Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Lincolnway Veterinary Clinic in Mishawaka! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at (574) 256-1871 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Jennifer Anderson, DVM, CVA

Dr. Jennifer Anderson is originally from the Midwest, but went to high school in Boca Raton, FL where she was an avid volleyball player. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science in 2005 from Purdue University and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2009 from Purdue University. Go Boilers! Also, she became a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist in 2017 from the Chi Institute.

After graduation from Purdue, Dr. Anderson worked for a year in Georgia as a mixed animal veterinarian where she enjoyed working with large animals such as cattle and horses along with dogs and cats. After a year in the south she returned to the Midwest where she did some relief work in the area for a year and then finally found her home at Lincolnway Veterinary Clinic in the fall of 2010. She is on the Potowatomi Zoological Board and is a member of Indiana Veterinary Association, Michiana Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Feline Practitioners, and Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society.

She has special interests in nutrition, holistic medicine especially veterinary food therapy and acupuncture, and soft tissue and orthopedic surgery.

Fun Fact: She has three spoiled rotten cats named Snickers, Kahlua, and Wrigley. She has one human child as well. Outside of the office she enjoys anything outdoors, such as gardening, hiking, biking, volleyball, golf and snowmobiling.

Richard Headley, DVM

Dr. Richard Headley is a native of the west side of South Bend, graduating from Washington High School in 1961. He went to Purdue and graduated from the Purdue School of Veterinary Medicine in 1967. During veterinary school, he joined the US Army Reserves and went on active duty immediately after graduation. He served 25 months, mostly at Ft. Irwin, CA where he was Post Veterinarian, Public Health Officer, Wildlife Management Officer and operated the on post full service veterinary clinic. In addition he provided veterinary care for a US Marine stable in Barstow, CA. Since there was no large animal veterinarian within 100 miles of Barstow, Dr. Headley was given permission to operate an emergency large animal practice after duty hours during his assignment at Ft. Irwin.

After discharge he joined a private practice in Michigan where he stayed for 1 1\2 years, then bought the Lincolnway Veterinary Clinic in 1971 and operated the clinic until recently when he turned it over to Dr. Anderson.

Dr. Headley’s medical interests are in general practice, but he enjoys orthopedic surgery , anesthesia, and pain management.

Outside of practice, he taught CPR to the general public under the auspices of the American Heart Association with support from the Mishawaka Kiwanis Club. His leadership in working with his team earned him Mishawaka Man of the Year honors in 1985.

Fun Fact: He enjoys golf, outdoor activities, reading, cooking and just relaxing. He has a very spoiled Chihuahua named Raisen that likes to share peanut butter with him every night.

Kelley Kulis, DVM

Dr. Kulis joined our team in May 2017. She was raised in Grand Rapids Michigan and graduated from Michigan State University in 2016 with her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Kulis has a love for beef cows and has a mini farm which includes a horse, goats and chickens as well as 3 dogs and 2 cats.

She enjoys spending time with family & friends and eating her husbands cooking.

Regeina Stitsworth

Regeina is currently team manager of customer care specialists and office manager. She started out as a veterinary assistant about 21 years ago. She enjoys working with and getting to know all the furry friends and their owners at Lincolnway. She enjoys spending time breeding and raising her Holland Lop rabbits. Regeina can not wait to meet you and your pets.

Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family, helping out her daughter with 4H projects at the St. Joseph county fair, and occasionally will go on a ghost hunt.

Laura Blair, RVT

Laura is the head registered technician at Lincolnway. She has been with the clinic since 2008. She received her Associates Degree in animal science from Brown Macki College. She enjoys providing compassionate care to all the patients at Lincolnway. She has three children including a set of fraternal twins. Come in today to meet Laura!

Interests: She has a special interest for comic books, Harry Potter and anything superhero related. Her dream would be to attend Comic-Con some day.

Nikki Long, RVT

Nikki has been with us since June 2018. She has been a registered veterinary technician for the last 4 years and has been in the veterinary profession since 1996. She and her husband have 2 cats – Bettis & Gary and would love to have a dog someday soon! She enjoys camping, kayaking, watching steelers footbal and chilling on the couch and watching movies with her family. Nikki looks forward to getting to know all our clients and their fur babies.

Sandy Stewart

Sandy graduated from Brown Mackie in 2015 and loves to care for animals. You may see sandy’s smiling face assisting in the exam rooms. Sandy has many pets which include a dog (little man), a cat (juliet), a bearded dragon (dimon) and two turtles (hercules & venus). In her free time Sandy loves spending time with her children.

Mackenzie Heighway

Mackenzie joined our team in March of 2016. She is a recent graduate from Brown Mackie College.

Mackenzie has a great love for animals and you may see her assisting in the exam rooms or she may be working behind the scenes taking care of our hospitalized patients.

Mackenzie enjoys Notre Dame football, riding her horse cooper and hanging out with family and friends.

Alaina Droessler

Alaina joined our team in September 2017. She is originally from Chicago and loves Chicago sports. She is currently attending Penn Foster to become a RVT. In her spare time alaina likes spending time with her family and being an animal foster parent.

Ashley James

Ashley joined our team in March of 2018 as a veterinary assistant. Ashley likes going to the movies, crafts and likes o travel.

She has 3 dogs a chihuahua named Oliver, a chihuahua named cooper and a pug named lucky. Ashley has been working in the veterinary field for 2 years before joining our team and her future goal is to receive an associates degree in animal science.

Katrina Gillispie

Katrina is currently our Client Care Supervisor. She moved here from Chicago in June of 2015 and joined our team in February of 2016 as a CSR. She enjoys time with her husband and her 2 cats Grayson & Princess and also her German Shepard Lincoln. Katrina loves meeting our clients and their furry children and is sure to greet you with a warm smile and friendly hello!

Fun Fact : Katrina loves to sing karaoke.

Charlotte Martinez

Charlotte joined our team in May 2017 as a customer care specialist and always has a smile on her face. She moved here from Anchorage Alaska because she wanted to make Mishawaka Indiana her home.

Charlotte has 2 border collie mixes and a Turkish Van cat. She loves spending time with family & friends and watching her favorite NFL team the Houston Texans.

Melanie Karner

Melanie joined our team in March of 2018 as a CSR. Melanie likes spending time with her kitty Grace, going camping & fishing with her family, she also enjoys cooking out with her friends and godson. Melanie’s future goal is to receive an associates degree in animal science.


He is a 3 year old domestic shorthair. The Lincolnway Veterinary Staff was fostering him and we fell in love with him and decided to keep him. He loves to play tag and steal any chair you leave unattended. His favorite treat are chicken flavored greenies.


Our newest addition to Lincolnway! Rocky is a 1 1/2 year old domestic shorthair who was found outside the veterinary clinic by Regeina. He was nursed back to health and George got along well with him so we decided to keep him. He loves to spend time on top of his cat tree tower and snacking on the occasional cat nip. We have not found anything he does not like to eat including veggies.