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  • Margo Golden, DVM
    Medical Director

    Education: 

    Auburn University in Alabama, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
    Auburn University in Alabama, Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Biology

    Professional and Personal: 

    Margo Golden was born outside of Chicago. She recently relocated from Suwanee Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. Margo and her two sons are settling into Carmel and enjoying the many activities that the area offers.

    While attending Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, she was active in the Southeastern Raptor Rehabilitation Center and rose to Student Medical Director. Additionally, she served as a Student Emergency Resident in the Small Animal Clinic. During her senior year, she followed her interest in Exotic Animal Medicine to the University of Tennessee to participate in an Externship.

    Dr. Golden has worked in private practice for over 20 years and has served as Medical Director for two animal hospitals. She realizes the importance of the human animal bond in not only our pets' health, but the wellbeing of their owners and how we can all mutually benefit. This vision correlates with the One Health Initiative, which recognizes human health, animal health and ecosystem health are all inseparably linked.

    When not in the office, Margo is quite busy with her two boys, two cats and a dog. Her sons are in 9th and 5th grades. Both are active in soccer. She and her high school age son have become immersed in the Carmel High School Marching Band. Go Greyhounds! Like his mother, the 5th grader thrives in running and has participated in Pups Running. Margo has made the commitment to run in the Indy 500 Mini Marathon in the Spring. Emmy Lou, her wire haired pointing griffon is her running partner and her newly adopted German Shorthaired Pointer puppy, Luhtzie, has joined the team. Other than training on the Monon and soccer, her family takes pleasure in hiking and camping.

  • Stacie Haak, DVM
    Associate Veterinarian

    Education:

    Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
    Purdue University, Master of Science

    Professional and Personal

    Dr. Haak has special interest in internal medicine, client education and animal behavior. She lives in Indianapolis with her husband and their three daughters. She also shares her home with Yogi, her adorable English Mastiff, and two cats-Reese and YDLH (You Don’t Live Here – a stray that adopted them).

    In her free time Dr. Haak enjoys spending time with her family and friends, photography, and being in the outdoors.

  • Sam Gregory
    Hospital Administrator

    Education:

    Harrison College, School of Veterinary Technology

    Southern New Hampshire University, Bachelor of Arts in English - Creative Writing

    Professional and Personal:

    Sam started with our company in July of 2014 at a sister location in Indy before tranferring to Woodland in October of 2018. An avid animal advocate, Sam knew she wanted to work in the veterinary field since she was young. With a great interest in books and administration, she strives to bring education and communication to the frontlines of the hospital.

    When she is not working, Sam enjoys spending time reading books, writing, and spending time with family and friends - included in this is her goofy German Shepherd, Diesel, and three rambunctious cats - Caramel Corn, Kirara Bear, and Ichigo Kurosaki.

  • Ali Smith
    Assistant Hospital Administrator

    Education:

    IUPUI Anthropology

    Professional and Personal:

    Ali was born and raised in Indianapolis. Over the last thirteen years, Ali has worked as a veterinary assistant in a variety of clinics, including an emergency hospital and has provided hospital support in a variety of other roles. Ali and her husband moved back to Indiana in 2015 and currently live in Westfield with their son, Lyle, twins, Lucy and Jett, as well as their four dogs and two cats.

  • Timi Brooks
    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Education:

    Harrison College, School of Veterinary Technology

    Professional and Personal:

    Timi started with us as an Animal Care Specialist three years ago and has moved her way up to being a star team member in the hospital. She recently passed her Veterinary Technician National Exam and can officially call herself a Registered Veterinary Technician! 

    When she's not providing care to our patients, she can be found curled up watching television with her kitties Ollie and Tucker, her Australian Shepherds Wren and Timber, attending concerts, or baking.

  • Tyler Russ
    Veterinary Assistant

    Education:

    International Business College, School of Veterinary Technology 

    Professional and Personal:

    Tyler is a Veterinary Assistant who has recently passed the VTNE exam and will soon obtain his Registered Veterinary Technician license. He is passionate about helping people by strengthening the relationship between themselves and their pets.

