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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.

Dr. Robin Driggers
Veterinarian

Robin Driggers

Dr. Robin Driggers is a graduate of the University of Illinois 20 years ago. She has practiced veterinary medicine in Oregon, as well as Colorado. She has recently returned home to her Midwest roots and has a small farm in Barthomew County. At home, she and her husband, daughter and son have horses, goats, chickens, ponies, dogs and cats! Dr. Driggers greatly enjoys all parts of companion animal medicine and surgery, and internal medicine.

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 three rescued greyhounds. 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. I am 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 emergency medicine. 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 geriatrics. 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!

Kali Schumacher
RVT Registered Veterinary Technician

Kali Schumacher

I am Kali, and I am a Registered Veterinary Tech, here to help your pet live a healthier AND better life! At home I have four Siberian Huskies, and my fiance and I have three children. Sounds like I am busy all the time, but I still have time for myself too.

Brianna Manns
RVT- Registered Veterinary Technician

Brianna  Manns

Hi everyone, I am Brianna, a Registered Vet Tech here at the Hope Vet Clinic. I graduated at the IBC Vet Tech Institute in Indianapolis in 2018, and worked as an exotic animal vet tech for a few years before joining the HVC team. My fiance, my stepdaughter and I moved to Columbus about a year ago. We have a Chihuahua, 2 cats, ferrets and reptiles at home!

Ashlynn Perry
RVT- Registered Veterinary Technician

Ashlynn Perry

Welcome, welcome. My name is Ashlynn and I am a Registered Veterinary Technician! My duties here at the clinic include helping to take care of the precious pets that are coming in to see the doctor, and helping the doctors in surgeries. I am currently finished up at IBC College and have passed by Indiana boards to become an RVT. Let me know if you need help!

Sereta Powell, AVA
AVA -Accredited Veterinary Assistant

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 staff.  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!

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!

Sarah Cox
Veterinary Assistant

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 Assistant

Paytonn

Hello and welcome to our website. My name is Paytonn, and I am a part time 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!

Kaytlin Downs
Vet Assistant

Kaytlin Downs

Hello, hello! My name is Kaytlin and I am a veterinary assistant, and I am currently going to school online to become a Registered Vet Tech. I have many pets at home, including dogs, cats and horses. My husband and I have a wonderful baby girl who we love to spend all our time with. 

Melissa
Client Service

Melissa

Hi, I am Melissa and I am one of the friendly faces you see up front and the helpful voice you hear answering the phone! I enjoy working here and love people and pets! I have four wonderful children, one wonderful husband and one wonderful dog at home!

Claire
Vet Assistant

Claire

Thank you for looking us up on our website, and I hope you come to see us soon. I am Claire, and I am a veterinary assistant here at the HVC. I completed Veterinary Technician school and am working on becoming an RVT. My husband and I have several pets at home, including cats and dogs. Come in and see us!

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!

Macey Palmer
Vet Assistant

Macey Palmer

My name is Macey Palmer, and I am a vet assistant here at the clinic. I am currently in a local college studying pre- vet coursework. My husband and I have dogs, cats and some exotic pets, we love every living creature! Thanks for stopping by!

Hailey
Veterinary Assistant

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! 

Katie Davidson
Vet Assistant

Katie Davidson

Hello! I am Katie Davidson, and you may recognize me from working at the clinic a very long time ago. My father is Dr David Davidson, one of the original vets here. I enjoy working with pets and their people and have been in this field for many years. I have one handsome son in college, a great boyfriend, and one wonderful dog at home that keep me busy.

Brenda Christy
Client Service

Brenda Christy

My name is Brenda Christy and I am one of the client service reps at the clinic. I enjoy being here and learning something new every day. I have one dog at home, as well as my super husband and our son. Call me with any questions!

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 and plan on being here for a long time. At home I have both cats and dogs, and I love every creature!

 

Emma Jordan
Client Service

Emma Jordan

Hello from the East clinic! I am Emma Jordan, and I am one of the client service reps here. I love to see new people and I love to meet pets, so this is the perfect job for me. I am attending a local college to become a psychologist. My husband and I have several cats at home but I also love dogs too! 

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 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 wonderful  husband!

Bailey
Client Service

Bailey

Hi I am Bailey, and I work as a client service rep, answering phones and greeting pets. I am attending college to become a nurse so being at the clinic lets me observe lots of related medical conditions. I enjoy all pets, and I enjoy the family like atmosphere at the clinic.

Lexie
Veterinary Assistant

Lexie

Hello everyone, I am Lexie. I have been part of the team here at the HVC since high school C-4  classes. I will be going to school to become a registered veterinary technician, as this is my dream career! 

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