Our Team in Terre Haute

Emily

CVPM and RVT

Education: Bel-Rea Institute of Veterinary Technology, Indiana State University
Hometown: Terre Haute
Pets: Walker Texas Ranger, Echo, and Gus

I was born and raised in the wonderful city of Terre Haute. I graduated from Terre Haute North in 2004. My calling was in veterinary medicine so I moved to Denver, Colorado to attend Bel-Rea Institute of Veterinary Technology. After graduation in 2009, I moved back to Indiana and worked in the Noblesville area for about two years before coming home to be closer to family. I continued my education at Indiana State University in business, completed the Veterinary Practice Management courses at Purdue University, and became a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager (CVPM) in 2019. In my free time I love spending time with my husband and 2 daughters.

Courtney

Registered Veterinary Technician

Education: International Business College Vet Tech Institute
Hometown: Terre Haute
Pets: Layla, Willow

Hello! My name is Courtney. I have been a Registered Veterinary Technician here at Brown Veterinary Hospital since May 2014. I graduated in 2012 from International Business College Vet Tech Institute in Indianapolis. Growing up I always said I was going to be a vet. Although I didn’t quite go that far with my education, I thoroughly enjoy working with animals on a daily basis! My job is never repetitive and there is always something new to learn and help with. I’m very happy to be working here at Brown Vet Hospital.

Aside from working, I am a very proud mom to a little boy named Jace. I really love being a mommy! He’s my pride and joy! He’s filled with energy and always happy, which makes coming home to him very rewarding. I also have a Chihuahua named Layla. She’s my four-legged baby!

In my free time, I love to do projects around the house and make lots of messes. I love exercising and making healthier life style changes as well! I’m a very big family person, so every chance we have, we spend it with our loved ones.

Janelle

Registered Veterinary Technician

Education: Medaille College
Hometown: Terre Haute
Pets: B.J., Delilah, Norman, Arnold, Johanna, and Jem

I am a 2000 graduate of Medaille College in Buffalo, New York.  After moving to the north central part of Indiana after graduation, my family moved to Terre Haute in 2008. I keep very busy with my family of two middle schoolers, 3 dogs and 3 cats. My professional passions include patient care, using Fear Free techniques and Dentistry. Outside interests include flower gardening, cooking and baking as well as playing on my church worship team.

Danielle

Registered Veterinary Technician

Education:  Bel-Rea Institute of Veterinary Technology
Hometown:  Terre Haute
Pets:  Piper Lilly (Boxer), Rollo (Pitbull mix), Dodie (Rat Terrier), and Phoebe (Pitbull)

I am one of the Registered Veterinary Technicians here at Brown Veterinary Hospital. I was pre-veterinary at Indiana State University for 3 years before making the decision to change degrees and enroll at Bel-Rea Institute of Veterinary Technology in Denver, CO. After graduating in 2008 I completed an internship at the Indianapolis Zoo Veterinary Hospital. My husband, Travis, moved with me to Colorado to pursue my dream of veterinary medicine; he is a wonderful husband and father. Our two beautiful children, Reagan and Avery, keep us on our toes on a daily basis. Our old and wise, black and white Boxer, Piper Lilly still has the energy of a puppy and keeps up with our children and loves them very much. Rollo, a rescue pit bull mix, joined the family in 2015- he is such a sweet handsome goofball and became best friends with the kids.

When I’m not at the hospital I enjoy being a mother and running trails. I grew up with all kinds of animals and going into veterinary medicine was a goal I set for myself. I enjoy our clients and the stories they share with us about their pets.  I love the constant advances happening in veterinary medicine; these advances allow me to not only keep patient care a number one priority but also make me excel as an RVT.

Kiery

Registered Veterinary Technician

Hometown: Terre Haute

Pets: Cats Ume and Oki

I was born and raised here in Terre Haute, IN where I’ve always had a furry baby of some sort. I went to high school at Terre Haute South Vigo and graduated in 2011. I briefly went to ISU but found my calling in 2012 at the Indianapolis Vet Tech Institute, I graduated in March 2014.  I’ve worked in other clinics in the area but found the best fit here at Brown.

Sarah

Registered Veterinary Technician

Bio coming soon.

Deana

Technician Assistant

Bio coming soon.

