Dr. Eddleman's love of animals all started at the age of 10 when he was greeted by a brown eyed, tail wagging, tongue flapping tri colored beagle puppy named 'Shorty'. They became instant friends and would spend hours playing in the backyard or snuggling on the couch together. From that point on, his love and facination for animals grew and continues to grow to this day. The loss of Shorty was difficult but through the years he has had the wonderful opportunity to experience the full circle of life for many pets both professionally and personally.
Dr. Busick grew up in Miami, Florida where her and her brother would always take in animals that came into the backyard. Anoles, iguanas and turtles to name a few, all found a safe spot to rest and some tasty greens before they moved on to other habitats. That interest and desire to care for the animals around her encouraged her to become a veterinarian so she could continue to do so on a larger scale.
Dr. MacQueen fell in love with animals at a very young age. No matter where she went if there was a dog, cat, or horse she would find herself gravitating towards them. As soon as her mother would allow her to start riding horses she was out at the barn learning how to take care of animals 10x her size and even volunteering additional hours of cleaning the barn so that she could get extra riding lessons! No matter how cold or hot it was, or if it was raining or snowing, you would find her out with the horses. As she grew older and started searching for her true calling she saw no better career choice than becoming a veterinarian. Her skills and interest in science mixed with her love for animals made it clear to her that any other option would leave something missing in her life.
Cynthia is our office manager and always has a smile and something nice to say to brighten your day. She has been around animals since she was 2 years old when her grandfather bought her a pony. She participated in 4H showing rabbits and horses for eight years. She is now a volunteer for Central Indiana lab Rescue and Adoption.
She has fostered over 75 dogs in her home through the years. She is passionate about animals and the role she plays in assisting clients with the most recent and informative surgical, medical and follow up care instructions. She prides herself in keeping up to date on all medications and health issues. The two dogs pictured with her are her sons; Harley and Chase. They are both rescue dogs she adopted from a shelter as puppies.
Growing up with dogs and cats, Tonye developed a strong love for animals that she has carried with her to this day. When she got the opportunity to turn that love into a career in the veterinary profession, it was the perfect chance to make a difference doing what she loves. She loves her job! At home, Tonye spends her time with her husband, two kids and two happy dogs- Buddy, a lab/ boxer mix and Dexter, a sharpei mix. She also enjoys painting, crocheting and especially antiquing.
Jennifer always had animals growing up and developed a love for them at an early age. Some of her pets included dogs, cats, horses, fish and a hamster. Jennifer grew up participating in 4H and has always been fascinated with dog training and behavior. Jennifer enjoys fostering shelter animals and in her free time spends time with her dogs, hanging out with her husband and reading.
Animals have always been a big part of Sarah's life. She grew up on a farm and has always enjoyed caring for animals. She spent 5 years studying at IUPUI, where she obtained a biology degree. The summer after graduating she started an internship at the North Georgia Zoo in Cleveland, GA for 7 months. After returning home, she decided to attend veterinary technician school. She has since graduated and successfully obtained her veterinary technician license. She is very passionate about animals but also enjoys reading, archery, fishing and spending time outdoors.
When Audrey was a little girl she would read Dog Fancy magazines and dream of working with animals when she grew up. At 16, she began as a kennel assistant and has continued to improve her skills over time and now works at SAVC as a veterinary assistant. In her free time, she can be seen with her daughter and her miniature dachshund named Tinkerbell.
Why did I choose the veterinary field? I honestly feel like I got interested in it simply for my love for animals. However, one experience with a stray cat strengthened my want to help. At a young age, my family and I had a stray cat appear at my house who had an injured leg and was very thin. We nursed it back to health and helped her feel comfortable at her new home. Watching her heal and grow strong again made me so happy. We then found out she was pregnant and my first glance at the baby kittens and the birthing process amazed me! Before that I knew I was interested in working with animals but that reaffirmed my love and desire to be a voice for the voiceless.
Jessica grew up in a small town outside of Muncie and fell in love with animals right away when she got a puppy for Christmas named Little Brother, who is now 14. She always knew she wanted to be in an animal related field since her beagle, Gracie had a litter of puppies in the summer of 2012. Jessica is a recent graduate from IBC and has an associate's degree in veterinary technology. When not at work you can find Jessica at home reading a stack of books, styling her siblings hair and cuddling her rambunctious 1 year old dog named Harlow!
From a young age I always wanted to help animals and was fascinated by all the different species. Growing up in the country, we always had animals coming and going and I would take care of them no matter what my mom said. As I got older, I realized that I wanted to work in the veterinary field to continue learning about and helping animals. I then sought further education at International Business College and graduated in 2019.
Kaitlyn started training dogs in 5th grade in 4-H. Her love of animals came from the countless hours she spent with her dog, Kyah, growing up training her in advanced obedience and agility. She worked at a kennel before starting at SAVC and loves working with dogs every day. Getting to work around and learn new things about animals every day is her favorite part of working at SAVC.
Growing up I loved animals, despite only having a few dogs when I was younger. It wasn't until my senior year of high school that I decided I wanted to pursue veterinary medicine. I spent 18 months at the Vet Tech Institute in Indianapolis and graduated with an associates degree in veterinary technology. I live with my family and 2 fur babies, Maverick and Alabama. In my spare time I enjoy reading and sleeping.
She grew up in Moonsville, IN where she was surrounded by horses, ponies, cats, dogs and even helped raise an orphaned squirrel. She enjoyed teaching her boys how to take care of animals as well. She loves spending time with her two sons Steven and Andrew as well as her two furry kids Lucky and Savannah. In her spare time she collects antique bottles, makes stained glass art, cross stitches and enjoys reading.
Growing up on a horse farm in Fairmount, IN, Heather's love for animals began with the many horses that came into her life. Dedicating herself to weekly horse lessons for 11+ years, and being a recognized 9 year member of the Grand County 4-H Horse and Pony Club, she fell in love with showing horses. Heather spends her time with her quarter horse Libby, whom she competes with in western pleasure, and her paint horse Rain, whom she competes with in jumping/ eventing. After recently losing her English Mastiff, Hogan, in January of 2019 whom she loved dearly and misses often, she now spends her time cuddling and loving her boyfriend's boxer, Chloe.
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