Having had everything from iguanas and dogs to mice and hermit crabs, Shannon is definitely an animal lover! She even keeps an emergency kit in her vehicle in case she runs into a hurt animal! Shannon’s previous work includes managing multiple internal medicine practices and home care for the elderly. She has always gravitated towards working with animals though, so here she is! She gets the best of both worlds!
Jessica grew up constantly surrounded by animals- dogs, cats, ferrets, fish, reptiles- so it only felt natural to enter the veterinary field after school. She grew up in the Bronx and slowly migrated through Westchester and Putnam, eventually settling into Dutchess County. Jessica has been working in the veterinary field for over 10 years as both an assistant and receptionist and joined Dr. Haight’s team in the summer of 2020.
Jessica has a passion for helping owners with their beloved family members, and cherishes the insight that serving two roles within the field has afforded her when it comes to helping owners make the best decisions for their pets.
Rob grew up around animals his entire life. As a kid Rob had dogs, cats and pigs. Not the small pigs, but the bigger ones that a little kid could ride. The pigs’ names were Leonard and Penny! Over the years the animals would take their trips to the rainbow bridge, but like anyone with animals know you can’t have a quiet house for too long. The house always had some fury friend running around. As Rob got older he ventured into different things, and eventually went to college for Exercise Science and Wellness. After graduating and dabbling in some Personal Training Rob decided to go to school to become a Veterinary Technician. Rob started working as a Kennel Assistant at an Animal Hospital while attending school, but unfortunately the Animal Hospital worked a lot with stray and captured dogs which lead to many dogs being euthanized. This was hard for Rob to deal with and he eventually transferred schools to pursue Geology and Environmental Biology. While attending school the animal field was always in the background for Rob like a faint whisper saying “ Where did you go”? He final cracked and jumped back in. He started working as a Veterinary Assistant and loved seeing new dogs and cats every day. As he learned more over the years he realized how fast paced and constant animal care is and how scared some animals are to be there. Rob is a welcome addition to the team!
At the very early age of five years old, Tiffany always said she wanted to be a veterinarian. As a kid Tiffany had brought home an injured chipmunk and tried to save it. Tiffany’s parents were not a fan of her bringing injured animals into the home. Her parents later in life enrolled her to volunteer at the Trevor Millbrook Zoo. Tiffany has worked in customer service for over 10 years and loved helping people. She then decided to do both by opening up her own pet sitting service. Still Tiffany wanted to be doing more in the community by helping pet parents and their pet family. Billings Animal Hospital was the perfect opportunity to do both! Tiffany is a first time loving pet parent of her current cat Ozzy, and looks forward to meeting you and your furry family.
Alyssa started working with us at the end of the summer 2019. She loves all animals and has had rats, two sugar gliders (Cheddar and Biscuit), a ball python, a red tail boa, and a dog! Alyssa’s compassion for animals started at a young age and continued to grow.
Kristin was fortunate enough to grow up in a household with animals and has the greatest memories of being a little girl dressing up her dogs and pushing them around the house in a toy shopping cart. By the time she was 15 she knew she wanted to work with animals and started volunteering at a local animal hospital, as well as, started working with a dog groomer in the same summer. Kristin quickly learned that veterinary medicine is where she wanted to end up. She graduated from Highland high school and went onto Suny Ulster Community College where she graduated with an A.A.S. in veterinary technology. She became an LVT in 2012 and also studied Pre-veterinary medicine at Marist college. Years of experience in dog breeding has taught her the value of life. Her passion for animals and love of making lasting memories with patients and owners is why she loves general practice so much.
Sarah has wanted to work with animals for as long as she can remember. Her dream job has always been to work in zoo animal behavior and communication. From working with cats and dogs to spending the day at the zoo, Sarah is most at home when there are animals around.
Born and raised in Hyde Park, NY, Sarah received her Bachelor’s degree in 2010 from Marist College in Behavioral Psychology. She also graduated from SUNY Ulster County Community College with her A.A.S. in Veterinary Technology in 2015 and was licensed that same year.