The staff of the Animal Care Clinic is a unique collection of talents, abilities and personalities who share three important qualities:
- We absolutely adore pets… ours and yours!
- We absolutely love what we do, and derive great satisfaction from our work.
- And finally, we are absolutely determined to be the very best in our field at what we do.
Dr. Alison Barulich
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Joined the team: July 2013
Pets: 2 mixed breed dogs (Nutmeg & Stanley), 3 3/4 cats ( Winston, Sheldon, Leonard, and Hope the 3-legged/1-eyed diva), 1 entertaining cockatoo (Peanut), and a small flock of hilarious chickens
Hobbies: trail running and hiking with the dogs, cycling, yoga, kayaking
Favorite thing about the job: Having the opportunity to help our clients improve their pet’s quality of life through education and offering the best preventative care available.
Did you know? Dr. Alison once completed a bicycle tour around Prince Edward Island in Canada.
Joined the team: August 1996
Pets: 3 cats (Kato, Holly, & Leo) and 1 dog (Cocoa)
Hobbies: Spending time with my husband and son, family walks, and swimming with our dog.
Favorite thing about the job: Playing with the pets (especially those who are eager/excited to see us), reuniting worried owners with their pets after a medical crisis, putting owners at ease regarding their animal and surgery/sedation, and our awesome staff retreats
Did you know? Misha used to live in Alaska.
Client Services Supervisor
Joined Team: May 2011
Pets: Daisy, an 8 year old Heinz 57 shelter hybrid, and Little Fluff, the 6 year old Domestic Longhair Diva
Hobbies: professional dancing and dance instruction, playing oboe, piano and singing, being a ninja mom
Favorite thing about the job: Getting to work next to amazing people, who are like my second family. Getting to know the clients and their pets, and being able to be there for them during sad and joyous times.
Did you know? Amanda has a degree in Dance Performance from Oklahoma City University and has danced in many shows around Branson.
Lacie Foltz, RVT
Registered Veterinary Nurse
Joined Team: September 2014
Pets: 2 dogs (Cricket, Buddha), 2 cats (Felix, Little D), a baby African grey parrot (Alfie), a gecko (Phoenix), and a group of Cichlid fish
Hobbies: Camping, swimming, canoeing, spending time with family
Favorite thing about the job: Interacting with our wonderful clients and their pets. “We have the nicest clients!“
Did you know? Although Lacie has a fear of heights, as 5 years old she was the youngest ever bungee-jumper at the county fair.
Client Services Specialist
Joined the team: August 2016
Pets: 3 dogs (Kody, Eden, & Maverick), 3 cats (Elsa, Emma, & Sammy Samerson), 1 horse (Raina)
Hobbies: baking, crafts, antiquing, and reading
Favorite thing about the job: getting to meet so many furry friends!
Did you know? Gina LOVES cruises, is a licensed Cosmetologist, and worked in education as a Paraprofessional for 12 years.
Joined the team: July 2013
Pets: 2 mixed breed dogs (Nutmeg & Stanley), 5 cats (Clarence, Winston, Sheldon, Leonard, and Hope), and Peanut, the umbrella cockatoo
Hobbies: following the Nebraska Cornhuskers & the Kansas City Chiefs, hiking, running, investing, reading
Favorite thing about the job: Making sure our staff has the tools they need to be successful
Did you know? Jordan has met Warren Buffett and is a huge fan of his.