Dr. Willey began her career working with animals in many settings: animal hospitals, shelters, a dairy farm, a zoo and through an internship at National Institues of Health. She completed an Animal Science degree at the University of Florida then went on to graduate with a doctorate from Louisiana State University school of Veterinary Medicine. She joined the Desert Inn Animal Hospital family in 2005 and has felt at home ever since! Dr. Willey was thrilled and humbled to be awarded “Best Vet” in Desert Companion Magazine's Best in the City, 2013. She has received special training and is in the process of becoming licensed in nuclear medicine and will be the director of the Feline Hyperthyroid Treatment Center in October of 2014. Dr. Willey’s professional interests include anything feline; especially pertaining to endocrine disease and gastroenterology. She also is a strong supporter of preventative and geriatric care. Dr. Willey is a member of AVMA and AAFP.
Bobbi Drennan is our other Hyperthyroid Program Coordinator. Her role at the Center is to provide clients with information on hyperthyroid disease and radioiodine treatment , to coordinate obtaining all of the necessary lab work from referring veterinarians prior to the cat’s admission into the program, and to schedule admission/discharge appointments. She also assists Dr. Willey with the treatment process for all of our patients as well as the daily care and love during their hospitalization.
If you have noticed Emily as part as a regular Reception Team, you would be correct. She does that as well as being a new key memeber of our I-131 team. Emily was originally trained as a tech assistant, and was actually hired by Desert Inn first as a tech asst. Later she became a receptionsist. She has had many years working with the feline population and admits that her heart belongs to "felines". Help us welcome Emily as the newest team member of our Hyperthyroid Staff!!!