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 Rottweiler named Clyde.
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, 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 and Zeke a 3 year old Pitbull. 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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Giuseppe has been working for Riverbrook Animal Hospital since July 2019. He grew up in Belgium and moved to the United States in 2015. He has always loved animals and wants to provide the best of care. He is currently in the Penn Foster Veterinary Assistant program. He has two longhair Daschunds - King who is 6 years old and Stella the puppy, 5 chickens and 2 ducks named Dude and Daisy. Dancing has always been a part of his life and he loves traveling and hanging out with friends. He speaks multiple languages and we are happy he is part of the Riverbrook team.