Our Team

The friendly, professional staff here at VCA Kickingbird Animal Hospital is made up of dedicated individuals who have made it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to the mission, each team member helps us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet. We are always learning and striving to improve our ability to provide quality services for your pets. If things get complicated, we are fortunate to have access to the nation's largest network of VCA veterinarians and board-certified specialists.

Over the years, we have seen our staff grow from one to over 40, we have seen our facility transform from a remodeled strip mall to a state-of-the-art hospital, but the most remarkable change has been a state of mind - how we see our pets today. For most of us, our pets provide us with unconditional love and acceptance - depending upon us. Pets bring us comfort and enrich our lives in ways that cannot be measured. They can sense our low points and giving us what we need the most - their loving presence. Our patients and clients are the reason we are here. We are planning for the future and we will strive to continue improving and learning for the benefit of your pets and your family.

Want to join our team? Visit our Careers section.

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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Kara Holland
DVM Medical Director

Dr. Kara Holland had moved eight times throughout her childhood before moving to Edmond in eighth grade. She graduated high school from Edmond North and continued her undergraduate studies in Animal Science at Oklahoma State University. Three years later she was accepted into the Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2018. After earning her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, she joined the VCA team. Dr. Holland became the Medical Director at VCA Kickingbird in 2023. 

Dr. Holland has a passion for providing high-quality care for small animals throughout their entire life. "I...

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Emily Zabrecky
Hospital Manager
Emily Zabrecky joined the VCA Kickingbird team in August of 2014 as a surgery technician. She received her Biology degree from Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama, and a certification in Veterinary Technology from Delgado Community College in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 2007. 

Emily became hospital manager at VCA Kickingbird in October of 2018. She has been a valuable addition with her experience, organizational, and training skills. 

Her family includes her husband, son, and two dogs. The best part of her job is that she is always learning from the people around her and never knows what will walk thro...
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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.

Client Services

We are committed to providing the best possible service and our Client Services team loves to exceed pet owner's expectations. Whether it's answering your calls, guiding you and your pet to the exam rooms or checking you in and out quickly, our Client Service representatives and Receptionists are dedicated to providing helpful client and patient support that raises the bar on customer service.

Pet Care Specialists

Just as we emphasize health, we also understand the value of providing a full line of care to our clients, which may include boarding and/or grooming services. Our team of caring and compassionate staff are here to offer your pets exceptional services that keep them feeling and looking their best while you're away.
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Our teams are united in our common purpose of taking care of the future of veterinary medicine.
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