VCA Village Park Animal Hospital

Lisa Mellady, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, Purdue University


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.


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency during normal business hours, please call us immediately. If you have an emergency outside of our normal business hours, please contact a local emergency animal hospital.