Dr. Alex Simpson has been a valued employee of Shawnee Animal Hospital since he started working on the staff in his early teens, and after pursuing his dream of becoming a veterinarian, he returned to Shawnee Animal Hospital to serve the area's animals with expert, loving care. Dr. Simpson enjoys all aspects of working at a mixed animal practice, but he especially loves working with large animals. Dr. Simpson worked on world-renowned Thoroughbred stud farms in Ireland during his studies at Oklahoma State University's College of Veterinary Medicine and the rest of his family currently lives in Prague where they raise and race Thoroughbred racehorses.
Dr. Jim Coffey graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2016 and joined the clinical team at Shawnee Animal Hospital in January 2019. His professional interests include surgical care and large animal services, specifically those working with bovine and equine. Originally from Kansas, Dr. Coffey spent time in Arkansas and Texas before making Oklahoma his home. His pets include six dogs, three cats, five horses, and two sheep. Although Dr. Coffey loves all his pets, he has a soft spot for the Gordon Setter large breed of dog. His rescue dog, Deek, is a three-legged Gordon Setter who was injured in a hunting accident with his previous owners. After Deek's surgery, Dr. Coffey adopted him and the two have been best friends ever since. In addition to caring for animals, Dr. Coffey enjoys eating and spending free time with his family and friends.