Our Team

Our Team

Dr. Jerry L. Risser

Dr. Jerry L. Risser began laying the groundwork for Fall Creek Veterinary Medical Center in 2006, after fourteen years in small animal practice. He began practice after completing his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University (1992).

Born in northern Indiana, Dr. Risser grew up in the Midwest before his move to Texas, where he attended high school and completed his Bachelors degree in Veterinary Science (1989), also at Texas A&M, prior to veterinary school. He returned to Indiana after graduation, practicing in group practices in Bloomington and Fishers before launching Fall Creek Veterinary. 
Dr. Risser loves the opportunity  for extended, "one-on-one" time with his clients and patients, and especially the role he can play in sharing the most up-to-date and helpful information available to help people best care for their pets.

Though Dr. Risser is excited by advancements in all areas of veterinary medicine, 
special interests include dermatology, endocrinology, and surgery, particularly soft-tissue procedures. His professional memberships include the Society for Veterinary Medical Ethics, the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Animal Hospital Association, and Indiana Veterinary Medical Association (IVMA). He was the past president, and is a current member, of the Central Indiana Veterinary Medical Association and the 2015 IVMA President. He has been involved with the Hamilton County Animal Task Force, been a recipient of the Excellence in Continuing Education and 2013 President's Awards from the IVMA, and been a preceptor for a Shelter Medicine course with Indiana University. Dr. Risser enjoys involvement with his children's school, working with the Boy Scouts, Campus Life, and the Marching Pride of Lawrence Township, and is on the board of the KidsFirst foundation, which works in the area of international adoption and orphan care. As a proud Texas Aggie, he enjoys being part of the Central Indiana Texas A&M Club.

In May of 2011, he completed a Master of Arts in Bioethics degree from Trinity International University, in Deerfield, Illinois, and is working toward an MA in Theological Studies now. He has delivered an animal welfare lecture at the American Scientific Affiliation, where he is a member.


Dr. Risser's wife, Rebecca, is a Speech/Voice Pathologist with the Indiana Voice Clinic in Carmel. They have three children: son Jameson (16) and daughters Laine (16) and Lydia (15). The Risser family has three dogs, Pippa, an 8-year old who is a mix of a zillion breeds that include Boxer and Irish Setter, and is a happy, bouncy creature, Brecken, a 1-year old Miniature Australian Shepherd, and Tima, a Sheltie puppy.

In time away from practice, and when not chasing after three teenagers, Dr. Risser enjoys gardening/ landscaping, bicycling, running 5Ks, reading, and travel (or at least thinking about it). You can e-mail at drrisser@fallcreekvet.com.

 

Dr. Aaron M. Luth

Dr. Luth was born in Lafayette, Indiana and is a native of Attica, Indiana. Following high school he attended Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois where he graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He then earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine credentials from Purdue University in 2014. He enthusiastically joined Fall Creek Veterinary Medical Center as a full-time Associate Veterinarian in June of 2014. All have enjoyed his medical skills, ready smile, and warm professionalism.

Dr. Luth's largest areas of interest in the veterinary field include small animal internal medicine, surgery, including orthopedics, dentistry, ultrasound and canine reproduction. He, among our doctors, exclusively performs ultrasound procedures. When not practicing veterinary medicine, Dr. Luth enjoys various hobbies including drawing, painting, and woodworking, and has published medical illustrations. He also enjoys spending time outdoors, with particular interests in both freshwater and saltwater fishing, waterfowl hunting, and shooting sports. He and his wife, Megan, were married in 2017, and reside in Noblesville. Their beautiful first daughter, Caroline, was born in 2019.
 
The Luths have two dogs: Lucy, an 8-year old Golden Retriever, and Poppy, a Cavapoo that just celebrated her first birthday.
 
