Our Team • Our Clinic • What Sets Us Apart

Our Team:

  • Dr. Lindsey Hedges, Owner and Veterinarian
    • Dr. Hedges is a native of Indianapolis; she moved to Lebanon in 2007 while in veterinary school. She and her husband fell in love with the community and quickly decided to make it their home. Since graduating from Purdue, Dr. Hedges has spent the last 3 years at a busy four-doctor small animal practice in Lafayette.  Her goal has always been to open her own practice in Lebanon and become a closer part of the community.  Dr. Hedges’ interest include preventative care, stress-free handling, the human-animal bond, and cancer and cancer pain management.  In her spare time, she enjoys reading, hiking with her dogs, and traveling. Dr. Hedges lives in town with her husband, three dogs named Arti, Brie, & Emmy and three cats named Olive, Whiskers, & Arya.

 

  • Dr. Leslie Brooks, Veterinarian
    • Dr. Brooks is originally from Nashville, Tennessee. She graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012 and moved to Indianapolis soon after to be with her husband. After graduation, she did an intensive one-year internship at the VCA Advanced Veterinary Care Center and then worked in Muncie as a general practitioner for three years. She is very excited to now be working much closer to home and to work in a practice with a focus on fear-free and patient-oriented veterinary visits. She also has her own mobile veterinary practice, and is enjoying being a business owner. Her free time consists of volunteering, riding her bicycle, playing tennis with her husband, reading, photography, and traveling. She has two cats named Elvis and Callie.

 

  • Ted Gieseking II, Office Manager
    • Ted is an excellent multi-tasker: he is a part time office manager at Pleasant Paws, a full-time Technical Analyst at Navient, and Dr. Hedges’ husband.  He is a native of Indianapolis and moved to Lebanon in 2007.  He graduated from IUPUI in 2007 and has been with Navient ever since.  In his free time, Ted plays bass guitar.

 

  • Erin Coonrod, Registered Veterinary Technologist
    • Erin first started working in veterinary hospitals as a kennel attendant and assistant in 2004. In that time, she realized that veterinary medicine was a delightful combination of her two most favorite things: pets and science. She decided on her career path and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in veterinary technology from Purdue University in 2012. Her professional interests include anesthesia and surgery, wellness and preventative medicine, therapeutic massage, and hospice care. In her free time, Erin enjoys listening to music, being outside, and spending time with loved ones. She currently resides in Lafayette and shares her home with four cats, Rumpleteazer, Alonzo, Xena, and Yoda, and a dog, Grace.

 

  • Hayley Sawada, Registered Veterinary Technician
    • When Hayley was in kindergarten, she dressed up as a veterinarian on "what do you want to be when you grow up" day. She loved animals, so that left no question as to what she would do. After growing up and trying a few different majors, she realized that she should have listened to her kindergarten self to begin with, so she went to vet tech school. Hayley loves dog and cat behavior and wants to continue to learn all there is to know about our beloved pets. She enjoys spending her time with her two pit bull mix girls, Polka Dot and Helen and her dog nephew, Froggy. In the future, she hopes to live on a small farm with goats and pit bulls, and maybe a couple ducks.

 

  • Alissa Hartley, Receptionist/Vet Assistant
    • Alissa is a native of Darlington and has always had a passion for animals. She graduated from the Vet Tech Institute at the International Business College of Indianapolis in 2011. She has 2 years of prior experience working as a veterinary assistant. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, reading, spending time with her family and friends, and helping her parents on the family farm.

 

  • Melissa Melvin, Groomer
    • Melissa has been grooming dogs for 14 years.  When she first moved to Kansas City, she found a job at a pet store by chance -- it was one of the few places in the city she knew how to find! She quickly found that she had a natural talent for making pets beautiful.  She started out as a grooming assistant and earned the opportunity to study at a grooming school in Michigan. While there, she had the privilege of working with and learning from some of the top groomers in the country. She is still happily grooming since returning to Indiana and is excited to expand into more creative styles of grooming.

 

  • Andie Wethington, Veterinary Assistant
    • Born and raised in Lebanon, Andie has always had a strong passion for all animals and has grown up with many of her own. She started college out at Herron School of Art & Design, but realized quickly that working with animals is what she really wanted to do.  Andie will be attending the Vet Tech Institute at the International Business College in hopes to become a veterinary technician. She currently still resides in Lebanon and shares her home with her fun loving basset hound, Simon. In Andie's spare time she runs her own personal photography business, surrounds herself with family and enjoys the outdoors as much as possible.