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Dr. Suzanne Hurst

Veterinarian

Dr. Suzanne Hurst

Veterinarian

As a child Dr. Hurst started out as a Navy brat and a city kid in the New England area and wound up living on a large farm in southern Missouri. On the farm she took it upon herself to name each and every cow and chicken and bandage them whether they needed it or not, and occasionally dress the calves in clothing. After high school she attended The University of Tulsa, obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Unsure what to do then, on a whim she took a job as a veterinary assistant. It became suddenly clear to her that her calling was in the veterinary field. She promptly moved to Stillwater, was fortunately accepted into the veterinary program, and has never looked back. After earning her veterinary degree in 1996 from OSU she headed for a warmer climate and landed in Florida. There she co-owned a multi-doctor, two hospital practice. She returned to Oklahoma in 2008 to be closer to her family and opened Kindness Animal Hospital in February 2010. She is thrilled to be back in Tulsa and, despite the cold weather, is relieved to get to experience actual seasons and be surrounded by hills and trees and alligator-free lakes and streams. Although she loves all animals, she has a special bond with cats. We think she may have been a cat in a former life as she is always seeking out warm spots and loves to watch birds. Dr. Hurst lives with her 4 legged kids: Pudge the Pug and Jersey Girl the Chihuahua as well as several beloved kitties.

Dr. Karen Nickle

Veterinarian

Dr. Karen Nickle

Veterinarian

Born and raised in a suburb of Seattle, Dr. Nickle knew from age 7 that she wanted to be a veterinarian. After graduating with her Bachelor’s in Animal Science from Washington State University, she moved to St. Kitt’s in the Eastern Caribbean to attend Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. While completing her clinical rotations at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, she met her husband. They have two beautiful children, two rescued cats, a Great Dane and a mixed breed dog from St. Kitts. Dr. Nickle misses her pets that have crossed over the rainbow bridge – a Great Dane named Lexi and a retired racing greyhound named Odd Moe. In her spare time, Dr. Nickle plays the violin and enjoys spending time with her family.

Dr. Katie Seibert

Veterinarian

Dr. Katie Seibert

Veterinarian

Dr. Katie Seibert graduated from Jenks High School and studies Music and Animal Science at Oklahoma State University before attending OSU College of Veterinary Medicine. She graduated in 2009 and worked at Banfield Pet Hospital and Alta Vista Animal Hospital before joining the Kindness Animal Hospital team in September of 2017. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, including 2 cats and two dogs.

Kim Brown

Business Manager

Kim Brown

Business Manager

Kim is a true Floridian. She was born on Ft. Myers Beach, Florida and lived in the Ft. Myers area for almost 40 years. She loves the Tulsa area and has recently learned to drive on ice and snow. She has spent most of her career in management, most recently as Assistant Service Manager at Don Carlton Honda. She has successfully rescued, fostered and placed many feral kittens and cats, including 3 from Don Carlton Honda and 11 from the Honda dealership she worked at in Ft. Myers.

Jessica Good

Practice Manager

Jessica Good

Practice Manager

Jessica is a local girl from McAlester, Oklahoma. She started her veterinary career in 1999. She has 2 daughters at home as well as 1 Great Danes Oracle, a Sphynx cat named “Smeagol” and a Calico cat named “Godzilla”. Jessica has always loved animals and when we asked her what she enjoyed doing in her spare time she said, “What is that, ha-ha.” All kidding aside, her spare time is reserved for her 2-legged and 4-legged kids as well as her family.

Cathi Tebben

Veterinary Assistant

Cathi Tebben

Veterinary Assistant

Cathi began her career with animals at a pet store in Alaska in 1997. She had worked her way up from Kennel Assistant to Veterinary Assistant by 2001. After moving from Alaska to Hawaii, she worked at the only 24 hour emergency clinic in Hawaii. During her employment there she was trained in surgery, ER and ICU. Cathi has successfully bottle fed several litters of stray kittens and 1 litter of puppies. She has been married to her husband, Rob, for 24 years. They have two kids, Joshua and Jenifer. Their family pets include 5 cats and 2 dogs, all of which are rescues. She said her family accuses her of being a “work-aholic”. Her response is, “With a job like this, who wouldn’t be?

Jesse Raffensparger

Veterinary Assistant

Jesse Raffensparger

Veterinary Assistant

Jesse started in the veterinary field in 2008 by attending and completing a veterinary assistant program through Carrington College. Originally from Arizona, she now resides in Sapulpa, Oklahoma. Jesse has a great husband of 18 years and 2 wonderful sons at home as well as 6 Chinese Crested Terriers ( Aby , Z , Hairy, Pipes, Min Min and Clippy) and 3 cats a Sphinx (minion), Dyson, Hanzie and a gecko(Grendal). Outside of work Jesse spends her time with family and in the wonderful world of books.

