About Our Hospital

Welcome to Forest Trails Animal Hospital

Your local veterinarians in Tulsa.

Forest Trails Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinary hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma. We provide medical care including diagnostic lab work, ultrasound, and x-rays for, not only dogs and cats, but also many exotic species such as birds, reptiles, pocket pets, rabbits, & ferrets.

Meet Our Team


Office Manager
Jennifer joined Forest Trails Animal Hospital as a vet assistant and reception in 2000.  After leaving the practice to focus on raising her son Tyler, she returned in 2018. She has since taken on the role of the Practice Manager for the hospital. She married her husband Michael in 2013 and together raised their two sons, Levi, and Tyler. They share their home with three dogs, Cash (beagle), Noble (lab), and the newest addition Rocco (pomeranian). When not at work she enjoys time with her husband and family, landscaping, and of course, playing with the dogs!


Registered Veterinarian Technician
Anna joined our staff in 2019. She is a Registered Veterinarian Technician from TCC here in Tulsa. She’s married and enjoys working with all animals but is most interested in exotics pets.


Veterinary Technician
Tamara joined Forest Trails in September of 2010. Currently, she works full-time as a Medical Coder and part-time here at the hospital. She has three grown children and four fur babies (three dachshunds and a chihuahua mix). Her hobbies include painting, reading and ax throwing!


Veterinary Assistant

Allyson has been with Forest Trails since 2013. Her passion has always been to work with animals since she was a little girl. She is married to Lonny and has a talkative golden retriever named Cash. They love to go camping and explore the outdoors


Veterinary Assistant
Misty is a veterinary assistant and has worked in the veterinary field since 2004. She joined the Forest Trails team in 2011. She is a full-time high school history teacher and now works for us part-time.  She is married with two children, Phoenix and Iris. She has a cat, a bearded dragon, and 2 dogs.



Amy started working with Dr. Welch and Dr. Jones in 1993. She worked at Forest Trails until 2001 when she left to take care of her son.

After returning to school to earn her teaching certificate, she taught middle school English for a brief time.

Amy returned to Forest Trails in the fall of 2020


Kennel and Vet Assistant
Addie joined our staff in August of 2021. When she’s not at work, she spends her time with her dog Indy and studying to finish her nursing degree.


Vet Assistant / Reception
Nikki grew up showing hunter/jumper horses and bringing home pets without permission. These pets included a sugar glider, the 4th grade class hamster and every frog she could catch. After attending Oklahoma State University, she spent many years working in orthopedic surgery and rodeo sports medicine. She is a licensed wildlife rehabber who especially loves birds of prey and opossums. In 2021 she decided to pivot to animal patients full time. Nikki resides in Tulsa with a very patient and animal-loving husband, one dog, two cats, three boys, seven quail and nine reptiles. She has fostered Great Pyrenees for 15 years and is a kitten medical foster for Animal Aid of Tulsa. Licensed as a nursery grower, she enjoys landscape design focused on pollinator-friendly native plants. She gets very little sleep and lives on Starbucks, but regrets nothing.


Vet Assistant
Ashley joined our team in July of 2022. She has gravitated towards animals her entire life, especially exotics! Her favorite animals being the giraffe and okapi. She is the proud parent of a very opinionated and judgmental bearded dragon named Elliott. Ashley is our resident artist at Forest Trails. She enjoys a realism style with animal subjects. In her free time, you can find her exploring the woods, advocating for conversation and wildlife, enjoying nature and spending time at home watching Disney movies. Other favorite activities include listening to her British fiancée’s dreamy accent and assisting our wildlife rehabber with fluffy, spicy and adorable baby animals!


Registered Veterinary Technician
Emily has been a valued member of our team since June of 2009. She enjoys rescuing kittens, staying active and hiking. She is the proud mother of one human child, the best dog ever (Milo) and two somewhat sketchy but adorable cats. Emily moonlights in animal emergency medicine and is currently working on a nursing degree. When not at work or school, you can find Emily at the gym lifting all the heavy things or at the Starbucks or Taco Bell drive thru.


Vet Assistant
Kali joined our staff in November of 2022. She has always had a passion for animals since she was little, and it has been her dream to work with them since. Exotics catch her interest the most; one of her goals in life is to travel the world seeing as many as possible in their natural habitats. In her free time, she enjoys watching movies, singing ALL the Disney songs, and cuddling with her cat Alester.