Niki

Veterinary Assistant

Education: Ivy Tech
Hometown: Terre Haute
Pets: Daisy Lynn, Mr. Peabody, and Clover

I began my career at Brown Veterinary Hospital as a receptionist. I really enjoy the medical aspect of Veterinary medicine, so I became an assistant. After working as an assistant for about a year, I have now become a Technician. I am really excited to learn more and provide excellent care for our patients. I absolutely love being a team member here at BVH!

My husband, Matt, and I have two small children, Kaylee and Cole. I like to spend all of my free time with my family. I also enjoy baking, sewing, fishing, and archery.

I have several pets. I have a coonhound named Daisy Lynn, a beagle named Clyde, a cat named Mr. Peabody, and a rabbit named Clover.

Sandy

Veterinary Assistant

Education: US Career Institute
Hometown: Rockville, IN
Pets: Zena, Zoey, Zeus, Scooter, and Theo

I was born in California but grew up with a love of animals here in Indiana.  We have raised and rehabilitated many different types of animals and wildlife including monkeys, squirrels, skunks, opossums, and deer… just to name a few.  I was an active 10 year 4-H member showing horses, sheep, and pigs.  I also had the honor of being Indiana’s Suffolk Queen.  I continued being active with the 4-H program as a Master Showman Judge.

I received my certification as an Animal Care Specialist/Veterinary Assistant in May of 2012 from US Career Institute and am very excited to be part of Brown Veterinary Hospital.

I love spending time with my boyfriend Mike and my daughter, Lexi. We enjoy vacationing together, especially where it’s warm and tropical.  We also keep busy gearing up for the 4-H fair during the summer months. Our pets consist of three dogs (Zena, Zoey, and Zeus) and 2 cats (Scooter and Theo).

Shanna

Registered Veterinary Technician

Hometown: Huntington IN

Pets:   Sugar, Jo, Max,  Luke, Bubba, Missy

Hi, my name is Shanna. I was born in Huntington, IN. I grew up in Terre Haute, IN. My Husband and I have six furry kids. Rescuing and caring for animals is my passion. I plan on going to college to become a veterinary technician. My dream is to one day have a rescue for animals and wildlife. I look forward to furthering my career with animals. I’m grateful to be a part of a wonderful team at Brown Veterinary Hospital.

Kiah

Kennel Attendant

Education: Currently seeking a bachelor of science in biology at Indiana State University

Pets: Lily

Growing up, there was always at least one animal in our house. I knew from a young age that I wanted to work with animals, I just did not know in what capacity.  I am currently a full-time student at Indiana State University. My plans after graduating college is to go to school to be a veterinary technician so I can live out my passion of working with animals. I enjoy spending time with my family, my loving boyfriend, and our black lab/coonhound mix, Lily.

Tasha

Kennel Attendant

My name is Natasha Burks. I was born and raised right here in Terre Haute. Aside from working here at Brown, I am a full time mommy to 5 amazing kids. Peyton who’s 13, Emma who’s 11, Kamron who’s 10, Natyah who’s 7, and my youngest A’miyah who’s soon to be 2. In my spare time I enjoy horseback riding, cheering on my kids in all their extracurricular activities, party planning and spending time in church. Aside from my 5 human kids, I also have 3 fur babies. Skittles, Reese, and Rollo. I have always had a love for animals from a young age. I hope to continue my education in veterinarian medicine.

Autumn

Kennel Attendant

Bio coming soon.

Nick

Kennel Attendant

Bio coming soon.

Rileigh

Kennel Assistant

I was born and raised in Terre Haute. My whole life I’ve been around animals. I was an active 10 year 4-H member where I showed goats. I went to Terre Haute South for 3 years but graduated at a different school. I have an associates degree from Ivy Tech and I plan to further my education to become a dermatologist.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my pets. I have a retriever mix named Bear. I also have four cats; Wilson, Kirby, Cheeto, and Maestro. Maestro was a cat that was staying with us at Brown Vet until he could find a home. Since I’m a kennel attendant I was taking care of him every day, which created a strong bond. It was strong enough that I finally decided to take him home with me. Since then he has become the best cuddle buddy.

