Kelly, Head Vet Tech
Kelly has worked for us as a Veterinary Technician since September 2003, and is currently our Head Vet Tech. She has been married to Josh since June 2008. They have 4 furry kids at home; Tennessee the beagle mix who’s the boss lady and daddy’s special girl, Scooter the cat who is great at telling the dogs when it is time to eat, Louie the Pointer/Walker hound mix who is just Goofy Louie, and Apple the Chocolate Lab who has too many quirks to name… she’s special! Kelly’s hobbies include hunting, photography, exercise, spending time in the woods with her dogs, wine, and reading. If you live in Collinsville, you may see her running with Louie! Her favorite thing about working at Horseshoe is everything! Her fellow employees, the clients, the pets, and the job itself. She has met some great people, and has made many friends over the years. Most of all, she enjoys helping to improve the length and quality of pet’s lives.
JJ, Lead Tech
Scott, Vet Tech/Pharmacy Manager
Scott has worked for us as a Veterinary Technician since May of 2006. However, he was a volunteer for a year before getting hired! He lives with his partner, Jason, and 2 furry kids. Nevaeh is an EVIL cat, and Athena is a boxer mix who is very sweet, but wild. Scott’s hobbies include board and video games, and karaoke. His favorite thing about his job at HLAH is that it is the best job he’s ever worked! He has staff he can call his friends, a really cool boss, and the care they give is of a very high standard.
Renee has worked for us as a Treatment Room Technician since April 2005. She lives with her boyfriend, Kene. Renee rescues pets that are often difficult to adopt out. In her spare time, Renee enjoys rescuing animals and watching her boyfriend play in his band on the weekends. Renee’s favorite thing about Horseshoe is the rewarding aspect of caring for everyone’s pets.
Rachael has worked for us as a Certified Vet Tech since August 2012. She lives with her husband, Paul, and three dogs, Oliver the grumpy beagle, Ryder the happy beagle, and Dotson the foster failure. In her free time Rachael enjoys traveling the globe, running marathons, playing and listening to music and all things Disney. Originally from Wisconsin, she loves the Green Bay Packers and the Milwaukee Brewers. Her favorite thing about working at HLAH is helping give animals a voice and being a part of a great work family.
Laurie has worked for us as a Veterinary Technician since January 2012. She lives with her husband, Andrew, their son Barrett, and three dogs. Spud is a Pit Mix that is prone to accidents, and Corona and Bronson are Boxers. In her spare time, Laurie loves painting, arts and crafts, watching movies, and going to the race track on her night off. Laurie’s favorite thing about Horseshoe is that she loves everyone she works with. She enjoys interacting with clients and caring for their pets. She loves spending time with the animals as if they were her own.
Amy has worked for us as a Veterinary Technician since August 2012. She lives with her husband Neil, three dogs, and two cats. Zeppelin is a Pit Bull that believes he is a lap-dog, Chase is a Lab Mix that will do anything for food, and Lolli Pop is the resident princess adopted from Partners for Pets. Simba is a DSH orange tabby who thinks he is a dog, and Nala is a DSH black cat who is a daddy’s girl. In her free time, Amy enjoys watching Netflix with her husband, trying new restaurants in the area, spending time with her fur babies, and refurbishing furniture – making it shabby chic. Amy’s favorite thing about Horseshoe is that everyone is like family and she is able to have fun while working. She also loves meeting clients and their pets, developing relationships with them. She enjoys learning new things every day. Amy is also known for her Turkey Call.
Sarah has worked for us as a Veterinary Technician since August 2013. She lives with her (let’s not say how many) cats. In her free time, Sarah enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends, and cross-stitching. Sarah’s favorite thing about Horseshoe is making a difference in people’s lives and meeting the vast array of animals.
Emily has worked for us as a Certified Veterinary Technician since January 2013. She previously worked at the hospital as an assistant to Dr. Hall from 1997-2001! Emily lives with her husband, Brian, and 2 daughters, Riley & Shannon. They have 2 dogs, a Bernese Mountain Dog named Ludo and a St. Bernard named Fezzik, 5 cats, Jack, Sir Didymus, Rupert, Pickles, and Mr. Mistoffelees, 2 guinea pigs, Anna and Elsa, and a leopard gecko, Cheech. In her spare time Emily enjoys activities with her family and/or dogs. Her favorite thing about working at HLAH is working with a great group of people to enhance the lives of pets.
Shelbi has worked for us as a Certified Veterinary Technician since April 2014. She has two dogs and three cats. Her dogs, Maxine and Fletcher guard the house, while her three-legged DSH Anabelle, her tailless DSH Nina, and the baby of the bunch, Tess, rest comfortably. In her spare time, Shelbi enjoys reading, visiting family and friends, and doing yard work and other things around her home. Shelbi’s favorite thing about Horseshoe is that everyone works so well as a team and was included from the first day she started.
Laura has worked for us since August 2012, and has worked her way up to Veterinary Technician. She has one dog – Zeus a Lab mix – a cat, Cali, who loves to bask in the sun, and one guinea pig, Jeffrey. In her spare time, Laura enjoys bowling and playing soccer, even though she says she is a terrible player. Laura’s favorite thing about Horseshoe is coming to work every morning knowing that all the boarding animals are excited to see her. She says the furry faces never get old to her.
Brian joined us as a Veterinary Assistant/Treatment Room Technician/Room Technician in August of 2016. He graduated from the Veterinary Technician Institute in August of 2016 and was placed at Horseshoe for an externship and was hired soon after. He currently lives with his girlfriend, Abbie, and 2 dogs and 2 cats. Lacey and Gwen are the dogs. Tortilla and Baby kitty are his two cats. In his spare time, Brian likes to play video games and participate in outdoor activities such as camping. Brian’s favorite part about working at Horseshoe Lake is being able to help the lives of so many animals and the clients that love them.
Alyssa joined the Horseshoe Lake veterinary technician team in September 2017. Prior to coming to Horseshoe she worked for the Animal Emergency Center for 10 years and was the head overnight technician. We are happy that she has brought her emergency skill set to Horseshoe. She is happily married and living with her husband (Will). They have three fur children: Apollo (English mastiff) Voodoo (black lab) and Bentley (the rotten golden retriever puppy). Alyssa enjoys hunting and floating on the river with her husband and dogs in her spare time. Alyssa was familiar with the Horseshoe Lake family prior to employment because she was once a client with her horses.
Julia has worked for us as a Certified Veterinary Technician since October of 2017. She lives with her boyfriend, Devin. Unfortunately she doesn’t have any pets currently, but she’s working hard to support her future fur babies. She enjoys anything outdoors from hiking to sitting by a bonfire. She can be found on the lake in the summer, boating and water skiing. Her other hobbies include cooking, baking and binge watching her favorite shows on Netflix. Her favorite part about working at HLAH is helping pets every day and building relationships with clients and their pets. She also loves that the clinic initiated a fear-free environment, making visits to the hospital as stress free as possible for the animals.