Our Team in Terre Haute

Kelsie

Registered Veterinary Technician

Education: Harrison College
Hometown: Terre Haute
Pets: Aurelius, Mordecai, and Shifu

I am a Registered Veterinary Technician here at Brown Veterinary Hospital. I graduated from Harrison College Veterinary Technician program in 2014. I have worked in shelter medicine, other clinics in Terre Haute, and a practice in Wisconsin where they offered alternative treatments like acupuncture and spinal manipulative therapy. I enjoy being in surgery and monitoring anesthesia, but I also have a soft spot for shelter medicine since that is how I started in the veterinary field. When I am not at the hospital my husband and I like to travel and spend time with our three dogs: Aurelius the pit bull, Mordecai the saint bernard, and Shifu the shiba inu; our kitten Benjamin Button; our 14 chickens; and 6 fish.

Emily

CVPM and Registered Veterinary Technician

Education: Bel-Rea Institute of Veterinary Technology, Indiana State University
Hometown
: Terre Haute
Pets: 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 our 3 children.

Courtney

Registered Veterinary Technician

Education: International Business College

Hometown: Terre Haute

Pets: Layla, Willow, and Wrigley

I am a 2012 graduate from International Business College Vet Tech Institute in Indianapolis. In 2014, I came to Brown Veterinary Hospital to work as a Veterinary Technician as well as the Inventory Manager.

Aside from working, I am a very proud mom to two sweet boys, Jace and Camden. Both very full of energy and loves their moms attention! When I’m not working, my time is spent with my fiancé, Justin, and our boys.

We also have three dogs that keep us on our toes even more!

As a family we love exercising and making healthier life style choices.

We’re also very family oriented and enjoy spending time with family as much as possible!

Janelle

Registered Veterinary Technician

Education: Medaille College
Hometown: Terre Haute by way of Minnesota, Pennsylvania and New York states
Pets: Johannah, Jemma, Jack, Jade, Norman, Nathan, Nemi and goldfish in a pond

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 and we are fast approaching being empty nesters! My professional passions include patient care, using Fear Free techniques and client education. Outside interests include flower & vegetable gardening, preserving, cooking & baking as well as playing keyboard for our church worship team.

Danielle

Registered Veterinary Technician

Education: Bel-Rea Institute of Veterinary Technology
Hometown: Terre Haute
Pets: Sir Flash McBaron (Boxer) Rollo (Pitbull mix)

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. 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. Flash is our lovable boxer who loves playing tag with the kids. He has the best butt wiggles.

When I’m not at the hospital I enjoy being a mother and walking 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.

Emily B.

Registered Veterinary Technician

Education: Harrison College
Hometown: Pittsboro, IN
Pets: Nimbus, DSH

Hi, I’m Emily! I’m new to Terre Haute having recently moved from Indianapolis but I’ve been a Registered Veterinary Technician for 10 years. I graduated from Harrison College in 2011 and I’ve had pets of all different kinds. I grew up in the small town of Pittsboro, Indiana, (home of NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon and Olympic gymnast Bridget Sloan) about 25 miles west of Indy. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do after graduating from Tri-West High School until I found my calling in veterinary medicine. Now I’m always learning something new and I get to help animals and their people!

I’m currently a cat mom to an orange tabby (my favorite) named Nimbus.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my boyfriend, playing video games, reading novels, and singing. I also volunteer at a local horse sanctuary whenever I can. My passions in veterinary medicine include pain management, behavioral health, and learning exotic animal medicine.

McKayla

Registered Veterinary Technician

Education: International Business College
Hometown: West Terre Haute
Pets: Leah, Kingston, Ace, Hunter, Sonny, and Simba

Hi, my name is McKayla and I am a Registered Veterinary Technician. I graduated from International Business College in 2018 and I started my dream career. I was born and grew up in West Terre Haute with my parents, brother and 2 sisters. I’ve always had a passion for helping animals since I was little. I love going to work every single day because I love what I do. My favorite thing to do at work is client education. In my free time I love to spend time with my family, friends, and pets. I have 6 fur babies of my own, Leah (dog), Kingston (dog), Ace (dog), Hunter (cat), Sonny (cat) and Simba (cat).

Sarah

Technician

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Pets: Gunnar, Kimber, Cabela, Kristopher, Mittens, Gracie, Gordy, Peanut, JoJo, and Sissy

Hello! I’ve been with the Brown family since 2019. I moved to the area from the suburbs of Chicago where I was raised to live with my husband.

While we have no human children yet we do have a very full house! We currently have 3 large dogs (Gunnar, Kimber, and Cabela) and 7 cats (Kristopher, Mittens, Gracie, Gordy, Peanut, JoJo, and Sissy) of our own. I am also an avid cat rescuer so we always have fosters in our home. We are never empty nesting! I especially enjoy rescuing kittens and taking on medical cases, like the injured. Growing up I had one childhood cat, Dumpling, but I always found ways to be involved with animals. I have a huge heart when it comes to animals so it’s a blessing to get to do this for my career, and the tools it provides me to do my rescue work is priceless. I live for the motto “Saving one animal won’t change the world, but it will change the world for that one animal.” Outside of living and breathing for animals I enjoy hiking with my husband and our dogs! I also love to read and travel. My favorite places are Islamorada and Lake Tahoe, but I can’t wait to visit Ireland!

