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Lance Huffer, DVM

Lance Huffer, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. J.L. Huffer has been practicing veterinary medicine in the area for over 30 years. He graduated from Purdue University with his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine and from IU Bloomington with his Bachelors. Dr. Huffer is a member of the American Veterinary Dental Society, the American Veterinary Medical Society, the American Animal Hospital Association, and the Indiana Veterinary Medical Association. He and his wife have two grown sons. His area of interest is veterinary dentistry and he is expanding the dental services at Family Pet Health Center. As well as offering cleanings and treatment of periodontal disease, Dr. Huffer is able to offer periodontal surgeries, complicated tooth extractions, intraoral radiology, root canals, orthodontics and much more. Aside from Dr. Huffer’s veterinary interests, he also enjoys bicycling and Irish music.
Mathew J. Rock, DVM

Mathew J. Rock, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. Mathew Rock graduated from Washington State University with a Masters of Science in Animal Science / Nutrition in 1998 and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. His areas of interest are internal medicine and soft tissue surgery. He has experience working on both large and small animals. Most recently Dr. Rock has attended Purdue University’s Fall Conference for continuing education. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing and hunting. Dr. Rock lives on a small sheep farm in Lakeville, Indiana, with his wife and six children.

Stephenie Rensberger, DVM

Stephenie Rensberger, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. Stephenie Rensberger graduated from Purdue University in 1991. She has been practicing at FPHC since 2001 and became a partner/owner in 2008. Her areas of interest are holistic medicine, soft tissue surgery, and internal medicine. She is a member of the AVMA, AHVMA, IVMA, MVMA, AASRP. She and her husband live on a farm west of Rochester. They raise Gelbvieh beef cattle, Boer goats, and hay. They also have several dogs, including two Great Danes, cats, and horses. She enjoys gardening, reading, and art. She is very involved with 4-H and FFA.
Chelsea

Chelsea

Practice Manager

Chelsea began her career at Family Pet Health Center in April of 2015. She has lived in the South Bend area all of her life and loves it! She and her husband Jeff have a son, Emmett, and two rescue dogs, Mister and Lulu. Her favorite parts of her job are serving people who love their pets and working with an amazing and talented group of people. In her spare time, she enjoys playing with her son and dogs, walks, board games, crafting and reading.
Barb

Barb

Office Manager

Barb started her career with FPHC in 1977 as a kennel attendant. She knew at an early age that her life would always revolve around animals! She lives on a farm in Bremen with her husband, Dave. They have a menagerie of pets which includes three dogs, three cats, five goats, two horses, two llamas and a mule. Her hobbies include gardening, tending to her animals, embroidery, and bowling. She and Dave are active church members and die-hard Cubs fans!!
Kim

Kim

Certified Veterinary Assistant

Kim began her career at FPHC in August of 2015. She has been in the veterinary medicine field since 2008, and graduated from the Penn Foster Veterinary Assistant Program in 2012. Her interests in the field include ultrasound and animal behavior. Kim has been married to her husband, Andrew, for 24 years and together they have three cats – Ava, Kahlan, and Arya – who keep them on their toes. In her free time, Kim likes to read and cook.
Chelsea

Chelsea

Registered Veterinary Technician

Chelsea graduated from the Vet Tech Institute at International Business College in Fort Wayne, IN, in 2008. She graduated with an associated degree in veterinary technology, then proceeded to get licensed in 2009 as a registered veterinary technician. Chelsea first started working in the veterinary field at age 17, showing an interest during high school. She joined the Family Pet Health Center team in October 2016. Her interests include feline medicine and behavior. Chelsea lives in Goshen with her two cats, Betty Rubble and Norman Bates. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with friends and family. She also enjoys gym time, training for races, and running.
Mindy

Mindy

Registered Veterinary Technician

Mindy graduated from Purdue University in 2005 with a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. She continued her schooling at Purdue and became a registered veterinary technician in 2006. Mindy has worked in the veterinary field since graduation, and she joined FPHC in July of 2011. Her interests include holistic medicine and client education. Mindy and her husband, Ben, live in Warsaw with their 3 dogs: Moises, a Beagle, Marlin, a Foxhound, and Parker, a German Shepherd mix. Outside of work, Mindy spends her time with friends and family. She enjoys mountain biking, hiking, softball, and drawing.
Samantha

Samantha

Registered Veterinary Technician

Samantha became part of the Family Pet Health Center team in April 2015. She was born in Chicago, IL, but grew up in the South Bend area. She graduated from International Business College in 2011. Samantha has 5 cats who are her babies. She spends most of her “free time” working on her fixer-upper of a house.
Summer

Summer

Registered Veterinary Technician

Summer graduated from Brown Mackie College of South Bend with an Associate’s Degree in Animal Science in 2010. She became a Registered Veterinary Technician that same year. Summer started working with Dr. Huffer at Lakeville Veterinary Clinic in 2009, and started working part-time at Family Pet Health Center in 2012, before coming on at full-time at FPHC in 2015. Her interests include dentistry, homeopathy and nutrition. She hopes to obtain her VTS in dentistry in the next few years. Summer currently lives in Lakeville with her husband, Tyler, and their children Vera, Evelyn and Montgomery. She also has a dog named Honey and is looking forward to adding a feline companion to their family soon. Summer enjoys nature, hiking, camping, reading, yoga, DIY projects, drawing, gardening and painting.
Aubrey

