Meet Our Team
If you’re looking for vets in Boonville who will care for your pets, just as much as you do, look no further than Warrick Veterinary Clinic! We’re staffed with a team of friendly, skilled vets who are supported by an equally welcoming and skilled staff.
Dr. John Baker, DVM
I grew up on a small family farm near Stevenson Station in eastern Warrick County. I attended Chandler and J.H. Castle Elementary schools and graduated from Castle High School in 1974. In 1978, I married my wife, Andrea, who completed her B.S. degree in nursing at the University of Evansville. We lived in West Lafayette while I finished my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree and graduated from Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1981.
My professional career started in a mixed animal practice in Poseyville, IN. However, in 1984, with the desire to start a family, we moved home to open Warrick Veterinary Clinic. The clinic was built on the corner of a family farm next to my brother’s house. His wife, Jane, was my first office employee. Our home then and now is on the family farm—previously owned by my parents—on Telephone Road in Chandler, where my wife and I raised our two, children Jordan and Natalie. Axle, our English bulldog, is now part of the family as well. He watches us leave in the morning and eagerly anticipates our return so he can be part of the evening events.
In addition to raising kids, we have had numerous 4-H animals on our farm throughout the years, including horses, ponies, goats, Jersey dairy calves, Angus cattle, pigs, Suffolk, and Dorset sheep. I still raise a barn full of Dorset sheep because I enjoy seeing the babies arrive and the flocks grazing on the pastures. And we sell a few ewe and wether lambs to 4-H’ers.
Having begun a new practice, the early years were not busy compared to today’s standards. The practice was a mix of farm and companion animals. Our goal at Warrick Veterinary Clinic was to always improve the services we offered our clients, and this continues to be one of our present-day goals. I also believe veterinary medicine is a life-long learning profession. Therefore, I attend multiple continuing education meetings a year. In 1997, I completed the Executive Swine Veterinary Program at the University of Illinois.
Although I’ve worked with many animals over the years, I have always enjoyed working with pigs. I find them to be funny, personable animals. I also enjoy herd health preventative medicine, identifying disease challenges that pigs experience, and developing vaccination and management programs to control them. Likewise, I value and enjoy caring for companion animals. They are amazing, loving, loyal creatures and contribute to improving the quality of our lives.
We consider ourselves blessed that both of our children pursued veterinary careers and have become integral in the family practices. Jordan graduated from Purdue School of Veterinary Medicine in 2010, and Natalie followed shortly behind, likewise graduating from Purdue School of Veterinary Medicine, in 2014. We needed to expand at that point and had the opportunity to purchase the Newburgh Plaza Veterinary Clinic from a long-time friend, Dr. Don Lutton, who was retiring.
Today, Warrick Veterinary Clinic has eight veterinarians at our two locations. Dr. Jordan manages the Newburgh location and works between both locations specializing in ultrasonography and endoscopy. Dr. Natalie enjoys the swine practice and interacting with swine producers but also works at the clinics with companion animals.
Dr. Kristen Corbett, DVM
I was born and raised in a large, loving family of eight in Louisville, KY. For as long as I can remember, I have loved working with and learning about animals. The fact that I came from a medically orientated family and had a lifelong interest in animals helped cement my path of becoming a veterinarian. I decided to pursue my interest in veterinary medicine at Murray State University, where I obtained my undergraduate degree in pre-veterinary medicine.
After obtaining my degree, I decided to work at a veterinary clinic and animal shelter. I also volunteered at the Louisville Zoo for a couple of years and gained an exceptional amount of experience in the veterinary field. I then continued my dream at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine on the beautiful Caribbean island of St. Kitts for my pre-clinical veterinary studies and then spent my clinical year of veterinary school at the University of Illinois. My interests in veterinary medicine include dentistry, ophthalmology, ultrasound, and surgery. I mainly work with cats, dogs, pot belly pigs, and small ruminants.
