Technician SupervisorSuzanne Emerton
Veterinary Tech School: Columbia State
Suzanne has been with VCA now for 13 years. She takes pride in providing quality care for our clients and their pets. She enjoys working with animals and taking care of them. Her current animal companions are three dogs named Biscuit, Toto and Dodo, and 6 horses named Churney, Storm, Squirt, Babe, Cummings and Renegade. In her spare time she loves riding her horses and showing them, spending time with her family, farming with her husband and going to church.
Licensed Veterinary TechnicianMarla Beason
Marla has been with VCA now for 19 years and has experience being the manager of a boat dock store. Her roles in the hospital include listening and helping those around her, reassuring clients that their pets will be taken care of and building confidence in the staff. Her current animal companions include a border collie named Tre and two tomcats named Coogie and Puss. Outside of work, she enjoys her kids, flowers, nature, church, coaching basketball and playing and helping maintain a small farm of Gelbvieh cattle.
Licensed Veterinary TechnicianJaime Cooper
Jaime has been with VCA now for 4 ½ years. She was a farmer and a logger before joining our team. She loves the challenge while working with animals and helping find out what is wrong with them. Her current animal companions include 7 horses, 6 dogs and 2 cats. She also has a 175 cow/calf farm. In her spare time she loves barrel racing and anything that pertains to horses!
Veterinary AssistantBeth Bostion
Beth has been with VCA now for 5 years. She was a technician at another Veterinary Hospital before joining us. She enjoys making sure that each pet gets the best possible care there is and loves reassuring the owners that their pet is being taken care of. Her current animal companions are Callie and Larceny, both horses, Heidi, her dog and Crosby her kitty. In her spare time, she teaches a preschool class at her church and hiking, horseback riding, reading and helping with boy scouts.
Veterinary AssistantHope Hunter
Hope worked here as a teenager and then decided to pursue a B.S. in Zoology. She has been with VCA now for a year. She loves lending a helping hand where ever needed and loves sharing her love with the animals. She has two dogs named Willow and Echo and a cat named Nico. In her free time, she loves reading, cooking, gardening and playing disc golf!
Veterinary AssistantWhitney McCratic
Whitney has been with VCA now for 3 years. She loves helping clients fulfill the care that they are seeking for their pets. Her current animal companions include 2 dogs. Her favorite breed of dog is the border collie. Outside of work, she loves hiking, spending time with family and traveling.
Veterinary AssistantCrystal West
Crystal’s experience previous to this job was an Equine tack sales associate while she was in college. She also worked as a small animal and exotic sales associate at Petsmart. She has been with VCA now for three years. Her roles in our hospital as a veterinary assistant include helping in customer service, animal care, helping our doctors or helping fellow coworkers on getting a task done. She has three dogs named Freckles, Shilo and Sadie. Outside of work, she enjoys riding and training her horses, reading, boating, spending time with family and traveling.