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 on day so she can make it to the door in less than a minute 🙂 In the winter, you will find her at the rink cheering for the Riverton River Rats. It’s easy to see her there because she yells encouragement so loudly that no one will sit in front of her. In the Spring, she is cleaning up her yard, planting flowers and vegetables and cheering her younger son on in soccer. Summertime finds her on horseback or on the paddleboards with her husband and teenage sons. In the Fall, she heads indoors to assist the Riverton Animal Adoption Center with the Paws and Pearls Wine Tasting. 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. She can’t talk NHL, because her team is the River Rats, but she can quote stats on high school hockey (and maybe Denver University in the future!) 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.
Dr. Miranda Townsend joined the team at the Stock Doc veterinary clinic in July of 2006. Dr. Townsend is the daughter of Milton and Donna Daniels of Riverton and a native of Fremont County. She grew up on the family’s dairy farm north of Riverton and graduated from Shoshoni High School in 1992.
During high school, she was very active in the 4-H and FFA programs. Following high school, she attained a Veterinary Technician degree from the University of Nebraska. She then went on to the University of Wyoming to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Natural Science and Mathematics and a Master’s degree in Animal Science emphasizing ruminant nutrition. In May of 2005, Dr. Townsend graduated from Colorado State University with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. Following graduation, she did an intership in Food Animal Medicine and Surgery at Colorado State. The internship provided specialized training with dairy and beef cattle, small ruminants, swine and camelids (llamas and alpacas). Dr. Townsend is pleased to be a part of the Stock Doc health care team. Her professional interests include acupuncture, small animal surgery, especially orthopaedics, and livestock medicine and surgery. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her two boys, likes to ride horses and enjoys the outdoors.
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, and 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 began working 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 here 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 did an internship in Norman, OK at Interstate Equine Services where she gained more specialized experience in equine surgery and lameness, equine dentistry, equine reproduction, and internal medicine as well as everyday private practice techniques. Dr. Waheed is so excited to be back in Wyoming, practicing with great vets and a wonderful staff, and meeting all the great clients with their awesome animals! Dr. Waheed loves to be up in the mountains snowmobiling, fishing, four-wheeling, distance running and riding horses all with her husband and dog Beethoven!
Dr. Caitlin O’Connor, D.V.M.
Caitlin is from Dallas, Texas. She worked at a vet clinic in high school and college breaks, and knew that she wanted to be a vet from a young age. She went to Texas A&M for her Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science. Caitlin then continued to vet school and graduated in 2021. She is excited to meet everyone here and learn from the vets at the Stock Doc! Even though she is from Texas, she knew that she wanted to leave upon graduation. Caitlin loves Texas A&M, so catch her wearing her jersey come football season. She also loves the outdoors and is excited to explore Wyoming with her Golden Retriever, Piper, during her free time!
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, 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 then traveled and found 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 and their little girl, Kaylynn, who has Angela’s passion for animals. Currently, Angela and her husband 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 daughter with her many 4-H projects.
In 2006 she graduated from Montana State University with a Bachelors degree in Animal Science. She also has three certificates in Equine Massage Therapy.
Whitney came to our clinic in June of 2013 from Fargo, North Dakota. She attended North Dakota State University and received her Bachelors of Science degree in Veterinary Technology in 2009. Since then she has worked as a veterinary technician in Jamestown, ND, and Webster, TX. Whitney has one child, a spoiled rotten 6-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier named Tuff. She loves to go horseback riding, hiking, fishing, camping, and other outdoor activities. She loves being a technician and will do all she can to care for every animal she sees.
Since then she has worked as a veterinary technician in Jamestown, ND, and Webster, TX. Whitney has one child, a spoiled rotten 6-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier named Tuff. She loves to go horseback riding, hiking, fishing, camping, and other outdoor activities. She loves being a technician and will do all she can to care for every animal she sees.
She attended North Dakota State University and received her Bachelors of Science degree in Veterinary Technology in 2009.
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, Chante, who lives 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, 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.
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!
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.
