Jennifer Stalter – Hospital Manager
Jennifer is originally from Casa Grande, AZ. She comes to us after spending time in the Verde Valley where she managed a veterinary practice this past year. She played softball at the University of Texas El Paso and obtained her Bachelors of Science simultaneously. She spent a year working as a technician in Casa Grande, before returning to the University of Texas at El Paso to coach softball and earned her Master of Science. She worked full time and seasonally as a technician for 4 years before making the transition into management. She has a huge drive for patient care and customer relations. Her intentions are to continue to help Dr. Armstrong build long lasting meaningful relationships with her patients, clients, and staff.
Chelsie Hamel, Veterinary Assistant/Clinical Coordinator
Chelsie is originally from California and moved to Arizona in June of 2011. She has been a Veterinary Technician Assistant since September of 2012 and absolutely loves what she does. She has had many animals, from cats and dogs, to horses, goats and pigs since she was 6 years old. Eventually, she would like to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son, riding horses, barrel racing, playing with her animals and just being outdoors. She is currently the Clinical Coordinator/ Veterinary Technician Assistant. This is her second time working at Circle L Animal Hospital. She absolutely loves working at Circle L; it is like working with family! She can’t wait to meet you and your four legged kids 🙂
Michol Rodriguez, CVT
Michol Rodriguez has been a certified veterinary technician for 20 years and has worked in the field for over 30 years in the Prescott area. She always knew she wanted to work with animals. A true animal lover, Michol has five dogs: two Jack Russell Terriers, two rescued Australian Cattle Dogs and a rescued Corgi, along with two cats, three AQHA horses and a Miniature Donkey. She spends her spare time with her husband Richard, the critters, and traveling.
Colette Nguyen, Veterinary Assistant
Born and raised in Tennessee, Colette moved to Arizona about three years ago.
Colette began her veterinary career at Circle L Animal Hospital as a Hospital Assistant in March 2012. It was her passion for animals that initially brought her in to the veterinary field, striving to help animals and provide them with the very best possible care that she can. Colette boasts more than five years of experience, working her way through the ranks to become a Veterinary Assistant and the proud recipient of the Circle L Animal Hospital Employee of the Year for 2014, which is determined by the rest of the team. Colette is currently attending training to become a certified Rehabilitation Technician.
Her hobbies include improvement projects in and around her home as well as at Circle L Animal Hospital. She also enjoys playing ball with her Corgi/Miniature Australian Shepherd mix Chevy and, when the weather is warm, Colette can often be found spending time with her plants, enjoying the outdoors and the peace and quiet of her garden.
Kelsey Murphy, Veterinary Assistant
Kelsey Murphy was born and raised in Yavapai County as a member of a ranching family that has been in the area for many generations. Her parents moved her into the city when she was two years old and raised her with combined life values, taking her to ranches where their friends and family worked. To this day, on her days off she likes to go out to ranches to lend a hand.
Kelsey has wanted to be in the veterinary field since she was young. She loved animals especially the large animals, like the horses and cows, and of course, companion animals like dogs and cats. Her primary goal was to be in the large animal field and when Prescott Animal Hospital Equine Center gave her a job opportunity as a hospital assistant she jumped at the chance. Working there for two years, she found it to be a wonderful learning experience. When Circle L Animal Hospital called, she thought it would be another great experience. Kelsey started as a Hospital Assistant the end of 2012; and due to her great work, by March of 2013 was promoted to her current Veterinary Assistant position.
While not out at the ranches, Kelsey enjoys working horses and immersing herself in the outdoors with her partner in crime/best friend. She loves to go out shooting, hunting and going to ropings.
Sarah Ashburn, Veterinary Assistant
Sarah was born in Crescent City, California. However, she grew up in Prescott Valley, Arizona. She has been interested in the veterinary field from the time that she was a small child. Growing up in a household full of animals sparked her interest in the field as well as her passion for animals. Currently, she is a veterinary assistant at Circle L Animal Hospital, but one day she hopes to go to veterinary school so that she can become a veterinarian. She has attended the University of Arizona and has a bachelors of science degree in veterinary science. Her hobbies include long distance running, reading, and spending time with her cats.
Sarah Nelson, Veterinary Assistant
Sara was born and raised in a very small town in Northern California. While in California, she attended a Veterinary Technician program and had an internship at an animal hospital. After the internship, she was hired and worked as a Veterinary Assistant for 5 years. She moved to Yavapai County in 2016 and has been working as a Veterinary Assistant at Circle L ever since. Sara has always loved working with animals from a very young age, and when she started volunteering at animal shelters she knew she wanted to start a career in the veterinary field. Sara attends college classes at Yavapai College and loves spending time with her cat and fiancé. She has a special interest in working with cats, cattle, and pocket pets.
