Robin has worked for us as a Veterinary Assistant since May 2010. She lives with her husband Chris. Together they have a dog and two cats. Bear is an American Pit Bull Terrier that loves any toy that squeaks, Scarlett is a Norwegian Forest Cat Mix that is the boss of the house, and Ebony is a DSH who has non-stop energy. In her spare time, Robin loves to read, paint, make ceramics, and is a big collector of Hasbro’s My Little Pony. Robin’s favorite thing about Horseshoe is helping fur babies get well and playing with all the puppies and kittens.


Kaylee has worked for us as a Veterinary Assistant/Treatment Room Technician since August 2013. She has two dogs and a cat – a Yorkie mix named Pringles, a pit bull named Monet and a DSH named Boo. Kaylee’s hobbies include camping, hiking and spending time with her family. Her favorite thing about working at HLAH is being able to work with and help sick animals.

Samantha R.

Samantha has worked for us as a Veterinary Assistant/Treatment Room Technician since April of 2016. She lives with her boyfriend, Tristan, and their cat, Weep. Samantha’s hobbies include reading, camping and going to sporting events. What does she love about working at Horseshoe? She loves that she gets to care for animals and work with a group of people that are always willing to help and teach her new things.


Ciara started as a veterinary assistant in August 2015, and is now working as a receptionist. She is currently taking some general courses at Southwestern Illinois College. Her favorite things about working at Horseshoe Lake Animal Hospital is all of the great life-long friendships she has made along the way, working with animals every day, and the fact that Horseshoe works very closely with Partners 4 Pets. Ciara has four furbabies of her own and their names are Delilah, Cowgirl, Princeton and Gretchen. Her favorite thing to do in her spare time is to snuggle her furbabies!





Kristen started as a veterinary technician in 2013 and started working at Horseshoe in 2019.  She has 2 dogs, Louie and Nani, and 1 cat, Stitch.  When she is not working, Kristen enjoys all things fall and Halloween, and spending time at the lake.  Kristen is also a big sports fan and regularly cheers on the Blues, Cubs, and Chiefs!



Shelby started working with us as an assistant in 2019.  She has 1 dog named Scout.  Shelby loves to be outdoors, especially anything involving hiking, fishing, camping, and hanging out with friends or family.  She loves a lot of things about being at Horseshoe Lake, but some of her most favorite things include the people she works with, learning every day, and helping all of the fur babies.


Claudia started at Horseshoe Lake as an assistant in 2019.  Frankie is her 1 year old sheepadoodle who loves getting in to mischief but also loves snuggles with his momma.  In her spare time, Claudia likes horsebackriding, wineries, being active, and spending her summers at the Lake of the Ozarks.  Claudia loves getting to work with animals and enjoys the amazing staff she gets to work with at Horseshoe.  She already feels like she is part of the family here!