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Hospital Hours:
Mon,Wed,Thu: 8am-7pm (closed 1pm-2pm)
Tues: 2pm-7pm
Fri: 8am-3pm, Sat: 8am-12pm

Our Staff

pet health

Nicole Giese, BA in Animal Science

Practice Manager - Co-Owner


Nicole graduated from Illinois State University in 2003 with a BA in Animal Science and a concentration in Agricultural Business Management.

Nicole has been in the veterinary field since she was 14 years old and over the years, moved through the ranks of kennel attendant, technician, practice manager and finally to co-owner of Lowell Animal Hospital.

Nicole was certified in veterinary ultrasonography by the Academy of Veterinary Imaging in 2016. She has a 6-year-old rescue chihuahua/pinscher mix, Kylie and a 14-year-old cat, Nora.


Trisha Morgan

Senior Client Support Specialist


Trisha has worked with small animals for the past ten years. Prior to working at animal hospitals, she has played a major role in caring and placing rescue animals.

Trisha has had many great dogs throughout her childhood, her first love Morgan was a black lab. Trisha now has 2 cats of her own that she just adores…Pumpkin – a long-haired calico princess with the attitude to match and Monkey – a tough but silly tabby boy.


Jan Perdue

Senior Client Support Specialist


Jan has worked in the veterinary business for over 20 years.

She lives on a mini farm with two horses, two donkeys, a flock of chickens, six cats and three dogs.

Aside from taking care of her pets, she enjoys gardening and curling up with a good book.


Melanie Gonzalez

Senior Client Support Specialist


Melanie grew up in Sharon, PA and graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL with a degree in journalism. After working at newspapers in NWI, Phoenix, Dayton, OH and Chicago, she switched fields and received her veterinary assistant certification from Harper College in Palatine, Il.

She enjoys traveling and lives in Hammond with her husband Ernie and their rescue dogs, Mama and Oscar.


Angie Koster

Client Support


Angie has been working in animal hospitals for six years but has worked with a variety of animals since childhood.

She enjoys fishing, kayaking, horseback riding, and many other activities. Angie has a four-year-old son, Hunter, that enjoys animals as well. The many pets that keep Angie and Hunter company are their mini mule – Stomp, chocolate lab – Zoe, their cat – Kevin, and numerous rescue chickens.

Lowell Animal Hospital Top Veterinarian Practice

Taylor Specht

Client Support

Taylor has been working with large and small animals for the past 5yrs. Since she was young she knew that she had a passion for animals and wanted to work in the field no matter if they were furry or scaly.

She loves the human-animal bond that is created between an owner and a pet. And loves connecting with people on that level.

Taylor lives with her husband, her Persian Beau, her Lab/Pit Mix Cocoa, her Bearded Dragon Temple, and her Ball Python Nymphadora. In her free time she loves spending time outside, playing video games, and being with friends and family.


Heidi Paul

Senior Kennel Technician


Heidi has worked with animals as a kennel assistant at various clinics for over 30 years.

At home, Heidi has a 9-year-old Golden Retriever named Gracie that absolutely steals her heart! She also has a passion for caring for her many turtles and tortoises which include 2 redfoot tortoises, a pancake tortoise, and eastern box turtle, and an outdoor pond full of aquatic species.


Melanie Clarke

Client Support/Kennel Technician


As a young child, Melanie discovered her love for animals while spending time with her grandma's barn cats. She has been in a veterinary field for a couple of years now and absolutely loves it.

She enjoys working with the animals and caring for each pet as an individual.

Melanie lives at home with her cat Phil.

Elizabeth-Breitenbach-BS- Reception-Kennel-Technician

Elizabeth Breitenbach, BS

Client Support/Kennel Technician


Elizabeth is originally from Illinois but recently moved back to Indiana from Colorado, where she worked as a veterinary technician and wrangler.

Elizabeth loves animals, especially working with horses. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Cameron University in Lawton, OK, in Agricultural Business and Animal Science.

Recently married, Elizabeth looks forward to new adventures with husband Josh and their beloved Beagle, Beau. Elizabeth enjoys the outdoors, good books and spending quality time with her family.

Lowell Animal Hospital Top Veterinarian Practice

Shana Pinto

Kennel Attendant


Shana has worked in animal hospitals for six years and counting. She spent four years living in North Carolina and moved back to Indiana.

She has two amazing boys, ages 7 and 10, 4 dogs and 2 cats. All rescues.

She’s working on her finishing her associate's degree currently in applied science and aspires to obtain a doctorate in psychology, with hopes to work with military and veterans and their families.


Danielle Von Alven

Social Media Marketer


Danielle began working in the veterinary field in 2012 as an Office Manager. After leaving to stay at home with her now 3-year-old son, she has stepped into her role as Social Media Marketer, handling all forms of Social Media for the clinic.

She resides in Beecher with her husband, son and 6-year-old Golden Retriever, Jersey and Elvira, a 16-year-old black cat.


Brittney Tapp

Kennel Attendant


Brittney has worked in both health care and animal services. Her true passion is working with animals! With almost 7 years of experience, she is excited to further her career to become a vet tech.

She has 1 fur baby at home named Rosie who is a husky/pit mix.

She enjoys fishing, traveling with her husband and 1-year-old son, and spending time with her close friends.


Molly Cox

Kennel Attendant

Molly has been working as a kennel assistant for one year while she is working towards her surgical technologist degree.

Molly has three dogs Rocco a shetland sheepdog, Beau a German Shepherd and Zeus Great Dane, also her forever loved Buster Boy a Brittany Spaniel that crossed over the rainbow bridge.

Molly loves spending time with her family and her three crazy fun-loving dogs.