Meet the West Gate Veterinary Hospital Staff

Jen Smith / Practice Manager, Veterinary 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

Marry Murray / Veterinary Assistant

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.

Michaela Meadows / Veterinary Assistant

Michaela is a veterinary assistant here at West Gate Veterinary Hospital. With an eternal love for animals, it’s no surprise she’d follow the veterinary career path, caring for their health and well-being. Michaela and her fiancé have two beautiful daughters, Luxley and Gracelyn. They also have two loving fur babies, a husky Piper, and the sweetest rescue, Sheba. Away from work, Michaela loves cooking, spending time with her family, being outdoors, and being on the beach.

Brianna Waldrop / Veterinary Assistant

Brianna is a skilled veterinary assistant with over nine years of experience. Her family is originally from Enterprise, and she currently lives here with her two kids Leia and Lucas. Brianna is passionate about caring for animals. Her own family of creatures include a Pit Bull (Duncan), three cats (Meeka, Fluff, and Kovu), a corn snake (Kali), and a Chilean rose tarantula (Chilli).

Ashley Walther / Veterinary Assistant

Ashley is from Wisconsin, relocated to Enterprise to be with her fiance’ that is stationed here at Ft. Rucker. Ashley is a huge animal lover and wants to work in the Veterinary field and eventually specialize in rehab. In her free time she like to play sports, hike, and spend time with friends.

Christy Whitlock / Certified Laser Therapist

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 / Receptionist

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 a Blue Heeler (Tig), 2 German Shepherds (Fred and Scout), and a Blue Pit Bull (Zoie).

Briana Broughton / Receptionist

Briana is a California native who moved to Alabama to be with her husband Matthew, who flies for the Air Force. Briana has spent multiple years working in Emergency Veterinary Care and for Non-Profits. She loves all aspects of animal care and is furthering her education through Penn Foster Veterinary Assistant program. Briana has two fur children, a Corgi (Bucky) and a Chihuahua (Lexi). Outside of work she loves baking and repurposing furniture for interior design.

Jessie Thorne / Receptionist

Jessie is currently a student at Troy University studying to become an English teacher. Jessie lives in Enterprise with her husband and daughter. Their family is completed by one nervous yet rambunctious pit bull named Tucker.

LeAndera Turner / Kennel Assistant

LeAndera (Lee Lee) started with us at West Gate in June of 2020. She loves taking care of any and all animals, so this was what she felt like was a good fit for her. Lee Lee graduated from Enterprise High School in 2018. She is currently enrolled in the online fine arts course with Academy of Art University.

Alyssa Ivy / Kennel Assistant

Alyssa is a part of our kennel staff at West Gate. She is training to be a Veterinary Technician. Alyssa has had plenty of animals in her lifetime. Working with animals has always been the direction she dreamed of going, and she is a huge part of our team.