Bluegrass Veterinary Vision

500 N. English Station Road STE 11
Louisville, KY 40223


Our Staff



Veterinary medicine professional achievement and advancement are hallmarks of Bluegrass Veterinary Vision (BVV). Consistent with that, Katie is distinguished as being only the 13th person in the USA to have earned the title of “Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS) in Ophthalmology.” Katie is a member of the Academy of Veterinary Ophthalmology Technicians and is a member of the Academy’s licensing committee. Additionally, Katie earned her associate’s degree from Brown Mackie College in veterinary technology. Katie has worked with Dr. Tolar for more than a decade.

A lifelong Louisville area resident, Katie is also an artist with interests in painting; especially watercolors. Katie’s pet household speaks to who she is...she is a pet mom to: a blind Yorkie mix dog, a Rottweiler mix, Prancer the Chihuahua, and Petrie a house sparrow she hand-raised because it was an abandoned chick in a barn. Katie has a, “Sweet spot for small breed senior dogs,” and she enjoys helping out with a rescue that works exclusively with senior pets.


Bluegrass Veterinary Vision (BVV) functions so well because of team work. It respects and understands that it takes the talents of many, each with diverse skill sets, to offer the best care and experience. Samantha brings her outstanding business acumen to BVV every day! Her educational background includes an associate’s degree specialized in accounting, and will soon have her bachelor’s degree in business management. Samantha’s passion for animals coupled with her strong business background makes her an ideal fit for maintaining BVV’s medical records, daily bookkeeping, making appointments, and fielding general information questions.

Samantha is a pet-mom to 4 dogs (one dog has only one eye, and another has only three legs), and 3’s the remarkable part...ALL of Samantha’s pets are rescues. Brava! Samantha is into cooking and baking, drawing and painting, and finds time to go hiking.

To quote Samantha, “I can’t imagine not working around animals. It is an exceptional feeling going home every day knowing I made a difference in an animal’s life.”


Haleigh has been blessed with two large families...a large and close knit human family who all enjoy spending time together, and a large menagerie family of many cats and dogs, a bird, and challenged animals such as her blind Border Collie, and her ongoing rescue efforts with kittens which includes her dedication to rehabilitating them so that they can become healthy enough for adoption and move on to their forever homes.

Here at Bluegrass Veterinary Vision we believe that having Vet Tech’s like Haleigh, who have a strong balance of education, professional experience, and are a caring people-oriented person in addition to having a fierce love for animals is what it takes to deliver the best in high quality veterinary ophthalmology. Haleigh has had a love for animals ever since she was very small, and she believes that working in the field of veterinary medicine is indeed, “...a very rewarding job.” 


Bluegrass Veterinary Vision knew they had discovered someone special when Kennie said to us, “I love to help animals who can’t voice their complaints or help themselves. Veterinary medicine is infinitely intriguing and there’s always something to learn.”  Kennie is a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant and a Certified Ophthalmic Scribe.  She also maintains her membership with the International Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO), which is yet another way she continues to learn and keep up-to-date in the world of professional ophthalmology. 

Kennie shares her home with a large number of pets, but admittedly her favorite is her 10-year old cat “CC” who always follows her around, and who Kennie calls the, “...light of my life.”  The bigger the better is what Kennie looks for in jigsaw puzzles, she also enjoys playing video games, writing fiction short stories, and she especially loves to rescue cats. 



One of Bluegrass Veterinary Vision’s goals is to make the clients’ experience in obtaining excellent veterinary vision care to be a seamless experience. To deliver on that goal requires a true team effort, a team effort that utilizes and capitalizes upon the diverse skill sets of many individuals. Typically, one of the first members of our team that the client may interact with is our receptionist, Brittny. She has an in-depth understanding of our office and business protocols in working with clients, professional referrals, appointments, and billing questions. Brittny has worked in veterinary emergency and specialty centers since 2014, giving her a broad base of knowledge. As diverse as Brittny’s professional skill sets are, her own away from work interests are equally diverse! Brittny enjoys spending time with her family and her rescue pets, Drippy and Papito! She is also a fan of true crime stories, including listening to podcasts and reading about them, and art.