Hillview Veterinary Clinic, LLC

1761 Thornburg Lane
Franklin, IN 46131



Tess Williams, RVT

I am the head surgery tech here at Hillview and get to practice many advanced pain management techniques during procedures. Also, I am working toward a specialty in pain management and physical rehabilitation, and have special training in nutrition. My passions are pain management, canine rehab and physical therapy, and nutrition/weight loss counseling. 

I recently bought my first home with the love of my life. We have 2 tabby cats, Barnie Ruble Trouble and Jimi Hendrix. We also have a mutt named Princess Leia.  All my critters are wonderful and keep me on my toes. 


Emily Wilhelm, RVT

I thoroughly enjoy working with the wide variety of animals that Hillview cares for and am working toward my board certification in reptile, avian, and exotic animal medicine. I have been here since 2008. Why do I love my job? Well, at what other job could I say, “Today I helped clean a bat’s teeth, put steel pins in a broken wing of an eagle, bottle-fed an opossum and placed a feeding tube in a snapping turtle?" For someone who has a passion for animals and enjoys working with people who have the same passion, there couldn’t be a better job out there! I deeply care about educating pet owners on their exotic pets so that every home is a happy, healthy one.

I am owned by Solstice, a delightful golden retriever; Scara, a three-legged cat; four rabbits; a snake; a leopard gecko; a parakeet; and a hedgehog. I also do exotic animal rescue and have an ever-changing array of fosters. Away from work, I love being outside hiking, running, and trying to do yoga with my pets "helping."


Karen McDonough, RVT

I have worked at Hillview since 2010 and during that time I have found my niche in “Dental Land.” I am responsible for all the dental procedures that are performed here. I also have a passion for clicker training and have helped many times with puppy classes.

When not at work, I spend time cooking delicious meals, hiking, crocheting, and curling up with a good book. I live in Batesville and travel to work every day so I also enjoy listening to audio books during my long drive.

Shelby Smoot, RVT

I started here at Hillview in the fall of 2013 as a kennel tech. I became an RVT in the spring of 2014. I love working in a mixed animal practice, and my primary interest is in small animal surgery. Getting to see different types of animals every day keeps life interesting! I hope to become more involved with the rescue community in the future. 

I love doing "outdoorsy" things and taking my pups hiking. My fur babies include Franny the Newfoundland; Waylon the mixy mutt; Skunky, Alley, Thelma, and Louise the kitties; Juan Fiesta the Red-Eared Slider; and three goats named Miss Kay, Caroline, and Syd.

Jessica Majszak, RVT & KPA-CTP

Hi! My name is Jessika. My boyfriend and I recently moved here from Munster, Indiana. I relocated to become the behavior technician and trainer here at Hillview. I am training my boxer, Otis, to become a diabetic alert dog. I also have another dog, Vader, and a cat, Nox. When I'm not at work, I like to hike, workout, and research new behavior techniques.

Sarah Calkins, Vet Assistant

I started working at Hillview in the beginning of 2014 as a kennel assistant and have since become a vet assistant. My interests are in equine and anything to do with pit bulls.

My boyfriend, Bobby, and I recently bought a farm in Southern Indiana where we have 3 horses (Bo, Penny Rose, and Hellen) and 2 dogs (Lloyd and Brix). In my free time I enjoy traveling with our horses to go trail riding and camping.

Tori Grafe, Veterinary Assistant

I started my journey at Hillview Veterinary Clinic on May 11th, 2015 as a receptionist. This experience gave me the basis to know all the wonderful aspects of front-desk operations and to appreciate smoothly running a veterinary clinic day-to-day. 

I attended Purdue University from 2012-2016 and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Animal Sciences with my end goal of becoming a veterinarian. Since graduating, I have moved to veterinary assistant and have switched my future focus to becoming a perfusionist. 

Since becoming a veterinary assistant, I have been afforded the opportunity to apply my undergraduate studies to real-world cases and have gotten countless opportunities to learn from the best healthcare professionals in this field.

Fun fact: I have 3 of the most adorable guinea pigs in the world: Millie, Peace, and Harmony. Guinea pigs are my weakness!

Fun fact: I love scuba diving, but I have a phobia of deep water. Every time I dive, I am facing my fears!

Morgan Davis, Veterinary Assistant

I love working at Hillview because I love being able to see all the different things that go on in a vet's office, and the people are caring. I am a graduate of Franklin Community High School. I have three cats, Miley, Macey, and Kylee, a German Shepherd named Skylar, and three guinea pigs named Louie, Howie, and Ollie. In my free time, I enjoy hunting and making string art. 

Kaitlyn Woolery, Kennel Assistant

I started working here in 2017 as a receptionist but soon figured out that wasn’t right for me. I am now a kennel assistant, aspiring to be a veterinary technician. I am currently in tech school because I’ve known I wanted to work with animals ever since I was young. I love working at Hillview because to assist and learn about a variety of animals. I have 3 dogs, 1 pig, and 5 bunnies, who I adore very much!

Ashleigh Kuhl, Kennel Assistant

I love helping with the variety of animals that come through Hillview. There is always something new and exciting to learn! I am passionate about working with animals and have a special connection with cats. I've always been an animal advocate.

In my free-time I enjoy spending quality time with my little family of 3 very special cats and a turtle! I also volunteer as a state licensed wildlife rehabilitator and care for many animals out of my home.