Valparaiso Animal Hospital

815 Calumet Ave. Suite 1
Valparaiso, IN 46383


  Meet the Staff:

 One of the most important parts of any veterinary hospital are the people who will be caring for your pet. The staff of Valparaiso Animal Hospital are all "Pet People" who love animals, and love making their lives more comfortable.  Feel free to chat with our staff and get to know them a bit better.

Office Manager

Emily our office manager is a registered veterinary technician. She graduated in 2012 and became a RVT in 2013. She actually was a part of our medical staff in 2012 before becoming the office manager in February 2018. She enjoys reading, crafts and exploring the outdoors with her dog Perdy. We are excited to have her back with us and look forward to all our new adventures in the new clinic!

    Medical Staff

Julie our technician manager is originally from Ohio and has been in veterinary medicine since 2003. She joined our team in February of 2014. She fell in love with animals as soon as she could walk. She is currently enrolled in the distance learning program at Penn Foster to become a registered veterinary technician. She keeps busy with her full household which includes her son, 5 dogs and cat. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, reading and antique shopping. 

Matt started working with us in 2015. He enjoys the outdoors, fishing and playing the guitar in his spare time. He also enjoys long walks on the beach, pina coladas and getting caught in the rain. He shares his home with his cat named Ember. 

Amy joined our team in March 2017. Amy graduated from the Vet Tech Institute and is working towards becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician! Amy has 2 cats of her own- Scooby and Weasley. She loves playing soccer and is an avid Harry Potter fan.

Shannon joined the Valparaiso Animal Hospital staff in December 2017. Shannon has been in veterinary medicine for 11 years. She enjoys playing softball in her free time. Shannon also has several fur babies of her own which include 5 dogs, a cat and an iguana. We are happy to have her with us!

Brandy joined our staff in July 2017 after graduating from Purdue with an Animal Science degree. She works as a veterinary assistant. In her free time, Brand enjoys drawing, costume design, crafts, reading & relaxing. She also keeps us well fed with her delicious baked goods. 

Renee bio coming soon.

Kim joined our team in December 2018. She has been working in veterinary medicine for 4 years. She absolutely loves dogs! She has 2 Golden Retrievers named Bella and Noelle , a Yorkie named Fez and a cat named Snowball. She is currently enrolled at IUSB to be a radiology technician! 


Tayler joined our team in April 2019. Tayler works as a veterinary assistant as well as our Kennel Manager. She enjoys getting to know and take care of our client's fur babies. She has 1 dog of her own named Mac. She enjoys photography in her free time and is currently going to school to major in Psychology. 

Client Care Coordinators

Sally our client care coordinator manager joined the Valparaiso Animal Hospital staff when Dr. Butler purchased the clinic in January of 2010. She has been involved in veterinary medicine since 1995. Sally enjoys traveling with her husband Rick, and visiting her grandchildren. Sally loves animals and has several of her own, which include; 4 dogs and 3 cats. 

Karen joined our team in April 2018. She has worked in human medicine for 23 years, but has always loved animals. She has 3 dogs and 6 cats of her own. She enjoys gardening, knitting and crocheting. 

Kali our media managerjoined our team in 2012. She enjoys the outdoors and crafting in her spare time. She loves animals and enjoys spending time with her own which includes; 6 chickens, 3 dogs, 2 cats, and a leapard gecko. 

Theresa "Tree" Joined our team in February 2018. She has worked in veterinary medicine for 8 years. Tree loves animals and nature. She has volunteered at many places such as Brookfield Zoo and Save the Dunes. She enjoys singing, playing violin, spending time with her husband and  her puggle Melody, cockatiel Skittles and cat Maleficent.

Kennel Attendants 

Dana has been working in veterinary medicine for 20 years! She currently doesn't have any pets of her own, but loves nurturing and caring for our client's babies while they are staying with us. She loves spending time outside and loves to travel. Her 2 children and grandchild are her world and she loves them dearly. We are so happy to have Dana here with us!