TAYLOR LISBY, KENNEL ASSISTANT
Taylor is a bright young lady who plans to become a veterinary technician. She has been working as a kennel assistant at Countryside Veterinary Clinic since 2017 and plans to attend Metropolitan Community College Maplewoods to earn her degree. Taylor works with our boarders and assists with various tasks throughout the clinic.
LISA JOHNSTON, EQUINE TECHNICIAN
In 1998 Lisa joined our Countryside Veterinary Clinic team. She graduated from Nova Scotia Agricultural College in 1990 with her veterinary technician degree and has since continued to develop her education as an equine technician. She works extensively with our equine doctor. Her duties include radiographs, laboratory sample collection, bandaging, dental assistant and inventory management. In 2002 Lisa became Coggins certified and has since run our in house Coggins lab.
MELANIE GIBBENS, RVT
Melanie is a 2015 graduate from Brown-Mackie College. Her duties as veterinary technician include anesthesia monitoring, radiographs, client education, surgical preparation and lab sample collection. Melanie enjoys working with both large and small animals and has been very active in Project Pet, Countryside Vet Clinic’s Spring Fling event for the youth of Garnett.
MARILYN PEINE, RECEPTIONIST
In November, 2014 Marilyn joined the Countryside Veterinary Clinic team. She works as our receptionist. Her primary focus is welcoming clients to the clinic, phone management and appointment scheduling. Marilyn’s ability to make client’s feel at home makes her a welcome addition to our staff.
JENNIFER STILLINGS, RECEPTIONIST
In 2017 we welcomed Jen as a full-time receptionist. Jen’s previous experience as a kennel help and veterinary assistant has prepared her for providing top-notch customer service. Her primary duties include answering the phone, appointment scheduling and creating an orderly flow for clients and pets.
JERRY LOU ROBINSON, RECEPTIONIST
Jerry Lou has been a valued employee of Countryside Veterinary Clinic for 15 years. She graduated from Emporia State University and works as bookkeeper and part-time receptionist. While she loves her bookkeeping position, Jerry Lou enjoys getting to know our clients. Her duties include appointment scheduling, greeting clients and phone management.
DENIELLE HOGARTH, KENNEL ASSISTANT
Denielle has been with Countryside Veterinary Clinic since 2018. She is energetic and enjoys riding horses. She has 2 dogs Willow and Maddie. Denielle’s quick smile and easy going personality make her a fun addition to our team. Her primary jobs include caring for our boarders and ensuring they have a relaxing time away from home.
CHADD LEMASTER, LARGE ANIMAL ASSISTANT
Chadd is the full time pastor of New Life Baptist Church in Garnett. He assists our large animal veterinarians in the Spring and is a great asset to our team!