Meet Our Veterinarians

Dr. Mary Williams

Veterinarian

Originally from Alberta, Canada, Mary was born in Edmonton and moved to Lethbridge with her family when her father took a faculty position at the University of Lethbridge. She graduated from high school in 2008 and began her undergraduate education at the University of Lethbridge. She then transferred to the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon where she completed her pre-veterinary requirements and graduated with a B.S. in Biology in 2012.

Mary began her journey in veterinary medicine at Ross University on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts. After completing the pre-clinical courses on the island, she finished her last year of veterinary school at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater and graduated in May, 2017.

Mary enjoys the variety and excitement that veterinary medicine involves. Every case is a new puzzle to be solved and she is enthusiastic about continuing to learn and grow as a new doctor. She has always had a passion for animals ranging from dogs and cats to horses. She grew up riding horses and is hoping to pick up that hobby again now that she has finished school. Right now she shares her home in Bartlesville with one dog, a yellow lab named Hammer who is a retired duck hunting dog.

Dr. Merrijean Becker

Veterinarian

Dr. Becker is a lifelong Bartlesville girl.  Though her father worked in the International division of Phillips Petroleum Company, and she spent many of her early years in São Paulo, Brazil, and Caracas, Venezuela, her family moved back to Bartlesville when she was in 9th grade and she has always considered Bartlesville her home.

When Merrijean turned 16 she joined the Bartlesville Animal Hospital staff, working after school, summers and holidays, as a veterinary assistant for Dr. Grogan.  After graduating from Bartlesville High School in 1988, Dr. Becker attended Oklahoma State University where she completed her degree in Biomedical Science in 1992.  With glowing recommendations from both Dr. Grogan and Dr. Johnson, Dr. Becker continued her education with OSU, earning a coveted spot in their School of Veterinary Medicine.  In 1996, she graduated in the top 10% of her class earning her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree.  Throughout all her years at college, she made the commute back to Bartlesville to work summers and weekends at Bartlesville Animal Hospital.

After graduation, Dr. Becker married a fellow classmate and began her career in Tulsa.  In conjunction with practicing medicine, she took on the role of Channel 8 Veterinarian for KTUL and was the “on air” veterinary expert in TV segments with Teri Bowers and Frank Mitchell.  In 2005, she was named “Young Veterinarian of the Year” by the Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Association.  While working full time and raising two small children, Dr. Becker pursued 10 years of additional study and in 2007 attained Board Certification with the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. She is currently working on recertification.  Additionally, she was an active member of the Tulsa SE Rotary Club and dedicated to giving back to her community.

After inheriting her childhood home, Dr. Becker returned to Bartlesville and assumed the role of Manager for the Bartlesville Boarding Kennel.  She waited a year and a half for a position as a Veterinarian to become available here at Bartlesville Animal Hospital, and on January 1, 2018 Dr. Becker’s career came full circle back to where her dreams began…at her “Home”.

Dr. Becker has a passion for difficult medical cases, especially in geriatric pets and we could not be happier that she has joined our outstanding team of Veterinarians.

Dr.  Jeffery A.  Williams

Veterinarian

Jeff is a 2017 graduate of Oklahoma State University. He grew up in McAlester, Oklahoma, and moved to Bartlesville in 2018. Along with his skills in wellness, internal medicine, small animal soft tissue, and orthopedic surgeries, Dr. Williams is also certified with the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association and is skilled in both small and large animal chiropractic services.

Jeff has lived in Oklahoma his entire life, spending time as a child in Eufaula, Wetumka, and McAlester. He attended OSU for bachelor’s degree in animal science before attending veterinary school there as well. He spent almost 2 years working in McAlester before moving to Bartlesville Animal Hospital in September of 2018. While in McAlester, he became certified with the AVCA to be an animal chiropractor.

When not at work, Jeff loves spending time outdoors. He uses any excuse to be outside; rodeo, hunting, fishing, or just being with friends. His favorite part of the rodeo and team roping lifestyle is the competition, hard work, excitement, friendships, and atmosphere that surrounds the sport.

Jeff lives with a few pets including Seven a Labrador retriever, a few horses, a handful of longhorn cattle, and the boss of the ranch, a cat named Meredith.

Meet Our Staff

Allison Dark, CVT

Practice Manager

Caitlin Closs, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician

Caitlin is a Registered Veterinary Technician/Nurse here in Oklahoma and in her home state of Kansas. She absolutely loves helping our furry friends stay happy and healthy! She plans to further her education at Kansas State University. She has a few Labradors: Red, BP, and Ranger. She enjoys taking care of the cattle on the family ranch. Caitlin also loves being outdoors, whether it is hunting, gardening, hiking, photographing wildlife, or camping. Caitlin says, “there is just something about nature that never gets old.” When she’s not at work, you might find her and Ranger on their next adventure.

Holly Hopper

CSR/Receptionist/VA

Holly is our resident “Cat Lady”. She has a secret superpower to make all our kitty patients love her! She has been a part of the Bartlesville Animal Hospital family for 4 years. Holly has a few cats at home: Batman, Karma, Petunia, and her newest addition, Gwen. She also has two dogs, Grayson and Ruby. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, camping, and kayaking.

Ashley Tabor

CSR

Ashley was born and raised in Southwest Kansas and moved to Oklahoma 9 years ago with her husband and their four wonderful children. When Ashley's not at the office, you will find her with her family either at ball fields, courts, or at the lake. She also enjoys to craft and sneak away for a mani/pedi at the salon when she's not busy with her family. Ashley has four cats and two dogs. You won’t find them at the lake without the dogs! Ashley has worked in the healthcare field for the last twelve years. She is excited for her future here at Bartlesville Animal Hospital, as animals have been a huge part of her life since childhood and she's still very passionate about them today.

Lauren Green

Veterinary Assistant

Lauren has been a part of the Bartlesville Animal Hospital family since 2019. Her favorite part of the job is making your fur babies feel warm and welcome at the clinic, especially if a Basset Hound comes trotting through our doors! Lauren was born and raised in Texas and has always loved animals. She grew up raising and showing pigs. Outside of work, Lauren loves spending time with her two adorable little girls, baking, grilling, fishing, and doing anything outdoors. She has one cat, Turtle, named lovingly by her daughter.

Brett Smith

Brett Smith

Veterinary Assistant

Meg Dunbar

Veterinary Assistant

Kat Bullock

Veterinary Assistant

Lauren Bowdle

Kennel Assistant

Kirby Brooks

Kirby Brooks

Kennel Technician & CSR

Mady Tate

Mady Tate

Kennel Technician

Kaitlyn Thibodeau

Kaitlyn Thibodeau

Kennel Technician