Katy Hawkins graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2010 and has worked at Neel Veterinary Hospital for 8 years. She is the Client Relations Manager and handles all of the hospital social media accounts, special events, as well as marketing for Neel Vet. Her favorite memory of working at Neel Vet so far has been the remodel process and watching all of the updates the hospital has undergone in such a short time period.
14. Dana Call
14. Dana Call
Registered Veterinary Technician in 1998 and was the first veterinary technician in Oklahoma to complete a specialty certification in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Medicine in 2004
Dana Call was born and raised in Oklahoma City. Her father is a Navy veteran from Vinita Oklahoma and her mother was raised on the family cotton farm in Minco Oklahoma. Dana has always had a love for animals and a curiosity for science and medicine. She says “ The best thing about working in veterinary medicine is that I learn something new every day,” Dana has worked in small animal medicine for 36 years in many capacities. She began her career in high school working for pet shops and veterinary clinics. She began her career in emergency and critical care medicine in 1982. She became a Registered Veterinary Technician in 1998 and was the first veterinary technician in Oklahoma to complete a specialty certification in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Medicine in 2004. Dana was named the Oklahoma Veterinary Technician of the Year in 2004. Dana devoted nearly two decades of her career to veterinary technology education as an instructor and program director. She has served as the president of the Association of Veterinary Technician Educators and the Oklahoma Veterinary Technicians Association. Dana has written several veterinary medical articles and was featured on the cover of the Veterinary Technician Journal in 2007. Dana joined Neel Veterinary Hospital in the fall of 2016 as the Nursing Manager where she continues to promote her profession and mentor students and staff to be life long learners.