Meet the AAH... Team


In August 2015, Dr. Chris and Jennifer Williams purchased the clinic from Dr. Lawrence McTague. Expanding services in the established small animal practice, the new owners are excited to bring a wealth of expertise and enthusiasm, care taking the blossoming possibilities with innovative ideas.


Dr. Chris Williams, DVM




Dr. Williams was born and raised in Ardmore, and started working at Ardmore Animal Hospital, during high school at the age of 15. He continued his education at Oklahoma State University where he obtained a Bachelors degree in Animal Science and continued on to earn his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.  After graduation he returned to Ardmore in 2007, where he has been practicing ever since. Dr. Williams is a expert in medical and behavioral knowledge and he enjoys helping owners to better understand their animals needs animals needs and how to help them thrive. At home he is a proud dad, keeps the garden up, and picks on six strings whenever time permits.


Dr. Monika Payne, DVM


Jennifer Williams

​Co-Owner /

Business Manager


With an extensive background in all aspects of business management, including real estate sales and marketing, and with a particular vested involvement in veterinary medical practice over several years in AAH operations, Jennifer specializes in a grace-under-fire leadership style and shines as the torchbearer for professionalism and courtesy to customers and among fellow staff members. She likely picked up some of these skills wrangling youth during her seven years as elementary, middle, and high school teacher. Jennifer has an uncanny ability to multitask and prioritize issues while remaining calm and happy. She is a proud and devoted mom and the whole family loves their animals.



Dr. Nick Thompson, DVM 

Dr. Payne grew up in rural Oklahoma and graduated from Vanoss High School. After high school Dr. Payne got her undergraduate degree from Oklahoma State University with a major in Agribusiness.  She then attended Oklahoma State College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2013. Following graduation Dr. Payne worked as a mixed animal practitioner for 5 years in Davis, Oklahoma before moving to Ardmore Animal Hospital in January of 2018. During her free time, Dr. Payne enjoys spending time with her husband and their 4 children. 


Aphtan Edwards

Receptionist /

Customer Service Specialist

Lawren Koestler

Receptionist /

Customer Service Specialist

Lenzi White, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician



Lenzi graduated from Murray State College in the Veterinary Technician and pre-Vet program there. She brings experience having worked at the Ada Veterinary Clinic and is dedicated to learning, while assisting with check-ins and check-outs, treatments, and helping and observing the doctors during surgeries. Lenzi is a wonderful mother to a baby girl, an avid hunter, and helps her family on their cattle ranch. She also has a spoiled Australian Shepherd named June. 


Melissa Burnam

Veterinary Assistant


Melissa took her first job in the veterinary medical field in Grand Prairie, TX in 2004. She worked for a small animal practice for 4 1/2 years and then moved to Ardmore to work for us in May 2009. She worked here for 5 years and left to spend more time with her Husband, and 3 children. She has returned to work full time for us since fall 2016, and is enjoying helping our patients recover and thrive. Since returning, Melissa has gone back to school to obtain an Associates degree in Veterinary Technology to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. Her family enjoys spending time with her 4 dogs, Suzie, Gus, Sweet P, Pistol, and their cat Bumper.



​Veterinary Assistant

Hannah Piggee

​Veterinary Assistant



Hannah has lived in the Ardmore area her whole life. She attended Dickson High School where she graduated in 2006. Her love for animals developed very early on. She was very active in Dickson FFA, showing sheep. She started here in April of 2012 as a kennel assistant and worker her way up to a veterinary assistant. In December of 2014, she took a break to stay at home with her daughter. She returned to work at Ardmore Animal Hospital in April 2017. Hannah and her husband, Josh, have one daughter, Journey. They also have 3 fur babies, 2 cats, Jax and Whiskers, and 1 dog, Penny Sue.



Veterinary Assistant




Christy was born in Texan and grew up in Flower Mound where she lived for 20 years. She attended Baylor University in Waco, Texas as a student athlete playing softball for the Big 12 conference as a catcher and outfielder. She received her associates degree in education and then moved to Oklahoma after meeting her husband in 2016. She has 2 beautiful children, one boy and one girl who keep her very busy. She spent her first


Tiffany Isley

​Veterinary Assistant

Tiffany started her career as a veterinary assistant in 2011, while working for a large animal practice in Weatherford, Texas.  She had worked there for seven and a half years when she moved here to Ardmore with her family.  She joined Ardmore Animal Hospital in November of 2019.  In her free time she enjoys time with her family, 3 dogs, and 2 cats.


Joseph Clinton

​Veterinary Assistant

Iesha Jackson

​Receptionist /

Customer Service Specialist