our team


Jim Shipman, DVM

Dr. Shipman received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Oklahoma State University in 1971. After graduation Dr. Shipman joined the military in the Army Veterinary Corp and served two years stationed in New York City. While he was in the military he married Cynthia. Cynthia is a talented rider and enjoys showing horses, especially her favorite horse today “Ziponic.” After the military tour was completed they moved back to Oklahoma where Dr. Shipman was involved in a multiple doctor practice in Vinita. They lived there for a few years before moving to Claremore, Oklahoma where he started his own practice, in 1987 the practice moved to its current location.

Dr. Shipman and Cynthia have three children. Their son Jeff is married to Stacia and they both are ER Doctors and reside in Edmond, Oklahoma. They have two children Max and Maisie. The two grandchildren are Dr. Shipman’s pride and joy as he loves to bring them to the farm as often as possible to fish, ride four wheelers and “Oreo” the Shetland pony and many other activities. Dr. Shipman’s first daughter is KT, is married to Steve Alcorn. They built a home and reside in Bixby, Oklahoma. KT has her master’s degree and works for the Social Security Administration. Steve has started his own business, “Green Country Logistics” which is doing well. Together they have two “granddogs” a Dachshund named “Cowboy” and a Bassett Hound named “Lucy”, they also love to come to the farm and play. His second daughter is Elizabeth, “Betsy” of Claremore, Oklahoma where she is a licensed EMT and CNA and is employed with St. Johns Hospital working in the nursing field.

Dr. Shipman is known for his knowledge and services provided for the equine patient. Although, there are many interesting areas in equine medicine he enjoys, his favorite area has always been the reproductive field. He enjoys every step of the way, from preparing the mare, to delivering the foal. The other area Dr. Shipman particularly likes, and is very respectable at, is diagnosing lameness’s and providing a treatment plan that best suites each patient and owner. In his free time Dr. Shipman appreciates spending time on his boat at the lake with family and friends or a good cookout on the patio with Remington, his Labrador Retriever. It is very well known that the entire Shipman family “bleeds orange” and attend as many OSU athletic events as possible. GO POKES!!!

Mona Walkingstick, DVM

Dr. Walkingstick attended Oklahoma State University and obtained her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in May of 1989. After graduation she went to work in Massachusetts but later returned because Oklahoma is home! When she returned to Oklahoma she practiced in Tulsa, OK at Marina Animal Clinic for 9 years before joining the team at Shipman Veterinary Services in 1998. Dr. Walkingstick focuses on all companion animals and enjoys them all but her favorite is the felines. She truly loves helping clients that are concerned about their pets and is often referred to as the “other family doctor”. Dr. Walkingstick and her husband Keith have two children Alan and Thomas. As a family in their free time, they enjoy camping, hiking, teaching and taking Tae Kwon Do and also active in assisting with the high school youth group at the church.


Office Manager

Amie Johnson

Amie began working after school at Shipman Veterinary Services in 2000 as a veterinarian assistant. Amie graduated from Sequoyah High School in 2002 and furthered her education at Rogers State University where she graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science in Nursing in 2005. After working in the medical field Amie decided she enjoyed caring for animals more than people and began full time in 2008 as Office Manager. Amie and her husband Steven have two beautiful children Adylyn Jo and Porter Hagyn. They enjoy many extreme sports with family and friends such as shark fishing and taking the CanAm’s to sand dunes or rock climbing, boating on the lake and Steven is usually found out competing in coon hunting. They have a variety of animals including Rufus whom is a Pug and Amie’s all-time favorite breed, Rolo a Bassett Hound, Shasta and Hemi the German Shepard’s, OJ the cat , and Ellie Mae who is a Blood Hound.


Vet Assistants

Bonny Marang

Bonny is a 2002 graduate of Claremore High School. She then attended TCC where she studied child development. After college Bonny found her true calling with the animals and began working in the veterinary field in 2004. Bonny came to Shipman Veterinary Services in March of 2009 and can usually be heard singing to the animals as they are waking up from surgery. Bonny assists with all small animal treatments and procedures but her favorite is the dentistry’s and making our animals have pearly whites again! Outside of working Bonny enjoys spending time with her daughter Emma, family, friends and being active in her church. She is the outdoors queen; she loves to go hunting and fishing and shows the boys how it’s done. When it is duck hunting season she is accompanied by her Labrador retriever “Melly” who retrieves the ducks from the water on command!

Megan Hart

Megan is a 2005 graduate of Oologah-Talala High School, after high school Megan attended Rogers State University on a rodeo scholarship and majored in Business Administration. She worked for RSU for a few years as office manager of the Equestrian Center and assisted with the Bit by Bit Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program and NIRA Rodeo program, before coming to Shipman Veterinary Services in October of 2009. She assists our doctors in all procedures equine and small animal and helps with reception duties as needed but her true passion is working with the horses. Megan was raised on a ranch and still has many horses of her own. She loves to pleasure ride and compete in barrel racing on her horse “Dozer” when she has the time. Megan says, “Time is a hard thing to come by now at her household with the arrival of her first child Peyton Faith but she wouldn’t trade it for the world and loves every minute of it!”

Clinic Cat

Foxxy Mae

Foxxy is the clinic cat and feline blood donor. She can usually be found sleeping in various places, or lying on papers we are trying to write on. She has become quite talented at putting our clients on hold as she marches across the front desk looking for her next napping place or snack. The feline stomach can’t tell time! During the winter she has a beautiful long fluffy coat and in the summer she takes on the look of a lion Grrr. All in all she has a good life, but prefers to act the long suffering forgotten mascot in hopes of getting a little extra loving. It works amazingly well for her!