Support Staff

Emily

Practice Manager and RVT

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

I was born and raised in the wonderful city of Terre Haute. I graduated from Terre Haute North and went to ISU. 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 have since went back to ISU to complete a Bachelors in Business Administration. 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.

Allyssa

Registered Veterinary Technician

Education: The Vet Tech Institute of Pittsburgh
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Pets: Gatlynn, Chloe, and Beau Duke

Hello, my name is Allyssa.  I graduated from the Vet Tech Institute of Pittsburgh in February of 2014. After graduating I worked with cats, dogs and exotics at a Pittsburgh primary practice. In 2015, I started working at AVETS, an Emergency and Specialty Hospital, as an Emergency Veterinary Technician.  I then moved to Terre Haute, Indiana to be closer to family.  I am happy to now be a part of the Brown Veterinary Hospital family and can’t wait to meet you and your pets. I currently have 3 dogs, Gatlynn, Chloe, and Beau Duke.

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.

Greg

Technician

Education: George Mason University
Hometown: Alexandria, VA
Pets: Callie, Jack, Jill, Moppitt, Tony, Banshee, Silkie, & Pooka

I grew up in Virginia, where my family kept a menagerie of pets over the years. I had a tarantula, a skunk, and several rodents at different points in my childhood, along with the family dogs. My love for helping animals began while helping to rehabilitate our dachshund after spinal surgery to repair a slipped disc. I moved with my wife to Indiana twenty-one years ago, and we have kept mainly dogs and cats since. We currently have six dogs and three cats that keep us busy at home. A few things people may not know about me include that I was once scolded by Jacque Cousteau, I’ve been working with WTHI and the Humane Societies of the Wabash Valley for the past seventeen years to find homes for sheltered animals, and I’m a collector of Thomas Jefferson memorabilia.

Niki

Technician

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.

Kathy

Veterinary Assistant

Education: Indiana State University
Hometown: Terre Haute, In
Pets: Annie, Stevie, Bubba, Henry, Oliver

Hi! My name is Kathy and I was born and raised right here in Terre Haute! I have recently moved back to the Haute after living in the lovely Lone Star state of Texas. I don’t miss the cowboy boots, but I sure miss those warm winters! I have three, almost-grown children – two daughters and one son who manage to worry me and make me the proudest mom in the world at the same time. You’ll have to ask them how they do that! I also have three fur babies of my own! Annie is a border collie / greyhound mix, and Henry and Oliver are two friendly felines who like to act as my shadow constantly following me around the house. I’m even letting my daughter’s two feline fur babies (the grandcats), Stevie and Bubba, live with me rent-free while she’s in college! I have always loved animals and so my job here at Brown Veterinary Hospital has been the perfect opportunity for me to help care for the health and well-being of your precious fur babies. When I’m not loving on fur babies here at Brown, I enjoy spending time with my family, putting my green thumb to use in the yard, reading, sewing, and going for long walks.

Mariah

Veterinary Assistant

My name is Mariah. I am 21 years old. I am currently attending Ivy Tech Community College where I am majoring in Criminal Justice. I have been a veterinary assistant for a total of 7 years. I was raised on a dairy farm in North Terre Haute with horses, cows, pigs, chickens, dogs, cats, and an abundance of small animals. I am a Search and Rescue K-9 Handler; I have been a handler for 5 years. I work with many different law enforcement and emergency management agencies and have trained and handled many different types of working dogs. I am also the head dog trainer at Ollie and Viv’s Canine Campus.  I currently live in a cabin up in Parke County In the middle of nowhere with my fiancé and our two dog children. We have Sniper, my working K-9. He is a 3 year old German Shepherd and he is Nationally Certified for Tracking. Our second dog is Karl, a 3 year old little long haired Chihuahua. I also have an 11 year old Shih Tzu named Willow. She lives with her biological Shih Tzu sister at her Grammy’s house. She and her sister are inseparable.  I love working at Brown Vet Hospital and being able to work with animals and their people.

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

Veterinary Assistant

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.

Maddie

Kennel Attendant

Education: Indiana State University

Hometown: Brazil, IN

Pets: Lucy, Toto, Oakley, Dozer, Rigley, and Phoenix

Hi! My name is Madison Trusty and I am 20 years old. I am currently attending Indiana State University as a business major. I am also taking online classes at another university to receive my veterinary technician degree. Some of my favorite things include photography, sloths, and red velvet cake. I have been involved with animals for as long as I can remember, and have a non-for-profit rescues called Lucky Pups. I am always surrounded by fur babies, and I love every minute of it! I have 6 dogs of my own along with a few ducks and a turkey. I have a passion for helping animals in any way that I can. I am super excited to be a part of the Brown Veterinary team!

