ABOUT US

These days a veterinary visit can mean a lot of things for a pet parent and their family member. It can cause fear, frustration, confusion, or even mistrust. But what if there were a hospital that you could walk into and feel at ease and comfortable from start to finish? When a client walks in the door at Advanced Care Veterinary Hospital we strive to provide a welcoming and educational environment to create that exact feeling for them during each and every visit. We have doctors who specialize in many species and modalities, allowing every family member to receive the care and experience that they deserve.

At Advanced Care we take pride in providing alternative and integrative care that can help and heal your pets. We work with pet parents closely to allow them to achieve optimal pet health through the balance of mind, body, and overall wellness while using both Eastern and Western medicine. We take our time with each patient while educating and allowing owners to participate in their pets care during the entire process. This allows pet parents to understand what is happening and to be guided to make the best possible choices for their family member. Our doctors and technicians are always available when questions or concerns arise.

Advanced Care also offers gold standard and up-to-date medical, surgical, and dental veterinary care as well as customized rehabilitation, chiropractic, and acupuncture services.

Advanced Care always strives to offer the best quality of care for any price range. We offer Health Plans created by our doctors that offers easy monthly payment options for pet parents. A Preventive Care Clinic is also offered once a month, where we waive the office visit so your pet can receive all of his or her yearly preventive care by their regular veterinarian at an affordable price.

Our Doctors

Advanced Care Veterinary Hospital - Dr Jennifer Patton

Jennifer Patton
DVM, CVC, CRT

Dr. Patton’s decision to pursue veterinary medicine came after she realized that while education and teaching is her passion, it is not something she could do as a career. Veterinary medicine allowed her to combine her love of animals with her love of teaching.

After she graduated from Oklahoma State University with her Doctorate, she practiced in several high volume hospitals in the Tulsa area, developing medical skills with varied case loads and growing her leadership skills.

Her interests have varied through the years, but she has always loved working dogs and training, so rehabilitation and conditioning has become her primary focus. Her own involvement with performance and sports dogs helps her to understand and communicate with client’s on a higher level.

Dr. Patton uses a combination of therapeutic exercise, supplements, herbs, medications, chiropractic care, manual therapies and state of the art equipment at ACVH to help return and keep dogs at peak levels of competition for many years.

In her spare time she enjoys training and showing her own dogs in herding, agility and competitive obedience, among other sports. If she is not at the hospital, you can almost always find her enjoying outdoor activities with her husband John, of 22 years, and their ‘fur children’, German Shepherd Rowdy, Border Collies, Dublin and Lloyd, Dutch Shepherd Neo, and Chance the silly yellow lab.

Advanced Care Veterinary Hospital - Dr Alissa Huckabay

Alissa Huckabay
DVM, CVA

Dr. Huckabay’s love of science and animals naturally led her to a lifelong passion of veterinary medicine. She worked and volunteered at a local veterinary hospital before she furthered her education at Oklahoma State University, graduating in 2016 with her Doctorate.

Dr Huckabay immediately found her home at ACVH, where she is able to create a healthy bond with each of her patients as she experiences all stages of their care with their owners.

Dr. Huckabay has a special interest in surgical procedures such as orthopedic and musculoskeletal, lacerations and mass removals. She is also very passionate about dental disease education.

Dr. Huckabay jokingly says that her hobbies include anything ‘dog’. She is active in flyball, agility, dock diving, and lure coursing, as well as training and behavior. She and her husband, Austin, stay busy with their well behaved (most of the time) circus crew, Labrador Zip, All American Dogs Riley and Quinn, Whippets Marley and Turbo, Tripod Long Hair Cat, Max, and Zulu and Zola, Sulcata Tortoises.

Advanced Care Veterinary Hospital - Dr Matt Sellers

Matt Sellers
DVM

Matthew Sellers, DVM is a graduate of Oklahoma State University Veterinary Health Sciences, where he also attended his undergraduate studies and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Agriculture through the College of Animal Science. Dr. Sellers was on the Dean's list and Presidents Honor Roll during his time at OSU. Upon graduation he began working as an associate veterinarian at APC Veterinary Hospital in Tulsa, OK. After a year of general practice, Dr. Sellers began studying acupuncture through the Chi Institute and completed the course in December of 2016.

