Our Careteam

Rachel Oldham

Veterinary Technician

Rachel grew up in Norman with her parents, older sister, and the family pets. Animal care was a natural part of life from day one—by the time Rachel had decided that she’d like to work in the medical field, the choice was obvious. Veterinary medicine was the path for her! She’s now a Licensed Veterinary Technician and has been a part of the clinic family since January of 2016.

Rachel started working for a veterinary hospital in 2010 while attending Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City to study veterinary technology. She graduated in 2012 as a Licensed Veterinary Technician and started working in the area shortly afterward. In 2015, Rachel decided to move to a more rural area and started working under Dr. Wright at a clinic in Purcell. When Dr. Wright became the owner of Silver Leaf Animal Hospital the next year, Rachel was more than happy to join the team! She particularly enjoys the fast-paced nature of emergency medicine, and she’s also fond of drawing blood and examining samples under the microscope.

When she isn’t caring for pets here at the hospital or relaxing with a good book, Rachel can be found spending quality time with her family. She lives in Norman with her husband, Colby, who works as a paramedic in Oklahoma City, as well as their son Blake. The family has a pair of long-haired dachshunds, Madison and Zoe, as well as two cats who go by Eva and Lady Matilda Rose.

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Jennifer Richmond

Veterinary Assistant

Jennifer was the child who, at only five years of age, would beg her father to take her to the stockyards in hopes that she could bring home a duck or rabbit. As she got older, her passion for animals only grew. By the time Jennifer was taking her own pets to the local veterinarian’s office for care, her mind was made up: she wanted to become a veterinary professional herself!

Jennifer grew up here in Moore and earned her Associate’s degree from Rose State College. It was during her college years that she secured her first job in a veterinarian’s office—that office was here at Silver Leaf Animal Hospital! Jennifer has been a part of the clinic family since March of 2001, and serves the area’s pets and animal parents as a Veterinary Assistant.

Jennifer and her husband, Beau, have three young girls: twins Coley and Tenley as well as their youngest, Presley. The family stays busy with the twins’ sports games, and Jennifer also enjoys participating in church activities and cheering on the University of Alabama’s Crimson Tide.

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Skye Housley

Veterinary Technician

Skye is a Moore native and grew up with a natural affinity for animals. For her, the choice was obvious: why not help others while enjoying a challenging and fulfilling career in veterinary medicine? Now, Skye is happy to serve as a Veterinary Technician here at Silver Leaf Animal Hospital!

Skye attended Heritage College in 2014 to study veterinary technology, working as a Kennel Technician during her studies to gain real-world experience. She completed an internship at the Oklahoma City Humane Society’s in-house clinic before graduating in 2016 and joining the Silver Leaf Animal Hospital family that April. Skye has particular interests in laboratory work, taking X-rays, helping with surgeries, and performing dental procedures.

Aside from her interests in the world of animal medicine, Skye likes knitting, reading, cooking and trying out new foods, and relaxing at home with her pets. She owns two cats: Jasper is a grey-and-white domestic shorthair whose favorite pastime is sleeping; Bella the calico enjoys being naughty and taunting her brother at every turn.

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Emily Robinson

Veterinary Assistant, Receptionist

Emily had adored animals all her life, but always wondered whether or not she’d be too squeamish to work in the medical side of pet care. When she started out in the veterinary field as a receptionist and started helping hands-on with procedures, her doubts vanished—Emily quickly realized that she’d found her passion!

Emily is a native of Norman and first signed on at a clinic there while earning her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Oklahoma. It wasn’t long before she started receiving cross-training to become a Veterinary Assistant. Next, Emily joined the team here at Silver Leaf Animal Hospital in early 2016 after being recruited by a former co-worker (the hospital’s very own Rachel!). Medically, she likes examining samples under the microscope and also enjoys the challenge of placing catheters. Most of all, Emily loves getting to know the area’s animal companions and pet parents on a daily basis.

