Panther Creek Pet Clinic's Dedicated Team
Our team of veterinary professionals is dedicated to delivering the best customer service and compassionate care to you and your pets.
Jamie Lunsford — Lead Veterinary Technician
Jamie began working at Panther Creek Pet Clinic in 2009, and has worked in the veterinary industry since 2003. She currently has five cats (Pickles, Bill, Smushie, Lil Man, and Princess Bitzy) and a small dog, Mr. Gibbs, who thinks he is a cat.
When not working, Jamie enjoys spending time with her daughter, cooking, and any outdoor activities. "The longevity in this field has been an educational journey. I would not change it for the world, as it has turned into a truly rewarding career."
Savannah Stark — Veterinary Technician
Currently a senior in high school, Savannah plans on pursing her dream of becoming a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine specializing in Exotic Animal Medicine.
Outside of work, Savannah enjoys being home with her dogs and reptiles, working out, and spending time with family and friends.
Amy Allen — Veterinary Technician
Amy joined the Panther Creek Pet Clinic team in April 2007, and has been in the veterinary industry since 1996. She has three dogs (Bailey, Missy, and Mama) and two cats (Peanut and Pookie).
In her free time, Amy enjoys cooking for her family, watching movies, and spending time with her daughter, Lucy.
Andrea LaMato — Veterinary Technician
Andrea joined Panther Creek Pet Clinic in April 2014. She has worked in the veterinary industry since 2011. Animals have always been her passion; when she was young, Andrea knew that she was destined to work with them.
Her interests outside of work include pet sitting, hiking, running, boot camp, and spending time with friends and family.
Jessica Philbrook — Veterinary Technician
Jessica began her career at Panther Creek Pet Clinic in 2015, but has been working in the veterinary industry since 2002. She has loved animals since she was a small child, and has had pets since she was a toddler. In 2006, after a year and a half of college, she decided to devote herself full-time to her family and working in the veterinary field.
Jessica currently has one dog (a rough-coated Collie name Taz) and seven cats. Her hobbies include spending time with her daughter and listening to her husband's band play.
Kelli Richards — Veterinary Technician
Kelli is originally from Michigan where she attended Grand Valley State University earning a bachelor's degree in Biology. Shortly after obtaining her degree, Kelli was offered an opportunity to pursue her love for science. Kelli relocated to Florida and spent the next 12 years as a fourth Grade Math and Science Teacher.
Sammie Thibodeaux — Veterinary Technician
Sammie, who joined Panther Creek Pet Clinic as a veterinary assistant in June 2014 and became a certified veterinary assistant (CVA) in 2010, is now a veterinary technician. She has been in the veterinary field since 2008. Sammie has been surrounded by animals her entire life. Her grandmother owned a pet boarding facility when she was younger, and she has loved animals ever since!
At home, Sammie has three crazy cool cats: Pumpkin, Nola, and Clovis. She enjoys painting, drawing, and doing anything crafty. When not working, Sammie loves to cook and spend time with family and friends.
Meagan Chambers — Veterinary Technician
Meagan has been a Veterinary Technician since 2009 and joined Panther Creek Pet Clinic in 2014. She is currently pursuing a Biology degree to become a Conservational Biologist.
Meagan shares her home with three cats: Tobias, Elphaba, and Gabriel. She also has a Pomeranian named Charles. In her spare time, Meagan plays lead guitar in an alternative rock band and also enjoys building computers and graphic design.
Deb Ineson — Customer Service Representative
Deb has had cats and/or dogs all of her life. She has volunteered for the local animal shelter as well as for the former Science Lab at Powell Elementary, where she worked with the students feeding and caring for ferrets, chinchillas, and a monkey-tailed skink, among other exotics and pocket pets.
Because of Dr. Doherty's volunteer work with the reptiles of the Science Lab, Deb became a client of our sister practice, Grogan's Mill Pet Clinic, in 1996. In 2004, she was offered a job as a customer service representative and veterinary assistant. Deb found the position an interesting change from prior employment as a litigation paralegal, a para-educator, and substitute librarian! She transferred from Grogan's Mill to Panther Creek Pet Clinic in 2007.
Sarah Gilstrap — Customer Service Representative
Sarah joined Panther Creek Pet Clinic in August 2016, and has been in the veterinary industry since 2014. She has three cats — Arya, Jinx, and Zelda.
Outside of work, Sarah loves to spend time with her two children, Gavin and Kaydence. Her hobbies include crafting, reading, watching movies, and spending time outdoors.
Kara-May Rice — Customer Service Representative
Kara-May started working at Panther Creek Pet Clinic in December 2017 after her big move from North Carolina where she lived her whole life. She has been working with fur babies since 2014 and is a dedicated Fur Mama to her Great Dane Shark-Ray.
Outside of work Kara-May enjoys spending time with her little family, kicking around a soccer ball, and taking very long naps!
Stephanie Kelly — Hospital Manager
Stephanie started working at Panther Creek Pet Clinic in November 2015. She has two adorable Shih Tzus, Buster and Scruffy. Her hobbies include reading, listening to live music, playing board games, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.