Our Careteam

Bethany

Receptionist

Bethany grew up very close to Country Hills Veterinary Hospital, and was constantly tending to animals in her family’s barn. Caring for the earth’s creatures has been her passion since she was a young girl! Bethany started volunteering at the clinic as soon as she could, and has been serving the area’s pet owners here ever since.

Bethany is one of Country Hills Veterinary Hospital’s front-desk receptionists and is responsible for checking patients in and out of the clinic, scheduling appointments, and much more. Her favorite part of the job is the variety it offers—every single day brings something new! She’s very proud to serve the area’s animal owners and pets alongside her compassionate and skilled fellow team members.

Bethany holds an Associate’s degree in arts and science, and plans on attending the University of Pikeville in the future to obtain her Bachelor’s degree in biology. In her time away from work, she enjoys cooking, fishing, shopping, going to church, and spending quality time with her family. Bethany has two young children named Isaiah and Jaelyn, and also shares her home with a cat named Doretta Silverbell and a puppy who goes by Marlee Diamond.

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Breonna J

Veterinary Assistant

Early on in life, Breonna recognized the unwavering loyalty and love that pets provide. She’s known since she was a little girl that a career in veterinary medicine would suit her well! Now, Breonna feels fortunate and proud to care for animals as a Veterinary Assistant and Weekend Care Provider with the Country Hills Veterinary Hospital family.

Born and raised in Paintsville, Kentucky, Breonna began working at a local vet’s office during high school before attending Morehead State University to study pre-veterinary medicine and then veterinary technology. She started here at the hospital as a volunteer in October of 2015, and was offered a position shortly afterward. Breonna was more than happy to accept! She has special medical interests in radiology work and dermatology.

Most of Breonna’s free time is spent studying for school, but when time allows she enjoys reading, spending time with family, and the company of her own pets at home. She has a spoiled cat named Joker as well as two loveable dogs who go by Jesse and Rosie.

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Mandie

Veterinary Assistant

Animals have been a part of Mandie’s life from her earliest memories. In fact, one would be hard-pressed to find a childhood photo of her without a dog, cat, goat, or pig in the picture! For Mandie, a career in veterinary medicine was simply the only choice.

Mandie is a Kentucky native and first joined the Country Hills Veterinary Hospital family in the summer of 2003. She’s been here ever since, and particularly enjoys radiology work and the fast-paced nature of her work. At the end of the day, she can go home happy knowing that she’s made a real difference for the area’s families!

Mandie and her wonderful young son, Carter, share their home with several pets of their own. They have five Chihuahuas—Squeak, Ted, HoneyBee, Pearl, and Daisy—as well as ducks, chickens, and a pair of pot-bellied pigs named Pork Pork and Wilbur.

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Misty

Veterinary Assistant

Misty always enjoyed the company of dogs, but never suspected that she would end up working in a veterinarian’s office. It didn’t take long after starting here at the clinic, though, for her to fall in love with the care of all pets! Misty serves as one of Country Hills Veterinary Hospital’s Veterinary Assistants.

Misty grew up in Weeksbury, Kentucky, and first heard about an open position here at the hospital from her cousin, who also works for the clinic. She started in early 2016 and couldn’t be happier with her decision; Misty is especially fond of helping out in the surgical ward and performing bloodwork.

In her free time, Misty enjoys going to church, fishing, and spending time with her family. She and her husband Charles have a son, Christian, and a daughter named Brooklyn. The family shares their lives with two dogs, Blue and Puss, as well as a cat named Tom who sleeps with Misty’s daughter every night.

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Patty M

Receptionist

Patty was raised on a small farm, where she was surrounded by everything from horses, pigs, and cows to mules, chickens, and turkeys. She’s had a passion for pet care for as long as she can remember, and she also loves being able to provide a service to the community’s families. Working in the veterinary industry is the perfect choice for Patty!

Patty has known the Greenes for many years, and was happy to fill in at reception when a former employee retired. She’s been here ever since, and loves greeting each and every visitor to the clinic—both two- and four-legged—with a smile.

Patty has been married for nearly 23 years. She and her husband have one daughter and live with a pair of adorable Chihuahuas. Tinky is a miniature breed and is the true boss of the house; Dazey is much more carefree and loves everyone she meets.

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Shelby S

Veterinary Assistant

Animals have always been an integral part of life for Shelby, and she’s wanted to return the favor for as long as she can remember. She knew she wouldn’t be satisfied unless she made it her life’s work to care for pets! Shelby is currently studying veterinary technology while she serves the area’s animal owners and pets here at Country Hills Veterinary Hospital.

Shelby grew up in the hills of Flatgap, Kentucky, and started at Morehead State University as a biomedical major before transferring into the school’s veterinary technician program. She began volunteering here at the hospital in the summer of 2014, gaining crucial hands-on experience in a real-world clinic setting under the mentorship of Drs. Mark and Melanie Greene. Shelby is now a Veterinary Assistant, and thoroughly enjoys using fecal examinations to look for internal parasites, meeting new pet owners every day, and seeing pets leave the hospital with happily wagging tails.

At home, Shelby and her family live with quite the zoo of pets. She shares her home with 15 beagles (eight of whom are puppies), a pair of poodles, a dachshund, a German shepherd, four cats, a horse, four rabbits, two ferrets, and various farm animals! Shelby particularly likes heading into the great outdoors with her father and sister to take their beagles rabbit-hunting.

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Stacy S

Veterinary Nurse

Stacy grew up in Prestonburg, Kentucky, where she was constantly fascinated by her father’s stories of the exotic animals that he had owned as a young man. Her father’s passion for animals greatly influenced her own desire to care for pets professionally! She’s worked in the animal-care world for a total of 15 years, and is proud to serve eastern Kentucky’s animal companions and owners here at the hospital.

After working as a legal secretary, Stacy decided to jump head-first into the veterinary industry and applied for a job here at Country Hills Animal Hospital. She was first hired in August of 1995, and worked full-time for seven years before taking some time off to start a family.

Stacy returned to the hospital in 2008, and has developed a special passion for laboratory work. If she can use a blood test or bacterial culture to help diagnose a pet’s ailment, she can go home happy! Stacy and her husband, Ron, have two children named Kenzie and Ryan. The family has many pets, including a dog, cat, numerous snakes, bearded dragons, a savannah monitor lizard, a blue-tongued skink, several chickens, and fish. Stacy and Ron even put on educational shows with their reptile pets, and have taught many children—and plenty of adults!—about the true beauty of reptiles.

Outside of work and family life, Stacy likes collecting coffee mugs and trying her hand at cross-stitch.

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