MEET THE LOAH TEAM


Dr. Katie Rericha

My husband, James, and I bought Lake of the Ozarks Animal Hospital from Dr. Jim Wilsman when he retired in May 2016. I had been working under Dr. Wilsman since 2013 after graduating from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. Medically I'm interested in surgery and routine medical care. At home I have two sons, along with 2 big dogs and 2 cats. Eventually I'd like to have a bunch of animals, like our tech Lacey.


CUSTOMER CARE SERVICE

Sidney W., Receptionist

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Receptionist since September 2017

VET TECHNICIANS

Brooke B.

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My interests in the veterinary industry is assisting surgeons in surgery and pharmacology.  My husband and I decided to move to the Lake to be closer to family. We have one dog named Denver, he’s a lab mix and is VERY food driven. Be careful not to say his favorite word, “Cheese!” In my spare time, I’m usually boating, camping, fishing, and spending time with my family.

Jennifer S.

I moved to the Lake March 2016 after living in Kansas City for more than 40 years. I started as a vet tech at a private practice and moved on to a work at a low cost spay/neuter shelter. My passion is helping owners care for their pets the best way that they can and assisting people and their pets who need it.  My spouse is tolerant of his crazy dog wife and it’s a good thing since we have 6 rescue animals. Two cats that are both fat and needy. We also have 4 dogs; Peaches is an 11 year old pit bull who is a very busy daddy’s girl, Lenny is also an 11 year old pit bull, but he’s a lazy mama’s boy. Cindy is our 9 year old Chihuahua who has my heart, but is not very bright and Diesel is a 7 year old Chihuahua who is smart and loyal and keeps all the other dogs in line.

Tanisha R.
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I moved to the Lake area to be closer to my family while my husband and I raise our two boys and I become a Registered Veterinary Technician. I came to LOAH looking for an internship and pursued a job instead because I felt a strong sense of a work family here and I wanted to be a part of this team. When I’m not working I love knitting, fishing, cooking, family time and being outside.


Shelby S.
I began working with companion animals in 2009 and decided I wanted to build my career around caring for them shortly after. I’m enrolled in school to become a Registered Vet Technician and will graduate in 2019. My husband and I have a large furry family with 3 dogs and too many cats, all of which we found from shelters. While they keep me very busy, in my small about of free time I enjoy photography and reading.

GROOMING

Julie C., Groomer

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I’ve been a Groomer at LOAH since 2008. I have over 12 years of experience grooming. My favorite part about my job is sending dogs home smelling clean and with a haircut that their family loves. When I’m not grooming, I’m spending time with my husband and kids hunting, fishing, and caring for 2 dogs, 1 cat, 5 horses and 4 calves. 


BOARDING

Sandy P., Boarding Kennel Manager & Receptionist Extraordinaire

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I began my career as an advocate for people with physical and mental disabilities. Eventually I applied my care and compassion to the veterinary field as a vet tech where I worked for 10 years. I've been at LOAH since 2006 and my role is to ensure we provide quality care for each "fur kid" that boards with us. At home I have 5 cats and 1 dog, and they all have their own uniqueness. My family is also very important to me and we spend as much time together as possible.


Morgan B., Boarding Kennel Tech

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I work in the kennel taking care of the pets that boarding with us. I like working here because I get to be around animals everyday. I graduated high school in May 2017 and I wanted to work here because I knew someone who worked here and they recommended it. I have a young English/Neapolitan mastiff named Winston who gets bigger every time I wake up. We also live with my dad’s chocolate lab, Bubba and my sister’s cat Princess. When we’re not working we love to go hiking at HaHa Tonka.



OFFICE 

Sammi E., Office Manager

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I started working at LOAH in 2014 as a technician. I have always enjoyed being around small animals, though I’m not sure I realized just how much until I started working here. In October, I began working as the Office Manager. I’ve got three boys and a four-legged baby, “Chubbs” who is a Great Pyrenees Mix. When I’m not at work I spend most of my time with my boys swimming and working on DIY projects.