Learn about our experienced staff listed below:
Dr. Hilary ChristnerVeterinarianRead More
Dr. Hilary started her career working in the front office and as a kennel staff while in Jr. high and high school. She received her B.S. degree in Animal Sciences from Purdue University. Dr. Hilary earned her D.V.M. from Ross University in 2007 and returned to LaGrange Veterinary Clinic. In January of 2019, Dr. Hilary Christner became the new owner of LVC. In February of 2021, Dr. Hilary was announced as the President of the Indiana Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Hilary has served on several committees. She has worked closely with the USDA and the State Board of Animal Health.
Dr. Rodney BauermeisterVeterinarianRead More
Dr. Bauermeister graduated from Purdue in 1992 with his D.V.M. He began his career at LaGrange Vet in 1992 as well. His areas of interest are feline and canine medicine. Before becoming a veterinarian, he worked as a civil engineer for 4 years.
Dr. Bryan & Julie RVT MohrVeterinarian/RVT
Bryan is a veterinarian and Julie, a registered veterinarian technician. They met in 1988 at Purdue University while Bryan was a senior veterinary student and Julie was working at the university ICU & were married in 1989. They have 3 adult boys, 1 daughter in law and 1 rescue dog. They owned their own practice in Greentown, IN for 29 years and recently sold their practice to move into a lake home in Michigan where they started a relief veterinary service. Their specialty is performing surgery as a team. They have been practicing at Lagrange Veterinary Clinic since July 2021. They both enjoy traveling, hiking, boating & spending time with friends and family.
Dr. Cara WilhelmVeterinarian
Dr. Cara graduated from St. George's University School of Veterinary Medicine in June 2022. She grew up in Waterloo, IN, and is very happy to be back home serving the communities surrounding her childhood home. Dr. Cara has a focus in mixed animal medicine, split between dogs, cats, and farm animals. She spends her free time with family and her cat Saoirse.
Leslie FOffice Manager
Leslie started working with LaGrange Veterinary Clinic in 1997, when she was a senior in high school. She has been the office manager since 2011. Leslie has one cat at home, Teddy, that her family absolutely adores. Leslie enjoys spending her time outdoors and being with her family.
Mackenzie MRegistered Veterinary Technician
Mackenzie joined our team in September 2016 as a Registered Veterinary Technician. She graduated from IBC, Vet Tech Institute in Fort Wayne. She has three cats (Andi, Averi, Addi) and two dogs, Remington & Winnie. Kenzy enjoys teaching & helping her co-workers. Her favorite job duties include being in surgery, dentals, and client communication/education. Mackenzie's hobbies include being outdoors and reading.
Heather (Parker) PRegistered Veterinary Technician
Parker was born & raised in Angola. She is a 2012 graduate from the Vet Tech Institute in Fort Wayne. Parker has passed her boards to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. She currently has plans to go back to school and earn a bachelor's degree in veterinary technology.
After moving all over the country, Parker's husband is medically retiring from the United States Marine Corp. They, along with their 3 children, 2 cats, and 1 dog, have decided to make Angola their permanent home.
When not working, Parker loves spending time with family & friends. She enjoys living life one day at a time.
Hayley WApproved Veterinary Assistant & Media Coordinator
Hayley joined our team in 2016. She started as a receptionist then took on the responsibilities of our media pages. Hayley has worked as an assistant for the past few years, but recently passed the Vet. Assistant program through Penn Foster and an exam to become an Approved Veterinary Assistant. She enjoys several aspects of her job- specifically client education and special projects. Hayley and her husband have 4 children at home. She enjoys cheering on her children in their numerous activities. She also enjoys traveling & spending time with close friends and family.
Autumn CApproved Veterinary Assistant
Autumn began working at the clinic in April of 2019 after earning her associates degree in Equine Science. She is an Approved Veterinary Assistant and is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in veterinary technology. She and her husband have 1 child and 3 dogs at home. Autumn enjoys spending time with her family and furthering her education.
Sophia RVeterinary Assistant
Sophia started at LVC in 2019 as a student intern. Since then, Sophia has been hired full-time as a veterinary assistant. She is currently attending Penn Foster to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Technology. Sophia has 1 kitten, Hei Hei, and a speed horse name Fabio. In her free time, Sophia enjoys welding, mechanic work, and being outdoors.
Paris AVeterinary Assistant
Paris began her career at LVC as a student extern in 2020. She is a 2021 Lakeland grad. She is currently attending Penn Foster to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Technology. She has 1 cat named Nimbus and a dog named Mable. Paris enjoys spending her free time with her family & friends.
Jordan BVeterinary Assistant
Jordan is a 2020 Lakeland grad. She is currently going to Ashworth college to get a degree in Veterinary Technology. Jordan began her career at LVC in August of 2021. Jordan enjoys playing volleyball, building/working on trucks with her boyfriend, and spending time with family & friends.
Haley (Morgan) MVeterinary Assistant
Morgan is a 2021 Sturgis graduate. She started at LVC in 2021. Currently, Morgan is planning to attend college to receive a degree in Veterinary Technology. Morgan has owned several different animal special and currently rescues animals- specifically cats. In her free time, she enjoy camping with her friends & family.
Melissa started at LVC as a receptionist in 2019. She has since taken on some additional clerical responsibilities and is a great asset to the rest of our team. Melissa is married and has 2 children at home. She also has a pomsky- Lucy (seen pictured) & 2 cats. (Garth & Cleo). In her free time, Melissa enjoys baking and watching True Crime documentaries.
Christy is a lifelong resident of Lagrange. She started her career at LVC in 2021. Christy has 3 cats (Kitty, Bonny, & Momo) and 1 dog (Lucky). Christy and her husband have 3 children. She enjoys camping and sitting around the fire with her family.
Emma is a recent Prairie Heights grad. She is currently attending PFW for elementary education. She started at LVC in March of 2022. Emma has 3 horses, 2 dogs, and several cats. She enjoys traveling, playing tennis, riding horses, and spending time with her family & friends.
Dr. Bollinger graduated from Purdue University in 1975, with his D.V.M. He has been practicing at the LaGrange Veterinary Clinic for 39 years. His area of specialty is Equine Reproduction. In his free time, Dr. Bollinger enjoys spending time with his three grandchildren and doing gardening, fishing, and tinkering.
Zoe started as a receptionist at LVC in May. She grew up in Burr Oak, MI before attending school in the upper peninsula at Lake Superior State University, where she recently graduated from this May. Zoe plans to apply to veterinary school at Purdue in the near future. Zoe has 1 cat named Skeeter. She loves to kayak, all things cats, and interior decorating!