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Meet Our Veterinary Assistants

Veterinary Assistants are a crucial part of Bigger Road's medical team. Assisting with appointments, surgeries, overnight guests, and hospitalized patients, our experienced Veterinary Assistants ensure your pet's safety and comfort. Our Fear Free℠ standard of care would not be possible without them!

Shannon & Ellie

Shannon was born and raised in Kettering, OH. She has worked in the veterinary field for over 13 years. She Joined the Bigger Road family in 2005. She has a special interest in patient care and works hard to make sure all of our patients have the most comfortable, fear free, visit possible. She has a German Shepherd named Ellie and a Catahoula Mix named Sarge. Shannon enjoys spending her free time at home with her dogs.

Jenn Murphy

Jennifer was born in Xenia, Ohio. She has worked for Bigger Road for over 3 years. She enjoys her position in the clinic because of the hands on work she does with the animals. She graduated from veterinary technician school in 2012 but decided to become an assistant instead; to work with animals and be their voice. She has 3 cats; Jasper, Oreo and Shadow. In her spare time she enjoys baking and spending time with her family.


Susan has been with Bigger Road for 7 years as a Veterinary assistant. She enjoys the personal time with each animal that comes through the door. She has a Frenchie named Eve who she spends a lot of time with at home watching Netflix.

Yiselle & Guppy

Yiselle was born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania but moved to Puerto Rico soon after and lived there for 15 years. She started working with animals at the age of 17 and has since been working in animal related fields. She grew up around all types of furry friends but she currently just owns a kitten named Guppy. Yiselle has been a certified Veterinary Assistant since 2013 and as of recent is a Certified Fear Free Professional.

Yiselle is a certified Fear Free Professional and the Team Lead for the Veterinary Assistant department.


Lindsay was born and raised in Ohio, and right after high school she took a leap of faith and took a position at a local emergency practice and fell in love with Veterinary Medicine! In 2014 she married her best friend and they moved to North Carolina for the remainder of his enlistment in the United States Marine Corps! They moved home to Waynesville in early 2017 and live, happily, with their four rescue dogs and two ball pythons! In her free time she enjoy spending time with her family, fishing, hiking and helping her husband restore their 88 Ford Bronco!


Catina grew up in New Lebanon Ohio. She decided to work with animals at a very young age. She went to Miami Valley career Technology Center where she was in the Veterinary Tech program for her junior and senior year, and is currently going to Sinclair community college to become a Veterinary Technician. Catina came to us with 1 year previous experience in the veterinary field. She hopes to one day become a Veterinarian.


Jenna is a veterinary assistant here at Bigger Road. She grew up in the area and was a client with her families animals for 15 years. Now, she is part-time employee and a full-time student in dietetics and nutrition. She hopes to incorporate her passion for nutrition with her passion for animals one day. Outside of school and work, she enjoys fostering puppy's from 4 Paws for ability and working with horses out at the barn. Her favorite dog breed is the Golden Retriever!

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