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.
Linda grew up in Lyons, Kansas and received her Veterinary Technician degree in 1982 from Colby Community College in Colby, Kansas. She worked in a mixed animal clinic in Topeka, Kansas for 8 years. Linda has been with Bigger Road Veterinary Clinic since 1990, working at the Kettering location primarily as an anesthesia / surgical tech.
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.
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. Outside of work she stays busy as a wife and a mom to 2 teenagers and a handful of furry "kids".
Sandy was born and raised right here in the Miami Valley. After earning a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Wright State University, she relocated to Kentucky. While there, she worked in human medicine at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center and SmithKline Beecham Clinical Laboratories. It was her experience there, along with her beloved first cat named Stubbie, that inspired her to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. Sandy attended Murray State University (Ky.) and graduated in December of 1999 with a Bachelor's degree in Animal Health Technology. Her first jobs as a credentialed Veterinary Technician were in a bustling and progressive small animal practice, and an emergency clinic, both in Raleigh, North Carolina. She joined the team at Bigger Road Veterinary Clinic in September 2001. Sandy has a special interest in Veterinary Hospice Care. She currently shares her home with a cat named Henry, a beagle mix named Keller, and her two daughters, Nora and Naomi, who is a brain tumor survivor. In her spare time, Sandy enjoys sewing and volunteering for a variety of charity organizations.
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.”
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.
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.
Mercedes was born and raised in Kingston, NY and recently moved to Ohio in January 2017. She has been working in veterinary medicine since 2010 and graduated from the State University of New York Ulster in 2012 with a degree in Veterinary Technology. When not at work you can find her watching or wrenching at the dirt car track.
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