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Here at Ellis County Animal Hospital our staff is dedicated to giving your furry member of the family the compassion and care they deserve. Come meet us and see the difference!


Doctors Richard and Angie Prather have been the owners of the practice since 1990. They have dedicated their life to giving their clients and patients the best care possible.


Ellis County Animal Hospital has a long standing history in Shattuck. The building first opened it's doors in 1973 under the care of Dr. John Kirpatrick.

Dr. Richard Prather



Graduate of Oklahoma State University, Stillwater OK, in 1986 with his DVM and worked to become the co-owner of the practice in 1990. Dr. Richard has been dedicated to providing superior treatment to his patients which is why in 2004 he was named Food Animal Practitioner of the Year.

Dr. Angie Prather



Graduate of Oklahoma State University, Stillwater OK, in 1987 with her DVM and worked to become co-owner of the practice in 1990. Dr. Angie's dedication to the small animal clients is well known and her genuine laugh keeps everyone in high spirits at the practice.

Kailey Sanders



Kailey started with the practice in 2020 and is the smiling face you see when you walk in! Kailey's family has a variety of livestock and she herself has both dogs and horses so she brings well rounded knowledge to the table when assisting clients. 

Michael Adams

Large Animal Assistant - Bovine Breeding Associate

Graduate of Oklahoma Panhandle State University, in 2013 with a Bachelors degree in Agronomy with a minor in Animal Science. He also received training from Agtech, Inc. over Cattle Embryo Transfer Procedure. Michael is well versed in the technical care that the practice offers, but his primary focus has been aiding producers with implementing breeding programs fit for their needs. Michael has been a great addition the practice and has been assisting with large animal care since 2014.

Amelia Adams RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician - Extern Coordinator


Graduate of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, Curtis NE, in 2012 with an Associates degree in Veterinary Technology Systems with a minor in Agriculture Productions Equine. Amelia has been with the practice since 2012. She brings great expertise for animal care to our practice and extends the veterinarians capabilities tremendously. 

Kacie Priest RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician


Graduate of OSU-OKC, in 2019 with an Associates degree in Veterinary Technology. Kacie started with the practice in 2018 and has brought extra compassion for our feline patients. Her family has cattle and horses, but her passion is for exotic animals. Kacie is a great asset to the practice because of her love for several species and exemplary patient care.

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Marty Rash

Large Animal Assistant


Marty has a long history of cattle and equine management. He is well versed with daily and specialized care making him a great asset to the large animal care team. He has been with the clinic since the spring of 2023.

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