Lori was born in Oney, Oklahoma, a tiny farming community approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes south west of Oklahoma City. She has been with Ocotillo Animal Clinic since our first clinic opened its doors 1997. “I grew up on a farm in Oklahoma and always helped take care of the animals. I’ve always felt a deep connection with animals and my parents taught me to always respect all living things.” Lori graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State with her Bachelors in Retail Marketing Management and completed her technical training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 1990. She served in the US Army Veterinary Corp. for 6 years and has been in the veterinary field for over 23 years. Lori currently has two dogs; Sara, a beautiful, sweet mixed breed that she rescued from under a dumpster, and Trixie, a cute and loving mixed breed that was a stray as well. She also owns a cat named Pepper; he was relinquished to our clinic many years ago and now lives a happy, healthy life.