Natalie Keith, DVM
Family Info: Natalie was raised on a small farm in Byron, OK where they raised Hereford cattle and alfalfa. Her husband, Josh, is an Equine Dentist and trains colts as well. Josh and Natalie have two children, Grayson and Madelyn that are the light of their lives.
Pets: Max (Staffordshire Terrier), Bill (Border Collie/Kelpie), and two cats, Gus and Elvira.
Professional Interests: Internal Medicine and Client Education
Personal Interests: Reading, traveling, and spending time with family.
Education: DVM, Oklahoma State University Graduate of 2010.
B.S. Biology/Animal Science, Northwestern Oklahoma State University, 2006.
Burlington High School, Burlington, OK 2001.
Dr. Keith is most proud of being selected by her peers and instructors to receive the “Gentle Doctor” award during her final year of vet school.
Tracy D. Trussell, DVM
Family Info: Tracy grew up in Grand Saline, TX (small town about 80 miles east of Dallas). Tracy has been married to his wife, Rainey, since 1998. They have 4 children: son Davian; son Justin; daughter Frost; and son Dally and 2 grandsons. They have been living in McLoud since 2007.
Pets: Twix, Oreo, Bullet, and Rambo.
Horses: Kitten, Spiderman, Little Jet, Auntie, Rocket, Cowboy, Susie, and Donkey.
Hobbies: Rodeo, Hunting, Fishing.
Professional Interests: Surgery, Equine Medicine.
Education: DVM, Oklahoma State University 2004.
Attended Northeast Texas Community College for 2 years on a rodeo scholarship.
B.S. Commerce, Texas A&M, 1999.
Grand Saline High School, 1993.
Upon graduating vet school, Tracy joined the US Army Vet Corps and was stationed at Barksdale AFB in Bossier City, LA until June 2007. After 3 years in the service, he moved back to Oklahoma and worked at Shawnee Animal Hospital until March of 2011.
Mariah Goodall, DVM
Family Info: Mariah grew up in a small town outside of Wichita, KS before attending high school near Daytona Beach, FL. She returned to the central plains to attend the University of Oklahoma where she met her husband, Parker. She and Parker have been married since 2015.
Pets: Two rescue dogs: Sadie and Rizzo, and one horse, Shadow
Professional Interests: Preventative Medicine and Dentistry
Personal Interests: Gardening, hiking, and horseback riding
Education: DVM, Oklahoma State University 2018.
MPH, Oklahoma State University 2018.
B.S. Zoology, University of Oklahoma 2012.
DeLand High School, DeLand, FL 2009
Family Info: Bethany was born and raised in Western Australia. She came to America to pursue her interest in cutting horses when she met her husband, Kirby, a horse trainer also in the cutting industry. Bethany graduated as a registered veterinary nurse in Australia and has obtained a broad range of experience in both large and small animal care. Bethany, Kirby and their son Clancy currently reside in Seminole where they raise and train working Australian Kelpies.
Family info: Shelly was born and raised right here in Shawnee, OK. She and her husband, Mike, have three beautiful children: Kelsee, Forrest, and Ethan.
Professional Interests: Shelly’s favorites thing is to make people smile. Making people feel appreciated and welcome is her entire goal at Northside Veterinary Hospital.
Hobbies: Reading, spending time with her family and crocheting.
Chris Powell, Veterinary Anesthesiologist Assistant
Graduated from Ada High School, then went onto study 2 years of accounting at ECU. Chris graduated from Murray State College as a Registered Veterinary Technician in 1990. He worked for 2 years at OSU and a couple of other Veterinary Hospitals before joining Northside when we opened in 2011.
Personal Interests: Traveling, time at the lake and spending time with family.
Pets: Ardie (American Bulldog)
Danielle Jernigan, Registered Veterinary Technician
Danielle is a mother of 2 daughters, Lexi and Ember. She graduated from Murray State College in 2013 as a Registered Veterinary Technician.
Personal Interests: Barrel racing and horses.
Christina Gladden, Head Veterinary Assistant
Family info: Christina was raised in Asher, OK where her family raised cattle, cutting horses and every pet you can imagine. She now lives in Maud with her son Jett.
Personal interests: Team roping.
