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Dr. Brandy Doggett
Owner of Striegel Animal Hospital

Brandy Doggett

I come from a family with a long line of military service. I joined the Navy after high school and worked as an Aviation Electronics Technician. When it came time to reenlist for third tour I realized I could not leave my 4-legged children behind any longer. I think my parents were grateful they no longer got calls from me asking how my fur-babies were! Instead I moved to Knoxville TN and prepared for a second career in veterinary medicine, fulfilling my lifelong dream! I currently have 6 dogs, 3 cats, 1 horse, 2 cows and 3 goats - all of whom are spoiled rotten! I have recently taken up stand-up paddle boarding (my Labrador is VERY happy that I did!) and have begun exploring the local lakes on the weekends.

Michelle Rickard
Certified Veterinary Technician

Michelle Rickard

I graduated from Murray State University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science degree.  My area of study focused on animal health which allowed me to pursue my certificate as a Veterinary Technician.  My career started in Louisville, Kentucky as an emergency Veterinary Technician.  In 2003 my husband, Eric and I moved to Southern Illinois.  I have worked as a Veterinary Technician in the Southern Illinois area from 2003-2011 and particularly at Striegel Animal Hospital from 2009-2011.  I returned to school in 2009 and attended JALC in pursuit of a nursing career.  In 2011 I received my LPN degree.  I worked as an LPN from 2011-2015 and had a wonderful experience, but missed the animals.  In June of 2015 I had a great opportunity to return to Striegel Animal Hospital and began a great new chapter in my career back with the animals!  In my spare time I love to spend time with my family.  My husband Eric, daughter Helen, son Lucas, Golden Retriever Penny, and kitty Moose.

Betsy Mitchell
Certified Veterinary Technician

Betsy Mitchell

Hey there! My name is Betsy and I am a Certified Veterinary Technician and graduated from the Vet Tech Institute of Indianapolis in December of 2009. I came to Striegel Animal Hospital in April of 2010 after working at a previous veterinary clinic, Greenwood Animal Hospital, in Indianapolis, and as an animal caretaker at Best Friends Pet Care, also in Indy. I love working here because of the people that I work with; we are like a family and get along with each other so well. When I’m not here, I absolutely love spending time with the love of my life, Matt, and also my fur babies. I have a little pug/beagle mix named Willis (who is more like my son), and my 2 cats, Ms. Kitty and June. I also enjoy going to music festivals, hiking, camping, kayaking/canoeing, spending time with my family and friends, and hitting the wine trail every once in a while :)

Sarah Dean
Veterinary Receptionist

Sarah Dean

I am a Receptionist at Striegel Animal Hospital. I have been working here since April of 2011. I was working in the photography lab at Sam’s club and needed a full time job so I came to Striegel where I have really grown to love it here! Working for Dr. Doggett is one of the best things that has happened to me, she is such a blessing. I currently live in Johnston City with my husband, Josh, daughter, Emma and one dog, AJ he is a Maltese Poodle mix and I would describe him as a “class clown”. When I am not at work, I enjoy being outside, taking AJ for a walk and spending time with my family.

Debbie Mifflin
Veterinary Receptionist

Debbie Mifflin

I have been a receptionist at Striegel Animal Hospital since March 1996. I worked previously at a veterinary hospital in my hometown of Du Quoin, IL for about 5 years. I have especially enjoyed having Dr. Doggett take over ownership of the hospital. She is an awesome veterinarian and friend. My interests are mainly my pets. At the present time I have 1 dog, Memphis (who is more like my child!) 4 cats; Cuddles, Theo, Leo & Teddy and 1 turtle, Turtle Man. I also enjoy working on mine & my husband’s house and I love to go walking and/or hiking with Memphis & going camping.

Shelli Peterman
Veterinary Receptionist

Shelli Peterman

I came to Striegel Animal Hospital in February of 2014, after working over 30 years in the retail field. I have learned so much from Dr. Doggett and the incredible staff in my time here. Dr. Doggett is so knowledgeable and caring, and I personally owe her a debt of gratitude as she has saved my dog (daughter) Maggie’s life twice! My husband Jeff and I have 4 dogs; Maggie, Ransom, Rocky and Maybelle, and 9 cats; Iverson, Memphis, Tucker, Tatum, Jelly, Bam, Badger, Billie and Sunny, all of whom we love dearly. We also have an awesome son Dallas, who lives in Texas (but not in Dallas!) Some of my favorite activities are boating, hiking & sunning. I am a summer girl!

Palmer
Greeter

Palmer

DOB: 8-15-07

My name is Palmer, I can usually be found with the receptionists or in my kitty condo looking out the windows. I love to help! I always have to give my approval on everything that is done in the clinic. I will lick you to give my approval. I also really like to eat, sometimes I even help the staff out by eating holes in the bags of food for sale and then eat the food so it doesn’t go bad. The staff doesn’t appreciate that very much though. I have Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and take medication to help my heart.

Piper
Greeter

Piper

DOB: 8-14-07

My name is Piper, you can usually find me sleeping in Shelli’s chair in the reception area, it’s my favorite spot. If I am not up front, I am usually in a box sleeping somewhere. I love to rearrange the receptionist desks and put papers on the floor. I love to have belly rubs. I have Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy as well and take medication to help my heart.

Walnut
Official Cabinet Opener

Walnut

DOB: 8-24-11

My name is Walnut, I am a little shy at first and will run when someone approaches me. I am finally coming out of my shell. I like to get into everything! I love to be right next to you when you are eating and try to steal your food. My sisters and brother and I all came from a place in Ohio where we got to test out food! What a life, right?

Ford
Official Facial Giver

Ford

DOB: 11-19-04

My name is Ford, I am a very petite little girl with bilateral hip dysplasia problems, although, I don’t let that stop me from climbing or jumping on anything. For the most part, you can find me in my bed in the back of the hospital or upfront sharing with Debbie. I am a very sweet girl and love to give anyone and everything a bath.