Our Staff



Paula Culbertson, Practice Manager


Paula has been working at the Thorntown Veterinary Clinic since 1996! She has lived in this area for most of her life and is a member of the Mechanicsburg Christian Church. Outside of work Paula volunteers her time at the Shalom House in Lebanon, which prepares meals for those in need in our county. She loves to vacation at the beach and her favorite place to visit is Mexico!

Paula is married to Doctor Jon Culbertson and they share two children; Jacob and Jillia and two pets; a shih tzu named Daphannie and a cat named Leuk!


Mandy Boggs, Back Office Manager


Mandy is our head technician and back office manager at the clinic. She has been here for over 10 years now! Mandy grew up here in Thorntown and graduated from Western Boone in 1995. She graduated with a Biology degree from Marian College. Mandy spends most of her time monitoring surgeries for Dr. Culbertson along with taking care of our inventory at the clinic.

Mandy has three pets; a cute Rat Terrier named AJ, a cat name Tommy Tumbleweed and a polydactyl cat named Pirate ! She also has two children, Corey and Silas, who are quite entertaining, and she has been married to her husband Jesse for 7 years. In her spare time she loves spending time with her family and baking goodies. She spoils us on our birthdays every year with her delicious cakes, which we love her for!

Kara Jones, Technician's Manager

Kara has been with the Thorntown Veterinary Clinic for five years now. She originally was attending art school when she landed a job here. Her specialties include doing canine and feline dental cleanings as well as pet food and nutrition.

Kara owns two dogs and a cat. Berkeley is a liver spotted Dalmatian and Cali is a black Labrador Retriever. She also has Romance or "Romy," a tortishell exotic shorthair cat!

Kara lives in Lebanon where she has Berkley’s Bakery, an in-home bakery where she makes delicious and natural treats and “sweets” for dogs. You can custom order special treats, cakes, and cupcakes for you dog in a variety of sizes, flavors and colors. She spends most of her spare time with family and friends, and has a six month old baby boy named Jace!

Caitlin Dodson, Veterinary Assistant

Caitlin has been employed with us since May of 2016. She started out as an extern from International Business College and got a job with us after she graduated. She also attended Lebanon High School and graduated in 2014.

Caitlin has two dogs, a Pit Bull named Kai and a Dachshund named Zoey. Caitlin really enjoys art and likes to draw and make crafts. She also loves to read and her favorite book is Love Me Never by Sara Wolf. She spends most of her spare time with family and friends!

Keira Thomas, Receptionist


Keira has been working at the Thorntown Veterinary Clinic for almost five years now! She graduated from Western Boone Jr. - Sr. High School in 2010 and is currently attending Ivy Tech Community College.


Keira is a member of the Advance Christian Church. She attends service on Sunday's and also participates in their bible study! She loves reading, watching movies and listening to 80's music!

Bonnie Hoffman, Groomer


Bonnie has groomed dogs and cats at the Thorntown Vet Clinic since 1999! She grew up in Frankfort and attended Frankfort High School. With Bonnie’s love for animals, she became grooming certified at a grooming institute out of Chicago, Illinois in the year of 1970. She then groomed at a local veterinarian’s office in Frankfort and worked from home as a groomer before joining the clinic here.

Her pets include Bristol the Pitbull, Prissy, Prize, FeeFee and Pacie the Poodles. She also has a cat named Dillon Pickle and a Parrot named Beeper. Bonnie bred and raised Toy Poodles and Great Pyrenees for over 15 years. She also raised and showed goats for over 20 years.

In her spare time, she enjoys Nascar racing, shopping, hanging with friends and family and attending church. She has five children of her own, along with 3 grandkids and one great grandchild. Her favorite cut, one she is also certified specially in, is the Poodle Cut!



Kristi Jones, Groomer


Kristi has been with the Thorntown Veterinary Clinic since 2012. She is one of our groomers and has recently started working as a receptionist as well. She grew up in Thorntown and graduated from Western Boone Jr. - Sr. High School.

She has six children; Caleb, Kara, Ashley, Austin, Mackenzie, and Madison. Kara, currently works as a veterinary assistant with us and Mackenzie works with the groomers on Saturdays. 


Kristi is a Cosmetologist by trade. So when she is not grooming pets at the clinic, she is grooming people! Kristi has four dogs; a min-pin named Chloe, two Shi-Tzu's named Bernie and Harper and a Pug named Jax. She also has three cats; Gracie, Penny and Willie! 


In her spare time, which is hard to come by, she enjoys watching basketball and soccer. She is also very involved in her daughter's athletics and enjoys watching their games!

Stan Bogan, Maintenance


Stan has been working with our clinic for ten years! He is our maintenance man and is truly a jack of all trades. Stan has accomplished so many things in his life; he as a degree in electrical engineering from Tri-State University, an Art Certificate from the Herron Institute and he worked as a Life and Health Insurance Underwriter, just to name a few.


During his college years Stan worked at a music store selling records and tapes. While working there he also learned to tune pianos and work on organs. He was presented with the opportunity to travel around the country selling records and tapes which gave him the chance to meet many famous artists. The list is too long to name them all but they include; Molly Hatchet, Harry Chapin, Neil Diamond, Charlie Daniels and the Gatlin Brothers. Stan really enjoys music, in fact he sings in the Sundown Band. He can also play the piano, most other string instruments and a few brass instruments.


Stan loves the ocean; he enjoys vacationing at the beach and going on cruises! He and his wife Lynn have five children, twelve grandchildren and two great-grandchildren! They also share a shih-tzu named Captain. Stan is an amazing man that can and will do just about anything for anyone!

Emily Grissom, Kennel Attendant/Veterinary Assistant

Emily is our new kennel attendant and just recently joined our team in August 2016. Emily is just 16 years old and is home-schooled as a junior. She has lived in Boone County her entire life.

Emily is an active member of the 21st Century Greater Works Ministry Church outside of Thorntown. In her spare time, she likes to play with animals and to help others. She is an awesome baker as well and has already shared her goodies with us!

She lives with her parents and has three pets! She has a dog named Harley and two cats, Betty and Wilma.

Hours of Operation:


7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays

7:30 am - 12:00 pm


7:30 am - 6:00 pm


8:00 am - 12:00 pm


5019 W. SR. 47
Thorntown, IN 46071
Conveniently located on the corner of US 52 and SR 47!

Contact Us


Tel: 765-436-2323

Fax: 855-406-5229


Email: thorntownvetclinic@gmail.com

Thorntown Veterinary Clinic

5019 W. SR. 47

Thorntown, IN 46071





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