Meet Our Registered Veterinary Technicians
All of the technicians at Bigger Road have degrees in their field, are licensed in the State of Ohio, and maintain their licensure through continuing education. They are also instrumental in creating a Fear Free℠ environment for your pet. We truly believe that our team of Registered Technicians is the most experienced, caring, and dedicated anywhere.
Dawn was born and raised in Sidney, Ohio where she began her "career" in veterinary medicine, while in high school, working as a receptionist and assistant at a mixed animal practice. She entered tech school at Columbus State Community College after the doctor at that practice encouraged her to attend. She graduated in 1993 with an Associate Degree in Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. She began working at Bigger Road Veterinary Clinic in 1997 and loves the constantly changing and challenging field of Veterinary Medicine and enjoys the never ending learning cycle of the progressive medicine practiced at BRVC.
Dawn is the Operations Manager, coordinating patient care across all of our departments. She is also a certified Fear Free Professional
Corey grew up in Columbus, OH. He started working for Bigger Road in 2012 after graduating from the Vet Tech Institute at Bradford school in Columbus. He became a technician to help those who were less able to help themselves. He enjoys the innovative technology that Bigger Road offers. The therapy laser being his favorite. He has 2 dogs; Lorelai, a Golden Retriever & Australian Shepherd mix and Madarao, a Husky & Shiba Inu mix. In his free time, he enjoys trail biking.
Corey is a certified Fear Free Professional and the Team Lead of our Registered Technician department.
Emily was raised in Beavercreek and resides in Greene County with her husband and two children. She earned her degree in veterinary technology in 1988 and has been a technician with Bigger Road since 1993. Emily finds all areas of veterinary medicine valuable but behavior work and developing our Fear Free initiative are the most meaningful to her. “Your pet’s physical and emotional comfort is what is most important to me.”
Jennifer was born and raised in Germantown, OH. She explored the State of Kentucky while attending the Vet Tech Program at Morehead State University. Jen joined the Bigger Road Family in May 2005. Since then, she has been involved in various projects and programs. Jen enjoys the continuous learning in the Veterinary field. Jen has a Pitbull named Harley, a Lab named Maggie and a cat named Hermione. Jen enjoys spending her free time with her family and friends.
Angie joined bigger road in 2006, she has a total of 28 years experience in the veterinary field. She lives with 6 dogs, 10 cats, 2 rabbits and a bird. In her spare time she likes to go boating, zumba fitness, 5k runs and chilling out on the couch with her 4-legged kids. She also likes to travel anywhere that is tropical.
Sarah earned her veterinary technology degree from Miami Jacobs Career College in 2012. She did her externship work in zoo medicine, then joined the Bigger Road family in 2013. Her main interests are alternative medicine, and nutrition. She and her husband, Kevin, live in Springboro with their two children, Violet and Maxwell, and their two cats, Cowboy and Bebop.
Jessie was born in the wonderful state of Oregon. She moved to Ohio when she was 7 years old and spent most of her childhood outside, catching tadpoles and climbing trees. In High school she went to MVCTC for Environmental Sciences, learning how to track wildlife, identify trees, and raise fish in a farm setting. After High School she went to Sinclair Community College to earn a Certificate as an EMT-B and as a Nurses Aide. She worked for a couple of years in both fields before going back to school for her true love, Veterinary Science. While in working toward her Associates in Veterinary Technology, she was hired on at Bigger Road Veterinary Clinic as an Assistant. She graduated in 2015, staying on at Bigger Road as a Technician. When not working, she enjoys hiking with her dogs, gardening, reading a good book, and leaning new things.
Erica graduated from Sanford Brown Institute of Fort Lauderdale, FL as a veterinary technician. In January 2013 she started her career in a one doctor practice and after 2.5 years ended up at Bigger Road Vet Clinic. She has been here since June 2015. Spencer is her eldest fur baby at 7 years old; He is a cocker spaniel and is lucky to be so cute. Tink is her 2nd fur baby at 4 years old; She is a pitbull/husky mix and is the sweetest, most obedient girl you could meet. Get a ball involved with these two and the game is over. Ducky is the final fur baby and only cat in the household, although, you couldn’t tell that she was of a different species. She was adopted February of 2016 as a feline leukemia positive cat. Luckily after a few months of blood tests it turned out that she is currently not feline leukemia positive, she's just a nice healthy cat. Feline leukemia could still be present but hiding in the bone marrow for months to years.
Nate has worked at Bigger Road Veterinary Center since October of 2012. Nate started as a Veterinary Assistant while going to Sinclair Community College to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. Nate now works as a Registered Veterinary Technician and has a particular interest in physical rehabilitation and therapeutic laser. He also works with a variety of patients in the underwater treadmill at our Springboro location. He is currently attending online classes at the University of Tennessee to become a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner(CCRP). Meanwhile, at home, he enjoys the company of his dog Philly and his two cats Pete and Cao.
Sarah grew up in northwest Indiana. She obtained a bachelor's degree in Animal Science from Purdue University in 2008. After school, she volunteered at the Indianapolis and Cincinnati zoos. She moved to the Dayton area with her husband in 2009. After working as a veterinary assistant for a few years, she decided she wanted more responsibility and obtained her Veterinary Technology degree from the University of Cincinnati in 2017. She currently lives in Dayton with her husband and 2 dogs.
Lily was born in Lima Ohio, but grew up in Troy. She graduated with an associates in Veterinary Technology from Miami-Jacobs in 2014. She really enjoyed college and furthering her knowledge in the medical field. She moved to Dayton to obtain her Nursing degree at Sinclair. She has a cat named Maui and an English Mastiff named Caliber. In her free time she enjoy hiking, canoeing and going new places.
Laurie lives in Trotwood, Oh with her cats and Labrador Retriever, 2 beautiful children and longtime boyfriend. She grew up in a house that always had cats and the occasional dog and knew from a young age that her love for animals would lead her to a fulfilling career caring for them. She started working at a horse show barn when she was 15 with her brother who was a trainer and her sister in law who was in charge of the breeding, foal care and all medical needs of the horses. From there she worked in a boarding kennel, then as a veterinary assistant while going to the JVS and graduating from the Animal Production and Care Class in Montgomery County. She then moved on to Morehead State University in Kentucky and graduated from the Veterinary Technology Program in 2000. After college she has worked at different clinics specializing in a variety of small animal and exotics. She has honed her skills in multiple areas of veterinary medicine from surgery, to lab, to rehab, to nursing the sick and helping to keep her patients happy and healthy. She willingly shares her love and compassion to all she comes into contact with animal and human! Laurie enjoys the continual learning and challenges that veterinary medicine provides and embraces the huge advancements in technology and care that this field continues to offer every day.
Melissa joined Bigger Road Veterinary Clinic in March 2018. She earned her degree and license to practice as a Registered Veterinary Technician in July 2010. Before joining us she worked as a RVT for 7 years in Wilmington Ohio. Her free time is spent with her husband; Charles, their daughter; Evelyn and their many animals. Her passions are in patient care, client education, feline medicine and cytology.