Meet Our Team

Doctors

Amanda Hitchcock
DVM

Amanda Hitchcock

DVM

Dr. Amanda Hitchcock graduated from Ross University of Veterinary Medicine. She brings such a unique and passionate drive to the hospital, as she fit right in when completing an externship with us previously. Dr. Hitchcock is originally from ALASKA! Yes, that’s right, all the way from Alaska, to Ohio, to here in Alma, Michigan. She is so excited to become an active part in our community, and to further explore her passion for growth as she meets and builds meaningful relationships with our patients and their owners. She most enjoys the diversity of Veterinary Medicine, and that no two days are ever the same! Dr. Hitchcock shares her home with her two dogs, Annie, and Moose, her two cats, Soy Sauce and Daphne, and last but certainly not least, her husband Paul!

Abigail Scharboneau
DVM

Abigail Scharboneau

DVM

Dr. Abigail Scharboneau graduated from Michigan State University! She grew up in Dundee, Michigan and both she and her husband attended Alma College! She is looking forward to being back in the community and planting her roots as she begins to care for the patients within the community. Dr. Scharboneau enjoys being able to create strong and effective bonds with both people and their pets to help owners provide their pet with a happy, and healthy life! She and her husband have one cat named Artemis, and a dog named Apollo who are truly the world’s best entertainment, though Artemis is sure, he is simply the ruler of all things and the star of the show. We are elated to have her on our team!

Management

Jessica, LVT
Hospital Practice Manager

Jessica, LVT

Hospital Practice Manager

Jessica graduated from Baker College in 2016 and after passing her board examinations, became a licensed Veterinary technician. She enjoys client education and critical patient care, both of which support our hospitals medical team! In addition, she has spent the last 4 years stepping into various management roles within the industry and has found a passion for managing Veterinary teams. Here at State Road Animal Hospital, she manages the practice overseeing client, patient, and staff needs! She enjoys spending time with her husband and their 4 year old daughter when not on the clock, and you can find her outdoors or poolside with family and friends most days!

Kris
Assistant Manager

Kris

Assistant Manager

Kris has been a dedicated asset to State Road Animal Hospital for the past 15 years! While she has an array of talents, our favorite is certainly being the glue that holds the everyday chaos together. She is always working on something in the background to ensure that all is running smoothly. When Kris is not at work, she enjoys caring for our clinic cats, as they “vacation” with her every weekend. Her favorite place to be when she is not at the hospital, is Mackinaw Island, enjoying the beautiful scenery. She enjoys life theater movies, and all things George Clooney.

Veterinary Technicians

Brandi, LVT
Lead Licensed Veterinary Technician

Brandi, LVT

Lead Licensed Veterinary Technician

Brandi graduated from Michigan State University, GO GREEN! Upon passing her board examinations, she joined the State Road Animal Hospital team as a Licensed Veterinary Technician! While she adores each patient she encounters, she has a soft spot for the English Bull Dogs we see! If one is in the building, you know where she is. She is our social butterfly here at State Road, and we appreciate her daily hard work and dedication to our medical team! When not at work, she enjoys camping, kayaking, and various other outdoor activities with her husband. In addition to her pets, she also enjoys being a plant mom!

Katie, LVT
Licensed Veterinary Technician

Katie, LVT

Katie graduated from Michigan State University and has since found a love for patient nutrition! She has even obtained her certification as a certified nutrition counselor to better advocate for her patients! Katie enjoys providing supportive nursing care to her patients, as well as helping to educate owners on proper nutrition and pet care to help increase the years and moments spent with their fur babies. She has two cats, Goose and Puck, as well as one dog named JJ! Aside from her pets, she shares her home and free time with her husband and their two sons.

