Our Team

We invite you to explore the biographies of our doctors and staff and learn more about them. Our doctors and staff have a wide variety of backgrounds and interests.

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Get to know us. Explore our staff biographies and learn about the people who make our facility an excellent choice for your pet care needs.

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Jeffery Nightengale
Medical Director

Dr. Jeff Nightengale attended Oklahoma State University for both undergraduate studies and veterinary medicine graduating in 1989. Upon graduating he started here at VCA Beltline East Animal Hospital as an associate doctor. In 1998 Dr. Nightengale became the medical director for VCA Beltline East Animal Hospital. He is a member of American Animal Hospital Association. His special interests are General Medicine, Emergency Critical Care, and Dentistry.

Karen Burns
Hospital Manager

Karen Burns began her career at VCA Beltline East Animal Hospital in 1998 where she was trained as a veterinary technician, receptionist and pet care assistant. Over the years since then Karen has held several different positions with VCA at other local area hospitals. She became a hospital manager in 2006 and finally made it full circle back here to her home clinic June of 2008. She enjoys spending time with her husband Charlie, her 2 daughters, and Bella their boxer.


Our veterinarians are a team of highly trained individuals dedicated to the health and well-being of your pets. Explore our veterinarians' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital an excellent choice for your pet's care.


The hospital administration team consists of management personnel who oversee all staff members, hospital activities and the facilities. Together, they keep the hospital running smoothly, ensuring quality patient care and excellent client service. From the moment you check in, our administrative staff is here to deliver the best possible experience to you and your pet before, during and after your visit.
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