About Us

A Word About Horse & Hound Vet Clinic

HHVC is a full-service veterinarian hospital including a pharmacy, surgery suite with state-of-the-art technology and monitoring equipment, on-site digital radiographs, in house blood work, ultrasound, endoscopy, laser surgery (for both small animal and equines), equine hospitalization, fluid therapy, Platelet Rich Plasma, Pro-Stride, IRAP and bone marrow (stem cells) therapy and lameness diagnostics.

In addition to four licensed veterinarians, HHVC maintains a staff of highly trained assistants and registered veterinary technicians.

Your animal’s care is our  number one priority!

What To Expect

A Friendly Greeting

We want you to feel at home in our spacious waiting room.

Genuine Concern

Every one of us is a pet-owner. We will treat your pet like it is our own.

Professional Service

Our staff will provide the expert care your family deserves.

Dr. Angela L. Blackwell

Purdue 1999

Dr. Blackwell graduated from Mooresville High School in 1991. She and her family have lived in Morgan County for over 100 years and she is invested in this community. She attended Purdue University and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science in 1995 and then went on to Purdue's Veterinary School and graduated in 1999. She has a special interest in Equine Practice and started Horse & Hound in 2003 as an all ambulatory practice. Dr. Blackwell has been a certified veterinary chiropractor since 2000. Having an interest in lameness and diagnostics, Dr. Blackwell enjoys continuing education and the newest technology. She is also a very large advocate for the horse. She sits on the board of several 501 C3 rescues and participates in rehabilitation and adoption. She is a member of the AAEP, IAEP, AVMA and IVMA. Her hobbies include three day eventing, dressage, trail riding, fishing, hunting and above all family time.

Dr. Cindy Rowe

Dr. Cindy Rowe

Purdue 1978

Dr. Rowe lives on a farm in Avon where she has miniature horses, donkeys, chickens, dogs, cats and birds. She was born in Louisville, KY and moved to Indiana where she graduated from Carmel High School in 1972. She attended Purdue University and graduated from the School of Veterinary Medicine in 1978. She initially worked as an equine vet for fifteen years before making the switch to small animals. She began full time at HHVC in 2008 and her major focus is the human animal bond. She thrives on education and enjoys educating families on how to have a happy healthy pet. Dr. Rowe was a natural fit for HHVC and we are pleased and lucky to have her!

Dr. Alice Hopper

Purdue 1999

Dr. Hopper joined the staff of HHVC in November 2014. She is a small animal veterinarian and has a particular interest in internal medicine. She is originally from Princeton in southern Indiana. She attended Butler University for her prerequisites and then Purdue University for her DVM. In her spare time she enjoys baking, traveling to National Parks, and spending time with her family.

Dr. Heather Solomon

Purdue 2016

Dr. Solomon grew up on a small farm in Sheridan, IN surrounded by all the horses, dogs, and cats a girl could want. She attended Purdue University and received a Bachelor's degree in Animal Science with a minor in Biology. She spent another 4 years in West Lafayette earning her degree in Veterinary Medicine from Purdue. Afterwards, she completed a year-long equine internship at Conley & Koontz Equine Hospital in Columbia City, IN. Special interests in equine medicine include ophthalmology, internal medicine, wound management, reproduction, and neonatal care. In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching HGTV, and spending time with her husband and all their fur babies. Dr. Solomon joined HHVC in July 2017.

Dawn Schmaltz, RVT

Dawn Schmaltz, RVT

Bel-Rea 2008

Dawn was born in Indianapolis, IN and graduated from Warren Central High School in 1994. She has a special interest in foaling and reproduction and attended a short course at Colorado State University to further her knowledge. Dawn started her career at HHVC in 2008. On the right are Timmy and Mopar.

Caylee Cook

Caylee Cook

Veterinary Assistant

Caylee graduated from Monrovia High School in 2010 and is a Certified Veterinary Assistant through Harrison College. She started working at Horse and Hound in 2013 with small animals. She does our inventory and ordering, but is especially interested in monitoring patients during anesthesia and client education. Her favorite activity is re-watching Vampire Diaries at home with her dogs Mya and Negan while sipping on some wine.

Katie Puckett

Katie Puckett

Veterinary Assistant

Katie started working at Horse and Hound June 2018 and works with both small and large animals. She graduated in 2014 and was active in 4H and gymnastics. She is engaged and getting married in October of 2020. She has 1 horse named Breeze and 2 dogs named Cricket and Cinch. She loves to show her horse in the Indiana Ranch Horse Association. She has an interest in monitoring patients during anesthesia and positioning for radiographs.

Chelsea Hudgins

Chelsea Hudgins

Veterinary Assistant

Chelsea graduated from Mooresville High School in 2014. She started as a small animal assistant at Horse and Hound this year, but has been working in the veterinary field the last 6 years. She is a new mom to a beautiful baby boy and has 2 Great Danes. She likes breadsticks, challenging feline patients, and Libby the Percheron.

Mariah Wyatt Helvie

Mariah Wyatt Helvie

Veterinary Assistant

Mariah graduated from Mooresville High School in 2011 and has an associate Veterinary Technician degree from the Vet Tech Institute at IBC. She has been working for Horse and Hound since August 2015. She works only on small animals, and has a specific interest in client education and phlebotomy. She has been married to her high school sweetheart since 2017, and has 3 dogs and 1 cat. Her hobbies include: video games, Netflix and Chill, singing at church, and recreational softball.

Angel Mitchell (Lead CSR)

Angel Mitchell (Lead CSR)

Customer Service Representative

Angel graduated from Mooresville High School in 2007 and is currently going for her associate Veterinary Technician degree through Penn Foster College. She started working at Horse and Hound May 2018 and has over 10 years customer service experience. She enjoys spending time with her husband, 2 daughters, and 2 dogs.

Sara Ivie (Equine)

Sara Ivie (Equine)

Customer Service Representative

Sara has been involved with horses for over 30 years including as an owner, competitor, and professional saddle fitter, now splitting her time between real estate and Horse & Hound.

Dede Koger (Equine)

Dede Koger (Equine)

Customer Service Representative

DeDe graduated from Purdue in 1984 as an RVT, then obtained a BS degree from Indiana Wesleyan University in 1990. She retired from Lilly in 2017 and began working part-time at Horse and Hound in August of 2019. She has had horses and dogs her entire life and is an avid animal lover. She enjoys spending time on her farm with her husband.

Amber Whitaker

Amber Whitaker

RVT

Amber lives in North Salem but grew up in Lizton. She graduated from Tri-West High School in 2010 an then from Harrison College in 2016 with a Veterinary Technician degree. She worked as a treatment crew technician at Purdue in their large animal hospital for 1 1/2 years & then went to work at Noah's in Speedway as an ICU/ER technician before joining Horse and Hound in November of 2019. Amber is interested in reproduction, foals, both the surgery and medicine side of large animals (most surgery than medicine) and getting to see all the breeds of equine that is out there. Amber likes to go camping with her husband, fishing, shooting, spending loads of time with her 2 dogs; Cool Hand Luke (a.k.a Luke) and Marley and getting tons of loving from her 3 cats; Flower, Clover, and Oreo. Amber also likes fostering puppies when she can. She fostered her first two chihuahua mix puppies right before joining Horse and Hound and absolutely loved the outcome.

Pat

Pat

Handyman

Pat started working at Horse and Hound in August 2016. Pat mows, paints, and maintains the phones and cameras. Pat and his wife, Jo, have 3 horses, 2 dogs, and 1 cat.