Staff

Doctors & Staff at {Avalon Animal Clinic}

  • Dr.
    Philip Kaiser
    DVM

    Dr. Kaiser is a 2003 graduate of Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine. He has been in practice in the Indianapolis area since graduation and joined Avalon in July of 2010. He enjoys the variety that general practice has to offer, especially surgery, dermatology, and internal medicine. Dr. Kaiser lives in Indianapolis with his twin pugs Elsa and Sooki who both serve as the official greeters for the clinic. In his spare time he enjoys working outdoors, live music, and spending quality time with friends and family.

  • Dr.
    Shannon Kiley
    DVM

    Dr. Kiley is also a Purdue graduate, and has worked part time for Avalon for since 2002. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Virgle and entering her flat coat retrievers in hunt tests and obedience competitions. When she’s not working with her dogs, she can be found working at the barn with her Norwegian Fjord pony, William, or hiking with her husband. She also has a special interest in canine/feline behavior and does behavior consults.

  • Dr.
    Larry Mitchell
    DVM

    Dr. Mitchell graduated in 1973 from Purdue’s vet school. He has been at Avalon Animal Clinic since it opened in 1979, owning the practice for the majority of that time. He is the ultimate outdoorsman, enjoying both rod and fly-fishing. Dr. Mitchell is married and has twins. Dr. Mitchell officially retired in October 2017.

  • Chris Hopkins
    Client Service Coordinator

    Chris has worked for Avalon Animal Clinic since 1996. Chris and her husband John have a daughter named Tara. She has 2 dogs and 2 cats. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, fashion, and interior decorating.

  • Susan Dobson
    Client Service Specialist
    Susan has been at Avalon for over 20 years. You will only see her here on Saturday mornings, but can catch her at dog shows, showing her English Cockers. Susan enjoys long bicycle trips with her husband, Terry.
  • Anita Jackson
    Patient Environment Coordinator

    Anita has been working at Avalon since September 2003. She takes care of the boarders and helps out anywhere else in the clinic that is needed. She enjoys her cat and some tropical fish. Her grandchildren keep her entertained, as well as some favorite activities like reading, playing games and doing artwork.

  • Kristi Jordan
    Patient Care Specialist

    Kristi started working at Avalon in the spring of 2006. You will see her throughout the hospital, working as a receptionist, kennel attendant and technician. When not working or studying, she enjoys reading mysteries and running.  Kristi is married and has 2 cats and 1 bunny.

  • Baranda Pierce
    Patient Care Specialist

    Baranda has been working at Avalon since October 2007, but has been in the animal field since 1997.  She received her diploma in Animal Science from Ashworth College and grooming diploma from Animal Arts Academy. She is a technician, and helps at the front desk or wherever she is needed. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband Ryan and their 3 daughters, movies, music, and thrill seeking. She has a dog named Silas, who comes to work with her every day, and cats. She also enjoys fostering orphaned animals and petsitting.

  • Regan O'Neal
    Registered Veterinary Nurse

    Regan officially joined the team in August 2018, but had previously completed her externship at Avalon prior to graduating from The Vet Tech Institute at International Business College. She has been in the veterinary field since 2012. Regan and her husband Bruce have two sons, Corbin and Trezdon. Their three dogs love to play fetch and Frisbee. Regan enjoys traveling and camping with family and friends in her spare time. 

  • Katie Fox
    Registered Veterinary Nurse

    Katie joined the team in July 2017. She graduated from the Vet Tech Institute at IBC in 2015 and has been in the veterinary field since 2013. Katie and her husband Eric have a daughter, Lillian, two dogs, Brody and River, and four cats, Gabriel, Jack, Castiel, and Harley that all love to keep her extra busy at home. In her spare time she enjoys concerts, traveling, and taking her daughter on new adventures.

  • Christian Trusty
    Registered Veterinary Nurse

    Christian has been at Avalon since October 2018. Christian and her fiance have a houseful with 3 dogs, 3 cats, 2 snakes, 8 fish, a scorpion, a hamster, 2 mice, and more animals to come. They love rescuing animals in need of a loving home. When not at work or at her small 'petting zoo', she can usually be found at the library reading a novel or going on walks with her fur kids. 

  • Natisha Sowder
    Business Manager

    Natisha joined the Avalon family in October of 2017.

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Testimonials

Feedback from our clients

  • "Dr. Anderson has always gone above and beyond for the care of our family's pets for several years."
    John Doe / San Diego, CA
  • "Dr. Anderson has always gone above and beyond for the care of our family's pets for several years. We always feel questions are welcome, and Dr. Anderson spends whatever time is required to provide answers, whether we are in the office or just speaking on the telephone. Dr. Anderson always knows our pets’ special needs and personalities to provide them the best possible care."
    The Miller Family