Bloomington Veterinary Hospital Team
Dr. George Khalil
The Bloomington Veterinary Hospital family is expanding! We now have a location in Jacksonville, Florida that Dr. Khalil is overseeing. If ever in the Jacksonville area, stop at the Normandy Boulevard Animal Hospital
Dr. Jhondra Funk
Dr. Jhondra Funk received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from University of Wisconsin-Madison in May 2010. Following graduation, she completed a one-year small animal internship at a large specialty and emergency practice in New Jersey. Dr Funk then relocated to South Carolina to complete a one-year small animal internal medicine internship where she also received additional training in small animal abdominal ultrasound. Her interests are internal medicine, feline-specific medicine and behavior and companion exotic animal medicine. In her spare time, she enjoys horseback riding, college football (Go Badgers!) and spending time with her children (Pierce and Sam) and her dogs (Doty, Charlie and Kita). Dr. Funk also serves on the Monroe County Animal Management Commission and volunteers with Monroe County Humane Alliance.
Dr. Patricia Orth
Dr. Orth's dad asked her, 'What are you going to do when you grow up?' when she was 15. Despite feeling it was too soon for such decisions, she decided to take her strengths in sciences and love of animals, and pursue veterinary medicine. After 2 years working (volunteer, then employed) at a nearby animal hospital, she decided this career choice was a good fit. She graduated from Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. She enjoys all aspects of medicine, but has special interest in feline and behavioral medicine - and completed two preceptorships in feline medicine her senior year of veterinary school. She worked in clinics in Tulsa, OK, Peoria, IL and Ashland, MO, while her husband Eric completed his training in human medicine. He took a position with IMA and the family moved to Bloomington in July 2006. Dr. Orth started working at Bloomington Veterinary Hospital in Jan 2007, after meeting the previous owners, Drs. Jim Koch and Mary Alice Cox, due to her own cat's illness. She is very grateful for the opportunity to continue to practice medicine 1-2 days a week at BVH, while being available to also be a full time mother for her three sons, all avid soccer players and musicians, aged 16, 14 and 10. The household also includes 2 four legged family members - a hound mix adopted from the Brown County shelter, named Remy, (after the Marvel X-man character 'Gambit') and a long haired dilute tortie named Caprice (after the musical form, NOT the car, Dad!). The cat is absolutely in charge of everything - just ask her. In any spare time she might find, Dr. Orth will occasionally join the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra for a concert, on violin, and also enjoys reading and watching a LOT of youth travel soccer.
Dr. R. Tyson Medlock
Dr. Medlock received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Purdue University in 2006. After graduation he began work as an emergency doctor at a clinic in Lafayette, IN. After 2 years in Lafayette he earned a position at a specialty and emergency hospital in Indianapolis, IN working in the ICU practicing emergency and critical care medicine for another 4 years. Being from the Bloomington area it was always a goal to return home and when the opportunity presented itself he chose to become Owner/Medical director of Bloomington Veterinary hospital. He absolutely enjoys spending time with his wife Tia and daughter Aiyanna, as well as his dog Rocco and cats Steve, Rogue and Soffice. Dr. Medlock is an avid outdoorsman; and enjoys hunting, fishing and various other outdoor sports.
Dr. Laura Soto
Dr. Laura Soto received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2017. Though originally from Puerto Rico, Dr. Soto grew up in Bloomington (Go Cougars!) and started her experience in veterinary medicine working as a part of the kennel staff at BVH for several years prior to beginning veterinary school in Wisconsin. Dr. Soto’s interests include clinical pathology, community outreach and education, and behavior. Her spare time is usually filled with spending time with her son Connor and husband Eric as well as her two dogs, Leila and Albus, and two cats, Ellie and Binx.
Laura grew up with a love for animals and remembers as a child being fascinated with watching the doctors work with her pets at their veterinary appointments. Her passion for animals and the veterinary field continued and she pursued as much experience as she could as a teenager working at Bloomington Veterinary Hospital as a member of the kennel staff and volunteering at the Bloomington shelter. Through her experiences during veterinary school volunteering with groups like Rural Area Veterinary Services, other animal shelters, and a Wisconsin organization focused on providing veterinary and social services care to animals of at risk and homeless individuals (WisCARES), Laura also became passionate about providing education outreach and veterinary services to low income and at risk communities. Laura’s favorite aspect of veterinary medicine is being able to strengthen and preserve the human-animal bond between animals and their owners.
Dr. Sarah Gray
Dr. Gray received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Purdue University in May 2018. She is originally from Salem, IN where she was a 10 year 4-H member and widely involved in a variety of community activities. She hopes to inspire and share her enthusiasm of veterinary medicine with all generations. Her areas of interest are in small animal dentistry and small animal surgery (orthopedic and soft tissue). She hopes to become proficient in restorative dentistry procedures for dogs and cats. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading, painting, and spending time with her husband and their pets, a dog (Charlie) and a cat (Jax).