Meet the West Gate Veterinary Hospital Staff

Jen Smith, Practice Manager / Vet Assistant

Jen is our Practice Manager and a Vet Assistant and has been on our team since May of 2016. Jen has a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from Troy University. She currently resides in Enterprise, AL with her husband Brandon, who is a Marine. They have a Blue Heeler named Gabby and a Belgian Malinois named Murph. Jen’s interests outside of work are watching football, working out and spending time with her family. Jen is a certified laser therapist

Mary Kate Rhodes

Mary Kate is an assistant and certified laser therapist. She has been working at our practice since September 2013. She has her Associates degree in Science from LBW, Bachelor’s degree in Human Services from Troy University, and is certified in ultrasound from LBW. Mary Kate is currently attending the veterinary technician program at Jefferson State. She moved from her hometown of Troy, AL to Hartford, AL with her husband, Aaron, who works as a firefighter with Fort Rucker. Mary Kate has many animals, but currently living with her and her husband are their 3 dogs (Ryder, Bates, and Jake) and 3 kitty cats (Oliver, CeCe, and Marvel).

Marry Murray

Mary is no stranger in the veterinary community here in Enterprise. She previously worked with us here at West Gate Veterinary Hospital for 2 years before deciding it was time to pursue another dream of hers. In 2006 Mary opened up Pampered Pets Paradise where she quickly built a very successful business in our community. Mary enjoys taking care of animals as well as being outdoors.  In May 2015, Mary decided it was time to move on from her business and she made the decision to rejoin our team here at West Gate. We are proud to welcome her back as one of our veterinary assistants.

Christy Whitlock

Christy is a diligent employee that we’ve had at West Gate since December 2014. She is a certified laser therapist and utilizes this certification daily. Christy and her husband, Brandon, have one son named Grayson. They also have two fur children, June and Hank – both boxers. Christy loves being with her family here in Enterprise.

Kristen Smith

Kristen has been one of our favorite clients that we are so happy to have as one of our friendly receptionists. She is a 2006 graduate from The University of Alabama with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications. Kristen, an Enterprise native, recently moved back to the City of Progress to be closer to her parents, as her dad continues his career as an Army Apache helicopter instructor pilot. Kristen and her husband, Neal, share the same love for animals and have two German Shepherds (Fred and Scout) and a Blue Heeler (Tig).