Veterinary Technicians

 Jenn Gilmer











Jenn is a Registered Veterinary Technician and specializes in massage therapy, laser therapy and hospice care. Jenn graduated from Purdue University and has been a member of MPMC’s team since 1998. She enjoys helping clients give their pets the fullest life possible by understanding their pets needs and helping them nurse their pet back to health. At home Jenn has two children, 3 dogs, a leopard gecko, and a horse. Her hobbies include spending time at her family farm where they raise brown swiss cattle, horseback riding, and several crafts. Jenn is an active part of St. Joseph county 4H fair where she is a leader of Dairy Beef and Mini 4H projects.

Joy Hill

Joy Hill graduated from Purdue in December of 2005 as a Registered Veterinary Technician. She started working at MPMC in January of 2006. Her areas of interest include Feline and Canine Dentistry and client education. She and her husband, Jameon have a 2 year old son named Jackson and a baby girl Janie who was born in September of 2014. Her family brings her so much joy. She is involved with her church and helps with the woman’s ministry team. In her free time she enjoys playing tennis, golf, biking and hanging out with family and friends.

Neika Smessaert (Puppy Kindergarten)











Neika graduated from Purdue University in 1997 as a Registered Veterinary Technician. She started working at MPMC in 1999. Since graduation she has furthered her education in behavioral medicine through Purdue University and focuses some of her time working with dog and cat behavioral issues. Neika is a certified trainer with Victoria Stilwell from the Animal Planet show “It’s Me or the Dog”.  Neika recently made the decision to leave our  employment as a technician so that she could focus on her behavioral interests.  She will continue to  teach our Puppy Kindergarten classes here at Magrane’s  and we’re so glad that she will still be a part of us!   At home, Neika is happily married to Jason and has a son, Broc and a daughter, Nora. She shares her home with Gwen, a terrier mix, and Chuck, a polydactyl cat(extra toes). In her spare time, Neika is an avid runner and does crossfit training.  She also likes to have fun with friends, paddle board and hang at home with her kids and dogs.

Felicia Cochran (Surgical Nurse)











Felicia was hired by Dr. Harry Magrane Jr. in June of 1976. As our Surgery Nurse, Felicia performs dental cleanings on our patients, preps patients for surgery and monitors them during the surgical procedure.   Felicia has been married since 1974 and has 2 daughters, Stephanie and Britnie and a granddaughter, Rylie.


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