Best Friends AHC

CASPER, WY 826042907

(130)723-5488 x9

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 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, and smallest, is a Bernese Mountain Dog, named Mister Bojangles (pictured).  

Aaron T

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 Danes; Harley and Luna (Not pictured).  He was also convinced to take home a feline friend, Gustav (aka Gus), who tries to run the household. 

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

Morgan C., Veterinary assistant 


Morgan is a Wyoming native with a love for animals.  She started with Best Friends as a kennel assistant and now is a wonderful addition to our treatment team as a veterinary assistant!  

She loves big dogs like Rose (pictured here), who is also a blood donor.  She also is a great cat whisperer, which she uses to try to have words with her newest kitten addition, Sebastian.  

Morgan doesn't have much free time with her pets and her human child, but enjoys being outside and spending time with friends and family. 


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 is chasing 2 little boys, who are chasing a Labrador or a cat!


Anna A., Veterinary Assistant 


Anna came to us with years of veterinary assistant experience and a love of educating owners about their pets' best care. She is from Casper and began working in the veterinary field as soon as she was old enough to work.  

Anna has a menagerie of pets, including a cat, dog, lionhead rabbit, bearded dragon and salamander (she says her kids are animals too!).  


Ellencia R., Veterinary Technicans' Assistant


Lency is a Casper native. Lency makes sure everything is done, clean and ready for our patients.  She works most often behind the scenes, but certainly not unnoticed. 

She started in our boarding kennels and was so wonderful that we had to have her as part of our veterinary team!

Lency is going to Casper College studying psychology. 

Pictured with Lency is Blayze, a Bassett mix. 


Dustin, D - Veterinary Assistant


Dustin came to Casper from Missouri with family- human and animals. He spent time on a farm growing up and was surrounded by various animals of all sizes.  

He has taken courses towards becoming a certified veterinary technician and LOVES learning and helping his patients.  

Dustin enjoys running and being active outdoors. 

Dustin has a soft spot for big dogs, like Zeus (pictured), a Great Dane mix.  


Veronica "V" S., Office Manager 


"V" is often the first smiling face you see at our reception desk. She is a Casper native that is very active in sports and the outdoors. Veronica has 3 human children that also keep her busy.

Veronica started with Best Friends as a receptionist many years ago and has been keeping us on time and organized ever since! 

She is pictured here with Bandit and Skeeter, herding dog mixes with lots of personality! 3 other pets not pictured are Ta-fiti the world's best Golden Retriever (just ask her) and 2 cats; Gizmo and Ubee to round out the family. 

Abbie S., Veterinary Receptionist


Abbie is a Casper native. She studying social work at Casper College.  

Abbie started at Best Friends as a boarding assistant. We happily moved her smiling face to reception. 

Abbie spent lots of time with the boxing club.  She has a heart of gold and loves to help in any way she can. 

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


Allison A. , Veterinary Receptionist


Alli is a wonderful smiling face both over the phone and in person!  She is a Casper native. 

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 newest addition Kahlua, a Chihuahua mix.  She also has 2 cats at home, Juniper and Jack.  

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


Jess S., Veterinary Receptionist


Jess is a Casper native who grew up with cows, chickens, turkeys and all sorts of dogs!  

She is a certified personal trainer and is working on kinesiology.  

Her corgi/chihuahua friend here is Arlo.