In her time away from work, Emily enjoys reading good books, cooking and baking, and spending time with her family and pets at home. She and her boyfriend, Ben, live in Norman with two dogs—Taco, who sneezes when he gets too excited, and floppy-eared Toby—as well as a large brown tabby cat named Grendel and a food-loving orange tabby who goes by Bill.

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Sandi McLennan

Receptionist

Sandi previously worked in the insurance industry for many years, but started to feel a bit burnt out. When the opportunity arose for her to help run a veterinary clinic, she had a thought: why not combine her skills in customer service with her lifelong passion for pets? Sandi hasn’t looked back since! She’s happy to now serve pets and their loving owners as a member of the Silver Leaf Animal Hospital family.

Sandi grew up as the oldest of five children in Oklahoma City. She began her veterinary journey at a clinic in Florida, then moved back to Oklahoma with her family and took an office job. It wasn’t long before she started to miss the veterinary world! Sandi signed on at another clinic before joining the Silver Leaf Animal Hospital in February of 2017. She makes it her mission every day to keep each and every visitor to the clinic happy and comfortable, whether they have four legs or just two!

Outside of work, Sandi enjoys gardening, playing the piano, spending quality time with her grandchildren, and doting on her cats. She lives with three feline friends, all named thanks to the musical tastes of Sandi’s husband: Ayecee the Himalayan, a black cat named Slash, and an orange tabby who goes by Jagger.

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Ashely Friedline

Kennel Technician

Ashely has known that she wanted to work with animals ever since she was in kindergarten. It was then that she rescued a kitten out of an empty pool, bottle-feeding the little creature and nursing it back to full health with the help of her mother. Watching the kitten grow into a healthy adult cat is what convinced Ashely to pursue her dream!

An Oklahoma City native, Ashely began her professional animal-care career in 2016, when she signed on as a member of a doggy daycare and boarding facility. In March of 2017, she jumped at the opportunity to serve pets here at Silver Leaf Animal Hospital, and plans on pursuing her degree in veterinary technology in the very near future!

Much of Ashely’s time outside of work is spent with her family. She and her husband have five wonderful children: McKenzie, Camron, Conner, Caleb, and Makayla. The family also lives with two dogs, Batman and Robyn; a pair of cats who go by Suki and Noah; and two loveable guinea pigs named Rhino and Clairy.

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Cheryl Kyle

Kennel Technician

Cheryl has had a rapport with animals her whole life—she often jokes that she’s part dog herself! For her, being able to tend to the needs of pets every day is a dream come true. Cheryl serves as one of Silver Leaf Animal Hospital’s Kennel Technicians.

Cheryl was born in Kansas City, Missouri but moved to Oklahoma with her family at the age of 10. She was only 17 when she began helping a friend at her dog-grooming business; Cheryl’s fate was sealed ever since. After taking some time off to raise her children, she returned to the grooming field at a salon in Moore, Oklahoma before joining the Silver Leaf Animal Hospital team in October of 2001. Cheryl has been a member of the hospital family ever since! Her favorite parts of the job are doting on the clinic’s boarding pets and enticing them to eat their dinner.

Most of Cheryl’s free time is spent with her family. She lives with a house full of three children and six wonderful grandchildren—that many crawling babies and mischievous toddlers in the home always amounts to something memorable!

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Dianna Coupe

Pet Groomer

Dianna finds working hands-on with animals to be not only greatly rewarding, but therapeutic. Making a beloved pet look and feel their best is something she’ll never tire of! In total, Dianna has been a veterinary professional for more than 30 years, and she’s happy to serve the pets and animal owners of the area as Silver Leaf Animal Hospital’s resident groomer.

Dianna is an Oklahoma City native, but has also lived and worked in Florida and Texas. She moved back to this area in 2013 and joined the Silver Leaf Animal Hospital family the following year. She’s been a member of the clinic team ever since!

In her spare time, Dianna enjoys exploring garage and estate sales to find unusual treasures, trying her luck at the casino, and doting on her on pets at home. She lives with two dogs: Bonnie enjoys chasing squirrels and rabbits in the yard, and Ollie the Bischon Frise likes to take naps whenever possible.

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