During my free time, I enjoy running, cycling, and hiking with my boyfriend, Jimmy, and our dogs. We have two dogs, Obi and Story; three cats, Alsea, Monty, and Sherlock; two goats, Hickory and Acorn; and a pet pig, Theo. I have been an endurance athlete throughout my life, starting my first of many half marathons at the age of 11. During my undergraduate studies, I pursued mountain bike racing and placed second in the collegiate national mountain bike championships. The strength and stamina gained through these pursuits have most certainly been beneficial for this career in veterinary medicine.
I am thrilled to be working with such excellent veterinarians. I love working with the Warrick Veterinary Clinic team and look forward to meeting you!
Dr. Kayla Lichlyter, DVM
I grew up on a small farm in rural western Kentucky. It was there that my parents taught me the value of hard work through raising and exhibiting market goats. The majority of my childhood college years were spent exhibiting livestock we raised at 4-H and FFA shows throughout Kentucky. My desire to become a veterinarian came very early in life. I credit part of this desire to my parents’ love for animals, and the compassion I had for animals and people themselves. The human-animal bond has always fascinated me, and I find great privilege in being a part of that as a veterinarian.
I completed my undergraduate studies at Western Kentucky University in 2012, which consisted of a pre-veterinary and animal science track. After my time at WKU, I was accepted into Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in Auburn, AL, and graduated in May 2016. Following graduation, I relocated to Huntingburg, IN, and married my college sweetheart a month later. My husband, Josh, grew up in the Duff Community outside of Huntingburg, which is how this Kentucky girl became a Hoosier.
Josh and I have four dogs: Lou and Finley, which are Catahoulas; Mitch, an Australian shepherd; and Rudy, a terrier (or shall I say “terror”) mix. We also have two cats, Clove and Slim. We spend most of our free time in the barn, as there is always something to do. We have continued to raise market meat goats for 4-H projects, and we also raise show pigs. Besides spending the majority of my time with animals, I enjoy reading books, watching movies, and spending time with our families.
As a recent graduate, I am so happy to be receiving wonderful mentorship from the veterinarians at Warrick Veterinary Clinic, and I am so excited to have the opportunity to work with you and your pets!
Dr. Bryan Helms, DVM
I graduated from Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1984. I wanted to stay in Southern Indiana, having grown up in a rural setting near Bloomfield, IN. My first job out of school was in a mixed practice in St. Joe, IN, on the northwest side of Evansville. We served all types of animals, including small animals, beef, dairy, swine, and equine. After six years at St. Joe Veterinary Clinic, I took my current position at Warrick Veterinary Clinic in February 1991.
At Warrick Vet Clinic, I still do mixed practice, but most of the time, I work with small animals, beef, and dairy. I enjoy doing small animal surgery, and I attend several continuing education meetings every year to stay on top of a rapidly changing profession. We adopt new technology as it is proven safe and effective in order to benefit our patients and clients as much as possible.
I am married to Susan Helms, who works for the town of Newburgh as Newburgh Sewer Department Manager. We have two daughters, Laura and Amanda. Laura graduated from Kentucky Wesleyan College in Owensboro, KW. She is a medical technologist for Deaconess Gateway and recently got married. Amanda graduated from Purdue University and now works in Chicago as an accountant for Hallstar Chemical.
Dr. Jordan Baker, DVM
I grew up here in Warrick County and have always dreamed of following in my father’s footsteps. Prior to attending undergraduate and vet school at Purdue University, I helped raise cattle and sheep on our family farm. I also was a 10-year member of 4-H in which I participated in the horse, beef, sheep, swine, and vet science projects. In addition to 4-H and FFA, team sports—mostly football—were a large part of my youth and development into the person I am today.
In 2003, I graduated from Castle High School moved to West Lafayette with my cousins to pursue my dreams of becoming a veterinarian like my father. I graduated from Purdue’s Vet School in 2010 and immediately came back to join Warrick Veterinary Clinic. Since then, I have worked on a wide variety of species and added new services and equipment. While at Purdue, I gained great interest in diagnostic imaging and have upgraded our radiographs at the clinic to digital capability, added diagnostic ultrasound, and most recently added minimally invasive endoscopy to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of our patients. I intend to follow this trend as I continue to add other minimally invasive techniques, such as laparoscopy, as seen in human medicine.
