Our Team

We are dedicated to your pet’s health.


Get to Know Our Team

Meet the smiling faces of the Yorkshire Animal Hospital team below. Learn more about why we love what we do so much.

Dr. Dale R. Diesel


About Dr. Diesel

Dr. Dale R. Diesel graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 1981. After graduation, he joined a six-doctor practice in Breese, Illinois, where he cared for the companion animals of the practice while also making farm calls to the numerous dairy and swine farms in the area.

In 1986, he left practice to work for Purina Mills, Inc., where his responsibilities included product development and technical support for animal health products.

Dr. Diesel joined Yorkshire Animal Hospital in October 1992, then purchased the practice in July 1993. The most gratifying experience a veterinarian can have is to watch successive generations of family members trust him with the care of their four-legged family members.

He enjoys the beauty of nature and wildlife. Sasha and Cali, two of his three dogs, enjoy spending time on the couch more than outdoors. While Jax, a Labrador Retriever, enjoys hunting and fishing with him. Dr. Diesel relaxes by spending time with family/friends and working on his property in southern Illinois.

Dr. Daniel Boggs


About Dr. Boggs

Dr. Daniel Boggs graduated from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. After school, he returned to North Louisiana, where he practiced equine (horse) medicine exclusively before heading out west.

Dr. Boggs then worked at an emergency critical care and a general practice hospital in the Summerlin area of Las Vegas before starting his career as a relief veterinarian. He has practiced as a relief veterinarian for several years, working in Arizona, California, Colorado, Louisiana, Nevada, and now adding Missouri to the list when joining Yorkshire Animal Hospital.

Dr. Boggs has continued to and still does practice equine medicine and travels back to Louisiana to do so. He is an avid snow and water skier and likes being in the mountains or on the water as much as possible. He loves hiking, biking, and camping, especially when touring the national parks. No matter how far from home, though, he can always be found rooting for his Louisiana State University Tigers and New Orleans Saints…. GEAUX TIGERS!

Dr. Alex Turner


About Dr. Turner

Dr. Turner was born and raised in Memphis, TN. He attended The University of Tennessee, Knoxville for undergrad and graduated from their College of Veterinary Medicine in 2021. During vet school, Dr. Turner discovered his love of small animal medicine and his role in caring for family’s beloved four-legged animals. After graduation, Dr. Turner decided to move to St. Louis and he joined the Yorkshire team that summer. He is eager to start his career with us as a veterinarian.

Outside of work, Dr. Turner spends most of his time exploring his new city and especially loves trying new restaurants. He is an Eagle Scout and has always had a love of the outdoors and hiking. On weekends, you can usually find him running around the local city parks. He also loves a relaxing weekend watching Netflix with his kitty companion, Rowena.


Dr. Abby


About Dr. Abby

Dr. Abby was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas, though moved to Arizona for high school and college, where she volunteered working in small animal and exotic medicine. Dr. Abby attended vet school at MIZZOU, graduating in 2022. She was excited to move to St. Louis and practice small animal medicine with the  YAH  team. In her free time, Dr. Abby enjoys running, hiking, and kayaking. When she’s not out enjoying St. Louis, she can be found at home knitting the occasional sweater for her fur babies, Tati and Tybalt.

Dr. Fulcher


About Dr. Fulcher
Nicole Fulcher has been working as a General Practitioner for 33 years and has seen so many amazing advances in veterinary medicine during her career. Originally from New Jersey, she graduated with a BS in Animal Science from Rutgers University. She worked on a dairy farm during that time. She earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. She practiced in Columbia MO working with local rescue groups as well as operating a mobile ultrasound referral service. St Louis has been her home for the past 7 years while practicing and managing a busy small animal hospital. Now she is very excited to join an amazing Yorkshire Animal Hospital team. She is newly married to another St Louis veterinarian, and they share their home with two rescue cats, Helen and Carter. They have 6 grown daughters between the two of them and enjoy traveling and exploring all there is to do in St Louis!


Practice Manager/Technician

About Amy

Amy graduated from Bishop Dubourg High School in 1990 and Jefferson College in 1993 with an Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. She came to Yorkshire Animal Hospital in 1991 when Dr. Eschenroeder still owned and operated the clinic. Amy was here before Dr. Diesel came to assist with the practice in 1992 and helped him with the client transitions when he bought the practice in 1993.

Amy married her graduate school/high school sweetheart, William, in December 1995, and they welcomed a beautiful daughter, Alexis, in November 1996.  She has had several cats and dogs through the years but right now just has cats.


Pet Stylist

About Kim

Kim went to Riverview Gardens High School and graduated from the Petropolis School of Grooming in 1998. She came to Yorkshire Animal Hospital in April of the same year and started as a bather only. Since that time, Kim has become the only groomer at our hospital and continues using her skills to beautify her patients.

She enjoys traveling the United States to relax. Greeting her when she comes home from work are her two cats named Luke and Leia.


Registered Veterinary Technician

About Nicole

Nicole graduated from Oakville Senior High School in 1998 and Jefferson College in 2001 with an Associate of Applied Science degree in veterinary technology.

