Angie, Lead RVT
Angie has worked in the veterinary field since 1996 and has been a member of our Hillside team since 1999 after graduating with a BS in Biology from College of the Ozarks. Soon after starting with our practice, she decided to advance her education further. In 2009 she received her AAS in veterinary technology from Cedar Valley College and became a credentialed technician. In May 2017, Angie was inducted into the Veterinarian Practice Staff Honor Roll of Missouri.
Angie loves so many aspects of her duties at Hillside. She loves her work family and the fact that we do so much work with rescue organizations. It's very rewarding to see the animals that had lived their lives on the streets, in such poor condition and scared to death to start to thrive. It's fun to see the loving, healthy pets that they become. She also loves feeling as if all our staff is a second family. Angie is also responsible for maintaining our hospital's social media sites. She loves working in this field at our practice that strives to always be advancing towards providing the best care for our patients.
When not at work, she shares her home with her supportive husband, Mark, two cats, Truman and Franklin, and her standard poodle, Primrose the Primadonna. Primrose and Angie enjoy competing in both agility and obedience trials, and hiking out in the woods. Primrose is also a certified therapy dog, and enjoys accompanying Angie to work daily.
She has special interest in helping animals that are victims of disasters. She is an active member of the National Veterinary Response Team (NVRT), a branch of the US Department of Health and Human Services, and the Missouri Veterinary Response Corp. She deployed to help animals affected by the tornado in Joplin, Missouri in 2011 and after Hurricane Sandy hit New York and New Jersey in 2012. She has also provided support for working animals at high security events such as the Concert for Valor, 4th of July celebrations in Washington DC, and the Republican National Convention in 2016.