Dr. Stephanie Raispis
When she was a little girl, Dr. Stephanie wanted to be an elephant (her spirit animal) trainer when she grew up because they live such long lives and experience human-like emotions. Fortunately for us, she became a veterinarian! Dr. Stephanie is a Kentucky native as well who attended Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine after completing her undergraduate degree at UK. She has always been an active member of the community, especially with three boys that kept her busy outside of work. However, now that they are all grown up, she has time to enjoy cooking, gardening, and ballroom dancing! You may have guessed that Dr. Stephanie has a lot of pets-five dogs and a twenty-year-old goldfish named Big Boy. The most rewarding aspect of her job is witnessing the human-animal bond. “I feel privileged to participate in keeping that bond strong by helping people to learn how to keep their fur-babies happy and healthy.”
Head Veterinary Technician / Practice Manager
Tammy became a part of the WTVC team in July of 2019. She was born and raised in our neighboring town of Harrodsburg. Tammy has received her Associate degree in Applied Science as a Veterinary Technician and her Veterinary Assistant Certification. Tammy is also Animal CPR and First Aid certified and a member of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America. Tammy began working in Veterinary Medicine in 2015 and loves being able to help animals. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her Husband and their English Bulldog Emma. Tammy’s
spirit animal is a Sea Turtle. Tammy’s favorite part of working at WTVC is getting to see all the precious fur-babies.
Katie came to the WTVC team in October of 2018. While she grew up in Danville, she has lived all over the state of Kentucky and even spent some time in Pennsylvania. Katie is currently taking courses toward her CVT (Certified Veterinary Technician) degree, which she hopes to complete by Spring 2020. When not at work, her three pets keep her entertained: Shadow is a grumpy old lady dog who spends most of her time sleeping while her white boxer Neva enjoys eating and running circles in the yard and her orange tabby, Leo, brings presents to her doorstep. Believe it or not, Katie’s spirit animal is a blue whale. Working with animals itself is her favorite part of working at WTVC, especially being able to help a sick or injured animal return to good health.
Zach joined the WTVC team in September of 2019. He is from Danville and attended Western Kentucky University. While at WKU he was part of the Rugby team and still enjoys the game. Zach has a 3 year old Golden Retriever named Hadley and she also happens to be his spirit animal. He is currently working towards becoming a Veterinarian, which is why he loves working at WTVC. It gives him the opportunity to learns something new every day and is helping prepare him for his future in Veterinary Medicine.
Kaye became a part of the WTVC team in May of 2018. In addition to spending time with her husband, two grown children, and their dog Jewels, Kaye enjoys photography, ceramics, and traveling (she also makes the best lemon meringue pie!). If asked, her spirit animal is a horse. What she likes the most about working at WTVC is the interaction with our clients and their pets. “Being able to help in the care of their fur-babies is a blessing.”
Janelle became a part of the WTVC team in May of 2019 after re-locating from Ohio so that she could be a part of horse country. She brought with her two horses, Rodeo and Rex; two cats, Lucy and Bella; and her sweet as pie golden retriever Chloe. She and her husband have been married for 39 years and are blessed with three children and 8 grandchildren! In her spare time, Janelle enjoys farming and gardening as well as trail riding and kayaking. Her favorite part of working at WTVC is working with our clients and being part of an amazing team!
Customer Care and Groomer
Sara Wood (Groomer and Customer Care): Sara came to WTVC in March of 2019. Another Kentucky girl who grew up in Lincoln county, Sara enjoys fishing and hiking in her free time as well as spending time with Waylon (her 3-year-old German Shepherd), Sassy (her 9-year-old torti cat), and Richard (her Rhode Island Red Rooster who thinks he is a cat). And although she loves her cat, dog, and rooster, her spirit animal is a goat. Sara’s favorite part of working at WTVC is meeting new pets and making them beautiful!