St. Bethlehem Animal Clinic's Talented Staff

Kathryn Whitford

Kathryn WhitfordKathryn has been a loyal member of the St. Bethlehem staff since 1990. She works as the Staff Supervisor and Client Service Coordinator to ensure that both personnel and clients remain satisfied with St. Bethlehem's services. Prior to her work at St. Bethlehem, Kathryn worked as the Manager of the first separate kennel and grooming facility in Clarksville for over ten years.

Kathryn owns a Standard Poodle named Ethel and five cats, two of which are Siamese. Kathryn is also part of the Kitten Adoption Program run through the clinic. When she isn't working, Kathryn likes to do landscape, read, and travel.

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Kristy Dalton

Kathryn WhitfordKristy is a Veterinary Assistant and self-described Jack-of-all-trades – from surgical assistance and handling aggressive pets to client education and public relations matters. She has been with the hospital since 1996, and finds that her favorite part of the job is helping treat pets and watching them become reunited with their owners after successful procedures. She also loves the personal atmosphere of the clinic, where "we are all family," as well as the hospital's commitment to the Love At First Sight Kitten Adoption Program.

In addition to her three dogs, Sand Boa snake, and ten cats, Kristy also fosters dogs for the Montgomery County Friends of The Animal Shelter, and takes in strays and abandoned pets from the apartments her husband supervises when owners leave town without leaving them with proper food and water.

When she is away from the hospital, Kristy is involved with her kid's baseball and soccer, and likes to fish and play with the horses at the barn behind her house with her family.

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Angelica Amicucci

Kathryn WhitfordAngelica is a Veterinary Nurse who joined the team in August of 2011. In describing her experience so far, she states that the staff at St. Bethlehem "is extremely proficient and fun to be around…and the animal clinic stays very busy, which I love."

She is currently enrolled at Austin Peay State University where she is obtaining her Bachelor's degree in Animal Science and minor in Biology. Angelica plans to apply for Veterinary School upon graduation. Before joining the staff, Angelica worked as a student assistant at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine Pharmacology Lab from 2009-2011, and in the Anatomy Lab from January to May of 2010.

Angelica has two cats named Daisy and Annie, and a ten-year old Wheaten Terrier named Luci. She is a self-described music fanatic and enjoys baking, exercising, dancing, watching movies, and social networking.

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Donna "Jean" Dodson

Jean began her career in the pet care industry in 2004 at St. Bethlehem, where she is currently a part-time receptionist. Jean states that the "Doctors at the clinic are great employers and really go out of their way to help clients and employees."

Jean owns a Jack Russell and Chihuahua mix named Jack who she took in as a stray.

Jean holds a Bachelor of Business in Accounting, and enjoys attending her bible study classes and working as the treasurer of her church. She also likes reading, gardening, crocheting, cross-stitching, walking at the Clarksville Greenway, and most of all, spending time with her husband, children, and grandchildren.

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Traci Wilson

Traci WilsonTraci joined the team in 2007 as a receptionist. Her favorite part of the job is the sense of teamwork at the clinic, and meeting new clients and their pets.

Traci owns a Cocker mix named Max, a Dachshund named Bella, and a cat named Katie. When she isn't at work, Traci spends most of her time with her children and being involved with their sports and school activities.

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Lori Rye

Lori RyeLori has worked as a receptionist at St. Bethlehem Animal Clinic since 2010. Prior to joining the team, Lori worked at a boarding and grooming facility for five years. She has always loved animals and "loves meeting all the new pets that come in to the clinic."

Lori owns many animals, most of which are rescues, including a Husky, Dalmation, Poodle, Chihuahua mixes, Terrier mixes, and several cats. In her time out of the hospital, she loves going on walks with her dogs and spending time with her family.

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