Currently, I live on the Northwest side of Evansville with my wife, Rachel, and my daughter, Adalyn. Rachel completed her training as a veterinary technician at Murray State University, although now her current focus is raising our little girl. Adalyn is already proving to be an animal lover like her mother and father. Time will tell if she chooses to follow the family footsteps.
I look forward to being a part of Warrick Veterinary Clinic as we grow. Part of this growth was the addition of our new location in Newburgh. We will continue to update our services, allowing us to practice the best medicine possible for a wide variety of patients. I consider myself very lucky to get to come back to my home town and follow my dreams that started even before kindergarten. I am also fortunate to be in practice with my father, Dr. John Baker, and my little sister, Dr. Natalie Baker, as well as a team of other great veterinarians, vet technicians, and veterinary staff. We at Warrick Vet are truly a family-owned and operated, homegrown establishment. We have wonderful clients, and I am excited to continue to meet and serve our community.
Dr. Natalie Baker, DVM
I was born and raised on an 80-acre farm on Telephone Road in Warrick County. Growing up with a father who was a mixed animal veterinarian and with both domestic and 4-H animals, there was never a doubt in my mind that I, too, wanted to have a career in veterinary medicine. In particular, I found myself drawn to the swine industry and had opportunities to further this interest by working with many great swine producers, suppliers, and pork industry people from around the area.
I attended Purdue University for undergraduate studies in animal sciences and was accepted into the Purdue School of Veterinary Medicine, Class of 2014. I pursued a mixed animal tract, since I planned on joining the family business which serves both companion and farm animals.
Although most of my time is spent doing swine herd health checks for our swine producers, Saturday mornings you will find me providing care for our companion animals at the Newburgh Plaza clinic. My goal is to learn something new with every animal/owner encounter and to provide you with caring, efficient, value-added veterinary services.
Outside of work, I enjoy horseback riding, boating, and loyally supporting the Boilermaker’s sports teams. I am the proud owner of my 20-year-old spotted pony (Lucky), an English bulldog (Rosie), a golden retriever (Forrest), and two kitties (Pip and Gray Bush).
Client Service Representatives
I initially began working at Warrick Veterinary Clinic in high school and before attending college. After college, I came back to join the team in February 2011. I am married to PJ Paff, with whom I have a little boy, Gage, and a little girl, Lydia, who keep us busy. We also have a Rottweiler named Jarvis, a shar-pei named Irwin, a bull terrier named Pearl, and a cat named Lucy. You usually can catch me up front or working in the appointments. I love working with the animals and getting to know the owners. I strive to make your experience the best that it can be.
As one of the receptionists here, I have the pleasure of meeting and greeting your pets (and you) when they come for a visit. I also assist with inventory and purchasing. I have been part of the Warrick Vet Clinic team since August 2006. My husband, Sam, and I live south of Boonville. We have three married children and four grandchildren. We enjoy spending time with our sweet standard poodle, Sunny, and three grand dogs: Charlie (golden doodle), Wilson (springer spaniel mix), and Reggie (Boston terrier). I attend Hopelight Community Church in Newburgh where I help with children’s ministries. I love spending time with family and friends. I also enjoy cooking, gardening, and reading.
I joined Warrick Veterinary Clinic in October 2015. I enjoy working in the front office where I get to meet and talk to you and your fur babies when you come in! I have two pets of my own: Remington, a beagle/lab mix, and Lola, a black lab. I currently live in Boonville with my fiancé, Brian. When I’m not at work at the clinic, I enjoy teaching a pre-school class at North Friendship Church, going for motorcycle rides, Razor riding, and spending time with family and my three grown children, Jordan, Madison, and Spencer.