Dr. Luth is a member of several local and national veterinary organizations. These include the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the Indiana Veterinary Medical Association (IVMA), the Central Indiana Veterinary Medical Association (CIVMA), and the Purdue Veterinary Alumni Association (PVAA). He recognizes the importance of organized veterinary medicine and has a true appreciation of the value of the highest medical standards. He serves on the Executive Board of the CIVMA as a Member-at-Large.
 
With two Aggies already in the practice, it seemed high time for a doctor who could proudly declare: Boiler Up, Hammer Down, and Hail Purdue!
 
You can contact him at drluth@fallcreekvet.com.
 

Dr. Wendy E. Moore

Born in Fort Worth, Texas, Dr. Moore claims the distinction of being the only native Texan in the practice.  She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University in 1995, followed by a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1999.  After graduating, she practiced in the greater Houston metropolitan area until her husband’s work brought them to Indiana.  Sixteen years and three children later, they are still here!               

Dr. Moore became acquainted with Fall Creek in January of 2015 as an Indianapolis-area relief veterinarian.  Shortly before the expansion into the new facility, she was pleased to become a regular part-time associate.  She enjoys the camaraderie among the staff, and she also appreciates the endemic culture of conscientiousness and compassion in the practice.

Dr. Moore is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the Indiana Veterinary Medical Association (IVMA).  In addition to her Indiana veterinary license, she is also licensed to practice in Texas.  She has a particular affinity for the Sporting breeds, having owned a Labrador Retriever, a Vizsla, and a Brittany. The Moores currently have a 3-year old Brittany named Dyna (short for Dynamite...not unbelievable).

In her spare time, Dr. Moore enjoys reading books (especially World War II history), running, and spending time with her Aggie engineer husband and three children. She also enjoys involvement with her church.

 
You can contact her at drmoore@fallcreekvet.com.

 
Dr. Katherine (Katie) Becker                        

Dr. Becker was born and raised in Evansville, Indiana, growing up the child of her veterinarian father. Following high school she attended Purdue University in West Lafayette where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science in 2014. She then earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Purdue in 2017. After graduation she worked in Crawfordsville, Indiana, for one year before deciding to move to the Indianapolis area with her husband, Tim. They current;y reside in Lawrence Township.

Dr. Becker’s largest interests in include ophthalmology, dermatology and dentistry. She particularly enjoys the opportunity to teach and to work “one-on-one” with clients.

In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and their dog Riley. She also enjoys painting, home projects, reading, and spending time outdoors. In the summer she enjoys spending time with her family at Dale Hollow Lake in Kentucky.

You can contact her at drbecker@fallcreekvet.com.

 

 

Kali Wilson

Kali Wilson

Kali Wilson is the Practice Manager for Fall Creek Veterinary Medical Center. A native of Lapel, Indiana, Kali started working in the veterinary field in high school and knew she had found her niche. She loves being involved in the diagnostic and treatment process, and working as a team to improve the quality of life for her patients. Her years of experience have proven invaluable to the practice,of which she has been a part since we opened. Kali is famous for her lightning-fast memory, thoroughness and amazing warmth and concern for the patients in her care. Currently she is wife to Kurtis and mom to six animals of her own: two Boston Terriers named Brennan Alexander and Herbert Eugene, Malaki Allen, a Humane Society-adopted kitty, a Labrador Retriever mix stray from Tennesse named Josephine Marguerite, an Irish Wolfhound named Steuben Fitzgerald and Agatha Bernice, a rescued Shih Tzu.

You can contact her at kali@fallcreekvet.com.

Kristin Curts

Kristin Curts

Kristin Curts is our Director of Business Operations. She has lived in the Indianapolis area almost her entire life, attending Bishop Chatard High School and then Indiana University. She has two sons, Tucker, who graduated from Indiana University and Conor, who attends the University of Dayton. Kristin's family also includes three crazy dogs: Molly and Dodger are beagles, and Murphy, a "Heinz 57" mix. She enjoys gardening, reading and yoga in her free time. You can contact her at kristin@fallcreekvet.com.

