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Dr. Kristina Weitzel is a familiar face at Horton Animal Hospital-Forum. She started as one of our stellar technicians in 2008 while completing her bachelor's degree in biology at Mizzou. She then graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. Although she was born in Madison, WI, Dr. Weitzel claims to be a native Columbian, supporting the Missouri Tigers and Cardinals baseball. In her time off, she loves to travel, spend time with her family, and be outdoors. Her family includes her husband, Shaun and beagle/boxer mix, Mellie.
Office Manager, Receptionists and Technicians
Carah is an avid cat person and author. She is always ready to greet you as you enter and looks forward to meeting you.
Brittany joins our team from Chicago (which we rarely hold against her :-)). As all of our front staff, she is always happy to help.
Jessi is hoping to attend veterinary school. In the interim, she is in the reception area with a bright smile.
Nikki joined our receptionist team in 2015. Although she now works predominantly as a technician, she is ready to jump to the reception desk and lend a capable hand. She is a native mid-Missourian who has many animals including not only a dog and cat but many reptiles and fish.
Kristi is one of our multi-taskers. She readily greets you at the front desk to assist with you and your pet's needs. When we need extra help with patient care, she heads to treatment as one of our technicians.
Whitney, a Missouri native, joined the Horton Animal Hospital-Forum team in July of 2012. She interned for a year at Dickerson Park Zoo after obtaining a B.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife Science from MIZZOU. Whitney has two cats, George and Millie. Millie came to her after a car accident and is now a very happy three-legged kitty.
Laura returned to her hometown of Columbia, MO. She worked as a veterinary technician in Arizona (for one of our former technicians, now Dr. Easley) and California. After using our services as a client for several months, she joined our team of technicians in 2014. She and her husband live in northeast Columbia with a Great Dane and seven cats.
Liz is BACK!! After toying with the concept of retirement, Liz has come back to care for our patients on a part-time basis.
Angela joins us from Houston. She is one of our daytime technicians.
Kelsey has recently come home to Missouri from Alabama. She anchors our afternoon technician staff.
Robby joined our team in 2012 and is currently a Veterinary Scholar at Mizzou planning to start Veterinary School in the Fall of 2019. He enjoys bicycling, running and the outdoors. He has the littermate to Dr. R's dog, Moose. His dog's name is Checkers.
Matt is one of our many hopeful veterinary applicants. He has worked around veterinary medicine his entire life. His father is a veterinarian in California, MO.
Libby Is a pre-veterinary student and afternoon technician.
Storm is pursuing his Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science at Mizzou with the intention to attend Veterinary School. He joined our team in 2016. He enjoys being outdoors, horseback riding and traveling. He has also shown and bred rabbits and enjoys helping with our bunny patients.
Dara has been grooming at Horton Animal Hospital-Forum since 2008. She is available for appointments on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. When not making dogs, cats, and rabbits stylishly clean, she works at her family's butcher shop. Dara, her husband and two beautiful daughters live on their farm about 40 minutes from Columbia.