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, two fluffy husky mixes named Jackson and Finn, the sweetest boys 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. Barranco'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.
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 as Dr. Lipstate's primary technician 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. She loves all fur babies but has a special bond with schnauzers. Shelby has two dogs, Macy the husky and Netflix the maltese. She also has a cat named Taco and has a slowly growing turtle family.
Taylor Dry, RVT (Registered 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 Page 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, RVT (Registered Veterinary Technician)
Mollie Barnes is Dr. Ketcher’s primary technician. Mollie was born and raised in Morris, OK and graduated from Morris High School in 2014. She was a member of Morris FFA and involved with Okmulgee County 4-H program. She raised livestock, which lead her to the love of animals. After high school, Mollie attended Tulsa Community College Veterinary Technician Program. She graduated in May of 2017 with an Associates in Applied Science. She has worked at Woodland West since June 2016, after her TCC practicum. In her spare time she enjoys the outdoors, spending time with family, friends and her boyfriend, Caleb.
Bre Mack, RVT (Registered Veterinary Technician)
Bre Mack, Dr. Nissen's primary technician, is originally from Northern California where she grew up and lived until she joined the Air Force in 2008. While in the military Bre spent her first 2 years serving overseas in the United Kingdom, from where she deployed to Afghanistan in response to Operation Enduring Freedom at the end of 2009. After returning stateside, she was stationed at Whiteman AF base in MO for the remainder of her enlistment. While there, her family moved to Oklahoma and upon the end of her enlistment in 2011, she moved here to the Tulsa area to be closer to them. She continued her military service in the Oklahoma Air National Guard as an Aerospace Medical Technician, and it was the combination of Bre’s military medical training and her love for animals that brought her into Veterinary Medicine.
Bre Graduated from TCC’s Veterinary Technology program in May of 2017 with an Associates in Applied Sciences and earned her Registered Veterinary Technician licensure in August 2017. Bre loves spending time with her 3 fur babies, a yellow lab named Lexi, a mini Australian Shepard named Dallas, and a Cowboy Corgi named Moe, as well as her family and boyfriend Tim.
Bailey Jones, Veterinary Assistant/Customer Care Representative
Bailey started volunteering with us in 2008 and joined our staff permanently in 2012. She loves long naps, 70 degree weather, 1000 piece puzzles and all things with fur. She is pictured with her precious baby girl Ellee.
Kourtney Joseph, Veterinary Assistant/Customer Care Representative
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 hopes to be attending a Veterinary School in the future. She was recently married to her now husband, Jeremy, in Jamaica, has a beautiful daughter named Kailani, and a German Shepherd named Prince.
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 received early acceptance into OSU Veterinary College and continues her employment with us in the Summer and on Holidays.
Christina Perez, Veterinary Assistant
Rachel Narrin, Veterinary Assistant
Rachel is currently a sophomore at OSU studying pre-veterinary animal science. She was born and raised right here in Tulsa. Rachel has two dogs and two parakeets. She enjoys hanging out with family and friends when she doesn’t have too much homework on her hands.
Emerson Rictor, Veterinary Assistant
Emerson started out as a volunteer with us in 2017, but we almost immediately recruited her to the team as one of our veterinary assistants. She will be attending Oklahoma State in the fall of 2018 to study veterinarian medicine. Emerson has two Mini Australian Shepherds, whom she loves dearly, named Daisy and Cash. She enjoys taking her dogs to the dog park, all things outdoors, and hanging with friends.
Ellen Clupper, Veterinary Assistant
Ellen started at Woodland West in 2004. She has been with us through out her journey of receiving her Bachelor's of Science at OSU and majoring in Animal Science. In 2016 she was accepted into Oklahoma State's College of Veterinary Medicine. Ellen is currently in her second year of the program and will graduate in 2020. She is honored to be the Hills Science Diet student representative for Oklahoma State where she can spread the love and knowledge of quality pet nutrition. Ellen has two fur babies that live with her in Stillwater, a 10 year old pitbull named Shiah and a 1 year old rabbit names Gamma. She hopes to join the staff of Woodland as a veterinarian when she graduates.
Alyssa Brooks, Veterinary Assistant
Alyssa was born and raised in the Tulsa area. She grew up surrounded by a variety of pets which included, dogs, cats, goats, chickens, and horses. Her love for all animals has drawn her to working here with us in the veterinary world where she can share her love. Alyssa has a particular soft spot for Pit bulls and even has one of her very own named, Kimber. Alyssa loves the outdoors and road tripping to new scenic places. You'll often find her in her spare time out hunting and fishing.
Hannah Durrence, Veterinary Assistant
Hannah's love for animals began at her grandparent's farm where she spent much of her time with all of the dogs, sheep, chickens, and horses. She has two dogs of her own named Bean and Sammy, a cat named Maggie, and a horse named Reno. Hannah enjoys traveling, photography, and working with animals. She has hopes to go into a profession associated with animal science.
Meredith Eckhardt, Veterinary Assistant
Meredith first started with us at Woodland West Pet Resort as a kennel technician in 2015. She then joined our team on the hospital side in 2017 as a veterinary assistant. She has always had a longing to be an avian and exotics veterinarian. She has spent a lot of time volunteering at different animal shelters and rescues since she was about 5 years old. Meredith especially enjoys assisting the doctors and technicians here at Woodland West to help her gain as much experience and knowledge as she can. She plans to begin her education for her dream career at OSU next year! Meredith hopes to expand her practice all over the world to help all animals in need.
Paige Dearrington, Veterinary Assistant
Anastacia Butel, Veterinary Assistant
Anastacia previously studied Chemistry at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. She and her family then moved to Oklahoma in 2011 to reconnect with her husband's relatives. After arrival, Anastacia was accepted in and studied at the University of Tulsa where she majored in Microbiology. Her interest in animal care started when she began volunteering with the Tulsa Animal Welfare Shelter. Her love for animals extended into joining our Woodland West family. Anastacia is currently in the process of completing her Veterinary Technician Certification. Along with her two kids, she has two fur babies as well named Jezebel and Sophia.
Ethan Byrd, Veterinary Assistant
Meredith Millington, Kennel Technician
Meredith has always grown up with a fondness for animals. She currently has one fur baby; a Golden Retriever named Millie. She has worked at Woodland West since October, 2016. She will be attending Oklahoma State in the fall of 2018 to study healthcare and become a Physician’s Assistant. She enjoys music, reading, video games, and spending time with family and her boyfriend, Andrew.
Jewel Jentsch, Kennel Technician/Veterinary Assistant
Jewel is currently a senior at Jenks High School and plans to further her education at TCC to study in their Veterinary Technician program. She has always been fond of small animals. Jewel has a few pets of her own, which include two cats, Miss Purrfect and Shadow, and two Yorkie Poos, Angel and Cocoa. She started here with us as a Kennel Technician, then shortly after became a Veterinary Assistant. In her free time, you can usually find Jewel either at the dog park or at the Warren Theater with family, friends, and her boyfriend Joshua. She also enjoys drawing, anime, dancing, and singing.