Meet Our Team

Dr. Jeanne Engel DVM

Owner

I started my time here as an Associate Vet for Dr. Catey since July of 1996. In 2010, I bought the practice from Dr. Catey and changed the name to All Paws & Claws Veterinary clinic. I grew up in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, PA – I went to college at Penn State and then vet school at Michigan State. My first job out of vet school was at Catey Veterinary Clinic.

As a child I always wanted animals but my parents were not animal people, so I had to fight with them to get each one I had – so I started small with a goldfish and worked my way up from there. When I was in third grade I was able to take a class that was focused on veterinary medicine, and that is when I knew what I wanted to do. My favorite thing about working with animals is being able to help them even if they cannot tell me what is wrong. I enjoy the challenge of trying to figure it all out all while helping the animals and owners enjoy life together.

I love general small animal medicine the most – that way I can see a little bit of everything and my day is never boring. I am also very passionate about helping shelter animals and had served on the shelter board for many years.

My husband and I have 3 dogs, 3 horses, and a menagerie of outdoor cats. We love the outdoors and spend many hours fishing, horseback riding, kayaking, hunting, and boating. One of our favorite thing to do is relax on our porch watching hummingbirds and orioles.

Dr. Kelli Luttman DVM

I started as an assistant in August 2000 and have been a licensed veterinarian since May 2020. I’ve lived here my whole life. Graduated from Prairie Heights High school, Graduated from Purdue with a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science, Masters in Biology and Minor in Psychology from Purdue. And got my Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Lincoln Memorial University. I began working because I love animals and genuinely care about their well-being.

I knew that I was in the right profession on my first day of work at Catey Vet Clinic, co-workers were great, Doc was a great mentor, and I of course loved the animals. My interests are in mixed general practice (large & small animal) with some exotics in the mix too.

In my free time, I enjoy CrossFit, running, hanging out with my dogs and kitties. My parents help me a lot with taking care of my fur babies because of my very busy schedule. They have been very supportive of my goals and I could not have made it this far without them.

Jessica Kosmerick RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician

I started working in 1989 and later became a Registered Veterinary Technician. I was born and raised in Angola and started working at the clinic when Dr. Catey purchased the practice from Dr.Eberhart.

I knew that I had made the right in my career since I have always enjoyed working with all sorts of critters.

My husband, Matt and I have horses, dogs, cats, chickens, turkeys, and geese. We love spending our spare time outdoors riding ATVs, gardening in the summer, and playing video games in the winter.

Jessica Fordyce RVT

Registered Veterinary Technologist

I started working for Catey Veterinary Clinic now All Paws & Claws in July 1998 as a Veterinary Assistant. I loved the field and decided to go to Purdue University to become a Vet Tech. I graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor in Science for Veterinary Technology. I went on to pass my state and national boards to become registered. I am now a Licensed Veterinary Technologist and the office manager here at All Paws & Claws.

I love my job and working with the public and the animals. Every day is a new adventure. In my free time, I like to spend it with my family and friends. My husband and I have 6 kids, 5 daughters, and a son that keep us busy with their activities. We love to watch movies, hang out with our friends, and go on vacations when we can. We also have 5 dogs ( 2 blue heelers, a Rottweiler, a puggle, and a beagle mix), and 3 cats to add to our crazy household.

Robyn Miller RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician

I have been working at All Paws & Claws since October of 2012. I graduated from Brown Mackie College with an Associates Degree in Applied Science of Veterinary Technology and passed my state and national board prior to graduation. I was raised in Angola, long time client of All Paws and Claws prior to working here.

I’ve always had a heart for animals since I was little. Saving critters have always been my thing! Aside from puppy kisses and kitten purrs my favorite part of vet med is the cases where we know we saved a life and get to watch that pet grow old with their owners.

My passion has always been for helping animals. I pursued different career opportunities prior to making the decision and I am reminded every day with our patients that I am where I’m meant to be.

Outside of work I like to spend time with my children and close friends. I also have a home-based pet treat business, enjoy traveling, hiking, and spending time outdoors.

