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Our Careteam

Kelly

Kelly

Practice Manager

Kelly wanted to join the veterinary profession to learn everything she possibly could about animals. At the same time, she also wanted to pursue a career where she would genuinely love showing up to work every day. As the Practice Manager at Quail Pointe Veterinary Hospital, she gets to do both. Not only is she involved with pets and their owners every day, she also truly loves what she does!

Because her father was in the Air Force, Kelly was a “military brat,” so she spent a lot of time relocating to various places. Eventually, Utah would become Kelly’s permanent home. Her veterinary career began when she volunteered at an animal clinic at 14 years of age. She eventually ended up joining the team at Quail Pointe, starting out as a technician, then a receptionist and then Office Manager, before becoming the Practice Manager in 2009.

Kelly enjoys several aspects of her job, especially discussing breeding and reproduction with clients. She also loves delivering puppies and assisting with births.

For the past 20 years, Kelly has been married to her husband, Matt. They have four children: Ace, Rusty, Dylan and Hank. The family is kept occupied and entertained by their three dogs, Sky, Buck and Frank.

In her free time, Kelly enjoys camping with her family and riding horses. She is also into breeding and showing off beautiful labradors!

Kayla

Kayla

Veterinary Receptionist

Different things bring people joy in life. For Kayla, the main thing that brings her joy and makes her heart full is working with animals. As a veterinary receptionist at Quail Pointe Veterinary Hospital, she gets to be around both animals and a great staff every day!

Kayla loves just about every aspect of being at Quail Pointe. She enjoys the clinic owner and the wonderful staff that she gets to interact with on a daily basis. She also loves getting to meet and become familiar with different pets and help their owners by taking care of their furry loved ones.

Born and raised in Hollywood Hills, CA, Kayla’s parents owned a sound studio and her family was involved in the Hollywood movie industry. She did not own any pets while growing up, until she finally begged her parents for a dog. That’s a far cry from today, where she currently owns three dogs, a cat and a bird.

When Kayla isn’t busy at the veterinary hospital, she has her hands full taking care of her household. However, when she does have a little bit of free time, she relaxes by watching movies.

Chris

Chris

Veterinary Technician

Chris found herself being deeply interested in the animal field ever since she was in 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 rescue dogs: a poodle named Theo, and a Maltese mix named Kona. They also have two cats, Noodle and Porkchop.

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

Keri

Keri

Veterinary Technician

While Keri was driving one day, she drove by Quail Pointe Veterinary Hospital and noticed that they were hiring kennel technicians. She had always possessed a love for animals, so she applied for the job and immediately was offered the position. After years of hard work and determination, she quickly moved up the ranks. Today, she is a veterinary technician at the clinic and is thankful to work with animals every day!

Working at a veterinary hospital was a new experience for Keri. Before coming to Quail Pointe, she worked for the local school district, but never felt any true passion for the job. So on that fateful day when she drove by Quail Pointe, she took a leap of faith towards working towards something that would truly fill her heart and make her happy.

One of Keri’s favorite parts of the job is drawing blood, or as the staff calls it, “being one with the vein.” Every blood drawing process is different, and some can be more difficult than others, so Keri relishes the challenge. She also likes the process of placing IV catheters in patients, as it requires a certain delicacy and level of focus. Most of all, Keri loves caring for every single animal that enters the hospital!

Keri was born and raised in Utah, where she has spent all of her life. She is married to her high school sweetheart, and they have two athletic children. When she’s not busy at the hospital, you can catch her camping, hiking, and watching her kids play sports!

Melanie

Melanie

Veterinary Technician

Before she joined the staff at Quail Pointe Veterinary Hospital, Melanie was a client who would bring her beloved pets to the clinic. Whenever she was there, she was amazed at the professional dynamic amongst the staff, and the passion they had for animals. Little did she know, she would soon be joining the staff as a veterinary technician herself!

Melanie’s life goal has always been simple: Make the environment better, and better the lives of animals. She realized early on that in order for the planet to thrive, it’s important that the environment and animals be taken care of. So as a veterinary technician, she’s doing her part to ensure that animals are loved and cared for.

When it comes to her duties at Quail Pointe, Melanie loves the anesthesia portion of the job. She feels a sense of excitement and control while monitoring a patient who is under anesthesia. 

