Dr. Victoria Winfield
Dr. Victoria Winfield’s upbeat attitude and approachability served her well while attending Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine where she excelled in the rigorous small animal program. At Kansas State University, Dr. Winfield earned certificates of appreciation for her dedication to her patients and clients. Her strong communication skills and surgical prowess earned her an excellent reputation as an outstanding small animal veterinarian. Dr. Winfield enjoys spending time with her family and traveling in her free time. Dr. Winfield has two Labradors named Livvie and Riesling, along with three guinea pigs named Popcorn, Pumpkin, and Pixie, and chickens.
Dr. Kayla Conroy
Dr. Kayla Conroy acquired her small-town hospitality from being born and raised in the community of Wayne, Nebraska. She excelled in the small animal program at Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine has been an outstanding asset to our hospital team since graduating in May of 2014. In addition to her love of small animal surgery and medicine, Dr. Conroy has an interest in ophthalmology and physical therapy. Dr. Conroy’s professionalism and patience make her an exceptionally compassionate veterinarian. In her time off, Dr. Conroy is busy chasing her 2 sons, Christian and Archer, while attending sporting events to support her husband, Kyle, who is a head football and track coach. If she has free time, Dr. Conroy enjoys puzzles, reading, and being outdoors.
Dr. Hallie Olson
Dr. Hallie Olson graduated from Colorado State University in 2008 with the intent to work on beef cattle only, however, she found that she loves challenging cases that working with dogs and cats allows. Her special interests are surgery and ultrasound. In her free time, Dr. Olson enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter working on their farm and ranch, reading mystery novels, and riding horses. Dr. Olson has two dogs named Ginger and Josie, one very spoiled house cat named Gracie, along with numerous barn cats, horses, and cattle.
Dr. Audrey Christensen
Dr. Audrey Christensen grew up on a farm near David City, Nebraska, where she developed a love of learning and was fascinated by biology and zoology. After completing her undergraduate studies at the University of Nebraska, she attended Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She graduated Magna cum Laude in May of 2015. As a small animal veterinarian, Dr. Christensen enjoys observing and enhancing the bond pet owners share with their critters. She also has a particular interest in soft tissue surgery. In her free time, Dr. Christensen loves to travel and spend time with her family. Dr. Christensen has a Doberman named Bourbon, a german shorthair named Korbin, a German Wirehair named Oats, and numerous cattle on her and her husband’s farm.
Practice Manager/Licensed Veterinary Technician
Alyssa brings to Companion’s Choice several years of service to the veterinary medical community and is a licensed veterinary technician. She excels at problem-solving and works hard to ensure clients have the best experience possible at our hospital. Building great team relationships is one of her strongest personality traits. Alyssa’s favorite part about veterinary medicine is surgeries and emergencies but she thoroughly enjoys building a relationship with pets and owners during their visits to Companion’s Choice Animal Hospital. Alyssa enjoys camping, fishing, working on the family farm, and spending time with her husband and children. Alyssa has a pointer named Hank, a mini Australian Shepherd named Roxy, an indoor cat named Fred, and several farm cats.
Customer Service Representative
We added several amazing staff members in the summer of 2019, and Pearlisa is no exception. You will see Pearlisa’s big smile as soon as you walk into our building as she is one of our stunning customer service representatives. Pearlisa brings customer service to a whole new level at the front desk. Her attentiveness to detail and desire to ensure you are helped in a timely manner is nothing to joke about! Pearlisa enjoys getting to know the local youth through her personal small business. Pearlisa has a Great Dane named TeeKee, a chiweenie mix named SparkleGirl, and cats named Ally Kat and Mz Fitz.
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Laura has been with Companion’s Choice Animal Hospital since receiving her degree and license in veterinary technology in 2013. As a seasoned licensed veterinary technician, she knows every aspect of the job inside and out. Her favorite part about her job is patient care, especially the neonatal and geriatric patients. She loves when a patient gets to go home healthy after coming to us with an illness or injury and she is an amazing foster mom each spring to multiple kittens that are brought to us by local shelters. Laura is a big feline fan and loves providing “catification” to all of our feline patients during their stay. In her free time, Laura loves traveling, camping, and scuba diving. Laura has two cats named Edna and Faith, and two dogs named Kiwi and Buddy.
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Danielle (D) joined our team in March of 2017. Her pleasant nature and constant smile put our patients and clients at ease, and her genuine thoughtfulness and caring are displayed in everything she does. She also adds to the fun and enjoyable atmosphere here just by being herself. Dee is a seasoned technician who brings her knowledge and experience to Companion’s Choice for the benefit of you and your kids with fur! In her free time, D enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, and spending time outdoors with her fiancé. They have a Rottweiler named Cajun.
Veterinary Technician Intern
Sam has come to Companion’s Choice as a veterinary technician intern from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis. She is set to graduate in May of 2020 and plans to take her board exam to obtain her license later in the year. Sam enjoys working with small animals, pocket pets, and even exotics. She loves spending her free time with her friends and her fur babies. Sam currently has a Schnoodle named Kyya and three cats named Cheyenne, Harvey, and Wheeler. She looks forward to making sure your loving pet is cared for and treated like the blessings they are!
Trisha started at Companion’s Choice Animal Hospital in the spring of 2019. She brings with her a wealth of animal experience from working at Heartland Pet Connection for many years. She started out with our kennel team and has since started working with our technical team as she pursues a degree and license in veterinary technology. Her thoroughness and love of animals make her an indispensable member of the team. In her free time, she enjoys family time, camping, fishing, and puzzles. Her fur babies include a Husky named Max, two dwarf polish rabbits named Moonshine and Calypso, along with more exotic pets including a tree frog, python, and bettas.
Sadie A joined the Companion’s Choice Animal Hospital technical staff team as an assistant in the summer of 2019. Sadie A’s smile and compassionate personality make her a favorite among staff and clients. Sadie A is extremely versatile within the clinic. She excels at her duties as an assistant, but also with customer service on the phone and at the front desk. Sadie A’s favorite aspect of the job is that she is constantly learning new things. Whether it is under the microscope, new/rare diseases, or learning how to collect samples for lab work, Sadie A enjoys learning about veterinary medicine. In her free time, she enjoys baking and spending time with her children. Sadie A has a Great Pyrenees named Muzzy.
Megan was added to the Companion’s Choice Animal Hospital team as a veterinary assistant in the summer of 2019. She was an immediate asset to the team with her positive attitude and compassion for each and every patient. She very quickly picked up on the tasks assigned to our assistants and instantly started broadening her veterinary knowledge and skills. Megan’s favorite part about working at CCAH is the constant learning of new skills and she also has a special interest in pocket pets. Megan plans to pursue a degree and license in veterinary technology. Megan loves being outdoors camping, fishing, or hunting. She also enjoys painting in her free time. Megan has a chihuahua named Elvis and an Australian Shepherd named Wrigley.
Sadie L joined the Companion’s Choice Animal Hospital team in the fall of 2019. Sadie L (not to be confused with Sadie A), brings a young, light-hearted feel to the staff. Sadie L loves welcoming your pet into the exam room for additional cuddles and kisses. Watching the progression from wound healing to repair has quickly become Sadie L’s favorite part of her job as an assistant. Sadie L is from Arizona but grew up in Hastings. She plans to pursue a degree and license in veterinary technology. In her spare time, she enjoys attending concerts, traveling, and shopping. She also enjoys spending her spare time walking and playing with her pitbull, Faith.
Kennel Caregiver/Protector of Playtime
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