Jessica Bates, RVT

Before deciding to fully immerse herself in the animal world, Jess received and Associates in Early Childhood Education and a Bachelor in Elementary Education from Purdue University Calumet. Her journey with veterinary medicine, and us, started here when she needed a job while finishing her degree.

Throughout her time teaching she continued to work as an assistant at SJAC (where we’ve been proud to have her on the team for over 14 years!), but after teaching 6th grade science for a year she felt she wasn’t spending enough time working with animals. Between her love for animals and her love for the science behind veterinary medicine, she was compelled to go back to school again and received her Associate in Veterinary Technology from Penn Foster in 2018. After having recently passed her board exam, she is our newest registered technician!

Her four legged children include Scout and American Bulldog/Boxer mix, and 3 kitties: Scar, a Japanese Bobtail, Clark a domestic shorthair, and her newest addition Cosmo, a domestic shorthair.

She is also a single mom to 3 two legged children that she is proud to have raised while attending the veterinary technician program and also working full time. In her spare time she takes her children to bowling league and on camping and hiking trips at state parks.