TAYLOR LISBY, VETERINARY ASSISTANT
Taylor is a bright young lady who plans to become a veterinary technician. She had been working as a kennel assistant at Countryside Veterinary Clinic since 2017 until her recent job title change in November of 2020. Taylor plans to attend Metropolitan Community College Maplewoods to earn her degree. Taylor excels at client communication as well as assisting our doctors, technicians, and our front desk with keeping our appointments running smoothly.
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 over 15 years. She graduated from Emporia State University and works as our bookkeeper. In her spare time, Jerry Lou enjoys getting involved in the community, spending time with her family, and caring for her dog Otto.
BOBBIE BROWN, RECEPTIONIST
Bobbie started working as a receptionist for us at the end of December 2019. Before she came to us, she had done a variety of jobs that gave her lots of experience with animals large and small, as well as top-tier hospitality and organizational management skills. In her spare time Bobbie enjoys traveling, farming, and ranching. Bobbie is always happy to help all of our clients and their pets!
CATLIN LINDSAY, SMALL ANIMAL ASSISTANT
Catlin Lindsay joined our team in August 2019. She works as a small animal assistant and has a ready smile for all our patients. Catlin went to school at Lyndon High School and graduated in 2012. She received her Associates degree from Allen County Community College in 2014. Catlin is an avid gamer and enjoys working with animals.
ROSS JOHNSON, LARGE ANIMAL ASSISTANT
Ross joined our team in 2020. He is a large animal assistant and enjoys working with people and making them smile. Ross is happy to help out with anything and everything in the clinic, but can be found primarily working with large animals alongside Dr. Davy Allison. His favorite hobby outside of work is beekeeping.
RYELEE ROCKERS, KENNEL ASSISTANT
Ryelee is a senior in high school and has been working as a kennel assistant for us since December 2019. She loves coming to work every day and says that her favorite part of her job is getting to spend time with lots of new dogs and cats. Ryelee is always willing to lend a helping hand in the clinic and brings so much happiness and positivity with her each shift. She is great at making our boarding guests feel comfortable and cared for!
ABBY COOKE, KENNEL ASSISTANT
Abby joined the CVC team in November 2020. She recently moved to Garnett from Maryville, Missouri where she worked with the New Nodaway Humane Society. Abby really enjoys spending quality time with our kenneled pets and does an excellent job keeping everyone comfortable, clean, and happy as can be!
MIKALA GROVER, KENNEL TEAM LEADER AND SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTOR
Mikala joined the CVC team in June 2020. She recently moved here after graduating from the University of Kansas. Her duties include helping with appointment scheduling, managing our boarding service, and client relations. Mikala really enjoys working with cats and dogs and strives to bring positivity and a helpful smile to the clinic each and every day!