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 has a cat named Boris. She enjoys crafting and gardening. A fun fact about Emily is: she has gone four wheeling in the Smokey Mountains!


    Medical Staff


Julie  our tech manager, is originally from Ohio and has been in veterinary medicine since 2003. She has 2 dogs; Brewster and Bucky. She also has 3 cats; Barnaby Billy Mittens, Princess Puff and Mrs. Pippen Pickles. She enjoys reading and spending time with her kids. A fun fact about Julie is: She is missing a spleen!


Matt has been a part of our team since 2015. He enjoys playing guitar, fishing, hiking and playing video games. An interesting fact about Matt is: he is a Marine Corps Veteran!


Brandy graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelors degree in Animal Science, and is currently back in school to become a credentialed veterinary technician. She enjoys reading, crafting and playing video games.  An interesting fact about Brandy is: she has been on over 10 cruises!


Kim enjoys reading and spending time on the lake. She has a Golden Retriever named Cindy Lou Who and a bunny named Norman.  An interesting fact about Kim is: she is going to school for elementary education!


Hayley graduated from the Vet Tech Institute in 2019 and is working towards becoming a registered veterinary technician! She has 2 Pit bulls named Rosie and Ivory. She enjoys taking them for walks and gardening. An interesting fact about Hayley is: she would love to open a Pittie Rescue one day and is missing her tonsils!


Tayler has 2 dogs, a Jack Russel Mix named Mac and a Beagle Mix named Ruby. She also has 3 cats; Wall-E, Eve and Onyx. She enjoys going to the dog park, hanging out with her co-workers and camping. An interesting fact about Tayler is: she has a tattoo of her dog Mac.

Vanessa is our crazy cat lady here at the clinic! She has been in vet medicine since 2013. She enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter. She has a dog named Nala and 5 cats named Josephine, Mocha, Nemo, Elsa and Crush. A fun fact about Vanessa is: She is a Halloween enthusiast and EVERY day is Halloween with her. 


Kolleen graduated from IBC Vet Tech Institute in 2015 and has been working as a vet tech since. She has a wonderful husband and a perfect little boy named, Gio. She has a cat named Boris. She enjoys watching movies, playing games (when she has time) and drawing. A fun fact about Kolleen is: She is a huge Godzilla fan, has seen all of the movies and knows a lot of Godzilla fan. 

Kate grew up on a farm and has a Corgi named Phoebe, a bunny named Penelope and 25 chickens. She enjoys everything about the farm lifestyle. An interesting fact about Kate is: she was born with a rare blood disorder and went through chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant. She is one tough chick! 


Capitha enjoys painting, bike riding and going mudding. She has a Husky Mix named Oden. She also has 7 cats; Gingee, Runt, Squeakers, Luna, Spike, T-box, and Lil Mama. A fun fact about Capitha is: she is the youngest of 9 siblings!


     Client Care Coordinators


Kali is our Media Manager and joined our team in 2012. She has 3 dogs; Wrangler, Melvin and Neville. She also has 2 cats; Walley and Moe and 10 chickens. She enjoys spending time with her daughter, crocheting, gardening and being outdoors. A fun fact about Kali is: she likes to adopt senior pets so they can live out their golden years. 

Theresa "Tree"

Theresa "Tree" came to us in 2018. She has a Puggle named Melody and a French Bulldog named Judge. She also has a cat named Maleficent and a cockatiel name Skittles. She enjoys the outdoors, hiking, kayaking, camping, gardening and doing yoga. An interesting fact about Tree is: she sings and plays the violin!


Kelcey joined our team in 2023. She enjoys reading and going to the gym. She has 2 dogs named Stark and Mochi. She enjoys taking them for walks and going on hikes. An interesting fact about Kelcey is: she has 4 tattoos of the dogs who got her into working with animals!


Karen joined our team in 2018. She has a dog named Toby and a cat named Molly Mae. She enjoys gardening, crocheting, knitting, sewing, four wheeling and floating in her pool on hot summer days. An interesting fact about Karen is: she was the first female born on her father's side in over 50 years!


     Kennel Attendants 


Dana enjoys traveling, spending time with her grand children and spending time outdoors in the summer. She has a Brussels Griffon Mix named Gizmo. An interesting fact about Dana is: she has been in veterinary medicine since 1999!