Bluegrass Veterinary Vision

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

(502)242-5504

www.bluegrassvetvision.com

Our Staff

 

KATIE – VETERINARY TECHNICIAN SPECIALIST IN OPHTHALMOLOGY

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.

SAMANTHA – OFFICE MANAGER

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 cats...here’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.”

ANNA - VETERINARY TECHNICIAN

A graduate of Purdue University's premier Veterinary Technology program, Anna has been working in the veterinary field for 11 years, with 6 of those years directly as a veterinary technician.  Making a positive impact on the lives of both animals and their owners is always foremost in her professional approach, which is consistent with the mission of Bluegrass Veterinary Vision.

In her role as a highly experienced working veterinary technician, Anna has learned many practical and effective ways to manage and care for animals, and she willingly attempts to share with clients her expertise in welcoming and empathetic ways.  Walking her 6-year old pit bull mix, who Anna says can be, "A bit of a couch potato in the evenings," is something she looks forward to doing as much as she can...after all, a good walk is a great remedy for animal couch potatoes and human couch potatoes too!

KENNIE - VETERINARY ASSISTANT

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. 

BRITTNY - REMOTE RECEPTIONIST

 

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.