In May 2000, she started an internship at Yorkshire Animal while going to school. Nicole also worked at Animal Emergency Clinic in Collinsville in 2001. In June of that same year, she received her certification to become a registered technician for Missouri. Ultimately she left emergency medicine after 9/11 to stay in a small owned practice to grow with the clientele.



About Haley

Haley graduated in 2014 from Brown Mackie College with a degree in veterinary technology. Haley has Fear Free certification and has worked in shelter and emergency medicine before. When it comes to the veterinary medicine field, Haley has a particular interest in behavioral medicine.

Eventually, she joined the team at Yorkshire Animal Hospital in March 2020. Haley currently has a Siberian husky, Norwegian elkhound, and a schipperke-papillon mix (that she is proud to say are rescued).




About Tori
Hey everyone! My name is Tori and I’m a veterinary technician! I attended Midwest institute and graduated from their accelerated program. Ever since I have been working with animals and loving it! Every day presents new opportunities to help a pet and challenges me to continue to learn more! In my spare time, I like to read comics while snuggling with my kitties, paint, draw, dance, and spend time with friends and family. I’m so happy to be a part of the team!



About Cierra

Hi everyone, my name is Cierra. I joined the team at Yorkshire in September of 2022. I graduated from Fox in 2020. I am a fun-loving aspiring artist at heart but my love of animals is what brought me into the field of veterinary medicine. As a veterinary technician every day is a learning experience and makes me enjoy every aspect more and more. I married my best friend in May of 2022. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family, riding motorcycles and drawing. I have a shih tzu/Lhasa named Bella who loves keeping us awake with her loud snoring but her cuddling nature makes us forget all about that.




About Shandi
Shandi was born and raised in Texas but has lived all over before settling in Missouri. She graduated from The Vet Tech Institute at Hickey College in 2018 from their accelerated program. She earned an Associate of Applied Sciences in Veterinary Technology degree. In that same year she received her license to be a Registered Veterinary Technician as well as completed an externship program with Veterinary Specialty Services. Shandi has special interests in cardiology, radiology, and helping the spicy animals that others have given up on. Outside of work Shandi loves being outdoors and you can find her and her husband roaming the mountains of Colorado. She also enjoys reading, painting, videogames, and spending time with her two cats Brinley and Mai. 



About Danielle
Hello! My name is Danielle! I have been a Veterinary Technician for 10 years. I have loved the veterinary field for as long as I can remember and one day I hope to expand my horizons and work with Marine animals or even large animals. I have lived in the Saint Louis area my whole life and graduated high school in 2014 . I have a Border Collie Mix name Nida. In my free time I enjoy hanging out with my family, watching ASMR videos, going to the gym, and going on walks with my fur baby and boyfriend. I love new and exciting adventures and visiting new places.



About Meg
Hello! I’m Meg. I’ve been working as a Vet Tech for the past 4 years. Prior to that, I was a farrier in Northern Virginia, managing the health and balance of horse’s feet. In my spare time, I enjoy blacksmithing, hand embroidery, baking and playing video games. My passion for animals started early, when I found the Animal Encyclopedia in my elementary school’s library, and I knew from there I wanted to work with animals. Currently, I’m enrolled in Penn Foster’s Veterinary Technology program to earn my certification.



About Brooklynn
Hello, my name is Brooklynn I am from a small town called Griggsville, Illinois. I have been in the veterinary field since I turned sixteen. I went to a community college back home and received my associate’s in animal science with an emphasis in beef management and became beef quality assurance certified. I moved to Saint Louis 2 years ago and enjoyed working in emergency medicine. Before moving I had worked as a large animal technician, a pharmacy technician, a veterinary receptionist, and a paraprofessional for my high school. I enjoy spending time with my animals and family. Some hobbies of mine are hunting, fishing, crocheting, and knitting. I am the oldest of five children and our names are all Br with a different vowel. I have two dogs, Dixie and Maya, that I have acquired during my veterinary career. I enjoy working with large and small animals but have a soft spot for labs, dachshunds, as well as epileptic patients. I am easy going and don’t usually get overly excited or worked up in emergencies. I have been referred to as smiley or ninja. I usually always have a smile on my face and am quiet.



About Therese
Therese comes to us from South St. Louis, where she has enjoyed spending her time cross-stitching, gardening, & traveling. She has spent her years since high school working in office settings and even started her Masters in Business over at St. Louis University. Therese joins our team as one of our amazing Receptionists & has enjoyed having the opportunity to love on all the puppies & kitties coming in for care. She is driven by hard work, honesty, & having the strength to be herself. Her ultimate goal is to retire and move out of state, somewhere south, warm, & close to the ocean- what we’d give to join her!



About Angela
Hello, my name is Angela. I grew up out west in New Mexico and Colorado but have lived here in the Saint Louis area for 18 years. I have always had a love for animals and have been working and volunteering in Veterinary Medicine off and on since I was a teenager. I went to high school on a farm in Iowa where I learned a lot about large animal husbandry and organic farming. I then studied Chemistry and Biology in college.

In my free time I enjoy reading, antiquing, spending time with my family and my three dogs: June bug, Beetle and Riley. I am very happy to now be part of the Yorkshire Animal Hospital Receptionist Team!

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