Rainey was born and raised in Riverton, Wyoming. She went to Wind River High School and then became a CAN and a Nationally Certified Phlebotomist. After completing her phlebotomy class, she was encouraged by a Stock Doc team member (and her best friend!), Shylah Jacobsen, to join the team at The Stock Doc. She has been a team member since February of 2018 and loving it! Rainey has 2 horses, 1 dog, 1 cat and 2 lovebirds of her own and very much enjoys working with the animals at the clinic. She has been married for 13 years and has 3 amazing sons. In her free time, she loves spending time with family and friends, going to the mountains, fishing, camping and being lazy around the house with her husband and kids.
I was born and raised in Riverton, Wyoming. I am an 8th generation Wyomingite. Currently, I have two dogs named Chili and JoJo, along with an African grey parrot named Gabby. 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’ve worked at The Stock Doc for a little over a year now, and in that time I’ve gained a tremendous amount of knowledge within the Veterinary field. I just recently graduated from Riverton High School and I am currently attending Central Wyoming College in pursuit of my doctorate in veterinary medicine. My plans down the road are to attend the University of Wyoming along with Colorado State University to wrap up my education.
Working with and rescuing animals is a passion for Pamela. She joined our Stock Doc team in April of 2017 as a part-time Community Outreach Coordinator after she “retired”! As the Board Chairman of Paws for Life Animal League, you can usually find her fundraising, writing grants and helping out at the Riverton Animal Adoption Center. When she isn’t at the clinic or the shelter, you will find her enjoying time spent with her husband Brad, her 3 rescue dogs, Axle, Skeeter and Yogi and her rescue cat, Abu.
Pamela grew up in Virginia, the daughter of a Navy pilot and a registered nurse. While she was a “big city girl” most of the time, she spent many of her summers at her grandparents’ dairy farm and her uncle’s cattle ranch in Michigan. There has always been at least one dog in her home from the time she was 3 yrs. old. She has 2 amazing children, Michelle and Christopher, and 4 totally awesome grandchildren, DaNasia, Danica, Mykal and D.D. (all of whom inherited her love of animals and animal rescue). Other than surrounding herself with furbabies, some of her favorite pastimes include traveling, reading, walking, and helping out in the community.
Pamela attended James Madison University and the University of Virginia where she had a double major in Sociology and Biology.
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 and started volunteering at The Stock Doc early this year. In April 2019 she started as a full-time Veterinary Technician Assistant and is a great addition to our team. She is currently working towards being a Certified Veterinary Technician.
Sidnee Hutchins joined The Stock Doc team for the first time in May 2015 as Kennel Staff. She worked here for about 2 years and then left to go to nursing school. She realized that animals are WAY better to work on and came back in January 2019. Now she is working to become a veterinary technician assistant.
Sidnee was born and raised in Riverton, WY. She has a passion to work with all animals. At home, Sidnee has 7 dogs, mostly hound dogs, and two cats. One day she hopes to run and manage a rescue sanctuary for all animals in need.
I was born in Lander, Wyoming, and was raised in Pavillion, Wyoming. I love to ride my two horses, Kid, and Fawn. I also love spending time with my three Blue Heeler dogs. I love to play sports and my favorite sport is rugby. My favorite time of year is Fall because it is hunting season and it’s the best time to ride my dirt bike. I would like to become a veterinarian and have my own clinic.
I was born in Frederick, Maryland. I moved to Riverton, Wyoming when I was 10 years old. I started working at The Stock Doc when I was 15 years old. I graduated from Frontier Academy in 2020. I love to go fishing, camping, hunting, and other outdoor activities. I have 2 dogs who I love more than anything. I hope to eventually become a Certified Veterinary Technician.
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.
Born in Worland Wyoming, moved to Riverton Wyoming when I was 8 years old. I graduated from Riverton High School in 2016. Went to college for a year and decided to become a wildland firefighter. Fought major fires in Montana and California. After a few years of fighting the fire, I finally decided to go back to school to become a veterinarian technician. Currently finished my first year and plan on graduating from Eastern Wyoming College May 2022! On my downtime, I love to spend my time camping, fishing, hiking, and snowboarding. Due to school, I’m not allowed to have a pet but I definitely plan on getting myself a puppy after graduation.