Born and raised in Las Vegas, NV, Melanie attended the University of Nevada Reno and studied wildlife ecology and conservation. She completed her education at Broadview University, earning an associates degree in Applied Sciences in Veterinary Technology. She’s currently studying for the exam to become a certified veterinary technician.

Mike

Mike

Veterinary Student

Mike’s passion for animals began at an early age and continued throughout his adulthood. From caring for his own pets to marveling at the beauty of nature and wildlife, animals have always been at the forefront of his life. When it came time to choose a career path, being a veterinarian was the only option that Mike knew would bring him true fulfillment, and the only thing he could imagine committing his life’s work to.

Mike’s professional journey began in May of 2019 right here at Quail Pointe Veterinary Hospital, where he worked full time for two years while finishing his undergraduate degree in Animal Science at Utah State University. He is currently attending vet school at St. George’s University on the sunny island of Grenada, West Indies. During breaks from school, Mike continues to work at Quail Pointe to gain additional hands-on experience.

Clinically, Mike’s two biggest interests are internal medicine and surgery. He enjoys the challenge of having to understand the complex physiology of animals and deciphering what is not functioning correctly. Additionally, surgery provides its own set of challenges. It is often a matter of life and death and requires the utmost skill and precision; but when performed successfully, it can have incredible life-changing benefits.

Outside of the clinic, Mike’s family consists of his wife, Josie, and their two dogs, Nova and Rue. Nova is a miniature Berna doodle and Rue is a pot hound that was rescued in Grenada. Both pups love playing together on the beach, but despite the fact that Rue was born on an island, she is scared of the water and will only go in the ocean if her sister Nova is there to accompany her.

Mike’s hobbies largely revolve around veterinary medicine and nature. While at school, he spends his free time working as tutor for other veterinary students in the classes of physiology and surgical skills. He was also elected to the executive board of the surgery club where he organized wet labs to teach various surgical procedures to other vet students. When back home on breaks, Mike and Josie take as many trips to Yellowstone as possible where they enjoy wildlife photography and fly fishing.

Maddison

Maddison

Veterinary Technician

Maddi was born and raised in Ogden, surrounded by all kinds of pets. By a very early age, she’d already made up her mind that she wanted to work with animals. Her passion for pets, combined with her innate interest in medicine, made a career as a veterinary technician the perfect fit!

Maddi’s journey began in high school when she completed an internship at a local mixed practice. From there, she started her first official job at an emergency clinic. After a brief hiatus, Maddi gave preventative medicine a try before going back into urgent care once again. Her last employer, prior to joining Quail Pointe, was a mobile clinic. Professionally, Maddi has a special interest in phlebotomy and dentistry.

On the home front, Maddi and her high school sweetheart, Dalton, have two cats (Gremlin and Déjà Vu) and two dogs, including a corgi named Bruce (a.k.a. Maddi’s “heart dog”), and a Labrador named Olive. In her free time, Maddi likes to paint and do clay work. She also enjoys hiking and camping at the family cabin.

Emily H.

Emily

Veterinary Technician Assistant

Ever since Emily was a small child, she has felt that her purpose on this planet is to care for, connect with, and bond with animals. When she was 12 years old, she visited the Best Friends Animal Society, toured the farm, and learned about their practices. Experiencing firsthand the love and emotion from the people and the animals on the farm, Emily thought “this is what I want to do some day”. And that’s just what she did!

Emily’s career journey began as a volunteer at the Best Friends Animal Society, where she helped with the horses and dogs. From there, she shadowed at a few veterinary clinics in Logan while attending school. After completing her internship, she graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Animal, Dairy, and Veterinary Science from Utah State University. Clinically, Emily enjoys surgical prep, and administering vaccines.

When she’s not busy at work, Emily can usually be found working out, running, painting, hiking, or gardening. She and her partner, Cameron, live together in a little house in Riverdale with their very talkative black cat, Mimzy. Emily’s greatest personal achievements include graduating with an associate’s of science before graduating high school and earning her bachelor’s degree. She plans to attend veterinary school in the near future.

