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Our Fear Free Approach

We have Fear Free certified employees on staff who are committed to taking the “pet out of petrified” and putting the “treat into treatment” by making vet visits free of fear, anxiety and stress.  

Founded by “America’s Veterinarian,” Dr. Marty Becker, Fear Free has become one of the single most transformative initiatives in the history of companion animal practice, with more than 48,000 veterinary and pet professionals committed to becoming Fear Free Certified®.

Meet Our Team

Dr. Tammy Lons

Dr. Tammy Lons

Owner, Veterinarian

Dr. Lons started Tekonsha Animal Hospital PLLC in the fall of 1996. Dr. Lons and her husband John have one son. They have many four legged family members which include Finn, Bentley, and Armani who are chaperones at the hospital on a daily basis.

Carla L.

Carla L.

Office Manager

Carla joined our team in September 2020. She moved to Michigan from North Carolina in 2014. Carla and her husband Tim have one son and one daughter. They share their home with 3 cats, Peaches, Fat Albert and Rona. In her free time, Carla enjoys watching her kids play sports, shopping, and time with family.

Leah B., RVT

Leah B., RVT

Veterinary Technician

Leah joined Tekonsha Animal Hospital in 2014. She received her BS in Veterinary Technology from Purdue University and has 10 years of experience. Leah and her husband Steve have a son. They share their home with two dogs and a cat. In her spare time Leah enjoys spending time with her family. She also likes reading and watching movies.
Deni T.

Deni T.

Personal Assistant

Deni has been part of Tekonsha Animal Hospital since 1996. She is our personal assistant who works behind the scenes. Deni is married to Reb and they have three dogs and two cats that live in their household.
Rachel T.

Rachel T.

Veterinary Technician

Rachel joined TAH full time, after graduating from Baker College in 2018. Rachel spends her time with two crazy dogs and two cats. In her free time she enjoys spending time outside and is an avid movie goer.
Jessie B., LVT

Jessie B., LVT

Veterinary Technician

Jessie is a wife, mom, and veterinary technician. She has been a veterinary technician for 14 years. Jessie has 4 kids, 1 dog and a cat. In her free time, you can find Jessie outdoors with her family or participating in sports.
Meghan Z.

Meghan Z.

Veterinary Assistant

Meghan joined our team in 2018. Meghan is a Homer native. Her and her husband Aaron share their home with Sophie Mae (dog), and Miss Kitty and Phoenix (cats).
Ashlee F.

Ashlee F.

Veterinary Assistant

Ashlee joined our team as a veterinary assistant in December of 2022. She has 2 dogs, 3 cats, and 1 guinea pig. In her free time, Ashlee enjoys spending time with her fiance’, family and pets. She loves to cook. Ashlee is currently enrolled at Jackson College to pursue a business degree.

Kali D.

Kali D.

Customer Service Representative

Kali joined our team in March of 2022. She and her husband share their home with 3 dogs, 1 cat, reptiles, fish and chickens. In her free time, Kali loves to hunt, fish, and kayak.
Colleen M.

Colleen M.

Customer Service Representative

Colleen joined our team in August of 2022. She and her husband Ben have 3 son’s and a daughter combined. They share their home with 2 dogs and 2 cats. In her spare time, Colleen enjoys traveling, attending concerts, and spending time with family and friends.
Denise L.

Denise L.

Customer Service Representative

Denise joined Tekonsha Animal Hospital in June of 2023. From a young age, Denise knew she loved animals. She enjoyed being raised on a small farm and showing animals for 4-H. In her spare time, she enjoys the outdoors and spending time with family.

Melissa K.

Melissa K.

Kennel Manager

Melissa joined our team in 2020. She shares her home with her husband, Arron, and their two kids. They have two dogs and three cats. In her free time, Melissa loves to watch movies and read.
Sarah H.

Sarah H.

Kennel Assistant

Sarah joined our team as a kennel assistant in February of 2022. She knew as a small child, she had a passion to take care of animals. Sarah has a cat named Rescue and a dog named Apollo. In her free time, Sarah enjoys being outside, hunting, fishing, kayaking, and spending time with her nephew.
Hunter R.

Hunter R.

Kennel Assistant

Hunter joined our team in August of 2022 after graduating from Homer High School. He likes to spend time with his boyfriend, family, and friends. In his free time, Hunter likes to be outdoors, watch movies, cook, and read. Hunter plans to enroll at KCC in the fall for general studies.

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