Liesel Akins

Liesel Akins

Liesel Akins joined our front desk staff in 2011. She has an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology from International Business College in Indianapolis, where she currently lives. She grew up on a large Minnesota farm, so raised chickens, sheep and rabbits for 4-H, but continues to maintain a special affection for chickens! Her friendly manner is accompanied by the strong knowledge of animal health and behavior that come, not only from her farm roots, but from her work as a veterinary nursing assistant. She enjoys the opportunities to see the wide variety of pets and get to know their people as they visit our office. Liesel shares her life with a pair of teacup Chihuahuas, Lincoln and Bentley, and admittedly-spoiled kitty, George. She met her husband Matt Akins in technician school and they were married in 2014. In her time away from veterinary medicine, she enjoys activities like reading, gardening, wine-tasting, and listening to classic country music, especially George Strait (so let her know when you have extra concert tickets!). And, yes, Liesel does have chickens (and a duck, for good measure). She may be contacted at liesel@fallcreekvet.com

 

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Leona Melton

Leona Melton

Leona joined the front desk staff at Fall Creek in 2012, with experience in veterinary hospitals that followed thirty years of work in banking. Born in Washington, D.C., Leona has lived most of her life in Greenfield and currently resides in Lawrence with her husband, Rick. She is mother to two grown children and grandmother to three boys.

Known for her knowledgeable, calm and steady, but warm and cheerful, demeanor as a receptionist, Leona finds that her childhood dream of working with animals has been fulfilled. She enjoys seeing familiar faces and getting to know people and their pets personally. She has a love for dachshunds and shelties and has a rescue dachshund named Greta. When not working, she enjoys gardening and spending time with family. She and Rick also enjoy camping in their replica 1947 Kit Teardrop Trailer (and they are members of "Hoosier Tear Jerkers" as a result!). You can contact her at leona@fallcreekvet.com.

Mellissa Wilson

Mellissa Wilson

Mellissa Wilson's is often the first big smile clients see as they enter our office and check in at the front desk. She grew up on the east side of Indianapolis and attended John Marshall High School.  She and Phil, her husband of 13 years, have two dogs, "Labrajacks" Dolche and Pepper, with whom they share fun times and their home near Fortville. Mellissa loves her job, with opportunities in this environment to see all the different breeds, and playfully interact with the animals. She also enjoys interactions with the humans who appreciate her warm and caring attitude. When away from her role in Client Services, she spends as much time as possible in nature with her family, two- and four-legged, especially fishing and camping.

You can contact her at mellissa@fallcreekvet.com.

LaVon Wade

LaVon Wade

        
LaVon serves at our front desk, where she loves the opportunity to work with our clients, their pets, and our medical staff, and the great variety each day offers. She is an Indy native, having graduated from Lawrence North High School and also earned bachelor's degrees in accounting and business education at Ball State University. She has three kitties, Mickey (a Maine coon), Daisy (a "torbie") and Minnie (a "tuxedo"), all adopted from the Hamilton County Humane Society, She and her college sweetheart husband of thirty years have three daughters, twins who attend Ball State University and a teen daughter who is active in performing arts at Hamilton Southeastern high School. When not working or busy with her daughter's dance and choir performances, LaVon enjoys concerts and travel. You can contact her at lavon@fallcreekvet.com.
Megan Danforth

Megan Danforth

​A native of New Castle, Indiana, Megan enjoys the opportunities to build relationships with our clients and to "love on their pets, too!" as a member of our client services team. Her own pets include Simba, a pomeranian/ shihtzu mix and his "stubborn shihtzu" sister, Nala. Sir Socks, Jr. is a black and white kitty, is the baby, and is described as the one who "thinks he runs the place."  Megan and her husband have a (human) pre-school daughter, Hadley, and welcomed a second daughter, Madelyn, in 2019. They enjoy being parents, watching their girls learn and grow. In time away from veterinary medicine, Megan loves spending time with family and friends, camping, hiking, going to concerts and enjoying the night sky. You can reach her at megan@fallcreekvet.com.
Sara Falkenberg

Sara Falkenberg

Sara works part-time at the front desk. You can contact her at sara@fallcreekvet.com.

