Veterinary Support

  • Technician Supervisor

    Katie Field
    Veterinary Tech School: Stautzenberger College
    School: University of Findlay, Bachelor of Science in Biology and Pre-Veterinary Medicine

    Katie came to FACC in July of 2000 as a kennel assistant while earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Pre-Veterinary Medicine at the University of Findlay.  After graduating from U of F in 2003, she pursued her Associates in applied science veterinary technology degree at Stautzenberger College while working as a receptionist and veterinary assistant at the clinic.  She graduated in 2005 and was moved into the position of head vet tech.  Katie is currently a member of the OAVT, volunteers with the Hancock County Humane Society, and has been a volunteer foster home for the Greater Ohio Boxer Rescue. 

    Katie's niche is in client education and she enjoys any opportunity to teach someone something new.  She also enjoys continuing her education in veterinary toxicology and dermatology.

    Katie married her high school sweetheart, Shaun in 2003 and together they have a son, Austin and Carmen, an English Cocker Spaniel.

    In her spare time, Katie enjoys running, reading, volunteering with Austin's school, spending time with her family and OSU football.  She also has completed her first half marathon!

  • Technician

    Chelsie Hackworth
    Veterinary Tech School: Brown Mackie

    Chelsie joined our Care Center staff in June 2013 and has an interest in Diagnostics, specifically in Laboratory Procedures and Parasitology.  She enjoys reading, basketball and horseback riding.  Chelsie and her husband Ryan enjoy a fur family including Duke a Saint Bernard, Tater a Shepherd Mix and Mimi a Domestic Shorthaired cat with an intention tremor that she adopted here at the Care Center.  Chelsea also has J.C. an American Quarterhorse Paint gelding.

  • Behavior Consultant

    Melissa Weaver

    Melissa is our certified instructor and dog trainer.  She has worked training a variety of dogs including: pet dogs, sled dogs, and guide dogs for the blind.  Melissa graduated with a double degree in both Zoology and Psychology and came to us in January 2010 after returning from training guide dogs in the United Kingdom.

    Melissa is the founder of Lodestar - Guiding Angels for the Blind, a non-profit organization promoting independence, confidence, self-esteem, and positive social support for children who are blind and visually impaired.