    In his spare time, Tyler enjoys attending concerts and is a diehard Tennessee Titans and Indiana Pacers fan. He has a kitty named 'TC' and two dogs, Leila and Piper.

    Tyler's continuous positivity, willingness to learn and assist, and genuine compassion for all of our patients resulted in him being named 'Team Member of the Quarter' in 2016 for Lakefield Veterinary Group and Best Friends Pet Care out of over 1600 potential team members!

  • Anneliese Hartoonian
    Veterinary Assistant

    Education:

    Harrison College, School of Veterinary Technology

    Professional and Personal:

    Anneliese plans to take the VTNE to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. She has a Maine coon/tabby mix named Rhett that she adopted from Harrison College. In her spare time she likes to shop, go to the movies, and spend time with her boyfriend, Darrion.

  • Katie Benell
    Veterinary Assistant

    Education:

    Harrison College, School of Veterinary Technology

    Professional and Personal:

    Katie has been a member of the Woodland family for the last couple of years as a receptionist, spending as much time as she could in the hospital as an assistant. She recently took on the official position of Veterinary Assistant and continues to do her best. She has a home full of kitties, including Baby, Zooey, Rory and Quinn. When she's not at Woodland, she enjoys being with friends and family, reading, and binge-watching television shows.

  • Cassie Lott
    Lead CSR

    Education:

    Ivy Tech Community College, Associate in Medical Assisting

    Professional and Personal:

    Cassie has been a valued team member for nearly seven years, starting as an Animal Care Specialist before moving on to be a devoted Receptionist. Recently she decided to step into the shoes of Lead CSR, a position she long deserved! She has two wonderful dogs, dachshund named Franklynn and a Great Dane named Atticus. She also has a cat named Eugene and a fish called Cecil. In her time away from work, she enjoys going to festivals, people-watching, and star-gazing.

  • Jarod Wilkerson
    Lodge Manager

    Jarod became a member of the Woodland family in September of 2018, quickly taking on the responsibilities of Lodge Manager with ease. With training skills under his belt, he has been an asset for the hospital in its quest to eventually be Fear Free, keeping our boarding patients comfortable and well cared for. One of Jarod's passions involves shelter work, as he volunteers frequently with the Humane Society of Hamilton County, and animal behavior.

    Jarod has three dogs, Rave, Hope, and Tonka, as well as three ferrets that help keep him busy when he is not working. 

  • Tabitha Runion
    Animal Care Specialist

    Tabitha joined our Lodge team in February of 2018 and has played a key role in its success ever since. In addition to her work in the Lodge, Tabitha can also be found at the front desk as a receptionist, as well as in the hospital as an assistant. 

    Tabitha shares her home with her two daughters, three dogs - Gator, Jack, and Joker- and three cats - Ike, Kurt, and Frank.

  • Kate Campbell
    Animal Care Specialist

    Kate comes to us with a lot of experience in the rescue and shelter side. Having worked with the Humane Society for Hamilton County, she brings patience and understanding to our boarding patients. In addition to being soft-spoken and kind, Kate is a highly valued member of the team and we are lucky to have her with us.

    When she is not working, Kate likes to spend her time with family and friends, including her three dogs Cocobean, Edward, and Vicky.

  • Lyndsey Askren
    Pet Stylist

    Experience:

    Lyndsey has been grooming since 2007 and has been part of the Woodland Animal Hospital family since 2012. She currently holds two grooming certificates and is constantly seeking ways to refine her skills and learn new techniques.

    Professional and Personal:

    When Lyndsey is not making pets look and feel fabulous, she is spending quiet nights at home with her husband, Jeff, and their young son, as well as their Great Dane Atticus and two cats Bart & Stewie. She also enjoys playing piano, reading, attending concerts, baking, and spending time with her family.

  • Adrienne Vollweiler
    Pet Stylist

    Adrienne joined our team in 2018 as our second full time groomer. During her time with us, she has developed a devoted patient base and continues to impress with her grooming skills. 

    When she is not at work Adrienne spends time with her sons and their boy scout group, in addition to working with a rescue that works to find dogs their forever homes.

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