Our Team

Our caring and compassionate ​​​​​​​veterinary care team!

If you ask Google, our reviews say we rank with the best of the best when it comes to the quality of our facilities, the level of our technology, and the competence of our professional staff.

We’re not sure if this makes us different from the other vets nearby, but we know for sure what makes Windermere Animal Hospital more than just an animal hospital.

Everyone who works here understands that to our clients, pets are more than animals. And we treat them accordingly. That’s why work experience and academic credentials aren’t enough to get hired here. We look for people who are capable of finding joy in the happiness of a freshly groomed dog at check out time. People who understand at a personal level how hard it is to say goodbye to an old friend.

In short, the kind of people you would trust with the health of a family member. Take a moment to meet them. Better yet, stop by with your pet for a visit. You’ll feel the love immediately.


Roger E. Nix, D.V.M.

Dr. Nix, originally from Southern Indiana, graduated from Purdue’s School of Veterinary Medicine in 1982 and has been practicing in the Indianapolis area ever since. His clinical interests include canine pediatrics and geriatrics, and his passion for animal joint health inspired the creation of a company to manufacture PetPROPEL, an all-natural Hyaluronic Acid-based joint supplement that he and other veterinarians use to treat age-related joint issues in dogs and cats.

In his free time, Dr. Nix enjoys spending time with his wife and sons. Their family also includes one dog and a flock of chickens devoted to creating a steady supply of fresh eggs. He counts flying, sailing, and traveling as his favorite activities interests outside of the hospital.

Carolyn Kacocha, D.V.M.

Dr. Carolyn Kacocha is from Purdue University in 2000. After graduation, she worked at a 24-hour emergency hospital in Louisville, KY. While working in Louisville, she volunteered for Alley Cat Advocates, the local Trap-Neuter-Return group and Woodstock Animal Foundation for 5 years before returning to Indianapolis area. She became the Medical Director of Indy Feral. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Jeff, their dog Java and four cats.



I have been in veterinary medicine for the past 30 years, 20 years of it working in busy emergency practice and running the ICU department. I have been married to my best friend for 3 years. We have two children, Ashley, a stay at home mom to our two grandsons, and Nick, who is a professional pilot. We love to be outdoors, hiking, biking, camping, kayaking, fishing and sitting by a fire with our grandsons. Life is good.



Donna has worked with Dr. Nix since 1994 as a kennel assistant, bather, and now groomer. Donna graduated from grooming school in 1997. She has been with Windermere Animal Hospital since its 1998 opening. Donna has 2 adult children. Her daughter is an office manager at another animal hospital and her son works homeland security at the Indianapolis airport. She is also a member of the American White Shepherd Association.


Rory has been in the grooming field for 3 years. He has 3 dogs. Rory is a Chicago Cubs fan. He enjoys outdoor activities, disc golf, and cooking.


Lauren has been a groomer for two years. She loves to do creative grooming, including adding some bright colors. Her background is in fine art and theatre. She loves to read science fiction and paint in her free time.


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