Our Careteam

Hope Drennon

Office Manager

During Hope’s high-school years, her family puppy came down with a case of parvovirus. Hope was integral in the process of treating her beloved companion at home—thankfully, the dog made a full recovery! The incident sparked a love for animal medicine that has persisted to this day. Now, Hope is proud to care for the pets and animal parents of Pendleton as the clinic’s Office Manager.

A native of Anderson, Indiana, Hope first began studying medical assisting in school with the plan of working in the human healthcare field. She secured a receptionist position at a veterinary clinic during her studies, and it wasn’t long before she decided to make a change! Hope has worked in the animal-care world ever since—she joined the Pendleton Veterinary Clinic team in June of 2010, and takes great pride in being able to help educate the area’s animal owners on the best possible care techniques for their pets.

Hope’s interests outside of veterinary medicine include singing—she participated in a solo competition at Disneyworld and placed eighth out of 200 contestants!—and going hiking and camping in the great outdoors. Along with her husband, John, and their three children, Hope shares her life with four dogs: Raja, Dutchess, Cupcake, and Rubble.

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Carrie Carpenter

Client Relations Coordinator, Social Media Specialist

Carrie, like most veterinary professionals, has adored the company of pets ever since she can remember. When the opportunity arose for her to use her background in writing and marketing to benefit the lives of animals and the people who care for them, she knew she couldn’t pass up the chance! Carrie gets to satisfy her passion every day as a member of the Pendleton Veterinary Clinic family.

Carrie grew up as a military brat and spent many of her formative years growing up in Germany. After a brief time spent working in customer service during her teenage years, she found herself volunteering and working in animal shelters, even successfully coordinating multiple events and donation drives. Before long, Carrie knew that she wanted to transition to the medical side of the animal-care world. That’s when she joined the team here at Pendleton Veterinary Clinic! Carrie serves as the hospital’s Client Relations Coordinator and Social Media Specialist, and enjoys educating pet owners on new products that could help their companions and connecting with potential clients who have not yet had the opportunity to visit the clinic in person.

When she isn’t tending to the pets and animal owners of the Pendleton area, Carrie likes reading, writing, practicing her photography skills, and spending time with her family and dog at home. She and her partner live with a rescued Pit Bull, Kratos, a true gentle giant with a heart of gold.

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Teresa

Receptionist

Teresa grew up in Anderson and has adored pets ever since she was a little girl. For her, doing her part to help other pet owners in the area is a dream come true! Teresa is one of Pendleton Veterinary Clinic’s front-desk receptionists.

After her youngest child began the sixth grade, Teresa submitted her resume to a number of clinics in the area. She started at another hospital in the area and would care for pets and animal owners there for the next 10 years. In the spring of 2014, Teresa joined the team here at Pendleton Veterinary Clinic and has been a member of the hospital family ever since.

Teresa and her husband, Larry, have two grown sons named Josh and Eric. In her time away from work, Teresa enjoys traveling with her husband and cheering on her Chicago Cubs.

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Chloe Robinette

Veterinary Assistant, Groomer

Chloe got her first rescue dog, a Yellow Lab named Dusty, when she was only 13 years old. She and her new pet were inseparable—they remained together throughout Chloe’s teenage years and beyond. Dusty left a permanent impression; Chloe has always wanted to help others experience the same unconditional love that she did! She gets to do just that as a member of the Pendleton Veterinary Clinic team.

Chloe is an Indianapolis native and began working in an animal clinic right after graduating from high school. She’s been in the veterinary field ever since! After moving to Anderson, Indiana in 2015 to be a little closer to home, Chloe joined the Pendleton Veterinary Clinic family that October. Her favorite parts of her work are meeting patients and clients every day, assisting with complex surgeries and monitoring patients under anesthesia, and helping pets to look their best through the power of grooming.

Away from work, Chloe likes to go camping and horseback riding, play volleyball, and spend time with her family and pets at home. She and her husband, Todd, live with a menagerie of animal companions. They have a Black Lab mix named Chevy; a rescued Jack Russell named Lyla; Rocco the German Shepherd; and a constantly hungry cat named Sargent. Chloe is also the proud owner of four beautiful horses: Cash, a chestnut-colored Quarter horse; a jet-black mare named Vegas; the clumsy Pinball; and a sassy paint mare named Dice.

