Best Friends Animal

3163 Prospector Drive
Casper, WY 82604

(307)235-4889

www.bestfriendsanimalhealthcenter.com

About Our Staff 

Melanie B., CVT, Head Technician

Melanie is a Certified Veterinary Technician and our head technician. She grew up on a ranch in South Dakota and has loved and cared for many animals since she was very little. She graduated from Eastern Wyoming College with a degree in Veterinary Technology in 2002. She worked as a technician in Laramie before coming to Casper.  She has been at Best Friends since 2008. 
She loves working as part of a team to help people with their pets, assisting in surgery and with nursing care, and she really enjoys spoiling our clients' puppies.

Melanie is our head technician and ensures great patient care at every visit!  She is full of great tips and pet information- ask her anything!

Melanie is married to a wonderful husband and stays busy with church, vet tech association and family activities. Her family includes two very loved, overfed, and under-worked horses. Sage is a big, fat Morgan who will do anything for a cookie and Beanie Weanie is a cute and very sassy little Quarter Horse.  Her youngest is a Bernese Mountain Dog, named Mister Bojangles.  

 

Aaron T., Veterinary Assistant (Almost CVT!)

Born and raised here in Casper, Aaron has been caring for animals for most of his life.  In addition to the pets at home growing up, Aaron also worked at his mother’s boarding facility starting at age 7.  Aaron graduated from NCHS then moved on to join the United States Army.

Aaron served as a veterinary technician in the Army for 7 years, helping to treat Military Working Dogs and service members' pets.  Aaron served in: Fort Bragg NC, Camp Lejune NC, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island WA and spent a tour in Iraq. 

Aaron has been taking classes at Casper College his spare time between work and family. He is looking forward to finishing a degree...and maybe vet school.  He will combine book knowledge with the diverse experiences he has been fortunate to have.

Aaron’s Family consists of two children, his beautiful wife, and two rescues; Harley, a Great Dane and Tucker Beagle.

“They have been amazing to follow me all over the country, it’ll be nice to finally settle down with them in our hometown.” 

Veronica "V" S., Head Receptionist, Jack of all Trades

Veronica was born and raised here in Casper.  Growing up, every weekend and summer was spent on her family's ranch.  She has always had a love of animals which include her fur babies, Skeeter, Bandit (both pictured), Te-Fiti (a Golden puppy with too much wiggle) and Ubee the cat (Camera shy).

Veronica always has a smile on her face and is excited to greet our pets and clients and help with anything at any time!

 In her free time, she stays busy with her 3 children (2 girls and 1 boy) and her husband with school activities, family events, and enjoying the outdoors. The kids have acquired her love of animals, which has been on adventure in itself. Her house is filled with animals of all sorts found outside.    

 

 

Kaylee J., Floater, puppy preschool teacher 

Kaylee is a Casper native and was very active in Kennel and Agility Clubs as well as FFA before graduating high school. She is in charge of our Puppy Preschool (graduate pictured), starting our puppies with good basic manners.  She has tremendous patience and a heart for training puppies and their people!       

Kaylee's face may look familiar as a veterinary assistant, she moved into reception and works part time helping wherever she is needed. She been a smiling face and a great help at Best Friends for many years.  

Kaylee has had a wide variety of pets through her home from dogs and cats to sheep, pigs and horses.  

Her current family consists of an active 2-legged boy as well as Addie (Australian Shepherd) and Macie (Yorkie) and Lakota (Yellow Labrador).  She also has cats that are sure they are dogs! 

She enjoys outdoors of Wyoming, hiking and hunting. 

 

 

 

Morgan C., Veterinary Assistant

Morgan was born in Kaycee, but has lived in Casper since 2007.  She started working for Best Friends as a kennel assistant and has been a great addition to our treatment team!  

She has always loved animals, and have always wanted to work with them! She has 2 dogs, Rose (pictured) a lab/rottweiler cross and a boxer puppy Rufus.  Her household has always been filled with animals!  Our patients love her and you will too! 

She has a beautiful baby boy (2 -legged!) that keeps her very busy when she's not helping pets here!  

In her spare time, she likes to play with her house full of animals, hang out with friends and listen to music! She loves being outdoors. 

Allison

Allison A. , Receptionist

Alli is a wonderful smiling face both over the phone and in person!  She is a Casper native that has been a part time student at Casper College.  

She is an animal lover...especially kittens!  She has a menagerie of her own with 2 dogs (Pictured), Indie (Yorkie) and Stella (Pit Bull Terrier X) and 2 cats at home.  

She is a cat whisperer and whatever she says, they LOVE!  

 Cinda

 Cinda W. , Certified Veterinary Technician 

Cinda is a Casper native who is a lover of all animals large and small! She grew up with horses and dogs as her first pets. She has wanted to be a vet tech since elementary school and gained hands on knowledge through 4H activities.   

Cinda attended Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington for her veterinary Technology Degree.  

She loves to train dogs and has taught numerous obedience classes to both kids and adults. She has participated in AKC obedience shows. 

When not working, she's chasing a 2-legged boy...who is chasing after a Labrador! She does occasionally get to go hunting and camping and enjoy the Wyoming outdoors.  

 

 

 

 

Abbie S., Receptionist

Abbie is a Casper native. She graduated from Star Lane Center.  She is taking classes at Casper College.  She is exploring all options and enjoying school.  She is a busy lady with another full time job.  She always enjoys her "down time" working at Best Friends and spoiling our boarding pets!  

Abbie is pictured here with her 2 year old pug/Chihuahua mix named Harlee (she is even cuter in person!).  

 

HOURS


Day Open Close
Monday 7:30am 5:30pm
Tuesday 7:30am 5:30pm
Wednesday 7:30am 5:30pm
Thursday 7:30am 5:30pm
Friday 7:30am 5:30pm
Saturday *Closed Closed
Sunday *Closed Closed

*Boarding Pick up/Drop off Only: 4:00pm - 4:30pm
A vet is on call 24 hours a day.

     

                                                                                   

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