Veterinary Support

  • Technician Supervisor

    Janelle Riggleman
    Veterinary Tech School: Purdue University

    Janelle Riggleman is our Technical Supervisor. She is a Registered Veterinary Technician with a bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Technology from Purdue University. Although RVTs have many career options, Janelle enjoys working in the hospital setting because her passion is helping pets and their people. She aspires to continue work within this environment and eventually become Certified Practice Manager and manage all aspects of a Veterinary Hospital. Janelle shares her life with two Labradoodles;  Jack and Fitch, and four cats; Josie, Calvin, Harley and Ninja.


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Nichole Cunningham

    As part of high school, Nichole attended J. Everrett Light Career Center and graduated from their Veterinary Assistant program. She marked seven years of service to VCA in November 2014. Nichole enjoys working with and caring for exotic animals and has experience with a huge variety of reptiles, birds, pocket pets, and large mammals  She is a great resource for husbandry advice for those people who wish to expand their pet experience beyond dogs and cats and is an expert at helping people choose the best pet for their home. Nichole has always volunteered to foster pets in need and has helped to rescue countless animals. Nichole’s dogs are Tanner; a Bull Mastiff, Sophie; a St. Bernard, Mucho Grande; a Chihuahua, Reese Cup the Peekapoo, and Rose the Shih Tzu. The rest of her menagerie consists of a prairie dog, two parrots, two red pine squirrels, a hedgehog, a kangaroo, and two sugar gliders!


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Tonye McKissick

    Tonye started in the veterinary field in 2005, immediately knowing that this was her passion. She loves helping others learn how to care for their furry loved ones and nursing the sick back to good health. Outside of work, Tonye enjoys spending time painting, crocheting, and reading. She currently resides in Pendleton, IN with her husband, two children, and two dogs: Buddy and Dexter.


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Desi Rybolt
    School: Indiana University

    Originally from Kentucky, Desi lives in Indianapolis her cat Midnight (aka Nightmare), and her snake Jonfen. She volunteers at the Indianapolis Zoo Oceans Biome in her free time and, when she gets the chance, SCUBA dives there with the cownose rays, dogfish and wobbegong sharks, and occasionally the eels. She loves diving, video gaming, and music!

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