Lauren

Kennel Attendant

Education: Butler University

Pets: Lilly and Winnifred

I was born and raised in Indianapolis. I received my bachelor’s degree in psychology from Butler in May of 2018, and then relocated to Terre Haute, where I now live with my fiance, our cat Lilly and guinea pig Winnifred. In my free time I am either hanging out at home or taking horseback riding lessons, which I really enjoy. I’ve always dreamt of working with animals and I hope to someday go back to school to become a vet tech. I’m thrilled to be a part of the Brown Veterinary Hospital team.

Kaylyn

Kennel Attendant

Education: Indiana State University

Pets: Bella, Mila, Nuke, Shell-don, Gary, and Avery

Hello, I’m Kaylyn Crain. I attend Indiana State University and am majoring in criminology. I eventually want to be an FBI agent. I love animals and love working with them. I look forward to meeting you and your pets.

Brooke

Kennel Attendant

Hometown: Terre Haute, Indiana

My name is Brooke Trierweiler I’m 28 and expecting my first little boy in September. I have always wanted to work in the vet field, so when I got this job as a kennel attendant I beyond excited to start. As my love for animals is out of this world! I have my own farm with chickens, ducks, geese, peacocks, pigs, rabbits, raccoon, cats, and dogs. My animals are my life and bring so much joy to my world! I also love to help wildlife babies who have lost there mommies, I raise them to release them back into the wild. My dream was always to be a vet one day, but I enjoy helping animals in other ways I can without all the schooling. I’m super excited to be apart of the Brown Veterinary Hospital team and love learning something new everyday!

Victoria

Receptionist Lead

Education: Booker T Washington High School

Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona

Pets: Calvin

Hello! I am Victoria & I am the Receptionist Lead here at Brown Veterinary Hospital. I wear many hats in my life but my most favorite is Mom to my two sons, Adam & Drake & fur mom to my Doberman/Hound mix, Calvin. When I’m not at work I am spending time with my family, usually at some sort of sporting practice or game, reading or trying my hand at photography. I thoroughly enjoy working & being a part of the family here. I am fully committed to providing you & your pets with the best customer service & believe that our doctors are the best in veterinary medicine!

Harmony

Receptionist

Education: Saint Mary of the Woods College
Hometown: Terre Haute
Pets: Phoebe, Rosco, Sophia, Watson, Isabella, Sassy, Dexter, Harrison, Gizmo, Desi and Mushu

My name is Harmony and I grew up in the country with a huge love for animals. I have my BA in Graphic Design from SMWC and utilize my skills volunteering with For Paws Sake Canine Rescue.

My husband and I have yet to have human children but we love our pets like children. Most of our pack are rescued strays and include 5 Dogs, 4 Cats, 2 Chinchillas and a Bearded Dragon.

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.

Hayley

Receptionist

Education: Ivy Tech Community College

Hometown: Anderson, IN

Pets: Pepper & Toby

I grew up in Anderson and relocated to Terre Haute in the summer of 2017. I was absolutely thrilled and so honored to join the Brown Veterinary Hospital family as a full-time receptionist. I have always had a love for all animals, but I definitely have a major soft spot for felines! My husband and I have two adorable rescue cats, Pepper & Toby

When I’m not at BVH, I’m spending time making memories with my husband and our four-legged kids. I also enjoy hiking, baking, watching movies and traveling. I am so excited to meet you and your fur-babies!

Tasha

Receptionist

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.

Nicole

Receptionist

Education: Ashworth college

Hometown: Terre Haute

Pets: Odie, Shopkins, Rainbow Dash, Flora, Sissy, Nickodomuis

Hi I’m Nicole and I am 27 years old. I was born and raised in Terre Haute,In. I have a known since I was a little girl I wanted to work with animals. When I graduated from West Vigo High school I continued my education at Ashworth which is an online school and I became a vet assistant. I have two beautiful children my daughter Dallas and my son Grayson.  December of 2017, I wanted to continue my school even farther an I am currently doing online college at Ashworth to become a vet tech.

Kiah

Receptionist

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 animal, 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.

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.