Our Careteam

Carrie
Office Manager, 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.
Taylor
Registered Veterinary Technician
Taylor grew up playing “vet” with all of her family dogs and cats, as well as her stuffed animals. She’s had a passion for the field of animal care ever since she was a little girl! Taylor decided to dedicate her life to helping all of the pets she possibly can—she loves being able to make a difference in the lives of families by making sure their companions stay happy and healthy.

Taylor is a native of Anderson, Indiana and studied nursing and radiology in college before taking time off to raise her first daughter. She was six months pregnant with her second child when she enrolled at Harrison College to study veterinary technology—the rest is history, and Taylor is now proud to help pets and their loving owners as a Registered Veterinary Technician.

Taylor joined the Pendleton Veterinary Clinic family in March of 2017, and especially enjoys running anesthesia during surgical procedures and helping pets to recover from dermatological issues. Her favorite part of the job, though, is getting to work alongside a team of compassionate, skilled animal-lovers just like herself on a daily basis!

Most of Taylor’s free time away from work is spent enjoying the company of her family and pets. She lives with her boyfriend, Kyle; two wonderful young daughters, Ava and Ana (Ava just competed in and won her very first horse show, and Ana isn’t far behind!); and plenty of animal companions. The furry side of the family includes Snow, a cat who was Taylor’s first surgery patient during Technician school; four dogs who go by Keva, Echo, Tito, and Whiskey; and a pair of horses named Stormey and Angel.
Miranda
Registered Veterinary Technician
The health struggles of her own dogs during her childhood years inspired Miranda to learn more about how to help pets of all shapes and sizes. She knew that she wanted to devote herself to keeping animals as happy and healthy as possible—Miranda’s passion didn’t quit. She’s now a Registered Veterinary Technician and gets to help the community’s pets and animal parents every day!

Miranda was still in high school when she first entered a program to study veterinary technology. Next, she attended Harrison College to earn her degree in animal care, working at a general practice to gain real-world experience at the same time. It was during this period that she fell in love with the world of emergency medicine—she would end up working in an emergency hospital for two years, which is where she first met Dr. Crabtree.

Miranda became a member of the Pendleton Veterinary Clinic team in early 2019, and serves the area’s pets and animal owners as a Registered Veterinary Technician. Medically, she loves parasitology work and loves to study microscopic organisms under the microscope. Most of all, Miranda likes helping to educate pet owners on the best care techniques for their furry friends.

When she’s not here at the clinic, Miranda can be found playing video games, baking—The Great British Baking Show is one of her favorite things to watch on television!—and enjoying the company of her own pets at home. She has two cats, Minestrone and Frank-n-Bean, as well as a goofy Labrador mix named Zapp Brannigan.

Olivia
Veterinary Technician
Olivia grew up in Daleville and Lapel, where she showed animals in the 4-H club for 10 rewarding years. Her early experiences showing dogs, rabbits, poultry, and swine made a lasting impression—she always knew that she would love to care for the earth’s creatures as a part of the veterinary world! Olivia’s passion never quit, and she now gets to help pets daily as a Veterinary Technician.

Olivia attended Harrison College to study veterinary technology and has worked in a number of general-practice animal clinics since graduating. She joined the Pendleton Veterinary Clinic family in August of 2019 and couldn’t be happier to serve the area’s pets and animal owners.

Olivia still trains and shows dogs in American Kennel Club events during her free time; in total, she’s been showing dogs for 18 years. Her dog, Wrangler, was the number-one in the country for his breed in 2019! Olivia also enjoys horseback riding, fishing, camping, and spending quality time with her family at home. She has a son, Gavin, a rabbit named Cuddles, and two dogs: the aforementioned Wrangler, a Chesapeake Bay Retriever, and a Golden Retriever who goes by Henry.
Andi
Veterinary Assistant
Animals have played a huge role in Andi’s life ever since she was a little girl, and she always suspected that she would love to work with them hands-on as a pet-care professional. One day while serving in the food service industry, she made a decision—she was going to pursue her dream of helping animals! Andi hasn’t looked back since, and is proud to now serve as a member of Pendleton Veterinary Clinic’s Veterinary Assistant team.

Andi is originally from Anderson, Indiana and obtained her Veterinary Assistant’s certification in West Virginia. Upon moving back to this area, she came across an opening here at the hospital—Andi jumped at her chance, and was happy to accept a job offer! She’s been a member of the clinic family since June of 2018, and couldn’t be happier to launch her journey in veterinary medicine here at the hospital.

