Chief-of-Staff and owner of the hospital, Dr. Buchanan is an honors graduate of Wabash College and Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine. He has been in companion animal practice for over 27 years.
Dr. Wiggers, who served as the first staff veterinarian at the hospital, earned her distinguished undergraduate, masters and veterinary degrees from Michigan State University. She has been in private practice for over 25 years.
Dr. Cline graduated from Purdue University Veterinary School in 1989. She has practiced small animal medicine since then, working at The Downtown Veterinarian for the last 11 years. When not caring for our patients, Dr. Cline is busy being with her 3 children, husband, and pets - Peter the dog, Tommy the cat, Penelope and Mo the guinea pigs.
Samantha graduated from the International Business College in 2013 and became registered in the spring of 2014. When she is not at work she enjoys eating all kinds of sushi, riding horses and spending time with her family and friends. She is also a proud owner of 3 furr babies; a chocolate lab named Murphy, a Australian shepherd mix named Charles, and a kitty named Rayne.
Amanda graduated from Purdue University in December of 2012. She is the owner of a 13 year old Toy Poodle named Spunky and two anti-social cats named Stash and Violet. She's an extreme Taylor Swift enthusiast, a Starbucks addict, and a lover of shopping. Her hobbies include pedicures, concerts, and forcing her cats to love her.
Velda started working as an Animal Behaviorist after receiving a BS/BM with a focus in psychology from the University of Phoenix. She works at The Downtown Veterinarian as an Animal Caretaker and at The Indianapolis Zoo as a Seasonal Zoo Keeper.
Gayle has been with The Downtown Veterinarian since September 2007. She is an accomplished artist and has a B.F.A. in Photography from John Herron School of Art. She also humbly bears the title of 'President' to the fan club she began for her two cats, Mushi Alabama and Mango Nevada.
Nikki has been at The Downtown Veterinarian since January 2011. She works in the kennel and assists the technicians and doctors. She chose to join the hospital to pursue her passion in working with and helping animals. In her free time, Nikki enjoys spending time with her daughter.
Mary has been with The Downtown Veterinarian since November 2003. She enjoys spending time with her family- furry and human, and also loves to organize. Mary has 2 dogs; Maggie (Lab mix) and Lucy (Chinese Crested).
Christine has been a Customer Service Representative at The Downtown Veterinarian since Summer of 2012, having previously worked in a similar position at a human medical office. She enjoys daily doses of cute via our adorable patients and her own three cats, Clive, Dan and Clementine. She also likes riding her bike and spending time with her son.
I love sitting on fingers and shoulders and having my head scratched. In my free time, I like to learn new songs to whistle, play the bell on my new hanging toy, and shred my other toys that are made especially for that!