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 strives to provide comprehensive care for all dog and cat life stages. 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. As she and her husband are originally from Fort Wayne, they both have strong ties to the community. She takes great pleasure in attending sporting events for her sons or just hanging out with her daughter. 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. Ultimately, Dr. Bruns feels that the loving support, strength, and humor of her family has helped her establish a successful career at the Pine Valley Veterinary Clinic.
- Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University 1993
Dr. Theresa Schenkel
A native of Fort Wayne, Dr. Schenkel has been working as a small animal veterinarian in the area since graduation and has a special interest in small animal wellness/preventative medicine, feline medicine, and small animal dentistry. She is a current member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) and helped Pine Valley Veterinary Clinic to achieve its Cat Friendly Practice Certification in 2013.
Dr. Schenkel and her husband, Brent, have two children, Gracie and Jonathan. They share their home with German Shepherd, Alexis, and two cats; Prince Ali and Brucie. During her free time, Dr. Schenkel enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and relaxing at the lake.
Veterinarian & Feline Advocate
- Bachelor of Science in Biology, University of St. Francis 1999
- Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University 2004
Dr. Pat Funnell
We welcomed Dr. Pat Funnell to the PVVC team in January of 2016. After many years of experience at Allen Veterinary Hospital in Fort Wayne, she decided to make the move to a clinic closer to home. She adds an exotic component to our animal care, as she enjoys seeing any pets from dogs and cats to birds, reptiles, sugar gliders, ferrets, guinea pigs....and almost anything else! She is a member of the Association of Avian Veterinarians.
Dr. Funnell and her husband, Byron, are both Fort Wayne natives. They have one black lab, Ink, as well as horses, chickens, and goats. Their two daughters, Caitlin and Amanda, both got married last summer, which created an empty nest for Dr. Funnell (slight bird pun intended)!
Dr. Funnell works extensively with Soarin' Hawk Raptor Rehab in Fort Wayne (www.soarinhawk.org). It has been exciting to see the many raptors that have been brought in from the very small Eastern Screech Owls to a Bald Eagle!
In her spare time, Dr. Funnell also enjoys helping tutor Burmese children, volunteering at Dove's Nest, and being active in her church.
- Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University 1985
- Specializes in Avian and Exotic Medicine and Surgery
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 has been with the Pine Valley Veterinary Clinic since the clinic opened in July of 1979. She epitomizes a blend of compassion, dedication, and knowledge based on a wide experience in daily practice management and client assistance in veterinary medicine.
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 in Madison Square Garden, NY. You can see pictures and more information about her "Tea" dogs on the Crown Royal English Springer Spaniel website.
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, Bigelow, and Olive in Confermation as well as training in Agility and basic Obedience.
Active Member of:
- Northeastern Indiana Kennel Club
- English Springer Spaniel Field Trial Association
- Fort Wayne Obedience Training Club, Inc
Ann has made a career of veterinary medicine and has been an invaluable part of PVVC since January of 1990. She excels in technical support and has been the primary veterinary assistant for many years. Ann and husband, Bay, have 3 cats, Decon, Damon, and Deion, and a black and white English Springer Spaniel, Devon. Ann is very compassionate and her relationship with her pets exemplifies the depth of the human-animal bond. Know that when you leave your pets with her, she cares for them as she would care for her own!
Ann offers in-home pet sitting as a side practice, offering caring, compassionate care for your pets in your home!
Amy Koch, BS, RVT
Amy has been a proud member of the PVVC team since 2008. She has over 25 years of experience in veterinary medicine and has been a Registered Veterinary Technician since 1996. Amy graduated from Purdue University in 1995 with an Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. She then graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2004 with her Bachelor of Applied Science in Business Management. Amy has a special interest in surgery, anesthesia and emergency medicine. In 2011, Amy took on duties as Pine Valley's Practice Manager. She is also our clinic's OSHA Safety Manager.
Amy is a past instructor for veterinary technnology students, is a past district representative for the Indiana Veterinary Technician Association, and is the past president of the Northeast Indiana Veterinary Medical Association Technician Division.
