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T. C.

Client Services Representative

T.C. has been an animal lover all his life, but he’s also been a “people person” for as long as he can remember. As a Client Services Representative here at 30th Street Animal Hospital, he gets the best of both worlds! T.C. has been serving the area’s pets and animal owners here for more than 10 years.

T.C. worked in the insurance field shortly after moving to Indiana, then applied at a local emergency pet hospital. It was through his connections there that he was introduced to Dr. Barnes and the team here at 30th Street Animal Hospital. He’s been here ever since! T.C. is particularly fond of greeting clients and patients at the front desk and jumping in to help out in the exam rooms whenever needed.

Outside of work, T.C. is an avid gamer and also likes to dabble in video production. He has four dogs and a cat at home.

Kim Taylor

Veterinary Technician

Kim moved around quite a bit as a child, and her family’s Cocker Spaniel quickly became her best friend in the world. She cannot remember a time in her life when she wasn’t caring for pets! When the opportunity arose for her to enter the world of veterinary care, she didn’t hesitate. Now, Kim is proud to serve the pets and animal owners of Indianapolis as one of 30th Street Animal Hospital’s Veterinary Technicians.

Kim began her animal-care journey in DeLand, Florida, where she started working for a boarding kennel. She would remain there for the next seven years, developing a foundational knowledge of veterinary medicine that serves her well to this day. Next, Kim moved to North Carolina and signed on with a local clinic, learning even more from her boss and close confidant who had previously worked as a professor of veterinary medicine at Ohio State University.

After relocating to Indiana, Kim joined the 30th Street Animal Hospital family in January of 2006. She’s been serving the pets and animal parents of the area ever since—Kim especially enjoys performing dental procedures and forming lasting bonds with her patients and their owners. She’s also an avid pet foster parent, and is proud to have successfully raised, fostered, and re-homed hundreds of kittens over the years!

Kim and her husband have six children between them, as well as multiple grandchildren. They share their home with one cat, Romeo, as well as three dogs. When she isn’t spending time with her family and pets or tending to the area’s animal companions here at the clinic, Kim can be found relaxing with a good book or tending to her garden.

Abbey Martin

Veterinary Technician

Abbey is a pet owner herself. She knows just how she would like her own animal companions to be treated, so she strives to impart that level of care and comfort to the pet parents of the area here at 30th Street Animal Hospital! Abbey helps pets daily as a member of the clinic’s Veterinary Technician team.

Abbey is originally from Rantoul, Illinois and attended Austin Peay State University in Tennessee, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in agriculture with a concentration in veterinary technology. In total, she’s been working with animals professionally for more than eight years—she’s had experience in everything from shelter medicine and animal-control facilities to emergency and critical-care hospitals! Abbey’s favorite part of veterinary medicine, though, is getting to treat a variety of patients in general practice. She’s particularly fond of assisting with surgeries and performing dental cleanings.

When she’s not at work, Abbey enjoys playing the guitar, watching a good mystery movie on Netflix, and cuddling up with a good book and her two cats at home. Her feline companions are Lilo, a three-year-old female, and a two-year-old male named Salem.

Lindsay Curran

Client Services Representative

Lindsay decided to become a member of the veterinary profession for one simple reason: she’s always adored animals of all shapes and sizes, and wanted to give something back to the pets who have given her so much. Here at 30th Street Animal Hospital, she’s able to do just that every day! Lindsay serves the area’s pets and animal owners as a Client Services Representative.

Lindsay is originally from Florida but grew up here in Indianapolis. She launched her animal-care journey at another local pet-care facility, where she would hone her skills for nearly five years, and earned her animal behavior degree from Indiana University during that time. Lindsay interned with Bloomington Animal Care and Control and also completed an internship with the Indianapolis Zoo, where she got to work with wild birds and penguins. In September of 2018, she was thrilled to become a member of the 30th Street Animal Hospital family—Lindsay has been helping the area’s pets and animal parents ever since!

Lindsay’s interests outside of veterinary medicine include reading, acting, and spending time with her own pets at home. She has seven animal companions: Peanut Butter, Jasmine, Sophie, Clyve, Urby, Maleficent, and Sven.

Nicole Anderson

Client Services Representative

Like every member of the 30th Street Animal Hospital family, Nicole has adored animals ever since her earliest days. She’s also been helping others in the customer service industry for 20 years. When the opportunity arose for her to combine her experience in client care with her love for pets, she jumped at the chance! Nicole is a proud member of the clinic’s Client Services Representative team.

