Meet the Team

Dr. Katie Hornberger

Katie Hornberger, DVM, DACT
Equine, Canine & Feline Reproduction

Dr Katie Hornberger grew up in Terre Haute, Indiana. Her strong love for animals started when she was a little girl. At 9 years old, her parents won a horse riding lesson.  Since that day, Katie fell hard for horses. She continued western riding lessons and soon knew she would be a veterinarian. She graduated with a Bachelor of Sciences in Animal Science from Purdue University in 2009 and continued to complete her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Purdue University in 2013. Upon graduation, Dr. Katie did a 1 year equine and small animal internship near Cincinnati, Ohio. Following her internship, she pursued a 3 year Theriogenology residency at Oklahoma State University, where she addressed the reproductive needs of all species.

During her residency, Dr. Katie had the opportunity to acquire advanced reproductive skills including equine embryo transfer, oocyte aspiration, semen processing and freezing, high risk pregnancy management, and various other techniques. In addition, she had the opportunity to acquire skills in canine breeding management, trans-cervical artificial insemination, semen processing and freezing, medical pyometra management, c-section planning, and other various skills.

Dr. Katie enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine but has a special interest in both equine and small animal reproduction and neonatal care. In her free time, Katie enjoys spending time with her husband, riding her mare, hiking with her dogs, and baking.

Dr. Meneghini

Sara Meneghini, DVM
Small Animal Veterinarian

Dr. Sara Meneghini began her love of animals at 12 yrs old riding horses in western Montana. She earned her B.S. in Animal Science from the University of Connecticut in 1994. From New England she migrated to North Carolina where she worked as a veterinary assistant in both general practice and emergency medicine. In 1999, she returned to her home state of Indiana to attend Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating in 2003 from Purdue, Dr. Sara joined a mixed animal practice in Terre Haute. In the last few years she has practiced in the Indianapolis area. Most recently Dr. Sara joined the faculty of the International Business College VetTech Institute. Dr. Sara’s professional interests are feline medicine, geriatric care and client education. Dr. Sara and her husband Paul have 2 children, Jacob and Cora and 2 cats, Noah and Emily.

Emma Wallen
Small Animal Assistant

Emma joined the JVC team in August of 2014.  Emma is a Sheridan native with strong ties to the local business community. She attended Sheridan High School and completed 2 years of Advanced Veterinary Assisting through the J Everett Light Career Center in Indianapolis. Emma was an active member of National Technical Honor Society, HOSA, FFA, and 4H.  Having been raised in a rural community Emma has been around horses and cattle her entire life. Recently, she has transitioned from riding hunter/jumper and has ventured into the western and trail riding world. Emma currently resides in the country-side of Sheridan with her English Mastiff, Reba and her Quarter Horse, Cuda. Emma enjoys spending time outdoors and giving back to her community.

Vicki Benefiel with Pebbles

Vickie Benefiel

Vickie Benefiel has been with JVC throughout the last 20 years as an assistant and receptionist. She fell in love with horses in the fifth grade. Since then, Vickie has been a regular competitor in Barrel Racing. Vickie and her husband, Steve, spend their time outside of work watching their grandchildren, Jacob and Audrey, in sporting activities and 4-H. Weekends are spent at competitions and giving time back to local kids instructing barrel racing clinics. Vickie and Steve care for their four-legged children, a dog, Pebbles, and horses, Tex, Chick, Gabby, and Willie.

Jacob with Will & Jane

Jacob Schnarr
Fixer of all things

Jacob Scnarr is a Hamilton County native with long-time connections to the Thompson family. Before joining Janssen Veterinary Clinic in 2012, he spent 17 years working for Dr. Scott Thompson’s father doing underground utility/telecommunication construction. During that time he gained a variety of skills that make him a valued member our team. Jacob and his wife, Jennifer currently reside in Noblesville with their son Joey. Jacob is also a fan of the great outdoors and enjoys hunting, fishing & camping, as well as time on the farm.

Leslie Thompson with Rocky III

Leslie Thompson
Practice Manager

Leslie Thompson earned her Masters of Business Administration in 2004 from Butler University. She manages the financial and human resource aspects of JVC. Leslie began her career at a software development company in Indianapolis first in sales and marketing, and then as a Controller. After being introduced to Dr. Thompson by a friend and client of JVC (on a blind date), they were married and have three children, Norah, Polly and Ingrid, a black Labrador, Rocky III, yellow Labrador, Hunter, and a cat, Lewis. Leslie’s interests include mission work in the Dominican Republic, running, water-skiing, traveling and spending time with her family.