Emily, Registered Veterinary Technician

emily smEmily is a graduate of Purdue’s Veterinary Technology program and has worked at Westside since 2009. Emily enjoys caring for surgical and dental patients, ensuring they have a safe and positive experience while at the hospital.

Emily grew up in Fort Wayne and now lives with her husband, dog, two cats, and rabbit. In her free time, she enjoys cooking and spending time outdoors.

Emily will make you and your pet feel welcome!


Dawn, Registered Veterinary Technician

dawn smDawn graduated from the Vet Tech Institute at Fort Wayne International Business College in 2013 and passed state licensing in 2014 to become a registered veterinary technician. Dawn started at Westside in 2015. She has a daughter, Anna, and three cats — Stash, Dinah, and Hiccup. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with family and friends, read, and watch Netflix. Dawn has experience working at a local animal shelter assessing and preparing animals and people for a successful adoption. Because of this experience she is committed to educating owners on all aspects of their fur babies to make the happiest and healthiest homes possible.

Thanks for all of your kind care, Dawn! 


Kelsi, Registered Veterinary Technician

kelsi smKelsi graduated from Bel-Rea Institute of Veterinary Technology in Denver, CO in 2005. She has worked in both primary and emergency medicine and has been at Westside Animal Hospital since 2009.

Kelsi enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids. When they aren't taking care of the many pets (dogs, cats, llamas, chickens, koi, etc.), the family really enjoys playing video games together.


Rachel, Receptionist / Technical Assistant

rachel smRachel grew up locally in Ossian and has lived in Fort Wayne since 2000. She started working in the veterinary field in 2005 and joined the Westside team in 2008. Rachel has two dogs, a rose-hair tarantula, three step children and a daughter of her own. Outside of work, Rachel stays busy running her household and working on small art projects for herself or friends.

In addition to her duties as a receptionist, Rachel often assists the doctors with surgeries, radiographs and treatments alongside the technicians. Rachel is heavily involved with inventory management at Westside – not a small task in such a large, busy animal hospital! Rachel helps ensure that everything you may need for your pet is readily available or accessible.


Megan, Receptionist

megan smMegan started working at Westside in 2014 as a kennel assistant. She was then crossed trained in 2017 to become a receptionist. She’s enjoyed being able to finally meet the pet’s parents , especially the ones she has cared for while boarding with us. She has always loved animals and has four cats of her own. In her spare time she likes to hanging out with friends and family, read, and binge watch shows on Netflix.

Jenna Marie, Receptionist

jennaJenna graduated from Homestead High School in Fort Wayne and is a licensed cosmetologist. Although this is Jenna's first job in the veterinary field, she has had animals of many kinds throughout her life. She has a daughter named Kyah.

Jenna Marie will greet you with enthusiasm and a warm smile!



Rosemarie, Groomer

rosemarieRosemarie has been our groomer at Westside for over 30 years. She has loved animals her entire life, and started grooming and showing dogs as a child.

Rosemarie has always said there is nothing else she'd rather do in life. She loves making pets look as good as they can be!