Alexis

Alexis

Veterinary Technician Assistant

Lexi has always had a heart for animals. When she was a young child, she came upon a small chick who had fallen out of its nest. Her mother called the local wildlife rescue, who came and picked up the baby bird, but the experience stuck with Lexi. In fact, it inspired her to study animal science and ultimately pursue a career in the veterinary industry. Today, she is living her dream and loving every second!

Lexi joined Quail Pointe in the summer of 2023 as an intern. Professionally, she really enjoys ear cleanings because in most cases, the relief is significant and instant. She also has a particular knack for calming nervous clients and helping them understand what’s happening with their pets. If she can leave the client feeling happy and their pet feeling healthy, then she knows she’s done her job.

Outside of the clinic, Lexi is fur-mom to a cat named Gus, whose personality gets bigger by the day. Despite all the toys he’s been spoiled with, Gus prefers playing with cardboard and shoelaces. Lexi’s free time is usually spent crocheting, knitting, and doing quick crafts. The most meaningful pieces she created were scarves she knit for each of her grandparents, which they wear whenever the weather gets chilly.

Emily F.

Em

Receptionist

Em’s curiosity about the veterinary industry began with her sister-in-law who is a certified veterinary technician. She was working in emergency care and knew that not only did Em love animals, but she also had a unique interest in the not so sugar-coated side of medical care. All it took was a couple of shifts of shadowing for Em to know this was her calling. And the rest, as they say, is history!

Em’s first job was as a technician’s assistant, through which she quickly moved up the ranks to the role of vet tech, enabling her to assist with surgeries, dentals, etc. She was hooked! Over time, she has also become increasingly interested in the behind-the-scenes components of running a vet clinic, such as HR and the managerial side of things. This drove Em to pivot to the role of receptionist to further her journey.

The thing that Em loves most about her job is connecting with and educating clients. She loves seeing pet owners walk away feeling confident and empowered to better care for their pets. Understanding the importance of every aspect of their companion’s care, from heartworm tests to annual dental cleanings, and the trust that comes from this is what keeps them coming back year after year.

Outside of work, Em resides with her nerdy NDI engineer boyfriend, Travis, and their extremely food-motivated Schnauzer/Yorkie/Mutt mix, Milo, who will play you like a fiddle and sneak a second dinner or ninth treat whenever possible. When Em first adopted him at 6 months old, he was so shy that the only way she was able to start earning his trust was with bacon (which is still his favorite food on the planet). In addition to Milo, Em and Travis also have four chickens and a rooster.

Em’s personal hobbies include camping, hiking, kayaking around Causey, and pretty much anything that involves being outdoors. She also LOVES to cook, bake, and do anything artsy related. Nothing brings her greater joy than making “poor” sweet Travis do a paint night with her and a couple of other friends. She also really enjoys getting together with friends and doing cheese, wine, beer, etc. tastings.

Mariah

Mariah

Receptionist

Riah has always had a deep connection with animals, large, small and everything in between. When she was just two years old, her mother took her to Wheeler Farm, and was shocked when Riah ran right up to the pen of brown cows and stuck her head through the bars. Watching how the cattle seemed just as drawn with her as she was to them, her mother knew instantly that Riah had a gift and would one day grow up to work with animals.

In 2019, Riah joined her university’s animal ambassadors club, through which she cared for and showed several reptile and arachnid species to children through educational presentations. In 2022, she began working as a kennel technician, where she learned a great deal, but found she missed the aspect of interacting with other humans. Joining Quail Pointe provided Riah with the best of both worlds. As one of our receptionists, Riah enjoys managing our busy front desk and creating meaningful connections with clients and their pets.

In addition to her passion for animals, Riah also loves creating things – especially sewing, which she has been mastering for more than 12 years. One of the pieces she’s most proud of is a dress that she made from a 1943 pattern. It was created as part of a project on historical fashion through a program at Salt Lake Community College. Riah has also attended Southern Utah University and Webster State University.

Josie

Josie

Receptionist

Despite having grown up with pets, Josie didn’t set out to work in the veterinary industry. While she certainly adored animals, it wasn’t until she saw how much her husband, Michael, loved working at Quail Pointe that she decided to join him. His passion for animal care has inspired a similar love in her, and as it turns out, Josie is the perfect fit for our busy front desk!

