Katie is now a graduate of NEO A&M College. She joined our staff in 2016. She is starting the Veterinary Technician Program at Crowder College fall 2021!

Dr. Jan Smith

Chloe joined our team in 2020 as a boarding caretaker. She is a student at Fairland High School. She LOVES animals and gives our boarding guests lots of hugs and special care. She also plays basketball, and grows beautiful flowers. 

Fun Fact- Missy, Chloe's mom also worked here at Grove Small Animal Hospital when she was a high school student.

Alli Clayton

Debbie White

Meet the Team

Mary Clare Bednarek

Compassionate care for the life of your pet 

Melissa Cantrell

Lois Hall

Dr. Kathryn Dunaway-Knight

Levi Raymond

Co-owner of GSAH, and a 1980 graduate of OSU College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Smith has worked at GSAH since 1992. She is married to Donnie, who works as a pharmacist, and they have a menagerie of critters including dogs, cats, horses, and cows. 
Dr. Smith is passionate about helping others. She makes sure that dogs and cats of the people served by Meals on Wheels also have meals. Every month meals and treats for the pets are bagged up and sent to be distributed. 
She is an avid I Love Lucy fanatic, and was lucky enough to meet Lucy's long-time personal secretary, who happened to retire at Grand Lake, and wandered into GSAH where she became a client. 

Dr. Smith and her husband can be found riding trails around Monkey Island during their down time.  She is also attempting to improve her golf swing and is trying her talents at pickle ball!

Alli joined our team in early 2021 as a boarding caretaker and assistant. She has a hobby farm and raises pigs and Nigerian Dwarf goats. In her spare time she likes to ride the trails in her UTV. She is pictured with her Corgi puppy.

Madison joined our team in February 2020 to help care for our patients and boarding guests. She has increased her skills and knowledge since she was "thrown into the learning fire" of our Covid time. She now assists in surgery and anywhere she is needed. She is excited to take care of your furry family members.

Madison Ruberti

Kelley Robinson


Chloe Farmer​

Mary Clare is a 2010 graduate of Tahlequah High School who enjoys fishing, kayaking, music, playing board, video, and card games, spicy food, art, and of course being around animals.  She has three rambunctious fur pups at home.  She came to GSAH with 4 years of previous experience as a veterinary assistant in Owasso, OK and hopes to further her education by attending a veterinary technician program in the future.

Melissa is GSAH Office Manager, and has worked at GSAH since 1997, when she started working as a kennel assistant. She may be seen working as a receptionist, assistant, or wherever the need arises.
Melissa has two children, two cats, a pampered chihuahua named Angel, and three birds. Her hobbies include crafts and reading. Her newest title is Grandma! She reports that being a grandma is as good as people say.

Boarding caretaker and veterinary assistant has over 18 years of combined experience working for small animal and equine practices in Virginia before moving to Oklahoma in 2013. She joined our staff in 2016. She and her husband have enjoyed building up their hobby farm in Afton. Her activities include quilting and trying to keep up with her chickens and pets.

Veterinary Assistant, Animal Caretaker, and Boarding Assistant, Levi has worked at GSAH since 2007. He is a graduate from Grove High School, and enjoys traveling, family, and helping others(especially elders). He loves music, concerts, and history. He has a tiny Chihuahua named Rico.

Katie Hilton

Receptionist & Veterinary Assistant, Kelley has worked at GSAH sinc 2003. Kelley has a knack for remembering people and their pets. She was a nanny to two-footed babies for 20 years, and now shares her nurturing skills with four-footed babies. She "adopted" a white dog named W.D.(white dog). She enjoys reading, gardening, crafts, 70s music, fishing, and, most recently, deer hunting.

Co-owner of GSAH and a 1985 graduate of OSU College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Dunaway has worked at GSAH since 1992. She and her husband, Ron, have three children. Their son, Daniel and his wife, Ana are both United States Marine Corps

Veterans. They live in Jay. Their daughter, Amy is a pharmacist. She and her husband Clay recently moved to Maryland where he is doing an oncology fellowship at NIH. Their oldest son, Brian, is married to Becky, and they reside in Indiana.
She currently has Daisy the dog and Gloria, a rescue kitten.

She loves to travel, hike, read, surf Facebook and take photos. 
When not in the clinic, Dr. Dunaway can be found traveling across the world(pre-Covid) to places like Mongolia and Africa, where she volunteers with the Christian Veterinary Mission. She is on the Board of Trustees for Christian Veterinary Mission.
"Whom shall I send? And who will go for us? And I said, 'Here am I, send me,'" Isaiah 6:8

Veterinary Assistant, Surgery Assistant, Debbie has worked at GSAH since 1997. Before coming to GSAH, she received a B.S. in Corrections/Criminal Justice, and worked for seven years as a veterinary assistant in Tulsa. She has several cats, two horses and chickens. She is also a long-time devoted fan of the TV series Supernatural and Outlander by Diana Gabaldon.  

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