Meet the Experienced & Professional Veterinarians and Staff
at East Side Animal Hospital
Scott L. Thompson DVM
Dr. Thompson graduated from Purdue University in 1979, where he earned his BS and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degrees. After graduation, he practiced small animal medicine in Carmel, Indiana from 1979–1983. On April 1, 1983, he took over the practice at East Side Animal Hospital from its previous owner (Dr. Edward Weidenbenner). With the help of his wife, Beth; his son, Brett; his daughter, Brianna; and a dedicated staff, he has worked to develop East Side Animal Hospital into a caring, high-quality facility with the mission of helping people and pets. Dr. Thompson and his wife currently own five dogs: Luke, an Akita; Mia, a German Shepard; Smokey, a Lab/Chow mix; Lucky, a Maltese mix; and Shiner, a long-haired Dachshund. Dr. Thompson loves animals of all types and has a special interest and expertise in avian and exotic medicine.
Alice Stewart DVM, CVCP
Alice is a native of Evansville, Indiana. After graduating from Harrison High School, she attended Purdue University, where she received her bachelor of science in animal science and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. Upon graduation, she moved to Florida, where she worked until joining East Side Animal Hospital. She has a special interest in senior pet care, rehabilitation, and a handful of alternative therapies. In May 2010, she extended her duties and became certified in Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation (VOM). VOM is a healing technology used to treat a long list of conditions from lameness and arthritis to behavioral issues and many more. In her spare time, Dr. Stewart enjoys spending time with her two dachshunds (Beans and Barley), being outdoors, or traveling.
Brianna, “Bri,” Practice Manager
Bri graduated from the University of Southern Indiana with a bachelor of science in psychology and a minor in management. She has worked at East Side Animal Hospital since 2007. Bri enjoys spending time with her husband, Dustin, daughter, Harper, and friends and family, as well as her cat, Syd, and two AmStaff-mixes, Memie and Silas. In her spare time, she likes walking, reading, watching movies, and cooking. When asked what she likes most about working at East Side Animal Hospital, she says, “I enjoy meeting new clients and patients as well as working with our wonderful established clients and patients. It’s a great feeling to be part of a team that does everything possible to help patients live long, healthy, and happy lives.”
Angela, Registered Veterinary Technician
Angela, a Newburgh, Indiana native, graduated from Purdue University in 1991 with an associate degree in applied sciences in veterinary technology. As a long-standing team member, she has been working at East Side Animal Hospital since 1992. She stays busy with her dogs, Abella and Pippa (Pomeranians) and Millie (yellow Lab). Angela also enjoys remodeling and decorating her home, reading, traveling, gardening, baking and decorating cookies and cupcakes, and knitting! At East Side Animal Hospital, she really likes working in surgery, doing dental procedures, and caring for sick pets and has recently received her certification in CPR!
Stacie, Registered Veterinary Technician
Stacie graduated from the Vet Tech Institute at the International Business College in Indianapolis in 2008 and passed her Indiana State Boards in early 2009 to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. Stacie has worked at East Side Animal Hospital since graduation and does a wonderful job. In her spare time, she volunteers at the Yankeetown Fire Department, reads, knits, and spends time with her two golden retrievers, Diesel and Kase, and her two cats, Heath and Jasper. Stacie and her husband, Kyle, are also the proud new parents of a baby boy, McCormick Asher. Congrats Stacie and Kyle!
Jessica, Registered Veterinary Technician
Jessica attended Murray State University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in animal health technology. Jessica started working full time at East Side Animal Hospital in 2007 but has recently moved to part time due to an offer she couldn’t resist—she now works full time at Harrison College teaching in the Veterinary Technology Department! Jessica and her husband, Josh, have a son, Jakob; two dachshunds named Willy and Izzy; and a cat named Syd. Outside of work, Jessica likes to spend time with her family and friends. She also likes to work in her yard and play golf. Jessica says she loves coming to work knowing that she will see and learn something new every day and, of course, she really enjoys seeing all of the cute puppies and kittens!
Addie, Registered Veterinary Technician
Addie obtained her Associate and Bachelor degrees in Veterinary Technology from Purdue University prior to moving to Evansville and becoming a part of our veterinary team. During summer breaks, Addie worked at a veterinary hospital and has also worked at a low cost spay/neuter clinic for an internship. Addie recently moved to the area so she is getting to know southern Indiana for the first time. In her spare time, Addie spends time with her boyfriend, enjoys being outdoors, likes to read, and of course, spends a lot of time playing with her animals (Whiskey, her bunny & Chance, her Cavalier mix)! When asked what she is looking forward to most about her position here at ESAH, Addie said “working with the amazing and friendly staff, patients, and clients!”
Rachael, Registered Veterinary Technician
Since she was a young girl, Rachael has had a passion for animals and knew this was the field she wanted to work in one day. She is finally making her dreams come true! Rachael is a recent graduate from Harrison College’s Veterinary Technician program and joined our team in September 2013. Currently Rachael lives with her mother, twin brother, Justin, and younger brother, Kyle. Rounding out their family are their “fur babies”: 3 miniature dachshunds (Taz, Duchess, and Gidget) and 3 cats! Rachael’s spare time includes spending a lot of time with her dogs (Gidget is a blind pup that Rachael recently rescued and is working on training and integrating her into the family), cooking, shopping, and studying! Rachael’s favorite part about working at ESAH is “working as part of a compassionate team and making a different in the lives of pets and their owners!” Welcome to the team, Rachael!
