Our Team Kryder & Harr Veterinary Hospital

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Veterinarians

Stephanie Harr Bio

Stephanie R. Harr DVM

Dr. Stephanie Harr, a native of Jamestown, North Dakota, obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, Minnesota and went on to complete her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine.  Dr. Harr has been with the practice since graduation and became a practice owner in 2013.  She loves veterinary dentistry, traveling, spending time with her family, and being in the sun.  She is passionate about providing individualized medical care for furry family members, continuing education, developing and maintaining a veterinary practice the community and staff are happy to call home.

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Tracy L. Eichenseer DVM

Dr. Tracy Eichenseer is a native of Waukesha, Wisconsin. She attended the University of Wisconsin for her undergraduate in bacteriology, and then attended the University of Wisconsin for veterinary school, graduating in 2000.  Dr. Eichenseer has a desire to work with humans and animals to support the pet-owner bond and takes a special interest in preventative medicine and senior pet care. “I chose Kryder & Harr Veterinary Clinic because of the quality of medicine, investment in diagnostic tools, and the excellent support staff. There is never a dull moment.”
In her free time, you will find her doing long bike rides, triathlons, adventure running races, and seeking out great restaurants and microbreweries.
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Mariah Covey DVM

Dr. Mariah Covey is a native of South Bend, Indiana. She grew up knowing she would always be a vet. After graduating from Riley High School, she graduated with a degree from Purdue University in biochemistry, and then completed the Purdue Veterinary School program in 2006. Dr. Covey’s interests are pet behavior, exotic pets, and internal medicine.

Outside the clinic, she enjoys scrapbooking, crossword puzzles, Sudoku, and spending time with her family and pets.

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Eryn Roberts DVM

Dr. Eryn Roberts grew up in Lafayette, Indiana. In 2011 she received her Bachelor of Animal Science from Purdue University and in 2016 she received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Purdue’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Roberts loves having the opportunity to help people and their fur babies on a daily basis and has a passion for surgery as well as dentistry. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, including their two cats and a pomeranian.

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Melissa Tilley DVM

Dr. Melissa Tilley grew up in Washington State. She received a degree in Farrier Science from Pacific Coast Horseshoeing School in Plymouth, California. After completion, she earned her Bachelor of Animal Science degree from Washington State University. She was then accepted to Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed her clinical rotations at Purdue University's Veterinary Teaching Hospital, in Lafayette, Indiana.
As an outdoors enthusiast, Dr. Tilley enjoys backpacking, hiking, and fishing. In addition to spending time with her family, Dr. Tilley's hobbies include kayaking, ice hockey, as well as traveling both domestically and abroad.

Registered Veterinary Technicians

Tandy

Tandy RVT

Tandy has been at Kryder & Harr Veterinary Clinic since we opened our doors. During high school, she worked in our boarding area and continued at Kryder & Harr Veterinary Clinic while attending Purdue University’s veterinary technician program. Her inspiration for becoming a veterinary technician was her compassion for animals and meeting new people. Tandy spends her continuing education time learning how to help animal owners maintain a comfortable quality of life for their senior pets. Tandy received her certification in canine rehabilitation in 2006. She has developed a rehabilitation program at Kryder & Harr Veterinary Clinic that includes an underwater treadmill.

When she isn’t working, she is spending time with her canine family, Sachi the bulldog and Rain the yellow Lab.

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Heather RVT

As a child, Heather knew that working with animals was what she wanted to do. So she began volunteering at Kryder & Harr Veterinary Clinic while still in high school and is proud to be working for us today. Heather graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Veterinary Technology. About Kryder & Harr Veterinary Clinic, she says, “I love the mixture of having fun while getting down to business.” As a technician, Heather’s main enjoyment is dentistry, and at home, her main enjoyment is spending time with her son, reading, running, and cycling.

