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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Heather Thompson


Heather’s father is a veterinarian, so she grew up with a passion for animals and their care from a young age. Having worked with animals almost her whole life, it only made sense for her to get into the profession herself!

Heather grew up in Bountiful, Utah, the fourth child of six. As soon as she was old enough, Heather started tagging along with her father to the veterinary clinic. She’s worked in the vet field ever since! She currently serves as a receptionist and enjoys learning new things and coming up with solutions to challenging cases.

Heather is married to her husband Rob, who wasn’t an animal lover before he met her! Heather’s oldest cat, Dee Jay, loves eating lettuce. She also has a cat named MiniDee, a Saimese named Munchie, as well as two other cats named Mercedes and Tigger. She also has a Chihuahua named Zoey.

When time allows between work, her family, and pets, Heather loves scrapbooking and has a room full of supplies. She also likes making jewelry, which her husband even helps with. She’s also completed several online courses teaching her how to make email stationary, which she loves designing.

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Beth Shackleford


Beth owns dogs herself, and considers them her family—she personally understands the bond between a pet and their owner, and she’s able to foster those bonds every day here at Quail Pointe Veterinary Hospital. Beth serves as one of the clinic’s veterinary receptionists.

Originally from Steilacoom, Washington, Beth’s veterinary career began in a grooming facility. One day, a visiting dog was put in a cage even though the facility advertised cage-free boarding. When Beth realized the dog had injured itself from thrashing around in the cage, she rushed it to the local veterinarian’s office against her employer’s wishes. After the dog was treated successfully, Beth realized she’d found her true calling! The veterinarian offered Beth a job, and she hasn’t looked back since.

Beth’s favorite part of her work is meeting and greeting clients and their beloved pets. She takes pride in offering friendly and helpful customer care, and finds the occasionally unpredictable nature of her work to be both challenging and fun.

Outside of work, Beth enjoys bicycling all over town and spending time at home with her dogs. Shelby is an American bulldog who enjoys throwing her 100-pound weight around, and Franklin is a Boston terrier mix who likes receiving daily belly rubs. Both dogs eat, play, and sleep side by side!

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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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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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