Staff

Kate Hanshaw

Registered Veterinary Technician

Kate has been a member of the Valley West team since 2011 and is currently working as a Registered Veterinary Technician. She attended the Carver Career Center and Bridge Valley to earn her Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology in 2012. Kate has two dogs named Gypsie and Quincy and three cats named Mater, Kitten and LoKi Rex. Her interests include anything baby (two-legged or four-legged), being artsy (crocheting, painting, drawing), being outdoors (fishing, fourwheeling, hiking, etc), and yoga (acro, aerial and mat).

Kelsey Bradley

Veterinary Nurse

Kelsey has been a member of the Valley West team since January 2017 after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Animal and Nutritional Sciences from West Virginia University. She has a Chihuahua named Gypsy and a cat named Zoro. Kelsey enjoys being outdoors, traveling, baking, painting, and spending time with family and friends. 

Sherri Adkins

Customer Service Team

Sherri joined the Valley West Customer Service Team in 2015 and has had 16 years of experience working in the veterinary profession. Sherri has three dogs, a Beagle named Kayla, a Cocker Spaniel named Toby, and a Bloodhound named Gunner. She also has two cats named Annie and Lilly. Sherri's interests include hiking, kayaking, white water rafting and traveling with her husband.

Gabrielle Haynes

Veterinary Nurse

Gabrielle has been a member of the Valley West team in a number of capacities since 2015, and is currently a veterinary nurse. She has two dogs, a Golden Retriever named Toby and a Basset Hound mix named Winnie, and two cats named Ramona and Dita. Gabby's interests include crafting, reading, being outdoors and gardening.

Hanna Skiles

Customer Service Team

Hanna has been on the Customer Service Team since 2017. She has two dogs, a German Shepherd named Jessie and a Basset Hound mix named Texas. Hanna's interest include traveling, singing and shopping, and she is currently enrolled in a program at the University of Charleston to earn her nursing degree.

Carly McConnell

Veterinary Nurse

Carly joined the Valley West team in October 2014 as a veterinary assistant after earning her Bachelor's degree in Natural Science. She has four dogs named Matty, Ava, Rufus and Scarlet as well as three cats named Bernie, Morris, and Missile Launcher. Carly's interests include hiking, board games, reading, spending time with her family, as well as fostering and caring for animals in addition to her own fur babies.

Chelsey Rhodes

Veterinary Nurse

Chelsey has been a member of our Elk Valley team since 2015. She has a dog named Roxy, four cats named Rune, Phoebe, Mouse Trap and King Fish, and a Ball Python snake named Ekans. Chelsey enjoys going to concerts, watching movies, playing video games, reading and hiking. In addition to working as a veterinary assistant, Chelsey is enrolled in a program at Ashworth College to become a Registered Veterinary Technician.

Rebecca Lambert

Customer Service Team

Becca has been a member of our Elk Valley Customer Service Team since 2016. She has 2 Great Danes named Ruger and Titan, a Yorkie named Bella, and a cat named Kitkat. Becca enjoys being outdoors, shopping, traveling and food.

Molly Sterling

Office Manager

Molly graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, and then went on to gain leadership and administrative skills working in the nonprofit sector. She joined the Valley West team in August 2018 and is currently the office manager. Molly has two fur babies who she calls her "girls," an Australian Shepherd mix named Murphy and a cat named Fern. Her interests include natural history, historical novels, fitness, walking and training Murphy and listening to music.

Traci Houchin

Customer Service Team

Traci joined the Elk Valley Customer Service Team in September 2018. She graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelors degree in Biology. Traci has a dog named Caesar and a cat named Lily, and she enjoys drawing, reading, listening to music, hiking, crafting and playing with her furbabies.