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 has provided relief veterinary services for the past 5 years, including some time at Cedar Creek Veterinary Clinic and the Animal Hospital of Syracuse. She and her husband, Brad, have three children, Emily, Michael and Elizabeth.
Angela Braun, DVM
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. She enjoys fostering neonatal kittens and loves helping educate others on feline husbandry. When she's not caring for her four current felines: Chester, Mabel, Dorothy and Harriet, she is backpacking and hiking with her family and husband, Max.
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 graduated from International Business College in 2016 with an associate degree in Veterinary Technology. She has been a part of the Cedar Creek family since June of 2017. Adrianne recently welcomed her Irish Setter Roo and Gordon Setter mix Wrangler into her home. She has a special place in her heart for any chihuahua or tortoise she sees and plans to add a tortoise to her family soon. In her spare time she enjoys caring for her home, spending time outdoors, investing time in her family and friendships.
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. In her spare time, she enjoys the outdoors, photography, refinishing furniture 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 two dogs, Leonard and Kera, Donatello the cat and a bearded dragon, Steve.
Bre graduated from Western Illinois University in 2015 where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology with an emphasis in Zoology and a double minor in Animal Science and Psychology. She began her career in the veterinary field shortly after graduation and has been gaining experience ever since. Bre and her husband, Kooten, moved to Fort Wayne in June 2020 and she joined our team soon after in July. She has a special interest in working with geriatric animals and animals with special needs. She currently has four rescued pets: Mulligan, a Golden Retriever mix; Filson, an Irish Setter; Tarly, an English Setter and a cat named Mc. In her spare time Bre enjoys spending time with her husband and pets. Their favorite hobbies are hiking, camping and canoeing.
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. 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.
Client Relations Specialists
Christie started off her career in Veterinary Medicine as a receptionist at St. Joe Vet. in 2000. Christie worked her way up from receptionist to Hospital Administrator during her 14 years there. She has always had a love for animals and a passion for excellence and client service. She and her husband, Eric, have three children, Kaitlynn, Madelynn and Zachary. She also has a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Graycie.
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 a dog named 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.