Technician SupervisorKatie 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 Roxy, a fawn boxer.
In her spare time, Katie enjoys running, reading, gardening, baking and in 2011 began participating in 5K races.
Veterinary AssistantJustina Jenkins
Justina came to the Care Center in October of 2009 as a kennel assistant. She has since added receptionist, vet assistant and bather to her list of duties, becoming a professional multi-tasker.
Justina is currently enrolled with Columbus State Community College in their veterinary technician course.
Justina has 5 fur-babies, Luci Diamond, a pug/chihuahua mix, Brutis Lee, a rat terrier, Sophia Marie, a fox terrier mix, Finnigan Eugene, a chinese crested mix and DOC Matthew a domestic medium-haired, white & tabby cat.
Justina would eventually like to have her own terrier rescue.
Behavior ConsultantMelissa 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.