Kelli White, Veterinary Assistant
Kelli was born in OKC and currently resides in Shawnee. Kelli graduated from Macomb High School in 2010, attended Rose State College for 3 years and plans to become a Registered Veterinary Technician.
Personal Interests: Spending time with family and pets, camping, travelling and working at NSVH.
Pets: Missy (Chihuahua), Monroe (Staffordshire Terrier), Butters (Akita Mix), Lilly (Boxer mix) and 5 cats.
Hailey Mehring, Veterinary Assistant
Hailey was born and raised in Shawnee, OK, and graduated from Tecumseh High School in 2010. Hailey and her boyfriend have a son named Aiden. She plans on returning to school to become a Registered Veterinary Technician.
Personal Interests: Taking care of animals, being a mom, camping and travelling.
Pets: Simba (cat), Snowwhite (Shihtzu), Prince (Shorkie)
Heather McCalip, Veterinary Assistant
Heather is from Shawnee and is a mother to 2 sons David and Dylan, and daughter Kylie.
Personal Interests: Watching movies with her children, working at NSVH, and working with animals and learning about their medical needs.
Pets: Ozzy and Little Bit (Boston Terriers), Dexter (cat) and Luna (Bearded Dragon).
Sandra Loera, Veterinary Assistant
Sandra was raised in Tucson, Arizona and moved to OK in 2007, where she graduated from Crooked Oak High school. Sandra attended graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at Heritage College in 2015.
Personal Interests: fluent in Spanish, reading, cooking and baking.
Pets: Fluffy, Lucky and Ivy (dogs) and Mr Kitty (cat).
Lacey Manning, Veterinary Assistant
Lacey is from Meeker, Oklahoma. She is working on acquiring her Registered Veterinary Technician License. Lacey has a son named Brodey who loves to rodeo and play baseball. Lacey loves being able to watch him participate in these sporting events.
Lacey and Brodey have a blue heeler named Zip and a beagle named Jackey.
Destiny Robbins – Veterinary Assistant
Destiny was raised on a farm in Seminole, OK and was an active member of the FFA for 5 years. The best decision that Destiny has ever made is to marry her best friend Jacob. They now reside in Shawnee, OK.
Personal interests: Destiny enjoys watching movies, working with animals and spending time with friends and family.
Pets: Patch, Samson and Browning.
Jesse Gallaway, Veterinary Assistant
Jesse currently live in Meeker with his spouse of 14 years and has been in a Veterinary Assistant for a total of 17 years.
Adley Dill, Veterinary Assistant
Adley is the youngest of four children. She has lived in the Shawnee area her whole life and loves living in the country.
Caitlyn Kuchynka, Veterinary Assistant
Caitlyn is Okie born and bred. She has had a love of animals her entire life and strives to raise her kids with the same love and compassion.
Personal interest: living life outdoors.
Pets: 5 dogs, a cat, 3 horses and a pig.
Nicole Ehlenfeldt, Boarding Assistant
Nicole was born and raised in OKC. Her love of animals began while living with her Grandma who had many pets, mostly cats and dogs. Nicole helped raise her younger brother Nick and cousins Rachel and Brenna. In 2021, she graduated from the Penn Foster Veterinary Assistant program.
Personal interests: Animals, scenery, arts and crafts, games, music.
Pets: Jojo and Lucy ( Lab Mixes)
Jessica Jetton, Groomer
Jessica grew up in McLoud, Oklahoma before moving to Cincinnati, Ohio. She resided there for 10 years and then moved back to Shawnee in 2010 to be closer to family. She started training in grooming and hasn’t stopped since! Jessica has one son, Jakob, to help keep her busy.
Personal Interests: outdoor activities, music, and spending time with family.
Pets: Sparxx, a Rottweiler, and two cats: Momma Kitty & Baby Kitty.
Kristie McGee, Groomer
Kristie is a mother to 3 daughters whom she loves very much. She loves her job and learning new things about animals.
Personal Interests: Riding four wheelers, camping and fishing.
Pets: 4 dogs.
Shellie Stout, Grooming Receptionist
Shellie has been married for 22 years and has 3 sons and 4 grandkids.
Personal interests: Spending time outside
Pets: Chihuahua and Morkie
Joanna Brooks, Bather
Personal interests: Watching baseball and playing games.
Pets: 3 dogs that are Joanna’s everything and a hamster.