"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." ― Anatole France
Dr. Sarah Carl, D.V.M.
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 and passion for animals guided her towards practicing veterinary medicine and the joys of no two days ever being the same.
You'll see Dr. Sarah around the clinic in surgery, seeing small animals and also on the farm to take care of the larger animals. She has also added equine services to the clinic. When she's not busy here, she is a Boone County 4-H Volunteer and helps on her family farm.
Dr. Sarah and her husband Josh have settled in rural Boone County and we are proud to have her part of the Thorntown Veterinary Clinic family.
Dr. Jon Culbertson, D.V.M
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 preveterinary 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 children Jacob and Jillia. They have one dog, a shih tzu named Daphannie and one cat named Leuk.
Dr. Shannon Kiley, D.V.M.
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.
Along with the standard preventative medicine, Dr. Kiley has a special interest in behavior and dog training. She offers in clinic behavior consults which includes developing a behavioral modification program and drug intervention if needed. Dr. Kiley also teaches puppy classes to give clients the tools they need to produce a mentally healthy and well behaved K9 companion.
Dr. Kiley and her husband are avid hikers. She has 4 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 tests. She also enjoys riding dressage with her Fjord pony.