Meet the Team


Meet the Team

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Veterinarians


Jim Holscher </br> Veterinarian photo

Jim Holscher
Veterinarian

What kind of pet(s) do you have?

  • Cats (Zeb, our indoor cat) and too many barn cats to name!
  • Dogs (Babe, a four-year-old Rat Terrier and Gal, a one-year-old Boston Terrier)
  • Saanan, Alpine and LaMancha Goats (approximately 25)
  • Beef Cattle (approximately 20)
  • Chickens (approximately 20)

Why do you work in the veterinary industry?

I chose this profession many years ago because I felt it would be interesting and challenging.  It has proven to be both.  I consider myself lucky to have a job that for the most part is a pleasure- it doesn’t really feel like “work”.

What animal do you think most closely matches your personality? 

An Irish Wolfhound (quiet, loyal and mellow)

Name at least one thing you’re willing to spend more money on to make sure you get the best quality.

Socks and underwear

What are your favorite things to do outside of work?

Play with grandkids and play “farm”.

If all jobs had the exact same salary, which career would you want?

I’d be a part-time practicing DVM and full-time Pop.

Troy Lowdermilk </br> Veterinarian photo

Troy Lowdermilk
Veterinarian

What kind of pet(s) do you have?

Dogs, cats, chickens, pigs and cows

Why do you work in the veterinary industry?

I like the relationships you build with clients and staff. 

What animal do you think most closely matches your personality?

A Goldendoodle

Name at least one thing you’re willing to spend more money on to make sure you get the best quality.

Trucks

What are your favorite things to do outside of work?

Fish and work with showpigs.

If all jobs had the exact same salary, which career would you want?

Fulltime Showpig Farmer

Hospital Staff


Megan Holscher Bilyeu Office Manager/Critical Care Coordinator  photo

Megan Holscher Bilyeu Office Manager/Critical Care Coordinator

What kind of pet(s) do you have?

We have a boy named Sioux! A two-and-a-half year old cockapoo.

Why do you work in the veterinary industry?

Initially, I started working at AVC in 2003 because I was tired of waiting tables and wanted a steadier income.  My job was supposed to be temporary until I graduated from SMWC, but I realized that I loved the pets, people and environment and I didn’t want to work anywhere else. 

What animal do you think most closely matches your personality? 

A Penguin.  And my feet are always cold. Aggressive yet gentle, outgoing but shy, stable yet flighty.

Name at least one thing you’re willing to spend more money on to make sure you get the best quality.

  • Pet food (anyone who has a pet with allergies can relate!)
  • Vacation
  • Skincare

What are your favorite things to do outside of work?

  • Spend time with my husband (Mark), our seven-year-old son (Knox), and Sioux. 
  • I also really enjoy doing yoga!  In 2020, I completed my 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training (but am yet to teach a class!)

If all jobs had the exact same salary, which career would you want?

I would want to be a Hippie Spirit Junkie Momma: 

  • World-Traveler
  • Yoga/Breathwork Facilitator
  • Skincare Expert
  • Wellness Practitioner



Cathy </br> Receptionist photo

Cathy 
Receptionist

When did you begin working at AVC?

May 2000

What’s a common question you get from customers?

 “Why do I have to give heartworm/flea/tick prevention during the winter?”

What do you like about your job?

Getting to know the clients one-on-one.

Where are you from?

 Hymera, Indiana

Where did you go to school?

North Vigo

What do you like to do when you aren’t working? 

Watch my oldest granddaughter play sports and the youngest granddaughter play with Moana toys.

Who are your favorite sports teams?

 IU

Chelsey </br> Treatment Team Member  photo

Chelsey
 Treatment Team Member 

What kind of pet(s) do you have?

  • Runa- German Shorthair Pointer 
  • June- Pitbull
  • Bandit- Hound mix
  • 4 cats- Theo, Tormund, Ivar, and Patches

Why do you work in the veterinary industry?

My love for animals.  

Name at least one thing you’re willing to spend more money on to make sure you get the best quality.

Pet care and vehicle maintenance

What are your favorite things to do outside of work?

Spend time with my husband and animals. 

If all jobs had the exact same salary, which career would you want?

Animal Behaviorist

Emily </br> Treatment Team Member photo

Emily 
Treatment Team Member

When did you begin working at AVC?

May 2011

What is your favorite work-related memory?

When we have meal carry-ins 😊

What do you like most about your job?

Building a relationship with the patients.

Who are your favorite sports teams?

Baltimore Ravens

What is a fun fact about you that many people may not know?  

I taught myself how to play drums and guitar. 

What is your famous quote or expression?

 “Oh My Lanta”, or “Sweet Jesus!”

Jami </br> Kennel Attendant photo

Jami 
Kennel Attendant

What kind of pet(s) do you have?

I have 2 dogs and 2 cats. 

Why do you work in the veterinary industry?

I have always had a love of animals and I haven’t had a desire to work in any other industry besides the veterinary field. 

What animal do you think most closely matches your personality? 

A dog.

Name at least one thing you’re willing to spend more money on to make sure you get the best quality.

Anything for my husband and son. 

What are your favorite things to do outside of work?

Spending time with my family, reading, and going to church. 

If all jobs had the exact same salary, which career would you want?

A Zoologist

Amanda </br> Treatment Team Member photo

Amanda 
Treatment Team Member

What kind of pet(s) do you have?

Donkeys, goats, horses, long-horn cattle, dogs and cats

Why do you work in the veterinary industry?

Because I enjoy animals/animal husbandry and owner education. 

