Dr. John E. Collins grew up in Marietta, Oklahoma. He graduated from Marietta High School in 1963. From Marietta, he went to the University of Oklahoma and in 1968 took a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration. At that same time he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army. He spent the second year of his two-year tour of duty in Viet Nam. It was during his time in Viet Nam that he decided to go to Oklahoma State University when he returned to the state and become a rancher. He discovered the world of science during the OSU years and became interested in pursuing a career in Veterinary Medicine for which he received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1977.
Dr. Collins' career has included private practice in Liberal , Kansas; Missoula, Montana; federal work for 5 years in Texas and Oklahoma with FSIS; Program Chair of the Veterinary Technology Program at Murray State College in Tishomingo, Oklahoma; private practice in Ardmore, Oklahoma, and now in Sulphur, Oklahoma. He has always been a companion animal practitioner but he and his wife, Michelle, have goats and cattle on their rock farm south of Mill Creek where they currently reside with their five dogs, two cats, two sons (Clete and Chet), and two granddaughters (Alexus and Alysium).
Dr. Kristen Thompson grew up in Elmore City, Oklahoma. She graduated from Elmore City-Pernell High School in 2006. She then attended East Central University where she received a Bachelor degree in Physics in 2011. While attending ECU, she discovered that her real passion was Veterinary Medicine. She attended Oklahoma State University and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2015. Dr. Thompson loves all animals. She currently has two dogs, Rhett and Valley, and a three legged cat named Maia.
I first met Dr. Collins at Murray State College where my bride Kathy Williford was enrolled in the veterinary technology program. Later when Dr. Collins returned to private practice he hired Kathy as a veterinary technician and Practice manager. Sometime later Dr. Collins had an opening for an account manager; I applied and was hired for the position in late December 2005.
Kathy and I breed and show border collies under the name of Whistle-stop Border Collies. We attend numerous AKC conformation shows held in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri. All our border collies are under the care of Dr. Collins including puppies that go to their forever homes.
Danielle Pack was raised on a cattle ranch, and has been around animals her entire life. She has a huge heart for critters of all kinds. She has been working in the veterinary field for over 15 years. Thru college Danielle worked with Dr. Collins and graduated from Murray State College with an A.S.S. degree in veterinary technology in 2005. That same year she passed the state and national boards and is now a Registered Veterinary Technician. She thoroughly enjoys the tough cases and emergencies, they seem to be the most rewarding to have a part in their care. Danielle has recently been promoted to the Practice Manager here at the clinic.
Danielle and her husband Carlton, have a small farm in Johnston County. They have dreams of expansion into other kinds of fowl, and cattle. On the farm currently they have 2 llamas, 19 goats, 120ish chickens, 3 dogs and 4 cats.
Jodi Haines has lived in Sulphur her whole life and was raised around dogs, cats, horses, and cattle which started her passion and love for all animals at a very young age. She graduated from Sulphur High school in 2012 and then graduated the Murray State College Veterinary technician program in 2016. She passed her national boards and became a Registered Veterinary Technician in December of 2016. She has worked on and off for Dr. Collins since May 2015 while going to school. Jodi has a husband named Connor and a Son named Preston that is 7 years old and they have three fur babies named Nova, Aggie, and Roper.
Has been raised in Sulphur, OK for the majority of her life. She graduated from Sulphur High School in 2009. She is married to Banks Ramer-Okelley and together they have a wonderful little girl named Cadence. Jennie enjoys the simple things in life, hunting, fishing, and spending time with the ones she loves.