Our Veterinarians

Dr. Bettencourt, DVM

MEDICAL DIRECTOR
VET SCHOOL:
University of Illinois
GRADUATED:  1999
 

FAVORITE THING ABOUT WORKING IN THE VET FIELD: I’m blessed to be able to serve people by helping their pets live longer, healthier, happier lives.

 HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF WORK: Enjoy long-distance running, snow skiing, shooting , golf, and spending time with family.
 

PETS: Dog named Tucker and a cat named Nike.

Dr. Fischer, DVM

ASSOCIATE VETERINARIAN
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.

HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF WORK: Horseback riding

PETS: 5 cats, 6 horses, 1 mini donkey

Dr. MANDAVA, DVM

Associate Veterinarian
VET SCHOOL: College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences at Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur, Kerala, India
GRADUATED: 2003, Completed DVM equivalency through American Veterinary Medical Association in 2011
STARTED AT CREEKSIDE: June 2017
 

FAVORITE THING ABOUT WORKING IN THE VET FIELD: It is the satisfaction I get at the end of the day from helping pets have a better life. 

HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF WORK: I  enjoy gardening, mountain biking and clay modeling/sculpting using terracotta clay. 

Dr. Glenn, DVM

Associate Veterinarian
VET SCHOOL: Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
GRADUATED: 2018
 

FAVORITE THING ABOUT WORKING IN THE VET FIELD: My favorite thing about being a veterinarian is getting the opportunity to make my patient’s lives better. I love the variety and welcome a challenging case. I learn something new every day. As a veterinarian, I am constantly learning, growing and evolving. I couldn’t imagine being anything else.

HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF WORK: I enjoy riding my horse, running, and going to the gun range  

PETS: I have a 9 year old Heeler named Jewels, a 2 year old Australian Shepherd named Pistol, and a Quarter Horse named Mia.

Dr. Mathre, DVM, MBA, RCVS

Associate Veterinarian
VET SCHOOL: Colorado State University, Washington State University
GRADUATED: graduated with a BS in Equine Science in 2004, a DVM in 2008, and a MBA in 2017
 

FAVORITE THING ABOUT WORKING IN THE VET FIELD: I can help strengthen the human-animal bond throughout the lives of pets and the people that love them

HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF WORK: I enjoy spending time with my husband and son, gardening, reading, and showing Lionhead rabbits with my son.

PETS: I have a German Shorthaired Pointer (Odin), Deutsch Drahthaar (Gutta), two Domestic Shorthair cats (Uggo and Björn), and various Lionhead rabbits.

Dr Levasseur

Dr. Levasseur

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Colette Levasseur was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. Following her graduation from the University of Montreal’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in 1991, she practiced small animal medicine in Canada until 1999. She then decided to pursue her passion for emergency medicine and successfully completed a one-year internship in advanced critical care and internal medicine at a small animal referral practice in California. Colette then completed a three-year residency in emergency medicine and critical care in Texas.

Colette has special interests in small animal surgery, pediatrics, and radiology. She lives with her two cats and a golden doodle named Rooby.

Dr. Um, DVM

Associate Veterinarian
VET SCHOOL: Oklahoma State University
GRADUATED: 2021
 

FAVORITE THING ABOUT WORKING IN THE VET FIELD: Being able to communicate with animals and help them in need.

HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF WORK: I like to go on road trips and visit many different places. Camping and barbecuing with my friends.

PETS: Lizzie (10y DSH)

Dr. Su, DVM

Associate Veterinarian
VET SCHOOL: National Taiwan University
GRADUATED: 2015
 

FAVORITE THING ABOUT WORKING IN THE VET FIELD: Soft tissue and Ophthalmology are my favorite field in my career.

HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF WORK: I like to try different types of outdoor activities outside of work. I am crazy about snowboarding recently.

PETS: I have two sweet cats in Taiwan.

Dr. Sarah Kegel

Dr. Kegel

Associate Veterinarian
VET SCHOOL:

Earned vet degree from University of Illinois.
Currently training to be a Fear Free certified Veterinarian.

GRADUATED: 2012
 
STARTED AT CREEKSIDE: 

Relief Vet at Creekside since 2019
Full time Vet at creekside since 2022

FAVORITE THING ABOUT WORKING IN THE VET FIELD:
I enjoy getting to know animals and their families. There is nothing more rewarding to me than a visit by a recovered patient.

HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF WORK: On my days off I am usually found on an outdoor adventure with my animals. I really enjoy trail riding my horse, and hiking with my dogs. Travel is another one of my hobbies, especially visiting with my family in Germany.

PETS: I have a horse named Sweet Sissy Slew ( nicknamed Lady), and share my home with two mutts named Jack and Daku, and a giant Sulcata tortoise named Lucy, that mows my backyard.

Dr Marchand

Dr. Adriana Marchand, DVM

Associate Veterinarian
VET SCHOOL:
I started as an ER vet assistant and went on to complete a Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Technology and a Doctorate’s degree in Veterinary Medicine.
 
STARTED AT CREEKSIDE: April 2024
 

FAVORITE THING ABOUT WORKING IN THE VET FIELD:
I get to save lives and give pets and owners a second chance.

HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF WORK: Motorcycles

PETS:
A 10 year old, male mixed breed dog who was found as a stray in Puerto Rico

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