Hannah Fletcher, Veterinary Assistant
Hannah was born and raised in Chino Valley, Arizona. She first sparked an interest in the veterinary field when she started taking veterinary science classes in high school at AAEC- Prescott Valley. Hannah loves working with animals, and as a veterinary assistant, she gets to do what she loves. Her goal is to complete her Associates in Applied Science in Veterinary Technology and continue on to receive her certification. In her free time, Hannah rides her horse. She also enjoys hiking or anything else outdoors. Hannah is also involved in the high school ministry program at Heights Church and loves it. Hannah graduated from high school in 2015. She is currently in the second semester of the AAS Vet Tech program at Penn Foster College. Hannah started as a veterinary assistant in April of 2017, and cannot wait to see what Circle L has in store.
Lisa Jedlow, Veterinary Assistant:
Lisa is originally from Seattle Washington where she worked at her first veterinary assistant position starting in 2013. She moved to Arizona in 2014 and worked in Glendale at a Veterinary Hospital until she moved to Prescott in 2015 to attend Yavapai College’s Nursing Program. She continues to pursue a degree in nursing while working part time at Circle L. She enjoys riding her horse, hiking with her dog Zack and watching the Seattle Seahawks play football.
Boarding and Hospital Staff
Charles Caffey, Veterinary Assistant
A U.S. Army veteran, Charles was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico. However, he has lived in the Prescott area for the past seven years.
Charles has extensive experience with numerous rescue organizations, and has trained pet therapy dogs. He is currently enrolled in school to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. Charles has five dogs including Minnie the Great Dane, a Saint Bernard named Dude, Bodhi an Akita mix, a Pit mix Dozer, and a Chihuahua named Chester.
Jennifer Riggs, Boarding Attendant
An Arizona native, Jennifer was born and raised in Phoenix. She has had many different animals since she was five years old, including dogs, cats, chickens, ducks and horses. As an adult, she continued to care for animals, taking in many cats and dogs that needed a home. Jennifer decided to start working with animals for a living and went to school for veterinary assisting. She has worked with animals professionally for about 5 years and loves caring for animals. They fulfill her life and she can’t imagine doing anything else.
Collin Dean Tobin, Boarding Manager/Hospital Assistant
Collin was born in Prescott, Arizona where he continues to live.
He is Circle L Animal Hospital’s Boarding Attendant and is new to the veterinary field. He is excited to be learning new skills and enjoys making new memories with his fellow co-workers, clients and of course, the animals. His goal is to further his education by utilizing scholarships he has received to take the necessary classes to receive his Veterinary Technician Associates Degree.
Some of his accomplishments include graduating from Bradshaw Mountain High School, and bowling a perfect 300 Game at the age of sixteen! Bowling is his main hobby, but he also loves going out with family and friends to bowl and compete in tournaments locally, statewide, and nationally. Collin thoroughly enjoys meeting all the clients, their pets, and visitors that come to Circle L Animal Hospital.
Jaimee Schupbach, Client Service Representative/ Boarding Attendant
Jaimee was born in Phoenix, Arizona, she moved to the Prescott area when she was 3 years old.
She is new to the veterinary field, but she has always wanted to work in the veterinary field because she loves animals. She is going to further her education to become a veterinary technician.
She graduated from high school in 2013. When she has days off she likes to spend them with her two kids and her spouse. She has three dogs, two are pitbull mixes and one is a papillon mix.
Marsha, Client Service Representative
Marsha is a native of Arizona, born in Williams, AZ. She returned to Arizona in 2000 after spending several years in Texas and settled in Chino Valley in 2007.
Growing up she had numerous dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, horses, chickens, a goat and one skunk. Her love of animals brought her to Circle L Animal Hospital in April. She enjoys working with the clients and the patients. When she began working at the hospital, just a short time ago, she was taking a pet break; however, she now has 4 cats and enjoys hearing the thunder of paws as they race through the house and are always underfoot.
Marsha’s hobbies include reading, gardening, working on home improvement projects with her husband of 2 years. They love to travel and look forward to more travel opportunities in the future.
Marissa, Client Service Representative
Marissa is currently a Customer Service Representative team member since March 2017. Marissa has always wanted to work with people who have the same passion as she does, she is compassionate assisting with all the needs of the owner and their pet’s needs, and one day would love to have her own clinic. She has two dogs currently and plans on a big family of them. In her free time, Marissa likes to take her dogs on road trips, hiking, and to the park.