Our Team

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Animal Hospitals 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, the hospital team relies on several individuals, each equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet. And if things get complicated, we are fortunate to have access to the nation's largest network of VCA veterinarians and board-certified specialists.

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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Caitlin Flanagan Kirkland
MVB Medical Director

Dr. Caitlin Flanagan Kirkland is a Colorado native who moved to Utah in 2022. She received her veterinary degree from the University College Dublin School of Veterinary Medicine in Ireland with honors. Prior to veterinary school, she graduated from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington with a double major in Biology and Criminal Justice. Go ZAGS! Caitlin is passionate about continuing education and is working hard to get VCA Lakeview its AAHA accreditation. Her professional interests include soft tissue surgery, dentistry, internal medicine and nutrition. She also has experience in emergency and critical ca...

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Corie Samuelsen
Hospital Manager

Corie has been working at VCA Lakeview Animal Hospital since 1990. She started as a Veterinary Technician and is now the Hospital Manager. Working with animals is something she has always wanted to do and she feels very lucky to be able to work where she has made this dream come true.

Corie is married, has two children, and a Shih Tzu named "Indy". Corie enjoys spending time with her family, going to sporting events (especially if its her husband or one of her kids playing), spending time outdoors, and doing craft projects.


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.

Veterinarian Support

Our technicians and support team members are all gentle animal lovers who treat your pets with the compassion and respect they deserve. Explore our support team members' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital such a good 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.
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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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