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Our Veterinarians

We Love Pets!

Karen Fischer,
Karen Fischer, DVM
Associate Veterinarian and Medical Director
Vet School: Ohio State
Graduated: 1996
Started at Creekside: 2008
Favorite Thing About Working in the Vet Field:

I love being able to interact with animals every day. I like the challenge of solving the puzzles that animal illnesses present and the ability to interact with all types of animal lovers, from our staff to our clients to local rescue groups.

Pets:

Three horses (Sabrina, Rose, Loraleii) four cats (Butterscotch, Chewy, Maddie, Cleo), Donkey (Shalimar), Various chickens, Bunny (Lucy)

LACEY LOVELESS,
LACEY LOVELESS, DVM
Associate Veterinarian
Vet School: Oklahoma State University
Graduated: 2009
Started at Creekside: 2009
Favorite Thing About Working in the Vet Field:

I love that every day is different in veterinary medicine and the challenge that comes with that; love being able to help strengthen the human-animal bond

Pets:

Kenai (five-year-old Labrador); Beauregard (eight-year-old cat)

LARRY PUTNAM,
LARRY PUTNAM, DVM
ASSOCIATE VETERINARIAN
Vet School: Texas A&M
Graduated: 1971
Started at Creekside: October 2016
Favorite Thing About Working in the Vet Field:

My favorite thing about working in the Vet field is the satisfaction that I get inside in returning a pet back to its healthy state and repairing injuries that can affect the livelihood of their continued existence and see them go home with tail wagging or purring loudly happy to see their master.

Pets:

King Charles Cavaliers Mony Penny and London(adopted), White Miniature Schnauzer Lily Belle, Flame point Siamese Tippley(adopted), and Orange tabby Cutter.

CARL GARDNER,
CARL GARDNER, DVM
ASSOCIATE VETERINARIAN
Vet School: MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY CVM
Graduated: 1992
Started at Creekside: October 2016
Favorite Thing About Working in the Vet Field:

Orthopedic surgery.

Pets:

Tonk (2yr male neutered Blue Merle Australian Shepherd).

Sarah Richey,
Sarah Richey, DVM
ASSOCIATE VETERINARIAN
Vet School: St. Matthew’s and Illinois
Graduated: 2013
Started at Creekside: January 2017
Favorite Thing About Working in the Vet Field:

Saving pets!

Pets:

Sally Mae (Pit Bull mix), Heidi (German Shepherd) and Champ (grey Tabby cat)

CRYSTAL TERRY,
CRYSTAL TERRY, DVM
ASSOCIATE VETERINARIAN
Vet School: Texas A&M
Graduated: 2010
Started at Creekside: June 2017
Favorite Thing About Working in the Vet Field:

I love being able to return pets to a healthy and happy state so they can live the longest and best lives they can with their families.

Pets:

Toby (Black Labrador Retriever) and Dee Dee (Black Tri-Color Mini Australian Shepherd)

DEV MANDAVA,
DEV MANDAVA, DVM
ASSOCIATE VETERINARIAN