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Meet The Team

Our Team

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Dr. Kurt Phillips

Owner and Veterinarian

Education
Butler University, B.S. in Biological Sciences, 1992
Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, 1996

Professional and Personal
Dr. Phillips has a special interest in canine reproduction and English Bulldogs. He is a married father of two. His family includes Jenner, a Vizsla and two cats, Lizzie and Spraguey.

When he is not working with animals and running his new record store, Square Cat Vinyl, Dr. Phillips loves to see live music and entertain guests in his home.


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Dr. Jennifer Glore

Owner and Veterinarian

Education
University of Pennsylvania, B.S. in Biology, 1999
Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine 2003

Professional and Personal
Dr. Glore takes a special interest in cat health, ophthalmology, and dermatology. Her animal friends include Otis, a Doodleman Pinscher and a cat, Penelope.

In her free time, Dr. Glore likes to travel, play golf and ride in the Trader’s Point Hunt Club.


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Dr. Nicole VanDeLeest

Veterinarian

Education
Purdue University, B.S. in Animal Sciences, 2009
Purdue University School of Veterinarian Medicine, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, 2013

Professional and Personal
Dr. VanDeLeest has a special interest in feline medicine, surgery, and improving her ultrasound knowledge and use. She is married to Dr. Bill Hoffmeyer, who is a veterinarian as well,
and they share their home with a yellow Labrador named Rosie, a Redbone Coonhound mix named Annie, and their beloved orange cat, Elby.

In her free time, Dr. VanDeLeest enjoys baking, traveling, trivia night with friends, cheering for the Green Bay Packers, and exploring downtown Indy.


Dr. Jessica Squires

Veterinarian

Education
Purdue University, BS in Biology, 2012
Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis, MS in Biology, 2013
Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, 2018

Professional and Personal
Dr. Squires has a special interest in oncology, internal medicine, and client education. She shares her home with her English Labrador, Finch, and grey tabby, Ford. When she’s not at work, Dr.Squires enjoys checking out new restaurants in Indianapolis, spending time with family and friends, attending Pacers games, and watching IndyCar races.


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Stephanie Baer

Operations Manager

Education
Indiana University, 2001 (BS in Criminal Justice)

Professional and Personal
Stephanie worked in the Criminal Justice field for over 20 years. Her jobs ranged from offering home based services, working in detention centers, being a probation officer, and running a medical records department for a treatment center. She decided to make a career change in order to pursue her love of animals and has been working for Dr. Kurt Phillips since 2012.

Stephanie and her husband, Will, share their home with their family of four cats: Gandalf the White, Dot, Nurgle J. Moose, and Pippen F. Took. They also have their beloved Great Dane, Jett, a rambunctious Beagle, Remi, and a Bichon named Buddy.

In Stephanie’s free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, training in martial arts, reading and playing the piano.


Meredith Dover

Bookkeeper

Education
Indiana University

Professional and Personal
Meredith graduated from IU in 2013 and moved back to Indy where she worked in sales for two and a half years. She has done substitute teaching and was also an Art Instructor for the Boys and Girls Club of Indianapolis. She is very excited to be working near her home in Fountain Square.

When she’s not at Fountain Square Animal Clinic, she is working part time for ClusterTruck and Pioneer. She loves watching true crime documentaries, spending time with friends, and pretending to know anything about wine.

She is the proud owner of her cat Spencer, (named after Dr. Spencer Reid from Criminal Minds) who loves to sit in windowsills and look for birds.


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Ken Clarke

Practice Director

Education
Indiana University

Professional and Personal
Ken moved to Indy in August of 2011. He has two dogs: Augi, a French Bulldog, and Brooklin, a Boxer mix. He is very interested in fitness and health. Ken also enjoys reading tech blogs.


Nicki Grider

Patient Care Advocate

Education
Studied music at Milliken University

Professional and Personal
Nicki comes to Mass Ave Animal Clinic with over 12 years of veterinary experience. She has worked in a variety of positions and is very excited to be back in the veterinary industry.

Nicki lives in Beech Grove with her husband, Barney, daughter, Poppy, four dogs and two cats – it’s a full house! In her spare time, Nicki enjoys reading, watching Netflix, and playing and writing music.


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Catherine Nichols

Lead Customer Service Representative

Education
Xavier University

Professional and Personal
Catherine has been involved in the animal health world since 2011 and is very excited to be on the new team at Fountain Square! She lives on the south side with her “princess,” a husky mix named Luna. When not working, she loves traveling, volunteering and playing with her pup.


Spenser Harper

Customer Service Representative

Education
Ivy Tech, 2013 (Associate’s in Human Services)
IUPUI, 2016 (Bachelor of Social Work) 

Professional and Personal
Spenser’s well-rounded career path has led him to join the animal health field! He’s excited and eager to learn more about veterinary medicine and provide excellent customer service to our clients. In his free time, Spenser enjoys reading, writing, gaming, and diving into the latest science fiction craze. 


