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Jim Prior, Hospital Administrator
Jim is our Hospital Manager. He keeps all the bells and whistles of our hospital going.
Jim and Dr. Prior have had animal hospitals in other parts of the country. We are happy that they settled in Cody, WY and created a wonderful place to work and care for animals. Jim majored in music and is also a student of foreign languages. When he isn’t working he enjoys listening to music, spending time with his children.
Jim recently became the new owner of Wyogurt and looks forward to the new adventure ahead.
Mary Klein, Office Manager and Receptionist
Mary joined the hospital in 2009 as our morning kennel attendant. She has expanded her duties to being receptionist and the Office Manager. She is a friendly voice on the other end of the line when you call our hospital. Her duties also include being the kennel supervisor, Doggie Daycare, and assisting the technicians and doctors when the need arises.
She keeps our days busy always making sure we have work to do. Mary keeps the technicians on their toes and is always willing to help whenever and wherever it is needed.
When she isn’t at work Mary enjoys riding horses, reading, doing photography, and most importantly spending time with her grandson.
Deana Baker, Certified Veterinary Technician
Deana has worked at Lifetime Small Animal Hospital since 1991. She has an Associates of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology, as well as a B.S. and A.S. in other animal science fields. She is also a member of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians and the Wyoming Veterinary Technician Association.
Deana is the go to technician for any questions on anesthesia, animal nursing, emergency treatment and triage, laboratory evaluations, and behavior consultations.
When she isn’t at work she is spending time with her furry family. Deana has three dogs and one cat. She has done obedience competitions with numerous times with her dogs. She is very knowledgeable and the first one any of the other technicians go to when they need help.
Tessa Schmidt, Certified Veterinary Technician
Tessa served 4 years in the United States Marine Corps. After serving her country she became passionate about taking on a career as a Veterinary Technician.
Tessa joined us in September 2014 while on externship for her Veterinary Technician degree. She received her Associates of Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology in October 2014, and became a full time employee with us in November 2014. She became a CVT in April 2015. She is also the Secretary for the Wyoming Veterinary Technician Association.
Even though she loves to work with us in a small animal practice her true calling is equine. She is certified as an equine technician and is the emergency on call technician for Rocky Mountain Equine Hospital. She spends her free time with her family, riding horses, hunting, fishing, and donating her time to the local VFW Post.
RaeLynn Hatch, Certified Veterinary Technician
RaeLynn came to us from Las Vegas, NV. She started at Lifetime Small Animal Hospital in October 2014. She has an Associates of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology which she received in 2014. She became a Certified Veterinary Technician in April 2015. She is passionate about physical therapy for animals.
RaeLynn loves small animals; she has a small dog and a chinchilla of her own.
When RaeLynn isn’t treating cats and dogs she enjoys music, movies, and is a big fan of theater. She has an amazing singing voice and we hope to see her on Broadway someday.
Kathy Snyder, Receptionist
Kathy started at Lifetime Small Animal Hospital in July 2015. She is one of the friendly ladies that greats you as you walk in the front door. She has a large heart for animals and fits perfectly in the Lifetime Small Animal Hospital family
Kathy is originally from Texas but now calls Wyoming home. She has 2 Australian Shepherds and one Mastiff. Some of her hobbies are reading, sewing, and spending time with her family. She may be from Texas but she has fallen in love with our beautiful Wyoming views.
Sarah Stroud, Kennel Assistant
Sarah came to Lifetime Small Animal Hospital in October 2015. She is one of the young ladies who takes care of your pet while they are here for boarding. She has a strong passion for animals. Her furry family includes a Great Dane, a rabbit, and a hamster. Large or small she loves them all.
Sarah is a joy to have around. Her laughter can be heard throughout the hospital and always has a bright smile on her face. When she isn’t caring for the guests that stay with us at the hospital she enjoys drawing and spending time at the gym.
Autumn Wesolowski, Kennel Assistant
Autumn has been a part of Lifetime Small Animal Hospital since September 2015. She is a junior at Cody High School and one of our dedicated kennel assistants.
When she isn’t working she participates in track and Link Crew, a program guided toward leadership and welcoming incoming freshman to the high school. She also enjoys spending time with her niece, her friends, and hunting.
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