Maddie

Technician

Hometown: Brazil, IN
Pets: Rosie, toto, Oakley, Felix

Hi, my name is Madison but I go by Maddie here at BVH. I was born and raised in Brazil, IN. I’ve been around animals my entire life! Outside of work I also help run a non-for-profit dog rescue in the area. I have 4 dogs ranging from extra small to extra large. In my free time I love boating, reading, and hiking with my fur kids.

I worked at brown previously as a kennel attendant and loved it here so much I came back as a technician! I’m excited to be back and be a part of the BVH family again.

Samantha

Technician

Education: Penn foster vet tech program
Hometown: Schoolcraft, Michigan

Hello, my name is Samantha! I’m a certified veterinary assistant as of last year, and continuing my education online to become a registered veterinary technician! Before moving to Terre haute, I worked at an exotic clinic in southwest Michigan, where I was born and raised. My boyfriend and I made the move to Indiana this January for new jobs.

Outside of work I am a big outdoors girl. I love to hunt, golf, fish and just spend time outside!

Deana

Technician

Education: Penn Foster
Hometown: Terre Haute
Pets: Gunnar, Sigrid, Gary, and Ollie

Hi! My name is Deana and I am a technician here at Brown Veterinary Hospital. I began working here as a technician assistant in the fall of 2020. I was born and raised in Terre Haute and am happily married and have 2 German Shepherds; Gunner and Sigrid, and two ferrets; Gary and Ollie. I am currently studying to become a registered veterinary technician through Penn Foster College.

Sandy

Veterinary Assistant

Education: US Career Institute
Hometown: Terre Haute
Pets: Zena, Zoey, 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. Our pets consist of 2 dogs (Zena and Zoey) and 1 cat (Theo).

Rileigh

Veterinary Assistant

Hometown: Terre Haute,
Pets: Bear, Maestro

Hey guys! My name is Rileigh and I have been working at Brown Veterinary Hospital since the beginning of 2019! I have always had a passion of working with animals, so this is the perfect place for me. I grew up always being around animals. I was a 4-H member showing goats from my aunt’s farm. My hopes for the future would be to continue working with animals and gradually work towards working with exotics!

Outside of work, I love spending time with my own pets. I have one dog and four cats. I actually found one of my cats, Maestro, through working at Brown. When I was a kennel attendant I was taking care of him every single day, so we bonded quickly. Ever since I have brought him home he has been my little sidekick. I even taught him how to play fetch with a string.

I can’t wait to meet your pets!

P.S. The sassy ones are my favorites

Harmony

Veterinary Assistant

Education: Saint Mary of the Woods College

Hometown: Terre Haute

Pets: Rosco, Watson, Isabella, Dexter, Finnick, Apollo, Josaphine, Mushu, Ashure, Plum and several community cats.

My name is Harmony and I grew up in the country with a huge love for animals.

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 3 Dogs, 4 Cats, 2 Chinchillas and a Bearded Dragon. We also help care for the local community cats, some of which do have names. The three frequent flyers are Fievel, Yasha and Mamma.

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 6 other family members including Foster (Corgi), Tippy (Chihuahua mix), Kora (Boston Terrier- mix) and our three loving cats Doodlebug, Kai, 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 8 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.

Stefanie

Receptionist

Hometown: Terre Haute
Pets: Clark, Ruby, Wanda, and Frank

Hello I’m Stefanie. I was born and raised here in Terre Haute. I started in the veterinary field over 11 years ago and fell in love. Over the years I have rescued many animals and fostered wildlife. Currently I have four dogs named Clark, Ruby, Wanda and Frank. I have five cats named Zelda, Moo Moo, Helga, Lucy and Sheldon. I also have a cockatiel named Ozzy that loves to sing and dance. When I’m not at work I enjoy spending time with my son. When it’s nice outside my son and I walk with the dogs to the neighborhood park or go hiking and explore at Turkey Run or Dobbs park.

Mackenzie

Kennel Attendant

Hometown: Paris
Pets: Kaiser

Hey! I grew up in Paris, Illinois. I am proud to be a part of the Brown Veterinary hospital team. I am a photographer on the side, and I also participate in archery competitions. I love spending time with German shepherd Kaiser. He keeps me busy. We love to go swimming, and going on walks. We both love long car rides, and enjoy spring. I have two brothers that are my pride and joy. I spend every moment I can with them.

Melissa

Kennel Attendant

Education: Terre Haute North Vigo High School
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
Pets: Lulu, Tippy, Shadow, Spot, Batman, Poof, & Oscar Hi! I am one of the Kennel Attendants here at Brown Veterinary Hospital.

I graduated high school in May of 2021, and a few months later got my very first job here! I absolutely love working here, I’m learning new things everyday and I’m living my childhood dream of working with animals! When I’m not at work, I spend a lot of my free time with my cats. I’ve always had a love for taking care of animals and I’m looking forward to taking care of yours!

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.