Meet our passionate team of animal lovers.

Hillside’s highly trained staff is here for you.

All professionals at Hillside Veterinary Hospital maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay informed of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff’s experience and training.

Our Owners

Dr. Dale Smith, DVM

Dr. Smith was born and raised in Southern California. His love for skiing and the mountains brought him to Utah many years ago. He spent his summers as a wrangler at a summer camp in Antimony, Utah, and attended the University of Utah, where he earned a B.S. in biology. He then attended Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating from veterinary school, Dr. Smith studied and practiced in Baltimore and Philadelphia, then returned to Utah and opened an orthopedic referral practice in Salt Lake City. He has two wonderful children. Dr. Smith has 2 Golden Doodles, Jack and Frankie, and a Devon Rex named Willow. He also shares his life and house with his 33-year-old Amazon Parrot, Bob. He continues to enjoy the vast outdoor opportunities that Utah has to offer.

Cassie Czerny, CVT & VPM

Cassie graduated from Utah Career College with her associates in Veterinary Technology in 2004. Recently, she received her undergraduate certificate in Veterinary Practice Management in 2019. Cassie worked at a small animal practice in Bountiful, Utah for 10 years. She has been part of the Hillside team since 2014. She has three dogs named Naomi, Dutch & Alan. She enjoys running, camping, skiing, paddle boarding and spending time with her husband and son. Her favorite part of working at Hillside is patient care, client education and surgery. 

Our Veterinarians

Michelle Bartholemew, DVM

Dr. Bartholomew is a native of Salt Lake City. She is a graduate of Westminster College and received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University in 1998. She is a very caring and talented doctor in medicine and surgery who enjoys the challenges of emergency animal care as well as routine wellness care. Dr. Bartholomew has a black terrier mix named Salty. Salty was a rescue adoption from Hawaii. She enjoys hiking, camping, skiing, fly fishing and spending time with her family. Dr. Bartholomew enjoys working with people and their pets and always has a kind word for all.

Jamie Bean, DVM

Dr. Bean joined the Hillside team in January 2017. Previously, she practiced small animal medicine in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Bean hails from a small town in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada’s. She completed her undergraduate education on the big island of Hawaii and veterinary school at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California. Dr. Bean’s interests include surgery and strengthening the human-animal bond for the betterment of both species. She also has a huge soft spot for working dogs. Dr. Bean is happy to be back in the West exploring the mountains and trails we are lucky enough to live in. When not treating her patients, you can find her hiking with her dog Camper, camping or snowboarding.

Angela Guinn, DVM 

Dr. Guinn was born in Salt Lake City, UT, where she performed some undergraduate studies before moving to Oklahoma to be with family and attend school. First at East Central University in Ada, OK, receiving a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Biology then Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK, at the Center for Veterinary Health Science graduating as a veterinarian in 2013. Prior to moving back to Salt Lake, Angela worked as a mentored associate veterinarian at a companion animal clinic in Ada under Dr. Tim Eaker for ten months. She also owned and practiced veterinary medicine at a mobile veterinary care service in Konawa for 6 months. Since returning to Utah, she has worked with companion animals at three different types of hospitals including emergency care, small companion animal care and some exotic pet care facilities for the last 4 years before joining the Hillside team. Angela loves working with pets of all kinds, especially cats, dogs, reptiles, and pocket pets. Though she is not a wildlife/exotic certified she does strive to help where she can with all types of animals. Her areas of medical interest include ophthalmology, surgery, and preventative care. At home, she enjoys the companionship of her pets, which include three cats and one amazing pug named Jazz. When she isn’t busy with her duties at the hospital, she enjoys cooking, hiking, or doing working in the garden.

Corinna “Cori” Esdorn, DVM

Dr. Esdorn grew up in California & New York with dogs, cats and horses. She graduated from Stanford University in 2009 and the University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2017. As a veterinarian, some of her areas of interest are dermatology, soft tissue surgery, infectious diseases, and treatment of companion goats and backyard chickens. She loves getting to follow patients through all life stages. Dr. Esdorn moved to Utah in 2017, and is so excited to finally live close to the mountains, as she loves hiking with her German Shepherd Merry, camping, snowshoeing and skiing. When the weather is less inviting, she can be found baking up a storm.

Teale Orme, DVM 

Dr. Orme joined the Hillside team in 2020. She is originally from Park City, Utah. She completed her undergraduate education at Dartmouth College in 2010 where she majored in Native America studies and minored in Women’s and Gender studies. She completed a pre-veterinary post-baccalaureate program at the University of Vermont in 2011. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of California, Davis in 2016. After vet school, Dr. Orme was happy to return to her home state where she has worked as a small animal general practitioner in Cottonwood Heights and Park City before joining Hillside Veterinary Hospital. As a veterinarian, her special interests include ultrasound, general surgery, senior care, and One Health Concepts (recognizing the interconnections of humans, animals, and environmental health). Dr. Orme is excited to build relationships with the Hillside clients and their furry family members!                       

Dr. Orme lives in Salt Lake City with her husband Zach and their rez dog Chaco. She enjoys spending time with her family, running, skiing, hiking, and going to outdoor concerts.

Jillian Burchett, DVM

Dr. Burchett is a Utah native who joined the Hillside team in 2018. She received her bachelor’s degree in Biology and French from Lake Forest College in 2003 and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Washington State University in 2008. She loves working in Utah, where the clients share her same passion for the outdoors and a deep love for our animal companions. She looks forward to establishing a trusting and personal bond with her clients and their animal family. Her special interests include senior care, internal medicine, and neurology. Currently, Dr. Burchett lives in Draper with her husband Dominic, a Battalion Chief for Unified Fire Authority, her four kids Ivy, Tommy, Allison & Ruby. She has Rusty the doodle, Mr. Stanley, Moo Cherry, Alex the kitties & Rosie the bunny.

Our Staff


Kris has been a part of the Hillside team since 2002. She has a dog named Rita; six cats Ezie, Herman, Chess, Alice, Chickey, Jupiter; and a turtle names Clyde. Kris and 2 amazing kids. Her favorite part of working at Hillside is the great care we get to give to our patient’s and all the great clients.

Talese, Receptionist

Talese has been part of the Hillside team since 2015. She is attending the University of Utah, studying to get a degree as a PA and specialize in pediatric trauma. When Talese is not at Hillside or school, she is a cheer coach at UPA. She also is a coach for special needs kids. She loves working with kids of all different ages, backgrounds, strengths & how amazing they are. She has 3 dogs, Whiskey, Salem & Jack. Her favorite thing about working at Hillside is client & patient interaction. Holding cute puppies is a bonus as well. 

Camper Bean

Camper joined the Hillside team in February 2018 at the young age of 10 months. Working at the clinic was his very first job, but Camper dove into it like a much more experienced employee.  Camper’s duties include treat quality control, boosting morale, and providing a snuggle to his coworkers in need.  Camper has an honorary degree in shedding and nose booping from Wasatch University of Canine Excellence. As a Utah native, Camper enjoys his time away from the office hiking and camping with his roommates Dr. Bean and Doug.  His motto: never turn down an adventure, snack, or nap.