DR. AMY STOCKTON, D.V.M.
Dr. Stockton grew up in Riverton with her dogs, cats, rabbits, lambs and horses. She loved galloping bareback along the edges of the fields with her shoes off and toes touching the alfalfa, or riding the horses to town to order Big Macs from the ‘ride through’ at McDonalds. She remembers times in those days when she needed help for a sick or injured pet and she couldn’t get a veterinarian to answer the phone, and by the age of eight had vowed that she would become a veterinarian and ‘never allow that to happen to anyone else EVER AGAIN!’
So she dug her heels in and worked hard through school, and attained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Colorado State University in 1996, worked a year at Mesa Vista Vet Hospital in Raton, New Mexico, then returned home to start her practice in Riverton. She brought the 1st ultrasound diagnostics to Fremont County and started with her Mobile Clinic and house calls until she constructed the clinic on Riverview Road in 2001. The Stock Doc has been on call all the time since then. Dr. Amy loves her team and clients like family and understands the strength of bonds that can form with our pets. She respects that bond immensely and vows to do all she can to enhance, strengthen and lengthen it. Amy lives close to the clinic and it is her dream to have a zip line to the clinic one day so she can make it to the door in less than a minute. In the Spring, you can usually find her cleaning up her yard, planting flowers and vegetables, or walking with her husband, shepherd or grandchildren. She also gets most of her quilting and reading done in the Fall and Winter. For a good conversation, tell her about how your pet got its name, or discuss a book you read, or tell her about a great travel destination. If you want to make her day, tell her a good brand of lip chap or a good kind of chocolate!!
DR. MIRANDA TOWNSEND, D.V.M.
I grew up on a dairy farm in rural Fremont County and filled most of my days taking care of the farm animals. So, it was no surprise that my dream early on was to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. Fast forward several years, I ended up at Colorado State University for my DVM degree then promptly joined the amazing team at the Stock Doc in 2006. After all these years, I still am learning and improving my ability to help animals and the people who love them. What better way to spend your life than doing something you love with people who all feel the same way!
During my career, I have developed a passion for small animal orthopedics and have dedicated time to advancing my orthopedic skills because I wanted to offer more options to owners with broken pets than just amputation or a life of pain medication. I am intrigued by the challenges of repairing bone fractures but most of all, I love being able to send home a dog or cat that came in with a fracture and walks out comfortable, happy, and using all their limbs.
My “other life” and love is my husband and two sons. We are a hunting, fishing, outdoors family and are true “Wyomingites”. Our family includes several horses, dogs, cats, and chickens. When we aren’t enjoying nature, we are galivanting across the state for hockey, soccer, football, or rodeo. I am grateful to be living my dream and have a family life that I treasure.
DR. BRANDI WAHEED, D.V.M.
Dr. Brandi Waheed became an associate veterinarian at The Stock Doc in July of 2010. She was born in Riverton WY, however, grew up in Gillette, WY on a ranch with a variety of different animals from horses, sheep, dairy, and beef cattle, to dairy goats. From the time she can remember Dr. Waheed always wanted to be a veterinarian.
Throughout high school she was active in FFA, 4-H, and rodeo and worked at the Animal Medical Center in Gillette. Dr. Waheed then graduated from Campbell County High School in 2001. From there Dr. Waheed attained her Associates of Science degree at Central Wyoming College, then continued to the University of Wyoming to complete her Bachelor’s degree in Pre-vet/Animal Science. She was then accepted into the Veterinary program at Colorado State University- Veterinary Teaching Hospital and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2009. Dr. Waheed then completed an equine internship in Norman, OK at Interstate Equine Services where she gained more specialized experience in equine surgery lameness, dentistry, reproduction, and internal medicine as well as everyday private practice techniques. Dr. Waheed loves Wyoming! She loves practicing with the great veterinarians and wonderful staff at The Stock Doc. Her primary interests include equine lameness, preventative medicine, dentistry for equine and small animal patients, general surgery, and reproduction. She loves meeting all the great clients with their awesome animals! Besides being a veterinarian Dr. Waheed loves to be up in the mountains snowmobiling, fishing, four-wheeling, distance running and riding horses with her husband Aziz, and daughters Ameena and Ameera. Special thanks to their sweet Beethoven who will always be missed.
Angela is a true animal lover. She has worked at The Stock Doc since 2010 and through it all loves her job! Every day brings something new and exciting.
Angela grew up on a farm in Oregon. Her childhood revolved around her love for showing cattle, riding horses, 4-h and FFA, picking strawberries, and helping her dad farm. In 2006 she graduated from Montana State University with a Bachelors degree in Animal Science. Angela has also completed three short courses in equine massage therapy. After that, she traveled and completed an internship at an equine rehabilitation center in Kentucky, worked on a cow-calf operation in Montana, then owned a dairy farm in Oregon. Angela then settled down in Riverton, with her husband Steve Weber. Steve and Angela have two daughter who both share Angela’s passion for animals. Currently, they raise Hereford cattle, club calves, and English Shepherds. Angela’s hobbies include spending as much time as possible on the back of her horse and helping her daughters with their many projects.
