“As the practice manager, I get to draw on two of my other passions, teaching and coaching, to lead and develop our team. I believe in positive attitude, superior effort. I enjoy finding new ways to serve our clients better and improve the efficiency and operations of the clinic. Having more effective operations allows the staff to do what they do best – give caring, compassionate, focused care. One of my biggest joys is hearing someone in the community say they received great care for their pet from us.”
Matt holds an education and math degree and Master’s Degree in Education. He teaches in the Elkhart Community Schools system and has coached in several capacities throughout his tenure there. He became the financial officer for the practice in 2009 and transitioned to being the full time practice manager in 2014. Besides teaching and coaching, you will also find Matt spending time with family, and maintaining his bass fishing and golf skills.
“I chose veterinary medicine because I enjoyed caring for animals and wanted to work somewhere that used high quality medical care for all animals. My goal is that both client and patient are well taken care of and they leave happy and satisfied. My family includes my husband, and our four dogs and one cat.”
Erin has been with Noah’s Landing since 2006. She is our Floor Coordinator, handling the daily operations and client and patient flow throughout the hospital.
Floor Coordinator, Veterinary Assistant
“I’ve always had a passion for helping animals in need! I also love the science that goes along with knowing how the animal body functions. It can be a puzzle at times, but I enjoy assisting our veterinarians as they fill in the missing pieces. My goal with every patient is to make sure they’re as comfortable as they can be. Coming into a place with so many different smells can be quite overwhelming.
I try to look for the positive things in life. There is no reason to dwell on things you cannot change.”
Katie came to Noah’s originally as a veterinary assistant in 2013. After completing her certification exams, she became an RVT, and is now our Patient Care Team Leader. Her family includes Melvin, and their fur babies Gabby, Mittens, Bruno, and Crazy Taz.
“I chose to become a veterinary technician because I have always felt deeply for animals. I wanted to be able to care for them and provide a voice for those who can’t speak. One of my most important job is to provide a positive experience and keep our patients comfortable, as well as providing client education. I try to live by Ghandi’s words, ‘Be the change you wish to see in the world.’ I have two dogs and a ferret – Apollo, my German Shepherd, Dixie, my beagle, and Bilbo.”
Kaitlin became part of the patient care team at Noah’s in 2015. She is a registered veterinary technician and is on our patient care team, providing client education and caring for outpatients and hospitalized and surgery patients.
"I have been working with and caring for animals since I was a young child. I enjoy helping animals when they are sick and injured, and educating pet owners that have animals as part of their families. I do my best to interpret each patient's body language to help reduce their stress so that each visit to the clinic is pleasant and safe for both the doctor and the patient. I also try to efficiently gather information about the presenting problem of each patient so the doctor can efficiently diagnose and treat the illness or problem."
Jen has been a member of the Noah's team since 1986. She moved away for a few years, but returned in 1995 and has served as a veterinary assistant since that time. She has a young daughter and adult son, and she has made it a point to raise them around animals, reptiles, and insects so they understand the responsibilities for caring for animals. She hopes they in turn will pass this love and information on to their children some day.
“I chose veterinary medicine because I love animals and I love to learn new things. Every day is a whole new experience. I strive to provide the best care possible in a no fear atmosphere. I want to treat others how I want to be treated.
I am married and have two children. We have a dog, Mudge, and three cats named Flick, Clause, and Sebastian. “
Jon has been on the patient care team since 2016 and is in the process of completing his work towards becoming an RVT. He assists the doctors and technicians with many aspects of client education and patient care, from wellness to surgery patients.
“I wanted to be a part of bettering the lives of animals, so I chose veterinary medicine. I believe that both the clients and patients need to be treated with care and compassion while they are at the clinic.
My family consists of my dad, 3 sisters, 2 dogs, and a bearded dragon.”
Natosha joined the practice in 2017 and is in process of completing her qualifications for becoming an RVT. She is an assistant to the doctors and technicians, helping care for our patients in each department.
“I wanted to learn more about the animals that came into my life and help others, so I chose veterinary medicine. My main focus is help our patients and their owners with whatever they need and to be there for them both. I live by the mantra, ‘Give it your all, or not at all’. Besides my dad and sister, I call a horse named Pepper, 2 miniature donkeys named Sophia and Henry, a cat named Flynn, my dog, River Elli family.”
After completing a veterinary assistant program, Maddy became part of the Noah’s patient care team in 2016. She aids doctors and technicians in the outpatient as well as surgical arenas.
“I have always loved animals and knew from a very young age what I wanted to do. I want to be able to help owners have happy and healthy pets. I want to make sure that clients feel comfortable with leaving their pets in our hands. We take very good care of our boarding pets. I try to always work with a positive attitude and show respect to all. Besides my family (my parents and an older brother and sister), I also have three dogs (soon to be four!) and a goldfish at home."