Our Careteam

Kelly Peterson

Practice Manager

Kelly wanted to join the veterinary profession to learn everything she could about animals. She also wanted a career she could love, not just tolerate! Now she gets to be involved with pets and their owners every day as the Practice Manager.

Kelly grew up all over the United States because her father was in the Air Force. In 1989, he retired to Utah, which became Kelly’s home. Her veterinary career began when she volunteered at an animal clinic at 14 years of age. She ended up working full-time there throughout high school and college before coming to Utah and joining the team at Quail Pointe. She became a technician, then a receptionist, then Office Manager before becoming the Practice Manager in 2009.

Kelly’s favorite part of her job is discussing breeding and reproduction with clients, as well as delivering puppies or assisting with births.

Kelly has been married for 11 years to her husband Matt. They have three children: Ace, Rusty, and Dylan. The family also owns Ruger, a Black Lab, and Khloee, a sweet Pomeranian.

In her free time, Kelly is an avid couponer and loves finding the best deals and getting things for free. She also enjoys camping with her family and riding horses.

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Ryan

Office Manager

Ryan remembers frequenting the library during his childhood years, searching every day for new books about animals. He’s been passionate about the world of pet care ever since he was a young boy! Now, Ryan feels fortunate to give something back—he’s the Office Manager here at Quail Pointe Veterinary Hospital.

Ryan first came to Quail Pointe Veterinary Hospital as a client and boarded his own dogs. When he saw firsthand the many fascinating pets visiting the hospital, he knew that he wanted to do something to contribute! Ryan submitted his resume shortly afterward, and the rest is history. He’s been a member of the hospital team since the summer of 2016, and his favorite part of the job is educating the area’s pet owners on the best care techniques for their animal companions.

Ryan’s interests outside of veterinary medicine include hiking, working out at the gym, playing video games, catching good movies, and traveling.

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Brooke Holmes

Veterinary Technician

Brooke loved animals since she was a little girl—as soon as she was old enough to learn what a veterinarian was, she wanted to be one! Now she gets to care for animals every day as a Veterinary Technician.

Brooke grew up in Logan, Utah, and moved to Liberty, Utah, until she was 20. After completing an online veterinary program, Brooke completed an internship and employment at a neighboring animal hospital from 2009 to 2011. Since 2011, she’s worked at Quail Pointe Veterinary Hospital as a Veterinary Technician, where she likes preparing animals for surgery and keeping the work area organized and tidy.

At home, Brooke has a loveable Dachshund named Lucy, who sings if you sing to her and loves to get in the shower. In her free time, Brooke likes snowmobiling, horseback riding, four-wheeling, camping, sewing, cooking, and jewelry making. She also loves the 4H program and continuing to learn about animals and their care.

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Chris Moellendorf

Veterinary Technician

Chris was interested in the animal field since the 9th grade. She always felt a connection to animals and wanted to understand what they try to communicate. She’s been working in the field since 1990, and currently works as a Veterinary Technician at Quail Pointe.

Born and raised in Brigham, Utah, Chris’s veterinary career started at an Animal Hospital in 1990, where she worked as a kennel tech and became a vet tech until moving to another hospital in 1995. After working at various other clinics, Chris came to Quail Pointe Veterinary Hospital in 2013. She especially likes trauma surgery, laceration repair, and foreign body removal.

At home, Chris lives with her husband and their daughter. The family has two dogs: Crash, a beagle, and Lynard Skynard, a poodle who thinks he’s a Rottweiler. They also have three cats, Cow Patty, Southpaw, and Rosalina.

Chris’s hobbies include reading autobiographies, watching all sports, and scuba diving. She’s also recently become interested in repairing and refinishing old furniture.

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Lauren Cooper

Veterinary Technician

Ever since she was a little girl, Lauren knew that she would one day work with animals. She even remembers watching Animal Planet programs and telling her mother that she would be like the people on the television when she got older! Lauren’s dream never wavered—she’s proud to serve the pets and animal owners of Davis County as a Veterinary Technician.

Lauren grew up in Salt Lake City and Bountiful, Utah, and attended Broadview University to study veterinary technology. Through a friend, she heard about Quail Pointe Veterinary Hospital and was thrilled to intern here during her final leg of schooling—when her hours were complete, Lauren was offered a job! She’s been helping the area’s pets as a Veterinary Technician here ever since.

