Meet the friendly staff at Cherokee Hills Veterinary Hospital!
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 by-laws, rule book and registry. In addition to Oklahoma, Dr. Prichard has been 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 the Cornish Rex breed of 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, Olive - a Selkirk Rex cat, BDubs the cat, Moxie the Schnauzer, Meg the lab, and Big Mac the horse. Often she can be found riding, gardening, baking, and home brewing award-winning beer.
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 rescues. He also has 10 labs of his own, at his Labitat!
Dr. Abbey Wesner is a local relief veterinarian, providing services at clinics all over the Oklahoma City area She obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, she practiced in Pennsylvania for several years before moving to Oklahoma. Her special interests include canine and feline ophthalmology and internal medicine, especially endocrinopathy. As a relief vet, you may not see her all the time at Cherokee Hills, but she will love and care for your pet like her own when she is here. She enjoys movies, cooking and travelling in her spare time. She happily lives in Edmond with her husband, two children, and their wonderful pets.
Jennifer King joined our team with over 20 years of experience in veterinary medicine, and as a consequence, she has had and will have many cats and dogs over the years. Her family is very important to her and they enjoy hiking when the weather is nice. She will tell you that she is a little bit country, a little bit rock and roll, and a little bit of a lot of things.
Juanita joined the Cherokee Hills Vet team in 2019, having worked in the veterinarian field since 2006. She and her husband stay very busy with their 3 kids, 3 cats and 2 dogs. Her passion is working with animals and being able to witness first-hand the healing process.
Heather has been working in veterinary medicine for over 25 years. She grew up around veterinary medicine in her childhood home, where her father owned and operated a veterinary clinic. Heather received an Associates degree in Natural Science from St. Gregory's University in 2001 and a Bachelor's degree in Biology from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2003. Her husband, son, and she spends a lot of time together and their family also supports the local art community. She is also an artist and avid podcast listener. They have two dogs, two cats, and a bearded dragon.
Bernard has been in veterinary medicine for over 5 years and received certification at the Animal Behavior College in Valencia, California. His girlfriend and he have their own menagerie of 7 dogs, 2 cats, and 4 reptiles.
Dylan has been a part of the team since 2020. He is in college with plans to become a veterinarian. While, in high school he participated in the Jr. Curator program, at OKC Zoo, assisting zoo keepers. He was also a member of The Putnam City North Symphonic Orchestra. Whenever possible he enjoys spending time with family and friends. He lives with a herd of four legged babies - 2 dogs and 3 cats.
Hannah joined the CHVH team in 2022 and is currently working towards her Vet Tech certification. Her husband and she have several cats and has a gorgeous Border Collie named Aries who competes in Fast Cat and Dock Diving and is learning how to herd sheep.
Joined the CHVH team in 2022 with previous experience as a veterinary receptionist. After being away for a time, her heart brought her back to veterinary medicine.
Pictured here with her cat, Princess.
Joined the CHVH team in 2022 with previous experience in a vet clinic and in human phlebotomy. Her family pets her realize that her heart belongs in veterinary medicine and the care of pet patients - thank you to Jackjack the Yorkie, Charlie the Goldendoodle, and Toby the Poodle mix. Outside of work she spends time with her family, taking her son to soccer, birthday parties and local parks.
Joined the CHVH team in 2021. Bailey has always wanted to fulfill her dream of working with animals. She loves meeting new owners and learning about the stories that come with them. She currently has 3 dogs of her own - Rowdy the Lab - mix, Bear the Lab, and Molly the Border Collie.
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