South Bend Animal Clinic's Dedicated Team
Tina Michael, CVPM – Hospital Manager
Tina has been our Hospital Manager since September of 2016. Prior to joining our team, she worked at another animal hospital for 16 years, starting as a Kennel Assistant, moving up to Veterinary Assistant, Receptionist, and finally Hospital Manager. She received her Bachelor of Biological Science from Purdue University in 2007 and her CVMP (Certified Veterinary Practice Manager) in 2016. In her spare time, Tina enjoys walking her Akita dog, Mika, reading, cross-stitching, and planning her upcoming summer wedding with her fiancé.
Tiffinee – Registered Veterinary Technician
Tiffinee has always had a passion for animals. She enjoys the medical aspect of field and the ability to help pets and provide client education. She is a Registered Veterinary Technician and received her Associate of Veterinary Technology from Brown Mackie College. Outside of work, Tiffinee enjoys outdoor activities, and spending quality time with family and friends.
Renee – Veterinary Assistant
Renee has been a part of the team since January 1992, where she started in the kennels right out of high school. She truly enjoys the family aspect of the practice and the love and care they provide for all their patients. Renee and her husband share their home with one dog and two cats, all rescued and adopted.
Lisa – Veterinary Assistant
Lisa has been a part of the team since July 2013. She graduated from Brown Mackie with an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology and plans to take the VTNE in the near future. She has always had a passion for a career in science and medicine and enjoys educating clients about pet care. Outside of work Lisa enjoys motorcycle rides with her husband and playing with her three dogs (Irish setter, beagle mix, & golden retriever), three cats, five turtles and one tortoise.
Justin – Veterinary Assistant
Justin has been a part of the team since September 2015. Prior to joining South Bend Animal Clinic, he worked at a boarding facility for five years and volunteered with various animal rescues for 10 years. He has a Veterinary Assistant Certification and got into the field to help make a difference. Outside of work, Justin is occupied with his eight dogs.
Kaleigh – Veterinary Assistant & Client Services Representative
Kaleigh has been a part of the team since December 2014. She has earned her Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology from Vet Tech Institute at International Business College in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. She loves coming to work and meeting all of the cute animals. Outside of work, Kaleigh enjoys spending time with her husband, Paul, and their three dogs; Milo, a jack russell mix, Lilee, a chihuahua, and Marilyn, a huskey/lab mix.
Holly – Veterinary Assistant & Client Services Representative
Holly has been a part of the team since May 2007. She began working at South Bend Animal Clinic in a data entry, part-time role where she liked it so much that she accepted a full-time position as soon as it was available. Outside of work she enjoys landscaping, gardening and reading. Holly has been married for 24 years and has two sons and two dogs.
Andrea – Surgical Assistant & Pet Groomer
Andrea has been a part of the team since August 1994. She got into the field because she loves to see the before and after looks of a pet after grooming. Outside of work she enjoys camping and spending time with her family and friends. Andrea and her husband of 14 years, have two sons, along with two bloodhounds, Blanche and Mallary.
Katie – Client Services Representative
Katie has been with the team since April 2016. She has always worked in a customer service field and truly enjoys helping others. Especially one where she can educate people about their fur children. Outside of work she loves being with her family and taking her two dogs, Sophie, a lab, and Brody, a shepherd mix, to the dog park.
Laura – Client Services Representative
Laura has been with the team since January 2009 and has had a lifelong love of animals. She has two basset hounds, Cooper and Arlene. Laura also has two cats; Punk, a domestic short hair, and Kiki, a domestic long hair.
Lindsay – Client Services Representative
Lindsay has been with the team since June 2016. She loves getting to play with all the dogs that come through the door. Outside of work she enjoys fishing, sewing and working out. Lindsay and her husband share their home with, Bentley, a five-year-old rescue lab-weimaraner that they spoil rotten.