Amy shares her home with her husband, Kyle, their 2 daughters, Morgan and Taylor, her 3 dogs, Scrappy, Dave and Url, and 5 cats Ocho, Dhyllyn, Dottie, Symba and Joe. She is an avid football watcher and is a fan of the Chicago Bears (her lab is named Url after former Bears player Brian Urlacher). "Go Bears!!" She also enjoys reading, singing with her band, and spending time with her family.
RVT, Practice Manager
- Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology, Purdue University 1995
- Bachelor of Applied Science in Business Management, Indiana Wesleyan University 2004
Kristina became a member of the Pine Valley team in November of 2013. She and her husband, Josh, share their home with her dogs, Lacey and Marley, and 2 cats, Tucker and Lola. They also had their son, Jaxson, who is getting bigger every day!
Prior to coming to Pine Valley, she worked at Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control for 7 1/2 years as an adoption counselor. This makes her a wonderful contact for anyone looking for a new furry addition and for advice on intergating new furry friend into your home.
In her spare time, she enjoys hiking and camping with her husband and son.
- Associate of Science in Criminal Justice, Ivy Tech Community College 2010
Liv joined the Pine Valley staff in June of 2015. She has always had a love of animals and, as a child, dreamed of becoming a zoologist. Upon realizing the math and science requirements involved in this career field, she decided upon the more realistic dream job of "Veterinary Receptionist" instead.
She lives with her husband, Rob, whom she married in September 2014, and their two cats, mischievous, one-eyed Brick and a very judgmental, mustachioed Sid.
Olivia enjoys cooking and baking during her time away from Pine Valley! She keeps us well-fed!
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.
Rita enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and doing yoga.
She manages to keep herself very busy in her semi-retired state.
Jenna Janda, BGS
Jenna started at PVVC in September 2003 as a high school intern and was hired full-time when she graduated. She is responsible for much of our IT support within the clinic, and is our IT superhero! She specializes in working with our website, Facebook, Google+, Online Store and Petly pages, as well as our internal computer system.
She shares her home with her husband Nick, who has been serving our country through the U.S. Air Force since 1996, her pit bulls, Loki and Flytish, and her cats, Morgana and Anubis.
Outside of the clinic, her family enjoys camping, hiking, and canoeing with the dogs, and Jeeping. She is currently working on advanced training with their youngest dog, and is competing in Rally where Flytish has received her Rally Novice title, Obedience with her Companion Dog title, is competing in Rally Advanced, as well as training for further Obedience and beginning Agility.
Social Media Coordinator
- Bachelor of General Studies, Minor of Dance, IPFW 2009
- Plan: Bachelor in Business Administration, Management, and Marketing, IPFW
Jamie Baines, RVT
Jamie joined the Pine Valley team in June of 2010. She has worked in several different types of clinics, including a feline specialty clinic. Her family includes a cat named Donatello (named after the Ninja Turtle, of course), a Lab Mix named Leonard, and a Border Collie named Kera.
Jamie's special areas of interest are dentistry and anesthesia.
She enjoys spending time with her family. She enjoys the outdoors; including fishing, camping, hiking, and walking the dogs.
- Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology, Purdue University 2001
Tiffany Hass, BS, RVT
Tiffany joined the Pine Valley team in January 2013, and married her high school sweetheart, Josh, in June 2013.
Her four-legged children include Leilah, a beagle mix, and her cats Snickers, Maxie, Randall, and Bernard. She also has a hamster named Charlotte.
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 son, Elias. She also shares her home with their three dogs Zeke, Leila, and Samson.
Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology, Brown Mackie College 2015
Stephanie Davis, BS, RVT
Stephanie joined the Pine Valley team in December of 2016 as a Registered Veterianry Technologist. She graduated from Purdue University with a BS degree in Veterinary Technology and has been working as a small animal RVT since. Stephanie married her high school sweetheart in September 2016.
She shares her home with her husband, Ethan. They currently don't have any pets, but plan to in the future.
