Our Veterinarians

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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    • Lynn JonesLynn Jones

      I thought the people were very nice, listened to me about my animal An seemed to care. Thank you

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    • Angela ClaireAngela Claire

      We drive 40 minutes (each way) from Indy to take our Great Dane to see Dr. Crabtree! We could not be happier with the level of care and attention he offers at every visit. We really did our research when it came time to pick a vet for our puppy, and he stood out for his kindness and expertise. We’ve taken our dog to several specialists and found that Dr. Crabtree is highly regarded by every vet we’ve talked to in the Indianapolis area. He goes completely out of his way to check on Alice and make himself available if she is ill. The staff and techs at the clinic are top notch as well. They are very passionate and always willing to help over the phone.

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    • Mary CampbellMary Campbell

      They love and take such good care of our little guy ( Okey Meldrum ) would recommend these people to take care of your babies

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    • Laura LaMannaLaura LaManna

      Words can’t express how wonderful this clinic is! Dr. Crabtree and his staff are amazing, so kind, welcoming, and only want the best for your pets. I’ve had a lot of visits unfortunately lately, but they have been able to get us in right away in urgent and emergency matters. They have been my rock when I recently lost my beloved dog Sitka. Thank you so much for all you do!

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    • Laura Burnley ShanleyLaura Burnley Shanley

      It was our first time visiting and the staff and Dr. Conner were excellent. They answered all my questions, went above and beyond to make my pup comfortable, and were affordable and efficient. Cannot recommend them enough!

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    • Todd RobinetteTodd Robinette

      Great doctors and love the small town clinic. The staff here is wonderful and always polite, knowledgeable, and helpful. They genuinely care for the animals as if they were their own. I've been to multiple vet clinics and have never met such caring people. You can definitely tell they love the pets they see.

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    • Laura Holtzleiter EldridgeLaura Holtzleiter Eldridge

      Our first vet experience was outstanding! Fun, loving team members and Dr. Crabtree was top notch! Asked me questions, answered my questions and I know exactly what we need to do next! 🐾🐶❤️

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