Dr. Holder became established as our Medical Director in May of 2012. Dr. Holder was raised in Moore, Oklahoma. She graduated in 1985 from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science in Zoology. After working for Marion Laboratories in cardiovascular pharmacology research, she graduated in 1995 with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Missouri.
After receiving her DVM, Dr. Holder completed a one-year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Auburn University. She began her general practice at New Hope Animal Hospital in Rogers, AR. Then, life took her to Champaign, IL where she worked for the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center and co-founded the Animal Emergency Clinic of Champaign County. Her next stop was Kalamazoo, MI where she worked for the Southwest Michigan Animal Emergency Center and Referral Hospital at nights and the Kalamazoo Animal Hospital during the days. Another move took her to VCA All Critters Animal Hospital in Sammamish, WA. The opportunity for her to return home to Oklahoma came in late 2010. Dr. Holder was initially part of the team at VCA Woodland Central Animal Hospital in Tulsa before settling into her current role here in 2012.
Dr. Holder currently lives in Stillwater with her husband Keith. They share their home with Blanche, Belle, and Jack, 3 sweet canines that often visit us here and have also become a part of our family. Her husband and she enjoy hiking, fly-fishing, and spending time with their families.
Since her inception, we have acquired effective advancements in technology and continuing education. These have enhanced our understanding of how to diagnose and treat our patients in better and more effective ways. Her tenacity for learning and improving the services that we provide for our patients is invaluable. We are honored to have Dr. Holder as a part of our medical team, guiding us into the future.