Staff

Jillian BaxterJillian Baxter is Arnold Animal Hospital’s full-time office manager who has been with us since October 2016. She creates staff schedules, collaborates with the owner of our practice for new ideas to improve our care, and oversees day-to-day duties to make sure everything is running smoothly. Jillian loves interacting with our staff, our clients and our wonderful patients.

“Everyone that works here is great at what they do and they have so much passion for patient and client care,” she says.

In her free time, Jillian enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with her friends and her three pets.

Diane BuckDiane Buck has been a member of the Arnold Animal Hospital team since 1994. She is proud to be a member of the caring, qualified staff and finds it rewarding to help clients provide their pets with happy, healthy lives.

Diane enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren, traveling with her husband Don, as well as gardening, antique shopping, and reading.

Janet McDonaldJanet McDonald is a registered veterinary technician and has helped care for pets at Arnold Animal Hospital since 1978. She loves her job because it is rewarding to help pets and watch them grow from young puppies and kittens to adults and seniors. Janet's home is filled with pets and she enjoys the companionship of her three dogs, Mandy the Golden Retriever and Chihuahuas Olive and Luna, plus Vinnie Bobarino the domestic shorthair cat. In her spare time, she can be found gardening, fishing, swimming, going on bike rides and working out with her daughter, and spending time with her family.

Sarah SmithSarah Smith is our surgery technician, working with Arnold Animal Hospital since August of 2003. She’s been in the animal related field for sixteen years – with us! She has an Associates Degree in Applied Science and attended a vet tech program at Jefferson College. Sarah loves working together with our “hard working, caring staff that does their best to care for our clients.”

At home, she has a German Shorthair Pointer named Briar Rose, and a Holland lop rabbit named Batgirl.

Jennifer WeberVeterinary Technician Jennifer Weber has been with Arnold since March of 2008. She assists the doctors with patients, in surgery, nurturing our patients and performing dental care. She has a curious mind, which makes her such a great technician. "I enjoy assisting in surgery and helping doctors work up our dermatological cases," she said. "I learn new things everyday." Jennifer has an Associate's Degree in Applied Science and she was a volunteer at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic in High Ridge. I am proud of the high standard of care given at the hospital and enjoy working with our compassionate and experienced staff," she said.

She enjoys spending time with her Great Dane, Magnum, and relaxes by going boating, swimming, camping and spending time with family and friends.

Jillian BaxterRegistered veterinary technician Samantha Italiano joined the staff at Arnold Animal Hospital in June of 2008. Since becoming part of the team, Sam has developed an affinity for many parts of her job, including talking with clients, helping their pets and expanding her knowledge in the veterinary field. She also enjoys interacting with her coworkers and Arnold Animal Hospital's veterinarians.

"I enjoy working here because our staff genuinely loves and cares about animals and their health," Sam explains.

At home, Sam cares for a lab/dachshund mix named Kay, a cocker spaniel named Scout, and a black longhaired cat named Shadow. In her free time she enjoys cooking, being outdoors, going to festivals, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

Jillian BaxterJessy Hunt is our full-time veterinary technician and has been with Arnold Animal Hospital since 2014. She assists our veterinarians during surgery, provides high quality care for our patients, and educates our clients when they need additional help for their furry friends. She has an Associates Degree in Applied Science and is a Registered Veterinary Technician in the state of Missouri.

Jessy thoroughly enjoys that the doctors and staff truly care for our patients and loves both spending time and working together with fellow co-workers. At home, Jessy has two dogs and two cats. Her cats are Sprinkles (18-year-old domestic shorthair) and Butters (five-year-old domestic shorthair), and her dogs are Mia Hamm (four-year-old Treeing Walker Coonhound mix) and Wayne Rooney (six-month-old Laborador mix). She enjoys walking and hiking with Mia and Rooney and spending time with her family and friends in her free time.