In addition to acupuncture, Dr. Sellers enjoys surgery with a special interest in soft tissue surgery. He enjoys exotic animals as well with his favorites including reptiles, big cats, and bears. He is a veterinarian for Turpentine Creek Animal Refuge where he did an internship before veterinary school working with lions, tigers, and bears...oh my! He often refers to this experience as a life changer. While Dr. Sellers has wanted to be a veterinarian since he was seven, many aspects of how he wanted to practice were solidified at Turpentine Creek. Dr. Sellers loves snakes and lizards and feels there is no such thing as one too big.

Dr. Sellers was born in Tulsa, but moved to Phoenix as a young boy where he grew up with an older sister and his native Tulsan mother and father. He lived for the outdoors with a special affection for the water. He collected all kinds of animals from lizards and fish to birds and turtles. He grew up idolizing Steve Irwin and dreaming of a day when he could be just like him. Dr. Sellers also had a beautiful golden retriever, a parakeet, and gerbils that were actually allowed to stay in the house. Dr. Sellers moved to Ventura County, California after graduating from high school to play football and run track for Moorpark College. He also did intensive studying in animal behavior and training at the famed Exotic Animal Training and Management program at Moorpark. After receiving his associates degree, he moved back to Oklahoma to be closer to family, and pursue veterinary medicine.

While in Stillwater for undergrad, Dr. Sellers met his now wife, Kelsi, and they married soon after graduation. Dr. and Mrs. Sellers have a 3 year old son, Beckett Matthew Sellers.

Advanced Care Veterinary Hospital - Dr Phillip Adolph

Phillip Adolph
DVM

Phillip Adolph, DVM is a graduate of Oklahoma State University Veterinary Health Sciences. He also attended OSU for his undergraduate studies where he graduated with a Bachelors of Arts and Sciences in Agriculture through the College of Animal Sciences. Dr. Adolph was on the President’s Honor Roll and was a member of the OSU jazz orchestra. He joined the Advanced Care team immediately upon his graduation in 2019 after completeing 6 weeks of externships at ACVH during his 4th year of veterinary school.

Dr. Adolph was born in Tulsa, OK and lived in Okmulgee, OK for the first three years of his life before moving to Beggs, OK.  He attended the Beggs school system his entire life. While in high school he enjoyed playing golf, tennis and was a member of the Beggs High School marching and jazz bands. He has one younger sister who is a chemical engineer in Dallas, TX. 

Now that he is out of school and has a little bit of free time Dr. Adolph loves spending time with his dog, Dundie, and his numerous reptiles.

Our Staff

Advanced Care Veterinary Hospital - Justin Barrett

Justin Barrett
RVT

Justin has been with Advanced Care since July of 2015. When he was a small child, like many of us, he had to endure the loss of one of his family pets.  Since that day Justin has been passionate about helping animals and ensuring they are well taken care of. Justin has a special interest in sports medicine, OFA hips and elbows and dental procedures and extractions.

Justin and his wife, Ashleigh, have three dogs, Woodrow, Spice, and Ike.  Spice is the hardest working dog they have. Ike is their “wonder boy” because sometimes you wonder what he is doing and other times you are in wonderment of him. Lastly, Woodrow is what they like to call their terror. He is their ornery one.

Justin spends his weekends going to church, hunting, working dogs, or golfing. He also likes watching marvel movies and working with his hands out on the farm.

Advanced Care Veterinary Hospital - Abbi Keeling

Abbi Keeling
Veterinary Assistant

Abbi has been an animal lover from the start. As a child she stayed in trouble for bringing various critters in the house as “pets” and was always begging to bring home those that needed a home.  From reptiles to pocket pets, she had it all. That admiration for animals has only grown since then, fueling her decision to seek a career in the pet industry. Abbi was a dog trainer for Petco for a year before coming to Advanced Care and while she enjoyed it, she enjoys the science and fundamentals found in vet med more than she ever imagined.

Abbi’s home life is almost as pet-involved as her job, she currently shares her and her boyfriend’s home with five dogs of their own, one of which is a Blue Tick Coonhound they have hopes to be a grand champion one day. Aside from the canine companions, they have two horses and a small herd of miniature pigs. While they tend to take up most of her spare time, Abbi also enjoys getting outdoors and hiking, hunting, and fishing. 

