Kalie Brister, Receptionist
My name is Kalie Brister, and I was born and raised in small-town DeRidder, LA. I am the receptionist at Westside Veterinary Clinic. Client service has always been my go-to career, and I enjoy meeting and growing to know my clients. I find working with the public to be very rewarding, and all of my clients become my family. I am married to Michael Brister, and we are fur parents to a dachshund named Sophie and have 7 other outside dogs. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my two nieces, Nevaeh and Bailee, and we love the water. In the future, I would love to grow in the veterinary field as my love for animals is very big!
Stacie Doyle, Receptionist
My name is Stacie Doyle and I am the newest receptionist to join Westside Veterinary Clinic after working for many years as a preschool aide at East Beauregard Elementary School. My husband, Stoney, and I have two sons, Dalton and Gavin and daughter in love, Abby, who is married to Dalton. Our pet family includes Marlee, a boxer, Maggie, a blue heeler puppy, our two horses, Zip and Rooster, chickens, three beef cows, and seven steers. I enjoy traveling, reading, playing games, crafts, and working in our yard. I also really like to cook for people and frequently use my family as guinea pigs to try out new desserts.
Debbie Hartsfield, Veterinary Technician
My name is Debbie Hartsfield and I have worked in the veterinary field since 1990. I actually started my career here at Westside Veterinary Clinic working for Drs Bert and Sally. My husband's career in the Army moved us to Texas in 1993. I continued to work at a veterinary clinic there and trained to be a veterinary technician. I find it very rewarding to work with pets and their families. My goal is to help pets live a good quality life for as long as they can. When we moved back to DeRidder I returned to work at Westside Veterinary Clinic. I live with my husband Kevin, three Dobermans, Manfred, Rommel, Keegan and two cats Rose and Buttercup. In my spare time I enjoy training and competing in agility trials with my Dobermans.
Summer Brown, Veterinary Assistant
My name is Summer Brown and I am a Veterinary Assistant at Westside Veterinary Clinic. I have three wonderful children, Madison, Jones, and Sadie. Our pet family includes two cats, Mary Mac and Milo Jean, one dog named Fynn, and we have two fish tanks. When I’m not working, I enjoy reading, spending time with my family, running kids to sport activities, and fishing.
Tory Lavergne, Veterinary Assistant
My name is Tory Lavergne. I am a mother to four handsome boys who always keep me on my toes. In my free time, I enjoy photography and riding horses. I own three horses – Vivika, Speed Bump and Soldier. I also have a Blue Heeler named Harli. I love all animals and am grateful to be able to work with them.
Hannah Oradei, Veterinary Assistant
My name is Hannah Oradei. I have worked with animal rescues for a few years now and spend much of my free time helping animals across the country. I have 2 dogs, Bowen and Oakley, and 3 cats, Nova, Ember, and Cash. I am excited to continue helping animals live their best lives while expanding my veterinary career here at Westside Veterinary Clinic.
Kennee Smith, Veterinary Assistant
My name is Kennee Smith. I am married with three sons – Ely, Tate and Jansen. I enjoy spending time with my family, fishing and barrel racing. I have always had a passion for animals so I really appreciate the opportunity to work at Westside Veterinary Clinic.