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Veterinarians

Dr. Deena Stoner
Veterinarian

Deena Stoner

Dr Deena Stoner graduated from Purdue in 1988.After graduation, she practiced small animal medicine and surgery in Las Vegas, Nevada, Hershey, Pennsylvania, and most recently in her hometown of Columbus, Indiana. Dr. Stoner has advanced training in ophthalmology and also enjoys dermatology, internal medicine and  preventative care. When she is not treating patients, she enjoys spending time on the family farm, where they raise corn, soybeans, and Angus cattle.

Dr. Gregory Baer
Veterinarian

Gregory Baer

Dr. Gregory E. Baer graduated with a B.S and D.V.M from Purdue University in 1980. He worked at a mixed animal practice for two years in Indianapolis, before joining the staff at the Hope Veterinary Clinic in 1982.  He enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine,but greatly enjoys internal medicine; ultrasonography; and reproduction. Dr. Baer and his wife have three children, the oldest of which,Cierra, is a practicing veterinarian in Charlotte, N.C. Among the four legged members of his family are many horses!

Dr. David Davidson
Veterinarian

David Davidson

Dr.David Davidson graduated from Ohio State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1977. He started practice at our clinic in 1980, where he is the senior partner/ president of Hope Veterinary Clinic. His main interests include laser soft tissue surgery; orthopedic surgeries; dermatology, including problem ear treatments; and internal medicine. He has several cats as the four legged members of their family.

Dr. Nicole Witt
Veterinarian

Nicole Witt

Dr. Nicole D. Witt enjoyed moving back to her hometown of Columbus. After her 2010 graduation from Purdue, she practiced several years in West Lafayette at a companion animal veterinary clinic. She especially enjoys small animal surgery, general wellness, and ophthamology. She and her husband Robert have two wonderful children of the two legged variety, and THREE four legged family members, and a bird! 

Dr. Rachel Proffitt
Veterinarian

Rachel Proffitt

Dr. Rachel Proffitt is a graduate of Auburn University School of Medicine. After practicing in several different states, she moved to Columbus. Dr. Proffitt has a special interest in preventative care, internal medicine, and ultrasonography. She and her husband Justin have a dog and a cat.

Dr. Stephen Newton
Veterinarian

Stephen Newton

Dr. Stephen E. Newton is a 1985 graduate of the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine. As a new vet fresh out of school he spent three years in a rural community practicing primarily on farm animals. Originally from Columbus, he came back to Bartholomew County in 1988. During his 30 plus years with the Hope Veterinary Clinic he has developed interests in oncology and chemotherapy, management of diabetic dogs and cats, geriatric care and internal medicine. He and his wife Lisa live in the Rockcreek area with two dogs, cows, sheep and too many cats. They have three grown children, Margaret, Len,and Katie and a granson named Noah. Grandchild number 2 will be here in February!

Staff

Kelli
Client Service

Kelli

Welcome to our website! I am Kelli and I can help you set up appointments or select the right food. At home, my husband and I have German Shepherds that keep us running around like crazy. I also do grooming and am interested in canine behavior. Call us today so we can help you.

Shania Riley
Vet Assistant

Shania Riley

Hello my name is Shania, and I am attending college in Indianapolis to further my vet tech career. I especially enjoy being here and learning from all the other technicians, there is always something new every day. Stop by to visit us sometime!

Kali Schumacher
RVT Registered Veterinary Technician

Kali Schumacher

Hi to everybody! My name is Kali, and I am a Registered Veterinary Technician. I joined the practice this year in 2018, and am enjoying every day here helping pets and their people! Please call me if you need any advice or have any pet related questions!

 

Jane Haza
CVPM Practice Manager

Jane Haza

Hi! My name is Jane Haza, CVPM. I'm the practice manager for the Hope Veterinary Clinics. A lifelong love for animals prompted me to come to work for the clinic back in 1999. Every day I get to see the furry faces coming in to seek our care. I enjoy seeing the bond between the pets and their owners- the strength of love there is amazing! I graduated from St. Petersburg College, and am a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager. My husband and I have five rescued greyhounds, and we have had "many" rescued pet rats.  I also like to collect fossils, enjoy reading and history.

Hillery Fletcher
RVT Registered Veterinary Technician

Hillery Fletcher

Hello there, my name is Hillery and I am a Registered Veterinary Technician at the HVC. I am a graduate of Purdue University and grew up in the Flatrock area. Iam excited to come to work every day to help the pets, and help their family. I have many special interests, including nutrition, small animal surgery and pocket pet care. At my house, my family includes my Rottie and 3 wonderful boys! If you have any questions, please call and ask for me! 

Brittany Purtlebaugh
RVT Registered Veterinary Technician

Brittany Purtlebaugh

Hello everyone, thanks for stopping by our website. My name is Brittany Purtlebaugh, RVT and I am a graduate of the International Business College in Indianapolis, with a degree in veterinary technology. My special interests are small animal surgery, and exotic pets. At home, my husband and I have several pets, including a lovable rescued cat and three wonderful dogs. Stop by and ask me any questions you have concerning your pet care!