Originally from Asheville, North Carolina, Nicole graduated from high school as a state champion in basketball, and continued on to play college ball at Southern Wesleyan University in South Carolina. After playing for two years and dealing with a few injuries, she made the decision to take a new path—Nicole moved to Indianapolis, Indiana and launched her career in retail management. She would spend the next two decades making sure customers had a great experience each and every time!

When she’s not at work, Nicole enjoys playing the guitar. As the retail world continued to change, Nicole decided to look for another career path and get back to something she had always loved: animals. That’s when she joined the team here at 30th Street Animal Hospital! Nicole couldn’t be happier with her choice, and she loves to meet and greet pet owners and their adorable companions here at the clinic.

Nicole’s interests away from the office include camping, enjoying a great IPA by the fire, and hiking with her four dogs—Sammy, Bruno, Harley, and Belle. She also loves to cheer on her favorite basketball teams, the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Tennessee Lady Vols.

Lauren Francis

Customer Service Representative

When Lauren was younger, she had to say goodbye to a frail pet. This experience, while sad and emotional, also served as inspiration to pursue a career that would allow her to help others when their pets were sick or injured. As a customer service representative here at 30th Street, Lauren is able to do just that on a daily basis!

Lauren’s journey into the animal care industry began at two different boarding facilities. While there, she witnessed a few medical emergencies, including a dog who suffered from seizures. Helping out with these cases made Lauren realize she wanted to try working in a veterinary clinic. After spending some time at an emergency clinic, Lauren decided to look for something that would feel more like family. She found what she was looking for at 30th Street in November of 2022. 

Outside of the clinic, Lauren’s fur family consists of three dogs and two cats. Milo is a goofy pit bull mix who loves to sunbathe. Kane is an easy-going snuggler who is determined to be a lap dog, despite his 50-pound frame. Fae is a German shepherd mix who loves running around and making new friends. Then there’s Athena, who loves to sleep on top of people, and Deku, a sweet boy who has three legs.Aside from animals, Lauren’s other passion is playing the cello, something she’s been doing since the 7th grade. When she’s playing, she is able to escape all of her problems and find peace.

Charlotte Sherman

Registered Veterinary Technician

Ever since she was young, Charlotte has been passionate about animals great and small. Steve Irwin was her biggest role model, and she dreams of eventually working with wild animals in some capacity. While she considers herself a cat person, she still loves dogs, she also loves rats, ferrets, snakes, lizards, and birds. She’s been a vet tech since 2016, but recently joined the staff here in 2021.

Despite being born in California, she was raised in Indianapolis since she was 4 years old-even at a young age she wanted to work with animals, her first job idea being “pet detective”. Her first pet was a rat named Blackberry. She went through the Perry School District, and then went to International Business College’s Vet Tech Institute, graduating in 2015, and becoming licensed in 2016. She worked at a clinic down on the southside after graduation, until 2020, when the doctor shut the practice down, then started working at Indyvet. She missed the connection with clients that she got in GP, so when Dr. Speiser mentioned he had an opening for a technician at 30th street, she jumped at the opportunity.

When she’s not working at the clinic she’s playing video games, singing off key, or playing with her pets. She has 5 cats–9 year old male Bagheera, 9 year old female Sheva, 3 year old females Dinah and Freya, and 4 month old female Isis–and 2 dogs–10 year old male Chihuahua/Dachshund mix Toby, and 1 year old male mini poodle Merlot.


Veterinary Assistant

For as long as Madison Johnson can remember, she has always had an interest in animals and their wellbeing. When she got the opportunity to join the 30th Street team as a Veterinary Assistant, she jumped at the chance!

Maddie’s goal is to attend college and become a Registered Veterinary Technician. She is eager to expand her knowledge in animal medicine and continue to help our patients enjoy long, happy and healthy lives.

At home, Maddie is ‘mom’ to two cats: a tortie named Winnie and a Persian tabby named Applesauce.

Emilee Rios

Technician Assistant

I am very passionate about the lives and well-being of animals.I have always wanted to make a difference in the world not only for people but for the animals. I went to school to become a medical assistant and phlebotomist. While working at a doctors office, i was volunteering at animal control. I later started working there. I started saving lives of the animals and doing my best to make sure they were placed in a perfect forever home. I have rescued small animals, 2 cats and one dog. I have a total of 4 dogs, 2 cats, 4 budgies, 1 guinea pig, and 2 ferrets. I am a mom of two wonderful toddlers. My goal in life is to improve the lives of all the creatures we share our earth with. We can all make a difference.

