Cedar Creek Veterinary Clinic Team
Dr. Koesters is co-owner of Animal Hospital of Syracuse, Cedar Creek Veterinary Clinic and Aboite Animal Hospital. He earned his DVM from Purdue University in 2002. He has worked in Fort Wayne since that time. He and his wife, Jodi, have three girls: Raelyn, Maylee, Layna, and twin boys, Reid and Rube. They also have a black Labrador retriever named Charlotte.
Brian Koesters, DVM
Dr, Stover received her bachelors degree from Taylor University in 1999 and DVM degree from Purdue University in 2006. In her final year of veterinary school, she was awarded the G. Edward Cummins Compassionate Care Award by her peers and professors.
She partnered with Dr. Chastain and Dr. Koesters in ownership of Animal Hospital of Syracuse, Cedar Creek Veterinary Clinic, and Aboite Animal Hospital. She enjoys preventative and internal medicine and has a special interest in holistic medicine. She and her husband Chris have two children, Grayson and Charley Jo and a Bernese Mountain Dog named Eevee.
Jamie Stover, DVM
Dr. Chastain is a co-owner at the Animal Hospital of Syracuse, Cedar Creek Veterinary Clinic and Aboite Animal Hospital. He graduated from DePauw University in 1988 and received his D.V.M from Purdue University in 1992. He previously was a veterinarian in Ft. Wayne at St. Joe Center Veterinary Hospital from 1992 to 2012. He has a special interest in veterinary dentistry/oral surgery and enjoys general medicine and surgery. Dr. Chastain's wife, Tonya, is an elementary school teacher in Northwest Allen Community Schools. They have 3 children, Chandler, Caitlyn, and Caroline, and a cat named Pedro.
William Chastain, DVM
Dr. Braun received her bachelor's degree from Clemson University in Clemson, SC in 1999 and her D.V.M degree from the University of Georgia in 2003. She moved to Fort Wayne after graduation, where she practiced full time at a clinic for 9 years. She then started teaching part-time at the Vet Tech Institute at International Business College in Fort Wayne, and acted as their program veterinarian for 2 1/2 years. Dr. Braun provided relief veterinary services for Cedar Creek Veterinary Clinic and the Animal Hospital of Syracuse and is now working at Cedar Creek full time. She and her husband, Brad, have three children, Emily, Michael and Elizabeth, as well as 2 cats.
Angela Braun, DVM
Dr. Fidler received her bachelor’s degree from Ohio University and then went on to receive her D.V.M. from Mississippi State in 2015. She enjoys preventative medicine and soft tissue surgery and has a special interest in dermatology. She moved to Fort Wayne after graduation and met her husband Aaron. They have a wonderful daughter, Millie, a dachshund, Benning, and two ornery cats, Frank and Ava. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and trying new foods and recipes.
Sarah Fidler, DVM
Dr. Grybow received her bachelor’s and master’s degree from Indiana
University and then went on to receive her Doctorate of Veterinary
Medicine from Purdue University in 2023. She has a special interest in
integrative medicine and enjoys both general medicine and surgery.
She moved to Fort Wayne after graduation with her husband Kris.
They have two active dogs, Cato and Chance, and a cat named
Charlie. During her free time she loves baking, hiking with her
husband and dogs, and traveling to Disney World whenever possible.
Meagan Grybow, DVM
Theresa Schenkel, DVM
Dr. Theresa Schenkel is a native of Fort Wayne. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Saint Francis and later received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2004 from Purdue University. She is an active member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners, the AVMA, IVMA and past president of the Northeast Indiana Veterinary Medical Association. Since graduation, she has remained in Fort Wayne and practiced small animal medicine. She has developed a special interest in both veterinary dentistry and feline medicine and has completed many hours of continual education in both of these areas. She and her husband, Brent, have two children: Jonny and Gracie. Their household also consists of three cats: Prince Ali, Brucie and Frank, as well as a German Shepherd named Sage. In her downtime, she enjoys watching her son play hockey and her daughter dance. She also enjoys reading, running and spending time at the lake.
Registered Veterinary Nurses
Charlotte graduated in 2016 with an associate degree from the Veterinary Technology Institute at International Business College. She has since developed a passion caring for critical patients who require a little extra TLC and also has a special interest in holistic medicine. She enjoys backpacking and hiking with her family, husband, Max, and their daughter.
Michelle has an associate degree in Biology from IPFW and
an associate degree in Veterinary Technology from Purdue
University. She worked at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo for
several years before entering into general veterinary practice
& has been in general practice for almost 17 years. She has a
strong interest in animal dentistry, nutrition and client
education. She dedicates herself to aiding animals and being
their advocate. Michelle, along with her husband Andy, have a Golden retriever named Luna, and 4 cats - Hobbes, Wally, Lenny & Penny.
Adrianne began her time at Cedar Creek in June of 2017. Born and raised in Fort Wayne, she attended International Business College where she obtained her associate degree in Veterinary Technology in 2016. She enjoys helping people by helping their beloved pets. She also greatly enjoys her role of inventory manager at Cedar Creek. She currently has an Irish Setter named Roo, a setter mix named Wrangler and a Western Hermann’s tortoise named Ellenor. She would also love to own another Chihuahua one day – her favorite breed. Outside of work she enjoys investing in her family and friendships, doing home projects and traveling to explore new places.
Before finding her calling to veterinary medicine, Kandyce spent 10 years in the U.S. Army. Afterwards, Kandyce obtained her associate degree in Veterinary Technology in 2015 from McLennan Community College in Waco, TX. After graduation she worked at a large and small animal clinic, gaining experience with household pets, farm animals and wildlife. In 2017 she moved to Indiana, and joined the Cedar Creek family in 2019. She is happily married to her husband Chris, and they have 5 wonderful children: William, Kaitlynn, Andrew, Elaine and Emily. In her spare time she enjoys attending her children's activities, including football, color guard competitions and dance recitals.
