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Meet the friendly staff at Cherokee Hills Veterinary Hospital!

  • Dr.
    Deborah Prichard
    Deborah (Debbie) Heron Prichard, DVM, is a 1992 graduate of the Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine. After working in emergency and critical care for a few years she completed an emergency critical care residency in Texas. Dr. Prichard is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society, Cat Fanciers’ Association, and the American Paint Horse Association. She is also a founding lifetime member of the Gypsy Horse Registry of America, where she assisted in establishing the bylaws, rule book and the registry. In addition to Oklahoma, Dr. Prichard is licensed to practice veterinary medicine in Alaska, California, Oklahoma and Texas. Dr. Prichard grew up showing horses and POA ponies throughout the United States and since 1982, she has also shown Cornish Rex cats. An accomplished pastry chef, Dr. Prichard has standing orders for OSU and OU tailgating cakes. Dr. Prichard shares her home with her husband Marc, two Cornish Rex cats, Pistol Pete and CC, a Schnauzer named Moxie, and a five-year-old paint horse, Big Mac. Often she can be found riding, gardening, baking, and perfecting her photography skills.
  • Dr.
    Jim Lee
    Dr. Jim Lee is a 1986 graduate of the Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He began practice at the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Hospital in Oklahoma City. He has also been involved as an adjunct faculty member at Oklahoma City University and Oklahoma State University, teaching in the areas of anatomy, behavior, pharmacology, and pathology. He has served in numerous capacities of the Central Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Association, and is a member of the OSU Veterinary Technician Accreditation Committee. He is a member of the Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Society, the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Lee served several terms on the Oklahoma Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners. He also served as an onsite veterinarian requested by the FBI to assist in care of search and rescue dogs working at the site of the 1995 Murrah Building bombing. Dr. Lee is an avid scuba diver and bicyclist and has completed the 'Hotter than Hell' endurance bicycle ride several times. Dr. Lee is actively involved in both Labrador and Greyhound rescue.
  • Danielle Jones
    Registered Veterinary Technician
    Danielle began working in the veterinary field when she was 16 years old and realized her passion was working with animals. She then pursued her passion and graduated from Colby Community College in Kansas in 2013 with her veterinary technician degree. She worked in Colorado before moving to Oklahoma. Danielle worked in emergency care before coming to work as head registered veterinary technician at Cherokee Hills. Danielle is married and enjoys eating, sleeping, kayaking and cats. Danielle has four 4-legged kids and a fish; Mavis, the bloodhound, Ace, the aussie mix, Helga and Mr. Moo the cats and a beta fish named Chin Le.
  • Penelope Grider
    Registered Veterinary Technician
    Graduating from Heritage College with an associate degree in Occupational Studies Veterinary Technician, Penelope became a registered Veterinary Technician in 2016. She first began her career in the veterinary field in emergency care after graduation and then joined our team. Penelope is married and has 2 children, Trinity and Jocelyn. She also is mom to three 4-legged children; a golden retriever mix named Addy, pointer mix named Pepper and a golden puppy named Poppy. Penelope also has a culinary degree and enjoys to cook as well. Her hobbies include cooking, reading and spending time with her family.
  • Kaycie White
    Kennel Assistant
    Kaycie is the newest member that has joined the Cherokee Hills team in 2017. Being a recent graduate from High School, she is currently enrolled in classes at Rose State College to follow her dream of becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician. Kaycie has always had a passion for animals since she was young, living in the country, rehabilitating any and all animals that may have been abandon or found their way to her. She is also an active volunteer at the Bella Foundation, where she volunteers every Saturday and any other free time she may find between her work and studies.
  • Cynthia Schmidt
    Cynthia bean working in veterinary medicine at the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care hospital in 2010. She fell in love with helping animals and has been working with them ever since. When she is not at work, she enjoys teaching ballet to toddlers, reading, and snuggling with her cat, Johnny Blaze.
  • Amanda Duddington
    Veterinary Assistant
    Amanda joined Cherokee Hills in 2017 only 2 weeks after moving to Oklahoma. She grew up on a farm with a large variety of animals, which led her to pursue a career in animal science. Living in the country she would find abandoned dogs, bring them home, train and rehome them. During middle school and high school she would shadowed local veterinarians and volunteered at the animal shelter. Amanda is currently in school, pursuing her college degree to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. She is also taking additional courses in Spanish and photography courses as well. She is newly married to her husband, Dalton. In her spare time she enjoys tennis, fishing, hiking and finding new places to eat with her husband. Amanda, also enjoys spending time with her two fur babies, Ein and Koa.

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