Staff

Our Animal Doctor Junction City Team


Jenni, Office Manager

Jenni is a Junction City native. She joined the Animal Doctor team in 2004 and has worked her way through many positions at Animal Doctor, to her current position as office manager. Jenni keeps everything running smoothly in reception, and she is one of the friendly knowledgeable faces you see when you visit our clinic. When Jenni isn't working, she dedicates her time to her son Jackson, and her four legged family members, three dogs (Kardee B, Murphy, and Dino), and two cats (Achilles and Figaro).

Roxanne, Receptionist

Roxanne was born in San Diego, CA and moved to Junction City as a teen. In August of 2011, Jenni introduced her to Animal Doctor and we've been lucky to have her ever since! Roxanne is a skilled, friendly receptionist and will be one of the first points of contact to help you arrange your visit. In her spare time, Roxanne enjoys spending time with her family, including her two children, husband, nephews, and fur babies.

Ronnie, Veterinary Technician

Ronnie was born into a military family and raised in West Point, NE. Following in her parents footsteps, she joined the Kansas Army National Guard in 2009. After spending seven years in the Army, she was medically retired and dedicated to focusing on a career in Veterinary Technology. She obtained an Associates degree in Veterinary Technology and started a career with Animal Doctor. She has an amazing dog named Fidget and spends all of her time with him. When she is not working, she watches baseball; GO CUBS!!

Christina, Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist

Christina grew up in Junction City. She has always wanted to pursue a career in the veterinary field. Christina began working at Animal Doctor in April, 2017 as a kennel technician, where she excelled. She was promoted to veterinary assistant and receptionist, and can be found lending a hand throughout building. Christina and her husband have four children who keep them on their toes, especially during soccer and basketball season. Christina enjoys camping, hiking, reading, and spending quality time at home with her family and 4 cats.

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Samantha, Veterinary Assistant

Samantha was born and raised in Minnesota, then moved to Colorado, Michigan, and finally Kansas, with her husband. She has been a veterinary technician for approximately 10 years, working with both equine and small animals. Sam enjoys spending time outside with her husband and 4 year old daughter.

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Allyson, Veterinary Assistant

Allyson was born in Anchorage, Alaska, and was raised and met her husband in Florida. Allyson’s husband is with the United States Air Force, and they have two daughters. Allyson is studying medical laboratory technology at KSU. In her free time she enjoys riding horses, fishing, and hunting. Allyson has been working in the veterinary field for 5 years.

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Krista, Kennel Assistant/Veterinary Assistant In Training

Krista grew up in Kansas City, but is from a military family so has travelled all over. She is married and has 3 pets (Duke, Scrappy and Zeus). In her spare time, Krista enjoys spending time outdoors hiking and fishing, and she likes to travel when possible.

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Trista, Veterinary Assistant

Trista Hester originates from Pensacola, Florida. She has been a part of the veterinary scene since the age of 16, working as a kennel attendant, then moving up the ladder. She has been married for 14 years and has 2 daughters, Abbriella and Audrey. Her favorite pastimes are hiking, swimming, bowling, and anything with her family!

Luisana (Lucy), Veterinary Technician

Lucy was raised in California. She spent 6 years in the Army as a Black Hawk mechanic, which is where she met her husband. Lucy has a veterinary technician degree and has spent approximately 3 years in the veterinary field. She and her husband have 2 wonderful dogs, Julie and Daisy. In her spare time, Lucy enjoys fishing, consuming too much caffeine, and ordering things online.

Sandra, Veterinary Assistant

Sandra originates from Chicago (Go Cubs!), and moved to Kansas from Hawaii four years ago. She is currently attending classes online for veterinary nursing. When she is not working, she's hanging out with her 12 year old son Aiden and their fur babies, all 7 of them!

Layla, Bather

Layla is a Native American born on an Indian Reservation in Michigan. She worked with Live Stock, raising a variety of animals for FFA county competitions in her early teens. Found her passion in the animal care industry and decided to change careers after obtaining her associates from Cloud College majored in Psychology. After gaining some more knowledge of animal care and handling from working at a few local boarding facilities, she began at Animal Doctor as a Kennel Tech. She hopes to learn and obtain as many skills as possible, and is in college to finish a degree in Veterinary Technology. Layla shares her home with Zoey (Great Dane), River (Golden Retriever), Harley (Dachshund) and two cats; Poe and Annabel Lee alongside her Human husband Thomas.

Crook & Chase, Clinic Cats

The friendly furry faces that greet you at Animal Doctor are Crook and Chase. These two pranksters may look similar, but they have very distinct personalities. Crook is the “evil twin” and is so named after the crook in his tail from previous trauma. Chase is his sweet, mischievous, more svelte brother. Crook and Chase were adopted by the Animal Doctor family in 2008 as sick kittens that stole a place in our hearts. You can often see them hard at work around the clinic!