Michael had been working at Quail Pointe as a veterinary technician for several years before Josie came aboard. Professionally, she enjoys watching the puppies come in for their visits and seeing how much they’ve grown in between appointments. She also takes great pride in managing our busy schedule and getting people in quickly – especially in urgent situations when other places have week-long wait times.

Outside of work, Josie and Michael split their time between here and Grenada, where Michael is currently attending vet school. They have two fur babies of their own: a mini Berna-doodle named Nova, who loves to show off her favorite pink unicorn toy to anyone who visits; and Rue, a “pothound” that the couple rescued from the streets of Grenada and nursed back to health. Rue loves to cuddle and play with her sister.

When she’s not busy working or playing with her pups, Josie enjoys going to the beach and spending time with family. A voracious reader, she is currently two books away from reaching her annual goal of 40.

Sandy

Sandy

Pet Care Specialist

Bio coming soon.

Jenn

Jenn

Veterinary Assistant

Jenn grew up in Tennessee in a family who loved animals. To say the apple didn’t fall far from the tree would be an understatement. As soon as she was old enough, Jenn started riding horses and became part of pony club. By the time high school rolled around, she was volunteering at the Knoxville Zoo. It was clear to anyone who knew her that working with animals was in her blood, so it came as no surprise that she would eventually end up in the veterinary field helping pets for a living!

Jenn’s journey officially began as a riding instructor in Arizona. It was a rewarding experience, but she knew she wanted to do more, so she became a veterinary assistant. She then spent 20 years as a dog trainer. After moving to UT in 2006, Jenn made her way back to the veterinary industry. She joined the Quail Pointe team in January of 2022. Professionally, she enjoys assisting the technicians and making sure our patients feel comfortable while in our care. She also has a special interest in reproduction.

At home, Jenn is happily married to her husband, Keith. The couple currently has four dogs, two cats, three fish, and two veiled chameleons. American Bulldogs Thunder and Uno are brothers from a litter that Jenn bred. Moolah and Mazikeen are shorty bulls. In her spare time, Jenn shows Thunder and Uno in ABA and UKC conformation and working events. Over the years, she has titled many dogs and bred a dual championed sire and dam.

Kristen

Kristen

Pet Stylist

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.

Savannah

Savannah

Pet Stylist

Since a very young age, Savannah has been fascinated with animals and the impact they have on the lives of humans. Growing up, her neighbors had a sheep farm. Watching the mother ewes give birth and seeing the young lambs grow was nothing short of magical. The more she learned, the more she wanted to pursue a career working with animals. It was a perfect fit!

Savannah enrolled in several animal science classes while attending high school. It was second nature to her. She landed her first job in the industry as receptionist, and quickly worked her way up from kennel tech to veterinary assistant. After about five years on the medical side of things, Savannah discovered that her true passion was in making animals look and feel better. Her favorite part of grooming is working the difficult cases. Providing comfort and relief to pets that are severely matted is very rewarding.

At home, Savannah is dog mom to a boxer named Maverick, who has traveled with her from Hawaii to Utah. The two enjoy hikes on the weekends and lazy Sundays on the couch. When she can break away from work for a bit, Savannah enjoys visiting her parents’ goat farm and taking in the mountain views.

Taylor

Taylor

Kennel Technician

Taylor has always loved bonding with animals, whether it’s her own pets or those she’s had the opportunity to work with. One of the main goals she’s had in any place she’s worked was to always make sure the pet was comfortable and to try and get to know the owners as well. Personally, knowing the people that are taking care of a beloved pet always helps Taylor feel more comfortable and she loves helping others know that their furbaby is in good hands.

Growing up in a family that fostered countless pets, a career working with animals seemed the natural path for Taylor. After graduating high school, she spent a few months at a doggy daycare before landing a job at a local vet clinic. A few months later, she received an email from Quail Pointe, came in for an interview, and the rest is history! Professionally, Taylor enjoys assisting the vet techs and learning about different procedures.

Outside of the clinic, Taylor lives with her family and their own mini farm of animals, which includes three dogs (Bella, Chip, and Oliver), six chickens, three ducks, three guinea pigs, two parakeets, and a tortoise. Some of Taylor’s hobbies include sewing, embroidery, hiking, diamond art, puzzles, and band. She plays the saxophone in the Clearfield community band and was recently presented with the “Outstanding Woodwind” award.