Our Team

Veterinarians

Susan Christian, DVM

Veterinarian, Surgeon, Internal Medicine

Dr. Christian's Bio

Dr. Christian has been with Marina Animal clinic since 1994. Her areas of interest are performing surgeries, performing new kitten and puppy exams, and educating first-time pet owners. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, gardening, fishing, playing handbells for her church, and competing at Rally Obedience and Agility trials. Dr. Christian has several pets including Nova, an English Mastiff, Hazelnut, a French bulldog, Pearl, an English Bulldog, Cocoa, a French Bulldog mix, Frog, a cat, and Rio, a Mexican Red Head Parrot.

April York, DVM

Veterinarian, Internal Medicine

Dr. York's Bio

Dr. York has been with Marina Animal Clinic since 2004. Her areas of interest are helping prevent diseases and seeing patients recover and go home happy and healthy. She enjoys spending time with her family, watching her children during their activities, as well as participating in CrossFit and running. Dr. York has several pets including Lizzy, a Boston Terrier, June Bug, a Boston Terrier, Chuy, a Labrador Retriever, her horses, Fred and Coco, and her cats, Milo and Peanut.

Steven Slusher, DVM

Veterinarian, Internal Medicine

Dr. Slusher's Bio

Dr. Slusher has been with Marina Animal Clinic since 2007. His interests are complicated and challenging cases that are not often seen in veterinary medicine. Dr. Slusher currently does not have any pet’s at home as he and his wife travel often. In his spare time, he enjoys exercise, shooting, boating, fishing, and traveling.

Lou Anne Wolfe, DVM

Veterinarian, Surgeon, Internal Medicine

Dr. Wolfe's Bio

Dr. Wolfe came back to Marina Animal Clinic in 2019. She originally started here in 2000 and then left in 2004, to persue other career opportunities, but couldn’t stay away and returned here to her family. She stated that she was “so happy to be back and that she feels like she has returned home.” Her interests are surgery and porcine medicine. Dr. Wolfe has multiple dogs including two English Bulldogs, Dallas and Rowdy, Callie, a Chinese Pug, Franklin, a Chinese Pug, Garrett, a Boxer, Gus, a French Bulldog, and Speedy, a Dachshund. She has variety of other pets including pigs, horses, and, Bernice the cat. In her spare time, she enjoys horseback riding and fishing.

Pippa Simmons, DVM

Veterinarian, Surgeon, Ultrasound Certified, Internal Medicine

Dr. Simmon's Bio

Dr. Simmons has been with Marina Animal Clinic in 2017. Her interests include dermatology and ultrasound. She enjoys being able to provide relief for the itchy and uncomfortable patients, and to give peace of mind to worried pet parents. She has several pets including Lee, a Boston Terrier mix, Joe, a Rottweiler mix, Maximus, a German Shepherd mix, and three cats, Monica Poly, and Agnes. In her free time, she enjoys traveling around Oklahoma.

Management Team

Mariann Haggerty

Practice Manager

Mariann's Bio

Mariann has been with Marina Animal Clinic since 1991. She became the full time Practice Manager in 2004. She has worked in every aspect of the hospital including the kennels, customer service, and veterinary assisting. Mariann created a management team and made changes to the hospital both, internally and externally, to improve the hospital, staffing, and client relations. She is proud of the legacy left behind by Dr. Baldwin and her husband Dr. Haggerty. She loves everything that Marina Animal Clinic represents and she strives to make pet care affordable to our clients.

She is known for her ability to handle fractious cats, no matter the circumstance. The most fulfilling part of her job is knowing that we have made a difference in the lives of pets and their owners since 1979. She has multiple pets including Leennkynn, a Great Dane, Jynnttrree, an English Mastiff, Raynnee, a Yorkshire Terrier, Trynnittee, an English Bulldog, Gremlin, a cat, and several horses and goats. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her pets, riding her horses, and Harley, driving her Camaro, and relaxing.

Heather Potter, RVT

Manager, HR, Registered Veterinary Technician

Heather's Bio

Heather has been with Marina Animal Clinic since 1995. She has been in the Veterinary field for 27 years and is currently working on her bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Technology. Her interests include therapeutics and rehabilitation, emergency and critical care, phlebotomy, and pain management. She is known for her ability to collect blood and place IV catheters on the most critical of patients. She has several pets including her dog Mavis, a Mexican Hairless, Mooshee, an Exotic Shorthair, Monster, a Nebelung, Willard aka Maximus, a Sphynx, and Bambino, aka Armadillo, a Bambino Sphynx. Outside of the clinic, she enjoys spending time with family, taking care of her pets, going to her son’s wrestling matches and travel baseball games, traveling, theme parks, real estate, cars, going to the lake, and spoiling her three grandchildren.

Marcella Ostapowich

Documentation

Marcella's Bio

Marcella has been with Marina Animal Clinic in 2007. She was a customer service representative for many years and has since retired. Her favorite part of the day was greeting all the clients and patients. She now takes care of our clients by sending out monthly reminders for their pets. Marcella enjoys cooking, especially for our staff who appreciates it so much, and spending time with her family.