Kelsie, Registered Veterinary Technician
Kelsie graduated from Murray State University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. Additionally, she is currently working on becoming certified in Canine Rehabilitation through the University of Tennessee and has been working closely with our personal, on-staff Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioners, Dr. Alice Stewart and Stacie Clark, RVT. Outside of work, Kelsie loves playing and watching sports, trying out new baking recipes, and spending time with her family which includes 2 sisters and one brother. When asked what Kelsie enjoys about working at East Side, she replied "I like being able to be an advocate for animals and getting to see them get better after seeing our doctors and staff".
Shelby, Veterinary Assistant
Shelby joined East Side as a veterinary assistant in April of 2016. She is currently enrolled in the Harrison College Veterinary Technology program and loves it! Growing up, Shelby has worked on a farm which really led to her wanting to work with animals as a career. Some of her passions include soccer, reading, and spending time with her fiancé and animals (of course)! Shelby says about working at East Side, “I like that everyone really cares about you and how close the staff are!”
Ashley, Client Service Representative
Ashley began her career with East Side Animal Hospital in February of 2012. Though she has never worked at a vet practice before, Ashley has been taking care of her own pets since she was around 6 years old. She currently has four pets of her own: 2 GSD’s (Rambo and Trooper), a Chihuahua (Pixie), and a cat named Gibbs. In her free time, Ashley loves listening to music and enjoying a good book! Her co-workers have named her “The Wanderer” because she is always on the go!
Carol, Client Services Representative
Carol started working at East Side Animal Hospital in 2003. Her husband, Carl, is retired, so they enjoy spending time together gardening and working in their yard. Carol is also very close to her two daughters and her grandchildren. Carol’s pet family includes a Rottweiler named Kaethe and a Dachshund named Sophie. Along with spending quality time with her family and pets, Carol enjoys reading, cross-stitching, walking, singing in her church choir, and collecting stamps and Precious Moments.
Jordan, Client Service Representative
Jordan joined the East Side team in late 2012. She has always had a love for animals and a specific passion for exotic pets so she fits into our culture perfectly! Jordan credits her mom, Alissa, with teaching her how to love animals – Jordan has 2 dogs at home, Jynx and Dozer, and shares many pets with her family, as well. Jordan's spare time is spent with family, friends, and her number one man, Dozer (her rescued pitbull). Working at ESAH has given Jordan a chance to learn more about animals, create friendships with clients and co-workers, and give Dr. T a hard time!
Samantha "Sami", Client Service Representative
Sami graduate from Murray State University with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture in 2013. Shortly after attending Murray State, Sami interned at The Happiest Place on Earth…Disney! Her extensive internship combined with years of experience working at a zoo, helped us determine that Sami has what it takes to provide extraordinary customer service to our clients. Sami has a passion for horses and on top of owning two, herself (Sage and L.A.), she enjoys going to barrel racing and pole bending shows. The rest of her free time is spent with her 2 dogs (Roxy and Tiny), friends, and family. She looks forward to meeting our wonderful clients and their pets!
Brooke, Client Service Representative
Brooke, new to the ESAH team in 2015, has proven herself to be a fast learner and a dedicated team member. Like all of us, Brooke spends a lot of time here but when she has time to spare, she spends it with her German shepherd, Izzy, reading, riding, and being outdoors as much as possible. At East Side, Brooke likes the “family” type environment and working closely with her co-workers and our clients.
Elizabeth “Beth,” Housekeeper/Animal Caretaker
Beth has worked at East Side Animal Hospital since 1994 and is an integral part of our organization. She has three brothers, one dog, and four cats. In her spare time, Beth enjoys reading, running, walking her dog, and weaving. Beth’s favorite thing about working at East Side Animal Hospital is working with the animals, which she does very well!
Allison, Animal Caretaker
Allison is currently a student at Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center (SICTC) in the Animal Sciences/Pre-Veterinary class, volunteers for local pet rescues (in shelter and at adoption events), and personally fosters dogs, as well. One of Allison’s passions is training dogs and helping owners resolve their pet’s behavioral issues. Additionally, Allison loves art and paints, sculpts, and takes photographs in her free time. At ESAH, Allison "likes spending time with our patients and their owners and has enjoyed getting to know the knowledgeable and hard-working staff."
Theresa, Animal Caretaker
Theresa has always had a passion for animals and has centered her life around helping animals and learning as much about them as possible. She has been a stable manager at Triple H Stables for over eight years now, has taken classes to prepare for a career in the animal field, and has recently been accepted into Harrison College’s Veterinary Technician program! In addition, Theresa and her six siblings have owned cats, dogs, horses, and a unique variety of farm animals. In her limited spare time, Theresa loves horseback riding (including trial and 4-H shows), writing poetic prose, training horses and dogs, and doing yardwork. At East Side, Theresa most looks forward to having the opportunity to better the lives of animals and having one-on-one time with animals and clients!
Allie, Animal Caretaker
Allie has always had many animals (all kinds!) from the time she was very young. She decided to find a job working with animals to see if it would lead to her future dream career. Allie started working with us as an Animal Caretaker in February of 2016. When not at school or working here, Allie reads, enjoys exercising and playing soccer, babysitting and pet sitting. What does she like most about working at East Side? “Working with and taking care of animals and making new friends with her co-workers!”
“The doctors and staff at East Side Animal Hospital are outstanding. They are courteous, caring, and thorough! I board my dog frequently there, and she likes it almost as much as her home. I know I can trust the staff to take good care of her.
Thanks to everyone at East Side Animal Hospital for the great work you do!”
Owner of Betty (Dalmatian)