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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 worked for Riverbrook Animal Hospital since May 2000 until late 2019. She worked in the back as a treatment technician and also did 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 worked for Riverbrook Animal Hospital from October 2008 until she moved out of state in August 2021. She stepped into the management position April 2015 and held it until she left. She also worked as a receptionist, technician and treatment technician. She was raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Her pet family consists of a Lab/Pitbull Mix Lolli, and a Pitbull named Pita. Karen enjoys spending time with husband and friends, yoga, cooking, watching sports, hiking, traveling, & volunteering at her church.
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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Devin has been working at Riverbrook Animal Hospital since late September 2021. She grew up in Claremore, OK and graduated OSU in December 2017 with a B.S in Animal Science. She came to us from VERC in Norman, where she was a tech for 3 years. She is the proud owner of 2 year old Cayde, a Rottweiler mix. She enjoys video games, Netflix, and reading when she is not taking care of our wonderful clients. Devin knew she wanted to work in animal medicine at the early age of 5. Initially wanting to become a veterinarian, she began her school career, but changed her mind and decided to take the path of technician to allow herself the opportunity to have a more hands-on experience with the animals and to be able to have more of a caretake role with the animals.
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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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Ehlana has been working at Riverbrook Animal Hospital since October 2020. She grew up in various states including: Washington, Illinois, Wisconsin and Oklahoma. She attended and graduated as valedictorian from Sapulpa High School. She hopes to attend school to be an RVT. She truly loves caring for and working with animals which started at a very young age. She began volunteering at the Tulsa Zoo in the Zoo Teen program at the age of 14 until she was 18. Working hands on with so many species, as well as being an educator and advocate for animals and conservation to the public is one of the most rewarding things she’s ever done. This carried into the veterinary field and she sincerely hopes she gets to meet and care for everyone’s pets. She has two rescue pets, Marco a Border Collie/Lab Mix and Lucille a Domestic Longhair cat. She also has two corn snakes and a golden gecko. When she’s not at work or taking care of her own pets she plays a lot of Dungeons and Dragons.
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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.