Melissa graduated in 1997 from Purdue University with an associate degree in Veterinary Technology. She pursued additional training in canine behavior after graduation, and has been teaching puppy training classes and private lessons since 2001. You can email her at MelissaRVT@yahoo.com for private training lesson pricing and information. Melissa has been working as a Registered Veterinary Technician at several local veterinary hospitals, as well as teaching at the Vet Tech Institute at International Business College. She and her husband Chris have two daughters, Reagan and Kaelyn, along with 2 dogs and a cat. In her spare time she enjoys reading, relaxing at the lake, and volunteering at her daughters' school.
Betsy received her associate degree in Veterinary Technology from Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology of Colorado in 2006. She has enjoyed working in general veterinary practice by aiding her patients in having a voice, as well as giving them a low stress experience. Along with her husband Greg, she has 3 boys who constantly keep them moving and a dog named Zucca. In her spare time, she enjoys the outdoors, photography and spending time with her family.
Jamie graduated from Purdue University in 2001 with an associate degree in Veterinary Technology. She has worked in several clinics throughout her career, and became a part of the Cedar Creek family in 2021. Jamie has a strong interest in small animal surgery and dentistry. When not working she enjoys outdoor activities such as camping, kayaking and hiking with her husband Matt and two children. Jamie also shares her home with three dogs, Leonard, Bindi and Brock Lee, Donatello the cat and a bearded dragon, Steve.
Kelly started at Cedar Creek summer of 2022. She graduated from Purdue University in 2015 with with an associate degree in Veterinary Technology and is currently working on a bachelor degree. She has been in the veterinary profession for over 20 years working in private practice, emergency medicine and teaching through an online veterinary technician program. Kelly enjoys spending time at the lake with her family and traveling. She and her fiance have 2 kids and 2 cats.
Rachel started at Cedar Creek Veterinary Clinic as a high school intern her senior year in 2016. She was hired in later that year and has been working as a Veterinary Assistant ever since. Rachel has acquired some college education in Veterinary Technology through Purdue's Veterinary Technician Distance Learning program. She has not graduated at this point in time but is hoping to become licensed in the near future. When she's not caring for our furry friends that come into the clinic, she's at home cuddling with her own fur baby, Missy. Missy is her 10 year old tortie DSH that has gotten her through the toughest days of growing into adulthood.
Courtney graduated in May 2021 from the University of Saint Francis with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, Pre-Vet. She has worked at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo as an Animal Care Associate and her favorite animal she worked with is the Bat Eared Fox. She has a passion for all animals big and small and will be applying to Veterinary School in the near future. At home she has two Yorkshire Terriers named Gidget and Jem as well as her Husky named Balto. In her free time she enjoys music, dancing and spending time with her family and friends. Courtney joined the Cedar Creek family in June 2021 and looks forward to learning and gaining experience to provide the best care possible.
Tiffany graduated for Manchester College in 2010 with a degree in biology and environmental studies. After college, Tiffany worked at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo for 12 years. She was a zookeeper that worked with a variety of birds, hoofstock, and primates. She was even a tiger keeper for 5 years. Tiffany and her husband, Chad, have a rottweiler named Swarley.
Justin started his animal care career volunteering at Soarin' Hawk Raptor Rehabilitation Center in the winter of 2021. He branched out to small animal companion medicine when he started at Cedar Creek in May 2023. Justin is an avid reader enjoying fantasy and sci-fi novels. In addition to reading, in his spare time he also likes creating 3D models and working on his car. He and his family have a 13 year old Jack Russell terrier named Zeus.
Alyssa started with Cedar Creek as a high school intern during her senior year at Leo High School in 2022. After graduation she was hired as a veterinary assistant. She plans to attend Purdue Fort Wayne majoring in biology with a focus on pre-veterinary medicine. Her family has an adorable corgi named Bella. When Alyssa is not at work she enjoys hanging out with her friends and family and playing tennis.
Olivia grew up loving animals and has been a volunteer at Summit Equestrian Center for the past 10 years. She graduated from Indiana University in May 2023 with a bachelor degree in Arts and Humanities. Olivia is interested in pursuing veterinary nursing in the future. She and her family have a Bernadoodle named Enzo. In her spare time she enjoys riding horses, going to the lake and hanging out with friends and family.
Stacy graduated from the University of Southern Indiana in 2008 with a degree in biology. After college, she worked at the Metro Richmond Zoo in Virginia until 2011 and the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo until the fall of 2023. During her zoo career, she cared for over 120 different species of animals and is now excited explore the world of domestic pets. Stacy is mom to her daughter, Annabelle and their cat, Claude.
Client Relations Specialists
Erica joined Cedar Creek Veterinary Clinic in March of 2019. She interned at another veterinary clinic when she was a junior in high school and continued until she graduated in 2008, and was hired soon after. She has over 13 years of experience working in the veterinary field, but she finally feels at "home" here at Cedar Creek. She and her husband, Charlie, have 3 beautiful daughters Savannah, Norah and Mylah, 2 cats Paisley and Mango and an adorable dog Honey.
Beth joined Cedar Creek Veterinary Clinic in November 2019. She returned to her veterinary family after spending a few years in Southern Indiana and Minnesota. She graduated from Purdue University in 2001 with a degree in Animal Production. Her interest in the veterinary field started shortly after school and has resulted in over 14 years of experience. She loves all animals but holds a special place in her heart for exotics. In her spare time she enjoys being around family and friends, cooking and baking, playing sports, and decorating her home.