Meet the Team


Meet the Team

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Veterinarians


Jim Holscher </br> Veterinarian photo

Jim Holscher
Veterinarian

When did you begin working at AVC?: Since its inception in 1983
What does your job entail?:  Examining and treating large and small animals.
What is a typical day like?:  There is no such thing as a ‘typical’ day.  Most days are filled with a mixture of office hours, surgeries, emergencies, farm visits, and lots of phone calls.
What is your favorite memory from work?:  There have been so many odd cases and eccentric clients, which makes it difficult to choose.  Perhaps my favorite memory is the dog that was brought in for examination because it was copiously drooling and was unable to eat.  The owner was convinced the dog had rabies.  After a thorough physical examination and radiograph, I was happy to inform the client that their dog did not have rabies, but rather a large cornstalk that was lodged in it’s stomach/esophagus.
What is a common question you get from customers?:  “What would you do if this were your dog/cat/horse/goat/cow/chicken/etc?”
What do you like most about your job?:  Two things:  1. the variety of species and cases that are seen daily; and 2. feeling appreciated by clients and staff. 
Where are you from:  Vincennes, IN.
Where did you go to school?: Vincennes University, Purdue University.
What do you like to do when  you aren’t working?: Play with grandkids, tend to my cows, goats, chickens, cats and dogs.
What is a fun fact about you that many people may not know?: My ancestors were all farmers.  I have 9 siblings.  My wife, Sher and I have been married for 40 years and we have 4 daughters.  Our daughters and their husbands have blessed us with 9 grandkids, and every one of them is special.
What is your famous quote?: Respect can’t be demanded- it has to be earned.
What is your claim to fame (work or personal life)?: I wouldn’t call it fame- but there are two things that are most important to me and that I am incredibly grateful for:
1. Providing veterinary services to the Wabash Valley for over 3 decades, and 
2. Being “Pop” to 9 very special grandchildren.

Troy Lowdermilk </br> Veterinarian photo

Troy Lowdermilk
Veterinarian

When did you begin working at AVC?:  2011
What is your favorite memory from work?:  I always enjoy the feeling after successful c-sections with all the newborn puppies, kittens or pigs.
What do you like most about your job?:  The satisfaction of knowing you can help improve the bond between a pet and it’s owner.
Where are you from?:  Center Point, IN.
What do you like to do when you aren’t working?:  Work with my show pigs, watch sports and fishing.
What is your claim to fame (work or personal life)?:  Apparently I look like Matthew Broderick.

Hospital Staff


Megan Holscher Bilyeu Office Manager/Critical Care Coordinator  photo

Megan Holscher Bilyeu Office Manager/Critical Care Coordinator

How long have you worked at AVC?:  Technically, I started working in the kennel the summer of 1991, when my Dad paid me $1/hour to clean cages and give baths.  I was hired as an official employee in July of 2003 working as a part-time Receptionist.  I worked my way up to a full-time Receptionist and now Office Manager.
What is your current position/job title?:  I wear a lot of different hats, but I think the Office Manager/Critical Care Coordinator title covers most of the tasks for which I am responsible. 
What does your job entail?: A little bit of this, and a little bit of that….I have my hands in projects all around the Clinic.  Ultimately, I am responsible for payroll, maintaining the staff schedule, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Inventory, and helping to fill in the gap wherever needed.  My favorite place to work is at the front desk, where I can interact with pets and their human companions, but I am always willing to help out in the kennel and exam rooms if needed.  
What do you like about your job?: Of course I love the pets, but more than anything, I love the feeling of knowing that something I did, or helped do, had a positive impact on someone else.  You just never know how one small thing that you do can have a significant impact on someone else’s day.   
Where are you from?:  I was raised in South-Eastern rural Vigo county, and attended college at St. Mary-of-the-Woods College.  Terre Haute is the only home my husband, Mark, and I have ever known.  
What do you like to do when you aren’t working?:  Spend time with my son son, Knox, and our dogs, Sam and Sioux.  Together, we enjoy traveling, swimming, riding bikes, and working on projects around our house.  I also love learning and practicing yoga, and just completed my 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training!
What is your famous quote?:
“What if life isn’t happening to you? What if the hard stuff, the amazing stuff, the love, the joy, the hope,
the fear, the weird stuff, the funny stuff, the stuff that takes you so low you’re lying on the floor crying
and thinking, ‘how did I get here?!?’ . . . What if none of it is happening TO you? What if all of it is happening
FOR you?” ~Rachel Hollis
What is your claim to fame?:  I got my left leg broken by a cow and walked on it for 10 days before I realized it was broken.  At that point, I figured I had made it through 10 days of pain, so what was the point of seeing a doctor.  I purchased an air cast, wore it diligently for 10 weeks, and haven’t had any issues since the incident.  
Name:  Lora Pilotte
When did you begin working at AVC?: March 2017
What is your current position/job title?: Receptionist
What do you like about your job?:  I enjoy all areas of my job, but I really love watching the love and bond our senior clients have with their pets. 
What do you like to do when you aren’t working?:  Raising and exhibiting livestock- specifically Dairy Goats. 
What is your famous quote?:  “It is what it is” and “Make it a great day!”

