Our Team

Owner Dr. Johnston

Dr. Mike Johnston

Veterinarian/ Owner

Dr. Mike Johnston is a 1986 graduate of Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. He has been in mixed animal practice since that time and is a member of the AVMA, IVMA and the American Association of Equine Practitioners. He and his wife Jennifer live in Franklin County with their collection of dogs and cats. Both of their children are Purdue graduates. Bridget works at the Children’s Museum in Indianapolis and Michael is currently attending medical school at Indiana University in Indianapolis. Their spare time activities includes skiing, visiting parks or attending Bengals games.

Team member Dr. Rudnick with her two sons and her husband

Dr. Lisa Rudnick

Veterinarian

Hello, I am Dr. Lisa Rudnick. I graduated from Purdue University Veterinary School in 2002. I practiced at a mixed animal veterinary clinic in Napolen, Ohio for 6 years. I began at Grove Veterinary Clinic in 2009 when my family and I decided to relocate back to my home town of Liberty. My husband Jason and I have two children, David and Samuel. I work part time in order to spend time with my family. We enjoy going fishing, traveling to truck and tractor pulls and the boys just love being outside on the farm. I look forward to meeting you and your pet at Grove Veterinary Clinic.

April Race

Veterinary Technician

April has been with Grove Veterinary Hospital since January of 2020. She currently lives in Brookville, Indiana. She grew up in Brookville but moved to Indianapolis for a year to go to the International Business College and Vet Tech Institute for college to get her associates degree in Veterinary Medicine.

She has always wanted to be a Vet Tech since she was a child. She grew up on a little farm with various livestock and would always help her dad with the animals care.

She knew that she was in the right industry when she was the surgical nurse recovering patients after surgery and being able to watch them go home and realizing how rewarding it was.

Outside of work she lives with my boyfriend and their two dogs, two cats, and a rabbit. In her free time she loves to read books and garden.

Becky

Veterinary Assistant

Becky is a veterinary assistant and has been with the clinic since 2001. She has a Australian Shepherd named Luke and two noisy cats named Meow Box and Little One. She enjoys gardening, reading, tractor pulling and spending time with her family. Go Purdue!

Team member Kaitlyn with her horse

Kaitlyn Johnson

Vet Assistant

Kaitlyn is a veterinary assistant and has been with the clinic since 2016. She grew up in West College Corner, IN. She is a 2014 graduate from Union County High School. Kaitlyn was a 10 year member of the Union County 4H where she showed horses. She went to college at the Vet Tech Institute in Indianapolis and graduated from there in December 2016.

She has always had a strong passion for animals of all sizes. She really enjoys impacting the lives of all animals, sick and healthy.

She knew she was in the right profession when she was able to put her passion to work.

Her family consists of her parents, Shawn and Laura, and her significant other Matt. She and Matt raise Boer goats and miniature donkeys together. She has a strong passion for large animals. She also has many other animals such as dogs, cats, an open horse, chickens and pigs!

When she’s not at work, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, going to open shows and outdoor activities.

Team member Morgan and her baby goat

Morgan Gober

Vet Assistant

Morgan is a veterinary assistant and has been with the clinic since 2017. She was raised in Harrison, OH and she went to Brown Mackie for their Veterinary program. She came to Grove Veterinary Clinic on my externship ship and immediately fell in love. She’s been here ever since!

She has always loved taking care of animals, so being able to help animals everyday is a blessing. She loves seeing the team’s hard work really pay off and seeing animals prosper.

She knew that she was in the right industry when she saw the care and compassion that the team gives to animals and how it impacts their lives.

Her family consists of her parents, Shawn and Denise, brothers Derik and Conner, and her husband Nathan. She and Nathan have their own australian shepherd named Merle who is like a child to them.

In her free time she loves to hike, fish, and play with her nephews Silas and Cole.

Autumn Toschlog

Vet Assistant

Autumn has been with Grove Veterinary Clinic since May of 2019. She grew up in Centerville, Indiana. She graduated from Centerville Senior High School the class of 2019 and was a 10 year Union County 4-H member.

Autumn lived on a farm for her entire life. Her family basically had a small petting zoo. When she found out about being a vet assistant I jumped to the opportunity.

She knew that she was in the right industry when on her first day she knew this was the job for her. Seeing the care and compassion our teams has for these animals is amazing. The clients and their animals make this job amazing. Honestly she just loves working with animals.

Her family consists of her mother and father, Ed and Lorelei Toschlog, two brothers and her significant other Remington Lunsford. In her free time she enjoys fishing, hunting, and outdoor activities. She loves hanging out with my dogs. She is so excited to see what the future holds for her at Grove Vet Clinic.

Team member Marlyne and her dog

Marlyne

Receptionist

Marlyne is a receptionist and has been with the clinic since 2001. She has a German Shepherd named Lacey, a Beagle named Heidi, a Border Collie named Teddy and 2 cats named Smokey and Fatty. She enjoys traveling the world and spending time with family.