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Technicians - North

  • Kala
    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Kala was born and raised on a small farm in Annapolis, Indiana, along with her twin sister, an older brother, and an older sister. As children, her and her siblings were surrounded by horses, pigs, goats, and natural wildlife. They had many pets growing up, such as cats, dogs, hamsters, and Guinea pigs. Today, Kala has a Red Heeler/Border Collie mix named Roscoe, a Boston Terrier/Pug mix named Fred, and two Pygmy goats named Winston and Billy. She has no doubts that her furry family will continue to grow!

    In high school, Kala continued to show great interest in the health and well-being of animals, so she found work at both a goat farm and an Angus farm. Her love for tending to animals naturally led her to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. She chose to continue her education at the Vet Tech Institute in Indianapolis, Indiana. It was there that Kala would become a successful student, making the Dean’s list each term, and later graduating with her Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Science in May 2015. In November 2015 she passed the Veterinary Technician National Exam to become a Registered Veterinary Technician.

    Kala actually became part of the Heritage family months before her official start date. She chose Heritage Animal Hospital for her externship in March 2015 for the opportunity to learn and gain experience in the field. We all loved her dedication and drive from the very beginning! She truly believes that the best part of what she does comes from the feeling of satisfaction she gets when she knows that she has lent a helping hand to every patient that comes through our doors.

    Besides spending time at the hospital caring for all of her patients, Kala enjoys spending time outdoors. She loves free range shooting, boating, and fishing. She and her father share a love of working on old cars and fixing them up. She loves to spend time in the kitchen where she can bake all the goodies her coworkers can eat! She also loves to spend extra time with her friends, family, and pets.

    Kala Fun Fact: Kala’s favorite animal related movie is Cats vs. Dogs

  • Jenny
    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Jenny grew up with a love of all animals. She has worked as a veterinary technician at Heritage Animal Hospital since March 2017 and she loves it! She has 2 cats and 2 dogs, all seniors. Her son helps her with the numerous foster animals they take in from time to time. She enjoys riding horses and spending hours outside in the sun playing soccer with her son. She also enjoys traveling and trying new things with her boyfriend! It is her dream to help save the future of elephants and she hopes to work with them someday soon!     

  • Kim
    Veterinary Assistant

    Kim started at Wayne Township Fire Department in 2004 as an Emergency Medical Technician, she has served as an EMT for the past 14 years. Kim has always had a love for animals and decided to further her education. Kim attended Harrison College to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. In January 2018, Kim became a member of the team at HAH. Kim was a member of 4H and showed horses growing up, she now has four ducks, twelve chickens, three cats and three dogs. Kim enjoys being outdoors, playing softball and taking care of her fur babies! 

  • Abby
    Veterinary Assistant

    Abby has been with Heritage Animal Hospital since May 2017. She started as a Kennel Attendant/Bather and has recently moved up to a veterinary assistant. Abby has always had a passion for animals starting at a very young age. Growing up she always had multiple pets including dogs, cats, rabbits, and fish. Abby was also in 4-H during elementary/middle school in which she showed rabbits. After graduating high school, Abby attended college and graduated with an Associate of Science degree in Nursing. She pursued her nursing career for over 10 years but never felt that was her calling. She wanted to dedicate herself to her passion/love for animals so in 2015 she started working at the Clay County Humane Society. She served in multiple capacities while working at the shelter from kennel lead to management, and animal control.

    After working at CCHS for 2 years Abby felt like it was time to try something new in the veterinary field. Abby was then welcomed into the HAH family where she still resides today. In her spare time, Abby enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also loves spending time with her 3 rescue dogs Spanky, Gus, and Baxter.

  • Jamie
    Veterinary Assistant

    Jamie has worked for the Heritage family for a little over a year now at both the Heritage North and the emergency clinic. She hired in as a Veterinary Assistant at the Animal Emergency Clinic and then started helping out at the North location a couple of months later.

    Jamie has aspired to be a Veterinarian since she was in grade school and is currently working toward that degree at Indiana State University where she will be a senior this year. She has always had pets but she started studying and working with animals starting in elementary school when she joined Vigo counties 4-H. She showed everything from goats, dogs, and bunnies. Her passion only grew as she got older going for a degree in Veterinary medicine and volunteering for shelters and the Exotic Feline Rescue Center. Finally landing a job HAH where she is gaining tons of experience and learning a lot from all the amazing staff and doctors.

    In her spare time she enjoys hanging out with her family, volunteering at the Exotic Feline Rescue Center and being outdoors. Jamie has 29 family pets 24 consisting of chickens 3 dogs, Tuffy, Harley, and Opal and 2 cats Oliver and Sissy. 

  • Taylor
    Veterinary Assistant

    Taylor was born with a love for animals. She started rescuing stray kittens at a very young age. At age 12 she started volunteering at the Terre Haute Humane Society with a family member. In total she volunteered for about 4 years. One of her favorite pastimes growing up was reading books about animals, veterinary medicine, and animal breeds. 

    When she saw Heritage Animal Hospital was hiring for kennel attendants, she knew it was perfect job for her! She spent 2 1/2 years as a kennel attendant and has recently moved up to a veterinary assistant. She absolutely loves working for Heritage and she couldn't imagine working anywhere else. 

    She currently has one cat named Ida and three dogs named Dallas, Max, and Sophie. She hopes to start fostering for local shelters soon. One of her long term goals is to go to school for RVT license. Her ultimate dream is to have a rescue for long term shelter animals and senior animals. 

  • Nichole
    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Animals have been in Nichole’s life since she was young. She loved horses so her parents started her in riding lessons before owning a horse. Since then, she got involved in 4-H, showing horses, cows, and goats. She began working in the veterinary field in high school. Nichole attended Morehead State University, in Kentucky, where she received her Associates Degree in Veterinary Science in 2010. She then went on to pass the national board exam to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. 

    Originally from southern Indiana, Nichole began working at St. Francis Animal Health Care and then worked in referral surgery at East Pines Animal Clinic until 2017. She then moved to central Inidana and began working for IndyVet Emergency and Specialty Hospital where she was promoted to Head Surgery Tech. 

    Nichole has been at HAH as a RVT since June 2018. She is a Fear Free Certified Professional, meaning extra training was done to prevent and alleviate fear, anxiety, and stress in pets. Nichole also holds a special interest in surgery. She owns a horse and has five dogs at home.

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Monday:

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Friday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

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Sunday:

Closed