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Staff of Bryan Road Animal Hospital

Staff of Bryan Road Animal HospitalKatie Sinclair, Registered Veterinary Technician, Office Manager

Katie Sinclair joined the team at Bryan Road Animal Hospital in March 2017. As our practice’s office manager, she is responsible for managing staff, continuing staff education, and managing day-to-day clinic activities. Katie has great organization skills, and her favorite part of the job is seeing happy pets and owners throughout the day.

“I love the fear-free environment and excellent staff dynamic at Bryan Road Animal Clinic,” Katie says.

Katie is a registered veterinary technician in Missouri. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Equine Science and an Associate degree in Veterinary Technology.

At home, Katie has a 14-year-old National Show Horse named Jack, a 10-year-old Peach-Front Conure parrot named Simon Says, and a 1-year-old Blue-Headed Pionus parrot name Arthur. In her free time, she enjoys horseback riding and showing, gardening and cooking.

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Staff of Bryan Road Animal HospitalSami Connoyer, Veterinary Technician

Sami joined the Bryan Road Animal Hospital team in March 2014. As a veterinary technician, she is responsible for preparing vaccinations, processing lab work, monitoring anesthesia, assisting during dental exams, filling prescriptions, and checking in patients. Always friendly and upbeat, Sami enjoys every part of her job at our hospital.

Sami has her associate's degree in applied animal science from the Vet Tech Institute at Hickey College and will take her boards the summer of 2014 to become a Registered Veterinary Technician.

"The hospital is such a fun environment with many opportunities to learn," she says. "We enjoy meeting new clients and forming new relationships. I have met many great people and pets."

When not at work, Sami enjoys fishing, baking, watching the Cardinals play baseball, and hanging out with friends. She has a dog named Macy, a cat named Bandit, a parakeet named Oscar, two turkeys, Gus and Sylvia, and chickens.

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Staff of Bryan Road Animal HospitalElizabeth Donnelly, Registered Veterinary Technician

Registered Veterinary Technician Elizabeth Donnelly joined the team at Bryan Road Animal Hospital in July 2014, and she's already become known for bringing a smiling face, a positive attitude, and a willingness to assist with anything she can to the hospital. Her responsibilities include monitoring anesthesia, filling prescriptions, checking in patients, and assisting doctors during examinations.

Elizabeth, who earned her Associate's degree from the Vet Tech Institute at Hickey College, says there's nothing about her job that she doesn't love. "Our caring, knowledgeable veterinarians make coming into the clinic every day a joy," she says. "I love animals as it is, but being able to work with such an amazing staff and clientele makes helping care for pets even better."

Elizabeth is the pet parent of three cats—Chewy, Garcia, and Jade. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with family and friends, watching movies, reading, and making fun stuff she finds on Pinterest.

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Staff of Bryan Road Animal HospitalAlexis Davis, Veterinary Technician

Alexis Davis became a member of the staff at Bryan Road Animal Hospital in March of 2015. Her job responsibilities include assisting in surgeries, performing dental work, assisting doctors during exams, checking clients in and out and cleaning. She has an Associate's Degree from the Vet Tech Institute at Hickey College.

The parts of her job she likes the most are educating clients and providing pets with the highest-quality care possible. "The clinic has all the latest technology to help provide the best care for our patients," Alexis says. "I also enjoy the friendly staff, and the welcoming environment."

At home Alexis cares for a Great Dane named Willow, with whom she spends plenty of time outside, going for walks and playing fetch. Alexis also enjoys being with her family, cooking, and baking.

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Staff of Bryan Road Animal HospitalMegan Fix, Veterinary Technician

Veterinary technician Megan Fix joined Bryan Road Animal Hospital in April 2015. She has an Associate's Degree in Applied Animal Science, and graduated from the Vet Tech Institute at Hickey College. Her duties include assisting doctors in exams and surgeries, lab work, filling prescriptions, reception work, and educating our clients. Providing education and helping clients, Megan says, are her favorite parts of the position.

"Everyone here is very upbeat and friendly, and we all go above and beyond to care for all our patients," she explains. "There's a wide variety of species we see and care for, and I enjoy every day and every pet."

Megan shares her home with six pets, including Boxers Lucy, Duke, and Indi, cats Josie and Simon, and a Ball Python. In her free time she enjoys being outside, fishing, playing volleyball, or staying in and watching a good movie.

