Jan Smith, DVM, co-owner of GSAH and a 1980 graduate of OSU College of Veterinary Medicine. She has worked at GSAH since 1992. She is married to Donnie, a pharmacist and they have a menagerie of critters including dogs, cats, horses and cows. Jan is an avid "I Love Lucy" fanatic, having met her long-time personal secretary who happened to retire to Grand Lake and walked into GSAH as a new client. She has traveled to Hollywood and Lucy's hometown and met many of Lucy's friends, family and admirers. She and her husband can be found riding trails around Monkey Island on her down time.
Kathy Dunaway, DVM, co-owner of GSAH and a 1985 graduate of OSU College of Veterinary Medicine has worked at GSAH since 1992. Kathy and her husband Ron have 2 children, Daniel who has joined the United States Marine Corps and Amy who will be attending Pharmacy School in the fall. When not in the clinic, she can be found traveling the world anywhere from Mongolia to Africa volunteering with the Christian Veterinary Mission. “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us? And I said, “Here am I, send me.”
LeaAnn Chandler, DVM, Associate Veterinarian, a 2001 graduate of OSU College of Veterinary Medicine has worked at GSAH since her graduation. She is a hometown girl who married her high school sweetheart, Bryce and they have 2 children, Corbin and Cara. They have multiple pets (dogs, cats, chickens) roaming their home and Chandlers' Cacklin' Acres. She and her husband teach Sunday and Wednesday night classes at their church. She also volunteers with her children's school classes for field trips and has been a guest speaker at several school related events. Her time away from the clinic finds her at soccer and ballet classes and recitals.
Alicia Beckett, Veterinary Assistant (also fills in as Receptionist, Boarding and
Animal Care) has worked at GSAH for 13 years. She has 2 children, Bryce and Kayleigh,
Bennett and Daisy who bark and Willa and Bennie who meow.
Melissa Cantrell, Office Manager, has worked at GSAH since 1997. Melissa started
out as a kennel assistant, having talked then owner Dr. McGregor into hiring her. She
has 2 children, 4 cats, 2 dogs and 3 birds. Her hobbies include local theatre, crafts and
Shirley Coatney, Senior Receptionist, has worked at GSAH since 1993. She is the
longest running team member at GSAH. Bogey, an English Bulldog is her constant
companion. She has 2 sons and one grandson whom she dearly loves.
Levi Raymond, Animal Care (also fills in at Boarding) has worked at GSAH since
2007. He is a graduate of Grove High School. He enjoys traveling to new places, hanging
with friends, his Ipod, opening doors for others and coffee.
Kelley Robinson, Veterinary Assistant (also fills in as Receptionist, Boarding and
Animal Care) has worked at GSAH since 2003. She was a nanny to 2 footed babies for 20
years, and now shares her nurturing skills with 4 footed babies. She enjoys reading,
gardening, crafts, 70's music, fishing and most recently deer hunting.
Glorie Thacher, Receptionist, has worked at GSAH since October of 2009. She
shares her home with her husband Jeff and several furry companions named Dutch,
JoJo, Maytag and Roper. She wears many hats doing many jobs on the side.
Debbie White, Veterinary Assistant (also fills in as Surgery Assistant and
Receptionist) has worked at GSAH since 1997. Before coming to GSAH she received a
B.S. in Corrections/Criminal Justice and worked for 7 years as a veterinary assistant in
Tulsa. She and her husband Kevin enjoy riding motorcycles and attending Rascal Flatts'
concerts. She has 2 dogs, several cats, one rabbit, one pigeon, 2 standard horses and one miniature horse.
Kristie Hadden, Veterinary Technician is a 2012 graduate of Crowder College
Veterinary Technology Program. She is the most recent addition to our team.
Sarah Nelson, Animal Care and Boarding, has worked at GSAH since 2008. She
was born and raised in Jay and graduated from Jay High School. She enjoys watching
movies and shopping at the mall with her boyfriend.
Trent Hill, Animal Care and Boarding, has worked at GSAH since January 2012.
Although new to GSAH, he has become an important member of the team.
Guy Lockwood, Relief/Associate Veterinarian, a graduate of Ohio State
University has worked at GSAH since 2007. He and his wife Jan (and her mother) moved
to Grand Lake after retiring from 33 years of veterinary practice in Phoenix, Arizona. He
was a Captain in the U S Army Veterinary Corps, stationed in Ft. Myers, Virginia and Ft.
Richardson, Alaska where he was also a bush pilot. He has 2 dogs Ginger and Skipper. In
his spare time he studies painting of wildlife, landscapes and portraiture. He is a
bountiful gardener, having kept the clinic employees well stocked in tomatoes last
Big Dog Smith.Resident Blood Donor