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Chelsie Hamel, Practice Lead
Chelsie is originally from California and moved to Arizona in June of 2011. She has been in the veterinary field since September of 2012 and absolutely loves what she does. She has had many animals, from cats and dogs to horses, goats, and pigs since she was 6 years old. She is currently working toward her certification as a veterinary technician. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son, riding horses, barrel racing, playing with her animals and just being outdoors. She is currently the Practice Lead at Circle L Animal Hospital. This is her second time working at Circle L Animal Hospital. She absolutely loves working at Circle L; it is like working with family! She can’t wait to meet you and your four-legged kids


Clinical Staff

Colette Nguyen, Veterinary Assistant / Rehabilitation Assistant
Born and raised in Tennessee, Colette moved to Arizona about three years ago.

Colette began her veterinary career at Circle L Animal Hospital as a Hospital Assistant in March 2012. It was her passion for animals that initially brought her into the veterinary field, striving to help animals and provide them with the very best possible care that she can. Colette boasts more than five years of experience, working her way through the ranks to become a Veterinary Assistant and the proud recipient of the Circle L Animal Hospital Employee of the Year for 2014, which is determined by the rest of the team. Colette is currently attending training to become a certified Rehabilitation Technician.

Her hobbies include improvement projects in and around her home as well as at Circle L Animal Hospital. She also enjoys playing ball with her Corgi/Miniature Australian Shepherd mix Chevy and, when the weather is warm, Colette can often be found spending time with her plants, enjoying the outdoors and the peace and quiet of her garden.


Charles, Veterinary Assistant
A U.S. Army veteran, Charles was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico. However, he has lived in the Prescott area for the past seven years.

Charles has extensive experience with numerous rescue organizations and has trained pet therapy dogs. He is currently enrolled in school to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. Charles has five dogs including Minnie the Great Dane, a Saint Bernard named Dude, Bodhi an Akita mix, a Pit mix Dozer, and a Chihuahua named Chester.


Collin Dean Tobin, Veterinary Assistant
Collin was born in Prescott, Arizona where he continues to live.

He is Circle L Animal Hospital’s Boarding Attendant and is new to the veterinary field. He is excited to be learning new skills and enjoys making new memories with his fellow co-workers, clients and of course, the animals. His goal is to further his education by utilizing scholarships he has received to take the necessary classes to receive his Veterinary Technician Associates Degree.

Some of his accomplishments include graduating from Bradshaw Mountain High School, and bowling a perfect 300 Game at the age of sixteen! Bowling is his main hobby, but he also loves going out with family and friends to bowl and compete in tournaments locally, statewide, and nationally. Collin thoroughly enjoys meeting all the clients, their pets, and visitors that come to Circle L Animal Hospital.


Jayden Williams, Veterinary Assistant

Jonna Jellison, Veterinary Assistant


Jaimee Schupbach, Veterinary Assistant
Jaimee was born in Phoenix, Arizona, she moved to the Prescott area when she was 3 years old.
She is new to the veterinary field, but she has always wanted to work in the veterinary field because she loves animals. She is going to further her education to become a veterinary technician.
She graduated from high school in 2013. When she has days off she likes to spend them with her two kids and her spouse. She has three dogs, two are pitbull mixes and one is a Papillon mix.


Jaclyn Matthis, Hospital Assistant


Customer Service Representatives

Vikki Lane, Client Service Representative

Sheila Olson, Client Service Representative


Jillian Picciolo, Client Service Representative

Boarding Staff

Jennifer Riggs, Boarding Attendant
Jen R An Arizona native, Jennifer was born and raised in Phoenix. She has had many different animals since she was five years old, including dogs, cats, chickens, ducks, and horses. As an adult, she continued to care for animals, taking in many cats and dogs that needed a home. Jennifer decided to start working with animals for a living and went to school for veterinary assisting. She has worked with animals professionally for about 5 years and loves caring for animals. They fulfill her life and she can’t imagine doing anything else.


Russ Henning, Boarding Attendant