In her free time she enjoys baking (especially home-made bread) and spending time with her family and friends.
- Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology, Purdue University 2014
- Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology, Purdue University 2015
She back! After time away getting married and riding horses, Erin is with us again as of 2015, and we couldn't be happier to have her back!
Erin is an avid equestrian. She owns one horse, Forest, and they do Hunt Seat riding and jumping. She also teaches English riding lessons at a local stable.
Erin shares her home with her husband, Luke, and their 2 dogs, Sampson and Eloise, and 2 cats, Dixon and Rhoda.
In her free time she enjoys horseback riding, spending time with family and friends and, playing with her pets.
Bachelor of Science in Vet Med and Biology, Minor in Chemistry University of Findlay 2007
Logan was our high school intern from DeKalb High School beginning September of 2009, and has been with us ever since. Logan is now an assistant and helps the doctors and technicians immensely. He is trying to observe all that he can at Pine Valley during his tenure here. Logan's kindness and compassion calm even the most nervous pets.
Logan began classes at IPFW in August 2010 to pursue a career in Veterinary Medicine as a veterinarian.
Logan loves all kinds of music. He also works part-time as a DJ with one of his friends! He shares his home with his son, Kaiden, and cat, Meep.
- Plan: Bachelor of Science in Biology, IPFW 2016
Kayla started at Pine Valley in the spring of 2016. She graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in December of 2015. She hopes to continue her studies at the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine after gaining some experience.
Kayla's free time is normally occupied by her 5 cats, Scooby, Princess, Chloe, Ali, and Madeline, and her dog Jasmine.
- Bachelor of Science in Biology, Purdue University 2015
Melissa Moore, RVT
Melissa has been a part of Pine Valley's team since 2008. She has an interest in animal behavior. She currently teaches a class for expectant moms with pets as a licensed presenter for the "Dogs and Storks" program.
While Melissa has chosen to be a stay-at-home mom, she will still be here from time to time as a relief technician when we need her.
Melissa and her husband, Chris, have three dogs and and two daughters, Reagan and Kaelyn. She enjoys spending time with family and hanging out at the lake.
- Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology, Purdue University 1997
Chelsea started as a high school intern in 2010. After graduation, she became a permanent member of the Pine Valley family as a Veterinary Assistant. She graduated from college in 2014 as a Radiologic Technologist. She has been able to incorporate her degree in radiology into her work at PVVC.
Chelsea has trained in restraint, reception, and many other areas of the hospital. She loves animals and wants to take them all home! Although Chelsea is very part-time at Pine Valley, she loves working with our clients and patients.
Chelsea and her family share their home with dogs Hemi, Daisy, and Roma, (Maltese), Pumpkin (cat), Jacque (huge fish), Tippy (turtle), and Hammy (hamster).
- Bachelor of Science in Radiology Technology, IPFW 2014
Kayli joined us in August of 2010 for an 8-week veterinary technician externship. She then graduated and was hired on full time! She excels in patient care and client relations.
Kayli shares her home with her husband, Dustin, and her English Springer Spaniel, Demi. They are currently enjoying time with thier first child, Judah, born September 2015.
In December 2016, Kayli made the decision to be a stay-at-home mom. Although she plans to be at home with Judah and Demi most of the time, she may be seen helping out on occasion.
- Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology, IBC Vet Tech Institute 2010
Natalie Singleton, BS
Natalie joined our team at PVVC in May of 2010. She graduated from IPFW where she majored in Biology and minored in Psychology. Her future plans are to become a veterinarian and work in a small animal practice. She is well on her way towards that goal, as she is currently enrolled at Purdue University's School of Veterinary Medicine.
Although she is away at school, she will still be working with us over her breaks from school.
In her free time, Natalie enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends. She loves cuddling with her three cats, Guy, Finn, and Bo (even though they are really naughty), and her English Lab, Twinkie.
- Bachelor of Science in Biology, IPFW 2013
- Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine August 2014-Current
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