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Casey Larson

Kennel Attendant

Casey grew up in Greenfield, where she participated in the 4-H program and developed a passion for animal care early on in life. Her fascination with the veterinary world hasn’t let up since! She’s proud to serve the pets and animal parents of this area as a part of the Pendleton Veterinary Clinic team.

Casey began studying veterinary technology at the Vet Tech Institute only two weeks after graduating from high school. She worked in the emergency and specialty fields for nearly 10 years before deciding to make a change and return to school—now, she’s a Kennel Attendant here at Pendleton Veterinary Clinic, and also loves to help out in the exam rooms when needed!

Casey’s interests outside of work include relaxing at the beach, paintballing, playing tennis, and hiking and camping with her dogs. She and her husband, Kyle, share their lives with two adorable Chocolate Labs, Fiona and Fury.

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Amanda Walls

Registered Veterinary Technician

After working for more than 20 years in the corporate business world as a Marketing Director, Microsoft Certified Instructor, and realtor, Amanda couldn’t shake the feeling that something was missing. When she thought back to what made her truly happy, she had an epiphany. Her many experiences with animals—participating in the 4-H club and Future Farmers of America organization during her childhood, raising and breeding swine for more than 10 years and becoming certified in quality assurance, and even volunteering at rescue shelters and a small veterinary practice in her spare time—made one thing very clear: a career in the veterinary world was Amanda’s perfect path!

A native of Cumberland, Indiana, Amanda attended the Vet Tech Institute’s intensive 18-month program to study veterinary technology, graduating with a 3.98 grade point average and serving as Leader of the Shelter Committee during her schooling. She was even named President’s Outstanding Student of the Term! A few weeks into her externship at a nearby hospital, Amanda was hired on in the emergency department and was also given the opportunity to teach other students progressing through the Vet Tech Institute’s program.

After four rewarding years spent caring for pets in the emergency ward as Lead Technician, Amanda decided to make the transition to general practice and become an even greater champion of client education and hands-on patient care. She joined the Pendleton Veterinary Clinic family in the fall of 2017, and couldn’t be happier—Amanda has particular passions for surgery work and anesthesia, and she also loves to educate her clientele on everything from nutrition and potty-training to preventative healthcare.

Amanda shares her life with her husband of 20 years, Shannon, and their two children. Her daughter, Alyssa, works as a teacher, and her son, Alex, is currently studying at the University of Northwestern Ohio to become a diesel mechanic. As a family, they enjoy four-wheeling, raising swine, camping, going for road trips or mud runs in Amanda’s Jeep, and spending time with their pets at home. Amanda and her family have two dogs—a Shih Tzu/Bichon Frise mix named Murry and Phoebe the English Bulldog—and a number of freshwater fish.

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Kyle Blackwell

Veterinary Assistant, Kennel Attendant

Ever since he was a young boy, Kyle was fascinated by the animal kingdom. His passion didn’t waver as he got older—he collected countless books about various animal species and practices, and he loved to get his hands on any critter that crossed his path. As fate would have it, Kyle’s journey has come full circle. He’s proud to help animals professionally as a member of Pendleton Veterinary Clinic’s care team!

Kyle was born in Kentucky but raised here in Indiana. He attended the Vet Tech Institute at International Business College in Indianapolis, graduating with his Associate’s degree in veterinary technology, and then started an externship right here at Pendleton Veterinary Clinic. It wasn’t long before that opportunity turned into a job!

Next, Kyle decided to enlist in the military—he became a United States Marine and even completed a deployment to the Middle East. After his time spent serving his country, Kyle returned home and signed on once again at Pendleton Veterinary Clinic. He’s been helping the pets and animal owners of the area live better lives ever since.

Away from work, Kyle enjoys lifting weights, traveling, kayaking, reading, and spending time with his girlfriend, Tara, and his dog, Eleanor Rigby.

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