Dallas (Ray) King

Dallas (Ray) King

Ray is a part of our nursing staff. He grew up in Anderson, Indiana. Even as a high school student Ray knew he enjoyed working with animals. While in high school Ray began a work study program where he spent part of the school day working for a local veterinary clinic. After his time in this program in high school he knew working in the veterinary field was his passion. He particularly enjoys seeing how his work as a veterinary assistant positively impacts both owner and pet. In his free time Ray enjoys attending concerts, sports, as well as swimming.

You can contact him at ray@fallcreekvet.com

Kim Denune

Kim Denune

 

Kim is from Columbus, Ohio where her and her husband Jeff raised their daughter Brooke. Kim has always loved animals. Prior to moving to Indiana, her family raised Akitas and showed them competitively. Kim currently has one Akita named Murphy along with one grand-dog, Chloe the Frenchie, who lives in California with her daughter Brooke. Kim and her husband moved to Indiana in 2018 when her husband started his own research and development company studying wound care and prosthetics. After nearly 25 years of experience as a client services member in human medicine, combined with her love for animals, Kim truly enjoys working as a client services member on our team. 

 

You can contact Kim at kim@fallcreekvet.com

 

 

 

Michael DeVries

Michael DeVries

Michael DeVries is a Fishers native, and graduated from Hamilton Southeastern High School in 2013. While he began working for us as an animal care attendant, his sharp mind, strong technical skills, great sense of humor and genuine kindness to animals and their people made it obvious we wanted him to grow his role, and he now primarily serves in the surgical services area of the practice. He loves the fast-paced, dynamic nature of the practice, where he's "never doing the same thing twice" and is always learning from doctors and co-workers. In time away from us, he enjoys life with his high school sweetheart, Megan, whom he wed on April 27, 2018, and with Gus and Rex his golden-doodles. They are both newlyweds and new homeowners, so much of Michael's time is spent on home projects. He also enjoys playing hockey, spending time with friends and family, shooting sports, and fishing.

You can contact him at michael@fallcreekvet.com.

Sydney Paschal

Sydney Paschal

Sydney Paschal grew up in Pendleton, Indiana, and is a graduate of the International Business College Vet Tech Institute. She primarily works with our outpatients, where she thoroughly enjoys the opportunity to both educate and learn every day, and to see our patients grow (her enthusiasm for puppy and kitten appointments is infectious!). She also has extensive responsibilities caring for hospitalized patients, where, in her words, "if there are problems with patients, it's a privilege to be able to assist in "fixing" them to make them healthy and happy again!" In time away from the practice, Sydney loves kayaking, refinishing/ re-purposing furniture, and being with her family and friends. 

You can contact her at sydney@fallcreekvet.com.
Madison Pruett

Madison Pruett

Madison began working at Fall Creek while still attending Fishers High School. She has since completed a degree at Harrison College and is now a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT), where her bright smile and heart for her patients' peace and comfort are appreciated by all. Madison loves to feel she is a voice for animals who are hurting or sick, and gets her greatest joy from seeing treatment succeed and animals return home with their families. In her free time she enjoys working out and also spending time with her pets, Brownie (a 10-year old Corgi mix), Leia, a 1-year old Labrador mix, and kitties, Thor and Charlie. Fun for Madison away from work involves travel, activities that invlove being outside, including rooting for the Cubs (when she can do it) and others at baseball games.

You can contact Madison at madison@fallcreekvet.com.


