One of the first people to greet you and your pet as you walk in to the hospital is likely to be Lisa, our friendly and caring Client Services Representative. Lisa is a Lexington native and has been with BAC since January, 2009. Her favorite part of working at BAC is witnessing “the bond that clients have with their pets.” Lisa is owned by her dogs Owen - a toy poodle, Jose` - a Bichon, and her cats, Clawdeen, Gloria, Gilman, and Havana. She loves reading, watching movies, and listening to good music in her free time. Her passion in life is helping animals find their perfect home.
Hilary joined our Brighton family in November 2015, when she and her family moved to Lexington from San Diego, California. Hilary serves as both a Veterinary Technician and Client Service Representative and is a Certified Fear Free Professional. Her favorite part of working at Brighton Animal Clinic is "the compassion for the animals and amazing quality care! What's not to love? I have a great group of coworkers that are fun to work with, and all the pets seem to love coming here!" She lives on her family's horse farm with her two blue-merle Australian Shepherds, Daytona and Chevy, her house kitties - Delilah, Sweet Pea, and Autumn, and her horse, Harvey. Hilary loves spending her free time with her animals, competing in reining, and helping out around her family's horse farm on her days off.
Marisa joined our Brighton team in 2014 as our head surgery technician and currently serves as Lead Technician. Our own resident "New-Yorker" and Licensed Veterinary Technician, Marisa provides professional and compassionate care for our feline and canine patients during emergency treatment, hospitalization, surgical, and dental procedures. Marisa is owned by her "terrier-whippet thing" George, and her three cats, Josie, Gunner, and Jordy.
Leslie joined Brighton in October 2019 after moving here from Iowa. Leslie is a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Stay tuned for more info soon!
Have a question about your puppy’s behavior? – Ask Anne, our resident puppy manners expert! Anne began working at BAC as a Veterinary Technician in November 2011 and has helped cultivate a unique canine behavior program at BAC. Anne is one of the founding instructors for our popular series of puppy socialization courses and is an AKC Canine Good Citizen Certified Evaluator and a Certified Fear Free Professional. She loves working with her coworkers and enjoys the chance to help build a strong foundation between puppies and their owners. Anne enjoys showing and training dogs, playing her steel drums, cheering on the Wildcats, and boating in her time off.
Heather, CPDT- KA
After working in vet clinics in Louisville since 2006, Heather joined Brighton in 2012 as both a Veterinary Technician and as our Certified Professional Dog Trainer. She graduated from the University of Kentucky with her B.S. in Animal Sciences in 2013, and earned her CPDT-KA dog training certification in 2017. Heather is a Certified Fear Free Professional, a Professional Member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, and a certified AKC CGC & Trick Dog Evaluator. She loves teaching the puppy socialization classes and getting to watch the puppies grow up - "It's the highlight of my week!" Heather exhibits professionally in AKC conformation, is an AKC All Breed Junior Showmanship Judge, and spends her free time training and competing in dog sports like agility, rally, and barn hunt. She shares her home with her husband, Austin, and their two Australian Shepherds, Ember and Strider.
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Carol has been on the Brighton team since 2012, after working at vet offices, humane societies, and grooming shops since 1989. Our clinic's calming presence and cat whisperer extraordinaire, she wears two hats as a Veterinary Technician Assistant and groomer. She is most proud of her "calming affect on pets," and loves coming to work each day "with great coworkers and doctors." Carol is a Certified Fear Free Professional. Originally from Connecticut, she and her family own 1 rabbit, 2 dogs, 3 horses, and uncountable fish. She loves riding horses in her free time, and is an avid amusement park enthusiast.
Alysa officially joined Brighton in June 2016 as a Certified Veterinary Assistant after many months interning with us while completing her certification through the Locust Trace Veterinary Assistant Program. She loves helping our patients, educating clients about patient care, and is an eager learner. Alysa is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Animal Sciences. A Lexington native, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her dogs - Bishop, Ginger, and Cabella, as well as her rabbit, Mooshi.
Cameron - or Cam for short - joined our team as a Customer Service Representative and Technician Assistant in March 2019. His calming influence helps both our pets and our pet parents be more at ease. A Lexington native, Cam graduated in 2018 with a business degree, and is hoping to continue his education in the veterinary field in the near future. His favorite part of working at Brighton is "our clients and coworkers and their amazing pets!" Cam is owned and loved by his chinchilla, Beans, and his Australian Shepherd, Raphee. Raphee and Cam enjoy hiking and camping in their free time.
Jillian joined Brighton Animal Clinic in 2017 as a Veterinary Technician. She is currently in school at the University of Kentucky pursuing a pre-veterinary track in Animal Sciences. In her spare time, Jill plays guitar in a band and enjoys a multitude of outdoor activities. Jill is pictured with Harvey - previously our clinic kitty, who now enjoys a home with Technician, Courtney.
Courtney joined Brighton Animal Clinic in October 2017 as a Veterinary Technician. She is a Certified Fear Free Professional and a champion of causes affecting our kitties. She has taken charge of making our feline friends comfortable in hospital as well as providing feline parents with information to keep cats happy at home. When Courtney is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her own Siamese kitty, Marth, Harvey the Domestic Shorthair, and her fluffy dog named Oscar, as well as hiking, reading, playing video games, and horseback riding. Her favorite thing about working at Brighton is the time we take with our patients to make their visit as positive as possible. She specifically enjoys helping pet parents to understand their pet's needs and behaviors and is currently in school with the eventual goal of becoming a veterinarian herself.
Danielle began at Brighton in 2018 as a Veterinary Technician. She wears several hats in her role, assisting our doctors with appointments, hospital treatments, and caring for patients in surgery. Danielle moved to Lexington from Middlesboro, KY to attend the University of Kentucky, where she acquired her B.S. in Animal Sciences in 2017. Danielle is a Certified Fear Free Professional and has helped to pioneer our path to happier visits and low stress care for our patients. When Danielle is not caring for your pets, she enjoys horseback riding and hobby photography.
Annie joined our Brighton family in July of 2018 as a Veterinary Technician Assistant. Originally from Lawrenceburg, Annie now attends the University of Kentucky. Her favorite part of working at Brighton is the "amazing staff" she has built a relationship with. You might notice the resemblance between Annie and Jean, our Practice Manager; Annie is following in her mother's footsteps by joining her at work and also helping with Camp Jean Rescue in her free time. When Annie isn't working, volunteering, or studying, she trains future service dogs. Her other hobbies are professional photography and traveling.
We were overjoyed to add Lauren to our Brighton family in September 2018 as a Client Care Representative. Lauren puts both our patients and their owners at ease with her natural penchant for conversation and serene demeanor. Likewise, she gets great enjoyment from "building relationships with our pet families and working in the wonderful Brighton environment." Lauren comes from a useful background in emergency veterinary medicine and has worked previously as a certified medical coder. Her passions outside of work include amateur baking and loving on her fur-kids - Lylah and Benson (her pitties), and kitties - Mallory, Savannah, Sarah, Chicken-Mini, as well as her horses Amber and Leroy.