Cathy – Office Manager
Cathy is the office manager here at Tender Care and has been in the veterinary field for over 30 years. She does all of our grooming, anesthesia, and teeth cleanings here at the clinic. She lives in Lakeville with her husband, three sons, and numerous pets. Cathy is a current member of the Michiana Veterinary Medical Association. In her spare time, she enjoys fishing, gardening, and cooking (and we all agree she’s pretty good at it).
Christie – Receptionist/Veterinary Assistant
Christie has been at Tender Care since Dr. Harris established the clinic in 2008. Her favorite part of her job is helping sick or injured pets to make a recovery. She enjoys working with and getting to know patients as well as the clients here at the clinic. She is a member of the Michiana Veterinary Medical Association and is currently attending IUSB. She enjoys music, art, and nature in her spare time. Although Christie loves dogs and cats equally, she has a special spot in her heart for snuggly kitties and chocolate labs (as well as plain old chocolate).
Katy – Receptionist
Katy has been working at Tender Care since 2012. She loves getting to know the clients and the patients here at Tender Care. In her spare time Katy loves to go camping with her horse, Phoenix. She and her dogs, Nanni and Eleanor, will be headed to Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine in the fall of 2018, but she will come back and work when she can. (And hopefully once she graduates as well)
Payten – Veterinary Assistant
Payten is new to the Tender Care team. She previously worked at an Emergency clinic and graduated from International Business College Vet Tech Institute. Payten plans on taking her state board test in September of 2020 to become a Registered Vet Technician. She lives in Bremen with fiancé David and her two dogs Mason and Cupid. She loves getting to know all the patients and their families. In her spare time she loves riding her horses and spending time with family and friends.
Jessy has been working at Tender Care since 2014. Her favorite part is seeing the patients and their families each year. In her spare time, Jessy enjoys riding her horses and playing with her German Shepherd, Madchen. In the fall of 2020, Jessy will be headed to Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine but will continue working when she can.
Corncob has lived at Tender Care since 2008 when he was left in a box at the side door as a kitten. You will typically find corncob helping the staff document history in patient’s charts or sitting on his cat tower AKA his throne. Corncob has been diabetic for a few years, but he told us he likes the special food so he’s ok with it.
Blue has lived at Tender Care since 2008 when he decided he no longer wanted to use his litter box at his previous owner’s house. Since then he has become quite an accomplished kitty. He has even started writing his own blog! Blue loves to lay in his bed and watch the staff as they take radiographs of patients. He also loves it when his best friend, Dr. Gruber, stops by and visits him.
Abby has lived at Tender Care since 2019. When she is not asking the staff members for food you can find her sunbathing in the window. She loves to keep clients company in the lobby while they wait to see the doctor.