 

 

Grace Corman

Grace Corman

Grace is a McCordsville native, a graduate of Mount Vernon High School, and currently is studying to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. She began her career with us doing inpatient care, but now serves with the outpatient nursing team. She always knew she wanted to work in veterinary medicine, but her years working with our kennel and inpatients confirmed her desire to become a veterinary technician. She is currently apart of Purdue Veterinary Nursing Distance Learning Program. Our patients (and their humans, too!) love Grace's friendly, reassuring and kind manner. She enjoys her own pets, Ronnie, Bernese Mountain Dog, and Charlie, a turtle. Grace is a busy dog-sitter when not working with us, and also enjoys photography.

You can contact her at 
grace@fallcreekvet.com.

 

Sabrina Swift

Sabrina Swift

Sabrina joined Fall Creek Veterinary Center in the summer of 2018. Prior to joining our team, she earned her degree at the Vet Tech Institute in 2017 and became a registered veterinary technician (RVT).  She loves helping pets become healthier and happier and can frequently be seen in her free time around the clinic giving our patients extra attention.  In her free time away from the clinic, she enjoys traveling and outdoor activities.  

Heather Winter

Heather Winter

Heather is a member of our nursing staff. Heather grew up on her family’s farm in the Indianapolis area where they raised sheep and horses.  After high school she attended IUPUI where she completed her paralegal certification. Heather then decided to change her path and attended the Veterinary Technology Institute in Indianapolis. After completing her schooling she went on to obtain her license as a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT). Heather and her husband have one dog, Freyja, and one cat, Hazel. In her free time Heather enjoys horseback riding, exploring new vegan cuisine, and caring for her garden and houseplants. 
You can contact her at heather@fallcreekvet.com

 
Maddie Peddicord

Maddie Peddicord

Maddie is a part-time Animal Care Team member. She is currently a senior at Mount Vernon High School. Outside of school Maddie enjoys spending time with her two dogs Truman the Schnauzer/Yorkie Mix and Mabel the Lab/Great pyrenees Mix. She also enjoys spending time in the kitchen trying new recipes. Maddie plans to attend Anderson University and pursue a degree in Biology.

 
Lori Gay

Lori Gay

Lori serves with our inpatient care team lead, primarily weekday mornings, where her cheerful outlook and commitment to pets with us for the day or for extended stays are fed, walked, cleaned and generally "loved on" by Lori. She enjoys the opportunity to help and care for others' pets, but also has furry family of her own. This includes one kitty, Areas, and three dogs, Kiyee, a  greyhound, Koko, a chihuahua, and Sweet Pea, a chihuahua . A native of Indianapolis, Lori and her husband enjoy time together involved in family and church activities.

You can contact her at lori@fallcreekvet.com.

Anne Roscoe

Anne Roscoe

Anne comes to us with experience over a decade in grooming all breeds of dogs as well as cats. She is originally from Michigan, and received BS and MA degrees at Wayne State and Central Michigan Universities, respectively. Despite her degrees in Industrial-Organization Psychology, animals are Anne’s first love and she genuinely enjoys grooming full-time.

Anne grew up training and trialing dogs, earning her first obedience title on a Jack Russell terrier in 1994. Since then she has had the pleasure of training a second Jack Russell, a Sheltie and two Border Collies. She also has trained and trialed dogs in agility, herding and tracking. Before moving to Indiana, Anne was a volunteer with a 4-H club teaching obedience and junior showmanship. She has two dogs. Levi, who just turned two and has already earned his first obedience title and is working on a second, was recently joined by Rosa, an Australian shepherd. Anne’s interest and education in grooming started outside the show ring helping friends and family ready their dogs for the conformation ring. She has groomed several breeds for show, most recently Shelties and Portuguese Water Dogs. She especially enjoys working with Terriers, Poodles and Shelties.

You can contact her at anne@fallcreekvet.com.

