Alisha Jones

Imaging Technician

To Alisha, working at Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Care is much more than just a job—it’s about her making a difference in the lives of pets and their owners each and every day. The feeling she gets when she knows she’s helped an animal is what keeps driving her forward!

Born in northern Indiana, Alisha started in the veterinary world 13 years ago. After initially working as a surgery technician, she found her true passion lay in radiology. She learned all she could about CT, MRI, and Fluoroscopy imaging and fell in love with it. In March of 2014, Alisha came to VSEC to continue working with Dr. Elkins, whom she’d worked with previously for 10 years.

Alisha is married to her husband Steve. Together they have a 13-year-old son, Chase, who keeps them very busy. The family has two dogs: Maddy, a pit-mix, and Guinness, a Chihuahua. Willow the cat rounds out the pets of the family.

When she’s not working, Alisha enjoys re-finishing furniture, painting, organizing, cleaning, scrapbooking, and gardening. When she isn’t doing any of these things, Alisha loves to volunteer and helps out wherever she can!

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Bonnie McMahon

Client Services Representative

Bonnie was honored to be asked to join the premier team at Veterinary Specialty and Emergency upon its opening in March of 2014. She was elated to start working with some of the most talented staff and surgeons in the business! She currently serves as the Practice Manager.

Although her roots are in Canada, Bonnie grew up in Indiana. She was a huge dog lover from a young age, starting out in 4-H obedience training. In 1972, she got her first job in the veterinary profession as an assistant at an Indianapolis vet hospital, working there through college. After obtaining her Genetics degree from Purdue University, she worked in Critical Care for five years then moved into management. 42 years later, she’s still in love with the profession!

To this day, Bonnie is very involved in dog showing. She’s had the privilege of owning and breeding some of the top producing and winning dogs in breed history. She’s traveled all around the world enjoying her hobby, and even won the UK’s Crufts dog show in 2007.

Outside of the animal world, Bonnie enjoys hiking, backpacking, and wine tasting. She also likes attending fine museums and art festivals.

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Kristy Mayes

Surgical Assistant

Kristy grew up on a farm in a small Indiana town, and always had a deep love of animals. She knew, even as a small child, that she would someday work in the veterinary field!

Kristy started working at an animal hospital in 1988 as a kennel attendant. She’s taken many continuing education courses throughout the years, and had a history of working with Dr. Stauffer and Dr. Elkins. When Dr. Elkins told her that VSEC had an opening, she jumped at the opportunity to come to the brand-new clinic. She loves coming to work every day at a place that feels like home, knowing the pets are receiving the best possible care.

Kristy has been married to the love of her live since 2000. She and her husband have three boys, aged 19, 21, and 24. The family has two rescue dogs, Mikey and Summer, as well as two rescue cats named Stinky and Allie.

On the weekends, you’ll find Kristy on the water—she’s an experienced bass fisherwoman! She says that her best achievement, though, is her three children.

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Mandy Young

Client Service Representative

Mandy was inspired to work in the veterinary profession by her Newfoundland dog. Since the Newfoundland breed comes with specific health concerns, Mandy had to be very responsible for her beloved pet’s health. It ended up sparking an interest in specialty veterinary medicine, and now Mandy gets to work alongside the pros at Veterinary Specialty and Emergency!

Mandy was born and raised as an only child in Indianapolis. After being a stay-at-home mom for many years, she wanted to re-enter the workforce. She began as a part-time receptionist, then worked full-time in the office of a local florist. When she heard about at opening at VSEC, she took a leap of faith and applied. She was hired on in May of 2014.

Along with husband of 20 years, Mandy lives with her two sons, one daughter, and three dogs: a 14-year old Alaskan Malamute, a seven-year-old pug mix, and her Newfoundland.

Mandy says she loves spending time outdoors, as long as it’s not raining or humid! She also likes watching and participating in American Kennel Club dog shows. Her proudest moment came when her 20-month old female puppy took Best of Breed over several male dogs!

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Marcie Sims

Veterinary Assistant – Surgery

Marcie started in the veterinary profession when she was only 19 years old, working in a kennel and working her way up to assistant. She’d always been interested in animals and medicine, and found her niche working with veterinarians!

Marcie was born and raised in Indiana along with her sister and brother. She began at VSEC in March of 2014 after learning about the position from a former co-worker. As a surgical veterinary assistant, she loves working with the knowledgeable surgeons and helping animals that can’t be treated by just any veterinarian. The fact that no day is the same as the last keeps Marcie on her toes!

At home, Marcie lives with her two children and three dogs. When time permits, she enjoys reading, going to the gym, and taking classes. She’s also very interested in history and loves to visit historical sites whenever possible.

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Stephanie Cronin

Client Service Representative

Stephanie’s veterinary career began 11 years ago when she started working in a kennel. It wasn’t long, though, before she realized that her true passion lay in interacting with the clients and their pet companions! Now she serves as a Client Service Representative at VSEC.

Stephanie grew up on the west side of Indianapolis, right by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. After working with Dr. Stauffer at another hospital for almost 11 years, she followed Dr. Stauffer here to Veterinary Specialty and emergency, where she resumed her role as Client Service Rep. She loves knowing she’s helping clients take care of their pets the right way—education is one of the most important aspects of her work!

At the moment, Stephanie is finishing up her Bachelor’s degree in Business and Finance at Marian University. When she’s not studying or caring for pets, she loves spending time with her children, 13-year-old Abbie and 12-year-old Nate. She also spends a lot of time with her three wonderful nieces: Maleena, Tiara, and Nova.

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Annie Standiford

Physical Therapist (DPT), Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (CCRT)

Annie Standiford earned both her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees from the University of Indianapolis. She has been practicing physical therapy since 2005, specializing in outpatient orthopedics and joint replacement rehab. Annie continues to see human patients at Franciscan St Francis Health in Mooresville, but her love of dogs lead her to pursue certification in canine rehab. In 2013, Annie became a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (CCRT) through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 Dobermans as well as traveling all over the world.

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Brittany Searcy

Veterinary Technician

Growing up on the west side of Indianapolis, Brittany was the kid taking naps with the dogs outside—sometimes in the dog house! Her affinity with animals at a young age convinced her to become a veterinary professional.

Brittany applied to the Vet Tech Institute at International Business College and was quickly accepted. 18 months later she graduated with her Registered Veterinary Technician’s license. Now she loves coming to work every day at Noah’s Stop 11 Animal Hospital! She especially likes assisting with surgeries because of the challenge, and also is passionate about client education and helping pet owners understand their furry friends’ health.

Brittany’s personal interests include animal behavior, holistic medicine, traveling, crafting, and continuing her education. At home, she has five dogs: Snoopy, Tate, Lily, Chubbers, and Tyson, as well as two cats named Tootie and Lucy who enjoy basking in the sun.

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Brittany Searcy

Veterinary Technician

Growing up on the west side of Indianapolis, Brittany was the kid taking naps with the dogs outside—sometimes in the dog house! Her affinity with animals at a young age convinced her to become a veterinary professional.

Brittany applied to the Vet Tech Institute at International Business College and was quickly accepted. 18 months later she graduated with her Registered Veterinary Technician’s license. Now she loves coming to work every day at Noah’s Stop 11 Animal Hospital! She especially likes assisting with surgeries because of the challenge, and also is passionate about client education and helping pet owners understand their furry friends’ health.

Brittany’s personal interests include animal behavior, holistic medicine, traveling, crafting, and continuing her education. At home, she has five dogs: Snoopy, Tate, Lily, Chubbers, and Tyson, as well as two cats named Tootie and Lucy who enjoy basking in the sun.

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