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Think you have what it takes to be part of our staff? 

Golden Valley Animal Clinic is looking for part-time help in our kennel with the chance to develop into full-time.  Weekends are required.  Duties include but are not limited to: cleaning the kennels, feeding and watering the animals, giving baths, keeping the kennel and treatment area sanitized, performing treatments on boarding animals, answering phones, and assisting the veterinarians when needed.  The position will require on-the-job training and is highly physical.  Ideal candidates possess a strong work ethic, attention to detail, compassion, and eagerness to learn new skills in veterinary medicine.  We require a background check and a urine drug screen prior to being selected for hire.  There is a 90 day probationary period to allow for employee assessment at which time we will decide whether to continue employment or terminate. Send resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Include references. No phone calls please. 

  • Haley Dingfelder
    Medical Director

    Dr. Haley Dingfelder joined Golden Valley Animal Clinic in July of 2017 as a part-time relief veterinarian.  An opportunity to join the practice on a regular basis arose at the beginning of this year and she is now employed with us full-time.  Dr. Haley graduated with her DVM from University of Missouri in 2011 and has practiced in both Missouri and Tennessee.  Her professional interests include internal medicine and management of allergies as well as preventive medicine for companion animals.  Dr. Haley also has her own ambulatory practice on a limited basis that includes caring for large animals (horses and cows) as well as small ruminants (sheep and goats).  Her personal interests include an array of outdoor activities such as kayaking, hiking, camping, fishing, shooting, horseback riding, bicycling, traveling, and riding her motorcycles.  She is pictured here with one of her motorcycles and her English Bulldog, Shelby.  She also has a cat named Schrodinger.  

  • Jamie Case

    Dr. Jamie graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017.  She lives with her husband, Scott and daughter, Ember on their farm in Cole Camp.  In their free-time they enjoy taking care of their cows and chickens and playing with their dogs, Rusty and Nelly.  Dr. Jamie started with the Golden Valley Animal Clinic team in November 2019.  Her passion is in educating and working with clients on preventative care to ensure the longest and happiest lives for their family pets.  

  • Doug Skivers

    Dr. Doug is a graduate of K-State and currently resides out by Adrian, MO. He has 2 daughters that he immensely enjoys spending time with. You can see him at the clinic just about every Tuesday and Thursday.

  • Eugene Ervin

    Dr. Ervin is a native of southwest Missouri, graduating from Bolivar High School in 1987, and did his undergraduate work at Missouri State University in Springfield. He is a 1994 graduate of the University of Missouri Veterinary Teaching Hospital. He has special interest in surgery, particularly orthopedics, along with diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of diseases and pets. Dr Ervin also works as an emergency doctor at Blue Pearl in Lee Summit. He currently lives near Leeton with his wife and five children, four cats, two dogs and three goats.

  • Katrina Zimmer
    Practice Manager

    Katrina is our practice manager and has been with the practice since April 2017.  She spent almost 20 years working in human medicine but is now following her true passion which is to work in an environment with animals every day.  Away from work Katrina enjoys all outdoor activities, spending time with her family, and spoiling her 2 dogs and 3 cats.

  • Debbie Stephens
    Office Manager

    Worked at the Golden Valley Animal Clinic since 1999. Owns 2 dogs and she enjoys quilting and doing crafts. She enjoys spending time with her 10 current grandkids and looks forward to the one on the way.

  • Lucy Cappozzoli
    Veterinary Technician

    Lucy graduated in 2018 from MCCKC-Maple Woods with an associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology.  She has been a long-time resident of Clinton, Missouri.  She has a large family including six amazing kiddos and two furr babies.  Free time is limited but she enjoys hiking, camping, and spending time with family.  Her professional interests include fear free handling, anesthesiology, radiology, dentistry, and ultrasonography.

  • Vanessa Bowles
    Veterinary Assistant

    Vanessa has worked at a vet clinic for 4 years and a dog daycare and training for 2 years and immensely loves working with animals.  Making residence in Missouri now, GVAC has decided to add her spunky personality to the staff.

  • Carmen Duren

    With her love for animals, she doesn't consider her job work, and probably spends more time outside than inside.  When she's not spending time with her critters, or family & friends, she enjoys gardening, woodworking, and BBQ.

  • Cindy Robinson
    Receptionist/ Kennel Assistant

    Cindy had been working with an equestrian practice for several years before moving to the area with her husband. She works part time as a receptionist and enjoys helping with kennel whenever possible. 

  • Mckenna Mason
    Kennel Assistant

    McKenna is a senior at Clinton High School and has been with us since November of 2019. She interns through the Clinton Technical School at the clinic during the afternoons, and is also a kennel assistant through the weekends. She owns 2 dogs and several cats. She is involved in several organizations throughout her school such as Cross Country, Track, Future Business Leaders of America, and National Honor Society. She plans to attend Drury University in Springfield this coming fall on an academic scholarship and major in Biology. After, she plans to continue onto vet school.

  • Riley Lawson
    Kennel Assistant

    Riley is currently attending high school and involved in several after school activities. She assists with kennels on weekends and is able to help assist doctors and front desk. 

  • Randall & Frack
    Greeters (clinic cats)

    This two boys are usually out roaming the clinic and getting into things. They work hard at keeping things off the counters and do a pretty good job of investigating carriers. They are all mild mannered but watch out they can be 'catty' at times.

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