Growing up on a small farm in southeast Bartlesville is how I started working with pets and livestock. My family always had a menagerie of animals; horses, donkeys, cows, pigs, goats, dogs and cats, but we were best known in the area for my grandmother’s dog and cat boarding kennel, and the Percheron Draft horses that my grandfather raised and showed. Growing up, I always enjoyed helping in the kennel and watching my mom groom dogs. I love all animals but found that I have a special connection with dogs.
I joined Arrowhead Veterinary Clinic as a veterinary assistant. Pet behavior and nutrition are my special interests in veterinary medicine. My favorite part about working in the clinic, besides the animals, is being able to help educate pet owners; to help strengthen the bond with their pets. I strive to treat everyone’s pets as if they were my own and I love working with the Arrowhead team on implementing “Fear Free” veterinary visits.
I live in Copan Oklahoma with my two French Bulldogs, Sadie and Froggy, my Pomeranian mix, Puddy, my rescue mix, Duke, and two cats Salem and Harper. When I’m not at Arrowhead, I enjoy reading, traveling, and being Momager on Sadie’s Instagram account (@Sadiebug_the_frenchie).
I was born in Hagerstown Maryland before moving to Bartlesville when I was 6 years old. Animals have always been a major part of my life! Over the years we always had the typical dogs and cats, but we also have had birds, rats, and a hermit crab at one point. Animals are my love and part of my soul.
While in high school, I learned that Arrowhead Veterinary Clinic was participating in the Career Exploration Program through BHS. This is an internship program that allows senior students to job shadow at businesses they are interested in pursuing as a career. After a conversation with my counselor, I spent a couple of hours a week at the clinic to shadow and learn what veterinary medicine was all about. At the end of my senior year, I accepted a position as a veterinary assistant and have never looked back!
I love my job, no doubt about it. Although it’s not always fun and happy, I get to play with puppies and kittens almost every day! The team I work with feels more like a family. We support and push each other every day. My favorite part of veterinary medicine is preventative care because of the long term implications on our patient’s health. If we can catch an issue early, it could add years to the pet’s life and potentially save the owner money in the long run.
In my free time, I like to go running with my fur baby Sara, hang out with friends, and spend time with family. I also enjoy spending time at home with my Herbie, the best cat in the world!
I was born and raised in Bartlesville, OK. I have had a love for animals and an interest in veterinary medicine since I was a kid, and my best friends have always been my pets. I attended the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond for a short period, and while living there, I found a position as a Kennel Technician. I quickly fell in love with the job, all the people, and all the patients.
When I moved back home, I knew I had to continue doing what I loved and was lucky enough to join the Arrowhead Veterinary Clinic team. One of my favorite things about working at Arrowhead is building relationships with each patient and their families. Getting to love on everyone’s fur babies and making sure they are getting the best medical care possible is so rewarding. I am truly fortunate to continue my journey in veterinary medicine. I have been blessed with my dream job.
On my days off, I enjoy listening to music, reading, and spending time with my mom, my sister, and my Rottweiler Rose.
Customer Service Representative
Hi! My name is Karlee Lloyd and I’m the friendly face you see when you walk into Arrowhead Veterinary Clinic. I have been told that I am naturally good with animals and pets. Because they have always played such an integral part of my life, working with them every day is a dream come true.
My pets have helped me through so much; therefore, when I came to work at Arrowhead it was like a piece of the puzzle was put into place. I am now in a position where I am able to help not only pets but the ones who love them as well. It’s hard to narrow down exactly what I love about my job because there’s so much to love. I would have to say, one of my biggest joys of this job is seeing the positive influence we have on every pet that enters our doors. I find it very important to love on them as they wait for our diligent vets’ medical care. It brings me so much happiness to be there for the owners, listen to their concerns, and support every two, three, or four-legged friend that enters our clinic. What motivates me, day in and day out is knowing that I am able to assist pets in making them feel better and live longer, even if it’s just by making an appointment.
I come from somewhat of a big family of seven people, but I consider our pets vital members of the family as well. At the present time, I have 3 fur babies of my own: a Mini Aussie named Harlow and two cats, Winni and Juniper. I wish I could save, adopt, or foster all pets in need, but for now, these three keep me plenty busy.
Here is a quote that embodies how I see myself and my love for pets; “Pets may only be here for part of your life, but to them, you are their whole life”.
Pet Care Specialist
I was born and raised in Bartlesville, OK, spent my 20’s in southern California, then moved back to Oklahoma with a family in tow. Shortly thereafter, I started at Arrowhead Veterinary Clinic as a receptionist, then became a veterinary assistant.
Working at a veterinary clinic has been one of the most enjoyable and rewarding experiences, though very emotionally and physically challenging at times. I love the science aspect, and of course being able to help our doctors provide quality, compassionate care for our animal patients and the humans who love them. Educating pet parents about leptospirosis (my favorite zoonotic disease), performing dental cleanings, running urinalyses, and looking at cytology and fecal samples under a microscope were some of my favorite things…The gross stuff!
You won’t see me around the clinic during the week nowadays, unless I stop in to get my own pets a check-up. My husband opened a music store and I made the difficult decision to step away from working full-time at Arrowhead to help him manage the store. I couldn’t stay away completely though! When you drop your fur kids off at the clinic’s kennel for boarding, I will be there helping out on the weekends. I treat our boarding dogs and cats like my bonus fur kids. I love to spend time giving them all the pats and belly rubs they ask for and letting them know what absolute good boys and girls they are. I make sure their needs are met, whether it’s as simple as attention, food, and water or if they need special care and medication.
I live in Bartlesville with my husband, Matt, and our son. We now have 3 dogs – Louis (some kind of terrier situation who frequently gets in trouble for trying to lick toads in the backyard), Fawn (a judgmental princess also known as a chihuahua), and Lemmy (a French bulldog or my “baby bat”).