Veterinary Support

  • Technician Supervisor

    Patti LeVan
    Veterinary Tech School: Snead State Community College

    Patti began her career at VCA Catoosa Animal Hospital in 1989 as a veterinary assistant. She graduated from Snead State Community College in 1995 with an Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology and is currently working as a Licensed Veterinary Technician and Technical Supervisor.  Patti lives in Ringgold with her husband, Eric, and 2 teenage daughters.  They share their home with 2 Westies, Kirby and Kye, and 2 cats, Charity and Fluffy. 

    "Since childhood, I wanted to have a career in the veterinary field.  I chose veterinary technology because I wanted hands on nursing care with my patients."


  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Kim Edgeman
    Veterinary Tech School: Chattanooga State

    Kim started working at VCA Catoosa Animal Hospital in 1998 as a veterinary assistant. She graduated from Chattanooga State in 2008 with an Associate degree in Veterinary Technology and is currently working as a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Kim has lived in many different states growing up, but Georgia is by far her favorite.  She currently lives in Ringgold with her husband, Eric, son, Wil, and teenage stepson, Gage.  Wil is a big ball of excited energy and Gage is turning into a handsome young man.  They have 3 dogs and a cat.  They also have an occasional farm animal in the yard.  Kim's family keeps her on toes and she wouldn't have it any other way.

    "I have always wanted to care for animals.  Not just the cute and cuddly, but all animals.  I enjoy the challenge of earning their trust and watching as they progress."


  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Cindy Howard
    Veterinary Tech School: Purdue University

    Cindy joined our team in January 2016.  She moved to GA from Kansas, where she lived for over 25 years.  Cindy started working as a veterinary assistant and enjoyed it so much that she pursued an associates degree in Veterinary Technology and graduated from Purdue University in 2009.  Her hobbies include gardening, trail riding, walking her dogs, and traveling.  Cindy has 2 dogs, Kiwi and Miss Tinkers, a cat named Oreo, and a horse named Dollie, all of whom made the long journey to GA from Kansas.       "I have enjoyed working as a technician and love to continually learn new things in this field."


  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Katie Kerley
    Veterinary Tech School: Snead State Community College

    Katie joined VCA Catoosa Animal Hospital in 1993 as a veterinary assistant. She graduated from Snead State in 2000 with an Associate in Veterinary Technology Degree. and is currently working as a licensed veterinary technician. She has lots of furry companionship with 2 chihuahuas, Petunia and Lily, and 2 kitties, Clover and Rose.

    "I love animals and enjoy helping them to feel better."


  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Lesley Van Duinen
    Veterinary Tech School: Chattanooga State

    Lesley joined our team in January 2012 as a veterinary assistant.  She has since graduated from Chattanooga State with a degree in Veterinary Technology and joined our awesome team of licensed veterinary technicians!  Lesley moved to Chattanooga from Boston in 2011.  She went to high school in Santiago, Chile and studied Philosophy at Wellesley College in Boston.  Lesley and her husband have 5 crazy fur kids, Bailey and Bella, the dogs, and Esmeralda, Gus, and Kiwi, the cats.  They enjoy hiking and exploring Chattanooga in their spare time.  "I love working with and helping animals and their owners."


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Daniel Bishop

    Daniel joined our boarding staff in June 2011.  He graduated from Ridgeland High School in 2011.  Daniel has a Beagle, Essence, and an orange tabby, Mew.  He enjoys playing guitar and is an avid gamer.  He has also volunteered at the Chattanooga Zoo.

    "I've always enjoyed being around animals, even as a small child."


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Riley Brooks

    Riley joined our team in September 2015. She graduated from Ridgeland High School in 2015 and is currently pursuing a degree in Surgical Technology at Chattanooga State.  Riley has a chocolate lab pup named River, that gets tons of loving. He is full of energy and keeps her on her toes!  She also enjoys reading her Bible, playing soccer, hiking,  and being on the lake.    "I have always loved animals and I believe their care should be a top priority."


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Lorie Drew

    Lorie originally started at VCA Catoosa Animal Hospital as a receptionist in 2002.  She left for a brief time, but returned in May 2008 as a veterinary assistant.  Lorie also had receptionist and assistant experience from East Ridge Animal Hospital.  She is married with 2 kids, Hailey and Braden and loves spending time with her family.  She also has 2 dogs, Parker and Jersey.

    "I love animals and people.  Every day has a different pet coming through the door and it keeps things interesting."


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Lance Postelle

    Lance has been working for VCA Catoosa Animal Hospital since March 2013 as a veterinary assistant.  He was born and raised in Catoosa county.  Lance enjoys martial arts and gaming with friends on the weekends. He also teaches at Eagles Rest Ranch in the Therapeutic Riding program for autistic children. Lance has a pitbull mix named Molly.

    "I have worked with animals since I was 15 at a therapy ranch and it is just something that I love to do."


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Jessica Robertson

    Jessica joined our hospital team in July 2011. She is the oldest of 3 siblings and currently attends Dalton State studying chemistry.  Jessica plans to transfer to UGA to attain a pharmaceutical degree.  She has a full house of animals with a horse, 2 dogs, a Flemish Giant rabbit, a chinchilla, 3 hamsters and a Diamond Dove.

    "I like the people here and all the different patients and clients I get to meet every day."


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Amelia Taylor

    Amelia joined our staff in August 2015. She is currently a college student with a goal of one day becoming a veterinarian.  She loves anything dealing with animals or the outdoors.  She has a cat named Dahl that she found on the side of the road when he was four weeks old.  She and her family have raised him and loved him ever since.  She also recently adopted a second kitten to keep Dahl company.       "I love animals and want to help them in any way I can.  Whenever I help an animal or person with a problem they are having, it makes my day."


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Zach Thompson

    Zach joined our team in April 2016.  He is married with 2 kids and a spoiled rescue dog named Paizley.  Zach enjoys watching his favorite sports teams, the Oklahoma Sooners and Philadelphia Eagles.  He has wanted to work in the veterinary field since he was a child.    "A dog or cat can be a person's best friend and I want to be a part of a profession that I can assist in helping someone's best friend. Being around animals has always been a passion of mine."


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Krista Vineyard

    Krista has been part of our staff since April 2006.  After she began working here, she decided to go back to school to be a surgical technologist because she found surgeries on animals so fascinating.  After graduating and getting a full time job at a doctor's office, she found she just couldn't leave her veterinary family and continues to work on the weekends.  Krista has 2 daughters and lives nearby in Fort Oglethorpe.  She loves Miniature Schnauzers and shares her home with 3 of them, Heidi, Sophie, and Jack.  She also has a new kitten, Sparkles.

    "I love all animals, big and small.  I love taking care of them and helping to make them feel better.  I tell people all the time that I can't believe I get paid to love on puppies and kitties all day!"

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