Our Careteam


Certified Veterinary Technician

Brooke joined us in August 2017. She is a 2017 graduate of the Parkland College Veterinary Technology program and joins us as a Certified Veterinary Technician. Brooke has always been very passionate about animals and has a dog, Oscar and a cat, Harvey. She spends her spare time outdoors kayaking and spending time with her animals.


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Jessi is our receptionist here at Northside and has been with us since September 2017. Jessi loves to bake and enjoys crafting in her free time. She lives in Mount Auburn with her husband Jimmy, their daughter Luna, and their two cats, Nelson and TT.

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Veterinary Assistant

Camille is a part time Veterinary Assistant. She is working with us while she goes to Lincoln Land Community College. Her plans are to apply to Veterinary Technician programs in the future, and she is very passionate about working with animals. She spends her spare time with her dog, Shep.


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Poppins Thompson

CED (Chief Executive Dog)

Poppins is Dr. Thompson’s dog and spends her days at the clinic overseeing Dr. Thompson’s appointments. Her favorite activities include riding to the bank to get treats, hovering near the treat jar, and guarding her food bowl, just in case.  


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Animal Caretaker, Clinic Maintenance

Rick holds the titles of Animal Caretaker and Clinic Maintenance here at Northside. He has been in charge of our kennels since February of 1996. He likes caring for animals and watching them heal and get healthy again. In his free time, Rick loves to fish whenever he gets a chance. His dog is named Rude, which is short for Evinrude.

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Anne is our groomer. She possesses 18 years of experience as a pet groomer and joined NSVC in March 2010. She is good at her job because she has so much patience with the pets she grooms. She lives in Springfield with 3 dogs, Joey Joey Jo-Jo (a Weiner dog), P.P. Smacks the Jacks (JRT) and Phish, an English cocker spaniel. She also has 2 Siamese cats named Moo Moo Shuchix and Egg Fu Yong Fu. In case you hadn’t noticed, Anne is famous for giving her pets unusual names! She truly enjoys working with the wonderful people at NSVC.

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Gertrude a.k.a. Gertie

Clinic Cat

Gertie is our Clinic Cat here at Northside Veterinary Clinic. She joined the NSVC team in 2003.  Her uncanny ability to completely ignore dogs earned her a permanent spot at the clinic after being abandoned. She enjoys spending time in packing boxes, chewing on her catnip plant, entertaining employees, and greeting clients!

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Veterinary Assistant

Taylor is a Veterinary Assistant with us. She started here in 2013 as a kennel worker. She has a dog named Ellie and three cats: Mustachio, Roxxie, and Roscoe. Taylor loves to be outdoors and spends her spare time hiking, riding four wheelers, and swimming.


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