I was born and raised on a local farm in Newburgh with two younger siblings, and my family and I have been bringing our pets and farm animals to Warrick Vet Clinic for years. I started working at Warrick Vet Clinic in July 2016 as a receptionist, and I enjoy getting to meet you and all of your little fur babies. I grew up with Australian shepherds and currently have two of my own: Kloey Jo, who is a full-size Aussie, and Mya, who is a miniature Aussie. Whenever I’m not working, I love spending time with my family, boyfriend, and friends.
Registered Veterinary Technicians
Becky, Lead RVT
I joined Warrick Vet Clinic in September 2012. I graduated from Harrison College shortly after with an associate’s degree in veterinary technology. After graduating, I passed the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) to become a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) in the state of Indiana. My favorite things about working at the clinic are assisting in surgery and taking care of patients as they wake up from anesthesia. I also work at Harrison College as an adjunct instructor for the Veterinary Technology program.
I live in Evansville with my husband, Andy. We have two German short-hair pointers, Pepper and Moose, along with two cats named Patches and Piccolo. When I’m not working, I enjoy cooking, craft projects, and watching football.
I joined Warrick Vet Clinic in May 2016. I graduated from Murray State University with a bachelor’s degree in animal health technology. I have since taken and passed the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) to become an RVT. I live in Evansville with my dogs, Chloe and Emmy, and cat, Lynx. When I’m not at the clinic, I enjoy hiking, biking, reading or watching TV.
My employment at Warrick Veterinary Clinic began when I first graduated high school. I worked here for three years, and after transferring majors and species in school, I began working here again in March 2015. I am very happy to be back and to be able to work with the variety of small and large animals at the clinic. I received my certification in veterinary assistance in 2008, graduated as salutatorian for the Class of September 2016 from Harrison College, and received an associate’s veterinary technician degree. I will soon be taking the Indiana Veterinary Technician boards to get my RVT license.
I currently own cats, dogs, and a horse. In my spare time, I enjoy riding my horse and being outdoors. I have a special interest in neonatal care and helping infant animals of any species. Because I have always had a love for the field of veterinary medicine, I could not be happier with my career choice.
With a deep passion for helping animals, joining the Warrick Vet Clinic team in April 2016 was felt like a natural choice for me. I myself own four amazing dogs: Turbo and Nemo, toy Aussies; Tucker, a Welsh Pembroke corgi; and Riley, a husky/lab mix. I also own two quarter horses named Chevy and Six. And last but not least, a little hedgehog named Mango. I love all my pets more than anything! In my spare time, I compete in barrel racing competitions. I am married to an amazing man named Zach, and we have a precious boy, Layn. We live in a small town called Winslow. I am very proud to be a part of the Warrick Vet Clinic team!
I started working at Warrick Veterinary Clinic in late August 2016, after graduating from Boonville High School the same year. College is in my near future, but for now, I love my job as a kennel attendant because I get to be with and care for animals that I really enjoy being around. Currently, I own three dogs: Maxx, Copenhagen, and Bud; and one cat, Lucy. My animals are my world! I don’t know what I’d do without them. I hope that once I get through college, I’ll be able to move up from a kennel attendant to a vet tech or something else that involves animals.
My passion for animals first began when I was a child; I grew up on a small family farm in St. Meinrad, IN, and enjoyed 10 years of 4-H showing pigs and multiple other projects. My dream was always to work in the veterinary field. After high school, I attended Morehead State University. I graduated from their Veterinary Technician program in 2007 and became a registered veterinary technician after passing my licensing exam.
I joined Warrick Veterinary Clinic in September 2008. My focus was working with clients to help keep their four-legged friends happy and healthy. In 2011 I took on my current position as hospital manager. I love working with the owners, veterinarians, and staff to make Warrick Veterinary Clinic a great place to work and for our community to bring their beloved pet family members. I also love welcoming clients, pets, students, and new employees to our clinic family.
I live just down the road from where I grew up with my husband, Travis, and our two boys, Ty and Trent. We also have four dogs: Macey (pit bull), Spook, Abbey, and Baby (mountain feists), and Baby; and a cat, Mouser. We enjoy the outdoors hunting, fishing, four-wheeler riding, and spending time with family and friends.