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Dr. Nancy Bruns

Dr. Nancy J. Bruns

     Dr. Bruns has been a member of the Pine Valley Veterinary Team since 1999.  In 2012, she joined Dr. Graham to become part owner of the practice.  She then assumed full ownership of the clinic in 2014 after Dr. Graham's passing.


     She enjoys establishing relationships with clients so that they can actively participate in the decision making process regarding the health of their pets.  During her career as a veterinarian, she has developed a special interest in managing cancer patients.


     Dr. Bruns enjoys a busy lifestyle balancing her career and family, which consists of her husband, Mark, and their 4 children, Alex, Andy, Ethan, and Emily. In her free time, she likes to go running with her dog, Daisy, who must also share the limelight with Gully, an English Springer Spaniel, and 4 cats, Henry, Gordy, Dru, and Zelda.


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University 1993
Dr. Ben Ealing

Dr. Benjamin Ealing

     Dr. Ealing is a 2005 graduate of Purdue University's College of Veterinary Medicine. His career started as an assistant at the Pine Valley Veterinary Clinic during his summers home form Purdue. After graduation, he spent the early part of his career practicing in Central Indiana. Dr. Ealing focuses his practice on caring for dogs and cats as well as the owners who love them. He has a special interest in internal medicine, pain control, and anesthesia. 


     Dr. Ealing has now moved back home to Fort Wayne with his wife and fellow veterinarian, Dr. Mary Oxley-Ealing, and their twin sons. They currently have a cat, a bearded dragon, and fresh waterr aquariums. When he is not at the clinic, he spends his time running, chasing twin boys, playing the guitar, and spending time with his wife.


     Dr. Oxley is also joining the practice and they are both very excited to rejoin the Pine Valley family, back where it all started.


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University 2005

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Dr. M. Dennis Graham

March 11, 1947-September 11, 2014


It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Dr. M. Dennis Graham Thursday, September 11, 2014.


Education and Career

A graduate of Purdue University's School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Graham opened the doors of Pine Valley Veterinary Clinic in 1979. Prior to this, Dr. Graham proudly served in the USAF Veterinary Corps and practiced in St. Louis, Missouri and Rochester, New York prior to making his permanent home in Fort Wayne.

Dr. Graham always had an intense love for his profession and his patients. He practiced mainly in the areas of small animal general medicine and surgery, although he developed a strong love for and a professional interest in canine and feline cardiology.



Dr. Graham was a self-proclaimed "hosta-holic," as he dearly loved his garden at home with as many of these shade perennials as his yard would hold! He also enjoyed the scenery at his house, as he was the proud owner of many Koi and other goldfish varieties that reside in his Koi pond. He was also an avid lover of all things Purdue University. Dr. Graham attended many Purdue basketball and football games.



Dr. Graham leaves behind 4 children: 2 sons (Shaun and Brooke) and 2 daughters (Erika and Cotter). He and his wife, Abby, shared their home with their 2 dogs, Linnhe and Romeo.


Dr. Graham will certainly be missed by all who knew him.


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University
Mary, Giggles, & Olive

Mary Osbun

Mary has been with the Pine Valley Veterinary Clinic since the clinic opened in July of 1979.


Mary chooses to work in a "part-time" capacity most of the time.   A "road warrior," Mary travels thousands of miles a year to attend dog shows to exhibit her English Springer Spaniels.  Her success in the ring has included competing several times in the Westminster Dog Show.


Mary is an active member of the English Springer Spaniel Field Trial Association, and the Northestern Indiana Kennel Club.  She is an invaluable source of information on how to locate reputable breeders for purebred dogs.


Most recently, Mary has been showing her young dogs, Tracea, Olive and Giggles in Conformation as well as training in Agility and basic Obedience.

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  • Northeastern Indiana Kennel Club
  • English Springer Spaniel Field Trial Association
  • Fort Wayne Obedience Training Club, Inc
Ann, Giggles, & Olive

Ann Underwood

Ann has made a career of veterinary medicine and has been an invaluable part of PVVC since January of 1990. 


She spent many years assisting in exam rooms and helping out in the back. While she can still be found doing these things from time to time, she can primarily be found in her office, hard at work as Pine Valley's Business Manager.


Ann and husband, Bay, have 3 orange cats, Decon, Damon, and Deion, who are all littermates.

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    Ann offers in-home pet sitting as a side practice, offering caring, compassionate care for your pets in your home!


Cindy Beard, BA, BS, AS

     Cindy joined the Pine Valley Veterinary Clinic team on September 8, 2020. She was born and raised in Fort Wayne and Columbia City. Aside from her time away for college, she has chosen to remain in Fort Wayne to be close to her family.


     Cindy decided that she wanted to work with animals when she was in the 3rd Grade and put her mind into doing so. She graduated from Purdue University's Veterinary Technology program in 1986. In her quest for knowledge she has also completed a BS in Psychology and a BA in Forensic Science.


     Cindy lives with a variety of animals including her 2 Golden Retrievers, Tris and Teyla, 2 cats, Rebecca and Isaac, and 3 rabbits. When she is not at the clinic, she enjoys competing with her dogs in Agility, Nosework, and Obedience. She has also raised Leader Dog puppies for many years and currently works as the Leader Dog Puppy Counselor for Northeast Indiana and Northwest Ohio.

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  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology, Purdue University 1986
Tiffany & Olive

Tiffany Hass, BS, RVT

     Tiffany joined the Pine Valley team in January 2013. She married her high school sweetheart, Josh, in June 2013, their daughters Brielle and Brooklyn have since joined the PVVC family.


     Her four-legged children include Leilah, a beagle mix, and her cats Snickers, Maxie, Randall, and Bernard.


