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Meet Our Small Animal Team

Say hello to our friendly team!


Position: Receptionist
Years in the Veterinary Field: 4            
Years at HVC: 4
4 dogs: Gunner, Harley, Nikita, & Loretta Lynn
​2 cats: Luca & Mio

Bio: Heather resides in the Stony Hill area with her husband Andrew and two children, Nolan and Morgan. Heather is a 2002 graduate of Valley Park High School.


Position: Receptionist
Years in the Veterinary Field: 1            
Years at HVC: 1
Pets: 1 dog: Pepper
1 cat: Catrina
Bio: Bio coming soon!


Position: Registered Technician
Years in the Veterinary Field: 7           
​Years at HVC: 7
Pets: 2 Cats: Chevelle & Nova 
          3 Dogs: Avery, Marty, & Mia 
          2 Horses: Ranger, & Dusty

Bio: Melanie is a 2012 New Haven High School graduate. After graduation she attended Hickey Vet Tech Institute and earned her Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology. She lives with her son, Markie, in New Haven and enjoys hunting, camping, and horseback riding.


​Position: Technician
Years in the Veterinary Field: 2           
​Years at HVC: 1
Pets: 5 Dogs: Peanut, Pearl, Poli, June & Buckshot 
          1 Horse: Sissy
          1 Mammoth Donkey: Arlo   
Bio: Lacey resides in Hermann with her husband, Chris, and daughter, Lilly. She enjoys hunting, fishing, and horseback riding in her free time.


​Position: Registered Technician
Years in the Veterinary Field: 4           
​Years at HVC: 1
Pets: 3 Dogs: Bernard, Bruce, & Alfred

Bio: Carly grew up in Hermann. She graduated in 2018 from Midwest Institute with an Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology. She moved backed to the area in 2020. In her free time she enjoys fishing, camping, horseback riding, and being with family. 


Position: Groomer
Years in the Veterinary Field: b          
Years at HVC: 11
Pets: 5 Dogs: Red, Tadpole, Curtis, Herbie, & Josie
          3 Donkeys: Gringo, Nacho, & Churro
          2 Birds: Salsa, & Verde

Bio: Tess is originally from Owensville, Missouri where she graduated high school in 2003. She then attended Missouri State University in Springfield where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Conservation & Management in 2008. In 2010, Tess moved back to the Owensville area and began working at HVC as a small animal assistant. She is now our full-time groomer, but still fills in as a technician when needed. Her hobbies include hunting, fishing, floating and crafts.


​Position: Technician
Years in the Veterinary Field: 24          
Years at HVC: 24
Pets: 4 Dogs: Dottie, Memphis Belle, Munchkin & Twerp
Bio: Jan attended high school at Ritenour High in St. Louis. She moved to Stony Hill in 1989 when she married her husband Larry. In addition to their many companion animals, Jan and Larry also have cattle, chickens and ducks. Jan started working for Dr. Strubberg at the New Haven Veterinary Clinic in 1998. After Dr. Strubberg sold the New Haven clinic in 2008, Jan came to work for HVC. She spends her spare time quilting and is active in the Stony Hill church.


Position: Bookkeeper
Years in the Veterinary Field: 5           
Years at HVC: 5
Pets: 1 Dog: Murry
          2 Cats: Sophie & Daisy

Bio: Ashton grew up in the St. Peters and Warrenton area. She attended college at University of Missouri - Columbia where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education, and Masters in Curriculum and Instruction. She is married to Dr. Dan and together they have three children, Josephine, Evelina, & Lorelei. 

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