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Veterinary Assistant
Crystal remembers bringing home all sorts of stray animals while growing up, and she decided early on in life that she wanted to help the earth’s creatures in whatever way she could. She’s also had a lifelong passion for medicine, so one choice of career path made perfect sense. Veterinary care was the path for Crystal! Now, she helps pets daily as a Veterinary Assistant.

Crystal was born in Las Vegas, Nevada but moved to Utah with her family at only five months old. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in agriculture and animal science at Virginia State University and graduated in May of 2019, then returned home to launch her journey in animal care. She joined the Cedar Veterinary Clinic family a short time later, and helps the area’s pets and animal parents as a Veterinary Assistant.

Around the clinic, Crystal loves helping out with surgeries and critical care situations. She’s also fond of laboratory work and administering vaccines. Most of all, Crystal enjoys interacting one-on-one with animal lovers just like herself!

Much of Crystal’s free time is spent in the great outdoors, and she loves to go hiking, camping, and hunting. She has one pet of her own at home: Keena, a Blue Heeler puppy who is Crystal’s best hunting partner and hiking buddy.
Rebecca Cunningham
Veterinary Assistant
Rebecca grew up right here in Cedar City and used to show horses, pigs, and chickens in the 4-H program. She’s adored animals for as long as she can remember, and always knew that she would love to work hands-on to improve their health and happiness. When the opportunity arose for Rebecca to do just that as a member of the Cedar Veterinary Clinic family, she jumped at her chance!

Rebecca earned her degree in agriculture science with an emphasis in animal science, as well as an Associate’s degree in equine studies, at Southern Utah University. Rebecca’s older sister worked here before her, but left an opening when she moved away with her husband. Rebecca was happy to assume her role, and she’s been here since August of 2016. She has special interests in dental care, laboratory work—nothing beats checking blood samples under the microscope!—and hands-on nursing care to help her patients feel comfortable.

At home, Rebecca shares her life with a snake, two crested geckos, and a loyal and loving Blue Heeler named Millie. Most of her free time is spent hiking with Millie, who loves to chase rabbits and lizards in the hills.
Before becoming a veterinary professional, Skyler worked in the human side of the healthcare world. For her, using her passion for science and medicine to help the earth’s creatures—who can’t always tell someone what’s bothering them the way human patients can—is a dream come true! Skyler helps pet owners and their adorable companions as a member of Cedar Veterinary Clinic’s front-desk team.

Skyler is originally from Nevada and moved to Cedar from St. George, Utah in 2018. That July, she became a member of the clinic family just as Dr. Johnson was purchasing the hospital, and she’s been enjoying every moment since. Skyler especially loves to meet new puppies and watch them grow up over the years, and her favorite part of her job is getting to form relationships with the wonderful clients she works with.

Away from work, Skyler likes camping and staying active in the great outdoors, spending quality time with her family, and doting on her own pet at home. She and her husband have a Husky mix, Smoke, whose favorite pastimes include getting treats, playing hide-and-seek, and going for long walks.
  • Darla Shedron-EasleyDarla Shedron-Easley

    Heather is absolutely fantastic! My lab (Hope) was very sick with a uterine infection which was killing her this past winter. Hope's 8 years old (considered too old by some to risk operating on). However, Heather immediately recommended operating to save Hope's life. There was NO hesitation and she took care of Hope that very day! Heather and staff stayed late that evening to look after Hope's needs. Knowing how worried I was about my girl, Heather contacted me to let me know how Hope was doing. My pup has since recovered and is like a new dog - rejuvenated, happy and healthy! I can't say enough good about the skill, dedication and compassion of this clinic and all their staff! Thank you for your hard work and determination!

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  • Anna Liza Bayhon NeedhamAnna Liza Bayhon Needham

    love my babies veterinarian

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  • Sandi BettridgeSandi Bettridge

    Heather is so good with the animals, she knows what she is doing and is so kind and caring.

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  • Melissa Paisley ArnoldMelissa Paisley Arnold

    Dr. Thinnes is a very kind man! Our animals will never be seen by anyone else!🤗

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  • Margaret CarterMargaret Carter

    They were good to get my sick kitty in ASAP. Everyone there is caring and takes the time to explain things to you. They also treat the animals the way I treat my animals with love and respect for their anxiety and pain or illness. They do not do a cursory exam and then hurry to get you out of there so they can get on to the next patient. The office is clean and welcoming.

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533 North Airport Road
Cedar City, UT 84720
t: (435) 586-3400

Opening Hours:
Monday – Friday: 8AM-5PM
Saturday & Sunday: Closed