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Eric J. Smith

Eric J. Smith

Start Date:August 2019
Hometown:Kansas City, Missouri
Education:Associate of Applied Science for Vet Technology – Harrison College
Hobbies:Fishing, hiking, reading, and watching football and baseball
Fun Fact:I have autographed baseballs from 20+ members of the Hall of Fame

What is your favorite part about working with animals?

I love meeting the different breeds and learning their personalities.

Lauren Candiano

Lauren Candiano

Start Date:October 2018
Hometown:Gaston, Indiana
Education:Business Administration and Leadership - Ball State University
Hobbies:Horseback riding, camping, and hanging out with friends
Fun Fact:I owned a llama named Larry.

What is your favorite thing to do with your pets?

My dog loves to go to the lakes, so we always make sure to take him swimming as many times a year as we can.

Melissa St. Clair

Melissa St. Clair

Start Date:November 2018
Hometown:Bunker Hill, Indiana
Education:Business Management - Indiana Weselyan University, Masters of Management and Leadership - WGU
Hobbies:Spending time with family and karakoe
Fun Fact:Sang the National Anthem at the Indians game

What is your favorite thing to do with your pets?

Charlie is very active and loves all games where he can run. His favorite thing to do is swim and chase ducks. Giving him a bath after is not my favorite thing to do, but I do it frequently just so he can do what he loves!

Kim Farr

Kim Farr

Start Date:May 1997
Hometown:Elwood, Indiana
Education:Vocational Schooling
Hobbies:Shopping and spending time with my grandchildren
Fun Fact:I have 11 grandchildren!

What is the best part about the clients at Elwood?

We are truly blessed to have clients that are not only clients, but are friends and family! It is a joy for me to interact with our clients and their pets. I enjoy being able to be the first face they see and greet them with a smile!

Carla McClish

Carla McClish

Start Date:March 1996
Hometown:Elwood, Indiana
Education:International Business College
Hobbies:Spending time with my eight grandchildren
Fun Fact:Seeing our client’s dogs/cats is the best therapy!

What is your favorite part about working with animals?

The animals don’t judge me and they show me unconditional love. Helping to make their life here a healthier and hopefully better one brings me great joy!

Brittney Ridgway

Brittney Ridgway

Start Date:April 2019
Hometown:Kokomo, Indiana
Education:Ball State University
Hobbies:Being outdoors, fishing, spending time with friends and family
Fun Fact:I have the best niece, Layla, in the world!

What is your favorite part about working with animals?

The best feeling is taking a very scared and sometimes aggressive animal, and being able to show them comfort and love through this sometimes scary and painful event in their life.

Cheryl Blackwell

Cheryl Blackwell

Start Date:May 2004
Hometown:Spencer, Indiana
Education:Spencer High School
Hobbies:Gardening and riding the Harley!
Fun Fact:I like four legged creatures better than two legged.

Why did you decide to become a vet tech?

Dobermans! I have had them since 1976. They are wonderful with children, loyal, and loving!

Bridgett Fields

Bridgett Fields

Start Date:January 2019
Hometown:Elwood, Indiana
Education:Veterinary Technician – Professional Career Development and Penn Foster
Hobbies:Fishing, hunting, corn hole, crocheting, baking, and mushroom hunting!
Fun Fact:I am a graduate of Elwood High School!

What are your favorite things to do with your pets?

Help them when they are sick, play with them, take Thackery for walks, and give them baths!

Anna Adams

Anna Adams

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