Dr. Wittke is a 1993 graduate of Oklahoma State University. Over the years he has developed special interests in acupuncture, integrative medicine, and surgery. His wife, Lori, retired from the Air Force after 24 years of loyal service. Now she is now pursuing her interests in art and spending as much time as possible enjoying her horses. He has 2 dogs, Ranger, a true gentleman Brittany, and Leia, a sheltie/dachshund mix who pretty much runs the house. He also has 2 “barn” cats, Stumpy and Spaz, and a feline friend at home named Nelix. In his free time Dr. Wittke enjoys developing his salt water reef tank, woodworking, blacksmithing, and spending time outdoors.
Dr. Maxwell joined our clinic in November 2011. Dr Maxwell graduated from Purdue University in 1985 with a BS in Pharmacology and Pharmacological Sciences. She pursued her dream and became a veterinarian graduating from the University of Illinois School of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. Dr. Maxwell has 3 indoor cats named Pete, Ben and Betty and 3 outdoor cats named Suzie Q, Sissy and Wolfgang. In her spare time Dr Maxwell enjoys time outdoors gardening, biking, horseback riding and hiking. She enjoys stained glass and jewelry making and raises rabbits and poultry as well. Dr. Maxwell thoroughly enjoys meeting the animals and their owners, directing patient care and solving difficult problems. As she would say, “Even a bad day as a veterinarian beats any other job she can think of!” We are grateful to have Dr. Maxwell as part of our team!
Dr. Okos began practicing at our clinic in August 2013. She is a 2005 graduate of Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Okos has a special interest in abdominal and cardiac ultrasound. In 2012 she completed a advanced certificate program through the University of Illinois in small animal ultrasound. Dr. Okos enjoys outdoor activities such as cycling, swimming, or trail riding on her dirt bike. Her 7 year old German Shepherd, Diesel, loves taking rides in the truck and chasing tennis balls! We are fortunate to have Dr. Okos and her ultrasound skills at our clinic!
Camille is a 1999 graduate of Purdue University with a BS in Animal Sciences and AS in Veterinary Technology. She began her career as a veterinary assistant in her hometown of Michigan City, IN and continued gaining experience part time during school. After graduation, she spent 8 years as a radiology technician at Purdue’s veterinary school. Since joining BGVC in 2007, she has played a key role in hospitalized patient care and staff education. Camille loves to educate clients as well and enjoys making classroom visits to her children’s schools with her Netherland Dwarf rabbit, Mohawk. In her spare time, Camille enjoys horses, crocheting, sewing, playing with her children and training for triathlons.
Emily joined our team in April of 2013 as a veterinary assistant, and has recently passed her boards to become a Licensed Registered Veterinary Technician! Emily has 3 dogs; Chloe and Abby, both lab mixes, and Lucy a Basset Hound. Emily thoroughly enjoys everything about her job and her passion for animals shows in her interaction with all of our patients and clients. In her spare time Emily enjoys drawing, running and video games!
Melissa joined our clinic in September 2010 as a part time receptionist and became full time January 2011 as our Office Manager. Most likely the voice you will hear on the phone when you call our clinic, Melissa enjoys getting to know all our clients and their pets, and helping in whatever way she can. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors and playing with her dog Lola, a 7 year old Pit Bull. She enjoys working with such a great staff and clients!
Cindy has been working for Battle Ground Veterinary Clinic since 1997. She has a Bachelors Degree in Animal Science from Purdue. Cindy enjoys talking to clients about their pets; especially funny or unique ways their pets behave or things they do. She is grateful to be able to serve clients by caring for their pets.
Amanda has been with our clinic since October 2013 as a veterinary assistant. Amanda has completed 2 years at Purdue University in Animal Science and is currently a part-time student at Ivy Tech. She loves the outdoors and spends her spare time camping, horseback riding, snowboarding, farming, hunting, fishing and playing rugby. At home she has a dog named Leetle, two cats – Pistachio and Thumper, and two horses – Teddy and Bandit. Amanda enjoys learning new things and is a great asset to our clinic!
Blair joined our clinic as a veterinary assistant in May 2014. She is currently attending Purdue University working toward a degree in Animal Science and hopes to become a veterinarian one day. Blair also does training and competing in agility and obedience with her Papillons Clark and Crystal, and her Border Terrier Keifer. In her spare time Blair enjoys riding her horse Webber and her pony Donner. She is a great addition to our staff and loves meeting all of the pets we care for!