Kylee, LVT
Licensed Veterinary Technician

Kylee, LVT

Kylee is one of our talented Licensed Veterinary Technicians! She has been an immeasurable addition to our team and always brings a bit of spunk to our day. Kylee’s passion for Veterinary Medicine began at an early age, and to this day she enjoys helping patients live long and healthy lives. Nursing care is one of her favorite parts of the job. When Kylee isn’t at work, she loves spending time with her beloved dogs, as well as family. If she isn’t at work, you can find her painting or in the kitchen baking something delicious!

Veterinary Assistants

Rachael
Certified Veterinary Assistant

Rachael

Certified Veterinary Assistant

Rachael is State Road Animal Hospital’s certified Veterinary assistant! She has been with State Road a total of roughly 1.5 years, providing outstanding patient care. On a day-to-day basis, she keeps our busy schedule moving along by assisting both our DVMs and our Veterinary technicians! She has and continues to be a great asset to our medical team. When Rachael is not at the clinic, she is an avid member of her church, and is always involved in something extracurricular. She also enjoys spending quality time with her pets at home when she is away from the busy activity here at State Road.

Hayley
Veterinary Assistant

Hayley

Veterinary Assistant

Hayley comes to us from California! She has a love for Veterinary Medicine, and it shows when she is here at State Road. She is currently attending classes at CMU, and visits her twin sister back home. She loves outdoor activities, and spending her time enjoying moments and experiences. She has a kind and compassionate heart, and we are grateful to work alongside her!

Lexi
Veterinary Assistant

Lexi

Veterinary Assistant

Lexi joined State Road Animal Hospital in February of 2021, shortly after she and her husband relocated to the area from Texas! Her dedication and passion are truly reflected within her work, and she is undoubtedly a skillful asset to State Road’s medical team! She is always in search of the next opportunity to learn from something within the hospital, and that is just one thing we love about her. Lexi enjoys relaxing days at the beach and has a passion for traveling, mostly anywhere with water. There is nothing she loves more than spending her free time enjoying the company of her husband their son Aiden!

Emma
Veterinary Assistant

Emma

Veterinary Assistant

Emma is a pre-veterinary student who joined us in January of 2022! She is currently attending CMU and will be applying to Vet schools later this year. She brings a peaceful aura to the team, and has such an easy going and can do attitude. She is great at making patients feel comfortable, and we cannot wait to see where her journey in Veterinary Medicine takes her! She is such a great addition to our team!

Sam
Veterinary Assistant

Sam

Veterinary Assistant

Sam is one of our Certified Veterinary Assistants here at State Road Animal Hospital! When at work, it can be difficult to find Sam! She is always busy and on the go. She treats each patient as if they are her own pet, and has a heart of gold. Our team is grateful for the calming aura she brings the team each day. Her favorite part about the job is that no two days are the same, seeing and guiding patients through difficult emergencies is always a rewarding experience. When Sam isn’t at work, you can find her camping with her husband and their fur children! She loves enjoying the great outdoors and the company of her pets.

Customer Service Representatives

Lisette
Client Services Representative

Lisette

Client Services Representative

Lisette has grown up within the local community and has always had a hand in the animal world in one way or another. She joined State Road Animal hospital in 2020 as a talented CSR! She thoroughly enjoys the busy atmosphere of the Veterinary industry, and while some days feel like chaos, she creates a world of structured chaos. When not at work, she enjoys being a boy mom to her 4-year-old son, in addition to running her own business! There is nothing she cannot make; custom signs, t-shirts, tumblers, you name it, she can make it. Though the most enjoyable hobby of all for Lisette, is planting and raising her cut flower gardens.

Chelsea
Client Services Representative

Chelsea

Client Services Representative

Chelsea has been one of State Road Animal Hospital’s dedicated CSRs since 2018! She has a real passion for continued growth and is always looking for opportunities to further dedicate herself to the clinic, as well as the community that we serve. Chelsea is a multi-skilled asset to the team at State Road, and her experience and expertise are always highly appreciated. When she isn’t dedicating her time to the clinic, she enjoys weekly camping trips during the summertime, though outdoor activities in general are her go to relaxation activity!