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Our Careteam

Veterinary Technician
Shawna became a Veterinary Technician because she wanted to make a difference. Helping to save sick or injured animals, and being their voice when they’re in pain or don’t feel well is something that drives Shawna to work hard each and every day!

Upon graduating from PIMA Medical Institute as Valedictorian of her class, Shawna spent several years working at an emergency hospital in San Diego before joining the Cedar Veterinary Clinic team in April of 2020. Clinically, she enjoys administering anesthesia and ensuring that patients always remain safe and comfortable while sedated. She considers client education one of the most important aspects of her job.
Veterinary Assistant
Growing up in Layton, Utah, Adrianna and her two siblings always had animals in the house. Seeing the care and compassion their family vet afforded to them was particularly inspiring to Adrianna, and she knew she wanted to someday be able to help people and their pets the very same way!

While serving in her role as Veterinary Assistant here at Cedar Veterinary Clinic, Adrianna is currently attending school at a local university to pursue her degree. Professionally, she appreciates the opportunity to learn more about veterinary medicine. And, of course, she loves seeing the new puppies and kittens when they come in for their first exams.

Adrianna’s furry family consists of two dogs: Teddy and Boomer. Teddy is super laid back while Boomer has the biggest personality. When she’s not working or studying for school, you can usually find her hiking or training her roommate's dog.
Veterinary Assistant
As a young child, being around livestock was part of Makell’s everyday life. Growing up in a small town in central Utah called Salina, she and her family would raise and show sheep. This experience, along with an interest in medicine, sparked Makell’s desire to pursue a career in the veterinary industry. Now, she gets to do what she loves each and every day!

Makell began working part time at a small animal clinic in St. George while she was attending college. Soon after getting married, she and her husband moved to Cedar City, and that is when she started her journey here at Cedar Veterinary Clinic. While her absolute favorite part of the job is getting to meet new people and their pets, she has a particular fascination with x-rays. Being able to see what’s going inside a patient’s body and learning how to help them is an amazing thing.

Makell shares her life with her high school sweetheart and now husband, Mac. When she’s not hard at work in the clinic, you can usually find her spending time with family and friends – especially if that time is spent in the mountains. She enjoys hiking, fishing and hunting and is also still very much involved with her family’s business, High Desert Sheep Co.
When Lisa was in high school, her beloved horse became so seriously injured that she wasn’t sure if anything could be done. Fortunately, the family vet came out to the farm and was able to get him sutured up. It was at that life-changing moment that Lisa knew in her heart she wanted to someday work with animals!

After graduation, Lisa attended beauty school. It didn’t take long, however, for her to realize that her passion for pet care was still as strong as ever. That’s when she decided to officially shift her career focus. As a Receptionist at Cedar Veterinary Clinic, Lisa thrives on being able to help people and their animal companions each and every day.

Outside of the clinic, Lisa lives with her husband, Kenny, and their two children: Tallon, who is an avid hunter, and Josie, who loves to rodeo. Their ever-growing furry family consists of eight horses, two cats, two border collies and 10 hound dogs.

In her free time, Lisa enjoys many hobbies, including barrel racing on her Palomino, team roping with her husband, attending reining shows and tinkering with guns. And of course, she loves spending time with her family, whether it’s going to the hay farm or hunting in the mountains.

  • Darla Shedron-EasleyDarla Shedron-Easley

    Heather is absolutely fantastic! My lab (Hope) was very sick with a uterine infection which was killing her this past winter. Hope's 8 years old (considered too old by some to risk operating on). However, Heather immediately recommended operating to save Hope's life. There was NO hesitation and she took care of Hope that very day! Heather and staff stayed late that evening to look after Hope's needs. Knowing how worried I was about my girl, Heather contacted me to let me know how Hope was doing. My pup has since recovered and is like a new dog - rejuvenated, happy and healthy! I can't say enough good about the skill, dedication and compassion of this clinic and all their staff! Thank you for your hard work and determination!

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  • Anna Liza Bayhon NeedhamAnna Liza Bayhon Needham

    love my babies veterinarian

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  • Sandi BettridgeSandi Bettridge

    Heather is so good with the animals, she knows what she is doing and is so kind and caring.

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  • Nikki WrightNikki Wright

    Dr. Heather Johnson and her team were fantastic. I’m a veterinarian practicing in Oregon, and I have high standards regarding quality care. I was very impressed with Dr. Johnson’s knowledge and compassion; as well as her beautiful hospital, and experienced team. I highly recommend them.

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  • Melissa Paisley ArnoldMelissa Paisley Arnold

    Dr. Thinnes is a very kind man! Our animals will never be seen by anyone else!🤗

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533 North Airport Road
Cedar City, UT 84720
t: (435) 586-3400

Opening Hours:
Monday – Friday: 9AM-5PM
Saturday & Sunday: Closed