Abbi has lived in Sapulpa her entire life and graduated from Sapulpa High School in 2016. One of her favorite things about working at ACVH is getting to provide affordable, yet exceptional vet care to her hometown and help spread awareness about proper pet care.

Tanya Sims Portrait with her pet

Tonya Sims
MBA, Practice Manager

Tonya has been an animal lover since she was a child.  Ducks, guinea pigs, hamsters and Dachshunds were early pets, but growing up watching "Lassie" on television made her want to own that beloved breed.  Adding two rough coated collies to her life introduced Tonya to the world of dog training and dog showing. She became active in local training groups and began competing in performance events in 1997.  Tonya has trained and competed in Obedience, Rally, Agility, Herding, Barn Hunt and Conformation.

She owns two dogs that have reached Hall of Fame status. Two of her collies were the first to achieve a Barn Hunt title for their breed and they were also the first dogs in Oklahoma to achieve a Barn Hunt title.  Several of her collies have worked as volunteer Therapy Dogs as well as serving as demo dogs for training classes and emergency training. Having owned dogs from sporting, hound, herding, toy, and terrier groups has helped Tonya learn more about differences between breeds and how to tailor training techniques to fit the individual dog.

Tonya first met Dr. Patton during an obedience competition where their dogs, Jackson and Dilbert became buddies.  Tonya later transitioned her pets to Dr. Patton as a client of ACVH.

Her history as a client, and her experience in Business Administration and Accounting should help her contribute to the future growth of ACVH.

Tonya stays pretty busy with dog related activities, but in her spare time she enjoys designing and creating unique hand crafted sewing projects such as crate covers and treat bags.

Kelsey Waltman Portrait

Kelsey Waltman
Receptionist

Kelsey can’t remember a time in her life when she didn’t have an animal growing up. She has always shared a love for all creatures whether it is a dog, ferret, rat or snake. This is what inspired her from a young age to pursue a career working in a veterinary clinic.

Kelsey started working as a vet tech in 2017 and prior to that she was a kennel tech. Although, Kelsey enjoys the interaction with animals in the back side of the hospital, she is using the knowledge she gained working as a technician and kennel technician to compliment the front side of our hospital at Advanced Care as a member of our outstanding team of receptionists.

Kelsey is the youngest of three children and the only girl. Kelsey’s hobbies include taking Bodhi, her devious rescue Anatolian Shepherd mix, on hikes at Osage National Park. She also has one dachshund, Tink a 9 year old, neurotic, red dapple, with a personality much bigger than her small size. Kelsey also enjoys hiking, reading, OSU Baseball and Softball, and anything Marine life.

Rylee Olson Portrait

Rylee Olson
Veterinary Assistant

Rylee was the little girl who always knew working with animals is what she would do when she grew up. Rylee interned at a Veterinary Clinic in high school and as soon as she had the opportunity she went to work at a veterinary clinic.  Her focus is mostly geared toward canine rehabilitation and massage therapy. Her goal is to continue her education to become a certified canine massage therapist.

Rylee comes from a big family. She has 9 siblings and more family members than she can count. When she is not at the clinic working with rehabilitation patients you can find her at home watching movies or working with her dogs. Hugo, the ogre, is her gorgeous St. Bernard and Heimdall is her precious pit bull puppy. Rylee also enjoys do-it-yourself activities and yoga. She is also working to get Hugo certified to be a therapy dog that she can take to nursing homes, hospitals and schools.

Heather Schaefer Portrait

Heather Schaefer
Veterinary Assistant

Originally finding her love of animals while working as a dog groomer at PetSmart
for a decade, Heather Schaefer became unable to continue her career due to the
development of carpal tunnel syndrome. However, she knew that she still wanted to
continue working with animals. This commitment to working with animals led her
to her current position as a pet specialist with Advanced Care Veterinary Hospital.

Heather’s love of animals can be seen when she is with her own pets. She currently
has three dogs named Zeus, Cheddar and Noel and a ball python named Monty. With
two boys, Ryder and Sawyer, she also enjoys spending time on family fishing trips to
catch bass in Oologah. However, she also enjoys reading classic horror books and
binge-watching Netflix whenever she has free time.

Since joining the team at Advanced Care Veterinary Hospital, Heather has found the
team to be compassionate not only to the animals that they serve but each other as
well. This has made it possible for her to continue to pursue her career while still
taking care of her boys if they become sick. As she continues her work as a Pet
Specialist, Heather is excited to be a part of the team at Advanced Care Veterinary
Hospital.

