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
Jessica Eastep, DVM
Family Info: Jessica is from Jones, OK where she graduated high school along with her husband, Jamie. She grew up helping her mom manage thoroughbreds, along with keeping their own quarter horses. Her husband is currently a student at OSU, and they have been married since 2017.
Professional interests: Ophthalmology, clinical pathology, and behavioral medicine.
Personal interests: Reading, horseback riding, and outdoor activities.
Education: DVM, Oklahoma State University, 2022
B.S Animal Science, OSU, 2019.
Jones High School, Jones OK 2015
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
Personal interests: Barrel racing and horses.
Pets: 2 horses, 4 dogs and a cat.
Christina Gladden, Technical Manager
Personal interests: Christina is currently focused on growing her cow/calf operation. She spends her spare time team roping, working and tending to her cattle and catching hogs.
Pets: Kate (Blue Heeler), Stella (terrier), working dogs and 5 horses.
Kelli White, Veterinary Assistant
Personal interests: Kelli enjoys spending time with her family and pets. Watching movie, traveling, and working at NSVH also keep her busy.
Pets: 5 dogs including Missy, Sassy, Monroe, Leonidas, Korbon. 2 cats include Slyvester and Scarlett.
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.
Sarah Bushong, Veterinary Assistant
Sarah grew up in a German household in Ponca City and always knew that she wanted to work with animals. She spent a few years working with marine animals but decided to help all the lovable house animals. Sarah married Aaron in June of 2019 and their first son James Eirik came into this world in 2021. Sarah loves being a mom to her little one and fur babies.
Personal interests: Reading and showing her son what the world has to offer.
Rachel Molleur, Veterinary Assistant
Rachel comes from Seminole, where she grew up with a love for all animals great and small… unless it’s a mouse.
Personal interests: Completing school for her RVT license and pursuing certification in physical therapy.
Pets: Major and Sutter – 2 Portuguese Water Dogs and her equine kiddos, Mose and Luna.
Dane French, Veterinary Assistant
South Texas transplant with a passion for animals and wildlife.
Abigail York, Veterinary Assistant
I grew up in Elgin OK. Graduated from OSU with a zoology (pre-vet) bachelor’s degree. I plan to attend vet school.
Pets: Mittens the kitten.
Personal interests: reading, martial arts, gaming and cooking.
Ariana Martinez, Veterinary Assistant
Ariana has lived in Shawnee for her entire life. She began working at NSVH in mid-2021 and loves learning and experiencing everything it has to offer. Since she was a kid, Ariana has loved animals and always knew that she wanted a career-based around animals big and small. Her future goal is to start a small business in equine therapy and treat horses/livestock with Pulsed electro-magnetic therapy.
Personal interest: Travelling and visiting new places.
Pets: 3 dogs – Bo, Puppy Copper, Gunner and 2 horses – Jet and Snookie.
Maddy Stewart, Veterinary Assistant
Maddy was born and raised in Meeker. She began working at NSVH in mid 2021, and her favorite part about is she gets to work with all different species of animals. Maddy’s goal is to further her education and become an RVT focusing on nutrition in animals.
Personal interest: Spending time with family and friends and travelling.
Pets: Ranger (Golden Retriever), Winston (Great Pyrenees) and 2 cats named Goober and Mia.
Paige Lowther, Boarding Facility Assistant
Paige is from Skiatook OK. She currently goes to Tecumseh High School and is a member of the basketball and golf team. Paige loves all animals.
Personal interests: Hanging out with her friends and family.
Janice Brink, Boarding Facility Assistant
Born in Texas, raised in Seminole OK. Animal control officer for the city of Seminole for 3 years. Animals are my passion. Currently living in Seminole.