Name at least one thing you’re willing to spend more money on to make sure you get the best quality.

Shoes!

What are your favorite things to do outside of work?

Anything outside, riding horses, traveling and reading

Megan W. </br> Kennel Attendant photo

Megan W.
Kennel Attendant

What kind of pet(s) do you have?

3 dogs, 1 cat and a bearded dragon 

Why do you work in the veterinary industry?

Because of my love for animals. 

What animal do you think most closely matches your personality? 

A chihuahua!

Name at least one thing you’re willing to spend more money on to make sure you get the best quality.

Shoes!

What are your favorite things to do outside of work?

Camping with my husband and attending/watching baseball games. 

If all jobs had the exact same salary, which career would you want?

Sports Commentator



Jamie Hoesman </br> Receptionist  photo

Jamie Hoesman
Receptionist 

What kind of pet(s) do you have?

Yadi- Cat

Why do you work in the veterinary industry?

I like working with animals and seeing their different personalities. 

What animal do you think most closely matches your personality? 

Cat!

Name at least one thing you’re willing to spend more money on to make sure you get the best quality.

Vacation

What are your favorite things to do outside of work?

Hang out with my family, watch movies, play Disney Blitz on my phone. 

If all jobs had the exact same salary, which career would you want?

First career, I would say Housewife/Stay-At-Home Momma.  But as far as a working career outside the home, I would want a job as an ER nurse in a busy hospital. 

Autumn Miller </br> Receptionist photo

Autumn Miller
Receptionist

What kind of pet(s) do you have?

  • Gadsden- English Mastiff
  • Juneau- Australian Shepherd
  • Mable- Aussiedoodle
  • Layla and Jettie- Cats

Why do you work in the veterinary industry?

I love animals and love the bonds I make with pets and their owners.

What animal do you think most closely matches your personality? 

Definitely a cat- to a degree! Sometimes super-sweet and cuddly, sometimes feisty and annoyed.  

Name at least one thing you’re willing to spend more money on to make sure you get the best quality.

Anything for my son, Waylon. 

What are your favorite things to do outside of work?

Spending time with my husband, Ryan and my son, Waylon.  We love to go camping, go to the zoo- anything outside!

If all jobs had the exact same salary, which career would you want?

Stay-At-Home Momma.

Adrien Aker <br> Registered Veterinary Technician photo

Adrien Aker
Registered Veterinary Technician

What kind of pet(s) do you have?

Ripley- a Boxer

Why do you work in the veterinary industry?

Because I love helping animals. 

Name at least one thing you’re willing to spend more money on to make sure you get the best quality.

Dog food, coffee, hair products

What are your favorite things to do outside of work?

Hiking, taking Ripley on drives, shopping, and cooking

If all jobs had the exact same salary, which career would you want?

This one!  Or something in the psychology field.

Jordyn Bowen <br> Registered Veterinary Technician photo

Jordyn Bowen
Registered Veterinary Technician

What kind of pet(s) do you have?

  • 3 cats- Marshall, Archie and Ronnie
  • 3 dogs- Dottie the Boston Terrier, Una the Rough Coat Collie, and Zola the Hound Mix

Why do you work in the veterinary industry?

It is a fun way to connect with people and animals.  

What animal do you think most closely matches your personality? 

Any type of lap dog.  I love to hang out with “my people”!

Name at least one thing you’re willing to spend more money on to make sure you get the best quality.

Family vacations -and veterinary care, obviously! 😊

What are your favorite things to do outside of work?

Spend time with my family, play tennis, spend time with friends and their families.

If all jobs had the exact same salary, which career would you want?

Zoo Keeper

Riley Davis <br> Treatment Team Member photo

Riley Davis
Treatment Team Member

What kind of pet(s) do you have?

An Australian Sheperd and a Shih Tzu. 

Why do you work in the veterinary industry?

I love how rewarding it is to be able to work with animals and ensure they are their healthiest and happiest selves. 

Name at least one thing you’re willing to spend more money on to make sure you get the best quality.

  • Healthcare
  • Veterinary Care

What are your favorite things to do outside of work?

  • Workout
  • Run with my dog
  • Spend time with family and friends
  • Arts and crafts

If all jobs had the exact same salary, which career would you want?

Veterinarian with a specialty in Rehabilitation

Codi  photo

Codi

What kind of pet(s) do you have?

2 cats- Penelope and Milo

Why do you work in the veterinary industry?

I have always had a special place in my heart for all animals.  So it is truly an honor to be able to get to see so many different kinds of animals each day and meet so many great people along the way.

What animal do you think most closely matches your personality?

A Golden Retriever

Name at least one thing you’re willing to spend more money on to make sure you get the best quality.

My kiddos and any kind of body care like sugar scrubs and lotions.

What are your favorite things to do outside of work?

Spend time with my children.

If all jobs had the exact same salary, which career would you want?

Something with animals. 😊

Hannah  photo

Hannah

What kind of pet(s) do you have?

Batch- a male tabby cat

Why do you work in the veterinary industry?

I’ve always had a love for animals, eventually working my way towards surgery!

What animal do you think most closely matches your personality?

Definitely a sloth because I LOVE to sleep!

Name at least one thing you’re willing to spend more money on to make sure you get the best quality.

Coffee

What are your favorite things to do outside of work?

Making memories with my loved ones.

If all jobs had the exact same salary, which career would you want?

Running my own rescue center!

Airport Veterinary Clinic

1274 State Road 46

Terre Haute, Indiana, 47803


For general information, questions, appointment requests, call us at:

812-877-3087



Hours

Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Sunday Closed