Our Team

Paul R. Wittke, DVM, CVA, CVSMT

Owner, Veterinarian, Acupuncturist, Chiropractor

Dr. Wittke is a 1993 graduate of Oklahoma State University. Over the years he has developed special interests in acupuncture, integrative medicine, chiropractic and surgery. His wife, Lori, retired from the Air Force after 24 years of loyal service. Now she is teaching art and spending as much time as possible enjoying her horses. He has 2 dogs, Ranger, a true gentleman Brittany, and Bailey, a very energetic mixed breed who thinks she owns the house.  He also has a feline friend at home named Nelix.  In his free time, Dr. Wittke enjoys developing his salt water reef tank, woodworking, blacksmithing, and spending time outdoors.

Nicole M. Andrews, DVM

Veterinarian, Fear Free Certified

Dr. Andrews is a 2018 graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her passion for veterinary medicine started at the age of four and she is very excited to be realizing her dream in such a wonderful place. During the past few years, she has pursued interests in dentistry, rehabilitation, feline medicine, and has become Fear Free Certified. She also considers herself a "small dog whisperer"! In her free time, Dr. Andrews loves to craft, spend time in the kitchen, and play with her chihuahua, Poquito. We are so happy to have her join us in our commitment to provide excellent care for our patients.

Carol J. Hainje, DVM


Dr. Hainje joined our team in October of 2017 as a part-time associate veterinarian. She graduated from Purdue School of Veterinary Medicine in 2009 and worked in the Fort Wayne area for a number of years before moving back to Lafayette to be closer to extended family. Dr. Hainje loves all aspects of small animal practice, but takes a special interest in preventative care, ophthalmology, dermatology, and intestinal diseases. She is fond of both dogs and cats and has one of each at home - Rosco, an 11 year old mixed breed, and Rizzo, a 2 year old black and white domestic shorthair. Both are rescue pets! In her free time, Dr. Hainje enjoys spending time with her two daughters, Addison and Alexa. She also loves reading, scrapbooking, baking, and going for walks.

Stacy Pope

Practice Manager

Stacy joined our team in May of 2016 as BGVC’s Manager.  She has been in the Management field locally for 13 years with various industries. She attended Purdue University and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management. Her hometown is right here in Lafayette, IN.  Stacy treats each one of our patients as her own and enjoys visiting with them daily.
She is a nice addition to our team. When she is not here at the clinic, she spends her time with her kids and family.  She also enjoys music, being outside and baking.


Registered Veterinary Technician, CVMRT

Kara joined our team in November of 2012. She first started as a Veterinary Assistant and worked with us while going through school from 2014-2015. Kara graduated in 2015 from an accelerated program at International Business College - Vet Tech Institute with and Associate in Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. She has since become certified in Veterinary Massage and Rehabilitation Therapy. Her hometown is Saratoga Springs, NY.  Kara enjoys hiking with her husband, Devin, and their two German Shepherds, Ritzy and Ruca. She also enjoys yoga, hunting, fishing, and going mudding. We are lucky to have such a skilled technician that is dedicated to client education and the wellbeing of our patients.

Holly S.

Registered Veterinary Technician

Holly joined our team in 2018. She graduated from the Veterinary Technology program at Parkland College in Champaign, Illinois in 2005. Since then, she has worked as a Registered Veterinary Technician in Illinois. When she is not at the clinic, Holly enjoys horseback riding, spending time with her husband and children, and spending time with their dog, Snoopy. We are excited to welcome Holly into the BGVC family!

Holly L.

Veterinary Assistant

Holly joined our team in 2018 as a Veterinary Assistant. She will be attending Purdue University starting this fall and is pursuing a degree in Animal Sciences. At home, Holly has a Great Dane named Ellie and two horses. She loves gardening and playing the trumpet in concert band. We are very excited to have Holly join our practice!


Veterinary Assistant

Sophia joined our team in May of 2016 as one of BGVC’s Veterinary Assistants.  Sophia has been in the veterinary field since 2014 and is currently a senior at Purdue University.  Sophia is studying Animal Science with concentration in Pre-Vet.  She is also working on her Minor in Theatre.  Sophia’s hometown is Milford, IN.  We are happy to have Sophia as part of our team.  Waiting at home for her is her dog, Majesty, and her cats, Roo and Finn.  She enjoys fishing, reading, and being outside.


Veterinary Assistant

Kate joined our team in June of 2015 as a Veterinary Assistant. Kate has a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Sciences at Purdue.  We are excited to say she is now continuing in Veterinary School at Purdue University.  Kate’s hometown is West Lafayette and at home she has her dogs, Quincy and Scout.  Kate also has her 2 horses, Ace and Cooper.  She enjoys hiking, reading and traveling.


Veterinary Assistant

Kristina previously worked at Battle Ground Veterinary Clinic as a receptionist. In August of 2018, she returned to BGVC and joined our team as a veterinary assistant! At home, Kristina has a Walker Hound named Daisy Mae, a long-haired cat named Lucy, and a short-haired cat named Ricky. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, and participating in her church worship team. We are excited to help Kristina grow in her veterinary career!


Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist


Clinic Assistant

Hayley joined our team in 2018 as our kennel attendant and overall jack-of-all-trades. Hayley is currently attending Ivy Tech Community College and pursuing a degree in Agriculture Science. She is an avid animal lover and has rabbits, goats, two cats (Jack and Tori), and two dogs (Mia and Molly) at home. In her free time, she enjoys drawing, working with animals, and has even learned Braille! We are very happy to have Hayley on our team!


Receptionist/Registered Veterinary Technician

Shanna joined our team in August of 2017. She is a Registered Veterinary Technician who earned her Bachelor's of Science degree from Purdue University in 2000. At home, she ha her husband (Rodger), her six children (Jenny, Jessie, Charlie, Colton, Jacqui, and Jozee), two dogs (Jade and Maizee), eight cats (Autumn, Gumball, Syracuse, Duke, Angel, Isabella, Mittens, and Pearl), five horses (Shadow, Cota, Misty, Lady, and Reba), rabbits, pygmy goats, and chickens! When she is not in the clinic, she enjoys reading, horseback riding, and 4-H activities. We are thankful to have Shanna on our team!



Cindy has been working for Battle Ground Veterinary Clinic since 1997. Cindy is one of BGVC's part-time receptionists. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science from Purdue. At home she has her two cats, Grady and Pansy. Cindy enjoys talking to clients about their pets; especially funny or unique ways their pets behave or things they do. She is grateful to be able to serve clients by caring for their pets and we here at BGVC are grateful for her as well.



Sabrina joined our team in July of 2017 as BGVC’s part-time receptionist.  Sabrina is currently in school for Medical Assisting.  Her hometown is Putnam County.  At home she has 2 cats, Woogie & Monster.  She enjoys spending time with her 2 sons, going to amusement parks, and loving on all the animals. We are happy to have Sabrina as part of our team.

Contact us:
Email: battlegroundvet@bgvc.net
Phone: 765-742-2587