Morgan Nichols

Veterinary Assistant Morgan graduated from West Virginia University in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in animal science and has been working as a veterinary assistant since. She joined the Ripley Paws team in the spring of 2019 before the arrival of her first child in October. She resides in Evans with her husband, daughter, and two dogs. She enjoys spending …

Caitlyn Boggess

Receptionist / Veterinary Assistant Caitlyn is a 2020 graduate of Ripley High School. She is currently studying to be a Veterinary Technician through Penn Foster online College. In her free time she enjoys camping, spending time with family, and caring for her pets.

McKenzie Barickman

Veterinary Assistant McKenzie graduated from the University of Florida in 2018 with my B.S. in Animal Sciences. Currently McKenzie is attending WVUP to pursue a degree in nursing. She enjoys traveling, but WV is home. She loves spending time with family and friends, being outside, and loving on your pets!

Tammy Smart

Veterinary Assistant Tammy is a 2017 graduate from Alexander High School in Albany, Ohio. She studied Natural Resources Law Enforcement at Hocking college. She started work at Ripley Paws in July of 2020. She found her passion working with animals and wants to pursue a degree as a veterinary technician. Tammy resides with her fiancĂ© in Sandyville, WV. She enjoys …

Taylor Derenberger

Receptionist Taylor graduated in 2019 from Ripley High School She was active in the Ripley FFA and the Girls track and field team for 3 years. She is currently attending WVUP for a Nursing degree. Taylor has 1 dog, 2 cats and 2 birds who are all extremely spoiled. She grew up on a farm with a bunch of animals …

Daniele Ellison

Veterinary Assistant Daniele is currently studying nursing at West Virginia University at Parkersburg. She hopes to get her BSN and work in the NICU or the Labor and Delivery Unit. Daniele is very active in and out of school with work, church, and spending time with her family. She enjoys hiking, fishing, camping, kayaking, and traveling. She also enjoys playing …