Practice Manager


Favorite part of working with animals?
I really enjoy helping people and I have found working in the veterinary field gives a great balance of helping the pets as well as making a difference in the pet owner’s lives.  It has always been one of the most rewarding fields and I feel privileged to work in it every day.

Where did you grow up?
I grew up in South Bend Indiana on a small horse ranch where I enjoyed playing basketball and jumping horses competitively.

Favorite sports team?
Favorite College team is Purdue
Favorite Pro Team football team is the Saints

Best way to spend a Saturday:
Saturdays are meant for watching sports, BOILER UP! When the Boilers aren’t playing I enjoy watching movies with my wife Heather and two kids Ashlyn and Eli as well as playing sports with them.

Year you started working in the veterinary field:
I started volunteering at a local animal hospital when I was 14 years old and have never left the industry since.




Please take the time to read our complimentary blogs below.

After Care For Pets Following Surgery

At Hillside Animal Hospital we use minimally invasive surgery techniques so that your pet undergoes less trauma and recovery time is minimized. While minimally invasive surgery is safer for your pet than traditional invasive procedures, proper post-op care is still... read more

Caring for your senior pet

Everyone knows that a puppy’s needs are different from those of a grown dog.  So, doesn’t it make sense that senior dogs (and cats) have their own specific needs as well? The reality is senior pets have special care requirements because of their unique age-related... read more

Common signs of arthritis in your pet

Achy muscles and stiff joints affect more individuals than you may think. In fact, these common symptoms of arthritis are found in both the young and old—and human and non-human. That’s right…arthritis is an issue that many animals experience as well. Dogs in... read more

Lawn chemicals and your pet

Break out the sunglasses and sandals because spring is right around the corner! While the extra sunshine and warmth mean lots of fun outdoor activities for you and your pet, spring can also bring some hidden dangers with it as well.  This season (more than any other)... read more

Common Cat Skin Conditions

There’s nothing nicer than snuggling with your cat, petting its soft, shiny fur and hearing its quiet purrs of contentment. But petting your cat when it’s suffering from a skin condition is another story. Unfortunately, skin conditions in cats are an all too common... read more

Kennel Cough and how to prevent it

Like it or not, cold and flu season is right around the corner. While getting a flu shot should be high on your to-do list this winter, don’t forget to protect your furry friend as well. One of the most common diseases dogs can acquire (winter or not) is something... read more