Rosalynd Hillard Portrait

Rosalynd Hillard
Veterinary Assistant

When Rosalynd was eight years old her family rescued some injured baby bunnies that they found. They took them to the veterinarian and this was the first time Rosalynd was introduced to veterinary medicine. Since that day she knew she wanted to be involved in veterinary medicine in any way possible. So, when she was old enough she started volunteering at veterinary hospitals anytime she had a chance. Advanced Care is the second clinic where Rosalynd has worked. Her special interests when it comes to veterinary medicine is wildlife rehab and avian. Rosalynd loves to be involved with laser therapy, mass removals, and of course c-sections, because who doesn’t enjoy loving on sweet new puppies.

Rosalynd comes from a military family. She has four sisters and a sweet Australian Shepherd puppy named Sora. Rosalynd enjoys exploring different destinations around Oklahoma and trying new things. She likes hiking, painting, crocheting and running 5K’s.  She claims video games are life.

Lisa White Portrait

Lisa White

Lisa believes the veterinarian field is a fun place to be a part of.  As a child who had a variety of animals, she always knew it would be a great place for her to work. Lisa is married to Dr. DeRoy White, an equine veterinarian.  Through her marriage with Dr. White she gained two “I do” children, Will and Brittany.

Lisa also has other children who are like daughters to her, Ellaine from the Philippines and Karen from Honduras. Lisa is actively involved at First United Methodist Church in downtown Tulsa where she teaches adult Sunday school classes and participates in mission trips.

Lisa’s hobbies include competing with their horses in ranch sorting, riding and showing horses, growing flowers and vegetables, jewelry making, volunteering at youth enrichment programs and shopping for houses that that need a renovation. Lisa has a golden retriever they call Maya Papaya who barks nonstop when Lisa gets home until she gets her Oravet chew. Scram Sam is their cat. Both Maya and Sam help with feeding all the horses.

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Raelynn Smith
Kennel Tech

Raelynn Smith grew up in Mounds, OK and married her High School sweetheart.  She and her husband have a beautiful 5 year daughter.  Raelynn loves working with animals and is excited about veterinary medicine.  She has a dog and a cat and a whole bunch of chickens.

In her spare time, Raelynn loves to fish, ride 4-wheelers, and enjoy the outdoors.

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Kortnie Pidcock
Receptionist / Kennel Tech

Kortnie was born and raised in Tulsa, OK.  For as long as she can remember she has always had animals.  When Kortnie was six she started riding horses and fell in love with them.  That is when she knew she wanted to have a career in the Veterinary Medicine field.

Kortnie enjoys spending her time riding horses, hiking, and spending time outdoors with her four companions, Charlie, a sweet Golden Retriever puppy, Will, a Labrador, and her two horses, Buddy and Sally.

Currently, Kortnie is a student at TCC and enrolled in an introduction to Veterinary Medicine class.  After she receives her Associates Degree she plans to transfer into the Oklahoma State University Veterinary Program.

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Raelyn Strong
Kennel Tech

Growing up Raely always loved and enjoyed helping animals, so as soon as she could she started helping out with local rescues.  Doing this Raelyn found she had a passion for this field and now is looking forward to pursuing a career in Equine Veterinary Medicine.

While in High School she participated in FFA by showing rabbits and competing in vet science.  After graduating she has been raising bottle calves.

Raelyn enjoys fishing, hanging out with her friends, riding horses, and working cattle.  She loves playing with her three canine friends, a Lab mix named Maverick, a Husky named Kaiser, and a terrier named Libby.

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Kennedi Selcer
Veterinary Assistant

Kennedi graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor’s in Animal Science and Microbiology.  After her graduation, she moved to Oregon where she pursued an internship with a wildlife rehabilitation center.  This gave Kennedi the opportunity to live on the coast and expand her knowledge of wildlife care and handling.  She plans to continue her career in animal care and hopes to one day work with exotics full time.

In her free time, Kennedi enjoys all things outdoors.  She loves to play sports and enjoys going to the mountains to ski.  She enjoys time with her three rescue dogs, Buttons, a 17 year old doxy, Harley, a 7 year old corgi terrier mix, and Karma, a 13 year old Lab.