Dr. Newsom has been in private practice since 1967 and has owned 6 clinics over the past 52 years. He has a special interest in dermatology and small animal surgery, but enjoys all aspects of small animal medicine and surgery. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Zoology from Indiana University in 1963 and graduated from Purdue University’s School of Veterinary Medicine in 1967.
Dr. Erin Mapes Sako, DVM
Dr. Erin Mapes Sako graduated from Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. She also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science from Purdue. Dr. Sako has a special interest in small animal surgery and in wellness and preventative care. She enjoys providing her clients with the information that they need to keep their beloved pets healthy so that they can live long and happy lives. Dr. Sako and her husband have a 7-year-old daughter, a black lab named ‘Deeks’, a chocolate lab named ‘Whiskey,’ 2 horses named ‘Dee’ and ‘Candy’, and a pony named ‘Woody’. When not at the clinic, Dr Sako enjoys spending time with her family, horseback riding, gardening, fishing, going to sports events and concerts, reading, playing piano, and listening to music.
Emily, Veterinary Assistant
Emily graduated from Brown Mackie College with an Associates of Science degree in Veterinary Technology. She has been working as an assistant since 2011. Emily joined the AMC team in October 2012. When not working, she enjoys showing her horses, Ally and Sly. She also enjoys playing fetch with her dog, Diablo (Boxer/Lab).
Josie, Office Manager and Veterinary Assistant
Josie has been a veterinary assistant since 1996. She started at AMC when the clinic first opened in 2007. Josie is one of AMC’s certified Laser Therapists. She loves the small breed dogs most, especially chihuahuas; her chihuahua, Katie, is usually seen at the clinic along with Dr. Newsom’s dog, Chica.
Mackenzie, Veterinary Assistant
MacKenzie joined AMC spring of 2019. MacKenzie graduated from Brown Mackie with an Associates of Science degree in Veterinary Technology. With her spare time she loves to enjoy the outdoors and spending time at the gym. She has 2 pet dogs named Simba and Benson that she loves dearly.
Connie, Veterinary Assistant
Connie started as a kennel assistant and worked her way up. She has been a vet assistant for over 5 years now and enjoys working with large breeds of dogs. She has 2 English Mastiffs, Kamber and Dozer, a Great Dane, Nitro, and a Miniature Pinscher, Busa.
Colleen has been with AMC since Spring of 2017, she has experience as a receptionist as well as an assistant. She enjoys gardening and spending time with her children. She has 2 cats: Baby Kitty and Luna, as well as her rescue dog Finn.