Our Careteam

Dr. Brent Crabtree
Owner, Veterinarian
Dr. Brent Crabtree’s life was forever impacted by his first family dog, Emily, a Chocolate Lab that was brought home when Dr. Crabtree was just five years old. Over the next several years, he and his family began raising more Labradors, and it wasn’t long before Dr. Crabtree became fascinated with the health and wellness needs of the dogs. He knew that he wanted to continue learning—for Dr. Crabtree, a career in veterinary medicine was the perfect path!

Dr. Crabtree is from Muncie, Indiana and attended Indiana Wesleyan University to earn his Bachelor’s degree in pre-veterinary medicine and biology. Next, he headed to the beautiful Caribbean island of St. Kitts to receive his Doctorate in animal medicine at the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Crabtree completed his clinical years at Ohio State University, then returned to central Indiana to launch his career as a licensed veterinarian.

Dr. Crabtree became the owner of Pendleton Veterinary Clinic in March of 2017, and has been serving the pets and animal parents of this area ever since. Medically, he’s fond of wound management and surgical work, and makes it his goal to perform procedures in the least invasive and most pain-free manner possible. Dr. Crabtree’s favorite part of the job, though, is meeting pet owners and their beloved companions every day.

Outside of work, Dr. Crabtree is an avid hiker—his favorite memory to date was hiking to the top of the Mount Liamuiga volcano on the island of St. Kitts—and also enjoys running. He and his wife, Kendra, have three children and share their home with a trio of loveable canine companions: a Shih Poo named Macy; Lexi the Great Dane, whose bark is worse than her bite; and a Great Dane puppy, Evie, who loves to chew everything in sight.
Dr. Kelly Fisher
Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Kelly Fisher grew up on a farm in northern Indiana, and was a 10-year member of the 4-H organization. Her early experiences with animals made a permanent impression. The first time a veterinarian came to the family farm to tend to one of the sick animals, young Dr. Fisher was in awe—she knew that she wanted to do the exact same thing! Now, she’s a veterinarian herself.

Dr. Fisher worked in kennels during her high-school and undergraduate careers—only strengthening her certainty that she wanted to work hands-on with animals full-time—before attending Purdue University to study veterinary medicine. She graduated as a licensed veterinarian in 2004, and has been helping animals live happier, healthier lives ever since.

Dr. Fisher first met Dr. Crabtree when they worked together in an emergency clinic, and the pair kept in touch ever since. When Dr. Crabtree was in need of a full-time Associate Veterinarian, Dr. Fisher was more than happy to join forces once again! She’s especially fond of end-of-life care, internal medicine and surgery, and critical care work—Dr. Fisher still occasionally works in the E.R. to keep her emergency skills sharp.

At home, Dr. Fisher enjoys reading, spending quality time with her family, and traveling during the spring and fall to attend her son’s soccer tournaments. She and her husband have two children, a son and a daughter, and also share their home with one pet: Papa Smurf, a French Bulldog who spends much of his time “singing” to his human family members.

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    • Ulrika KarlssonUlrika Karlsson

      Great staff, love that there are payment options and plans available to make sure that everyone is able to take the very best care of their pets.

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    • Kandie DingerKandie Dinger

      Watching our daughters dog while she is on vacation. Her dog got sick, and since he has a history of pancreatitis we felt he needed seen ASAP. Her regular vet was closed so we got in to see Dr Crabtree. We had not been there before. Dr Crabtree was so thorough and compassionate. He had to deliver bad news to us, and to our daughter on the phone. He offered help in making the dog comfortable until our daughter can get home. You can tell he truly cares for his patients and will go the extra mile to help. He is exceptional.

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    • Ashley T.Ashley T.

      Dr. Crabtree and vet tech Kyle were amazing. I took my dog today for the first time and not once did I feel rushed or pressured to spend unnecessary money.... Read More

    • Aftan RitchhartAftan Ritchhart

      If you are ever in need of a veterinarian, look no further than Pendleton Veterinary Clinic. When our Lab-Pit mix, Reba, fell ill a couple weeks ago, we decided to give them a try, as we had heard nothing but positive feedback about their office, and we had been terribly frustrated with several other offices we had previously visited. We will never go anywhere else. Kyle & Dr. Conner were absolutely phenomenal. They actually listened to everything we had to say about our dogs, took time to answer all our questions, were very straight forward and honest with all the information they gave us, and not only loved on our dogs, but didn't get irritated when our dogs wanted to love on them. We never once felt like we were being rushed out so they could get to the next appointment. The fact that they were very affordable was just a side bonus to the care and attention we received. We honestly left feeling like they cared about our pets as much as we did. Over the next several days, we received follow-up calls from the office asking if we had any questions or concerns, Kyle checking to see how the medication was working for Reba (because we told them she tends to have side effects), and Dr. Conner giving us the lab results and asking us to call back in and let them know how Reba was doing. We were absolutely blown away. We've never experienced anything like this when making a visit to the vet's office. We highly recommend Pendleton Veterinary Clinic to anyone in the area who loves their fur-babies!

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    • Darlene Freestone StroudDarlene Freestone Stroud

      The Doctors and Staff are so caring , we feel so fortunate to have found such a great place to take our cats.

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    • Josh MalcakJosh Malcak

      Kind staff, the doc seemed to pin point the issue. Now we wait.

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    • Ashley Sparkles MorrowAshley Sparkles Morrow

      I abruptly stopped in today for an emergency visit for my kitten. We had never been there, and I did not have an appointment or give them any notice. I was extremely upset and they were so incredibly helpful and nice. They took my kitten back immediately and observed him for over an hour. Everyone was so helpful and nice, it meant so much to me that they would look at him since my regular vet was over 30 minutes away. I definitely recommend them and will be returning! Thank you again for all your help and for dealing with my hysterics.

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