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Dr. Freeland opened the practice in 1999 as Companion Animal Hospital and Clinic. In 2013 he sold to Best Friends Pet Care, creating the Freeland Animal Hospital that people know of today. Staying on as Medical Director, Dr. Freeland continues the same level of patient care as he did as owner. Originally from Nebraska, Dr. Freeland received a degree from the University of Nebraska before receiving his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Iowa State University in 1988. He enjoys general practice and has a special interest in internal medicine and soft tissue surgery. When not at work, he enjoys running, hiking, hunting, football, and spending time with his two children, Grant and Kelly.
Mavis – Golden Retriever
Dr. Premo originally joined Freeland Animal Hospital as a veterinary assistant in 2011, but has since returned after obtaining her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine. She attended Ball State University for her undergraduate degree in Biology. Her special interests include behavior, dermatology, and internal medicine. In her free time, Dr. Premo enjoys off-roading in her Jeep, camping, hiking, fishing, traveling, and trying new things. She also enjoys spending time with her family, friends and her dogs Jack and Ollie.
Jack - Pitbull/Shepherd Mix, Ollie - American Staffordshire Terrier
Having previously owned three veterinary hospitals in Zionsville and the Geist Lake area of Indianapolis, Dr. Graves’ special interests are internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, and practice management. For the past 14 years he has been practicing small animal medicine and surgery in a group veterinary practice, with the last two years being spent at our sister location Best Friends in Indianapolis. A graduate of Purdue University, Dr. Graves received a B.S. in Animal Science in 1969 before obtaining his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1973. He is a member of the AVMA as well as the Advisory Board of the Vet Tech Institute of Indianapolis. Two of Dr. Graves’s passions are cooking and nature photography with his wife, Jeanie. He is also an active member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Carmel, IN. He currently resides in Noblesville with his wife and their precious cat Snickles. They have one daughter, Kristen, and two grandchildren, Alex, a medical student at Semmelweis University of Medicine, and Iszabel, an eighth grader at Hasten Hebrew Academy.
Sam joined the team at Freeland Animal Hospital in 2014 as veterinary receptionist before becoming Hospital Administrator in 2016. Having a love for animals from a young age, she started working in the veterinary field at the age of 16 as a volunteer. She received an Associates of Applied Science degree from Harrison College's Veterinary Technology program in 2011, which led her to starting her career as a Veterinary Assistant. It was after earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in English in 2016 from SNHU that she discovered she really enjoyed work in administration. When not working at the hospital, Sam enjoys reading, writing, sketching, and spending time with family and friends.
Caramel Corn - Cat, Kirara Bear - Cat, Ichigo - Cat, Diesel – German Shepherd
Cori is a native Floridian that joined Freeland Animal Hospital in July 2008. She has been a registered veterinary technician since 2002. In the past she has worked in various fields of veterinary medicine including cancer research and shelter medicine. Outside of work, Cori enjoys gardening, biking, and spending time with her husband and daughter.
Jazmine - Cat, Molly - Australian Cattle Dog
Amy comes to us with a number of years in the Veterinary Field. In July 2017 her husband Adam, an Army Recruiter, was reassigned to Indiana. She has spent many of her years in the service industry as well as the veterinary field; and watching her in action you can tell she loves people and pets. Amy shares her home with her loving husband, son Daniel whom is serving in the Army, daughter Krystin, and her two dogs.
Aubie-Boxer Mix, Piper- French Bulldog
She joined the Freeland Animal Hospital team in April of 2018. Coming from a background of grooming and other animal clinic work , it is her passion to be around animals. As a child she dreamed of being a veterinarian, but cards didn't work in her favor so she did the next best thing. In her spare time she loves walking her dogs and spending time with family as well as volunteering at local shelters and rescue groups.
Bubba Monkii-long hair Chihuahua, Sasha Maii-border collie mix, Kaner Bee- boxer/pit mix
Megan joined our team in April 2016. Megan has been an animal lover her whole life and grew up with a variety of animals. In 2015 she graduated from Harrison College in Veterinary Technology. While in college she worked as an Animal Caretaker and a Rehabilitation Assistant in Evansville, IN. Megan and her husband DeeJay recently moved to the Martinsville to start the next chapter in their lives. In her spare time Megan enjoys camping, hiking, traveling and singing. She also enjoys spending time with her family, fellowship group from church, and her cat Mitzy.
