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 and Dr. Josh Tyler

Dr. Katie Tyler and Dr. Josh 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. Tyler was born in Bowling Green, Kentucky and raised on a family farm in Adairville, Kentucky. He attended Western Kentucky University earning a B.S. in Agriculture in 2010, and his D.V.M. from Auburn University in 2017. Dr. Tyler has been working as an associate veterinarian in Middle Tennessee since graduation. His professional interests include small animal internal medicine and surgery. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, riding 4-wheelers, spending time with family on the farm, and enjoying the great outdoors.

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. 


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. 


Kayley's Bio
Kayley joined RCAC as a kennel technician in July 2022. She graduated from Greenbrier High School in 2020. Her hometown is Springfield, TN. She loves working with animals and would love to learn to groom one day. Kayley enjoys baking and anything that is related to cosmetology. She currently has 4 Great Pyrenees Hazel, Draco, Harper and Camper.


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
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.


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.


Veterinary Assistant

Tina's Bio
Tina joined RCAC as a veterinary assistant in April 2023. She went to APSU and obtained Bachelors of Science with a major in Vet Technology and a minor in Human Health in 2022. She was born in Missouri but raised in Illinois. Tina lived in Oklahoma for 5 years and Washington State for 3 years before moving to TN in 2010. She enjoys taking care of farm animals and spending time with family. She currently has 11 dogs, 3 cows, 9 goats, 1 sheep, 1 pig, 1 rabbit, 3 guinea pigs, 1 hamster, several fish, 3 turkey, 11 cats, and 5 mini horses. She has a very large amount of chickens, geese and ducks.


Veterinary Assistant

Katie's Bio

 Katie joined RCAC as a veterinary assistant in January 2023. She is currently in school to become a Veterinary Technician. She would love to further her education and get a bachelor’s degree. Her hometown is Springfield, TN. She likes reading, drawing, baking, and crafting. Katie loves all forms of art. She has a German Shepherd named AVA. Katie has always wanted to work with animals. She was going to school for Marine Biologist and then large animal veterinarian. However she decided being a Veterinary Technician would allow her to do so much more for animals.



Veterinary Assistant

Reese's Bio

Reese joined RCAC as a veterinary assistant in June 2023. She resides in Cross Plains, TN. Reese is currently in school at Vol State. Her goal is to learn more about the veterinary field and to help make each pet healthy. She loves country music. Reese has 3 dogs named Dixie, Stella, and Dolly.



Veterinary Assistant

Belle's Bio

Belle joined RCAC as a kennel technician in April 2023 and then returned as a veterinary assistant in October 2023. She resides in Greenbrier TN. She plans to attend MTSU and pursue Horse Science. Belle likes horseback riding and all things agriculture. She has a shih tzu named Lola, labradoodle named Dixie, and a quarter horse named Spitfire.



Veterinary Assistant

Sarah's Bio

Sarah joined RCAC October 2023 as a veterinary assistant. Her hometown is Bozeman, MT. Sarah’s goal is to go to school to become a veterinarian technician. She likes reading, knitting, gardening and baking. Sarah has 3 dogs and 3 cats.



Kennel Technician

Hannah's Bio

Hannah joined RCAC in July 2023 as a kennel technician. Her hometown is Cedar Hill, TN. Hannah wants to go to college to become either a nurse or a veterinarian. She loves hanging out with family and friends. She has two dogs and two cats. 


Kennel Technician
Alex's Bio
Alex joined RCAC as a kennel technician in May 2023. He resides in Springfield, TN. Alex likes hanging out with friends and playing games. His goal is to finish school and to become a Veterinarian or a Welder. Alex currently has 2 dogs, 2 cats, 2 guinea pigs, and 1 snake.


Kennel Technician

Grace's Bio

Grace joined RCAC in February 2024 as a kennel technician. She is originally from Ft Worth, TX but currently resides in White House, TN. Grace is looking to further her education and to work in a hospital setting. She enjoys grooming as well. Grace enjoys camping, hiking, and collecting crystals/rocks. She has 2 dogs Rocky and Levi. 



Kennel Assistant

Emilee's Bio

Emilee joined RCAC in November 2023 as a kennel assistant. Her hometown is Coopertown, TN. Emilees’s goal is to graduate from college and become a Veterinarian. In her spare time she likes to read. Emilee has a dog named Whiskey. 




Rachel's Bio
Rachel joined RCAC as a veterinary assistant in April 2018. Since then she has become a groomer. Her hometown is Pleasant View, TN. She enjoys spending time with her family, fishing and camping. Rachel has 4 dogs, 1 indoor cat, 2 outdoor adopted cats and 2 Silkie chickens. She has been in the veterinary field for 8 years and is new to grooming!



Nikki's Bio

Nikki joined RCAC in April 2023 as a groomer. She resides in Adams, TN. She enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 kids. Nikki likes swimming, horseback riding, and the outdoors. She has been grooming for 16 years and really has a passion for the industry. 



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. She has a beautiful Blue Heeler named Bella and a cat named Kitty. Erin enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys reading, baking, going to football games, and dirt bike races.



Receptionist/Office Manager

Christinea's Bio
Christinea joined RCAC May 2010. She graduated from Springfield High School in 2008. She currently resides in Cedar Hill, TN but hometown was Springfield, TN. She is a sports mom that includes football, cheer, basketball, softball and baseball year round. She loves spending time with friends and family when she is not at the ballfield. Christinea has been married since 2008 and has 2 wonderful kids. Since she started in 2010 she has met a lot of clients and seen their pets grow up. She has 6 dogs, 1 cat, 2 turtles, 2 turkeys, and fish.
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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.


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. Diane has 5 dogs Sniper, Bubba, Pebbles, Lucy, and Chief. 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.


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.