Sara

Sara RVT

Sara grew up in Granger and worked at Kryder & Harr Veterinary Clinic during high school, before graduating from Purdue University in 2000 with a Bachelor’s degree in veterinary technology. After graduation, Sara stayed in Lafayette and worked at the Purdue Small Animal Hospital as a surgery technician for three years. She later moved to Indianapolis and worked a year at a progressive small animal clinic before moving back home to be closer to her family, which now includes Petie, the Lab/Boxer; Monica, the Mastiff mix; and Bruiser, the American bulldog. To our delight, Sara returned to Kryder & Harr Veterinary Clinic in the summer of 2005. “Kryder & Harr Veterinary Clinic is a second family to me, and I’m glad to be home,” Sara says.

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Lindsay RVT

Lindsay has been working with animals from a very young age; she would nurture and hand raise orphaned kittens. She graduated from the Vet Tech Institute of Fort Wayne in 2013 and has been at KHVC every since. She loves working with cats and critical care patients. At home you can find her with her Pomeranian, “Charlie,” and her 2 cats both that she bottle fed as babies, “Attila” and “Vixie.”

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Zenia RVT

Hello! I grew up in Elkhart and graduated from Concord High School in 2015. I then started working as a kennel attendant which eventually led me to go to tech school. I graduated from the Vet Tech Institute of Fort Wayne in 2019. I recently moved to Mishawaka with my boyfriend Julio. Currently I have a chihuahua/pomeranian mix (Duke), a calico cat (Chloe), and a rex mix rabbit (Sneakers). I love watching anything Disney and Star Wars. My favorite breeds are pugs and pitbulls. My favorite part of working at KHVC is my coworkers and how fun they make coming into work everyday!

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Allie RVT

Allie grew up in the South suburbs of Chicago where she obtained her Associates of Science in Veterinary Medicine from Fox College. She has had a love for animals her entire life and has been excited to pursue a career that she is passionate about. At home, she enjoys watching movies and taking cat naps with her feline fur babies, Harper and Amelia. She is happy to be settling into the Michiana area and excited to be a part of the KHVC family!

Leadership Team

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Jessica Practice Manager

Veterinary medicine is in my blood; Dr. Kryder, as my dad, introduced me to the Vet World at a VERY early age but science and math are not my strong suit, so business management within the veterinary field was an option.  I never believed I would own the clinic but when the opportunity arose in 2013 Dr. Harr and I jumped on it!  The future is bright!  In my spare time I play Uber to 2 very busy kids, love exploring new restaurants, hosting cook outs, and traveling.  My motto:  Only 1 bad day in a row!

Jenny

Jenny Front Office Manager

Jenny worked at Kryder & Harr Veterinary Clinic from 1994 until 1998, before leaving for Indiana University. She returned to the clinic in 2004 to work in the front office. In September 2007, Jenny married her husband, Marc, and today they have a full household consisting of kids Mikayla and Cayden and Isabella. The joy of animals and the relationships she has developed is the best part about working at Kryder & Harr  Veterinary Clinic, Jenny says. She hopes to continue developing her skills and knowledge in animal health and develop a bond with the people who care enough to bring their pets to Kryder & Harr Veterinary Clinic.

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Emily Assistant Practice Manager

Hi!  My name is Emily.  I have been with Kryder & Harr Veterinary Clinic for 12 years.  Here at KHVC, I am the Assistant Practice Manager and a Veterinary Assistant.  I currently have 3 furbabies, who have my whole heart.  Three little humans call me “Auntie Em,” and my best friend is my husband Elliott!  Family comes first in my World and spreading kindness is my motto!  My love for animals continues to grow each and every day because this place I get to call my second home.

Client Relations

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Mel Client Relations

Mel is excited to join our front office team!  She comes to us with a joy for life and anything furry with four legs.  When she is not greeting our clients she is at home happily gardening, sewing, crocheting, and tie dyeing.  She has a love for camping and being still at the beach!  In the evening you can find her watching suspense movies.  She says “my day is brightened each day with my sweet granddaughter who is my little love.”

Sharon

Sharon Client Relations

I have been with KHVC since 2012.  I left for a short time but realized that I had more to give and I missed the family I had here.  I really enjoy seeing the new fur babies that come in but I have a special place in my heart for the older pets.  When I am not working, I enjoy camping trips with my husband and our 2 fur kids Jake and Hunter.  I also enjoy crafting, baking, raising monarch butterflies and bluebirds!