Mitzy - Cat
Trista started as a Veterinary Assistant at the beginning of June this year. She currently has three dogs and a tail-less cat but has had a variety of animals from horses to chickens. She recently graduated with a degree in Veterinary Technology from Tulsa, Oklahoma to further her knowledge in caring for creatures she's always loved. In her free time, Trista enjoys reading and spending time with her family.
Dwight- Chihuahua (picture), Doris- Schnauzer, Dale- Australian Shepard Mix, Tiana- Cat
Lizzy joined our team in May of 2018 as a Veterinary Assistant when leaving her old practice after almost 3 years there. During her senior year of high school Lizzy interned at her previous veterinary hospital and it drove her to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. In the summer of 2016 after graduating high school Lizzy auditioned for DCI with the Phantom Regiment and spent the summer touring the United States with them. After coming back from the summer Lizzy took a position at the veterinary hospital she interned at during high school. As Lizzy has a passion for animals and their care she has many animals in her house hold – some would say too many. Lizzy has 3 dogs and a cat and her boyfriend has 3 dogs and a cat as well that do not live with her at this time, but are definitely still a part of her pack. When not at work you can find Lizzy traveling, taking her many dogs out hiking and camping, and spending time in Hoosier National Forest with her boyfriend.
Buster – Chihuahua/Yorkie mix, Teddy - Labrador Retriever mix, Zelda - Cat, Bailey - Norwiegian Elk Hound Mix, Ban - German Shepard Mix, Gunner - Walker Tree Hound Mix, Pluto - Cat
For most of her life, Kelly has been helping out here at the hospital – from playing with clinic cats as a toddler to helping the doctors with patients as a young adult. She started working with us on an official capacity over the summer as a Technician’s Assistant. Though she starts her college career in January of 2018, she plans on continuing her position here on her breaks and vacations from school, where she is going to get her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. As a lifelong soccer player, Kelly also works as a soccer coach, teaching others the game she loves. In her free time she enjoys playing guitar, fishing, hiking, and reading. Kelly finds herself fluent in sarcasm, as well as semi-fluent in Sign Language; something that will help us here at the hospital, as well as her future career endeavors.
Mavis – Golden Retriever, Annie – Chow Mix, Teagan - Cat
Madison, a former Animal Care Technician at Best Friends Castleton, joined our team in early October. With a passion for providing quality care to pets of all shapes and sizes, she has ambitions of attending a school of veterinary medicine in the near future. Madison keeps herself busy, and has two additional jobs, one as a Lead Pet Care Technician with PetSuites, and another as the Animal Caretaker of the Humane Society of Johnson County. She received her Bachelor's degree in Biology from Marian University in 2016. When she does manage to find some free time, she loves relaxing at home with her pets, Ember the Irish Wolfhound mix and Grim the kitten, the newest member of the family.
Ember - Doodle/Shepherd Mix, Grim - Cat
Originally from Chicago, Mary took on the position as groomer and joined the team at Freeland Animal Hospital in 2015. After moving to Indianapolis in 2010, Mary worked in different fields before finding her passion in grooming. With her love of animals in mind, Marry graduated from the Animal Arts Academy. In her free time she enjoys going on nature walks, relaxing with her best friend Cannikas, and spending quality time with her friends and family.
Cannikas – Shih Tzu mix, Bubbie - Shih Tzu mix, Penelope - Shih Tzu mix
Jessica joined our team in August as Animal Care Specialist. As someone who has been working with animals for more than five years, she has found success working in a hospital setting for just over a year now. During her day Jessica can be seen caring for the hospital and our boarding patients, giving her the opportunity to give all the love and snuggles that she can. In her spare time she enjoys hiking with her husband and spending time with family & friends.
Bobcat – Cat, Mona Mi – Cat, Izzy – Leopard Gecko, Garth – Leopard Gecko
Gracie came to us about 6 years ago from a client that could no longer care for her. She was overweight and needed to lose about half her body weight! Once we got her to where she needed to be, she has been on a strict diet. She spends her time in the treatment room where it is quieter and less stressful. She is the best cuddler anybody could ask for!
"Dogs have owners, cats have staff" - Unknown
Ragnar (named after a Viking king) came to us as a kitten very cold and weighing only 13 ounces! He has since grown into a healthy, active, sometimes sweet, and mischievous kitty! He’s attempting to fill some big paw prints here at Freeland Animal Hospital, and is learning more each day. He likes to greet people and pets alike. In his free time he likes eating, sleeping, eating, his toy mice, picking on Dr. Premo’s dogs, and did we mention eating?
"In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this." - Terry Pratchett