Assistants

Robin

Robin

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

Kaylee has worked for us as a Veterinary Assistant/Treatment Room Technician since August 2013. She has 2 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, & spending time with her family. Her favorite thing about working at HLAH is being able to work with and help sick animals.

Heather

Heather

Heather joined our team as an assistant in September 2014. She lives in Maryville, and is in school to become an Occupational Therapist. Heather has a mixed breed dog named Izzy who smiles and crosses her paws when she lays down. She also has 2 cats: Kitty or Cuddles, who has a curly tail, and Mars. In her free time, Heather enjoys the outdoors, camping and four-wheeling. What does she love about working at Horseshoe? She gets to take care of animals, and work with a team that loves animals as much as she does.

Brittany

Brittany S.

Brittany joined us as a veterinary assistant in August 2015. She is currently studying Biology at SIUE and eventually wants to go to vet school. She has two Yorkies; a 4 year old named Sophie, who is incredibly spoiled, and an old timer named Ozzy, and a horse named Mac. In her spare time she loves horseback riding, spending time with her family and pretty much anything that involves being outside. Her favorite part about Horseshoe Lake is how well everyone works together as a team and getting to work with animals every day.

Brooke

Brooke has worked for us as a Veterinary Assistant since August 2016. She is currently living at home with her parents and younger brother while studying Biology-EEE (Zoology) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Brooke is an owner of a Lab Shepard mix named Hunter who is the definition of all bark and no bite. Brooke has had many animals visit because her father likes to bring home animals from work, like week old baby squirrels or half frozen lizards. She spends most of her time at school, Horseshoe Lake Animal Hospital, or at home working hard on homework and studying. In her free time she enjoys reading, drawing, painting, martial arts, and hiking. Brooke’s favorite thing about working at Horseshoe is the opportunity to learn more about how to help and take care of all the furry critters.

Matt

Matt has worked for us as a Veterinary Assistant since August 2016. He has 2 dogs; Sierra, a Belgian malenois/shepherd mix, and Halligan, a lab/pit mix. He also has two ball pythons; Selene and Odin. When he’s not at Horseshoe he is working in East St. Louis as a full time firefighter. In his spare time he enjoys riding his Harley, being outdoors and spending time with friends and family. His favorite thing about working at horseshoe is working with the animals.

Jenna

Jenna has been working as a veterinary assistant at Horseshoe since September of 2016. Her dog’s name is Archie and she has a dwarf rabbit named Herbert. She enjoys taking Archie on long walks, fishing, and going new places. Her favorite thing about Horseshoe is meeting and working with people who are so passionate about the animals who come through!

Samantha P.

Samantha has worked for us as a Veterinary Assistant since April 2016. She is currently going to school at Southwestern Illinois College and will be transferring to SIUE to continue her education to become a veterinarian. Samantha has 2 dogs; a chocolate lab named Trouble and a lab mix named Hershey, and 4 cats; Macy, Onyx, Raven, and Layla. The cats like to run the house. In her spare time she likes to spend time with family and friends. She also likes to run tractors and steam engines. Samantha’s favorite thing about HLAH is being able to make a difference in the lives of 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.