Amanda Cosman

Amanda Cosman

Amanda Cosman grooms for us once a week, but comes to us with an extensive career history in professional grooming. A native of Yonkers, New York, she apprenticed as a handler and groomer with professional breeders and show dogs. Amanda also operates a mobile grooming salon in the northwest Indy suburbs with Sunni Darwish (who makes an occasional appearance here as well!) and in an independent handler for tailsonly.com, an online pet boutique. Her favorite dog breeds to groom include Havanese, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, and “Doodles” of all sorts. Amanda enjoys Boy Scout activities with her high school freshman son, Aidan (she’s an adult leader with Dr. Risser in Troop 275), and makes jewelry to relax in her spare time. You can contact her at amandacosman@fallcreekvet.com.

Chelsea Walsman

Chelsea Walsman

Chelsea grooms with us four days a week. She has a long history of caring for animals. Chelsea volunteered with multiple rescues, and even managed her own rescue organization for about 5 years prior to pursuing grooming as a career. She became a groomer seeking a more consistent schedule, while continuing to be involved in the care of animals. Her true passion as a groomer is working with senior pets and pets with special needs. Chelsea has five dogs (Ralphie, Tyler, Danny, Balor, and Rosie) and two cats (Samuel and Brennan). In her free time, Chelsea and her husband enjoy spending time outdoors camping, kayaking, and paddleboarding. Chelsea also enjoys sewing and cross stitching. They welcomed their first daughter, Wednesday, into the world in 2019!

 
Ashley Edgar

Ashley Edgar

As a member of the team that looks after our inpatients, Ashley enjoys taking care of the animals that stay with us, particularly in her capacity to be part of helping ill pets feel better. She has her own pets as well, including Teddy, a "Morkie" (Maltese-Yorkshire Terrier), bella, a Husky, Gizma, a Chihuahua, and Paris, her kitty. Two betta fish, Pepsi and Meyer, round out her menagerie at her home in Fishers. While busy as a sophomore at Purdue University, Ashley finds time to enjoy going to concerts, loves art and drawing, and manages to fit in petsitting as well.

Maisy Ruble

Maisy Ruble

Maisy is a full time Animal Care Team Member. She is currently taking courses at Ivy Tech Community College and plans to apply to Purdue's Online Distance Learning program for Veterinary Nursing. She has always enjoyed working with animals. The joy she has found working with and caring for animals has driven her to pursue further training to become a veterinary nurse. Outside of the workplace Maisy enjoys spending time with friends, sketching, writing, and listening to music. She also enjoys spending quality time with her English Springer Spaniel, Watson. 

 
 
Maddison Hahn

Maddison Hahn

Maddison

Tahni Weeks

Tahni Weeks

Tahni is a part-time Animal Care Team member. Tahni is home schooled and enjoys gymnastics, sketching and fostering litters of kittens in her free time. During her time in gymnastics her greatest achievement was winning the title as Regional Champion for Level 8 Uneven Bars. Tahni has three cats of her owner named Kukri, Toffee, and Valkyrie. She truly enjoys working with animals and hopes to make a difference in the lives of the animals through her work here and through fostering.

Ellie Martin

Ellie Martin

Ellie is on the inpatient care team, where she energetically enjoys looking after (and having some enjoyable play time with!) our patients while they stay with us. A graduate of Hamilton Southeastern High School, she is a current student at Purdue University. Her furry family includes Apollo, a German Shepherd, and Daisy, a Labrador Retriever mix. While she loves the interactions she has with fellow staff and doctors, Ellie also enjoys reading, hinking, working out, and generally just being active.

Kayleigh Witt

Kayleigh Witt

Kayleigh is a part-time Animal Care Team member. She is a senior at Hamilton Southeastern High School. Kayleigh enjoys running, swimming, and photography. She enjoys spending time with her two German Shepherds, Greta and Taffy, at home and at work. After high school she would like to pursue a career in architecture and someday own her own architecture firm. 

