Our Veterinarians

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.

HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF WORK: Horseback riding

PETS: 5 cats, 6 horses, 1 mini donkey

DEV 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. 

Silvia Duncan, DVM

Associate Veterinarian
VET SCHOOL: University of Illinois
GRADUATED: 1997
 

FAVORITE THING ABOUT WORKING IN THE VET FIELD: I enjoy working with people so that they can give their pets the best care that they can.

HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF WORK: When not at work, I enjoy: hiking, camping, running, cycling, swimming, skiing, windsurfing, kayaking….anything outside.

PETS: A cat named “Ted”

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Kathryn McCrary

Associate Veterinarian
VET SCHOOL: University of Glasgow
GRADUATED: 2019
 

FAVORITE THING ABOUT WORKING IN THE VET FIELD: Being able to provide education and strengthen the pet/owner relationship

HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF WORK: Traveling, playing piano, trying new things

PETS: Three cats (Pumkin, Nezuko and The Puppy)

Jennifer 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.

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Nicole Gaither, DVM

Associate Veterinarian
VET SCHOOL: Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine
GRADUATED: 2018
STARTED AT CREEKSIDE: 2018
 

FAVORITE THING ABOUT WORKING IN THE VET FIELD: I enjoy being able to help our furry family members live longer and healthier lives. Although I find all aspects of veterinary medicine exciting, I am particularly interested in internal medicine, feline medicine and fear free medicine.

HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF WORK: I am an avid road cyclist and traveler.  If I am not at work, I’m likely off cycling or backpacking in one of our National Parks.  

PETS: I share my home with two cats and two Pekingese.

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Li-Wei Lan

Associate Veterinarian
VET SCHOOL: Oklahoma State University
GRADUATED: 2020
 

FAVORITE THING ABOUT WORKING IN THE VET FIELD: I made up my mind to do a job which can help others when I was young and l love animals, too. For these reasons, veterinarian became a perfect choice for me! Trusts from the owners and happy faces from the recovered animals force me to be passionate in this great job!

HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF WORK: I like to play basketball and work out when I have free time. Watching series and playing video games are also my favorite entertainment!

PETS: I have the most adorable cat in the world! Her name is HuanHuan!!

John Strohmeyer, DVM

Associate Veterinarian
VET SCHOOL: University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine
GRADUATED: 2017
 

FAVORITE THING ABOUT WORKING IN THE VET FIELD: Emergency medicine and surgery

HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF WORK: Working out, running, shooting, skiing, brewing my own beer, spending time with my girlfriend and our 4 legged children (Bowen, Maggie, Peepers)

PETS: Bowen (6 year old black English Labrador Retriever), Maggie (12 month old Golden Retriever), Peepers (8 year old Jack Russell/miniature poodle mix (Jack-A-Poo)

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Russell Miller, DVM

Associate Veterinarian
VET SCHOOL: Purdue University
GRADUATED: 2017
 

FAVORITE THING ABOUT WORKING IN THE VET FIELD: Being able to help animals during an emergency setting. 

HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF WORK: Running, martial arts, and riding horses 

PETS: Jameson (1yr old Heeler mix) and Ghost (5yr American bulldog)

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