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Vickie Pearce - Office Manager

Vickie Pearce
Office Manager

Vickie Pearce has been keeping things running smoothly for the staff and clients at Indian Hills Animal Clinic in Tuscaloosa since it opened in July of 1994. Having worked previously for Dr. Smith at his prior veterinary hospital, Vickie has been a member of his core staff for 28 years. She feels that "it is rewarding and a pleasure to work with a veterinarian and staff who are caring and compassionate. We not only treat the pet, we also educate the owners and make every effort to provide them with the comfort and reassurance that they need."


As office manager, Vickie encourages a team approach in providing care to the pets. Her responsibilities include the hiring of employees, supervising, payroll, and overseeing the general everyday operations of the hospital.



Johnathon Wayne Carrier - Licensed Veterinary Technician

Johnathon Wayne Carrier
Licensed Veterinary Technician

Licensed Veterinary Technician Johnathon Wayne Carrier has worked at Indian Hills Animal Clinic since January of 2007. He began working in the veterinary field as an assistant in 2005 and has experience in both emergency and critical care. Johnathon also has an associate's degree in applied science and veterinary technology and is certified as a veterinary nutritional advocate from Hills Veterinary Diets.


His job responsibilities include taking x-rays, placing IV catheters and starting IV fluids, providing pre and post surgical care and assisting with various aspects of animal care. Asked what he most enjoys about his work, Johnathon said, "I love the client education, communication, preventive medicine counseling and providing medical care to pets." He added, "I enjoy working here because the environment is great; we are like a big family. Our clinic strives to offer the highest standards of veterinary medicine, which allows me to fully utilize my education and experience."


Johnathon is a member of the Alabama Veterinary Technician Association, the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society and also the National Association of Veterinary Technicians of America.



Larry J. Easterwood - Veterinary Technician

Larry J. Easterwood
Veterinary Technician

Having a sense of humor is very useful when working with animals and, fortunately, veterinary technician Larry J. Easterwood has one. Larry has been with Indian Hills Animal Clinic since January of 1996 and performs many duties including administering vaccinations and medications, filling prescriptions, drawing blood and cleaning up after pet boarders. Larry's favorite part of his job is providing dental care to the pets and educating pet owners on preventive oral health measures.


The family-like feel at Indian Hills Animal Clinic is something that Larry cherishes. "I like working here because my coworkers and I get along great – like one big family. Also, I could not ask to work for a better doctor than Dr. Smith," he said.



Diana C. Taylor - Veterinary Technician

Diana C. Taylor
Veterinary Technician

As a veterinary technician, Diana enjoys assisting Dr. Smith and educating clients about pet care. Her military background contributes to Diana's unique skills and she feels her former training helps her perform her job responsibilities well.


Diana earned her associate's degree in science and is currently enrolled in school to be a registered nurse. She has been with Indian Hills Animal clinic since April of 2006 and has worked in the animal related field for 10 years. When asked what she likes best about working here, Diana said, "I enjoy the people and the quality of care that we give to patients and clients."


Diana is a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners. She enjoys caring for cats and works to educate our staff on the best cat-handling techniques.



Grace Lindly - Veterinary Assistant

Grace Lindly
Veterinary Assistant

Grace Lindly is a veterinary assistant at Indian Hills Animal Clinic. Her daily responsibilities include pet care, walking the boarding dogs, assisting veterinarian technicians, and assisting with client services. Grace has worked in the animal-care field for over four years, and her favorite part of her job is working with dogs and exotic animals. She is a strong team worker and brings her laughter with her each day to the hospital. Grace is currently studying to become a licensed veterinary technician.


"I feel like this clinic is one big family," Grace says. "I love working with Dr. Smith and my coworkers because they're always willing to answer any question I have, or teach me something new."



Haley Waites - Veterinary Assistant

Haley Waites
Veterinary Assistant

Hailey Waites joined the staff at Indian Hills Animal Clinic part-time in December 2015. As a veterinary assistant, she is responsible for providing care to healthy and sick pets, maintaining the clinic and pet hotel, and assisting the hospital's veterinarians and veterinary technicians. Hailey is upbeat and a hard worker, and her favorite part of the job is learning new things.


"My co-workers are people I enjoy spending time with outside of work because they are so easy to get along with," Hailey says. "I learn a lot from Dr. Smith and he is a caring boss to work under."



Cayla May - Veterinary Assistant

Cayla May
Veterinary Assistant

Biographical information coming soon!



Michalie Levins - Veterinary Assistant

Michalie Levins
Veterinary Assistant

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Michael Hampton - Veterinary Assistant

Michael Hampton
Veterinary Assistant

Biographical information coming soon!



Yuri Avianeda-Lopez - Veterinary Assistant

Yuri Avianeda-Lopez
Veterinary Assistant

Biographical information coming soon!



Lauryn Barton - Client Services

Lauryn Barton
Client Services

Lauryn Barton joined the client services team at Indian Hills Animal Clinic in April 2016. Her job responsibilities include accounting, answering phones, checking patients in and out, filing, and payroll. Lauryn is a friendly team player, and enjoys greeting our clients and their pets.


"I love my coworkers and enjoy helping clients get their babies up-to-date and healthy," Lauryn says.