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Staff of Bryan Road Animal HospitalMary Fontana, Veterinary Technician

Veterinary technician Mary Fontana joined the team at Bryan Road Animal Hospital in August of 2015, but she's been working with animals in some capacity for over 15 years. At our animal hospital, she's charged with greeting clients and their pets in the examination room, then compiling pet histories, drawing blood, radiographs, and running tests for parasites. Her favorite part of the job is any time she has the opportunity to help calm an anxious pet during a procedure.

"I love working at Bryan Road because of the laid-back, family-style atmosphere," Mary says. "My fellow employees are as passionate as I am about the level of care our patients deserve. We're also committed to making our clients feel comfortable during appointments."

At home, Mary is the pet parent to two dogs named Guenevere and Roscoe, and a cat named Donald. In her free time she enjoys biking, going for nature walks, swimming, and working in her yard. Mary also attends church at the Crossing, where she volunteers on a weekly basis.

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Staff of Bryan Road Animal HospitalJena Christiansen, Veterinary Technician

Veterinary Technician Jena Christiansen joined the team at Bryan Road Animal Hospital in May 2016. Her job responsibilities include drawing up vaccines, helping our veterinarians during exams, taking histories from clients about their pets and drawing patient’s blood. Jena says her favorite part of the job is helping sick pets feel better again. She brings a bubbly and positive attitude to work each and every day.

This is Jena’s first job in the animal care field. She earned her Veterinary Technician Specialized Degree from the Vet Tech Institute at Hickey College. Jena says, “I love the family environment at Bryan Road Animal Hospital. Every employee is very welcoming to clients and their pets. This clinic is also Fear Free, which means we do everything we can to make pets comfortable and happy during their visits.”

Jena lives on a family farm with two Rhodesian Ridgebacks named Harley and Ruby, as well as chickens, ducks and two Great Pyrenes named Max and Marley. Her baby is her 2-year-old Siberian husky named Logan. In her spare time, Jena enjoys boating, barbequing, hiking with Logan, watching movies, traveling and trying new things.

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Staff of Bryan Road Animal HospitalBrittany Veneziano, Veterinary Technician

Brittany joined the staff of Bryan Road Animal Hospital in 2016 as a veterinary technician. She has her Bachelor of Science degree in general studies with an emphasis in animal science from Southeast Missouri State. She hopes to attend Hickey College’s associate degree program for veterinary technology in the future to become a registered veterinary technician.

Currently, Brittany’s job responsibilities include lab work, monitoring anesthesia, assisting doctors during exams, filling prescriptions and administering laser therapy.

Brittany brings a positive and sunny spirit to the Bryan Road Animal Hospital team. “I love caring for animals who can’t help themselves,” she says. “Seeing the ‘smile’ on the animals once they heal is so rewarding.”

Outside of work, her love of animals continues as she's a foster mom for several local shelters and humane societies. She has four dogs and two cats in addition to fostering a dog, cat or litter throughout the year. Her pets include: Ginger, an 8-year-old Pekingese mix; Bruce, a 3-year-old Boxer; Thor, a 3-year-old Boxer; Trixie, a 3-year-old Husky; and two cats, Oreo and Yoda.

When she’s not caring for animals, Brittany enjoys making trips to local wineries, traveling, going to the Cardinals and Blues games, and spending time with family.

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Staff of Bryan Road Animal HospitalHeather Collins, Veterinary Technician

Heather Collins joined the staff at Bryan Road Animal Hospital in May 2017. She brings ambition and integrity to her role as veterinary technician, where she is responsible for checking patients in and out, running bloodwork, performing urinalysis and ear/skin cytology, trimming nails and drawing blood. Heather has an Associate degree in Veterinary Technology and is studying to take the national examination.

“I enjoy working at Bryan Road Animal Hospital because of the amazing technicians and doctors I work with,” Heather says. “I get an opportunity to learn something new every day.”

At home, Heather has a 7-year-old pit bull named Phoenix, a 5-year-old pit bull named Sadie, a 4-year-old pit bull named Tucker and a 1-year-old domestic shorthair cat named Milo. Outside of the hospital, she enjoys cooking, fishing, walking her dogs and spending time with family.

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