Raiden the Cat wrangler!! Tommy Hilfiger never bucked once.
Richard Filbert, Office Manager
Richard has been working for Shawnee Animal Hospital since the summer of 2012. His family has been clients of ours for quite some time. He graduated from Seminole State College with an Associates in Criminal Justice. He will be attending Oklahoma Christian University to further his education in Law. His dog Blaze that is his right hand man and loves to come to work with him. Richard has many interest such as fishing, video games, reading, bowling, and hanging out with friends and family.
Becky Bell, Receptionist
Becky has been working for SAH since May 2012, She enjoys riding horses along with being married with 2 children. She was raised in Arizona and has been a transplant of Oklahoma since 1998. She had been a customer of Shawnee Animal Hospital since moving to Oklahoma and now works to help take the utmost care of your animals. She has and is continuing to further her education in business & administration management.
Laura Has worked with Shawnee Animal Hospital as a Large Animal Assistant for 10 years. She has worked with Large animal since she was 11 years old. She was born in New York and moved to Oklahoma 11 years ago. She lives in the country with her husband and 7 year old son Jacob, where they raise Registered Cattle and Barrel horses. She enjoys barrel racing, fishing, spending time with her family, and taking care of her animals.
Mandy has an abundance of experience in veterinary assistance and animal husbandry. She is a country girl who works hard and has 3 children. She helps her husband on the family farm after her job at Shawnee Animal Hospital. Mandy goes above and beyond her job to make her co-workers and patients appreciate her dedication to quality medicine----and good cooking abilities-- which she generously shares.
Rylee Steward- Assistant
Rylee has worked at Shawnee Animal Hospital for a number of years helping Uncle Mike and Aunt Gay. She has been a barrel racer since the age of six. She is attending OSU to obtain a degree in Animal Science. She helps her parents on their Angus farm along with her three sisters and has shown cattle for 8 years. Her parents are Tim and Vicki, who own Steward Propane.
Donna Fish, Receptionist
Donna and husband Gerald own a horse farm and raise miniature Aussies. Donna has worked in the nursing care business as an administrator for a number of years and serves on the Meeker Roundup Club in various positions. Animals are a joy to her and her family.
Getting ready for dance, but first a selfie with Pop. (Raiden's getting ready- not Pop!).
Lorraine Bean, Kennel Staff
Lorraine was raised in Beaver Falls, Penn. She is married to Larry Bean and they have been together for 18 1/2 years. She was nick named "Ellie May Clampet" growing up, always "messing with" a critter or two. She loves her job taking care of all of the boarders and hospitalized patients. You will never be disappointed leaving your animals here because she is one of the best caretakers ever!
Kim Carver, Treatment Supervisor
Kim has been a nurse for over 20 years. She lives in Seminole, Oklahoma. She enjoys Barrel Racing and Breakaway + Team Roping. She also enjoys spending her free time with her friends and family. Her mother Sandi Carver is a 7 time World Champion Barrel Racer. Kim and her family have been clients of Shawnee Animal Hospital for over 30 years. She came to work for Shawnee Animal Hospital in the summer of 2012.
Gail Loman, Surgical Supervisor
Gail was the Salutatorian of the class of 2004 of Maud, Oklahoma. She also received her Associates Degree in Life Sciences at Seminole State College. She also attended OSU to study Animal Science. She has worked at Shawnee Animal Hospital since April 2005. Her hobbies include, PC/ console gaming, movies, horse back riding, hanging out with friends, playing with her Bengal Cat named Isis and caring for the great variety of animals at Shawnee Animal Hospital.
medically retired Linda has worked at Shawnee Animal Hospital since 1988. Prior to that time, she worked at clinics in Mississippi and Tennessee for a total of 36 years in the business. Linda lives on a farm in Shawnee with her husband of many years, (Phil). She has 3 French Bulldogs as her canine family.(Ginger, Murphy & Kevin) They also have 7 horses, about 18 head of cattle, 2 goats, Woodrow the cat, Hombre the 53 year old parrot and an assortment of farm poultry. She has 2 human children and one beautiful grand daughter. All of her family lives in the Shawnee area.
Billie Jo Sing, Kennel Staff
Billie Jo was born in shawnee and raised in Macomb, Ok. She has always been an animal lover and was raised on a small farm, where she still resides with her boyfriend of 8 years along with numerous furry friends. Her hobbies include trail riding, ranch sorting, reading, hunting, running 5k's, going to the gym and just working out on the farm. In 2007 she graduated from the Purcell Horseshoeing School and has been a farrier part-time for 8 years now, while also working full time for the City of Shawnee since 2000. She enjoys caring for animals of all shapes and sizes and treats each one as if it were her own. Billie Jo has been employed at Shawnee Animal Hospital since 2011.
Cornbread is only one of the exotics we treat.
Mandy Rodenberger, Vet Assistant
Raiden Layne - THE BOSS
-daughter of Holly Mylnek
-worked at hospital since birth
-Granddaughter of Philip Mylnek,
Mike (Pops) and Gay (GiGi) Steward, and
Carl (Papa Carl) and Sherry (Mema) Straka
-offers second opinion while on Pops shoulders
-sings, dances, instructs-trains adults, checks cows
Gay and Mike at the Blarney Stone, Ireland
Taylor Batchelor. - receptionist
Taylor has worked as an assistant at the hospital handling various duties and has been utilized as a receptionist to greet clients and handle medical records. Taylor has two children Riley and Tatum she enjoys with husband Justin. They have a variety of pets including barrel horses. Taylor's mother, Kim, has worked at SAH since 2012. Taylor has worked in the human medical field prior to coming to SAH.
Guinea pigs are always a welcome sight for Raiden.
