Our Careteam

Jessica Garrett
Veterinary Technician
Jessica was born in Sullivan, Mo and has traveled all over the United States. Her family settled in Kansas and she attended Fort Scott Community College with scholarships in volleyball and rodeo. She then attended the veterinary technician program at Brown Mackie College, graduating in 2014. After moving around a couple more times, she came back home to Kansas and joined the Perimeter Veterinary team in the summer of 2017. She loves surgery and patient care, as well as building strong relationships with our clients.
Jessica now calls Overland Park home where she lives with her Doberman Pinscher, Wilbur. In her free time, she still enjoys playing volleyball and spending time with friends and family.
Emily Holt
Veterinary Technician
Emily was born in Olathe, KS and has remained in the Kansas City area her entire life. She received her veterinary technician certification from Brown Mackie College in 2014 and has been working in veterinary medicine ever since. She's owned all kinds of critters throughout her life, but as a child she fell head over heels in love with Bernese Mountain Dogs. She currently lives in Lenexa with her own Bernese, Bennett. Emily is an avid fan of the Chiefs and has even made it to the finals in cheerleading tryouts for the team. She's been cheerleading and dancing since fourth grade and continues to incorporate those loves into her life. She also loves to workout, spend time with friends and family, and basically go anywhere that Bennett can go too. Emily joined the Perimeter Veterinary Center family in September of 2019 and quickly became an essential part of our team.
Emily's favorite part of her job is meeting the new furry additions to families, who invite us into their lives to help care for those pets. Emily grew up in a family of dog trainers, and along with her schooling, that has provided her with a wealth of knowledge regarding dog behavior. Emily is planning to train Bennett as a therapy dog since his sweet nature brings so much joy to everyone he meets. She also loves teaching those tools and techniques to clients and helping them get the most out of their relationships with their pets. Emily always says it makes her heart full when families return with their pets and she can see the bond that's been created.
Alicia Godwin
Customer Service
Alicia was born in Marion, Ohio. Her family then relocated to Charlotte, North Carolina, where she lived for six years. The family relocated again to McPherson, Kansas, and Alicia has called Kansas home ever since then. She moved from McPherson to Lawrence to attend college at the University of Kansas where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a focus in Textiles, and a Minor in Art History.
Alicia has always had a love for animals, and was nicknamed “Dr. Dolittle” when she was little. After graduating from KU, Alicia decided to pursue her passion for animal welfare and started working at Lawrence Humane Society. She worked at LHS for three and a half years, facilitating adoptions, and later running the Volunteer Program. Alicia then decided she wanted to expand her horizons and gain even more experience working with animals, which is how she found Perimeter Veterinary Center. Alicia loves working in an environment where she can be surrounded by animals every day and where she knows that every single pet that comes through the door is going to receive the specialized care that they deserve.
Alicia currently lives in Lawrence, and in her free time she likes to garden, spend time with friends and family, and create art.
Karen Gelling
Financial Manager
Karen has a background in management and budget control. She worked as the site coordinator at the KC branch of the IRS for 32 years. After retiring, Karen was looking for something to help keep her occupied and her skill set fit our needs perfectly! You’ll find Karen greeting you when you visit and fielding your phone calls, but she’ll also be doing tons of background work to keep Perimeter Veterinary Center running smoothly.

Karen and her husband, Lou, live in Shawnee with their dog Conner. Conner is a shih tzu with a gentle heart and adorable fluffy face. Karen and Lou enjoy evening walks and gardening in their free time, and Conner loves to help out!
Sebastian
Night Watchman
Sebastian joined the Perimeter Veterinary Center team in June 2017. In his free time (and frequently during working hours) he enjoys naps, belly rubs, making biscuits, and eating. Although he happily volunteered to watch over the clinic at night, we suspect he does more sleeping than guarding. Despite his shortcomings as an employee, he has snuggled his way into all of our hearts and will remain in his current position for life!
Heidi
Greeter and Client Liason
Heidi joined the Perimeter Veterinary Center team in March of 2019. She is a fabulous greeter and makes sure all of our clients feel welcome. Her outgoing personality and sweet nature make her a perfect addition to our family. Unfortunately, she does assume all clients are here to see her specifically, so she has to be reminded from time to time that the universe does not, in fact, revolve around her. In Heidi's free time she enjoys preening and primping and keeping herself beautiful for all her admirers. She also enjoys making the rounds to check on all our patients, and then stretching out for a good belly rub. We have come to adore her, just as she expects.