Hometown Princeton, In. PCHS Graduate 1998, Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine Graduate 2005. Sarah's goal has always been to start her own veterinary practice which she did when she founded County Seat Veterinary Hospital in April 2008! She is now in the process of building a new clinic and we hope to relocate into that building in the Spring! She grew up raising cattle, sheep and chickens on a farm west of Princeton. Her focus now is small animal medicine, dentistry and surgery. Dr. Sarah's pets are four dogs (Pete, Merle, Sonny, and Zeke) and cats: Christy at home, Lilly, Jeffery and Sister here at the clinic. Miss Allison the Aussie spends her time between the clinic and at home with one of our great clients. Dr. Sarah enjoys spending time with her daughter Gracie and her mom at the family farm. They enjoy outdoor time taking care of the animals and swimming, as well as yard work.
'My favorite part of my job is making clients a part of my family. My team is also 'family' and they are so very supportive. Veterinary medicine is second nature to me now and it's all I have wanted to do. ' - Dr. Sarah
Dr. Kayla joined our clinic in April 2019. We are so happy she is with us! Dr. Kayla lives on a farm with her husband and son. They have 4 dogs: Charlie the beagle, Finley the Catahoula hound, Lou the Catahoula, and Rudy a terrier mix. She has a cat named Clove, along with a barn full of pigs and goats. Dr. Kayla's favorite part of her job here at County Seat is the client-patient bond and being able to experience that and having a hand in the care of all of our fabulous patients! Away from work, Dr. Kayla raises and shows pigs and goats. She also enjoys watching movies, reading books and being outside. She also enjoys hanging out with her husband and her son Asher.
'I am thrilled to be a part of the County Seat Team. I enjoy working with our clients and their pets. I especially enjoy preventative care, internal medicine, as well as quality of life assessments and hospice care.' -Dr. Kayla
Kelly is the Practice manager. She is a graduate of Murray State University and is a registered veterinary technician. She lives near Oakland City with husband Gary and son Seth. She started bringing her pets to County Seat when they first opened in 2008, which is about when she moved to the area. She has extensive technician experiences in many practices and also has teaching experience! Her pets consist of 4 dogs - Mac the Aussie, Jack the lab, Kermit the whippet and Rickey the whippet, two cats Midnight and Dawn, along with 2 horses, 2 donkeys, numerous chickens and Archie the Peacock! Kelly also enjoys many hobbies including therapy dogs, cooking, horseback riding, and camping with family and friends!
Kara is one of the smiling faces that you will see at our front desk. She is always professional and will handle your questions with courtesy and efficiency and do her best to help you. In her spare time she is 100% family oriented, spending her spare time vacationing, shopping, and playing with her grandsons. Kara has a pack of dogs - Baxter, Chase, Big Dan and Little Ann, that keep her on her toes. She is also owned by one cat, Baby Girl. Kara's favorite part of her job is taking care of all of the great clients and their pets needs.
Carol joined our practice in July 2019 and we are so glad she did! She is part of our fantastic receptionist team whose goal is to make our clients and patients visit as smooth as possible! Carol has one dog named Stella and her favorite part of her job is interacting with the clients and their animals. Away from the clinic, Carol enjoys spending time with her family, crafting with her friends and going to Princeton Community High School sporting events (Go Tigers!).
Betty is the newest of our front desk team! She joined our practice in November and has fit right in! Betty has two dogs - Reis and Roxie. Betty's favorite part of the job is the clients and their furbabies first and foremost, followed by the working relationship with all of the staff. Betty's hobbies away from work include reading, gardening, and crafting. Betty was a graduate of Indiana State University majoring in Elementary Education with a kindergarten endorsement. She worked for Deaconess for 20 years, retiring from there in 2019.
Kristen is a veterinary assistant. She attended IVY tech after Graduating PCHS. She lives in Princeton with her husband and two daughters. Kristen has two dogs, a Golden Retriever - Baylee Sue, a lab mix named Chevy, three cats - Harley, Patch and Oreo and a Rabbit named Nibbles. Kristen's favorite part of the job is helping animals and working alongside her awesome co-workers. Away from work, Kristen enjoys spending time with her family.
Kerry joined our clinic last July. Kerry and her husband have 4 dogs (Bailey Sue, Macie Grace, Phoebe Buffay, and Rubbie May) and 3 cats (Lucy Lou, Reecie Jo, and Shaydie Lynn) along with 6 adult children. Hobbies and interests away from work include Purdue football games (BOILER UP!!), camping, and spending time with her grandson.
Del has been with our clinic for almost a year now. Del resides in Princeton with her husband and dog - Willis jammeson Rocketdog. Her favorite part of the job is learning about animals, animal care, and cuddling with Golden Retriever puppies. Did we mention she loves golden retriever puppies??? Del's hobbies include reading, cross stitch, church, spending time with family and hanging out at Indiana Dunes.
Meet Autumn! Autumn joined the County Seat family in July 2019. Her favorite part of the job is spreading cheer and being 'the funny one' that makes everybody laugh. She does just that! She lives with her husband and two cute kiddos and she has 2 dogs and 2 cats (Molly, Lilly, Flower and Gracie). Her hobbies include playing softball and spending time with her family and friends.
Cierra has been with us since this past summer. She has a husband and a super cute daughter who is a year old and also loves animals. They have three dogs - Charlie (Pitbull), Meeko (Pitbull/lab) and Murray the Mighty Yorkie. Cierra loves everything about her job and enjoys all of her fun co-workers! She likes to interact with the clients and the patients and has enjoyed meeting them when they are in for their yearly vaccine appointments. Cierra has had some schooling in the vet tech area and is eager to learn and help you with your pets!
Laura is the newest member of our team. She comes to us from Ahlfeld Veterinary Clinic along with many of our newest clients with the retirement of Dr. Ahlfeld. Laura and her family have two golden retrievers - Rey and Padme and one cat Darth Kitty. Her favorite part of the job is helping our clients and their animals. In her time away from the clinic, she enjoys training her dogs, creating stain glass projects, and camping with her family. Laura has a Bachelors Degree in Animal Science from Purdue and an Associates Degree in Agricultural Science from Vincennes University. Welcome Laura!
Rachel is our totally awesome Purdue Student paving the way to becoming a veterinarian. Class of 2022 she will be Dr. Rachel Hanold!! She works with us in the summer and on student breaks from school.
Sandy is our wonderful bookkeeper. She has been working at the clinic for about a year now. Sandy does not have any pets but her favorite part of the job is getting to see everybody else's pets and giving them attention. Jeffrey the clinic cat is especially fond of Sandy and loves to help her with her paperwork! Away from the clinic, Sandy and her husband enjoy motorcycling, bicycle riding, attending IU games, and spending time with her grandson!
Shaina has been with us since August 2019. She has three dogs: Rocky, Babe, and Tubby, two cats: Scrappy and Onyo, and one fish - Survivor. Shaina's favorite part of her job is loving on and caring for everybody's pets! She also enjoys working with her awesome coworkers! Away from the clinic, she enjoys spending time with her family and pets. She can also be found working on the family hog farm. During the fall she likes to watch lots of football - GO COLTS!!!!!
Meet Dana - she is the newest member of our team! Dana and her family have one dog Buddy. Dana's favorite part of her job is interacting with all the people! She also enjoys meeting all the dogs and cats! Her hobbies away from the clinic include camping, Disney, scrapbooking, puzzles and softball.
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