Staff Bios

Dr. Dwight Thomas, DVM
Dr. Dwight Thomas grew up on a farm in Patoka, Illinois and always knew that he wanted a career working with animals. He attended the University of Illinois and graduated from the Veterinary Medicine program in 1974. He started Thomas Animal Hospital in 1979 and the practice has flourished ever since. He and his wife Diana have daughter Jennifer and her husband Anthony, grandsons Rocco and Luca; and son Ryan and his wife Anel, grandson John. Dr. Thomas is particularly fond of felines and has three cats named Jasper, Gus, and GiGi. He is very involved in his church and enjoys going to car shows and traveling.
Amanda, Office Manager
Amanda, Thomas Animal Hospital’s Office Manager, completed a general studies program with an emphasis in business at Rend Lake College and graduated from there with an Associate of Arts degree in 2003. She is mom to Shih Tzu Annie and Beagle mix Rudy. Amanda “loves being able to help people and their pets every day”. In her free time, she enjoys reading, photography, and walking/hiking.

Thomas Animal Hospital

2714 Broadway Street
Mount Vernon, IL 62864

Phone: (618) 242-3325

Natasha, Lead Certified Veterinary Technician
Geyserville, California native Natasha graduated from Bel-Rea Institute of Veterinary Technology in 2009. She is the is the proud pet parent of four dogs, two cats, and one horse. Her favorite part of the job is her “ability to help animals and make a difference in their lives.” In her spare time, Natasha enjoys horseback riding, camping, target shooting, traveling, and enjoying time with her family.
Tiffany, Certified Veterinary Technician
Tiffany, Thomas Animal Hospital’s Certified Veterinary Technician, graduated from Rend Lake College and the Southern Illinois Collegiate Common Market’s Veterinary Technology Program in 2011. Tiffany started working at Thomas Animal Hospital as an Intern in 2010 and began her employment here after graduation. She is pet parent to a Siberian Husky named Talia and cat Crash. Tiffany’s favorite Thomas Animal Hospital memory is “delivering a litter of English Bulldog puppies and assisting Dr. Thomas with a Labrador Retriever’s foreign body surgery”. She is very involved in her church and loves gardening and couponing.
Erinne, Veterinary Assistant
Erinne, a 2000 Graduate of Dog Styles by Terri, works part-time grooming dogs and part-time as a Veterinary Assistant at Thomas Animal Hospital. Erinne and husband Jared relocated from Lincoln, Illinois and have a full house that includes daughter Jozie, sons Tyler and Cullen, and a large Great Dane named Mack. In her spare time, Erinne loves reading, watching football, shopping, and attending her husband and children’s sporting events.
Misti, Veterinary Assistant
Thomas Animal Hospital Veterinary Assistant Misti is a 2010 graduate of Extreme K-9’s Dog Trainer’s Academy and has an extensive background in dog behavior and training. Misti is mom to Labrador Retrievers Jake and Zoey. She relays that she “loves assisting with caesarean section surgeries and helping nurse newborn puppies and kittens.” Misti’s hobbies
include reading, hiking and taking her dogs to the lake.