Our Team

Our staff of experienced and expert veterinarian doctors and skilled vet staff is ready when your pet needs us. Call or contact us today to learn more.




Clara has been with us at North Hardin Veterinary Clinic since January 1989. She and her husband, Bob, have two children and four grandchildren. She enjoys taking long trips on their motorcycle, riding her scooter, watching NASCAR races, going to yard sales, stamping cards with her husband and going ice-fishing with her Dad. Clara has four dogs and two cats. She is a member of the Newfoundland Club of America and loves to spend time swimming with her Newfoundlands.

Kennel Technicians



Lisa has been a member of the kennel staff since July 2002. Local to the area, she attended West Hardin High School. She is married to her husband, Joe, and they have three children, Aaron, Leslie and Caleigh. Lisa has two Shih-Tzus named Sadie and Darry. During her free time, she enjoys shopping, yard sales and gardening.

Veterinary Assistants



Sarah is from Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania but grew up in Elizabethtown, Ky. She graduated from Central Hardin High School. Sarah has 3 dogs and a cat. She enjoys sitting on her front porch, lounging around with her pets and spending time with family.

Veterinary Technicians



Cassie is married to her husband, Donnie, and has two young children, Daimon and Mercedes. She enjoys baking and riding four-wheelers with her family. Cassie's pets include two guinea pigs named Nicks and Oinky, a Siberian Husky named Ruby, a Chihuahua-Pug mix named Chipmunk and three cats named Garlic, po and Biscuit.



Dana is a full time technician. She has been with Helmwood since 2002. She was born and raised here in Elizabethtown. She went to the University of Kentucky where she graduated Cum Laude. Her major was Individual and Family Development and minored in Anthropology. She has to cats Jonesy, a domestic medium hair; and Mose, a domestic shorthair. When not at the clinic she enjoys hiking, antiquing, reading, and spending time with the family (either furry or otherwise).



Leslie has been a technician at Helmwood since 2002. She has two dogs, a mixed breed named Ozzie and a French Bulldog named Buckley. They enjoy their 5-mile hike at the lake every weekend that weather permits. Leslie is also a huge cat-lover. She has seven indoor cats, most of which were abandoned at the clinic and were taken home and "bottle-raised" by Leslie. She says, "There's nothing greater than the face and purr of a three-week old kitten."



Stephanie Highley has over eight years of experience working with animals. She is originally from Adrian, Missouri and graduated from the University of Central Missouri. Her pets include Kash a yorkie, Shelby a boxer/lab mix and five hermit crabs! When not spending time with her family (furry or not) she likes to read, listen to music, do yard work and watch football.



Stephanie is a full time technician. She graduated from Brown Makie with an associate degree of Applied Science Veterinary Technology. Stephanie is from all over but considers her home state Tennessee. She is married to Joseph and has 2 cats, Catori Ann and Ahlea Mae, as well as a Beta fish named Hermes. When not working Stephanie enjoys volleyball, writing poems, drawing, and watching her cats play.



April is a full time technician. She is originally from Fernandina Beach, FL. She has been in the animal field for over 4 years and has been at Helmwood since 2012. April has 2 pets; Nala, an abyssinian mix (cat); and Diesel, a pit bull mix. Here hobbies consist of GATOR FOOTBALL, and photography.