Meet Our Staff
Kelly Stich, DVM, DACT
Kelly is a native Nebraskan who grew up near Dorchester. She received her bachelors degree at UNL, and her DVM at Kansas State. Dr. Kelly did her reproductive training at Texas A&M University. She has been in private practice in Texas and upstate New York, and she was a clinical instructor at Kansas State Veterinary school. Kelly's work interests include reproduction, chiropractics, acupuncture and herbal therapies. Kelly and her husband (Dr. Pat) have two boys who keep them very busy. Kelly also enjoys herding with her border collies, and riding reining horses when time allows.
Patrick McInteer, DVM
Pat was born and raised in Falls City, NE. He received his bachelors degree at UNL, and his veterinary degree at Kansas State. He practiced in upstate New York before returning to Nebraska, where he and Dr. Kelly started Hillcrest in 2006. Pat's practice interests include equine performance and small animal orthopedic surgery. Dr. Pat enjoys fixing canine CCL Tears (similar to human ACL tear), fracture repairs, and luxating patellas. Pat is also a certified flight instructor so when he's not in the office, he's likely flying over top of your house training pilots.
Dana Dolch, DVM
Dana grew up in Springview, Nebraska where she spent her spare time training and riding Quarter Horses that her family raised. She graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. She enjoys all aspects of equine and small animal medicine.
Dr. Dana completed her undergraduate training at UNL and is happy to be back in the Lincoln area. In her spare time Dana enjoys riding horses, running, spending time with family and friends and her dogs Paris and Merle.
Molly Dietrich, DVM
Molly grew up near Palmer, Nebraska as the daughter of a veterinarian and enjoyed riding and showing POAs (Pony of the Americas). She received her bachelor's degree from UNL in 2012 and obtained her veterinary degree from Iowa State University in 2016. Molly enjoys all aspects of small animal and equine medicine.
In her spare time, Molly can be found riding horses, reading, or spending time with her family and their Parson Russell Terrier, Sprout and their German Wirehair Pointer, Baron.
Mandy Heiser, DVM
Mandy grew up on a farm outside of Cherokee, KS. Mandy enjoyed barrel racing and helping take care of her family's cattle growing up. She completed her bachelor and veterinary degree at Kansas State University. Following graduation, Mandy completed a year internship at Wilhite and Frees Equine Hospital in Peculiar, MO. Mandy enjoys both small animal and equine medicine with a special interest in equine. In her spare time, she enjoys running, playing sports, and spending time with her family and friends.
Kelly Sudik, Office Manager
Kelly grew up near Schuyler, Nebraska. She grew up showing horses, cattle and sheep throughout grade school, high school, and college. Kelly lives near Ceresco. She has worked in the small animal and horse veterinary industry since college. She has been with Hillcrest since they opened in. Kelly handles all aspects of the office.
In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, barrel racing and trail riding.
Jen Wiese, LVT, Canine Reproduction Tech
Jen moved from Colorado to the Lincoln area in July of 2004. She graduated from Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology with an Associate of Applied Science degree. She worked in a small animal clinic since 2005 and started with us at Hillcrest in 2015.
She enjoys camping with her husband Tim and hanging out with friends.
Darby Strehlow, LVT, Surgery Tech
Darby is originally from Minnesota and moved to Lincoln May 2018. She has a Bachelors in Biology with a Zoology emphasis and a vet tech certification. She worked as a zookeeper before becoming a vet tech. Her favorite animal to work with at the zoo is elephants. In her free time she enjoys camping, crafts, visiting zoos and spending time with her animals. She has 2 Dachshunds (Sophia and Tornado) and 1 Springer Spaniel (Twister), and 2 chickens (Magnolia and Stella Luna).
Ashley Barnum, Receptionist
Ashley was born and raised in Olathe, Kansas. She graduated from Colby Community College with a degree in Horse Production and Management. She enjoyed showing horses on Colby's equestrian team during college.
In her spare time she enjoys riding horses, crafts, reading and caring for her pets. Baxter and Bayley are her 2 corgi/yorkie/maltese mixed brothers that keep her on her toes. She also has a flock of 10 chickens. She lives with her husband Matt near Nebraska City. Ashley is planning on taking classes to become a vet technician.