Riverbrook is staffed by knowledgeable and caring professionals who are sensitive to the needs of you and your pet. As pet owners themselves, each staff member values the importance of pets as family members and is eager to assist you with any questions you may have about your pet's health.
Riverbrook Animal Hospital was started by Dr. Robin Johnson in 1998. Dr. Layton started working at Riverbrook in June 2007 and purchased the practice from Dr. Johnson in March 2009. Dr. Layton considers it a true gift to have the opportunity to carry on the mission of Riverbrook Animal Hospital. The hospital will continue to strive for providing exceptional care, customer service and making a positive impact on all the lives the hospital comes in contact with. A commitment to continued education and training for the entire staff so they may provide the best veterinary medicine possible is a vision passed on by Dr. Johnson and embraced by Dr. Layton.
Dr. Layton was born in Tulsa and raised in Claremore, Oklahoma. She completed her undergraduate degree in biological science at the University of Tulsa in 1994. After spending a summer working on her dad’s farm, she decided to merge her love of animals and devotion to science into a career in veterinary medicine. Dr. Layton received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Oklahoma State University in May of 2000.
Her pet family consists of a Golden Retriever named Ben, Pitbull named Tigger and 3 cats: Phoebe, Elliott and Sambino. Aside from her love of animals, Dr. Layton is active in her church and loves to garden, read, knit, and play the banjo.
Dr. Lauren Davied has cared for pets as a general practitioner at Riverbrook Animal Hospital since February of 2011. Born and raised in Tulsa, Dr. Davied is a graduate of Tulsa Memorial High School. She loves animals and is passionate about veterinary medicine. Strengthening and improving the human-animal bond is very rewarding for her and she enjoys interacting with clients and their pets each day.
Dr. Davied attended Oklahoma State University and received her Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science (with an emphasis on pre-veterinary medicine) in 2006. She continued her veterinary education at the Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine and was awarded her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2009.
Internal medicine, ophthalmology and surgery are among her many professional interests. She is a member of the Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Association, Tulsa's Young Professionals, Forte! and is a Kappa Alpha Theta Alumni.
Outside of the hospital, she enjoys music, painting, working on her house, and spending time with her friends and family. She shares her home with two rescue dogs, an Australian Shepherd named Sydney and a Sheltie named Brody.
Karen has been working for Riverbrook Animal Hospital since May 2000. She works in the back as a treatment technician and also does a wonderful job grooming the dogs & cats that come in for baths, shaves & nail trims. Born in Atlanta, Georgia and raised in Chicago, Illinois, she has lived in the Tulsa area since 1997. She has several different kinds of pets in her family including dogs, cats, ducks, geese, chickens and birds. Karen enjoys bird watching. She has been married since 1972, has 2 children & grand children from each.
Karen has been working for Riverbrook Animal Hospital since October 2008. She is a jack of all trades: she is one of our receptionists, veterinary assistants and also works in the back as a treatment technician and does the occasional dog & cat bath. She was raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Her pet family consists of two dogs - a Pitbull named Isis and a Lhasa Apso/Dachshund mix named Adonis, and her brown tabby cat named Snickers. Karen enjoys running, playing tennis, watching college sports, traveling, interior decorating & volunteering at her church.
Julee has been working for Riverbrook Animal Hospital since November 2010 as one of our technicians. One of her specialties is in helping to handle challenging cat patients, helping to make them as comfortable as possible. She was born & raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Her pet family consists of different kinds of animals including dogs, cats, rabbits, snakes and tortoises. Julee enjoys photography, cross stitching, reading, baking and decorating cupcakes, crafting, fishing, spending time with family & going to church.
Doni has been working for Riverbrook Animal Hospital since June 2012 as one of our technicians and receptionists. She was raised in California. Her pet family consists of two dogs, a Chihuahua named Cho Cho, a Boston Terrier named Duke, and a cat named Clarence. Doni enjoys watching sports like football and hockey, arts and crafts, and outdoor activities including fishing.
Mary Kate has been working for Riverbrook Animal Hospital since November 2012 as one of our receptionists. She was born in Muskogee, raised in Fort Gibson and now lives in Tulsa. Her pet family consists of one dog, a golden retriever named Leo. Mary Kate enjoys going to concerts and music festivals, cooking, crafting, shopping, including thrifting & junking, and she also enjoys listening to NPR.
Shaunise has been working for Riverbrook Animal Hospital since November 2012 as one of our technicians. She was born in Seattle and moved to Tulsa in May. Her pet family consists of two dogs, a spaniel mix named Cooper and a Boston terrier named Munchie. Shaunise enjoys snowboarding, camping, playing soccer, crafting, and organizing.