Heather joined FVEP as a working student in 2012 and was invited to join the practice as a full time vet tech later that year. She graduated with High Honors as a Veterinary Technician from Joliet Junior Community College in 2012. She has experience working as a small animal technician, but her primary interest is in working with equines. Over the years, Heather has cross-trained in nearly all of FVEP’s job positions, so you may see her at the barn or hear her voice over the phone.
Heather and her high school sweetheart, Bill, dated since 1999 and they married in 2007. Heather and Bill attend car shows all across the country. (Heather reads a lot!) Heather’s pet family includes a lazy English Mastiff named Pumbaa, and a crazy Jack Russell Terrier named Howard. If you stop by the office, Howard may be there to greet you. A mini potbellied pig may be on Heather’s horizon. Although Heather is personally horseless now, she loves to ride–so it’s just a matter of time before an equine adopts the Baltikas family/farm.