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.

    • Megan FowlerMegan Fowler

      I love this place, so great with my furbabies and always willing to work with me money wise. Just doesn't get any better than this.

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    • Morgan GoodpasterMorgan Goodpaster

      We saw Dr. Crabtree and the staff at PVC today. Everyone was so warm and welcoming! They listened to my concerns and answered all my questions. Plus, they made my Maisie feel like one of their own! We have officially found our forever vet!!

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    • Whitney Parker EllingwoodWhitney Parker Ellingwood

      I was very happy after taking my animals to two other vet's in the last couple of years. We were looking for the best medication to help with my dogs anxiety and Dr. Crabtree and his staff got it right on the first try! The staff went above and beyond to help me get my records from our past vets. Thank you all for a great experience. See you soon!

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    • Amanda HawkinsAmanda Hawkins

      We recently moved to Pendleton and hadn’t looked for a new vet yet, our puppy Ace got sick this morning and our old vet couldn’t see us until Saturday. Dr Crabtree and Chloe were amazing with our boy! We walked in and they saw us right away. We got the medicine we needed and were on our way! We didn’t feel pressured to get a ton of tests or buy all the extras our previous vet talked us into. We will definitely be back and start a wellness plan with them!

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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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    • Floyd BakerFloyd Baker

      Friendly staff.. Very helpful. Recommend.. Will be taking all 4 of the dogs there....

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    • Alina DufferAlina Duffer

      We took our new fur baby Athena for her puppy checkup today. Everyone in the office was amazing with her and she loved it! Thank you for taking such good care of our fur baby!

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