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. 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. 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).
Dr. Tal Bartlett, DVM
Bio coming soon.
Dr. Elisha Perrin, DVM
Bio coming soon.
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 grew up and live in Warrick County. I have been with Warrick Vet Clinic for over a year now. I love working with animals and being able to help people and make everyone happy. I’m a mom to a wonderful daughter named Lexi. I have a Chihuahua named Squirt, a toy Pomeranian named Tootsie, and a cat named Midnight. In my free time I enjoy coaching youth basketball, being with my daughter, or spending time with my family.
I grew up and live in Warrick County. I have been fortunate to have worked in fields that I enjoyed including the credit union industry for 21 years, hair styling, and now as a receptionist at Warrick Vet Clinic. I am blessed to have grown up in a close family. Growing up our family included dogs, cockatiels, and parakeets. I have always loved animals and had a curiosity about them and nature. I currently have two cats that I have adopted since working at Warrick Vet Clinic; Stella who is 2 years old and Fiona who is 7 weeks old. I love to travel and have made several trips to Mexico and Grand Cayman Island where we got to snorkel and visit ruins. I love to cook Greek and Middle Eastern food. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my pets and family, and painting and drawing.
Registered Veterinary Technicians
Bio coming soon.
My employment at Warrick Veterinary Clinic first began when I 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 have since passed my Veterinary Technology National Exam, and am a Registered Veterinary Technician.
I have special interests in dentistry, neonatal care, and cardiology. I am the diabetes coach for WVC. Having experience of working with fractious animals, and reading behavioral traits, as well as lowering stress thresholds has lead me to be nicknamed the cat whisperer of our clinic. I strive to create a stress-free environment for you and your pets.
Currently, my fur family consists of cats, dogs, goats, and horses. Outside of work, I help out with caring for goats at Kern SuperStock Farm. I enjoy riding horses, hiking, kayaking, and spending time outdoors.
Because I have always had a love for the field of veterinary medicine, I could not be happier with my career choice.
Originally from West Virginia I made my journey to Indiana in May of 2017. Shortly after moving here I received my RVT license and graduated Morehead State University with a Bachelor’s degree in May of 2018. I have always held a love for animals and attending Morehead State allowed me to form a career around what I’m passionate about. Since moving here my fiancée and I have begun building a homestead on our 25 acre farm. We have two horses – a saddlebred named April and a Quarter horse named Roxy, we also have one barn cat named Kitty and a Lab – mix named Sandi. My hobbies include outdoor activities such as caring for my horses, riding four wheelers, hunting, fishing, and camping. We also take weekend trips down to Kentucky to visit my loving family who has supported me every step of the way throughout my decision to pursue veterinary medicine. I have enjoyed my veterinary medicine career thus far and plan to continue working diligently within the field to expand upon my knowledge and skill set. I am very fortunate to work with an outstanding network of individuals at Warrick Vet Clinic and I have made numerous close friends that I am blessed to have.
Felicia , RVT
Bio Coming Soon.
I starting working here at Warrick Veterinary Clinic in late August of 2016, right after graduating from Boonville High School. Currently I am taking classes at Harrison College to become an RVT (Registered Veterinary Technician. Working here has been the best experience! I learn so many new things every day. I enjoy giving clients the knowledge I’ve learned from my team here. Animals are my passion. I have three of my own; Copenhagen (Pitbull mix), Max (Miniature Pinscher), and Lucy (Calico). I hope to continue my education and career with the WVC team and meet new people and see all your furry friends!
My Passion for animals has been a lifelong journey. I grew up on a farm outside of Boonville, and have always wished I could help my animals more. That is when I decided to work at a vet clinic, I finally got hired on at Warrick Vet Clinic in February of 2017. Every day is a new day, I love seeing the patients and learning new things from all my great co-workers. I currently have three animals of my own, two dogs named Bailey and LugNut. Then my boyfriend and I just recently got a kitten named Tie Rod. In my free time after work I love spending time with my family, boyfriend, and going four wheel riding, kayaking, and many more outdoor adventures.
Hi, I am Cierra Young! I have been a vet assistant with Warrick Vet Clinic since spring of 2016. I love working at this clinic! I have a huge passion for helping animals. I have quite a few animals myself at my little farm where I live with my husband Zachary and our son Layn. We have 3 horses. 2 quarter horses named Whiskey and Chevy, and a miniature named Sprite. I also have 5 dogs. Riley a lab/husky mix, Linguine an Italian greyhound, Turbo a toy Australian Shepherd, Tucker a corgi, and Mickey a blue heeler/border collie mix. We also have Bob the guinea pig, Sonic the hedgehog, and Kiwi the prairie dog! I have always loved animals since I was a little baby! In my spare time I train horses and compete in barrel racing competitions. I am so excited to be a part of the Warrick Vet clinic team where I continue to pursue my dream of helping animals.
Bio coming soon.
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.