Meet Our Team
Caroline Veterinary Clinic
Lisa Trippett Center Director
Lisa has been a veterinary technician for over 30 years and has worked at the Caroline Veterinary Clinic since 1999. She became our Center Director when we partnered with Heart and Paw in June 2021. She has special interests in animal behavior and training techniques. Lisa is an AKC approved Canine Good Citizen Evaluator and AKC Farm Dog judge. She spends her free time either competing or instructing in many AKC dog sports including Agility, Rally, Scent Work, Obedience and Barn Hunt. She loves hiking with her dogs and enjoys the outdoors. Lisa is also certified in laser therapy offered here at the clinic.
Lisa has four dogs, three cats and multiple fish that she shares her home with.
Leanne Burroughs Veterinary Assistant
Leanne came to Caroline Veterinary Clinic in November of 2021. She has been in the veterinary field for four years with experience in general practice and emergency medicine. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time outside with her four dogs: Rosco, Bo, Ruger, and Harley; or cuddled up with her cat Luna.
Melissa Dixon Care Coordinator
After spending 28 years as a paramedic, Melissa switched her career focus to veterinary medicine. She has a passion for animals and helping them and even her husband will tell you that they come first. She spends her free time gardening, cooking, hiking, traveling, and reading.
Sarah Mast Veterinary Assistant
Sarah is a compassionate, team player who started her career in animal welfare as a kennel tech for Brandywine Valley SPCA in June 2020. She then took on the role of Enrichment Coordinator, or Behaviorist, and was given the opportunity to train at the National Canine Center in Florida. She is now a Veterinary Assistant at Caroline Veterinary Clinic where she continues to help animals be as healthy and happy as possible. Sarah will tell you that she's learn more about herself working with pets than she did over 15 years of sports because you come to realize how much more important it is fighting for a life, not a state championship. Since she started her journey in animal welfare, she's come to realize that it is her purpose and one she looks forward to fulfilling daily.
Nycole Smith Veterinary Assistant
Nycole has worked in the veterinary field since 2009 and has been a veterinary assistant at the Caroline Veterinary Clinic for the past 5 years. She is a Caroline County native and currently owns her first home in Ridgely with her boyfriend, their husky Meeka, and cats Kent and Joey. In her spare time, she enjoys baking sweets, reading, and helping her friend and neighbor with her farm animals. She has always had an immense love of animals and counts herself lucky everyday that she gets to spend her working hours improving their lives to the best of her abilities.
Kathy Sponseller Vet Tech
Kathy began her career as a Vet Tech in 2007 and worked in Pennsylvania for about eight years where she was able to learn and grow in the profession. Her family moved to the eastern shore in 2015 and that's when she joined the Caroline Veterinary Clinic family where she's spent the last seven years getting to know the people this community and their pets. She continues to grow everyday to better serve her patients using her passion for the level of care offered at the hospital. She has a dog Hazel and two cats Hilda and Baxter, and she enjoys spending time outside doing activities with her family.
Denise Taylor Veterinary Assistant
Denise has been a veterinary assistant for over 10 years and has worked at the Caroline Veterinary Clinic for 6 years. She is an avid feline enthusiast and lives with her husband and 13 cats!
Amy Tulino LVT
Amy is a licensed veterinary technician with over thirty years of experience. She joined our staff in 2020. A great animal lover, Amy lives with her husband, 3 cats, a dog, and a horse.
Bailey Wingate Veterinary Assistant
Bailey is an ambitious team member who started her career in animal welfare as a kennel tech for Brandywine Valley SPCA in October of 2017. Throughout her 4.5 years there, Bailey had many roles such as; Adoption Counselor, Lifesaving Coordinator and Veterinary Technician. Bailey joined the Caroline Veterinary Clinic team in late February of 2022. At home, you can find Bailey either tending to her foster pets or expanding her knowledge in veterinary medicine.