Human Resources and Head Technician
Taeha Collins joined The Stock Doc Team in March 2015. She has been a Certified Veterinary Technician since 2005 and has over 25 years of experience in the veterinary field. She has one daughter and one granddaughter who live in Casper and has a small ranch on the Wind River Reservation, where she grew up. Her passions include spending time working on her ranch, animals, reading, painting. being outdoors, and her dedication to her veterinary career. Taeha has 6 dogs, 5 cats, 7 horses, a growing herd of Angus cattle and one Cowboy! Taeha is honored to be a part of The Stock Doc Team!!
Taeha is a Certified Veterinary Technician and has over 20 years of experience.
Lead Customer Service Representative
Candi Burns joined The Stock Doc team in February of 2017 as a Front Desk receptionist, prescription-refiller and dog/cat food gatherer. She is a lover of all critters, big and small. Candi was raised around animals from birth and has never been without a critter or two at her side. Her love for animals is what brought her to the Stock Doc.
She has one daughter, Breesha, who lives in Cheyenne with her longtime boyfriend, Kent. Breesha is a Cosmetologist/Barber and Kent is a Coder/Programmer.
Candi comes with a background in the medical field and was previously a medical assistant. She also has background/training in Computers and Technology, Investigations, Botany and Horticulture, Medical Billing and Coding, Criminal Justice, Pharmacy and is extremely ferret knowledgeable, having ferrets in her life for the past 12 years. In her free time, she loves to be around her pets, grow and nurture her plants, continue her education, and perform wedding ceremonies (she is also Ordained and a Notary). Candi loves to learn, and can’t seem to get enough knowledge packed into her brain to satisfy her!
Customer Service Representative
Denica is another smiling member of our awesome Front Desk staff. Denica moved to Wyoming after visiting her during a family reunion. She fell in love with Wyoming and moved here in 2002.
Denica has always loved animals and had many growing up. She is now sharing this passion for animals with her two wonderful children and understanding husband! She enjoys 4H and Fair every year and loves watching her children as they grow and learn how taking care of animals is a healthy habit that they can enjoy their entire lives.
MARY JO SCHMIDT
Mary Jo (or MJ as we all call her) has been an integral part and leader of the Kennel Staff since 2013.
She moved to Riverton 11 years ago from Missouri where she ran a horse boarding stable taking care of 115 horses and 200 cow/calf pairs and 500 feeder calves. She also spent 4 years as a veterinarian assistant at an equine hospital in Pacular, Missouri. MJ loves coming to work every day to help nurse all the critters back to health.
Julia was born in Switzerland with a love for horses and small animals. Julia moved to the US as a teenager and worked at a riding stable on the east coast, before moving to Wyoming at the age of 20. She loves spending time in the mountains and horse packing all over the state. Last year her love of animal medicine inspired her to enroll in a Veterinary Technician Program. In April 2019 she started as a full-time Veterinary Technician Assistant and quickly worked herself into a Veterinary Technician. She is a great addition to our team.
Jenn Rogers is the newest team member at The Stock Doc, having joined our Kennel Staff IN September 2020
I am from Wyoming, from Rozet and Spotted Horse. I am simplicity and stubbornness. I am from the Powder River with her golden cottonwood leaves every fall and the cedar-covered breaks she snakes through. I am from the sagebrush, chicken soup and silver inlaid bridle bits made by my grandfather.
I am from 3 days of shearing 300 head of sheep.
I am from strong stock who proved tougher than the life here in Wyoming they chose, the solitude of open spaces and fire.
I am from adventurers who crossed the ocean, who lived on the seas, and pioneers who homesteaded in a barren land and made it home.
Even now, I am from a rooted family tree planted in Wyoming well over 100 years ago on Beaver Creek in Weston County.
I am from silver forged in cedar fires and quenched in the Powder River.
I hope my poem gave you insight as to who I am. I was born and raised in Rozet, Wyoming. My mother’s family homesteaded on Beaver Creek outside of Upton and started the X Ring Ranch, which my cousin still owns and operates as a Centennial Recognized Ranch and her parents homesteaded south of Rozet. My grandmother continued to rum the ranch by herself for over 30 years after my grandfather died. My parents, John and Ruth McNally still live in Rozet and are Texas snowbirds to hunt 9 out of the 12 months in the year. I have an older brother who lives in Gillette.
I have been married to my husband for 20 years after meeting at an antique 2-cylinder tractor club meeting. He was born and raised in the Recluse/Spotted Horse/Arvada area and grew up ranching with a cow and sheep operation. Currently, I feel we are working to feed our teenage son, a corgi, a barn cat, two ducks, and a hedgehog named Harris!
