Wewoka Animal Hospital

Meet Our Team

We know that having a great facility is not nearly as important as having a great team dedicated to caring for your pet. The veterinarians at Wewoka Animal Hospital are highly trained alongside with our handpicked staff. We can’t wait to meet you!

Jared Nenninger


Dr. Jared Nenninger graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2020. Upon graduating Dr. Nenninger completed a yearlong rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Blue Pearl in Cary, NC. Dr. Nenninger has professional interests in small animal soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, as well as canine reproduction.

Dr. Nenninger was born in Missouri and raised in Texas but did extensive after high school while serving in the army, including a tour to Iraq. Dr. Nenninger moved to Oklahoma in 2011 with his wife Caroline. Together they have a son named Hoy. Dr. Nenninger and his family have 3 dogs at home: Layla, a pit mix; Lexi, a chiweenie; and the newest edition Chili, a French bulldog. In addition to dogs, Dr. Nenninger has a small heard of goats, a few head of cattle and laying hens. Dr. Nenninger enjoys spending free time with family and working on his homestead.

Alex Simpson


Dr. Alex Simpson graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2016. Dr. Simpson grew up in Prague and after pursuing his dream of becoming a veterinarian he returned to the local area to serve the animals with expert, loving care. He has been a valued employee of Shawnee Animal Hospital since his early teen years and is excited to open a new chapter working as an Associate DVM at Wewoka Animal Hospital as well. Dr. Simpson enjoys all aspects of working at a mixed animal practice, but he especially loves working with large animals.

In his free time, Dr. Simpson enjoys spending time with his wife Taylor and all of their furry kids and taking care of their farm.

Taylor King

Practice Manager

Taylor was born and raised in Shawnee and has been working in the veterinary field for nearly 10 years. Over the years, she has learned the business and is now the Practice Manager for both Shawnee and Wewoka Animal Hospitals. Taylor attended the University of Oklahoma and graduated in 2016 with her Bachelor’s Degree. She is a pet parent to two French bulldogs, Sawyer and Luna, and an American bully, Titan. They share their mom with two little human sisters, Savannah and Nixxyn. Taylor loves working with and meeting all the different animals that come through Wewoka Animal Hospital.

Nicole Kyllonen

Office Coordinator

Nicole was born and raised in Western Washington and moved to a ranch in Wetumka, December of 2022. Due to her husband's service in the US Army, Nicole has lived in places such as Georgia and Alaska until her husband's retirement. Nicole is a mother to two adult sons, a teenage daughter, and spends most of her spare time with family. She also enjoys riding her heart horse Scout with her daughter and horse Reba. Nicole was raised with rottweilers and continues to have a love for the breed today. Throughout life she has had many horses, pigs, sheep, rabbits, dogs, and cats and loves helping all types of animals. Nicole comes to Wewoka Animal Hospital as our office coordinator with over 15 years of management experience and is excited to help the families in Wewoka and surrounding areas.

Chelsea Grizzle

Veterinary Assistant

Chelsea moved to Wewoka from Montana a few years ago, and has been with Wewoka Animal Hospital since 2019. Chelsea has two horses and three dogs; a Bull Mastiff, Henry, a Great Dane named Creed, and a Brazilian Mastiff named Kodiak. She enjoys hanging out with her son and doing anything outdoors in her free time.

Sirena Ward-Averett

Veterinary Assistant

Sirena was born in Tulsa, OK and raised mostly in Pawhuska, OK. She has worked in animal healthcare for 23 years, working at animal clinics, running animal shelters, and even serving as an animal control officer. She has worked at Wewoka Animal Hospital since July of 2022 and loves her job, fellow staff members, and above all, the clients.

Victoria Carlson

Veterinary Assistant

Victoria has lived in Oklahoma for 10 years and joined our team in August of 2023. She has 3 dogs, a cat, and lives on her family's farm with horses, cattle, sheep, and goats. In her free time, she enjoys spending time at the lake or riding horses with her 3 kids and husband.

Victoria Dougherty


Victoria moved to Oklahoma from California in March of 2007. She has 2 dogs, 2 cats, a snake, and a crested gecko. Victoria comes to us with multiple years of receptionist experience and has dreamed of working with animals since she was 5 years old.

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