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Veterinarians

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, and Tesla the whippet!

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 two grandsons.

Dr. Nicole Witt
Veterinarian

Nicole Witt

Dr. Nicole D. Witt graduated from Purdue University Veterinary School of Medicine in 2010 with a special interest in small animal medicine.She earned her undergraduate degree from Union University in Tennessee where she was also privileged to play for their volleyball team.

Originally from Columbus, Dr. Witt moved back home with her husband and two children in 2013 when she joined as an associate with the Hope Veterinary Clinic. She has been excited to give back to her community through the care of your pets. She is passionate about all areas of general wellness but with a special interest in surgery, dentistry , and wellness education. 

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. Dimple Hall
Veterinarian

Dimple Hall

Dr. Dimple Hall is originally from Evansville, where she worked in a veterinary clinic since she was old enough to have a job. Her husband Ben works at Cummins, and they have one cat, and three dogs. Her special interests include emergency medicine, exotic animal care, and internal medicine. She is a graduate of Purdue University.

Staff

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. I have four rescued greyhounds, and we have had "many" rescued pet rats.  I also like to collect fossils, enjoy reading and history.

Hillery Phillips
RVT Registered Veterinary Technician

Hillery Phillips

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, chickens, ducks, 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 a wonderful daughter, and several pets, including a lovable rescued cat and three wonderful dogs. Stop by and ask me any questions you have concerning your pet care!

Danielle Tedder
RVT Registered Veterinary Technician

Danielle  Tedder

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!

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!

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!

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 children!  I love all animals so this job fits me perfectly! 

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!

Reianna
CSR and Vet Assistant

Reianna

Welcome to our clinic! I am Reianna, and I can help you make that appointment or help the doctor with your pet's exam. I have always loved animals and as you can see in the photo, I love EVERY kind of animal!

Macey
Veterinary Technician

Macey

Hello, my name is Macey Foster. I started my career with HVC as a high school C4 student, and am currently attending pre- vet classes at IUPUC. My fiance and I have three dogs at home. I love getting to see and care for all the furry friends that come through the door every day!

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!

Kaytlin Downs
Vet Assistant / Client Service

Kaytlin Downs

Kaytlin is another smiling face you will meet that was a previous staff member during high school! She joined our clinic in 2018 and is working toward receiving her Registered Vet Tech Degree. She and her husband have many pets, including horses, at home. She is cross- trained and can work in the client service area as well as patient care!

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!

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!

 

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!

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!

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 IBC College to prepare for becoming an RVT. Let me know if you need help!

Alec Wise
Veterinary Kennel Assistant

Alec  Wise

Alec started at our clinic as one of our C-4 vocational students, and was quickly hired due to his great attitude and compassionate care of your pets! He will eventually be leaving us to attend pre-vet courses.

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