Meet the Team
Larissa joined Hound and Katt Veterinarian in 2023 following a short job-shadow session for her Veterinary Technician certification. She will graduate from ___ in May 2023 with a Veterinarian Technician degree. Larissa is originally from Wyoming and graduated from ___ high school.
Dr. Doug Johannessen
Dr. Doug Johannessen graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2006 after first receiving his masters in Animal Physiology and Immunology in 2001. He practiced in California and Montana following vet school until purchasing Westside Animal Hospital in Casper, WY in 2011. For the last 10 years, Doug and his wife Laura, have been co-owners and have together developed their hospital into a top-notch family-oriented practice all while raising 3 daughters. In 2022 they became Hound and Katt Veterinarian and moved locations to provide later evening hours and walk-in urgent care appointments.
Dr. Doug's professional interests include surgery, dentistry, and urgent care. He works closely with the traveling surgeon Dr. Jayce Lineberger with Ace Mobile Veterinary Surgery when he travels to Casper for orthopedic and specialty surgery cases. Doug is a life-learner and is always working to improve his knowledge and skills. In his free time Doug enjoys spending time with his family, and his Bluetick Coon Hound, Ubbe.
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 10 years they have been co-owners and have together developed WAH into a top-notch family-oriented practice all while raising 3 daughters. In 2022 they became Hound and Katt Veterinarian and moved locations to provide later evening hours and walk-in urgent care appointments.
Autumn joined Hound and Katt in 2021 as a part-time veterinary assistant. She is an avid horsewoman who is growing her horse-training career, as well honing her veterinary assistant skills. Autumn graduates from Natrona County High School in 2023 and plans to continue to grow her horse-training business Western Skies Equine, LLC. Autumn welcomed her long-awaited Austrailian Cattle dog Cinch into her life in 2022 and they have been inseperatable since! Along with her dog, Autumn also has 3 cats (Black Cat, Calico, and Cotton-Eyed Joe), and 4 horses (Dixie, Squanto, Stetson, and Tequilla).
Emily joined Hound and Katt Veterinarian at the end of 2022 in preparation for her full-time employment following graduation from Natrona County High School in May 2023. She grew up in Pheonix, Arizona and moved to Wyoming to pursue a lifestyle of hunting and fishing. In the summer she enjoys hunting, fishing, and taking her pack mules to the hard-to-reach parts of the country for elk hunting. Emily has provided in-home pet sitting for the past few years and has developed a true passion for animals.
Emily will be cross-training as both a receptionist as well as veterinary assistant with Hound and Katt. We look forward to having Emily play an integral role with our clients and patients on a daily basis.
Camille joined Hound and Katt Veterinarian in 2021 when she moved to Casper from Burley, Idaho to pursue her degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Management. She plans to stay in Wyoming and obtain a career with BLM and become a wildlife biologist upon graduation in 2023. Camille has been working with animals from a young age, ranging from working at a horse boarding facility, goat dairy, and calf ranch.
Camille has 1 dog back home in Idaho named Bella, and has raised chickens and a bottle-fed calf named Chug. Her hobbies include horseback riding, hiking, and fishing. Camille fills a versatile role with us, and can be found either at the front counter checking in patients and answering phones, to helping with radiographs and being a nurse for patients in rooms for vaccines and appointments.
Lead Customer Service Representative
Ashlee is a native of Casper, born and raised. She became part of the Hound & Katt 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 our leader in the reception area.
Devon Hendrickson joined our Hound & Katt Veterinarian team in December 2019. She moved to Casper from Price, UT, but has spent a lot of time growing up in southwest Wyoming. She studied Veterinary Technology through San Juan College from 2019 to 2022. Devon's role at Hound & Katt is senior technician, where she oversees and performs dental cleanings, blood draws, IV catheter placements, surgical prep and monitoring, and taking radiographs. Devon also keeps busy with teaching and training other new veterinary assistants.
Kaici joined Hound and Katt in early 2022. She was born and raised in Casper, Wyoming and grew up on a small ranch west of Casper where she raised a variety of farm animals.
Kaici has plans to begin her Veterinary Technician certification in 2023. She has a dog named Oakley and a cat named Clarabelle. Kaici has a love of all animals, and has an upbeat attitude that we love working around every day. She is skilled in all aspects of our clinic and may be seen answering phones, running labs, placing catheters or drawing blood work. We are blessed to have her on our team.