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
Clinic Director

  • Joined the team: July 2013

  • Pets: 1 mixed breed dog (Stanley), 2 3/4 cats (Sheldon, Leonard, and Hope the 3-legged/1-eyed diva), and a small flock of hilarious chickens.

  • Hobbies: Trail running, weight lifting, hiking and exploring the Ozarks with our kids.

  • 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.

Lacie Foltz, RVT

Team Supervisor
Registered Veterinary Nurse

  • Joined Team: September 2014

  • Pets: 2 dogs (Cricket the Morkie & the hairless wonder, Buddha), 4 cats (Felix, Little D, Ferris, and Trip), an opinionated African grey parrot (Alfie), and Spanky the Spur-Thighed Tortoise.

  • 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, at 5 years old she was the youngest ever bungee-jumper at the county fair. 

Bobby Walker

Pet Nurse

  • Joined the team: January 2020

  • Pets:  2 cats (Moon Man, Sparta), 1 dog (Ally), lots of chickens and Muscovy ducks

  • Hobbies: Kayaking, hiking, digging for treasure, and gardening

  • Favorite thing about the job: Getting to be a part of this wonderful team that offers the absolute best care and medicine to all animals

Amber Huggins

Pet Nurse

  • Joined the team: July 2020

  • Pets:  2 dogs (Macho and Mini), 1 cat (Rocket)

  • Hobbies: Reading and writing

  • Favorite thing about the job: Making friends with the animals we are helping, so next time they’re here, they’re excited to see me!

  • Did you know? Amber loves ghost stories! She also enjoys learning about the histories of old lands and buildings to explore


Kellie Walter

Registered Veterinary Nurse

  • Joined the team: June 2021

  • Pets: Colt, a young rescue dog, Casey, a senior Lab, and Stripes, a geriatric kitty.

  • Hobbies: Horseback riding, spending time at the lake, and hanging out with friends.

  • Favorite thing about the job: Helping manage interesting cases, nursing sick patients back to health, and always improving her technical skills.

  • Did you know? Kellie is double jointed in her elbows.

Jordan Stukenholtz

Practice Manager

  • Joined the team: July 2013

  • Pets: 1 mixed breed dogs (Stanley), 4 cats (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.