Chrissy Brown, Hospital Administrator
Chrissy started working in the veterinary community in 1999. She began working at SVC in March of 2005.
Family: Husband, Bob; Children, Sabrina, Devin, Julianna, Hailey, Ari, Ava, and last but certainly not least Brayden. Her current pets are all rescued and every bit a part of her family. They include 2 dogs, 2 cats, 2 gerbils, 2 ferrets, and a guinea pig.
Favorite Book/Movie: The Notebook, "I always enjoy a good love story".
Why do you like working at SVC? "Working for an amazing person like Dr. Terry is hard to find these days. You are treated like family not just an employee".
What is your favorite season? "Definitely fall, I love the cool weather (any day I can wear a hoodie and jeans), and the trees when they change colors are beautiful".
A random fact about me: I enjoy fostering puppies and kittens, as well as spending as much time as possible with my husband & 7 children
Melissa Flanagan, RVT/MGR
Melissa is a mother of four and supports a zoo of her own. She shares her house with 3 dogs, 4 cats, 2 geckos, a rat, and a tarantula. Her first job in the veterinary field was as a receptionist 11 years ago. She became a member of the Suburban team in 2006 and is presently in school to attain her CVPM (Certified Veterinary Practice Manager) certification. In 2012, Melissa received her degree in Applied Health Sciences with a focus in veterinary medicine from Stautzenberger College to gain the title of RVT. Growing up, Melissa found a passion in animals early while showing and training horses. She now is a perspective Doberman Pinscher breeder and hopes to find a new passion in raising her new pups.
Tracey Bellitto, Technician
Eric Bonder, RVT
Tammy Howard, Technician
Tammy: "As a child, I always loved the scientific aspect of Veterinary Medicine and the nature of cats and dogs. I always asked myself, How can I help these creatures?. They cannot talk, nor express themselves when not feeling well. This is when I knew that the veterinary field was for me. Having a love for and gift to care for various animals at an earl age inspired me to pursue and complete my course of studies to become a certified veterinary assistant. I was 14 when I purchased my first Rottweiler. Since then, you couldn't keep me away from them, had some grooming experience also in the midst of gaining knowledge in vet medicine. After numerous hours of observation and hands-on training with prominent veterinarians and field experience, I decided to pursue an education. With a motivation inspired by Dr. Terry here at Suburban, I attended Stautzenberger College and earned a degree of Applied Science and focus of Veterinary Technician. My mission is to always help others with their pets while caring for my own. I believe that a healthy and active animal makes for a great companion and friend."
Alice Thompson, Receptionist
Alice has been a part of our staff at Suburban for the better part of fourteen years. She has always expressed a love for animals. Even as a child, Alice was driving her parents crazy by always welcoming stray animals into her home. "I remember the one time my Tabby caught a bird", Alice says, " of course I wanted to help it. I knew it couldn't fly away so I placed it into a shoebox and told my mom that it was hurt and my responsibility to make it better." A minutes later, Alice recalled her mother yelling that the bird was flying around the house. "Alright, so it wasn't as hurt as I had initially though", she says. But the unconditional love and caring for all animals held true in the job that she holds today. She loves her job, taking care of everyone's furry family members. She trusts that everyone else that works with her feels the same. "I plan on working here forever!" Alice expresses.
After spending the day taking care of animals, she goes home to her pug family, taking the time to play and love them. For thirteen years, Alice has also been breeding pugs, finding such a love and respect for the breed. "I have a pretty busy life with animals, but loving them is what I do. Making you and your family member comfortable to come to the doctor is my goal."
Morgan Hathorn, Receptionist
Morgan is one of the first people that will be seen when visiting our facility.
Marquez Ware, Veterinary Assistant
CJ , Assistant
CJ recently joined our staff as an Animal Health Assistant, assuring that all animals are well taken care off and that the clinic is in optimal condition for production. He enjoys working with the animals and shows on many occasions that it can be more fun than work.
Amber Sheffield, Receptionist
Diamond Miller, Veterinary Assistant
Linda Repp, Receptionist
Linda joined SVC in September of 2016, and has been a great addition to our receptionist team. Her always friendly personality is appreciated by both our staff and clients.
Family: Husband, Phil 4 boys and to many pets to list.
Why do you like working at SVC? "I am grateful for the opportunity to work here with such grrrrrreat doctors that have old fashion values.......they care about animals and their people. I feel like part of the family and I've only been here 4 months".
What is your favorite season? "All of them".
When I'm not working, I'm.... "working at the pizza shop (Gioninos) that my husband and I own. I also breed cats, dogs and hedgehogs".
A random fact about myself: I just recently became a first time Grandma!!!!! I cant wait to hear my grandson say "Grama".
Lisa Tonon, Technician/Kennel MGR
Lisa joined Suburban Veterinary Clinic in February of 2016. Lisa currently attends Stautzenberger College to earn a degree of Applied Science with a focus in Veterinary Medicine.
Family : Husband, Ryan Daughter, Brooke & Son, Austin Dogs, Maximus & Loki Cats, Ayla, Zeus & Bella.
Favorite Book/Movie: The Notebook
Why do you like working at SVC? "They are like my family. We are always there for each other and push each other to be the best we can be. We all come together for the greater good of all the animals that come through the door."
What is your favorite season? My favorite season is fall, all of the beautiful colors, warm days and crisp nights.
When I'm not working, I'm.... usually working in my flowerbeds, cleaning or fixing something in the house.
A random fact about yourself: "I love to workout when I have time".