ones.
Jesse McAtee, RVT (Registered Veterinary Technician)
Jesse first worked at Woodland West as an intern with the TCC Registered Veterinary Technician Program. She graduated from the program in 2013 and worked for another large veterinary hospital in the area before once again joining the Woodland family in 2016. She was born and raised in Sand Springs, Oklahoma graduating from Charles Page high school in 2007. She enjoys being outdoors, spending time with friends and family, music, cooking and cuddling with her two blue heeler mixes; Oreo and Pyper.
Kendra Mason, RVT (Registered Veterinary Technician)
Kendra has been with Woodland as a Veterinary Assistant since 2010 after graduating from Community Care College's Veterinary Assistant program. She recently graduated from TCC's Veterinary Technology Program and is working alongside Dr. Jessica Lipstate to make an awesome team! Kendra has an amazing husband along with 5 gorgeous girls and a beautiful baby boy!
Shelby Scott, RVT (Registered Veterinary Technician)
Shelby Scott began her career with Woodland West as a practicum student while attending TCC's Veterinary Technology Program. We fell in love and immediately hired her. She is now our full-time AM Treatment / Hospitalization Technician.
Taylor Dry, Veterinary Technician
Taylor is the primary technician for Dr. Bone. She is a local to Tulsa County and grew up just west of town in Sand Springs where she graduated from Charles Pag High School - Class of 2009. Her love for veterinary medicine began in 2007 working as a kennel technician. She joined the Woodland West family in 2010 working as a veterinary assistant. In the summer of 2012, she traveled to New Zealand and Australia to study wildlife, biological systems, culture and agricultural production. She continued her education at Oklahoma State University where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Animal Science Biotechnology in 2013. She is a recent graduate from TCC's Veterinary Technology Program and completed her preceptorship at OSU Teaching Hospital in Stillwater in the summer of 2016. Taylor has a papillon named Pippi and a French Bulldog named Jagger that she loves to take kayaking. She also enjoys the great outdoors and spending time with family.
Mollie Barnes, Veterinary Assistant
Mollie began with Woodland West to complete her practicum with TCC for her RVT. She continued with us during her schooling and will graduating in May of 2017.
Michaiah Schiffbauer, Veterinary Assistant
Michaiah started with us as a volunteer. We loved her so much we made her become a real employee as soon as she turned 16! She is currently attending Jenks High School. Michaiah possesses a strong talent for music, playing the piano since the age of 4. She is planning on attending OSU majoring in Veterinary Medicine upon graduation. She has 2 brothers, a kitty named Baby Kitty and is pictured here with her canine companion Sadie.
Kourtney Joseph, Veterinary Assistant
Kourtney became a volunteer in the summer of 2015. She was instantly amazing and joined our team as a veterinary assistant very shortly thereafter. Kourtney is currently finishing her degree and will be applying for Veterinary School this spring.
Kyla Blackshare, Veterinary Assistant
Kyla has been a part of our Woodland family since the summer of 2011. She graduated from Union High School and is currently attending OSU majoring in Veterinary Medicine. Kyla was received early acceptance into OSU Veterinary College and continues her employment with us in the Summer and on Holidays.