Elizabeth Fox

Veterinary Technician Assistant

When Lizzie was a small child, she spent most of her free time playing vet with her stuffed animals. Even at that young of an age, she and everyone around her knew she was destined to work in animal care. Growing up with dogs only solidified this for her. As a veterinary technician assistant, Lizzie is thrilled to be living her childhood dream each and every day.

Lizzie attended Purdue University for biology, during which time she also worked at a local kennel. Upon graduation in 2022, she completed a life science apprenticeship at the Indianapolis Zoo, at which point she decided to pursue a career in veterinary technology. Lizzie joined the 30th Street Animal Hospital team and is currently completing her coursework at Penn Foster. Her favorite part of the job is seeing animals go home feeling better than when they arrived, and knowing she played a part in their care.

At home, Lizzie has one fur baby of her own: a dog named Ruby who loves to chase squirrels in the backyard and go swimming in the pool. When she’s not busy working or studying, Lizzie enjoys crocheting, doing Pilates, and trying fun nail art designs.

Stephanie Wilkerson

Veterinary Technician Assistant

Bio coming soon.

Alyssa Nelson

Technician Assistant

As a Veterinary Technician Assistant, Alyssa brings a passion for animal care and a dedication to ensuring the well-being of our furry friends. With a degree in Biology, a minor in Chemistry, and a keen interest in veterinary medicine, Alyssa plays a crucial role in supporting the veterinary team in various clinical tasks. She is a proud owner of two dogs named Ava and Sophie. In her free time she enjoys hiking, spending time with family/friends, and traveling.

Alyssa is adept at assisting in examinations, handling and restraining animals, and providing essential care under the guidance of experienced veterinarians. Her attention to detail and compassionate approach assists in creating a comfortable and safe environment for both patients and their owners. Whether it’s preparing treatment rooms, administering medications, or offering a reassuring presence to anxious pets, Alyssa contributes wholeheartedly to the seamless operation of the veterinary clinic.

In addition to her technical skills, Alyssa possesses excellent communication and interpersonal abilities, fostering positive relationships with clients and colleagues alike. Her genuine love for animals and dedication to providing top-notch care make Alyssa an indispensable member of the veterinary healthcare team.

Beth Skadberg

Registered Veterinary Technician

Ever since I was a little girl, I have always wanted to work with animals! I then attended International Business College and Vet Tech Institute and officially became an RVT in January of 2023! Although I haven’t been an RVT for long, I already have a lot of different experiences! I worked for another GP a few years back and then decided to move on to emergencies. I worked at IndyVet Emergency & Specialty Hospital for about a year, and then I decided to go PRN there and work at 30th Street Animal Hospital full-time!

On another note I also did some work during my externship at the Indianapolis Zoo and I got to assist the zoo staff at the hospital and I even got the opportunity to return after my externship to help with another tusk removal procedure on one of the elephants!

Although I still help out at both IndyVet and the Indianapolis Zoo, I personally feel that 30th Street Animal Hospital is my home and I enjoy every day that I get to spend with my coworkers, patients, and their owners! I love the connections I get to make with everyone here, and I look forward to helping and getting to know both you and your fur babies!

When I’m not at work I enjoy spending time at home with my two dogs (Koda and Brinley), my cat (Kora), and my fiancé. You can also find me cooking, baking, or making creations with my Cricut!

Kirsten Southwood

Registered Veterinary Technician

Before Kristen came to be where she is now, she was just a little girl working hard in school with the hopes to save animals someday. Prior to joining the 30th Street Team, she started her animal career at Animal Care and Control Services as an adoptions counselor and a volunteer. This is where she acquired the skills to handle the most unpredictable animals. She even developed a soft spot for animals who were most unloved or misunderstood. After a few years she quickly developed the urge and need to accomplish more.

She found herself applying to 30th Street Animal Hospital as a veterinary assistant and started in July of 2019. She has since then completed approximately 5 years of college, graduated from Vet Tech Institute at International Business College, and became a Registered Veterinary Technician. She has externed at the Indianapolis Zoo where she got to work with a variety of different species. She has even worked for VCA Emergency Animal Hospital where she owned her skills of remaining calm in the toughest of situations. No matter where she has accomplished or where she has gone, she’s always found herself back at 30th Street Animal Hospital with what she considers to be her “Dream Team”. Kristen enjoys working with the team at 30th Street but loves educating clients and working with the toughest of cases more, as her passion dives deep into those that need the help the most.

When she is not at work, you will most likely find her at her home studying to improve her skills, cuddling her pets, or out with friends and family.