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Adam - Director of Operations Walnut Creek Veterinary Clinic

Adam—Director of Operations

Adam has a degree in operations management from Kansas State University. He currently manages 3 clinics, Ridgeview Animal Hospital in Omaha, Walnut Creek Veterinary Clinic in Papillion, and our newest addition to the veterinary family, Skyline Veterinary Clinic in Elkhorn. He is married to Joanne, who is the owner of Ridgeview Animal Hospital in Omaha. They have five children: Jack, Lucy, Vivien, Jay, and Eddie. Their family pets are a cat, Mellie, and a Border Collie/Shepherd mix named Tex who was rescued from a shelter in Dallas, and Angus the cattle dog, adopted from Heartland German Shepherd Rescue.

Shannon - Practice Administrator at Walnut Creek Veterinary Clinic

Shannon—Practice Administrator

Shannon is a licensed veterinary technician who graduated from NCTA and has been with us since 2001. Her technical skills are incredible! She is knowledgeable and friendly. Shannon transitioned into the administrative role in our practice in 2012.

Dr. Gaines and Shannon worked together prior to opening Walnut Creek. She has a dachshund named Stella, and her and her husband, Jay, have three sons, Gavin, Malik, and Braden. Shannon is the practice administrator for Ridgeview Animal Hospital, Walnut Creek Veterinary Clinic, and Skyline Veterinary Clinic.

Dea - Clinic Manager at Walnut Creek Veterinary Clinic

Dea—Licensed Veterinary Technician, Clinic Manager

Dea and her husband Kevin have 3 kids – Logan, 10, Emily, 8, and Adelyn who is almost 2! They also have a senior Scottie, Albert. They have 2 cats Bubba and Morgan. Dea has been a licensed vet tech since 2007 and got her degree from Vatterott College! She also has a bachelors degree in biology from UNL. She started doing administrative work with us in 2016 and became our clinic manager in 2017.

Kelly - Licensed Veterinary Technician at Walnut Creek Veterinary Clinic

Kelly—Licensed Veterinary Technician

Kelly is from Omaha, Nebraska and received her degree as a veterinary technician from Iowa Western Community College in 2015. She started her internship with us in 2014 and has been part of the team ever since! She has two dogs, Macey, a Jack Russell Terrier and Larry, a Weimaraner.

Briana - Veterinary Technician at Walnut Creek Veterinary Clinic

Briana—Licensed Veterinary Technician

Briana is a 2017 graduate of Iowa Western and received her veterinary technician degree. She has two pit bulls named Primrose and Nymeria, and a kitty named Tyrion. When she’s not studying, she enjoys spending time with her husband, building furniture, and watching Netflix.


Angela – Licensed Veterinary Technician

Angela grew up in Las Vegas, NV and she wound up here because her family lives here in Nebraska. She wanted to work in Vet Medicine since she was 11 years old. She attended the College of Southern Nevada and her first job was in a kennel in 1994. She also has a 19-year-old cat and she used to bottle feed her and her siblings. In her free time, she likes to play the violin, attending the symphony, go to the movies, the zoo, and fairs. She is also an avid gardener. She has one daughter Alexis and they love having fun and being happy.

Kelsie - Walnut Creek Veterinary Clinic

Kelsie – Licensed Veterinary Technician

Kelsie is a LVT and she started with us 2019! She graduated from Northeast Community College in December 2018. She received her license in March of 2019. Kelsie likes spending time with her boyfriend’s K9 police dog named Vigo. In her spare time she likes to read and catch up on sleep!

Alysa - Walnut Creek Veterinary Clinic

Alysa – Veterinary Technician Intern

Alysa grew up in Bellevue Nebraska, and graduated from Bellevue East High School. She has a love and passion for animals and is starting her internship here at Walnut Creek and is also attending Iowa Western Community College to pursue her vet tech degree. She has 2 dogs, an Australian Shepherd named Sasha and a Great Pyrenees named Badger! In her free time she enjoys the outdoors and going off roading with friends and family.

Michaela—Certified Veterinary Assistant

Starting her work experience with animals at our Walnut Creek Veterinary Clinic. She received a veterinary assistant certification through the Animal Behavior College and spent a little bit of time at Iowa State University. Michaela and her fiancée have a cat named Kallie and they enjoy spending nice days outside doing activities such as hiking, horseback riding, and fishing.

Alicia - Client Care Specialist at Walnut Creek Veterinary Clinic

Alicia—Client Care Specialist

Alicia was born in Denver, Colorado and grew up in southeast Iowa. She is married to Josh and they have two kids, Kolby (4) and Thea (2). They also have a Vizsla named Cooper, and two cats named Luna and Mali. She enjoys spending time with family, traveling, teaching Cooper new tricks, and the Minnesota Vikings!

Jessie M - Flex Client Care Specialist at Walnut Creek Veterinary Clinic

Jessie M—Flex Client Care Specialist

An Elkhorn native, Jessie graduated from Elkhorn South High School. Her interests include painting, listening to music, and watching The Office. Jessie has two dogs named Doc Holliday, a Beagle/Bulldog mix and Lois Lane, a pit bull mix. Jessie joined Walnut Creek Veterinary Clinic in the Summer of 2016.

Violet - Client Care Specialist at Walnut Creek Veterinary Clinic

Violet—Client Care Specialist

Violet joined the team at Walnut Creek Veterinary Clinic in the summer of 2017. She was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, spending most of her life turning her house into a menagerie. Her current partner in crime is a goofy cattle dog mix named Sophie—the two of them wreak havoc by curling up on the sofa with a good book.

Nelly – Client Care Specialist

Nelly grew up in Bellevue and ended up at the clinic by chance and decided to try something that involved her love for animals. She went to Bellevue West high school and Iowa Western Community college. After finding out culinary school wasn’t for her she realized she was more of a customer care person. She has a dog named Noel and she is a border collie mix. In her free time she likes to watch movies, read books, or playing D&D with her friends.

Stacy – Client Care Specialist

Stacy grew up in England and moved to Bellevue in 1985. She has loved animals and animal care for as long as she can remember. After reading the James Harriot Novels she had originally wanted to become a Vet. She has a dog named Chewy and he is a 9 ½ year old Chihuahua mix. He was adopted from a previous employer in Bellevue. In her free time she enjoys reading, going to the movies and spending time with her boyfriend, Mario.

Jerry – Facilities Manager

Jerry Ravnsborg grew up on a Farm where you learn to do all kinds of things. He has a BS in Business Administration and owned a manufacturing company, where he later went into technical sales of industrial automation in a three-state area. As a retiree, he enjoys living on an acreage with his wife Carol of 51 years. Their Son is Dr. BJ Ravnsborg, located at the Walnut Creek Veterinary clinic. They have a Daughter Amy in KC who is an air traffic controller. Their family has 4 grandchildren, two boys, and two girls. He enjoys working with his hands and currently provides maintenance services for Ridgeview, Walnut Creek and Skyline Clinics.