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Dr. Suzanne Hurst

Veterinarian/Owner

Dr. Suzanne Hurst

Veterinarian/Owner

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. Stephanie Broadbooks

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Stephanie Broadbooks

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Broadbooks and her husband, Doug, have 2 children and several “fur kids” at home. Will is 13 years old and his younger sister, Olivia is 11 years old. Their “fur kids” include: two cats (Yoda and Newt), 2 ferrets (Enzo and Sammie), as well as a dog named Phinn. In her spare time Dr Broadbooks enjoys various kinds of crafts.

Dr. Brian Loveless

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Brian Loveless

Associate Veterinarian

Dr Loveless is an avid outdoorsman. He and his wife Lacey have 2 rescue pets at home, one dog and one cat.

Dr. Shelby Hilton

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Shelby Hilton

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Shelby Hilton is from Mannford, OK and she went to OSU for her undergraduate Zoology degree. She
also attended OSU for her veterinary degree and graduated in May of 2022. Go pokes!
She lives with her husband Triston, dog Bella, four snakes (Leo, Luna, Loki, and Pickle), and a bearded
dragon (Rod). In her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her husband.

Kim Brown

Hospital Administrator/Owner

Kim Brown

Hospital Administrator/Owner

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.

Jesse Raffensparger

Lead Veterinary Assistant

Jesse Raffensparger

Lead 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

Assistant Practice Manager

Tonya Weaver

Assistant Practice Manager

Tonya has surpassed a decade of veterinary assisting since receiving her certification in the Veterinary Assistant program through Animal Behavior College in April 2012. She has an extensive history of volunteering and rehabbing wildlife that ranges from squirrels to African elephants. Tonya has been married to her high school sweetheart since 2007 and together they have 3 human children, a dog, a cat and a lizard. Her interests outside of work include: wildlife rehabilitation, all things Harry Potter, and playing video games with her family. She has recently accepted the position of Office Manager here at Kindness and we couldn’t be more happy to watch her experience in the veterinary industry grow.

Karissa Scott, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician

Karissa Scott, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician

Karissa is a board-certified, Registered Veterinary Technician and was born and raised locally. She has been in veterinary medicine for over 18 years, 8 of which were spent specializing in emergency medicine.  She is mom to two beautiful children and two cats. When not at work she enjoys all things “water”.

CiCi Gonzalez

Veterinary Assistant

CiCi Gonzalez

Veterinary Assistant

CiCi was born in Los Angeles, California and grew up in Tulsa. She has three fur kids at home: Floyd & Monica, both German Shepherds, and Nelly, a poodle mix. CiCi graduated from the Veterinary Assisting Program at Community Care College in 2019. In her spare time she enjoys hanging out with her sister, Michelle.

Markie Cockrell

Veterinary Assistant

Markie Cockrell

Veterinary Assistant

Markie loves spending her free time with her husband, Alexander, as well as their two pets, Zuko, a Husky mix and Betelgeuse the “crazy kitty”. Her passions include video games, watching scary movies and gardening.

Deana Brannan

Veterinary Assistant

Deana Brannan

Veterinary Assistant

Deana hails from California and while away from work she enjoys playing video games and spending time with her two dogs, Granite and Deagle.

Kay Hand

Veterinary Assistant

Kay Hand

Veterinary Assistant

Kay has been in veterinary medicine for 1 1/2 years. She is mom to 4, two-legged kids and 3, 4-legged kids. In her spare time she enjoys crafts, hiking, relaxing at home with a good book and, all things animal related.

Haley Blalack

Veterinary Assistant / Receptionist

Haley Blalack

Veterinary Assistant / Receptionist

Originally from Texas, Haley enjoys outdoor activities, spending time with friends and watching movies.

Tony Balonie Macaroni

R.I.P. 7/1/2009 - 4/25/2024

Tony Balonie Macaroni

R.I.P. 7/1/2009 - 4/25/2024

R.I.P. 7/1/2009 – 4/25/2024

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).

Piper

"Do You Have A Water Bowl I Can Put My Toys In?"

Piper

"Do You Have A Water Bowl I Can Put My Toys In?"

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.

A.J.

Crazy Legs

A.J.

Crazy Legs

A.J. has a heartwarming story. She was taken to a rescue organization when she was less than a year old as a happy, healthy, normal kitty. The rescue organization took her to a subsidized clinic to have her spayed. While under anesthesia her heart stopped for almost five minutes. The doctor was able to get her heart started again but she awoke with severe neurological problems from being without oxygen for so long. She is now blind and does not have proper motor skills in her legs or neck. The doctor took her home to try and rehabilitate her. After a few months and little success she was given back to the rescue organization and placed in foster care. She came to our clinic to assess her quality of life because she was losing weight and failing to thrive. Dr. Hurst knew as soon as she met her she wanted to adopt her. She felt in her heart she could have a forever home here without a label of being “unadoptable”. She has earned the nickname “crazy legs”  because she gets so excited to “see” you that she runs full speed with all legs going in different directions. She loves being held and spending time in her favorite sunny window. While her motor skills and vision will not improve, she will always have a forever home with the kindness crew.