Lori

Lori Client Relations

Lori has been in the veterinary medicine for over 25 year.  She comes to KHVC as a RVT but her customer service skills has found her at the front desk!  She loves working with people and pets and getting to know their stories.  She rejoined the KHVC family in 2021 and is sooo happy to be back.  Her favorite animal are kitty cats and shares her home with some wonderful fur babies.  In her spare time you can find her hanging with her family doing crafts!

Kelli

Kelli Client Relations

I was born in Crown Point, Indiana.  Granger has been my home since 1988.  I have always had animals growing up and grew up with boxers and at one point we had 3 cats.  I hold a bachelors in Sociology and an associates in Physical Therapy.  Fun Fact:  I placed volleyball at Central Connecticut University.  I love pets and people and adore being in the customer service industry!   My husband Jim and I have fur babies of our own!  We love taking family walks and car rides!  I am a die hard Notre Dame fan and love to travel and listen to music.  Remember to laugh and smile everyday!

Technician Assistants

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Annika Technician Assistant

Annika has been part of the Kryder & Harr family since 2019, but worked as a kennel kid here in high school. Before coming to KHVC she worked at a doggie daycare for 2 years and loved all of her canine companions there. She has always loved being around animals of all kinds so working in this field was a no brainer for her! Her favorite part of coming to work everyday is learning new things each day. In her free time she likes to hang out at home with her 3 dogs and 2 cats.

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Stephen Technician Assistant

In grade school, Stephen moved from New Orleans to Granger. He attended Notre Dame studying all things science and  eventually fell in love with veterinary medicine after shadowing the Kryder & Harr team. He previously worked at the St. Joseph County Humane Society as a vet tech assistant and is proud of his self-control – he only adopted one dog while  there. Now he is pursuing vet school and hopes to one day practice in a clinic like Kryder & Harr. Outside of animal care, Stephen  loves spending time cycling, playing hockey and with his two dogs Macy and Ginger.

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Bonnie Technician Assistant

Bonnie has always had a tremendous love for animals. She is a volunteer of Pet Refuge, a shelter for cats and dogs where KHVC provides medical care for animals. She came on to the KHVC team in 2009 and is proud to work at a clinic that cares so much for animals and its clients. She has been married for 22 years, has 1 daughter, and some cats and dogs at home.

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Lexus Technician Assistant

Lexus was born and raised in Elkhart, Indiana.  Shortly after graduating from Concord Community High School, she was accepted and joined the veterinary technology program at Brown Mackie College.  Once she finished her final course in the fall of 2016 she joined the crew at KHVC!  When she is not working, she is likely at home hanging with her fiance Tanner and their 2 pitbulls Roxy and Zeus.

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Amber Technician Assistant

Hi! I'm Amber! I have had the privilege to work in the veterinary field since I was 16 years old. My passion for animals started at a very young age. bringing home and saving everything from reptiles, rodents, to small animals. Beyond small animal medicine, I have previously worked as a TA in an equine and large animal practice. I have 3 amazing and energetic Kids! My passions outside of work include training and showing horses. Barrel racing and rodeo has been a major part of my life. I also enjoy music, photography, and working out.

Community Involvement in Granger

The ownership, management and staff at Kryder & Harr Veterinary Clinic believes it is an honor to be a part of the dynamic Michiana community. We are a community member, not just a community business. As a supporter of Michiana, we sponsor many local community activities, sports teams, philanthropy organizations, and not for profit groups! Watch for our logo on a youth sports team uniform or check out our educational events we put on at many local schools.

We dedicate many of our efforts to our community’s furry friends too! We partner with local rescue groups like Pet RefugePets Connect and Heartland Small Animal Rescue to deliver quality veterinary care to their animals on their road to finding local families.

We believe that by making a difference within the community we make a difference in the lives of local families. We are thankful that the Michiana community has validated our efforts by voting us “#1 veterinary clinic” in the South Bend Tribune’s annual blue ribbon business awards several years in a row!

Kryder And Harr Community

I’ve been working at KHVC and for the Michiana community since I was 6 years old, and I wouldn’t have it any other way! To work with this team of professionals and their love for animals and our community is unparalleled.

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