I have animal experience from early childhood and was fortunate to work at the Animal Medical Center of Wyoming in Gillette for several years with large and small animals, although I was more of an asset in the livestock aspect of the practice as I grew up around them until I left to raise my son. In my downtime, I love to fish and be in the miles and miles of wild outdoors that Wyoming affords us. I also love to create art in painting and pottery. I am an avid cook, reader, and slow down long enough to crochet. I look forward to meeting all our clients and patients.
Customer Service Representative
I am a 22-year-old, single mom to a lovely 3-year-old little boy. I love to draw, paint, and really do anything creative. I love listening to music and spending time with my 3 kitties and my 2 dogs. I enjoy camping, either at the lake or in the mountains as long as I get to get away from the hecticness of life.
Codi was born and raised in Riverton! She has had a passion for animals for as long as she can remember. She is currently pursuing a degree to become a licensed Veterinary Technician. Outside of school and work, she enjoys anything outdoors: camping, fishing, and hunting are some of her favorite hobbies! She loves all animals and has plenty of her own, including horses, chickens, cats, dogs, and of course, her favorite are her cows 😊
Paige was born and raised in upstate South Carolina. Deciding her life needed some redirection to be able to follow and achieve her goals; she moved to Cheyenne, Wyoming to finish college. After attending Laramie County Community College for three years, she graduated with her Associate of Applied Science degree in Equine Training and Management, as well as her Associate of Science in Equine Science and Equine Business Management. Following college graduation, Paige traveled around a little bit trying to find her place in the horse world. She ended up in East Tennessee working for a large animal/equine hospital and showing in Ranch Horse Versatility (AQHA) shows on the weekends. A couple of years later, she realized her heart was still in Wyoming.
Paige has a passion for her job, working with large and small animals; as well as her lifestyle, riding horses and working cows. She enjoys riding/training her horse while also tagging and branding. Paige also enjoys traveling, going on pack trips, camping, hiking, and just being outside in nature and the mountains. As well as spending quality time with the Lord, her family, two dogs Bo and Jack, and her awesome Cowboy.
I was born and raised in Riverton, Wyoming. I am an 8th generation Wyomingite. Currently I have three dogs named Chili, JoJo, and Daisy. At a younger age I had guinea pigs, hamsters, chickens, turtles and fish. When I’m not in Riverton, you can always find me at my second home, in Dubois, snowmobiling, dirt biking, fishing or hunting. During High School I was involved in Student Council, Leadership, DECA, Welding/FFA, Vet Science and Soccer. I’m thankful for the support from my Stock Doc family, my Mom, Dad, little brother and girlfriend. I am currently involved in the Wyoming Pre-Veterinary Club and the Wyoming Collegiate Cattle Association.
I’ve worked at The Stock Doc since 2018 as a technician, tech assistant and kennel staff, and in that time I’ve gained a tremendous amount of knowledge within the Veterinary field. I have graduated from Riverton High School and Central Wyoming College. I am currently attending the University of Wyoming in pursuit of my doctorate in Veterinary Medicine.
MaryEllen has worked off and on for the Stock Doc for over twenty years. She is the first technician Amy hired. The two women ran all over Fremont County, in the van, taking care of animals in need. They always had at least three dogs and two cat that traveled with them. A few years later they added a couple of babies to the menagerie. Over the years nothing has changed they are still taking care of the animals coming to the clinic and there are a few new babies thrown in.
Her family consists of a husband of over 45 years, a son and a daughter, 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. They have always had a love of animals and have made pets out of some very strange animals.
MaryEllen has a lifelong love of learning. That is how she ended up with 3 two-year degrees at CWC and many credits that didn’t fit in anywhere. As a youth she was involved in FFA and 4-H then as an adult she taught art, horsemanship, all livestock, sewing, knitting, and all handicrafts.
Like many who live in Wyoming she enjoys the great outdoors, camping, fishing, rock hounding, gardening, waterskiing, to name just a few. Some of her hobbies include quilting, knitting, jewelry making, lapidary, knife making, and she is always up for learning something new.
Bailee is a recent highschool graduate and is currently training to be a vet tech assistant, while pursuing a certification through Progressive Hoof Care Practictioners. She is passionate about working with animals and is excited to learn more. Bailee also enjoys writing and is pursuing a career in this area as well. During her free time, Bailee loves to work with horses, write poetry, hike, and read.
James Walker has been with The Stock Doc since 2020 as a Technician Assistant. He loves spending time with dogs, horses and camelids. In his free time James enjoys paintball, shed hunting, hiking, and camping. His roommates are Bella the Bassett Hound and Chicken the Canary. James has brought smiles and laughter to the team as well as compassion for animals.