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Dr. Rita (Jung) Johnson, DVM, MPH

Dr. Rita (Jung) Johnson is a native of Evansville, IN and actually worked here before attending veterinary school. At Purdue, she pursued small, large and exotic animal medicine. She previously worked in emergency and exotic medicine in Louisville, KY and a mixed animal practice in Floyds Knobs, IN. She has a special interest in preventative health care, the prevention of zoonotic diseases (diseases passed from animals to people) and exotic pet medicine.


Dr. Johnsons free time is spent involved in outdoor activities with her husband, toddler son, and a mischievious Belgian Malinois (Maya) at home.


Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University, 2009


Masters of Public Health, University of Louisville, 2012

Dr. Amanda Kline, DVM

Dr. Amanda Kline is a native of Henderson, KY. She graduated from St Georges University. She has a special interest in surgery.  She is been a great fit and asset to our practice.


She enjoys travel and family, gardening and most outdoor activities. Jeep riding with her husband is a top summertime activity.


Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

St Georges University, 2011

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Judy Voegel, RVT

Judy is only outlasted in this hospital by Dr. Cates. The value of her experience with people and pets is unmeasurable. Judy is our practical joker, so keep an eye out for her.


When not following her daughter's sports around, she is likely to be discussing Purdue sports, walking her Australian Shepherd Dixie, or brushing her cat Jubil (who refuses to groom himself). She also loves gardening so much, she started a clinic minigarden in addition to her 2 home gardens.


Registered Veterinary Technician

Purdue University, 1982

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Ashley Sellers

Ashley has worked in animal care for many years prior to pursuing her fitness career. She came back to us because she missed veterinary medicine so much and we are very happy to have her back! She will often be that smiling face welcoming you in the door, but really she is a "jack of all trades" and pops up in multiple areas of the hospital. Her return has really rounded out our animal care team!


Ashley spends her free time with her husband and son, their pup Scooter and cats. Of course, Ashley still spends much of her free time at the gym. Don't let her tiny stature fool you. She's the strongest one in the building!


Animal Care Specialist

15 years

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Julia Steiner, RVT

Julia is a native of Evansville and a graduate of Reitz Class '02. She went straight to Purdue and graduated with a BS in both Animal Agribusiness and Veterinary Technology in 2008.

Julia's husband Michael is a wildlife biologist and she has a son, Mason. The rest of the family is filled with their German Wirehaired Pointer named Ziba and 2 cats, Stanley, and Wesley. She enjoys time with family and friends, cooking, boating and reading.


Registered Veterinary Technician

Purdue University, 2007

Jessica Hewig

Jessi has worked in animal care for many years with both large and small animal patients. She is new to St Joe, but grew up on the west side and is a graduate of Reitz High School.

Jessi spends her free time with her family, pets and riding horses.


Animal Care Specialist

15 years

Sarah Hammond, RVT

Sarah is a registered veterinary technician born and raised in Evansville. She graduated from Murray State University in May of 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology, then immediately started her career here. She first fell in love with St Joe Vet during her internship in the summer of 2015. She has special interests in assisting surgeries and dental hygiene.


She enjoys spending free time with her cat, Heather and  her dog, Bailey. She is also one of the most positive people you will meet and can put anyone in a better mood.


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Murray State University, 2016

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Samantha Russler, RVT

Samantha is currently attending the Harrison College veterinary technician program. She has interests in behavior and training as well and has been involved with a variety of local rescue organizations.

She has four dogs, two cats and a rabbit at home to keep her busy.


Veterinary Technician

Harrison College, 2016

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Olivia Lockyear

Olivia is at Purdue University as a PreVeterinary Student. She has been our kennel assistant for a several years. When she is on breaks from school, she is here ensuring that the primary needs of our boarded and hospitalized pets are met.


Olivia's dog Bandit misses her greatly when she is away and we do too.



Kennel Assistant

4 years

Katlyn Marshall

Katlyn is at Murray State University as a PreVeterinary Student. She has been a kennel assistant for several years since first job-shadowing for a high school class. She is back here to work at every school break and some weekends.


She has a cat named Kimber, that she lovingly calls "little football."


Kennel Assistant

2 years

Shelby Wilkinson

Shelby is a student at IUPUI and began working here in high school. We rely on her for lots of different tasks around the practice. Most frequently you will see her face at the reception desk or as one of the first voices you hear on the phone.


She has a puppy, Sophie, at her parents home and a kitten, Nala, with her at college.


Reception & Kennel Assistant

3 years

Virginia Sanabria

Virginia is a high school student at FJ Reitz High School and interested in a career in veterinary medicine. She helps support our technicians with the treatment and care of all of our boarding and hospitalized patients.


She is active in 4H with her dogs; Buddy & Indy.


Kennel Assistant

1 year