Staff

Meet the friendly staff at Veterinary Medical Center of Independence!

  • Kristi Baker
    DVM
    Chief Veterinarian/Owner
    'I have always loved animals and pets so working with them all day and learning how their bodies work fascinates me. Everyday, I feel like I am making a difference in the lives of not only my pet patients, but also their human families as well.'
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  • April D
    Veterinary Technician

    April graduated Morehead State with her associate's in veterinary technology in 2002. April has been in the industry since 1999, and licensed for over 20 years. She loves animals and helping them live their best lives. Her dream is to one day have a rescue. In her spare time, she love to travel with her family and spend time with them.


    'I work here because in all the places I've worked, I like the medicine and care the best here. Dr. Baker's knowledge is top notch!'


    April has two canines: Echo (a service dog Pitbull), and Griffin (a terrier mix). She also has three felines: Cleocatra, Spitfire, and Cuddles (who will be 20 next year!).

  • Abby E
    Veterinary Assistant

    Abby likes to help veterinarians in solving medical mysteries and providing nursing care to pets in need. In her free time, she likes to go fishing, travel, spend time outdoors hiking. and exploring with her family.


    Abby has two felines: Loki and Tiger.

  • Jamie S
    CSR/Veterinary Assistant

    Jamie is currently attending Penn Foster online to get her degree in veterinary technology. She likes working here with team members that share her same goal of doing what is best for animals.


    'I have been working with animals since I was young. It all started when my grandpa was an animal control officer. He taught me the importance of loving and helping animals. I have always been around animals and want to help keep them safe and healthy. I love spending time with my fur babies at home. We like to go on walks and play in the yard.'


    She has two canines (Sammy and Ranger) and two felines (Serenity and Ezra).

  • Caroline S
    Veterinary Assistant

    Caroline is currently attending Northern Kentucky University to earn her bachelor's in biology. She eventually plans on going to vet school to earn her DVM. She loves working with the team since they are like a family to her. She likes learning the best methods in treating and diagnosing pets from Dr. Baker. In her spare time, she likes to bake and plan her wedding with her fianc√©. 


    She currently has three cats: Margo, Junebug, and Lobster.

  • Missy B
    Veterinary Assistant

    Missy has been in the veterinary field for 12 years. She enjoys working with and getting to know the clients and their pets. She loves developing relationships with our clients. In her free time, Missy takes care of her 50 chickens, 16 cats, and three dogs (of which she calls her 'tiny dog gang') on her farm. She has three adult children that she has loved watching grow up.

Office Hours

Independence

Monday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

Closed

Thursday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Veterinary Medical Center of Fort Thomas

Monday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

Rotating schedule please call office

Sunday:

Closed

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