Laura Atkinson, Vet Assistant
Baby foals are such a joy to watch and interact with.
Bosses having an office meeting.
Britta Smith, Veterinary Student
Britta was raised in Harrah with a variety of animals acting as integral parts of her family. She currently is a student at OSU School of Veterinary Medicine -pursuing a career in veterinary medicine.
She has worked at Shawnee Animal Hospital since 2012 and at Deercreek Veterinary Clinic prior to that. Her mother is a school teacher and father is in the funeral home business.
A complete physical exam is vital.
Jami Mathis, Receptionist
Jami is a graduate from Wetumka HS and plans to pursue a college degree soon. She is not yet sure what she wants to study. She came to Shawnee Animal Hospital in the Fall of 2015 and loves her job. She has loved animals all her life and loves to work with them on a daily basis. In her spare time she likes to spend time with her friends and family.
Alex Simpson, DVM
Alex has been a valued employee since his early teens is now employed at the hospital as a veterinarian. His family lives in Prague where they raise and race Thoroughbred racehorses. He received his DVM degree from Oklahoma State University and studied in Ireland on world renown Stud Farms. He enjoys all aspects of the mixed animal veterinary practice, but enjoys the physical aspects of large animal practice.
Micheal L. Steward, DVM, APF
1979- Graduate Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
Phi Beta Kappa
1976- BS Animal Science, OSU
1979- present- Veterinarian (owner) Shawnee Animal Hospital
Mixed practice (established 1942) primarily Equine responsibilities
1971- National 4-H Winner- Agriculture, 4-H State Winner, FFA State Farmer Degree Graduate- Dale High School, Dale, Okla. On call Veterinarian –National Youth Finals Rodeo- 3 years
On call Veterinarian- International Youth Finals Rodeo- 13 year
On call Veterinarian- Triangle Horse Sale- 27 years
Alice Gay Steward (Wife) share in owning and training race horses, raising beef (show) cattle
She actively supports youth sports, 4-H, and FFA programs.
Incorporates innovative farming and ranching practices promoting conservation/ stewardship of the land.
Member- American Veterinarian Medical Association
American Association of Equine Practitioners
Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Association (inventor of the Wooden Shoe (aka Steward Clog)
member American Association of Professional Farriers Association
Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association
2002- Bluegrass Laminitis Symposium, Louisville, Ky.- How to construct and apply the Wooden Shoe for Treating Acute and Chronic Laminitis
2003 -AAEP Annual Convention- New Orleans, La.-(main ballroom)- How to Construct and Apply the Wooden Shoe (Steward Clog) to enhance healing in Acute and Chronic Laminitis of the Equine.
2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009- International Hoof Summit-(Cinn. Ohio)-The use of the wooden shoe (Steward Clog) to treat laminitis in the horse. Round table discussions. The science behind the Wooden Shoe in treating Equine Laminitis.
2007- AAEP Annual Convention- Orlando, Fla. (co-author) How to Construct and Apply the Wooden Shoe to treat Three Manifestations of Chronic Laminitis
2009- AAEP Convention –Las Vegas, Nevada, -round table discussion on the Wooden Shoe
2009- International Equine Laminitis Symposium, West Palm Beach Fla.- How to Mechanically Manage Acute and Chronic Laminitis. The science behind the use of the Wooden Shoe in treating Laminitis.
2007- Oakencroft Equine Veterinary Hospital, New York – Vet/ Farrier Hoof Conference
2008- Southern California Hoof Conference, San Diego, Calif., The use of the Steward Clog in treating Laminitis.
2005-2009- London, England, Stubbekobing, Denmark, Chihuahua City, Mexico, Berlin, Germany- (International) Veterinary / Farrier Educational conferences on the use of the Wooden Shoe to treat Laminitis.
2010- Michigan Veterinary Assoc. Educational Conf.(MSU Lansing, Michigan)- Use of the Wooden Shoe in Laminitis Treatment.
2010- Cedarcrest Equine Clinic Seminar and free Wet Lab (Girl Scout horses)- Athens, Texas- Dr. Steve Hicks.
2010- Oakencroft Equine Veterinary Hospital, New York- Vet Farrier Conference, Dr. Rick Lesser
2011- International Equine Laminitis Conference- Colorado Springs, Colorado. The Various uses of the Steward Clog.
2011- Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, Farrier’s Conference. Practical applications of the wooden shoe (Steward Clog) in hoof rehabilitation.
2012- Ohio State University- student equine club, The various uses of the Steward Clog in hoof rehabilitation.
2012- International Hoof Summit, Cinn. Ohio,- round table discussion group- Hoof Rehabilitation.
Magazine Articles- Speedhorse, America’s Horse, Quarterhorse Racing Journal, Thoroughbred Time, American Farriers Journal, Holistic Horse, etc.Educational Article contributor- American Farrier Journal (numerous articles)
- European Farriers Journal (numerous articles)
- Equine Veterinary Education (EVE) 2010 Contributing (chapter editor)
- Veterinary Clinics of North America- Equine Practice (The Use of the Wooden Shoe (Steward Clog) in Treating Laminitis)Advisory boards- American Farriers Journal. Therapeutic Riding Center, St. Gregory’s University.
- Werkman Lecture- Broimsgrove, England, The therapeutic benefits of hoof rehabilitation using the biomechanics of the wooden shoe (Steward Clog). Aug. 2015
- NEAAEP Vet/ Farrier Conference, Pittsburg, Pa. Casting the hoof for rehabilitation , Sept. 2015
2009- International Equine Veterinary Hall of Fame- awarded at the International Hoof Summit- in Cinn. Ohio.
2010- Outstanding Presentation Award, American Farrier Journal, Ohio