Lisa Mellady, DVM, Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Lisa Mellady earned her DVM from the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. Prior to graduating from Purdue University in 1992, she received a BA with a double major in biology and studio fine art. Her love of animals comes from her childhood, growing up near her grandparent's dairy farm in rural New York; she was always surrounded by dogs, cats, and assorted pocket pets. This love of pets continued when her parents moved from New York to Lafayette, Indiana and attended church with the family's veterinarian. During her undergraduate studies she worked in the veterinary field as a kennel attendant, receptionist, and veterinary assistant. After completing her undergraduate studies she spent ten weeks as an extern at the Cincinnati Zoo.
During her nonworking hours Lisa is very busy with her husband Paul and their four young children Colin, Kyle, Ethan, and Alydia. Their four-legged family members are an orange tabby cat, Sandy, that was a stray on our doorstep five years ago and Miss Peety their rat terrier and handy "vacuum" staying close to whomever is eating. Her hobbies include gardening, hiking, bicycling, drawing, painting and clay work when possible. Although right now it is limited to crayon and play-doh work. She currently lives west of Indianapolis in rural Indiana.