Breanna Ridenour RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician

I started working here in June of 2015 as a Veterinary Assistant and worked my way up to becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician.

I was born and raised in Angola Indiana, started working for All Paws and Claws the summer of my junior year as an assistant, graduated from Angola High School in 2016. After high school graduation, I started tech school through the International Business College of Fort Wayne, I graduated from IBC in 2018 with my Associate’s Degree of Applied Science. I took and passed my State Boards to become a Registered Veterinary Technician shortly after graduation.

I have always loved being around animals, however, I knew I wanted to work with animals after being involved in the county’s 4H program. My favorite thing working with animals is being able to help and educate owners on the best way to care for their pets.

I knew I was in the right profession when I was excited to come to work to help my patients with a team that is more like family.

My husband and I have 2 dogs, a german shepherd (Sadie Mae) and a border collie (Chance), 2 indoor cats, and 1 outdoor cat. When my husband is not in the tractor working on the family farm, we are usually at the family property on Pigeon Lake or hanging out with family in some way or another. My husband and I introduced a baby girl into our family on April of 2022.

Brittany Smith RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician

I have worked here as a veterinary assistant/receptionist since April of 2021. I graduated from Prairie Heights High School in 2010. Then graduated from Vet Tech Institute at I.B.C in February 2012, with an Associates degree of Applied Science of Veterinary Technology.

Since a very young age, I have had a great love for animals, especially dogs. I always have known that I wanted to work with animals.

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends outside of work, also with my two dog (Nadira and Maggie). I also enjoy reading, home decorating, shopping, coin collecting, and metal detecting.

Mataya Friend RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician

I am a veterinary technician and I began working at All paws and Claws on October 3rd of 2022. I was born and raised in Angola IN and am still thankful to be a part of this community and town that I call home. I attended Prairie Heights Community School until I graduated in 2011. From there I pursued a college education first at IVY Tech and then at the International Business college Vet tech institute. I graduated from The Vet Tech Institute in 2014.

Growing up working with animals was always a passion of mine. It didn’t take me long to realize that on the farm and at home our animals would often get sick or hurt and be in need of veterinary care. After a few visits from the Veterinarian and my younger self was set on what we wanted to be. While I may not have decided to be a Veterinarian in the long run I got pretty close and decided to be a Vet Tech was what I was meant to be !

I believe I knew I was in the right profession when work stopped feeling less like work and more like an opportunity to do what I enjoy every day and use the gifts God has blessed me with to make a little bit of difference in the world .

Outside of work my biggest inspiration would have to be my family which consists of my Husband Andrew, my son Oakley, and all of our Pets! We have 14 pets in total. Our family loves to be outdoors and we spend a lot of time caring for our three horses, five dogs, and several barn cats! I would have to say my passions outside of work and animals include cheering on my son in his sporting events, & spending time with good friends and family.

Brooke Blackburn

Receptionist/Surgical Assistant

I started working at Catey Veterinary Clinic in March 2004. I enjoy my job and continue to enjoy assisting the doctors in surgery. When I’m not working at the clinic, I enjoy spending time with my daughter, family and friends, helping out on the family farm, hunting,fishing, and riding our horses.

Renee Wagner

Veterinary assistant

I am a veterinary assistant and I have been working here since 2002. I was born in Vincennes IN and I moved to Angola in 1988.

I’m married, 2 daughters and son-in-laws, 2 grand children, we farm and are active in 4H. I also enjoy sewing, gardening, and camping.

Elliot Hubbard

Veterinary Assistant

I have been working here since March of 2017. I grew up in Angola, but I have lived in Bloomington Indiana and Idaho. My family is from Angola.

I had always wanted to work here as a kid and finally was able to get here. My favorite thing about working here is getting to see animals get the care they deserve.

I knew this was the right profession for me when I was excited to come to work everyday, and that I get to help educate owners on how to keep their pets healthy and happy.

I am very close with my mother, sister, and cousin, we all live very close to each other and spend a lot of time together. I also like trying to help people in our community.

Dereck Fowler

Veterinary Assistant

I have worked here since July of 2020. I grew up in a small town in Michigan and graduated from Reading High School. I have been working in vet med for 14 years.