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 

How long have you worked at AVC?:  September 2019
What does your job entail?:  Collecting medical history for patients, running labs, preparing/reading fecals, taxing x-rays, educating clients, assisting doctors, triaging patients, prepping surgery patients
What is a typical day like?:  I spend my morning in surgery and then in the afternoon, I switch to appointments.  They both always have something interesting going on.  
What’s a common question you get from customers?: “Do you like your job?”  My response: “I love my job!”
What do you like about your job?:
Everyday is different, and I always learn something new.  Plus, all of my patients are cute. 
Where are you from?:  I was born in Indiana, but grew up in Texas
What do you like to do when you aren’t working?:  Spend time with my husband and animals.  I have 3 cats, 3 dogs, and 9 chickens.  
What is your claim to fame?:  My sense of humor

Kim </br> Treatment Team Member photo

Kim 
Treatment Team Member

When did you begin working at AVC?: 2004 
What is your favorite work-related memory?:  The day a client passed out and the kid goat that was laying on the wet table fell off and landed on my head.
What is a common question you get from customers?:  “Can you or do you have the time to cut my pets’ nails?”
What do you like most about your job?:  Caring for the animals
Where did you go to school?:  Northview
What do you like to do when you aren’t working?:  Spend time with my husband and family, spending time and being on the farm to care for my livestock.
Who are your favorite sports teams?:  Washington Redskins and whoever is playing the New England Patriots
What is your claim to fame (work or personal life)?:  Being honest, even when it hurts. 

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> Treatment Team Member/Patient Care Coordinator photo

Jami 
Treatment Team Member/Patient Care Coordinator

When did you begin working at AVC?: September 2018
What does your job entail?:  Caring for the pets that came in and helping them feel better.
What is your favorite memory from work?:  Being able to see sick pets get better and go back home to their owners.
What do you like to do when you aren’t working?:  Laying on the couch with my animals watching Netflix.
Who are your favorite sports teams?:  Kansas City Chiefs, Milwaukee Brewers and the Indiana Pacers.

Amanda </br> Treatment Team Member photo

Amanda 
Treatment Team Member

When did you begin working at AVC?: August 2019
What does your job entail?:  Intake of surgical patients.  Calming and comforting stressed patients and owners.  Running pre-anesthesia diagnostics, IV catheter placement, drug administration, intubation, surgical prep, assist the veterinarian as needed, and post-op patient care.
What do you like most about your job?:  Being that comforting, calming face that is able to ease the owner and patient’s nerves.
What do you like to do when you aren’t working?:  Volunteer at the Exotic Feline Rescue Center, gardening, farm duties, riding, traveling, reading hanging with all animals, K9 Obedience.
What is a fun fact about you that many people may not know?:  I have 14 nieces and nephews, and 14 great nieces and nephews!
What is your claim to fame (work or personal life?):  In my personal life, I hold a variety of certifications in regards to canine behavior.  I pride myself in understanding animal communication and body language, thus helping frustrated pets and owners communicate better and live harmoniously. 

Sarah </br> Kennel Technician photo

Sarah 
Kennel Technician

How long have you worked at AVC?:  September 2019
What does your job entail?:  Watching boarded pets, cleaning and helping when/where needed around the Clinic- cleaning up after pets/kennel, responsible for knowing those dogs behavior to notice changes in behavior or health during their stay.
What do you like most about your job?:  Getting dogs to loosen up and relax while staying with us!  It is really satisfying when a dog feels comfortable around you, especially when they come in so nervous. 
Where are you from?:  Brazil, IN
Where did you go to school?:  Northview High School
What do you like to do when you aren’t working?:  My husband and I usually frequent wrestling shows on weekends. 
What is your famous quote?:  “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” ~ Heraclitus 
 

Megan W. </br> Kennel Attendant photo

Megan W.
Kennel Attendant

When did you begin working at AVC?:  April 2020
What does your job entail?:  Care and comfort any and all animals in my area.
What do you like about your job?:  The environment and the animals!
Where are you from?:  Clay City, IN
Who are your favorite sports teams?:  Chicago Cubs
What is your claim to fame?:  Happiness and hard work

Jamie Hoesman </br> Receptionist  photo

Jamie Hoesman
Receptionist 

When did you begin working at AVC?: Since April 2019
What is your job title?:  Receptionist 
What does your job entail?:  Customer service, answering phones, scheduling appointments, refilling medications, getting charts ready.
Favorite memory from work?:  Being in the right place at the right time- getting the opportunity to help Dr. Holscher place a feeding tube for a cat, and assisting with c-sections.
Where are you from?:  Terre Haute, IN
Who are your favorite sports teams?: St. Louis Cardinals.
What is your famous quote?:  Seriously?! 

Autumn Miller </br> Receptionist photo

Autumn Miller
Receptionist

When did you begin working at AVC?: May 2010
What does your job entail?:  Answering phone calls, scheduling appointments, welcoming clients/patients with a smile, accepting payments, preparing medical charts
What is a typical day like?:  I’m usually really busy meeting and greeting our new fluffy friends.  
Favorite memory from work?:  AVC Fall Parties
What’s a common question you get from customers?:  “What flea prevention do you recommend?”
What do you like about your job?:  I love getting to know and create a bond with all of our patients and their humans.  
Where are you from?:  Brazil, Indiana- Born and Raised!
Where did you go to school?:  Northview High School
What do you like to do when you aren’t working?:  Spending as much time as I can with my son!
Who are your favorite sports teams?:  I don’t really watch sports.
What’s a fun fact about you many people may not know?:  I’ve lived on the same property my entire life. 
What is your famous quote?:  When life gives you lemons, throw them back really, really hard!
What is your claim to fame?:  My excellent cake decoratin

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 - 6:00 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 - 6:00 pm

Saturday 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Sunday Closed