Dr. Jennifer Schoonover
Dr. Jennifer Schoonover grew up on a small farm in Northeastern Oklahoma where her family raised beef cattle. Throughout junior high and high school she was very active in youth rodeo. After high school graduation, she attended Oklahoma State University where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science in 1997 and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2000.
Her first year as a veterinarian was spent in rural Ohio in a mixed animal practice while her husband, Dr. Mike Schoonover, completed an equine internship. They returned to Stillwater in 2001 after Mike accepted an equine surgery residency at their Alma Mater. During this time, Dr. Schoonover engaged in a variety of different veterinary medical endeavors including full-time private practice, part-time relief work, low-cost spay/neuter programs, and teaching anesthesia methods to veterinary students at OSU. In 2004, Dr. Schoonover and her husband relocated to Lexington, Oklahoma where they stayed until 2012 and she practiced small animal medicine at Sooner Veterinary Hospital. In 2012, the Schoonovers once again relocated to their current residence in Mulhall, Oklahoma. Dr. Schoonover continued to practice in Norman and purchased Sooner Veterinary Hospital in 2015. In the fall of 2021, she purchased Guthrie Pet Hospital from Dr. Anna Coffin and will continue to practice at both Sooner Veterinary Hospital and Guthrie Pet Hospital. Dr. Schoonover has played an active role as an OVMA member for over 20 years, recently serving as their president and chairperson of the Oklahoma State Fair birthing center committee. She has been active in the Mulhall community by serving on the Mulhall-Orlando school board.
Jennifer and Mike have 2 sons, William and Garrett, that are active in many sports along with their local 4H and FFA programs where they have taken an interest in showing goats and pigs, participating in shooting sports, and livestock judging. As an avid OSU fan, Jennifer enjoys all OSU sporting events when not working or involved in her son’s activities. Go Pokes!
Dr. Anna Coffin
Dr. Anna Coffin was born and raised in Guthrie, Oklahoma on an agriculture farm North of Guthrie, where her family of 6 children raised a variety of fruits and vegetables including peaches, cherries, apples, strawberries, and asparagus. Her parents raised her with great Christian values and an excellent work ethic.
Growing up as a child she had one outside dog that wandered up to the house. Her family was swimming in the creek and he stole their shoes, so they named him Thief. He became part of their family and lived a good long life. When she was in Jr. High, another stray came along that she became attached to. After missing for a few days, she found her dog on the side of the road. Unfortunately, he had been hit by a car and left there to die without any help. That was the moment she decided that she was going to become a veterinarian. She graduated from Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994.
Upon graduation, she married a veterinary classmate and moved to New Hampshire for three years. In 1997, she become homesick and decided to move back home to Guthrie, OK. At that time, she purchased Guthrie Pet Hospital and continued to practice primarily as a solo practitioner until 2021, when she sold Guthrie Pet Hospital. She currently remains very much involved in the practice but now has more time to concentrate on caring for her over 1500 established clients and their beloved pets. In 2009, she went to Baltimore for extensive dental training and really enjoys the art of dentistry.
Brooke Black joined Guthrie Pet Hospital as a volunteer in 2011 when she was only in junior high school. She started as a kennel assistant and has moved up in the ranks to her current position of office manager. After high school, Brooke attended Oklahoma State University where she received a degree in Agricultural Economics and Accounting in 2021. Brooke now runs all day-to-day activities of Guthrie Pet Hospital. As most veterinary hospital employees, Brooke has one very loved dog, a Shih-Tzu named Braylee. You might occasionally see her sitting behind the reception desk with Brooke. When not at the hospital, Brooke enjoys spending time at the lake and traveling.
Kelsey Nichols is the primary veterinary assistant at Guthrie Pet Hospital. She is a native Oklahoman that grew up and currently resides in nearby Crescent. Kelsey has worked in the field of veterinary medicine for several years. She is very passionate about animal care and provides quality care to all our patients. She is currently enrolled in a registered veterinary technician program and hopes to become licensed within the next 2 years. Kelsey has one son, Braxsten, and enjoys traveling and exploring the great outdoors when not caring for your pets.
Throughout a childhood of frequent moves and uprooting of friendships as the daughter of a pastor, Stefani developed a very strong bond with her pets. She knew from her first 4H obedience training class at the age of nine that she wanted to pursue a deeper connection and communication with dogs. While acquiring her bachelor’s degree in General Studies from the University of Central Oklahoma, she also worked a part-time job as a bather at grooming salon. That job led to the opportunity to apprentice as a groomer.
After earning her B.S. in General Studies and completing the two-year-long apprenticeship process, Stef became a full-time groomer. She began working at Guthrie Pet Hospital shortly afterward. After almost a decade of working solely in the field of grooming, with the support and encouragement of Dr. Anna Coffin, Stef continued her education and deepened her connection with dogs once again by earning her dog training accreditation through Animal Behavior College. Now, she continues to groom dogs, as well as teaching private lessons in obedience and behavioral problem solving. She teaches using only positive reinforcement training methods.
Stef is also a professional musician and actor, as well as a published poet. She enjoys spending her free time with her wife, Melissa, and their six dogs, one cat, and flock of nine quail.