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"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened."  ~Anatole France

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Dr. Jon Culbertson

Born and raised only a few miles away from the clinic in rural Boone County, Dr. Jon grew up on a grain and agricultural farm, while also raising cattle and hogs. In true to staying local, Dr. Jon completed both pre-veterinary and veterinary school at Purdue University.​ He practiced one year at the Greensburg Veterinary Clinic in southern Indiana before moving back home in 1988 with the opportunity to own and operate his very own Veterinary Practice! Dr. Culbertson has been with the Thorntown Veterinary Clinic for over 25 years now and has dedicated his life to serving our community!

Dr. Culbertson is married to practice manager, Paula Culbertson. They have two adult children, Jacob and Jillia. They have one dog, a Shih Tzu named Daphannie, and one cat named Leuk.

Dr. Sarah Carl

Raised in rural Boone County and graduating from Purdue University in 2019, Dr. Sarah Carl is a hometown veterinarian. Growing up, Dr. Sarah's family farmed so she got to

experience the ups and downs of raising horses, cattle, llamas, goats, and sheep, alongside cats and dogs. Her interest in science, her passion for animals, and the joy of no two days ever being the same guided her towards practicing veterinary medicine.

You'll see Dr. Sarah around the clinic in surgery, seeing small animals, and on the farm taking care of the larger animals. When she's not busy here, she is a Boone County 4-H volunteer and helps on her family farm.

Dr. Sarah, her husband, Josh, and their 3 boys have settled here in Boone County and we are honored to have her as part of the TVC family!

Dr. Sarah Carl holding her diploma from Purdue
Dr. Christopher Williams

Dr. Christopher Williams

We were excited to have Dr. Christopher Williams join our Thorntown Veterinary Clinic team in June 2022! Dr. Williams earned a B.S. in Biology from Wheaton University in 2018, and received his DVM from Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine in May of 2022.

Dr. Chris has a special interest in reading and interpreting cytology results, and along with Dr. Sarah, has helped us to expand our services to provide basic care to our clients who own horses. On a case-by-case basis, Dr. Chris is also able to treat some exotic patients, such as rabbits, ferrets, some avian and some reptiles.

Dr. Williams and his wife, Kari, have a chocolate English Labrador named Glenn, and a Goldendoodle named June. When Dr. Chris isn't taking care of your furry family members, he enjoys board games, church, and reading - especially Sci-Fi fantasy!

Dr.Emily Willis

Bio coming soon!

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Dr. Shannon Kiley

Dr. Kiley is a 1991 Purdue graduate haling from a Notre Dame family. She grew up in the Indianapolis area with a love for animals, often following any furry critter that she could find. Not only did her love for animals grow, but her passion to share her knowledge and love of animals with others blossomed.

Dr. Kiley has a special interest in animal behavior and dog training. She offers in-clinic behavior consultations, which include developing a behavior modification program and pharmaceutical therapy if needed.

Dr. Kiley has 3 wonderful Flat-Coated Retrievers, and William, a Norwegian Fjord Pony. In her free time, she is competing with her dogs in conformation, obedience and hunt trials. She also enjoys riding dressage with William.

Dr. Kiley embracing her flat-coated retriever
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