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Avalon Doctors & Staff


Larry Mitchell, DVM

Dr. Mitchell graduated in 1973 from Purdue’s vet school.  He has been at Avalon Animal Clinic since it opened in 1979, owning the practice for the majority of that time.  He is the ultimate outdoorsman, enjoying both rod and fly-fishing.  Dr. Mitchell is married and has twins.  His son is in the Marine Corps, and his daughter is a registered veterinary technologist that is an instructor at the Vet Tech Institute at International Business College.

Shannon Kiley, DVM

Dr. Kiley is also a Purdue graduate, and has worked part time for Avalon for since 2002.   She enjoys spending time with her husband, Virgle and entering her three flat coat retrievers in hunt tests and obedience competitions. When she’s not working with her dogs, she can be found working at the barn with her hunter/jumper horse. She also has a special interest in canine/feline behavior.

Dr. Philip Kaiser

Dr. Kaiser is a Purdue graduate and has worked part time for Avalon since 2010.

Carmen Temple

Carmen is still here! She has been at Avalon since the clinic opened in 1979! She has been married for many years to her husband Dave, and has a son Evan, who is now in the Army and stationed in Alaska. She spends most of her “free time” taking care of her animals and going to shows. She is very active in raising and showing longhaired Guinea Pigs.

Chris Hopkins

Chris has worked for Avalon Animal Clinic since 1996. Chris and her husband John have a daughter named Tara. She has 2 dogs and 2 cats. In addition, she also has several different exotic pets including turtles, rabbits, geckos, and frogs.

Susan Dobson

Susan has been at Avalon for over 20 years. You will only see her here on Saturday mornings, but can catch her at dog shows, showing her English Cockers. Susan enjoys long bicycle trips with her husband, Terry.

Anita Jackson

Anita has been working at Avalon since September 2003.  She takes care of the boarders and helps out anywhere else in the clinic that is needed.  She enjoys her dog, a cat, and some tropical fish.  Her son, daughter, and grandchildren keep her entertained, as well as some favorite activities like reading, playing games and doing artwork.

Kristi Jordan

Kristi started working at Avalon in the spring of 2006.  You will see her throughout the hospital, working as a receptionist, kennel attendant and technician.  When not working or studying, she enjoys reading mysteries and running.  She is currently training for a marathon!  Kristi is married and has 2 dogs and 1 cat.

Baranda Pierce

Baranda Pierce has been working at Avalon since October 2007, but has been in the animal field since 1997.  She enjoys spending time with her husband Ryan and their 3 daughters.  In her free time she likes eating good food, enjoying music and movies, and keeping up with her dogs, cats, and pet rats.

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Avalon Animal Clinic

8076 North Shadeland Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46250
Phone: (317) 842-4618
Fax: (317) 845-5131
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Office Hours

Mon - Tue: 07:30 AM - 06:00 PM
Wed: 07:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Thu - Fri: 07:30 AM - 06:00 PM
Sat: 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sun: Closed

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