Meet Our Team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Pumpkin Hill Veterinary Clinic! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Get to Know Our Team!

We are solely dedicated to your pet’s care! We look forward to getting to know you and hope you’ll take the time to scroll down and get to know us.

Doctors

Richard

Dr. Richard Mathes

DVM

Dr. Richard A. Mathes received his DVM degree from Oklahoma State University in 1991. After being in practice for several years and experiencing frustration with the limitations of conventional medicine, he began to pursue an interest in alternative healing techniques. Initially, the IVAS course in Veterinary Acupuncture was completed in 1993, and then the chiropractic technique known as Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation was added. Soon after, coursework in Chinese Herbs was finished to help deepen the understanding and implementation of Traditional Chinese Medicine as it applies to animals.

Catherine

Dr. Catherine Homrig

DVM

Dr. Homrig received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Oklahoma State University. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from OSU. She and Dr. Richard Mathes established Pumpkin Hill Veterinary Clinic in 1996 and have actively partnered in the Clinic’s growth and advancement.

Dr. Homrig recently completed a Level Two Clinical Qigong Certification. She has completed advanced studies in Veterinary Homeopathy with Dr. Richard Pitcairn. She and her family are devoted to a flock of production poultry, a variety of show poultry, a herd of goats, one large Boerboel dog, Hannah, seven rescued cats, and a Shiitake mushroom adventure. She enjoys nature, wild birds, dancing, friends, food, and gardening.

“Being a Veterinarian has been my calling since early childhood. Every human-animal bond is uniquely fascinating. I receive great fulfillment from supporting the well-being and depth of that sacred bond from beginning to end. Veterinary Medicine stretches me in every aspect to learn more and to constantly be more. I am honored to make my small circle of the world healthier and happier by thoughtfully interacting with dynamic four-legged and two-legged individuals using my ever-expanding knowledge. Witnessing miracles firsthand and minimizing suffering with compassion and respect is a divine-driven journey I strive to complete using all my potential.”

Technicians

Kim

Kim Bartz

LICENSED VETERINARY TECHNICIAN

Kim has an associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology from Medaille College. She joined the Pumpkin Hill Team in July of 2005. Ever since she was little, she has wanted to work with animals, and being a vet tech seemed the best way to do that. She loves the mix of conventional and alternative medicine that Pumpkin Hill provides. In 2019, Kim went down to part-time so she could be home with her son Tristan, but still manages things behind the scenes at Pumpkin Hill. She also has a four-legged “kid,” Ivy, a black lab. Outside work, Kim enjoys reading, writing, baking, and taking walks with Ivy and Tristan.

Angela Pitoni

Angela Pitoni

LICENSED VETERINARY TECHNICIAN

Angela completed her veterinary technician degree through Medaille College; as a shadowing student, Angela loved Pumpkin Hill so much she decided to stay as a full-time tech. Angela has deep roots in the community and has lived here her whole life. Outside of work, she has many animals she cares for including goats, ducks, rabbits, horses, cats, and dogs. Angela is also the proud mother of 2 little boys, Gavin and Luke, who constantly keep her on her toes.

Amethyst

Amethyst McCracken

LICENSED VETERINARY TECHNICIAN

Since Amethyst was a little girl living in Northern California, she has been drawn to animals. In 2011, Amethyst received her Associate in Veterinary Technology from Medaille College. Amethyst has been in this field for over a decade and has excellent knowledge and skills. Pumpkin Hill is known for its outstanding patient care, which is how we gained this “gem” whose passion is client education. Outside the office, Amethyst enjoys kayaking, making stained glass, woodworking, and other crafts. Amethyst is a proud pet parent to a labradoodle named Karma, a mini bernadoodle named Winston, and 3 cats, Addyson, Barnaby, and Winston.

Jazmin Mateos

Jazmin Mateos

LICENSED VETERINARY TECHNICIAN

Jazmin is a new technician and a recent graduate. “Animals have a light inside them; they show no judgment, just unconditional love, and are always there to greet you when you come home after a long day.” Jazmin enjoys working at Pumpkin Hill for the excellent environment, meeting new friends, and knowing that everyone has a love of animals in common. Jazmin is a cat lover and owner of 8 cats with distinct, crazy personalities. Outside of work, Jazmin likes to spend time with friends, Naruto and enjoys trying new activities that get her out of her comfort zone.

Veterinary Assistants

Teagan Mathes

Teagan Mathes

VETERINARY ASSISTANT

Teagan has worked at Pumpkin Hill since 2019 and is attending college to become a veterinary technician. Teagan loves the people and animals she works with at Pumpkin Hill and the community and 4-H organization she grew up in. Teagan enjoys writing, artistic endeavors, poultry showing, and literary adventures outside work. Teagan is also the proud mama of two colorful lovebirds, “Soup” and “Baby.”

Jade

Jade Vogel

VETERINARY ASSISTANT

Jade has always loved animals and finds working here at Pumpkin Hill very rewarding. She hopes to one day become a licensed veterinary technician. Jade loves assisting with the care of our wonderful four-legged patients and feels so grateful to be part of the hard-working family at Pumpkin Hill. Jade loves spending time with her 3-year-old dog and her two precious cats. Outside work, Jade enjoys hiking, the zoo, and spending quality time with friends and family.

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Kayla Pack

VETERINARY ASSISTANT

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Camryn Knapp

VETERINARY ASSISTANT

Camryn has loved animals of all shapes and sizes since she can remember and hopes to bring that compassion to Pumpkin Hill. Camryn joins us to take advantage of learning opportunities and to enjoy the warm, positive atmosphere that supports patient care. Camryn is a cat lover and owns five herself (Alaska, Pudge, Everest, Gaia, and Eros). Outside of work, Camryn enjoys photography, reading, spending time with family and friends.

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Katrina Guile

VETERINARY ASSISTANT

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Lilly Mathes

VETERINARY ASSISTANT

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Shyann Ruffino

VETERINARY ASSISTANT

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Front Desk Receptionists

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Savannah Connor

FRONT DESK

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