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 two Pitbulls named Tigger and Winnie and three 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 pets, an Australian Shepherd named Sydney and a cat named Franzia.
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, a tortoise, a rabbit, a guinea pig, 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 stepped into the management position April 2015. She also works as a receptionist, technician and treatment technician. She was raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Her pet family consists of a Lab/Pit Mix Lolli and her cat Snickers. Karen enjoys spending time with friends, yoga, cooking, watching sports, traveling, & 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 a hedgehog. Julee enjoys photography, screen printing, woodburning, wood/acrylic pen turning, crocheting, cross stitching, reading, baking and decorating cupcakes, crafting, going to the range, showing some of her rabbits at shows, running in fun runs like the Color Run or Glow Run, hunting, hiking, fishing, web design, spending time with family & going to church.
Tori has been working for Riverbrook Animal Hospital since April 2015 as one of our technicians and receptionists. She was born in Cushing, OK raised in Tulsa, OK. Her pet family consists of a Chihuahua named Bella, a cat named Sasha, and 1 snake named Rick. Her favorite holiday is Halloween. Tori enjoys volunteering at the zoo, outdoor activities such as riding bicycles, playing volleyball, fishing and hiking, shopping, arts and crafts, painting nails, and spending time with family and friends.
Jordan has been working for Riverbrook Animal Hospital since July 2015 as one of our technicians. She was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She graduated from the veterinary technician program from Tulsa Community College in May 2015. Her pet family consists of three dogs and several cats. Jordan enjoys reading, watching movies, cooking, baking and spending time with friends and family.
Vashni has been working for Riverbrook Animal Hospital since August 2015 as a technician, treatment technician, and receptionist. She was born and raised in Tulsa, OK. Her pet family consists of two dogs, a Jack Russel Terrier named Leela and a Great Pyranese named Yeti. She has traveled to many places with her singing career while on cruise ships. Vashni enjoys singing, music and playing the Ukulele, painting, crafts, cooking, and spending time with her daughter, family, and friends.
Megan has been working for Riverbrook Animal Hospital since September 2015 as one of our receptionists. She was born and raised in Kingwood, Texas moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma in 2006. She graduated from Oklahoma State University in May 2014. Her pet family consists of one horse named Willow, one Pitbull/Labrador mix named Hank, a Tabby/Torti cat named Xena and an Australian Shepherd named Moonshine (Moony). Megan enjoys horse training, riding, showing and teaching lessons, she also is a Harry Potter fan and loves to be active and spend time with friends and family.
Hilary has been working for Riverbrook Animal Hospital since August 2016 as one of our receptionists. She was born and raised in Tulsa, OK. She is married and has two beautiful little girls. She enjoys cooking, arts and crafts, spending time with her family and friends, kayaking, watching funny classic movies and reading. Her humor, encouragement and warmth are just some of the reasons she’s so loved at Riverbrook. (Picture coming soon)
Carsan is one our treatment technicians and receptionists. She has been working for Riverbrook Animal Hospital since July 2017. She is from Oklahoma and attended and graduated from Northern Oklahoma College and Heritage College. She also currently works for Northeastern Oklahoma Equine Veterinary Services. She has quarterhorse/Palomino mare named Dolly, a blue merle Australian Shepherd named Bailey, a tri-color Australian Shepherd named Hooey and a domestic shorthair named Sophie. She likes trail riding, team roping and spending time with family and friends. (Picture coming soon)