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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 Pitbull named 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 Whiskey and a dilute Calico named Poppy.
Dr. Baldwin became a general practitioner at Riverbrook Animal Hospital in July 2020. Her journey to veterinary medicine began as a child who loved helping animals and was fascinated by animal behavior and the human-animal bond. Upon graduating with her undergraduate degree she began shadowing the veterinarians at Riverbrook Animal Hospital where she watched her first surgery and decided she wanted to become a veterinarian. She still feels that same sense of wonder when she takes on a difficult case and formulates a plan of diagnostic and treatment options, all with the goal of giving an animal a better quality of life.
Her passions lie in soft tissue surgery, pain management, animal behavior and Fear Free and Cat Friendly veterinary visits, and fostering the human-animal bond.
Dr. Baldwin received her Bachelor’s degree from The University of Tulsa and received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2018 before accepting an internship in small animal medicine and surgery. Dr. Baldwin is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Feline Practitioners, and is a Fear Free certified veterinarian.
When Dr. Baldwin is not in the office treating patients, she can be found traveling, hiking, playing with her beagle (Edie) pitbull (Gunner) and cats (River, Meadow, and Cat) and spending time with her family and friends.
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 4 dogs - two Lab/Ridgeback Mixes named Jack and Molly, 1 Pitbull Mix named Cocoa and 1 Hound/Lab Mix named Thumper, 3 cats - Mia, Priscilla and Smokey, a Red Conure, a cockatiel, a tortoise, ducks, geese, and chickens . Karen enjoys bird watching. She has been married since 1972, has 2 children & grandchildren 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/Pitbull Mix Lolli, a Pitbull named Pita and her cat Snickers. Karen enjoys spending time with husband and friends, yoga, cooking, watching sports, hiking, traveling, & volunteering at her 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.
Bailey has been working for Riverbrook Animal Hospital since July 2019. She grew up in Bixby, OK, graduated from Bixby Highschool and spent a couple years at the University of Oklahoma. For as long as she can remember she has always had a love for animals. She began fostering for a local rescue group in January 2019 and knew working with animal was something she wanted to do full-time. Her pet family consists of Chief a 4 year old German Shepherd, Zeke a 3 year old Pitbull and Duckie a 1 year old Shepherd Mix. When she’s not working she loves doing anything with her dogs - going to the dog park, hiking and taking them on walks. She loves going to the movies or just hanging out at home. She’s stepped into her roll as a treatment technician wonderfully. The animals love her and she has a calm and sweet approach to all animals.
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Angela has been working at Riverbrook Animal Hospital since early June 2020. She grew up in St. Louis, MO but also lived in OK for a bit. She graduated from the University of Arkansas with degrees in French and Anthropology in 2016. While living in Northwest Arkansas she worked as a veterinary assistant at a local veterinary hospital. She is now in her second year at Oklahoma State University pursuing her doctor of veterinary medicine. Growing up she always wanted to be a veterinarian and played “doctor” with her stuffed animals. Angela has two pets - a 3 year old Rough Collie named Huxley (who smiles) and a 1 1/2 year old rat named Snaggletooth. She works part-time during the school semester. Her hobbies and interests include: traveling, learning about other cultures, playing musical instruments (ukulele), crafting, baking and cake decorating.
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Ellen did her externship at Riverbrook Animal Hospital January-March 2020. She officially started working at Riverbrook Animal Hospital in June 2020. She was born in Modesto, CA then moved to Ponca City, OK her sophmore year of high school. She currently lives in Bixby, OK with her boyfriend and two dogs. After graduating from Ponca City High School she attended Northern Oklahoma College and got an associates degree in business administration. She worked at Chili’s as a waitress while going to school and realized she really wanted to work with animals. She went back to school and graduated from Community Care College’s veterinary assistant program. Her pet family consists of two dogs - Zuesie a 5 1/2 year old rescue Boston Terrier/Chihuahua Mix and Nala a 2 1/2 year old rescue German Shepherd/Husky Mix. She has always loved animals since she was little and just knew she had to get into the field somehow. Helping animals and being there for them makes her happy every day. There is nothing else she’d rather do! Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and dogs, going out to eat with friends and swimming.
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Shlunta (goes by Shae) has been working at Riverbrook Animal Hospital since June 2020. She was born in South Carolina and moved to Tulsa when she was a little kid. She went to Colorado State University and majored in Equine Science and went to Community Care College where she received her certification as a Veterinary Assistant. She’s always kno she wanted to be in the medical field. She grew up wanting to be a surgeon until she got her first family dog which is when she knew she wanted to work with animals. Her ultimate goal is to become a veterinarian and practice veterinary medicine. She enjoys reading and writing short stories. She’s also likes to do obedience trick training with her dogs. She is currently saving to enroll in a canine behavior and training program to become a certified dog trainer. She has two Labrador Retrievers at home - Koda a Chocolate and Kassie a Yellow.
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Amber has been working at Riverbrook Animal Hospital since July 2020. She grew up in Chicago, IL. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a bachelor’s degree in Biology and is starting her Master’s in Forensic Science at OSU. She has always loved animals and wants the opportunity to help as many as possible while earning her Master’s degree. She enjoys listening to music, reading, working out, martial arts and kickboxing.