Meet the Staff
Gale has been a member of the AAH team since 1979. Hired at that time as a kennel technician, groomer and small animal assistant. Over the years AAH has allowed Gale to explore other avenues of the business. She is currently in charge of the Abilene VetMeds membership program, a medicine supply program for farms. She enjoys talking with the Abilene VetMeds clients making sure that orders are filled and delivered on schedule. Her other duties include accounts payable, purchasing and backing up Joyce Webb as large animal assistant when needed.
Shelli Gugler joined the AAH staff in 1987 upon completion of her degree as a Veterinary Technican from Colby Community College. In addition to her laboratory and primary animal care responsibilities, Shelli is a surgical and anesthetic technician. She has received advanced training in canine semen analysis and frozen semen technology. In addition to these interests, Shelli has developed our dentistry program, and directs the dental procedures and program.
AJ earned a BS in Biology from Kansas State University with skills in laboratory diagnostic procedures. She has special interest in animal behavior and exotic animals. Currently her primary responsibilities include inventory management, public health concerns, export, wildlife rehabilitation, and behavior/obedience counseling as well as animal training. She is the primary receptionist for the swine department, and manages our in-house laboratory.
Joyce has a special interest in horses and is the primary large animal veterinary assistant. She manages the equine and bovine treatment and care facilities. Joyce and her husband own both cattle and horses, giving her hands-on experience and knowledge at the level of producer which allows her to address client issues with an understanding of their farm management concerns.
Dianna has 10 years of experience as a receptionist and veterinary assistant. She joined the Abilene Animal Hospital staff with previous experience in the human medical field and transitioned to veterinary medicine with ease! Dianna is always ready with a smile and to help you with your companion animal needs.
Dawn joined our staff in 2002 as a part-time kennel manager and quickly became a full-time asset to our hospital team. Dawn is an important part of our companion animal team as she provides pre-operative, surgical and anesthetic assistance. In addition to this, her responsibilities include acting as kennel manager, coordinating the scheduling of our part-time staff members and working with law enforcement for the placement of the strays.
Whitney Gilbert joined the AAH staff in 2004 as part time kennel staff while she was in high school. In 2009 she received her Certified Veterinary Technician degree from Colby Community College. She rejoined our staff in 2011 as a veterinary techncian. Her primary responsibilities are as anesthetic technican and companion animal technican.
Angie Carson joined our staff in August 2013. She has previous experience in the cattle sale barn and animal health products industry. She now plays a very active role in receiving clients in the companion animal portion of the practice, managing our inventory, and providing backup in the equine and bovine areas.
Rob Stillwagon joined our team in September 2013. He comes to us after proudly serving our country in the military. Rob is very busy receiving clients and keeping our schedule on track. He is here to assist you in scheduling your appointments and ordering any prescription medications or foods to meet your pets' needs.