Lettie Onofre

Assistant Manager, Veterinary Assistant, Veterinary Technician Student

Letti's Bio

Lettie joined the Marina Animal Clinic in 2018. She is currently enrolled in the Penn Foster Veterinary Technology program and is studying to become a registered veterinary technician. Her interests include assisting in surgery, dentistry, and providing emergency and critical care. Lettie likes meeting and taking care of all the patients that come into the hospital. She has a Holly, a Pitbull mix, and a cat, Kofi. In her spare she enjoys spending time with her husband, hiking, and painting.

Veterinary Assistants and RVT’s

Theresa Panther

Veterinary Assistant, Veterinary Technician Student


Theresa's Bio

Theresa joined Marina Animal Clinic in 2001. She is currently enrolled in the Penn Foster Veterinary Technology program and is studying to become a registered veterinary technician. Her interests include taking care of hospitalized patients, placing IV catheters, taking radiographs, and assisting in Cesarean Sections. She is a natural at phlebotomy and is an asset to our hospital. Theresa has multiple pets including Gabby, a Miniature Poodle, Gracie, an Australian Shepherd, Faith, a Chihuahua, and her two cats, Tommy Boy and Stormy. She enjoys watching movies during her spare time.

Lacy Rankin

Veterinary Assistant, Veterinary Technician Student


Lacy's Bio

Lacy joined Marina Animal Clinic in 2014. She is enrolled in the Penn Foster Veterinary Technology program and is studying to become a registered veterinary technician. Her interests are our feline patients, including preventative, surgical, and critical care. She enjoys assisting the veterinarians and nursing care of all patients. Lacy has one cat, Vader. She enjoys spending time with her daughter and hiking outside of the clinic.

Alicia Suddath

Veterinary Assistant, Veterinary Technician Student

Alicia's Bio

Alicia joined the Marina Animal Clinic in 2020. She is currently enrolled in the Penn Foster Veterinary Technician program and is studying to become a registered veterinary technician. Her interests are assisting in surgery, monitoring anesthetized patients, and recovering patients post operatively. She has two cats, Pepper and Frostbite. In her free time, she enjoys going to the movies.

Jennifer Rendon

Veterinary Assistant, Veterinary Technician Student, Bilingual

Jennifer's Bio

Jennifer joined Marina Animal Clinic in 2020. She currently attends Tulsa Community College and is in the Veterinary Technology program to become a registered veterinary technician and will graduate in May of 2022. Her interests are anesthesia, hematology, clinical pathology, and client education. She has multiple pets including Coco a Shih Tzu, Sadie a Bichon Frise mix, Scarlett a Great Pyrenese, and Ariel a Maltese. Jennifer enjoys weightlifting, hiking, reading, and spending time with her pets.

Autumn Jones

Veterinary Assistant

Autumn's Bio

Autumn joined Marina Animal Clinic in 2018. Her interests are taking care of critical care patients. She has multiple dogs, Santiago, a Pitbull, Smash, a Black Mouth Cur, King, a Labrador Retriever, Hustle, a Pitbull, Cow, a Blue Heeler Mix, Buck, a Labrador Retriever, and Berlin, a Doberman Pinscher. She lives on a farm and enjoys taking care of all of her farm animals. In her spare time she enjoys barrel racing and working on cars.

Joshua Jacobson, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician

Joshua's Bio

Bio coming soon!

Monica Baez, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician, Bilingual

Monica's Bio

Monica joined Marina Animal Clinic in 2020. She recently graduated from Tulsa Community College Veterinary Technology Program and is awaiting to take her national board exam to become a registered veterinary technician. Monica’s interest are assisting in surgery, anesthesia, and nursing care of our surgery and hospitalized patients. Monica’s four dogs are her heart and they include Rocky, an English Bulldog, Archie, a Boxer, Queen, a Siberian Husky, and Rex, a Chihuahua. She enjoys watching television and spending time with her dogs at the park in her spare time.

Shenia Wolf

Veterinary Assistant

Shenia's Bio

Bio coming soon!

Aimee Jones

Veterinary Assistant

Aimee's Bio

Bio coming soon!

Nayeli Oliveros

Veterinary Assistant

Nayeli's Bio

Bio coming soon!

Nathaneal Conroy

Veterinary Assistant

Nathaneal's Bio

Bio coming soon!

Courtney Lee

Veterinary Assistant

Nayeli's Bio

Bio coming soon!

Arturo Di’Amaro

Veterinary Assistant

Arturo's Bio

Bio coming soon!

Customer Service Representative

Kimalynn Aikman

Customer Service Representative

Kimalynn's Bio

Kimalynn joined Marina Animal Clinic in 2020. She is one of the first people you see when bringing your pet here to the hospital. Seeing all of the pets coming in each day and getting to know them is what makes her heart full. She greets our clients and pets, checks our patients in for surgery and to see the veterinarian, and answers the phone. She has one dog named Oak, a Doberman. Kimalynn enjoys camping, gardening, fishing, and making jam.