Harmony

Receptionist

Education: Saint Mary of the Woods College
Hometown: Terre Haute
Pets: Phoebe, Rosco, Watson, Isabella, Sassy, Dexter, Gato Harrison, Finnick, Apollo and Mushu

My name is Harmony and I grew up in the country with a huge love for animals. I have my BA from Saint Mary of the Woods.

My husband and I do not have any human children but we love our pets like children. Most of our pack are rescued strays and include 4 Dogs, 6 Cats, 2 and a Bearded Dragon. We also help care for the local community cats.

Helping animals is my life passion and I am excited to be able to help more animals with Brown Veterinary Hospital

Heather

Receptionist

Education: Indiana State University
Hometown: Terre Haute, In
Pets: Nina, Polly and Doodlebug

I was born and raised here in Terre Haute. I received my degree in psychology and criminology from Indiana State University. I went back to further my education in Human Resource Development even though I have always had a love for animals and dreamed of working with them someday. I feel blessed to have been able to stay home and raise my children through elementary school. My husband Josh and I have two children, Sidney and Carter. We also have four other family members including Nina (Golden Retriever), Amigo (Chihuahua), and our two loving cats Doodlebug and Polly. I am excited to work with a team of people so dedicated to the love and excellent care of animals. Being covered in pet hair is now just a perk of my job.

Terrye

Receptionist

Hometown: Clinton
Pets: Sterling

Hello, my name is Terrye. I am so proud to be working with an amazing team at Brown Vet Hospital. I have an AAS degree in office administration with a medical concentration. My husband and I have a total of five children and four grandchildren. We love spending time with our family, boating, camping and just plain ole family dinners.

Although, we love animals in general our favorite is our silver lab Sterling, he is such a loving boy and enjoys our family just as much as we do.

Shana

Receptionist

Education: Indiana State University

Hometown: Terre Haute, IN

Pets: Pops (Guinea pig, American Short-Haired), Loaf (Guinea pig, Crested), Belle (Guinea pig, Silkie), and Jade (Doggo, Golden Retriever)

My name is Shana and I was born and raised in Terre Haute, IN. I’ve had a passion for all kinds of animals growing up, even going as far as having pet spiders. My mom brought home my first guinea pig when I was a kid and since then, I’ve been saving and raising guinea pigs. Brown Veterinary Hospital has taught me a lot and it is a great place to work filled with very caring staff. When I’m not at work, I enjoy writing, drawing, reading, working out, and spending time with my pets.

Anna

Receptionist

Hometown:  Riley/Terre Haute, Indiana

Pets:  Marley and Loki

I am Reception Lead here at BVH. I have over 5 years of Veterinary Hospital experience. I have also worked as a licensed Cosmetologist for over 10 years and am a licensed Zumba instructor as well (I  have not taught in a few years but still enjoy it!). I have a daughter, Kaylee Jade who keeps me on my toes! The main things I enjoy outside of my work life is going to concerts and spending time with family/friends. I am a big Minnesota Vikings fan (Skol!) and collect artwork by Salvador Dali. My life is non stop and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Animals have always been a big part of my life and I have always wanted to be in the field. I look forward to meeting you and your pets!

Sherman

King of All He Surveys

Hometown: Terre Haute
Pets: Dr. Brown

My name is Sherman and I run this place. I was a stray and the people at the Terre Haute Humane Society brought me here to see Dr. Brown.  I had a broken back leg that did not heal correctly and it had to be amputated. I was able to persuade these ladies with my good looks and charm to let me crash here.

My hobbies consist of watching squirrels at the door, sleeping, sitting on other cats’ carriers and eating! I really like to eat! Dr. Brown said I like it too much and she put me on a strict diet. So now I make sure I never miss a meal!

Occasionally I like to follow people and their pets into exam rooms. I then put on an Oscar-worthy performance of a starving cat to get more treats!

I love all the girls here, but they like to humiliate me and dress me in costumes and sweaters. I don’t know why they insist on doing this. Who would want to cover up this body!

Binx

Clinic Cat

Education: The Streets

Hometown: Terre Haute

Hi, I’m Binx and I showed up one day and walked right in the side door. I decided that this would be a good place to live and I never left. I enjoy treats and cuddling with all the clients. I try to be friends with all the pets that come in, but some don’t like me. I look forward to laying on your lap soon while you pamper me.