Dr. Paulette Lee-Groth : Veterinarian/ Owner
Dr. Lee received her DVM from Oklahoma State University in 1993. In 1997 she purchased her clinic here in Choctaw.She enjoys horseback riding and spending time with her grandchildren. She is the proud owner of 4 dogs and 3 horses.
Dr. Amy Green : Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Green graduated from Oklahoma State University with her Veterinary medicine degree in 2014. When she is not caring for pets at the clinic, she is spending time with her husband, four dogs and two cats. She also enjoys spending time outdoors and going to the movies. Her favorite part of working with animals is strengthening the bond between herself, her patients and their owners.
Dr. Rye Wilhite : Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Wilhite graduated from Oklahoma State University. He grew up in Frederick, Oklahoma. Dr. Wilhite is an avid fisherman, experienced outdoorsman, enjoys riding Harley’s and spending time with his wife.
Dr. Fansler : Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Fansler graduated from Oklahoma State University with her degree in veterinary medicine. Being a veterinarian has been her lifelong dream. She enjoys being a source of relief and hope for worried pets and owners. She grew up in Harrah, Oklahoma, and is excited to begin practicing closer to home. She lives with her husband, two cats, a dog, and a leopard gecko. She enjoys gardening, fishing, and traveling with her husband in her spare time.
John Groth : General Manager
John is spending most of his time behind the scenes keeping paper work, computers and other aspects of the business running. He enjoys horseback riding, fishing and golfing. He also enjoys spending time with family and his four wonderful grandchildren.
Kassie Hamlin : Practice Manager
Kassie participates in every aspect of building a strong team. She loves spending time in the water with her family, seeing live music with her wife, listening to music and podcasts, and watching her beautiful twin girls grow up. She has been in the veterinary field since 1998, and has worked for Dr. Groth since 2001.
Dawn Snellen : Registered Veterinary Technician
Dawn is a mother of 2 adult children, one boy and one girl, who have blessed her and her husband with 3 gorgeous grandbabies. She has a large array of animals including 2 dogs, one cat, 2 horses, 18 hens, and 2 roosters. In her spare time she enjoys baking, gardening, and riding horses. She loves what she does and always comes to work with a smile on her face.
Kristin Wright : Veterinary Assistant
Kristin has been a part of our veterinary team since 2008. When she is not working you will find her outdoors; hunting, and spending time with her labrador, Rex.
Payton Reynolds : Veterinary Assistant
Payton is currently in attending OSU-OKC on a full ride scholarship which she received through her involvement in the FFA program. She is studying to become a registered veterinary technician. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, and being outdoors. She loves to take long walks with her dog Oakley. Payton has been with Town and Country since September of 2020.
Savannah Tarbell : Veterinary Assistant
Savannah has been with Town and Country animal Hospital since 2020. She enjoys spending time with her friends, working out and traveling. Savannah loves learning all she can about veterinary medicine.
LaShandra “Lou Lou” Taylor : Large Animal Veterinary Assistant / Inventory Specialist
LaShandra enjoys riding horses and spending time with her nephews. She has 9 horses therefore her spare time is spent caring for them. LaShandra has been in the Veterinary field since 2005. She loves every aspect of her job and excels at each task presented.
Allison Beall : Lead Kennel Technician
Allison is currently studying to be an equine massage therapist/chiropractor. She loves working with horses at work and at home. Allison has been with Town and Country Animal Hospital since August of 2021. She plans on attending OSU in the future to become an equine veterinarian.
Jennifer Karr : Senior Kennel Technician
Jennifer Karr takes pride in rescuing dogs that are in need of loving care. She has a big heart and gives her time and energy to animals in need. She enjoys spending time with her grandchildren. She has worked at Town and Country Animal Hospital since 2008.
Amanda Brinkley : Kennel Technician
Amanda enjoys reading, writing and working out. She has a cat named, Half Moon, whom she rescued from the animal shelter and a new Lab puppy named Tosha. Amanda has a passion for Veterinary Medicine and has worked at Town and Country Animal Hospital since 2011. She always brings a lot of energy and enthusiasm for co-workers and great compassion and care for all our patients.
Kennel Technician: Mallory Hoehne
Mallory attends Choctaw Highschool while working at Town and Country Animal Hospital. She enjoys being with family, traveling and painting. It is her life long dream to attend OSU and become a forensic veterinarian and own an animal rescue.
Jeanna Dalrymple : Receptionist
Jeanna is a devoted mother of four children. She enjoys kids, animals, people, movies and food. When she gets a moment of free time she enjoys reality tv and taking naps! She has been with Town and Country Animal Hospital since September of 2018 and we anticipate that she will be with us quite some time. Jeanna is an asset to our team.
Rissa Lapach : Receptionist
Rissa enjoys gardening, hiking and kayaking. She has tow rescue dogs, Ellie, a lab mix and Batman who is a doberman and she loves spending as much time as possible with them. She has been married to her amazing husband for 31 years and they have two sons together and one grandson. Rissa has been with Town and Country Hospital since 2021.
Elliot : Clinic Mascot
Elliot arrived at our clinic for puppy shots one day and our team could not resist his one floppy ear. He has since become famous on our Facebook page. He keeps a smile on our faces even when times are rough.