South Bend Animal Clinic's Dedicated Team
Kaleigh – Hospital Manager
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.
Tiffinee – Registered Veterinary Technician
Tiffinee has always had a passion for animals. She enjoys the medical aspect of the field, especially surgery and the ability to help pets and provide client education. She is a registered veterinary technician and received her associate's degree in veterinary technology from Brown Mackie College. Outside of work, Tiffinee enjoys outdoor activities,and spending quality time with family and friends. She is Fear Free Certified.
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 been passionate about science and medicine and enjoys educating clients about pet care. Outside of work, Lisa enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter. She also enjoys playing with her four dogs (A beagle mix, an Irish Setter, a Golden Retriever, and a Labrador) as well as her three tortoises.
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.
Jonathan — Veterinary Assistant
Jonathan has been part of the team since September 2018. Previously, he was a math and reading assistant at Kumon. He enjoys playing video games, hanging out with his friends, and spending time with his dog and cats. In fact, he has many cats with interesting names: Chip, Dip, Pancake, Gravy, Biscuit, Scarlet, and Artimus. He really enjoys playing a role in helping out all of the patients at the clinic. He feels like he has found his calling and he hopes to help animals the rest of his life!
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 a bloodhound, Blanche, and a basset hound, Mallary.
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 part-time data entry role that she enjoyed so much, 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 26 years and has two sons and one spoiled dog.
Katie – Veterinary Assistant & Client Services Representative
Katie has been with the team since November 2018. She previously worked at a veterinary clinic in Muncie as a receptionist and veterinary assistant. She enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and German Shepherd mix. They spend a lot of time outside and at the lake. She enjoys connecting with owners over their pets and loves feeling like she has helped make the vet visit a positive experience.
Laura – Client Services Representative
Laura has been with the team since January 2009 and has had a lifelong love of animals. At home, she has two basset hounds, Virgil and Arlene. She also has one cat, Kiki, a domestic long hair.
Alyssa – Client Services Representative
Alyssa has been a part of the team since November 2018. She loves the field and seeing people with their pets. She interned at the Humane Society of Elkhart County and went to the Elkhart Area Career Center to participate in their veterinary assistant program. Currently, she is studying to be a human nurse. In her free time, she loves to learn, go on road trips, and go for runs with her pup, Benny. In addition to Benny, she has three cats, Frizmo, Lou, and Precious, and a guinea pig named Moo-Moo.