Aubrey

Veterinary Assistant

Aubrey began her career at Family Pet Health center in September 2017, after completing two externships in the clinic. She graduated from Brown Mackie College in South Bend in 2017, with an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology. She always wanted a career in the medical field and figured out that she fit in better in the field of Veterinary Medicine. She has two spoiled dogs, Bean and Skip, and enjoys anything outdoors and spending time with family.
Kelsey

Kelsey

Veterinary Assistant

Kelsey has been with Family Pet Health Center since May of 2015. She has two dogs, Elle, a corgi mix, and Max, a terrier mix. She also has a rabbit named Monica. Kelsey’s goal is to attend school to become a veterinary technician. In her spare time she enjoys shopping, playing with her puppy, and watching movies.
Maribel

Maribel

Veterinary Assistant

Maribel received her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology in May 2014. She started her career at Family Pet Health Center as a kennel assistant and is now training to be a veterinary assistant. She has a 5 year old Mini Schnauzer, Indy, and 2 cockatiels. When she has free time, she likes taking her dog on trails and painting around the house.
Meghan

Meghan

Veterinary Assistant

Meghan graduated from Brown Mackie College with an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology in 2016 and began her career at Family Pet Health Center in July of 2017. She lives in Niles, Michigan, with her two cats, Capone and Princess (aka Ohno), two dogs, Chewy and Nellie, and her horse, Libby. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, being a 4H leader, riding horses and just being outdoors.
Dawn

Dawn

Client Care Specialist

Dawn started working at Family Pet Health Center in March of 2017. She lives in Niles with her husband and daughter. Together they have 2 dogs, 5 cats, and 2 horses. In her spare time she loves trail riding, spending time with family, and snuggling with her dogs.
Gabi

Gabi

Client Care Specialist

Gabi began her career at Family Pet Health Center in October 2017. She moved to the South Bend area in 2013 and was a client before joining our team. She is so happy to be at such a great clinic! She has two very playful and mischievous cats at home, Loki, a 7-year-old Bengal, and Luna, a 2-year-old calico. She enjoys spending time with her husband of five years and in her free time likes to cook, read, knit and kayak. She also spends a lot of time in the yoga studio.
Haley

Haley

Client Care Specialist

Haley began her career at Family Pet Health Center in September 2017. She has an Associate’s Degree in science through Lake Michigan College and is currently enrolled in the Veterinary Technology Program through Penn Foster. She has three cats (Emmy, Bonnie, and Ava), two rats (Marvin and Melmen), a chocolate lab puppy (Daisy) and a fish. She loves to be outdoors, fish/hunt, travel and spend time with her boyfriend.
Kelly

Kelly

Client Care Specialist

Kelly graduated from Purdue University – Boiler up! – and has been a Registered Veterinary Technician for 8 years. She decided to change her path in veterinary medicine and landed at Family Pet Health Center as a Customer Care Specialist. She and her husband live in Osceola with their cat, Marlin, dog, Tobie, and Leopard Gecko, Elliott. Kelly is a total cat fanatic and loyal Purdue fan. She loves to read, shoot at the range, be with family and friends, and travel to the Caribbean.
Bev

Bev

Kennel Attendant

Beverly has been a kennel attendant with Family Pet Health Center since 1994. She truly enjoys taking care of the animals at the clinic. She has two dogs and three cats at home of her own. Toby Joe and Lexie Louanna are both rescued dogs; they share their home with three feline friends: Kate, Ringo, and Sir Hobo Pumpernickel. In Beverly’s spare time she enjoys yard work, fishing, traveling, and going to car shows.
Dawn

Dawn

Kennel Attendant

Dawn joined the Family Pet Health Center team in June of 2017 but discovered her passion for animal care in 2014. In her free time, she volunteers at a local no-kill animal shelter. Her hobbies include cats, cats, and more cats. She also enjoys classic heavy metal and rock music, craft beer and video games.
Max

Max

Kennel Attendant

Bio coming soon.

Stephanie

Stephanie

Kennel Attendant

Stephanie started with Family Pet Health Center in February of 2011. When she is not busy caring for the animals here at the clinic she enjoys traveling, wine, organic gardening, cross stitching and listening to music. She has a Guinea Pig named Wilber and A LOT of cats at home!
Ali

Ali

Data Entry

Ali joined the Family Pet Health Center team in January 2016. She has lived in Michiana all of her life and went to the University of Notre Dame for her bachelor’s degree. After graduation in May 2016, she began school at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine working towards becoming a veterinarian. She enjoys gaining clinical experience and learning how to care for your pets! In her spare time, she loves camping, kayaking, and spending time with her family and her cat, Osiris.

Mariah

Mariah

Data Entry

Mariah started working at FPHC in May of 2015. She grew up in Three Rivers, MI and moved to the South Bend area in 2009. She volunteers and fosters for a local animal rescue group and is going to school at IUSB for a major in Women’s and Gender Studies. She likes to read and write in her “free time”. She also enjoys cuddling with her 8 cats(Big Boy, Suki, Banshee, Gypsy, Piggy, Little Man, Bubby, and Roman), her dog (Dobby), and her bunny (Clayton).

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Our Address

2910 Mishawaka Ave.
South Bend, Indiana, 46615
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Our Hours

Mon: 8:00am – 7:00pm
Tues: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Wed: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Thurs: 8:00am – 7:00pm
Fri: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

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Phone: 574-282-2303
Fax: 574-282-1325
Email: familypethealth@hotmail.com

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