At Hefner Road Animal Hospital, we have nothing but respect and compassion for the pets and people of Oklahoma City and surrounding areas. We're proud of our hospital and long-time staff who dedicate their time to keeping our facility organized, welcoming and accommodating for all. Through our work, we hope to show the community that we’re here for them and their pets, rain or shine.
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Dr. Purvis (“Dr. P”) grew up on a farm with many animals. He always enjoyed spending time with them and caring for them when they were sick or injured. He strove to become a veterinarian so he could help as many animals as possible in the not-so-distant future. After graduating from high school, Dr. P attended Oklahoma State University for seven years, graduating with his DVM degree in 1976. After working with all sorts of animals in various hospitals, he came to Hefner Road in 1998.
As a vet, Dr. P especially likes talking with pet owners and educating them on the dental health of their furry companions. He’s also passionate about advising owners on the benefits of noninvasive laser therapy.
Dr. P spends most of his free time raising cattle. He also enjoys traveling and camping at various state and national parks, and occasionally goes golfing and boating.
Dr. Linda Blair
Dr. Linda Blair
Dr. Blair came to work at Hefner Road Animal Hospital in 2002 doing relief work while also working full-time at the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Hospital. She loved our hospital for its long-term staff, overall cleanliness, and good medicine.
Dr. Blair’s love for animals started when she was a child with a Beagle mix that loved to eat trash and ended up going to the vet often. She grew up in Tulsa as a city girl who wanted to be in the country with her animals! Dr. Blair has worked in Springfield, MO, and later in Lubbock, TX in a small animal emergency practice for 10 years. In 1999 she relocated to Oklahoma City to work at the emergency clinic and has been here ever since.
Dr. Blair has two children; a son who plays ice hockey and a daughter who rides horses in English riding shows. They are also both on archery and skeet teams.
Dr. Blair has many hobbies; she loves to ride and show horses, occasionally run in mud adventure races, travel, waterski, sew, craft, and read, to name a few. She also won a national powerlifting meet in college. At home, Dr. Blair has three dogs, two cats, two hunter/jumper horses, a chinchilla, three goats, and 11 goldfish in the horse trough.
Dr. Brooks Terrel
Dr. Brooks Terrel
Dr. Terrel joined the Hefner Road Animal Hospital team in December 2017. She was raised on a family farm and ranch in the Texas panhandle. She received her Bachelor’s in Animal Science and Pre-Veterinary Medicine from Oklahoma State University, and after her undergraduate studies, worked as a veterinary assistant for four years. In 2012, Dr. Terrel graduated from the Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences. Since graduating, she has shifted her focus to small animal medicine. Dr. Terrel has a strong interest in palliative care and soft tissue surgery. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son, five dogs, her goat and horse, and a small cow-calf herd.
Jacklyn Practice Manager
Jacklyn, Practice Manager
Growing up, Jacklyn never let a stray animal go without a meal. Her love of animals never wavered, and she has now been working in the veterinary field since her junior year of high school. Jacklyn used to work at an animal hospital that was within walking distance of her house. When its veterinarian retired and the practice closed, Jacklyn’s job search brought her to Hefner Road. She knew from the very first day working there that it was the place she needed to be!
As a veterinary assistant, Jacklyn is especially interested in parasitology and looking at samples under the microscope. She loves the challenge and excitement of a new case! Dr. Purvis even lets her take organism samples for her scientific collection.
At home, Jacklyn has several pets; she refers to them as her personal zoo! She has a 96lb. lap dog named Dr. Carter, two box turtles, a Mexican red-kneed tarantula, and a cat named Cowboy. Her hobbies include vintage shopping, thrifting, and antiquing. She also likes collecting insects, spending time outdoors, and camping with her pup.
Teresa Receptionist/Vet Assistant
Teresa, Receptionist/Veterinary Assistant
In 2000, Teresa was just a 16-year old looking for a job. When she saw that Hefner Road Animal Hospital was hiring for a kennel tech position, she didn’t realize that she would fall in love with the veterinary field. Years later, she still loves working with pets and trading stories with their owners.
Teresa was born in Oklahoma City and has lived here all her life. She grew up around dogs and cats and always had a desire to work with them. In August 2000, she started at the clinic as a kennel technician before moving to a receptionist position. Now she’s a veterinary assistant and enjoys it immensely, helping with laser therapy and answering clients’ questions and concerns.
Teresa is married and she has two children; a boy and a girl. Her family shares their home with two dogs; Shelby, a spunky Chihuahua, and Kato, a laidback black Lab. She also has a rambunctious orange tabby cat named Blaze. In her free time, Teresa is an active “couponer” and loves trying to find the best deals. She and her husband also enjoy riding their motorcycles when time permits.
Kevin Receptionist/Vet Assistant
Kevin, Receptionist/Veterinary Assistant
Kevin was born in Oklahoma City, but spent most of his time growing up in the Yukon/Mustang area and graduated from Mustang High School in May 2013. Growing up, Kevin had seven dogs, two cats, and a gerbil named Glenn. Some time in 7th grade, Kevin decided that he wanted to become a veterinarian. He started his career in veterinary medicine at Hefner Road in the fall of 2013. Even though he loves working with animals, Kevin has worked his way up to becoming a receptionist and gets to meet the fellow dog and cat lovers that bring in their animals. During his free time, he likes finding new movies and TV shows on Netflix, volunteering at his church, and spending time with friends and family.
Michaela Receptionist/Vet Assistant
Michaela, Receptionist/Veterinary Assistant
Michaela was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ until 2009 when she relocated to OKC to be closer to her native family and finish school at PCN and Francis Tuttle. Growing up, she had two Golden Retrievers, a retired Greyhound, a Dachshund, a Havanese, a black cat, and an assortment of rodents; she knew from a young age that she wanted to work in the veterinary field. Michaela found Hefner Road in 2013 after she had just graduated high school; she loved working the kennels and spending every day with the animals. After leaving for a couple of years to broaden her skill set, Michaela returned in 2016 to pursue her calling: caring for pets and the people that love them too! Now she works in the front reception area and as a veterinary assistant, her favorite work passion is dental health.
Michaela’s hobbies outside of work include building props and dressing up for local comic conventions, playing PC games with her friends, and watching documentaries.