Meet Our Staff

Our team of support staff keep all of the gears turning at Maplewood Animal Hospital. Click on any of our staff to learn more about them, and give us a call at 765-284-3393 or make an appointment online to meet them!

Eloise Wiertel

Eloise Wiertel

Start Date:June 1989
Hometown:Chicago, Illinois
Education:MS Western Illinois University
Hobbies:Gardening, sports, and reading
Fun Fact:I wanted to be an author.

What is the best part about the clients here at Maplewood?

Very down to earth and personable.

Melissa Bromwell

Melissa Bromwell

Start Date:September 2004
Hometown:Yorktown, Indiana
Education:Associate of Science in Professional Accounting & Business Admin
Hobbies:Reading and Family Time
Fun Fact:I’ve been happily married for 14 years!

What is your favorite thing to do with your pets?

Sleep! Also playing fetch or taking them to swim.

Debby Kefover

Debby Kefover

Start Date:May 2018
Hometown:Boston, Massachusetts
Education:Veterinary Technician - Pima Medical Institute
Hobbies:Gardening and trying to decipher Dr. Fipp’s handwriting!
Fun Fact:All my pets have been named after locations in Massachusetts

What’s the best part about the clients here at Maplewood?

Very caring and compassionate about their pets!

Danielle Smith

Danielle Smith

Start Date:May 2019
Hometown:Dayton, Ohio
Education:Registered Veterinary Technician - Harrison College of Veterinary Technology
Hobbies:Learning to play electric guitar and drawing
Fun Fact:I studied American Sign Language and was enlisted in the Army!

Why did you decide to become a vet tech?

I always wanted to help sick animals. I love what I do!

Aaron Brewer

Aaron Brewer

Start Date:June 2019
Hometown:Muncie, Indiana
Education:Attending Penn and Foster to become a Vet Tech
Hobbies:Being with my 5 animals, video games, spending time with my wife
Fun Fact:I have been with my wife for 7 years

Why did you decide to work with animals?

I was out of work for awhile and was hired as an animal control officer. It was not until this point in my life that I realized I loved working with animals and seeing sick animals become better. After 10 months as an officer, I knew what I wanted to do in this life was to help animals in any way I can. There is no greater feeling of accomplishment.

Amber Hickey

Amber Hickey

Start Date:January 2020
Hometown:Muncie, IN
Education:Starting tech school soon!
Hobbies:Painting and baking
Fun Fact:I had my nose broken twice by the same person in cheerleading

What is your favorite thing to do with your pets?

My dogs really enjoy walks!

Mary Parrish

Mary Parrish

Start Date:July 2019
Hometown:Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
Education:Pre-vet/Biology at Ball State University
Hobbies:Spending time with friends and playing with my dog Lucy
Fun Fact:I can play expert level on Guitar Hero

What is your favorite part of being a vet tech?

I genuinely love providing my utmost care and love to the patients that come through our door!

Melissa St. Clair

Melissa St. Clair

Position:Practice Manager
Start Date:November 2018
Hometown:Bunker Hill, Indiana
Education:Business Management – Indiana Wesleyan University, Masters of Management and Leadership – WGU
Hobbies:Spending time with family, and karaoke
Fun Fact:Sang the National Anthem at the Indians game

What is your favorite thing to do with your pets?

Charlie is very active and loves all games where he can run. His favorite thing to do is swim and chase ducks. Giving him a bath after is not my favorite thing to do, but I do it frequently just so he can do what he loves!

Lauren Candiano

Lauren Candiano

Position:Accounting/Marketing
Start Date:October 2018
Hometown:Gaston, Indiana
Education:Business Administration and Leadership – Ball State University
Hobbies:Horseback riding, camping, and hanging out with friends
Fun Fact:I owned a llama named Larry

What is your favorite thing to do with your pets?

My dog loves to go to the lakes, so we always make sure to take him swimming as many times a year as we can.