 

Laine Risser

Laine Risser

Laine works as part of our inpatient care team, where she loves the opportunity for "one-on-one" contact with the dogs and cats that she cleans, feeds, and walks. She is a busy student at Lawrence North High School, and has her own menagerie of pets at home, including two dogs, Pippa, a mix of Shar-pei, Boxer, Irish Setter, and Boxer (!!) and Brecken, a tri-colored Aussie pup, as well as a Holland lop rabbit, Olivia Bolivia, and an Abyssinian guinea pig, Adeline Beatrice. Her hoobies include tennis (she is on the LN tennis team), kayaking, photography and (her favorite) taking naps.

Iryna Biby

Iryna Biby

Iryna is a member of the client services team. Iryna moved here from the small town of Zvenigorodka in the Ukraine when she was 15 years old. She truly enjoys helping animals and has a few of her own. Iryna has three cats named Strider, Shadow, and Socks along with two rabbits named Trevor and Toffy. Iryna completed high school after moving to the United States and would like to further her education in the veterinary field. Iryna’s ultimate goal is to pursue further training as a veterinary technician. In her free time she enjoys reading as well as traveling. Iryna is also fluent in three languages: Ukrainian, Russian, and English.

You can contact her at iryna@fallcreekvet.com

Bryan Walters

Bryan Walters

Bryan is a part-time Animal Care Team member. He is a senior at Mount Vernon High School. Bryan has a German Shepherd Mix named Skittles and an English Pointer named Dakota.  In his free time he enjoys spending time with his friends and playing sports like football and basketball. 

 

Elijah Foulk

Elijah Foulk

Elijah is a part-time Animal Care Team member. He is an upperclassman at Franklin Central High School. Elijah has been playing soccer from a very young age, totalling almost 11 years. In addition to working at Fall Creek Vet, Elijah also volunteers at the zoo. After high school he would like to attend Purdue University and pursue a career in veterinary medicine, focusing on zoo medicine. In his free time Elijah enjoys spending time with his family dog, Juno the English Mastiff.

 

Isabella Garza

Isabella Garza

Isabella is a part-time Animal Care Team member. She is a senior at Mount Vernon High School. In her free time Isabella enjoys participating in her school’s musicals and working on art projects. She is also an active member in her schools National Honors Society. Isabella has always been passionate about animals and she relishes the opportunity to care and learn more about them through her work at Fall Creek. Isabella has a dog named Annie; three cats named Molly, Oliver, and Ricky; two mice named Margo and Lola, and a Betta Fish named Valentine. She has a long term goal of pursuing a career in veterinary medicine and hopes to someday even open her own practice. 

 

 

Luke Pfanstiel

Luke Pfanstiel

Luke is a part-time Animal Care Team member. He is an upperclassman at Hamilton Southeastern High School. Luke has two pets at home, Louie and Torre, both Mini Goldendoodles. In his free time Luke enjoys participating in track, cross-country, ski club, and camping with his family. Luke’s favorite part about Fall Creek is not only caring for extended stay guests but also observing the nursing team and veterinarians as they care for patients. Luke would like to pursue a degree in Biology and possibly continue on to veterinary school.

 

 

Lauren Thomas

Lauren Thomas

Lauren  is a part-time Animal Care Team member. She is a student at Hamilton Southeastern High School. In her free time she enjoys participating in her school’s chapter of FFA, and particularly being a part of the horse judging team. At home, Lauren has a dog and cat named Walker and Reagen, respectively. She really enjoys the opportunity to care for animals as part of the Animal Care Team and wants to use the knowledge she learns here to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. She hopes to focus her studies on either equine medicine or mixed animal (large and small animal) medicine.

 

 

Gaby Manner

Gaby Manner

Gaby is a part-time Animal Care Team member. She is a senior at Lawrence North High School. Outside of work and school, she enjoys playing tennis, being involved in Campus Life, and doing art projects. She enjoys getting to work with many different cats and dogs as well spending time with her awesome co-workers. Gaby plans to pursue a degree in Neuroscience at Baylor University in Texas.