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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.