Around the clinic, Lauren finds that she especially likes performing thorough dental cleanings and helping with complex surgical work. Most of all, though, she loves interacting one-on-one with pet owners just like herself.

Lauren lives in Layton with her husband, their newborn son, and two dogs: June is a Husky/Australian Shepherd mix whose favorite pastimes include belly rubs and bird chasing in the yard; Ash the Siberian Husky is the most talkative dog Lauren has ever known. When she isn’t doting on her own pets or tending to the area’s animal companions here at the hospital, Lauren likes reading, sewing, camping, and fishing.

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MiKayla Huston

Veterinary Technician

MiKayla was born and raised in St. George, Utah, where she developed a natural affinity with animals—especially horses—early on in life. Her passion simply never quit! Now, MiKayla gets to work hands-on with pets on a daily basis as part of Quail Pointe Veterinary Hospital’s talented care team.

After high school, MiKayla moved to Herber City to attend school at Utah Valley University before returning to this area and signing on at Broadview University to study veterinary technology. She will soon graduate as a Certified Veterinary Technician, and is thrilled to gain real-world experience on a daily basis here at Quail Pointe Veterinary Hospital! MiKayla has been a part of the clinic family since the spring of 2016.

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Jennifer Sims

Pet Stylist

Jennifer’s father works as a veterinarian, so she has been exposed to the veterinary field ever since she was young. As soon as she was able, she began volunteering at her dad’s clinic and was immediately hooked. Now, Jennifer gets to care for pets every day as a professional Pet Stylist!

Jennifer is from Bountiful, Utah, and is the second oldest of six children. She first became interested in pet styling while assisting the groomers at her father’s veterinary clinic—she learned on the job, and hasn’t stopped grooming since. Jennifer has been a Pet Stylist for over 20 years now and loves every minute of it! She’s particularly fond of pampering pets, performing scissor cuts, and witnessing owners see their freshly groomed pets for the first time.

Jennifer has many pets of her own at home. Her fur family consists of six dogs—Fiona, Emmy, Jewel, Ollie, Carter, and Bailey—as well as two cats, a chinchilla named Sophie, and a 30-year-old Amazon parrot who goes by Guido. Four of her dogs are former American Kennel Club show dogs, and one of her poodles even became an AKC Champion.

In her free time, Jennifer enjoys spending time with family and friends, attending dog shows, making crafts, reading, watching movies, and completing do-it-yourself projects. Last year, she remodeled the interior of her home nearly all by herself!

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Jamie Autry

Kennel Technician, Maintenance

Jamie grew up in West Haven, Utah, with her parents and four siblings. Her younger sister also works at Quail Pointe, and called Jamie one day to see if she’d be interested in a kennel position. Jamie accepted and now serves pets and their owners daily as a Kennel Technician and Maintenance worker!

Jamie always felt that owning a pet was too large of a responsibility for her, so she never had pets until about two and a half years ago. It was then that she became the owner of a Chihuahua/Pomeranian mix. Now she has five cats!

As a result of her job, Jamie has learned about electrical, plumbing, and sprinkler systems, and loves that every day brings something new. She loves feeling like her day is complete by fixing something or experiencing something different.

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Kristen Freeman

Kennel Technician

Kristen grew up in Layton, Utah, where pet care was a natural part of life from her earliest memories. She can’t remember a time when she didn’t want to do everything she possibly could to better the lives of animals! Kristen gets to do just that as a member of the Quail Pointe Veterinary Hospital team.

Kristen joined the Quail Pointe Veterinary Hospital family in 2015, and serves pets in the clinic’s boarding area as a Kennel Technician. She’s particularly fond of doting on kittens visiting the hospital, and she continues to learn something new on a daily basis. In the future, Kristen hopes to train as a groomer and help pets to look their best as a professional pet stylist!

In her time away from work, Kristen can be found scrapbooking, fishing, and watching movies with her family. She lives in Clearfield with her boyfriend, her daughter, and three loveable pets: Satan the Pit Bull; a cat named Mystery; and a bird who goes by Nibbles.

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