I started working in vet med as an assistant at a mixed animal practice when I was 15. I love to help all the critters that come to see us.

I knew that I was in the right profession the first time I foaled out a mare on my own. The adrenaline rush of it, how fast everything happened, and the reward of bringing a life into the world.

I have 3 brothers, 2 sisters, 2 dogs, and a cat who like spending time with. I also enjoy anything that lets me be outside with my 2 dogs like camping, fishing, boating, and hiking.

Brittney Teller

Veterinary Assistant

I started working here as a veterinary assistant in July of 2019. I was born and raised here. Graduated from Prairie Heights High School in 2020.

I have always had a passion for animals, so when I got the opportunity to apply at All Paws and Claws in high school, I did not hesitate. My favorite thing about being able to work at my dream job is that I can educate new pet parents on how to best take care of their new pet. (Of course the kitten and puppy snuggles are another one of my favorite things).

Outside of work I spend my spare time with my family, friends, and my 2 puppies (Zariah and Artie).

Sarah Ketcham

Veterinary Assistant

I’m a veterinary assistant and have been working here since July. I was born and raised in Angola. I graduated from Prairie Heights High School in 1996. I was raised on a dairy and horse farm. Animals are just a way of life. Horses are my passion very rewarding to work with them and be around them. I started at a vet clinic when I was a junior in High school and have worked in a vet clinic ever since.

I am married and have a daughter. As a family horses are a passion for all of us. We enjoy trail riding, camping, and barrel racing. We also enjoy hunting, fishing and just plain family time.

Kathy Phetteplace

Receptionist

I’ve worked here for 9 years as a receptionist. I have a Persian kitty,named Bella. I have 2 daughters, 4 grandchildren, and 3 greatgrandchildren. I love dance, camping and spending time with my family.

Holly McKinley

Receptionist

I’ve been working as a receptionist at All Paws & Claws since 2017 and am a lifetime resident of the area.

I started working in the veterinary industry because animals have been a passion of mine since early childhood. There is nothing more rewarding than being with clients and their four-legged companions through every step of the process.

Each day we are able to make a difference in the health and care of pets, this is how I knew that I had made the right choice in my profession. It’s a special thing when your passion and career are combined.

I enjoy spending my time outside of work crafting, gardening, as well as being with family, friends, my 5 cats, and 3 dogs.

Rachel Hubbard

Receptionist

I’ve been working as a receptionist here since April of 2021. I grew up in Fremont, graduated from Fremont High School, and got a psych degree from Indiana University Bloomington.

I started working in the veterinary industry because I like animals and enjoying helping families improve the health and wellbeing of their beloved animals.

When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my dogs, Kaeva and Brooster, crafting, gardening, and playing video games.

Tina Willis

Receptionist

I am originally from Fort Wayne, IN but have spent most of my life in Steuben County. I attended school in Fremont and continued my education in Criminal Justice. I have always loved animals and working with the public, so this opportunity seemed like a perfect fit for me. My favorite thing about working with animals is the unconditional love they show you.

I have been a client of the clinic for years, so I have gotten to know most of the staff prior to working with them. The care they have shown not only to my pets but also myself personally has always been above and beyond expectations. When my position came available, I knew it was the perfect opportunity to return the same to others and it was a win/win situation getting to work with animals all day and people that I have gotten to know over the years.

My husband Matt and I have raised 3 wonderful children and have been blessed with 2 precious grandchildren. We enjoy camping on the weekends, gardening, kayaking, bonfires, spending time with our extended family, and hanging out with our dogs.

Darci Holden

Receptionist/Assistant

I graduated high school in 2021. I was born and raised in Angola. My mom, Dawn, had worked at All Paws and Claws for close to 20 years as a veterinary receptionist. So I’ve been around the office my entire life. I love keeping our furry friends happy and healthy.

I knew I was right in this profession because I love to talk and why not answer the phone and talk about animals! My boyfriend, Brandon, and I have one bernadoodle named Rudis. In our free time, we enjoy taking Rudis to the lake or staying in to watch movies.