Susan Friday

Customer Service Representative

Education
Ivy Tech, 2013 (Associate’s in Human Services)
IUPUI, 2016 (Bachelor of Social Work) 

Professional and Personal
Nearing two decades working in her passion of veterinary medicine, Susan’s focus has been customer service and hospital operations. She is excited to be part of the team at City Way Animal Clinics and is looking forward to working in the downtown area! She’s had a variety of pets since her young teenage years and currently has one dog, Hattie, a Pitt mix she and her husband rescued in January 2018. She also has a grand-dog, Emma, who is a German Shepard. Susan is married to John and they have two sons, Trevor and Logan. She enjoys reading, sewing, working in the yard, and spending time with family and friends.


Toni Malone

Lead Registered Veterinary Technician

Education
Harrison College, School of Veterinary Technology

Professional and Personal
Toni always enjoyed being around animals. Since as long she can remember, she has loved helping animals and figuring out ways to help them. Growing up that passion never left her, however, she found she was becoming more and more drawn to medicine as well. She decided in 2010 to combine her two deepest passions and pursue veterinary medicine. She graduated from Harrison College, School of Veterinary Technology in 2013 on the Deans List.

Outside of work, Toni enjoys cooking, sewing, doing yoga, and hanging out with friends, family and her two dogs, Jasmine and Simba.


Ami Sutherlin

Veterinary Assistant

Education
International Business College – Veterinary Technology

Professional and Personal
Ami’s passion for animals started at a young age on her parent’s farm. There she cared for most of the animals on a daily basis. Her love for animals grew when she started Veterinary Assisting classes in high school, which led into Veterinary Technology in college. She has two adorable cats named Idgie and Theodore, and a horse named Tater.

In Ami’s free time, she enjoys board games with with her family and friends, riding her horse, and reading.


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Jessica Wolfe

Veterinary Assistant

Education
Camden County College – Associates in Veterinary Technology

Professional and Personal
Jessica has been working in the veterinary field since 2010. After recently moving here from New Jersey, she wanted to continue her passion for pets. She resides in Fountain Square with her sister. Together they have a Maine Coon cat, Hailey, two Tortoises, Six and Sweat Pea, and a rescue rat, Cream.

When not at the clinic, Jessica enjoys reading, music, photography, and exploring downtown Indy.


Lauren Scott

Veterinary Assistant

Education
International Business College, 2014 (Veterinary Technology)

Professional and Personal

Lauren is so happy to join the Mass Ave Animal Clinic team after working at another clinic for the past year. She has always had a passion for animals and even as a child wanted to work in the veterinary field. Lauren graduated in 2014 and has been eager to further her training and education to become a Registered Veterinary Technician.

She loves living in Indianapolis with her sister, brother in-law, niece, and nephew, as well as their dog and three cats. In her free time she enjoys attending concerts and music festivals and spending time with friends and family.


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Ica Hyatt

Veterinary and Clinic Cleaning Assistant

Education
Triton Central High School / Central Nine Career Center

Professional and Personal
Ica has always been a devoted animal lover and care taker. She just recently involved herself in the animal health world in August of 2015. Her love mostly radiates towards her cat, Hercules.

In her free time, Ica enjoys boating, hiking, camping, fishing, kayaking and tennis. She also aspires to attend Purdue University for vet school in the future.


Sara Sallee

Veterinary Clinic Cleaning Assistant

Education
Harrison College

Professional and Personal
Originally born in Indiana, Sara moved to New York for a while and missed the Hoosier state so much, she moved back 4 years ago. Currently a student at Harrison College studying medical billing and coding, she plans to further her veterinary education to become a Registered Veterinary Technician.

When she’s not working or studying she loves hiking in the woods and shopping. Sara shares her home with two dogs, a Mastiff mix and Yorkie mix, and a cat.


Emily Lemke

Veterinary Clinic Cleaning Assistant

Professional and Personal
Emily doesn’t remember a time she wasn’t taking care of animals. Always having household pets, as well as being a foster home and pet sitter for many years, she always knew she loved creatures of the fuzzy variety. She began working with dogs professionally in 2016 at a local doggie daycare, and came to City Way Animal Clinics looking to learn more and pursue her growing interest in animal care.

When Emily isn’t hustling at the clinic, she’s managing her own photography business or taking art classes. In her free time, she loves to cuddle with her cats, travel, work on home projects, and mosey around Indy. Emily and her husband Richard are the loving owners of Arlo, their border collie flat-coated retriever mix, and their two black cats, Erevis and Drizzt.