Experienced, Compassionate Veterinary Team in Purcell, OK
The veterinary team at Walnut Creek Animal Hospital & Pet Resort is committed to the community and their beloved pets. We treat our clients as an extension of our family by offering compassionate, committed, and cost-effective services. Our doctors and staff love your pets like our own, and we value the trust that pet-owners put in our practice to provide their pets with the highest quality of services. To best serve you and your furry friends, we work in a modern, state-of-the-art, stress-free facility designed for the comfort and excellent care of your pets.
Below, meet our team members, all of whom are excited to work with you and your pet!
Dr. Bryan D. Wright
Dr. Bryan D. Wright is the practice owner and lead veterinarian at Walnut Creek. Dr. Wright attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University for his undergraduate education and was accepted to the Veterinary program at Oklahoma State University in 1993. He graduated with a doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1997 and soon began practicing in Purcell. Dr. Wright’s founding clinic was in a rental property on Green Avenue near Purcell’s Walnut Creek, hence the name. In October 2006 work began on a new state-of-the-art facility in our current location just 2 miles south on Highway 74.
Dr. Wright loves outdoor family time with his wife, Juleigh, and their three children: Nick, Carson, and Logan. They have three pets: Fergie, Grey, and Forrest. His newest hobby is tracking with his black and tan hound, Forrest.
Dr. Wright loves the variety of medicine he is able to perform as a veterinarian and he also loves the challenges that they bring. Veterinary medicine is a career that requires him to be a surgeon, a dentist, a reproduction specialist, a general practitioner, and an internist—to name a few. He enjoys performing orthopedic surgery most, as he is driven to fix things that are broken. Dr. Wright’s goal is to utilize his God-given abilities to help people and their pets, and he does not take that lightly.
Micki Cottrell, RVT, VDT
Micki has been at Walnut Creek since 2005. Micki has always had a love for animals and a passion for science. Pairing the two together was obvious for her! She began volunteering at a veterinary clinic and quickly knew it was what she should pursue. Micki attended college at Murray State and graduated in 2000 with a degree in veterinary technology. Micki loves the connection between people and their pets. Taking care of both is her passion. Micki lives in Paoli with her husband, Greg, and their son, Jake. They enjoy family time together showing sheep. They have many farm animals, three dogs, Shortie, Miles, and Dolly and two cats, Ruckus and Nadi.
Crystal Haney, RVT
Crystal is new to the Walnut Creek family and we are excited to have her as a member of our team. Crystal knew since she was 12 years old that she had a passion for animal care. She graduated from OSU-OKC in 2017 and became a Registered Veterinary Technician. Crystal loves the physical and mental challenges of working in a veterinary clinic. She is passionate about dental care, and she loves sending pets home with pearly white teeth. Crystal lives in Blanchard with her husband, Robert. They have four children, Austin, Sheridan, Kamryn, and Jax and two four-legged kids, Charlee and Winnie, both dachshunds.
Dr. Bryan D. Wright founded Walnut Creek Animal Hospital in July 1998. He came to Purcell with the vision of providing the highest quality veterinary care for pets while maintaining the small-town atmosphere at the most affordable cost available. Ever since then, we have worked very hard to care for our clients’ pets in this manner. We began in a small rental building on Green Ave, adjacent to Walnut Creek; hence the name was born. We practiced there until October 2006, when we built a state-of-the-art facility in its current location just two miles south on Hwy 74. In 2008 the practice grew into a multi-doctor practice to keep up with the growth. Dr. Wright works daily to continue the highest standard of care for our community pets.