     Tiffany loves watching NFL football, and is a dedicated Green Bay Packers fan. "Go, Pack, Go!" 


  • Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology, Purdue University 2011
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology, Purdue University 2012

Allayna Buzzard, RVT

     Allayna joined the PVVC team as an extern from Brown Mackie College in July of 2015.  We liked her so much that we decided to keep her, and she was hired on full-time in September of 2015.  She then graduated from Brown Mackie and took her national board exam to become a Registered Veterinary Technician in December of 2015.


     Prior to coming to Pine Valley, Allayna has worked in pet stores and grooming salons.


     Allayna lives with her husband, Taylor, and their sons, Elias, Lucas, and Beckham.  She also shares her home with their three dogs Zeke, Leila, and Samson, and her cockatiel, Cleo.


Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology, Brown Mackie College 2015



Ashley Jordan, BSAS, RVT

     Ashley attended Purdue University where she received a  Bachelor's in Animal Science and an Associates in Veterinary Technology. She then moved to Indianapolis where she worked as a RVT for 8 years. She then returned to Fort Wayne and began working at the Pine Valley Veterinary Clinic in May of 2017.


     Ashley's combined love of animals and science lead her to working in Veterinary Medicine. As a valued member of our team, Ashley's duties include: collecting and running lab samples, monitoring animals under anesthesia, caring for hospitalized patients, assisting the veterinarians, taking radiographs, and client education, to name a few.


     Ashley shares her home with her cat, Tickle. When she is not in our office, she enjoys a variety of outdoor adventures, reading, watching movies, and being crafty.


  • Bachelor's of Animal Science, Purdue University
  • Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology, Purdue University

Danielle (Dani) Berg, RVT

      Dani joined the Pine Valley Veterinary Clinic in October of 2021 as a Registered Veterinary Technician. She was born in Indianapolis, raised in St. Louis and Fort Wayne, where she graduated from IBC Vet Tech Institute in 2014.


      Dani decided to enter the veterinary field because she loves being able to help animals and the people who love them. She feels that pets are our family and should receive the same level of care. She can often be seen assisting the doctors in the exam rooms. She also has a special interest in weight management for pets and is pursuing certification as a nutrition coach through NAVC (North American Veterinary Community). She also has a love for Corgis and Calico cats!


      Dani lives with her pomeranian mix, Coal, and 3 calico cats, Checkers, Korra, and Kiwi. Family is very important to Dani. Along with her parents and 2 sisters, she has 7 nieces and nephews she enjoys spending time with!


  • Associate of Apllied Science in Veterinary Technology, IBC Vet Tech Insitute, 2014

Hannah Weil

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Jacque Watkins

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Emilee Strezinski

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Kayli Hensley

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Shannon Hayes

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Amber Carnahan

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Jenna & Freyja

Jenna Janda, BGS

Jenna started in 2003 as a high school intern, and continued as a Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist for several years. The ever changing computer system has made her our in-house IT department. She eventually took on our diet inventory management and is very knowledgeable about the veterinary diets that we carry. As changes in technology has progressed, the IT part of her job has become more prominent, adding in Social Media and website management to her job. 


She married Nick in January of 2009. They only have four-legged children in their home: 2 cats, Morgana and Anubis, and 3 dogs, Loki and Flytish the rescue Pit Bulls, and Freyja, an American Staffordshire Terrier. They enjoy a number of family, outdoor activities with their dogs including: Jeeping, canoeing, camping, hiking, and running, having completed a number of 5Ks with and without the dogs as running partners. In recent years she has begun training in different canine sports with Flytish and now Freyja. They train and compete in AKC Obedience, Rally, Agility, and Conformation. 

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  • Bachelor of General Studies, Minor of Dance, IPFW 2009

Emily Grant

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Michelle (Mitch) Barnes

Mitch started at the PVVC in October 2021 as a Client Relations Specialist. Born and raised in Fort Wayne, she grew up in a home full of love for animals and has raised her kids and grandkids the same way. 


Mitch began working in the veterinary field in the mid-90s as front-end staff. Over the years, she also worked as a Veterinary Assistant and a groomer. She then worked as front-end staff in various human medical offices for several years. 


Mitch and her fiance, James, have been together for a number of years. Between the two of them they have 6 children and 6 grandchildren that they enjoy spending time with. They share their home with 3 mixed breed dogs, Lucy, Bug, and Moby, and 6 cats, Vinny, Benny, Lilly, Gracie, Moo, and Buddy.

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Rita Koontz

Rita Koontz

Rita has a background in pharmaceutical sales, but due to her love of animals made a transition to the veterinary field and has worked in the front end for 13 years.


She retired in December 2015 and it lasted 10 weeks! She missed the interactions with the clients and their pets. She feels fortunate to have had the opportunity to re-enter the field part-time at Pine Valley Veterinary Clinic in March 2016.


Rita shares her home with her husband, Mike, and their dog, Max. She has two grown sons and two grandsons.

Client Relations Specialist

Rita enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and doing yoga.

She manages to keep herself very busy in her semi-retired state.

Brittani Nicodemus

Brittani started her career at the Pine Valley Veterinary Clinic as a Client Relations Specialist in July of 2022. This is her first position working in veterinary medicine, and she is constantly learning new and exciting things.


Brittani has always had a strong love for animals, growing up working on her family farm. She also spent a number of years participating in 4-H with various animals from the farm.


Brittani lives with her fiance, Eric, and their daughters, Brooklyn and Brinlee. In their home they have 2 dogs, Nash and Hank, as well as 2 cats, Mr. Kitty and Charles. They all continue to help on the family farm and enjoy spending time outdoors together.

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