VCA Swengel Animal Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Technician Supervisor

    Beth Baker

    Beth Baker began her tenure at Swengel Animal Hospital as a receptionist in 1990. She later trained to become a veterinary assistant, and then a veterinary technician before taking over as nursing supervisor. Beth enjoys being part of the hospital's caring, compassionate staff and she loves getting to know clients and their pets. At home, Beth cares for two chihuahuas, Sly and Kiwi. Beth's hobbies include reading, going to the gym and cheering her husband on in cycling competitions.

  • Registered Veterinary Technician

    Michael Jackson

    Michael graduated in 1995 from Parkland College veterinary technician program in Champaign Illinois.  Michael joined VCA Swengel Animal Hospital in 2004 and is in charge of laboratory maintenance and quality control.  Some of Michael's favorite aspects of veterinary medicine include Parasitology (Michael is often called "the bug boy"), client education and interacting with their pets. Michael loves working with animals and is proud of the high level of care and compassion provided by the entire staff at VCA Swengel Animal Hospital.  Michael has been happily married for 25 years and loves bicycling, tennis, entomology, astronomy and reading history.  He also serves as the children's minister at his church.

  • Registered Veterinary Technician

    Erin Noonan

    Erin Noonan has been working with animals since she was 14 years old. Now a licensed veterinary technician, Erin has been part of the Swengel staff since she received her Associate's Degree in Applied Science and Animal Health in 1990. The quality of animal care, the attention to patients and the caring staff are among the many reasons Erin enjoys working at Swengel Animal Hospital. Erin is a member of many professional organizations, including the Indiana Veterinary Technicians Association, the Ohio Association of Veterinary Technicians and the North American Veterinary Technician Association. In her spare time, Erin enjoys cooking and watching sports with her son. Her family also includes her dog, Big Jake Jr., and her two cats Tracy and Jay-Jay.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    April Lambrou

    A native of Elwood, Indiana, veterinary assistant April Lambrou joined the Swengel staff in 2001. April enjoys the family-like atmosphere at the hospital. April can often be found camping and walking trails with her two dogs, Sunny Day and Sadie. She also enjoys shopping and spending time with family and friends.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Shelby Davis

    Veterinary assistant Shelby Davis joined the Swengel staff in 1995. Shelby finds working with animals to be rewarding and enjoys the friendly atmosphere at the hospital. Shelby's hobbies include gardening, cooking, crafting and going to parks with her energetic daughter, Sara, close behind. Shelby's family also includes her dog Mocha and her cats, Cupcake and Hiro.


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency during normal business hours, please call us immediately. If you have an emergency outside of our normal business hours, please contact a local emergency animal hospital.