Our group of technicians are people that aren't afraid to get dirty. Their day can go everywhere from surgeries, exams with puppies, farm call emergencies, to ensuring you and your pet feel comfort at their last moments. The team strives to go above and beyond for each individual patient and will do whatever it takes to make them feel comfortable. With this group of people, it is not unusual to see them in the kennel with a scared dog to soothe them or staying late to help a patient out.
Kayleen has been a registered veterinary technician since 2007, and joined the staff at Long Veterinary Clinic in February 2012. Some of the tasks she performs here at the clinic include: drawing blood, processing blood work, providing care for hospitalized patients, educating clients on their pets health and assisting in rooms, farm calls as well as surgery. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, and going for walks.
Chelsea is a Veterinary Assistant/Barn Manager here at LVC. She began working in October of 2011 originally as a boarding associate here at the clinic, however she has moved up front. She has two cats; Texeco and Deuce, a horse; Misty, and three dogs; General a Belgian Tervuren, Bandit an Australian Cattle Dog, and Dopey an Australian Cattle Dog/Corgi mix that can be seen frequently at the clinic. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, her horse, and volunteering her time with her husband at the Polo Fire and Rescue.
Jessica is a Veterinary Assistant here at Long Veterinary Clinic, and has been with us since April of 2016. Jessica says “I absolutely love what I do, and can honestly say it’s my dream job.” “It is something new and interesting every day, and our clients are the light of my day.” In her spare time she loves to spend time with her family, and one interesting fact about her is she was born deaf in one ear.
Nicole joined the team at Long Veterinary Clinic in April of 2018. She is a receptionist and a technician so you can see her floating around the clinic. Nicole is a current student in the Maple Woods Veterinary Technician Program and will graduate May of 2020. She enjoys reading and playing with her show horses in her free time.
After shadowing at the clinic in 2018, Sarah was hired as a Veterinary Assistant and Receptionist in 2019. An aspiring veterinarian, she has a bachelors degree in Biology and has worked in the veterinary field for 6 years. At home she has a young mini-aussiedoodle that she adores. They enjoy spending time outdoors and going on adventures with her family.
Ciara started working at LVC in September of 2018 as a kennel/daycare attendant. During the Spring of 2020 she began working as a Veterinary Assistant for the clinic. She was a student at Maple Woods in the Veterinary Technician program and graduated Spring of 2021. Ciara enjoys spending time with her family and friends, along with her two cats Meatball and Psycho, and her German Shepherd, Diesel.
Shannon joined Long Veterinary Clinic as a Bather for Grooming in November 2019. She was a student at Maple Woods Veterinary Technology Program and graduated May 2022. Shannon grew up on her family’s farm where they raise horses, cattle, and chickens. In her free time she enjoys competing in rodeos and being the Pageant Director for the Ozark Rodeo Association as well as spending time with her dog, Bandit.