Paytonn
Veterinary Technician

Paytonn

Hello and welcome to our website. My name is Paytonn, and I am a veterinary assistant here at the Hope Vet Clinic since I was in high school. I have attended on-line classes at San Juan College in order to become a registered veterinary technician. In my spare time, I just hang out at home with my three dogs, a cat and my exotic pets!

Maci
Veterinary Assistant

Maci

Hi I am Maci and I am an assistant here at the Hope Veterinary Clinics. I started working here as a high school student and could see that this would be my chosen career. Even when I was a young child I always enjoyed all living creatures and felt compassion for them. I am continuing my study at a local college in order to become a veterinarian. The next time you come in, I will be there to help you and your precious pet to continue that bond of love!

Lindsey
Client Service

Lindsey

I am Lindsey, and I am a receptionist at the HVC. I love my job here because I am a people person, and I love pets! Every day I learn something new, or get to meet new people-it's great! At home, I have 2 dogs and a cat. When I am not working, I enjoy taking care of my daughter Emma, or running around with my friends and family. See you soon!

Sandy
Sr Client Service Representative

Sandy

Hello, I'm Sandy. I joined the HVC team as an office technician in 1992, and I have never felt the gratification at any other job that I feel here! I enjoy helping and educating our clients to raise healthier pets. My husband Tony and I have a son named Cole, and a cat named Jovi. Outside the clinic I enjoy spending time with friends, family and traveling. And of course, FOOTBALL!

Hailey
Veterinary Technician

Hailey

Welcome to our website! Be sure to check out our Facebook and follow us on Twitter! I am Hailey, and I currently  attend an online college to become an RVT. You may remember me from 10 or 15 years ago as I worked here through high school. Now I have been back for a while and plan to stay forever. Stop by and say hi! If I am not here, I am out running around with my husband and stepdaughter! 

Shelby
Vet Assistant and Client Service

Shelby

 I love my job at the clinic, where I can help animals and help people! My name is Shelby, and I can help you schedule that surgery, or get your food and medicines for you! I am currently being trained as an assistant andplan on being here for a long time. At home I have both cats and dogs, and I love every creature!

 

Danielle
RVT Registered Veterinary Technician

Danielle

Hello my name is Danielle Tedder, and I am a Registered Veterinary Technician with a degree for veterinary technology, in order to better assist with your pets! I love working with our team here, it feels like a big family to me. At home, my husband Anthony and I have several pets, and a wonderful daughter! Please stop by to say hi!

Braleigh
Vet Assistant

Braleigh

Hello, my name is Braleigh, and my goal is to become a vet. I help the doctors take care of your four-legged family member when you come in! Now that I have graduated I am off to Purdue and will see you on summer break and holidays!

Sereta Powell
Sr. Veterinary Technician

Sereta Powell

Welcome to HVC! My name is Sereta, and I have been a part of the the team since 1995. I am one of the senior veterinary technicians.  I enjoy working here for several reasons, but my most favorite is being surrounded by other team members and the clients who love animals as much as I do! My family includes two daughters, two sons, one stepdaughter, one cat, one husband and two dogs!

Ashley
Bookkeeper and Client Service

Ashley

My name is Ashley, and I grew up on a farm where I learned to take care of all different animals! I especially enjoy working with dogs, cats, exotics and horses! I am continuing my college education with online classes. I am the bookkeeper and I can work in the front or back.  When I am not working at the clinic, I am usually working at home- but don't worry I leave time to run around with my friends!

Sarah Cox
Veterinary Technician

Sarah Cox

Hello, my name is Sarah Cox, and I am a veterinary assistant at the HVC. I have been working at the clinic since high school. I currently am finishing online classes at San Juan College to become a registered vet tech. In my spare time, my husband and I like to ride horses and be outside, and lavish attention on our baby daughter!  I love all animals so this job fits me perfectly! 

Lynsey Daily
Veterinary Assistant

Lynsey Daily

Thanks for stopping by our website! Hi, I am Lynsey Daily, and I am an assistant here at the clinic. I am the smiling face that greets you and your precious pet when you walk in the exam room! I love working with people and animals! I come from a local farm family, and am very familiar with all kinds of animals and pets! Come over to our clinic and say hi to me!

Jane Dilsizian
Client Service

Jane Dilsizian

Hi there, my name is Jane Dilsizian. I started my job at the HVC as a receptionist, in 2001. I always loved animals and was thrilled to find a job where I could be around animals all day long. And since I also love to meet new people, this was a dream job for me! I try to pet every dog or cat that comes into the clinic, and welcome them with a tasty treat. At home, I have three dogs and one cat. In my spare time I enjoy helping at church,and running around with my daughter Jennie.

Ashlynn
Kennel Assistant

Ashlynn

Welcome, welcome. My name is Ashlynn and my duties here at the clinic include helping to take care of the precious pets that are boarding with us, or are coming in to see the doctor. I am currently at Columbus East and I plan on having a veterinary career in the future. Let me know if you need help!

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