Amanda Skinner, DVM

Amanda Skinner, DVM

Amanda Skinner, DVMDr. Amanda Skinner was born and raised in a small town in California. She has had the dream of becoming a veterinarian since a very young age. Growing up she raised a myriad of farm animals to show at the county fair including horses, cattle, sheep, pigs, and goats. Having all those animals meant getting to interact with the local veterinarians, which only grew her curiosity for medicine!

Dr. Skinner attended Fresno State University to earn a bachelor’s degree in animal science. During her time in school she worked at a small animal, as well as an equine veterinary practice to prepare for veterinary school. She also lived in the sheep barn on campus and managed the school herd of around 200 sheep.

She then was accepted to the Kansas State University College of Veterinary medicine and made a big move to the Great Plains to follow her passion! During her time in vet school she was a part of several college clubs, worked for the college’s large animal ICU, and assisted in several research projects within the veterinary school. She graduated veterinary school in 2021.

It was during her time in veterinary school that she met her husband, Brandt Skinner, while doing a research project involving cattle. With her husband being an Oklahoma native, they both landed in Oklahoma following graduation from veterinary school. They now are raising three dogs, a cat, and two horses together, and are expecting their first baby in the fall of 2022!

Before joining the Sunset Veterinary team, Dr. Skinner completed a year-long equine and small animal internship position in western Oklahoma. There she found a deep passion for companion animal medicine and interacting with people who have deep love for their animals.

In her free time, Dr. Skinner enjoys taking her dogs on adventures and to run with their two horses. She also enjoys tooling leather and making fun leather crafts.

Dr. Skinner is very excited to be a part of the Sunset Veterinary community and meeting pet owners that have a passion for their animals’ health and happiness. She truly believes in excellent communication and compassion for owners as well as their best friends! She has a passion for preventative medicine as well as surgery, and will love each pet that walks through the door.

Get to Know Dr Skinner

Where were you born? Where were you raised?

I was born and raised in Lawton, OK. My childhood home was in a quiet neighborhood on the edge of town.

Are you married?

I have been married to Cody Griffin since 2017. We met in 2009 at a show his band was playing at in our hometown through a mutual friend.

What made you interested in animals and becoming a veterinarian?

I have always loved animals growing up, but truly became interested in being a vet once I started showing horses and realizing everything that goes into keeping them healthy and happy.

What challenges are you looking for at Sunset Vet?

I really enjoy getting to build relationships with not only the animals but also their owners, so I am looking forward to the challenge of having to build all those relationships at a new clinic.

What other interests or hobbies do you have?

My biggest interest is in horse riding, I would like to get back into horse showing which I have not been able to do since starting college.

What is one of your favorite TV shows?

My favorite tv show is Outlander.

What is one of your biggest pet peeves?

Excuses for everything.

What is one item on your bucket list?

I want to make it back into the horse show ring or to go to Scotland.

Contact Info
2017 N Kelly Avenue Edmond, OK 73003
Monday – Friday
7:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM to 12 PM