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!
Haley, Registered Veterinary Technician
Haley came to us as an extern in order to finish her degree in the Veterinary Technology program at Harrison College in Indianapolis. Our ESAH staff and doctors were so impressed with Haley's skills, determination, and wonderful personality that we have asked her to become a full-time part of the East Side team at completion of her externship. In December 2012, Haley passed her VTNE and became an official Registered Veterinary Technician! Haley recently moved to Evansville with her longtime boyfriend, Nick and their dog, Goliath. Once they got settled here, Nick and Haley also adopted a puppy, named Sadie. Haley enjoys baking cupcakes, cookies, and cakes, spending time with family and friends, playing volleyball, and enjoying musical theater. When asked what she likes most about working at ESAH, Haley responded, “working with a talented staff that is willing to help me improve my skills and further my education!”
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, 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!
Jessicah, Veterinary Assistant
Jessicah is currently attending classes through Purdue to become a Registered Vet Tech. She has always had a strong love for horses, and currently owns three: Beau, Piper, and Grace. Jessicah's newest additions are Bugsy and Hope, a sweet cat and playful puppy dog that she rescued. Jessicah keeps very busy with school, full time work, and taking care of her horses but in her spare time she also enjoys playing softball, hunting, fishing, and riding her horses. We're glad she's now part of the ESAH team!
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!
Laura, Client Service Representative
Laura is a 2010 graduate of Evansville's North High School and is currently completing her degree in International Relations. She has over 3 years of experience working in the animal field and is the proud owner of 2 cats, Shadow and Sushi, and one Chihuahua, Mitsy. Laura has lived in and traveled to many different countries and enjoys reading about different cultures. Also, in her spare time, Laura enjoys art, hanging out at her favorite coffee shop, and spending time with friends. Stop by and meet Laura and the rest of our team today!
Danelle "Dani", Client Service Representative
Passionate about animals, (she was always bringing home "strays" as a child and spent free time volunteering at an animal shelter), Dani realized at a young age that her calling is in animal care. Her dream to work with animals, as a career, finally came true in April of 2014 when she joined the team at East Side Animal Hospital. At home, Danelle also has a talent for music - she plays the piano and guitar, and also sings! Danelle and her mom also enjoy extreme couponing for fun and she, of course, loves spending time with her maltese, "Frosty" and her lizards! Danelle's favorite aspect of working at East Side is getting to spend time with animals every day - it makes for an exciting work day!
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!
Megan, Animal Caretaker
Megan is just getting started with her schooling to become a veterinary technician at Harrison College here is Evansville. Megan stays busy with a variety of activities: singing, working on crafts, being outdoors with family and friends, and of course spending time with her kitty, Mitsy (who got her name because she has 4 white “mittens” on her paws!). Megan’s goal here is to become more experienced in working with animals to further her future and passion! Next time you stop by, say "Hi" to Megan!
Renee, Animal Caretaker
Renee is another one of our wonderful employees currently in school to further her education in animal care and science. She is enrolled at Harrison College to become a registered veterinary technician in the near future and is loving the experience. Renee is married to Tim and together they have a "zoo" at home! They spend a lot of their free time with their animals and Renee likes to photograph her dogs at play. Here at ESAH, Renee enjoys that fact that she is able to receive hands on experience in the field that she loves. She’s excited to learn the "ins and outs" of the veterinary industry!
Cierra, Animal Caretaker
Cierra, a student at Harrison College, studying to become a Registered Vet Tech, came to work at East Side Animal Hospital in March 2014 to gain knowledge about her future field. When she’s not spending her downtime studying, Cierra spends time with her family (mom, dad, younger brother, and sister) and playing with her pets. Cierra is the proud puppy mommy to Murray (a Yorkie) and Allie (a Chihuahua) and would love to adopt more in the future. Cierra likes that she gets to be involved with animal care and learning about her future field while working here at East Side!
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!
“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)