Meet Our Staff

//Meet Our Staff
Meet Our Staff

Meet the West Gate Veterinary Hospital Staff

Cayla Johnson

Cayla is an assistant, and has been with West Gate since May 2014. She has been working in the Veterinary field for 10 years, so her knowledge is exceptional and refreshing to our clients. She and her boyfriend Cole live in Clayhatchee with their 6 year old Pitbull, Abe and their Tabby Cat, Princess Kitty.


Bree Wiggins

Bree is our practice manager and license veterinary technician. She has been working in our practice since 2010 but she got her start in the veterinary medicine field in 2007. She is a certified laser therapist and her experience in laser therapy stems all the way back to 2008. Bree graduated from Jefferson State Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science, Major: Veterinary Technology and also from Troy University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences. She lives in Opp, AL where she shares her home with 2 cats: Monster and Nessie and 3 dogs: Damon, Harbin, and Tink.

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.

Jen Smith

Jen is an 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

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).

Sue Basham

Sue is originally from Enterprise when her father retired from the Army in 1989. She is a ’94 graduate of Enterprise High School. She joined the United States Air Force in 1995 and served her country proudly for 9 years. While she was active duty her job was a Military Working Dog handler. During her time in service she received a degree in criminal justice. After leaving the military she continued training and working with dogs. She trained explosive dogs for the United States Marine Corp while in North Carolina. She recently returned from Iraq where she worked as a contractor for several years. While she was there, she looked for explosives with her canine. She is currently enrolled in the veterinary technician program through Jefferson State. She has been employed with West Gate since August 2016.

Jenny Parrish

Jenny is one of our kennel care workers who has been with us since September 2016. She is from Daleville and has lived there for 20 years. Jenny graduated from Enterprise High School in 2014. She loves to ride her horses in her spare time and play with her new puppy, Squirt.

Travis Lee

Travis is kennel assistant that joined our team in 2017. He graduated high school in Virginia in 2013. He has come to enjoy his work and fellow employees exceptionally well. He has recently adopted a lab mix named Mavia, who was rescued from West Gate. Travis has grand ambitions for the future and is absolutely driven to reach his desired goals.