Tri-City Animal & Bird Clinic

15646 Manchester Road
Ellisville, MO 63011


Cindy Speciale

Head Technician


Cindy Speciale joined our staff in October 1990 with three years experience as a veterinary technician at a local practice.  She graduated from the Midwest Institute for Medical Assistants in 1987 and has pursued continuing education in small animal nutirition, dentistry, avian laboratory techniques and avian restraint. In 2015, Cindy became our Head Technician.    Cindy and her husband, Mike have one daughter, Amanda.  They have three birds "Julio", "Bill" and "Hope", a dog named "Lilly",  and  a cat named "Oliver Twist".

Jennifer Sisson

Veterinary Assistant


Jennifer Sisson joined Tri-City Animal & Bird Clinic in the fall of 1998 after graduating from Truman State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree.  Jennifer has two dogs named "Pete" and "Lillie" (pictured here), four birds named "Sparkey", "Juniper", Twiggy and Lollipop, a guinea pig named "Leo", four rats named "Herman", "Pistachio", "Pokey", and "Tigger" and some fish.

Amy Riegel



Amy Riegel joined Tri-City Animal & Bird Clinic as a veterinary technician in August 2002 after graduating from Midwest Institute for Medical Assistants.  Amy has a Doberman named "Nora" and a Miniature Pinscher named "Fergie", an African Gray Parrot named "Sid" and 6 hamsters named "Bear", "Gin", "Sloth", "Speck", "Tonic" and "Valentine".   

Stacey Brewer, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician


Stacey Brewer joined our staff as a Registered Veterinary Technician in 2003 after graduating from Jefferson College of Veterinary Technology Program earning her Associates Degree.  Stacey and her husband, Steve, have five children.  They share their home with two dogs "Blue"  and "Persephone",  two cats, named "Hannible" and "Mater", a cockatoo named "Kebe" and two cockatiels named "Grayson" and "McAllister" and two guinea pigs.

Amber Schultz

Veterinary Assistant 


Amber Schultz joined the staff of Tri-City Animal & Bird Clinic February 2008.  Amber has previous experience from working at a local veterinary clinic and a clinic in southern Missouri.  Amber and her husband, Jake, share their home with four dogs named "Riley", "Paris", "Spunky"  and "Tipper", a cat named "Vega", and an eclectus parrot named "Java". 

Jamie Moranz, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician


Jamie Moranz rejoined our staff in 2014 after graduating from Jefferson College of Veterinary Technology Program earning her Associates Degree.  Jamie and her husband, Alex, have one son Arthur and two dogs named "Marley" and "Z", and two cats named "Bucky" and "Maude."   

Julia Voran

Veterinary Assistant

Julia Clark joined our team in 2016 as a veterinary assistant.  Julia has a Bachelors in Biology and worked at a local clinic and volunteered at the Wildlife Rescue Center before joining our clinic.  Julia and John share their home with her Australian shepherd named "Murphy".

NoraNora Toney, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician

Nora Toney a Veterinary Technician joined our team in June 2018 after graduating from the Veterinary Technician Institute at Hickey College with an Associates Degree.  Nora interned at a local veterinary clinic and a boarding facility before joining Tri-City.   Nora shares her home with two dogs named "Buttercup" and "Darby", a crested gecko named "Waldo" and foster birds from St. Louis Avian Rescue. 

Erin Shanahan

Veterinary Assistant

Erin Shanahan joined our team in October 2016 as a veterinary assistant.  Erin with her Associates Degree worked at two area practices and one in Kansas City before joining our team.  Erin and her husband, share their home with two dogs named "Chico" and "Xena" (pictured here) and one cat named "Samurai".

Demi Haynes 

Veterinary Technician

Demi Haynes, a veterinary technician joined our staff in August 2018 after graduating from the Midwest Veterinary Technician program.  Demi shares her home with two cats.  

Rachel Wiebe

Kennel Assistant


Rachel joined our staff as kennel assistant in April 2018.  Rachel a senior in high school, plans to pursue a career in physical therapy next year.  She shares her home with a dog named Annalise.

Kara Taschler

Technician Assistant


Kara Taschler joined our staff in 2015 as a technician assistant.  Kara worked a local kennel and veterinary clinic before joining our team.   Kara and her husband, Dave, share their home with six dogs named "Bud", "Madden", "Heidi", "Sparky", "Champ" and "MoMo".