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(307) 472‑5600

631 S. Ash St., Casper, WY 82601

wahcasper@gmail.com

Westside Animal Hospital Westside Animal Hospital

(307) 472‑5600

631 S. Ash St., Casper, WY 82601

wahcasper@gmail.com

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Meet Our Team

Veterinarians

Doug  Johannessen

Dr. Doug Johannessen

Drs. Doug and Laura Johannessen lead a team of experienced professionals who extend a very warm welcome to you and your pet! Whether you’re new to our community and searching for a trusted veterinarian or you’re already one of our valued clients, you’ve come to the right place for high-quality, cutting-edge veterinary care.

Laura Johannessen

Dr. Laura Johannessen

Dr. Laura Johannessen graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. She then completed an internship at San Luis Rey Equine Hospital and continued working in the equine field for the first 5 years of her career. She then made the switch to small animal medicine when she moved from an equine ambulatory position in Hamilton, MT to a small animal practice in Santa Cruz, California. In 2012, along with her husband, purchased Westside Animal Hospital and moved to Casper, WY. For the last 7+ years they have been co-owners and have together developed WAH into a top-notch family-oriented practice all while raising 3 daughters. 

Laura's veterinary passion and skills revolve around internal medicine cases as well as wellness/preventative care. She works very closely with the in-house stem cell processing and oversees a lot of the anesthesia and technician skills training. 
In her spare time, Laura enjoys spending time with her family and pets, gardening, knitting, yoga, and travel.

Staff

Ashlee Patricelli

Ashlee Patricelli

Ashlee is a native of Casper, born and raised. She became part of the Westside family in January 2016. She has worked in the veterinary field since she was 15 when she started as a kennel technician. You may see her welcoming face or speak to her friendly voice on the phone as she is in our leader in the reception area. 

Ashlee enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and 3 boys whether it is hunting, horseback riding, fishing, or camping. Ashlee's menagerie of pets include 3 dogs, 3 BLM mustangs, numerous chickens and a rescued rabbit named Popcorn. 

 

Devon Hendrickson

Devon Hendrickson

Devon Hendrickson joined our Westside Animal Hospital team in December 2019. She moved to Casper from Price, UT, but has spent a lot of time growing up in southwest Wyoming. She is currently enrolled in a Veterinary Technology program through San Juan College to become a licensed Veterinary Technician. Devon's role at Westside is varied with dental cleanings, blood draws, IV catheter placements, and surgical prep and monitoring; however, you may also see her answering phones and seeing technician rooms. 

In her free time she likes to enjoy the outdoors, especially hiking with her husband Riley and her two dogs; Yazzie and Uinta.

 

Alex Lewis

Alex Lewis

Alex Lewis joined our Westside Animal Hospital team in the fall of 2019. Originally from Colorado, her family's farm is in Pine Bluffs so she spent a lot of time here in Wyoming growing up. She has a bachelors degree in Animal Science from the University of Wyoming. She has worked a variety of jobs within the field, including at a groomer, shelter, and other veterinary clinics. Alex's role at Westside is primarily in the surgical area including dental cleanings, blood draws, IV catheter placement, surgical prep, monitoring, and recovery. 

In her free time, Alex enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking and fishing, as well as spending time with her husband Colt and their two Australian Cattle dogs Dixie and Smoky.