Away from the office, Andi spends most of her time with her two wonderful children, aged four and two. The family also shares their home with two dogs: Ada, a German Shepherd puppy, and a Boxer mix rescue named Sven. When Andi does get a moment to herself, she loves to curl up with a good book or relax with a movie.

Melissa
Veterinary Assistant
When she saw her childhood Black Labrador suffering from parvovirus, young Melissa knew that she wanted to prevent others from experiencing that same thing. She’s always had a soft spot in her heart for the earth’s creatures, so working to better the lives of pets and animal parents as a member of the veterinary profession just made sense. Melissa is a proud member of the Veterinary Assistant team here at Pendleton Veterinary Clinic!

Originally from Portage, Indiana, Melissa attended the International Business College’s Vet Tech Institute to study veterinary technology. Next, she worked in emergency medicine at an advanced care center before moving on to another emergency hospital. When the time came for Melissa to be closer to home, she decided to make a change—that’s when she joined the Pendleton Veterinary Clinic family! She’s been a member of the hospital team since April of 2019 and particularly likes taking X-ray scans and studying blood samples under the microscope. Most of all, Melissa enjoys knowing that she’s making a true difference in the community’s families.

In her free time, Melissa enjoys listening to music, playing golf, going four-wheeling, and spending time with her family and pets at home. She lives with her boyfriend, Chris, and her two children, Bryson and Kinsey. The family shares their lives with two dogs: Beretta, a Labrador Retriever with no concept of personal space, and a Labrador/Coonhound puppy named Rzr who can often be found behind the front desk here at the clinic.
Chloe
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.
Kyle
Veterinary Assistant, Kennel Assistant
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.
Karli
Kennel Assistant
Karli grew up here in Indiana surrounded by dogs, cats, and horses. Having the opportunity early on in life to watch a foal being born in the family barn made a lifelong impression on her. She knew that she would one day help pets herself by working in a veterinary clinic! Karli’s passion and perseverance hasn’t wavered—she gets to care for animals daily as a member of Pendleton Veterinary Clinic’s kennel team.

Karli first joined the hospital family in early August of 2018, and serves as a Kennel Assistant. Having graduated from Liberty Christian School in 2018, she’s currently studying online to become a Registered Veterinary Technician and absolutely loves learning more and more about the world of veterinary medicine. Karli feels especially fortunate that she’s able to soak up firsthand knowledge from Dr. Crabtree and the rest of the skilled Pendleton Veterinary Clinic staff.

When she has time between work and her school studies, Karli likes staying active in her church, playing sports, singing and playing the guitar, and riding horses. She has one horse of her own, Nugget, and also shares her life with the family dog: Magnum, a playful German Shepherd who loves chasing four-wheelers and the family horses whenever he gets the chance.
    • Tracy L. MullinsTracy L. Mullins

      Dr. Crabtree is very caring and listens thoroughly to all the issues with your pets. Took our two dogs in there and he checked several things. Our youngest dog has been an anxious dog ever since we got him at 9 months old. He has exhibited altered gait patterns on and off since we have gotten him. Dr. Crabtree took x-rays we had asked for at our previous vet but they didn’t think it was worth it. Nothing could be seen on the x-ray but he recommended a supplement and it has been a life changer for him! He is actually playing for more than 2 minutes and his anxiety is way down! Thanks for just really listening to all the problems and not rushing through any of them!

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    • Melissa ChristianMelissa Christian

      Great people, very loving to each of my pets. They all really care.

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    • Holly WasherHolly Washer

      We had to say goodbye to our almost fifteen year old Shiba Inu recently and I just wanted to say how much I appreciate the care and compassion shown by the staff here. It's a very painful thing to do but they were patient and kind and sweet and helpful through the process and frankly through every visit we made to the office. He wasn't exactly the easiest dog to examine or care for sometimes but they never gave up on him. Love and light to your whole staff! You are appreciated.

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    • Becky Cantrell PerryBecky Cantrell Perry

      Best veterinary and grooming facility I have been to. My Laci ❤️❤️❤️everyone

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    • Doug HarlowDoug Harlow

      They are great! Have been taking my fur babies there forever. These last 12 years, all the way from Noblesville. Great care is worth the drive!

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    • Janice AdamsJanice Adams

      Very caring staff and both veterinarian's are great.

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    • Mary Woodard DupliseaMary Woodard Duplisea

      I feel so blessed to have found Pendleton Veterinary Clinic for my two fur babies. The Veterinarians and staff are amazing. Thank you for all you do to keep my fur babies healthy. We want you to know how much we appreciate all of you. My little boy goes to Chloe to be groomed. She’s absolutely amazing! ❤️🐕🐾

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