Meet Our Team

We’re one big family!


We’re solely dedicated to your pet’s health.

We’re here to provide ongoing wellness care to your pet. We hope you’ll trust us as a resource for your family for all stages of your pet’s life. Scroll down and get to know us!

Dr. Josh Mixon

Dr. Josh Mixon


Dr. Mixon was born and raised in Hendersonville and graduated high school from Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in biology from Sewanee: The University of the South and obtained his veterinary degree from The University of Tennessee in Knoxville. After graduation, Dr. Mixon practiced in the thoroughbred racehorse industry in Lexington, KY prior to moving back home to Tennessee. He joined Robertson County Animal Clinic in July 2019 and purchased the clinic from Dr. John T. Johnston in the fall of 2021. He lives on a farm in Greenbrier with a bunch of dogs, a house full of chickens, and a yard full of hogs.

Dr. Daniel L. Hitch

Dr. Daniel L. Hitch


Dr. Hitch (“Dr. Dan”) grew up in Westmoreland, Kansas. He graduated from Westmoreland High School in 1973 and attended Kansas State University. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in animal science in 1978. Dr. Dan practiced in Waihale Valley, Hawaii for five years. He and his wife, Mona, moved to Springfield, Tennessee in 1985 and joined our practice.

Dr. Dayton Schleicher

Dr. Dayton Schleicher


Dr. Dayton joined the RCAC team in November 2021. She is originally from Gallatin. She earned her undergraduate degree in Animal Science from Auburn University and graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville Veterinary Program in 2018. She received her master’s in Public Health while attending UT as well. She enjoys dentistry and dermatology. When she is not at work, she enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her pets.

Dr. Katie Tyler

Dr. Katie Tyler


Dr. Katie Tyler was born and raised in Charlottesville, Virginia. She went to Troy University and received her Bachelor of Science in 2016 and then received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn University in 2020. Dr. Katie worked as a mixed animal veterinarian in Middle Tennessee for a year prior to joining our team. She enjoys running, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.
Dr. Katie Simon

Dr. Katie Simon


Dr. Katie Simon was born and raised in Florence, Alabama. She received her doctorate at Mississippi State University in 2018. After graduation, she spent some time working at a zoo, and a mixed animal/ emergency clinic. She joined Robertson County Animal Clinic in October 2020. She enjoys fishing, hiking, gardening, and traveling to see her family and friends.

In loving memory of Dr. Lee Raines

Dr. Raines blessed us all with his laughter, kindness. friendship, and knowledge. He loved sharing his life stories with everyone and especially loved mentoring others. His wisdom, smile, and kind words will leave a lasting imprint on our hearts forever.

Meet our amazing team!

Jennifer Knap

Practice Manager
Jennifer's Bio

Jennifer is our practice manager and has been with us since 2017. She earned her bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration in 2012. Jennifer has worked in veterinary medicine for over 20 years. She grew up in Cross Plains, where she currently lives with her son, Patrick. She currently has a dog and two cats. In her free time, she loves to cook, read, and enjoy time with friends and family. 


Lead Veterinary Assistant
April's Bio

April joined RCAC as a kennel technician in August 2002 and has worked her way up to lead veterinary assistant. She is married and has three children. Her and her family care for four cats and two dogs—a pit bull named Allie and a black Labrador named Stoeger. You can follow Stoeger on Instagram at Sir_Frederick_Stoeger!


Veterinary Assistant
Lauren's Bio

Lauren joined the RCAC team as a veterinary assistant in June 2020. She lives with two spunky “mutt” dogs, Remy and Maggie. Lauren’s future plans include pursuing a degree in veterinary medicine. In her spare time, Lauren enjoys fishing, kayaking, and college football. 


Veterinary Assistant
Shelby's Bio

Shelby started her journey with RCAC in July 2020 as a veterinary assistant. She has always had a love for all creatures and medicine. In 2011, she competed with HOSA in the veterinary assisting category and was awarded second place in the state! She earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from the The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2016. She has studied abroad in Tanzania, where she learned wildlife management and conservation. She is married and has a rescue dog, two senior cats, and two tiger salamanders. 


