Our Team

Our Team

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.

Doctors

Roger E. Nix, D.V.M.

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, DVM

Carolyn Kacocha, DVM

Dr. Kacocha graduated from Purdue University in 2000. After graduation, she worked at a 24 hour emergency clinic in Louisville, KY. While working in Louisville she volunteered for Alley Cat Advocates, the local Trap-Neuter-Return group and Woodstock Animal Hospital Foundation for 5 years before returning to the Indianapolis area. She became the medical director of Indy Feral. She also worked emergency medicine at Northwood in Anderson. She enjoys spending time with her dog, Java, and four cats.

Mark Graves, DVM

Mark Graves, DVM

Dr. Mark Graves resides in Noblesville with his wife Jeanie. They have one daughter Kristen and two grandchildren. Alex is a medical doctor and graduate of Semmelweis University of Medicine and Iszabel is a sophomore at Park Tudor High School.

Dr. Graves previously owned three verterniary hospitals in Zionsville and the Geist Lake area of Indianapolis (Eagle Park Animal Hospital, Village Pet Doctor and Geist Station Animal Hospital). For the past 18 years he has practiced small animal medicine and surgery in group veterinary practices with locations in Indanapolis, Fishers and Carmel, IN. He has worked with Dr. Roger Nix at both Windermere Animal Hospital and Sherlock Bones Animal Hospital since 2007.

Dr. Graves was educated at Purdue University, graduating in 1969 with his B.S. degree in Animal Science and in 1973 with his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. His special interests are internal medicine, soft tissue surgery and practice management. Dr. Graves is a member of the American Veterinary Medicine Association and regularly participates in continuing education programs both locally and nationally. He also is a member of the Advisory Board of the Vet Tech Institute of Indianapolis.

​​​​Two of Dr. Graves's outside interests are cooking and nature photography with his wife of 51 years. He also is an active member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Carmel, IN.

Managers

Paula

Paula

Paula has been with Windermere Animal Hospital since its inception in 1998. She started as an assistant and then was promoted to Office Manager. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her grandson and family as well as her fuzzy children! She loves horseback riding, camping, swimming, snorkeling, and fishing.

Krista

Krista

Krista has been an assistant in the veterinary field for 6 years. She is a Chicago Cubs fan and enjoys camping, fishing, and hiking with her dog. She is currently pursuing a Biology and Chemistry degree from IUPUI.

Receptionists

Jamie

Jamie

Jamie is a graduate of Vincennes University with an associates degree in law enforcement and Anderson University with a bachelors degree in business. She has worked in the animal field for over 14 yrs, which includes time spent working in the education department at the Indianapolis Zoo. She currently resides In Edgewood, IN with her husband Andrew, son Noah, three cats: Bitty, Tiki, Shadow, and her beagle Ladybug. She enjoys anything animal related and the great outdoors. In her spare time, she helps to collect donations for the animal protection league of Anderson and volunteers at her son's school. She someday hopes to purchase several acres of land where she can provide educational and rescue programs for all animals.

Ariel

Ariel

Ariel graduated from Greenfield Central in 2017. She is currently enrolled in the Vet Tech Program through Penn Foster. She started at Windermere in December of 2017 as a kennel technician and has since moved up to receptionist. She loves traveling and adventure. She has a savannah cat name Mya and has grown up around animals her whole life.

Associates

Brittney

Brittney

Brittney is currently in training to be a veterinary assistant. She enjoys trying new foods, meeting new people, hiking and watching Netflix. She has 3 dogs - Henry. T. Ford, Porsche, and Bentley.

Groomers

Donna

Donna

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 has 2 German Shepherds. She enjoys showing her German Shepherds, Colt, in dock diving and Ice, in obedience and nose work. She is also a member of the American White Shepherd Association.

Rory

Rory

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.

Rory

Lauren

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.

Kennel