Tonya Weaver

Veterinary Assistant

Tonya Weaver

Veterinary Assistant

Tonya received her veterinary assistant certification through Animal Behavior College in April 2012. SHe has spent 10 years volunteering at the Sedgwick County Zoo working personally with the African Elephant. Tonya has been with her husband since high school (2007). They now have 1 daughter and 2 sons. Hwe fur-babies include 2 Pitbulls, Mojo and Izzy ans an extraordinary cat, Charlie. Her interests outside of work are family, Harry Potter, Narwhals and fuzzy Opossums

Sophie Robertson

Receptionist/Veterinary Nurse

Sophie Robertson

Receptionist/Veterinary Nurse

Sophie is a Tulsa native. Growing up her family took in wildlife for rehabilitation.  Her favorite to raise are opossums.  She graduated from Community Care College in 2016 for veterinary assisting.  She currently has 1 dog, Bubba, and 2 cats, Harry and Chicken.

Heather Corwin

Kennel Assistant/Receptionist

Heather Corwin

Kennel Assistant/Receptionist

Heather has lived in the Tulsa/Broken Arrow area most of her life. Her family moved here from New York when her father received a job offer from American Airlines. Heather has grown up with many pets over the years and therefore has developed a great love for animals. She has worked in the veterinary field for almost 7 years. She has a grown son, Corey, a grown daughter, Ashley, and a 6 year old grandson named Gabriel. In her spare time Heather is quite the movie buff and is an avid game player on Pogo. She also loves spending time with her family and playing games with her grandson.

Rachel Ledbetter

Veterinary Nurse

Rachel Ledbetter

Veterinary Nurse

Rachel was born and raised in Jenks. From a very young age she knew she had a passion for animals. She has been a technician for 6 years and has enjoyed every moment of the adventures. Currently she has 3 Great Danes, 2 Cats and 2 Rats. She loves horseback riding and spending time with her husband.

Vanessa Benson

Receptionist

Vanessa Benson

Receptionist

Vanessa started the veterinary field in 2009. She resides in Sapulpa Oklahoma. She is a wife to her husband of 9 years, mom of 2 beautiful daughters and 3 bouncing boxers. Vanessa enjoys the outdoors, whether it is riding ATV’s out on her land, fishing/swimming at the lake, or hanging out with family and friends.

Shannon Bowers

Kennel Assistant

Shannon Bowers

Kennel Assistant

Shannon is Oklahoma born and raised. She has 2 dogs and a parrot. She is a woman of few words but has a heart of gold and will do whatever it takes to make sure your fur kids feel at home while they are here.

Kayla Best

Professional Groomer

Kayla Best

Professional Groomer

Kayla moved to Bixby 5 years ago and has been with us since she moved here. She has been working with animals all her life and grooming for 6 years. She grooms by AKC standards. She has a registered paint horse named “Fancy” and 3 dogs a Shepherd Mix named “Bailey”, Shih Tzu named “Cooper” and a Mastiff named “Arie”. Kayla spends most of her time trying fun cuts and colors on Cooper (haha), riding her horse and spending time with family and friends.

Tony, “Official Greeter”

bird watcher, and clinic clown

Tony, “Official Greeter”

bird watcher, and clinic clown

Chances are if you’ve ever been to our clinic, you’ve met Tony. He always makes a point to come visit. He knows no strangers, especially dogs. The bigger the dog, the better. He is the youngster of the bunch at 4 years of age. He loves laying in the sun and playing with his fuzzy mice (fake of course).

Tessa Brown

Kennel Assistant

Tessa Brown

Kennel Assistant

She was born and raised in Farmington, New Mexico.  She moved to Tulsa in April 2016.  She has 2 horses in Colorado named Bailey and TatorTot.  Growing up, she had a Golden Retriever named Shadow.  Shadow passed at 14 years old in 2015.  The summer of 2015, she travelled the United States with a friend, and was able to touch the California shore and Jersey shore within a month.  Travelling helped her move to fulfil her passion to work with animals.  She worked with Jiffy Lube for almost 2 years before she got her foot in the door.  She goes home to her boyfriend, Taylor, and their 4 dogs, Riley (Blue Heeler mix), Zues (Husky mix) and Dammit (Terrier mix).  She truly believes a dog is a man’s best friend.

Tippy Toes

Clinic Kitty

Tippy Toes

Clinic Kitty

Tippy is a resident clinic kitty. She came to us in early 2011 to be spayed. She was abandoned here because she was pregnant and unwanted. Two days later she gave birth to 4 beautiful kittens. The two girls “Kona & Kehei” were adopted by a wonderful couple and still come to our clinic regularly. The two boys “Milo & Otis” were adopted by another wonderful couple and still come to our clinic as well.

Piper

Clinic Kitty

Piper

Clinic Kitty

Piper was a stray found in a tree across from our clinic in 2013. After all these years she is still shy to most but she loves her furry beds and lap time with Dr. Hurst.