Martin Escobedo

Customer Service Representative, Bilingual

Martin's Bio

Martin joined Marina Animal Clinic in 2019. He enjoys furthering his knowledge in the veterinary field and learning new things every day. His two pets include Kibo, a Red Heeler Mix and Sunti, a Siamese cat. In his free time, Martin enjoys playing his guitar, playing video games, and spending time with his children and friends.

Heather Steed

Customer Service Representative

Heather's Bio

Bio coming soon!

Kennel Technician

Clarisa Gonzalez

Kennel Attendant, Bilingual


Clarisa's Bio

Clarisa joined Marina Animal Clinic in 2015. Her interests are taking care of all the patients that are hospitalized and especially taking care of newborn puppies. Clarisa also enjoys working with her coworkers as they are like family to her. She has two dogs, Sunny, a Labrador Retriever, and Dobby, a Chihuahua. In her spare time, she likes writing, drawing, crafts, video games, and binge-watching television.

Jesse Witt

Kennel Technician


Jesse's Bio

Jesse joined Marina Animal Clinic in 2014. His interests are taking care of all of the patients that come in, especially the Rottweilers. He takes care of hospital maintenance and the grounds where we exercise our patients. He has several dogs including Lucy, an Affenpinscher, Jack, a Shih Tzu mix, Gus, a Chihuahua mix, and Floki, a French Bulldog. Jesse enjoys working on cars, especially his Maverick, playing video games, and spending time with his pets.

Lauren Bowers

Kennel Technician


Lauren's Bio

Lauren joined Marina Animal Clinic in 2018. Her interests are taking care of all patients and providing comfort to them while they in the hospital. She has multiple pets including Scrappy, a Chihuahua mix, Sammy, a Miniature Schnauzer mix, Chewy, a Boston Terrier Mix, and her cats Fry, Gracie, Joji, Monroe, Sophie, and Tucker. Lauren enjoys drawing and taking care of her pets in her time off.

Paola Diaz

Kennel Technician, Bilingual

Paola's Bio

Paola joined Marina Animal Clinic in 2020. She takes care of our surgery and hospitalized patients. Her favorite part is patient care of hospitalized patients and exercising the dogs. Paola enjoys being part of a team and working closely with her coworkers to help pets to feel better. She has several Pomeranians; Baby, Chicken, Mateo, and Bonnie, as well as two Siberian Huskies, Misty and Menace. In her free time she enjoys listening to music, eating at new restaurants, and cruising.

Aaron Haney

Kennel Technician

Aaron's Bio

Aaron joined Marina Animal Clinic in 2020. He likes to work with challenging patients. These are patients that are fearful, have anxiety, are fractious, and even previously abused. Being able to calm their fears and getting their trust is very rewarding for him. Aaron has three pets including Nala, a Great Pyrenese mix, Xica, a Chihuahua mix, and Berlioz, a cat. During his free time he enjoys reading, playing video games, and enjoying the outdoors.

Nahomi Martinez

Kennel Technician

Nahomi's Bio

Nahomi joined Marina Animal Clinic in 2021. Her favorite part of the job is working with anxious patients. She like to be able to help calm their fears and gain their trust. Nahomi takes pride in keeping the hospital clean and organized. She has two dogs, both are Chow Chow’s named Toffee and Cocoa. When Nahomi is not working, she enjoys listening to music.

Morgan Collins

Kennel Technician

Morgan's Bio

Bio coming soon!

Toni Fredrickson

Kennel Technician

Toni's Bio

Toni joined Marina Animal Clinic in 2021. Her favorite part of the job is working with and handling the large patients that come into the hospital. Toni makes sure that all the patients are cared for to the highest of standards. Her goal is to make sure they go home feeling and looking better than when they came into the hospital. She has three dogs; Loki a Queensland Heeler, Pandora Moo a Labrador Retriever, Timmothy a Terrier Mix, and a cat named Rajah. In her spare time, she enjoys doing artwork and making things for her pets.

Jaira Morgan

Kennel Technician

Jaira's Bio

Jaira joined Marina Animal Clinic in 2021. Her favorite part of the job is taking care of the hospitalized patients that are here due to illness, surgery, or injury. She also likes to take care and spend extra time with our boarders. Jaira has three cats; Boots, Shadow, and Special Kitty. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, watching TV, and hanging out with her friends.

Bailey Richards

Kennel Technician

Bailey's Bio

Bio coming soon!

Julie Frisbie

Kennel Technician

Julie's Bio

Bio coming soon!

Julianna Coates

Kennel Technician

Julianna's Bio

Bio coming soon!

Kristal Oritz

Kennel Technician

Kristal's Bio

Bio coming soon!

Anastacia Minckler

Kennel Technician

Anastacia's Bio

Bio coming soon!

Hospital Pets

Maee

Maee's Bio

Maee became the boss of the Marina Animal Clinic in 2019. She was brought to us by a Good Samaritan after being hit by a car. She recovered from having multiple fractures, but, has permanent nerve damage. She loves to be pampered and loved. Maee has a full wardrobe and visits the spa weekly. Her interests are barking at people she doesn’t like, playing tug of war, and dressing up. Her favorite people are Lacy, Lauren, Mariann, Heather, and Autumn.