Veterinary Assistant

Holley's Bio

Holley joined the RCAC team as a Veterinary Assistant in March of 2021. She received her B.S. in Science from Austin Peay State University in 2018. Holley lives with four dogs — Brown Sugar (a Feist), Graham (a Dachshund/Yorkie mix), Shiloh (a Beagle), and Sparky (a Jack Russell Terrier mix). She also cares for three bottle-fed calves — Cardi, Ginger, and McFlurry. In her spare time, Holley enjoys fishing, hunting, and spending time with family and friends.


Licensed Veterinary Technician

Heather's Bio
Heather moved from South Bend, IN to the Springfield area in 1998. She has been married to her husband and best friend, Rick, since 1993. Heather has trained and shown horses in dressage, eventing, and distance and has been involved in cat rescue/TNR for over 35 years. Heather decided to further her education for cat rescue by becoming a Licensed Veterinary Technician in 2015 at Volstate. She is a Certified Cat Friendly Veterinary Professional and a member of AAFP and Alley Cat Allies. In her spare time, she enjoys trail riding, kayaking, artifact hunting, and fishing. 


Diane's Bio
Diane joined the RCAC team as a kennel technician in May 2020, Diane has transitioned to a receptionist and can be found helping clients at the front desk or over the phone. . She lives with two Boston Terriers, Bubba and Pebbles, and one Maltese, Lucy. Diane has previously worked with animals in boarding and daycare facilities. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her fur babies, as well as hanging out with friends and family.


Kennel/Groomer Manager
Maggie's Bio

Maggie has started working at RCAC as a groomer in May 2021. Originally from Illinois, she has been grooming for over 11 years, attending grooming shows, built long-lasting relationships with clients, and owned her own grooming salon for over three years.  Maggie moved to Manager of our kennel and grooming departments at the end of 2022. After moving around on the east coast, Maggie lives in the area with her spoiled pug and puggle, Gizmo and Tucker. She has earned her Bachelors in Science in Business and Administration with SIU, any spare time is filled with friends, sports, traveling, cooking, and outdoors.


Veterinary Assistant
Nataleigh's Bio

Nataleigh joined RCAC in April 2021 in the kennel and recently transitioned to a receptionist and is now a veterinary assistant. When she isn’t at work, Nataleigh enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her dogs. She also enjoys being outside and taking care of her plants around the house.


Lead Receptionist
Erin's Bio
Erin has worked at our clinic since September 3, 2014 and is currently our lead receptionist. She has been married to her husband, Alex, since October 2012. Together, they have two adorable heelers, Bella and Brody. They also have five black-headed dorper sheep and one cat. Erin enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys reading, baking, going to football games, and dirt bikes.
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Linda's Bio

Linda joined the RCAC team as a receptionist in March 2020. Originally from Chicago, she moved to Robertson County in 2017. Linda lives with Nero, a feral cat rescued from the streets of Chicago, and Lady and Little Bit,  mother and daughter dogs rescued from a barn. In her spare time, she enjoys keeping in touch with her six siblings, taking walks with her dogs, watching movies and documentaries, listening to jazz, trying new restaurants, and taking photos for Instagram.


Millie's Bio
Millie was born in Puerto Rico but moved to Clarksville in 1979 then to Pleasant View in 2018. She graduated from Miller Motte College with a degree in Microcomputers. Millie joined RCAC in February 2021. She has 2 children and a grandbaby. Millie loves to bake (and we love everything she makes!), she enjoys road trips, mystery movies, and going shopping with her grandbaby. She has 2 cats, Coco and Cleo.


Kennel Assistant
Morgan's Bio
Morgan joined RCAC in June 2021. She is 16 years old and attends South Haven Christian School. She lives in the White House with her parents and two sisters. Morgan has always loved animals and is interested in a career in the veterinary field after high school.


Resident Cat

Turbo's Bio

Turbo joined RCAC as a resident cat in 2011 when he was just six weeks old. He was brought in by a thoughtful client who knew the clinic was looking for a resident cat. Turbo spends his days hanging out in the Groom Room, keeping an eye on the groomers to make sure they do a great job! His other favorite activities are sleeping and hanging out with his cat pal, Diesel. 


Resident Cat
Diesel's Bio

Diesel joined the RCAC team as a resident cat in 2011. He was around seven weeks old and was found wandering around a parking lot. Diesel needed a home and we needed another resident cat—it was a perfect match! Diesel spends his days sleeping in sunny windows, hanging out with his cat-pal, Turbo, and generally causing trouble around the clinic.