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 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—Licensed Veterinary Technician, Clinic Manager
Dea and her husband Kevin have 3 kids – Logan, 8, Emily, 6, and Adelyn who is almost 1! They also have 2 senior Scotties, Albert, and Mcgee. 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 this past year in 2017.
Sarah received her degree from Vatterott College in Omaha. She is married to Ketrick and resides in Glenwood, Iowa with their adorable son, Keaden. They have three dogs, Diesel, a Rottweiler, Angel, a cute little Maltese-mix rescue that needed open-heart surgery, and Annie, a Pomeranian, who is also a rescue dog and follows Angel like a shadow. Sarah also has two cats, Squeak and Little Mew.
Megan J—Licensed Veterinary Technician
Megan joined our team at Walnut Veterinary Clinic right before the new year and brought with her not only her friendly smile but also a wide skill set she acquired during her time at Vatterott College. Megan and her husband, Daniel, have four dogs—Cooper, a Golden Retriever, Gunnar, a German Shorthair Pointer, Little One, a Yorkie mix, and Drake, a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon. Megan also has a passion for horses and owns one herself—his name is Fred, a handsome Palomino Quarter horse.
Jess comes to us from Salt Lake City, Utah. She is a Vatterott graduate from the 2015 spring class and is a great addition to Walnut Creek Veterinary Clinic due to her knowledge and background with animals. Jess and her husband, Fernando, have two Siberian Huskies named Lobo and Luna, who they enjoy taking out for long walks.
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.
Kerry—Licensed Veterinary Technician
Kerry joined Walnut Creek Veterinary Clinic in March of 2017. She has been a licensed technician since 2005 and brings with her a lot of experience. Kerry and her son, Aiden, share their home with a wide variety of pets. They have a pack of rescued dogs and cats and a tortoise and two bunnies, Snips and Captain Rex.
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!
Brandi—Client Care Specialist
Chelsea—Client Care Specialist
Chelsea joined us in the summer of 2016. An Omaha, Nebraska native who graduated from Skutt High School, Chelsea enjoys her time in the outdoors pursuing activities such as hiking, going to the beach, and building a warm fire to cuddle next to during the cold. She currently has no pets but is looking to fill that spot next to her on her hikes.
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.
Michaela—Certified Veterinary Assistant
Starting her work experience with animals at our Walnut Creek Veterinary Clinic, Michaela is one of our newest team additions. 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 fiancee have a cat named Kallie and they enjoy spending nice days outside doing activities such as hiking, horseback riding, and fishing.
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.
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.