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Meet the Team

Our Team

Our staff is a group of kind, passionate, intelligent, talented, and fun individuals that really do enjoy spending time together when they are both in and out of the clinic. Get to know more about each member of the FCPAC team below!

 

Dr. Kurt Phillips

Owner and Veterinarian

Education
Butler University, B.S. in Biological Sciences, 1992
Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, 1996

Professional and Personal
Dr. Phillips has a special interest in canine reproduction and English Bulldogs. He is a married father of two. His family includes Jenner, a Vizsla; Lex, a French Bulldog; and two cats, Lizzie and Spraguey.

When he is not working with animals and running his record store, Square Cat Vinyl, Dr. Phillips loves to see live music and entertain guests in his home.

Dr. Stephanie Beeson

Veterinarian

Education
Southwestern University, 2007 (BS in Animal Behavior)
Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, 2015

Professional and Personal
Dr. Beeson’s special interests include behavioral medicine and pain management. She is a fear free certified practitioner and a Karen Pryor Certified trainer. She shares her home with her husband and two children. Her family includes two dogs, Rusty and Torchy, and two cats, Timmy and Kit Kat.

In her free time, Dr Beeson enjoys gardening, family bike rides and hikes, traveling, and playing Frisbee with her dogs.

Stephanie Baer

Operations Manager

Education
Indiana University, 2001 (BS in Criminal Justice)

Professional and Personal
Stephanie worked in the Criminal Justice field for over 20 years. Her jobs ranged from offering home based services, working in detention centers, being a probation officer, and running a medical records department for a treatment center. She decided to make a career change in order to pursue her love of animals and has been working for Dr. Kurt Phillips since 2012.

Stephanie and her husband, Will, share their home with their family of four cats: Gandalf the White, Dot, Nurgle J. Moose, and Pippen F. Took. They also have their beloved Great Dane, Jett, a rambunctious Beagle, Remi, and a Bichon named Buddy.

In Stephanie’s free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, training in martial arts, reading and playing the piano.

Ken Clarke

Practice Director

Education
Indiana University

Professional and Personal
Ken moved to Indy in August of 2011, from Bloomington, IN, where he started his veterinary medicine career. For as long as he can remember, he has always been surrounded by animals – which bodes well for his love of dogs.

Ken has worked with Dr. Kurt Phillips since 2011 and was integral in the inception of our flagship facility, Mass Ave Animal Clinic, and has now helped establish all facilities that makeup the City Way Animal Clinics family. Beginning his journey as a Veterinary Assistant, Ken quickly grew into the Practice Director, overseeing all City Way facilities. His passion for community outreach, focus on team culture and deep care of animal wellness is heavily driven by the motivation and heartfelt care displayed by his City Way team members each and every day.

He and his husband, Mark, have two dogs: Augi, a French Bulldog, and Brooklin, a Boxer mix. In his free time, you can find him exploring his neighborhood of Fountain Square, traveling, working on his own health and fitness, or diving into a tech-blog!

Nicki Grider

Patient Care Manager

Education
Studied music at Milliken University

Professional and Personal
Nicki comes to our clinic with over 16 years of veterinary experience. She has worked in a variety of positions and is very excited to be back in the veterinary industry.

Nicki lives in Beech Grove with her husband, Barney, daughter, Poppy, four dogs and two cats – it’s a full house! In her spare time, Nicki enjoys reading, watching Netflix, and playing and writing music.

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Catherine Nichols

Lead Customer Service Representative

Education
Xavier University

Professional and Personal
Catherine has been involved in the animal health world since 2011 and is very excited to be on the new team at Fountain Square! She lives on the south side with her “princess,” a husky mix named Luna. When not working, she loves traveling, volunteering and playing with her pup.

Spenser Harper

Customer Service Representative

Education
Ivy Tech, 2013 (Associate’s in Human Services)
IUPUI, 2016 (Bachelor of Social Work) 

Professional and Personal
Spenser’s well-rounded career path has led him to join the animal health field! He’s excited and eager to learn more about veterinary medicine and provide excellent customer service to our clients. In his free time, Spenser enjoys reading, writing, gaming, and diving into the latest science fiction craze. 

Susan Friday

Customer Service Representative

Professional and Personal
Nearing two decades working in her passion of veterinary medicine, Susan’s focus has been customer service and hospital operations. She is excited to be part of the team at City Way Animal Clinics and is looking forward to working in the downtown area! She’s had a variety of pets since her young teenage years and currently has one dog, Hattie, a Pitt mix she and her husband rescued in January 2018. She also has a grand-dog, Emma, who is a German Shepard. Susan is married to John and they have two sons, Trevor and Logan. She enjoys reading, sewing, working in the yard, and spending time with family and friends.

Rachael Thompson

Lead Registered Veterinary Technician

Education
Purdue University, Veterinary Technician Program

Professional and Personal

Rachael is an Indianapolis native and season ticket holder for Indy Eleven. She enjoys visiting craft breweries and listening to podcasts when she’s not working. A real trivia wizard, Rachael has competed in multiple Harry Potter trivia nights and has never lost! She lives with two rescued special needs Basset Hounds, Miles and Otter.

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Jessica Wolfe

Veterinary Assistant

Education
Camden County College – Associates in Veterinary Technology

Professional and Personal
Jessica has been working in the veterinary field since 2010. After recently moving here from New Jersey, she wanted to continue her passion for pets. She resides in Fountain Square with her sister. Together they have a Maine Coon cat, Hailey, two Tortoises, Six and Sweat Pea, and a rescue rat, Cream.

When not at the clinic, Jessica enjoys reading, music, photography, and exploring downtown Indy.

Elizabeth Parrish

Veterinary Assistant

Education
Current Indiana University student studying Animal Behavior

Professional and Personal
Elizabeth is a senior at Indiana University Bloomington studying Animal Behavior. Following undergraduate, she plans to apply to veterinary school to achieve her doctorate in veterinary medicine. Originally from Fort Wayne, Elizabeth currently lives in the Indianapolis area with her fiancé and two dogs. She loves spending her free time walking her dogs around downtown, hiking, or traveling to explore new places.

Michael Otto

Veterinary Assistant

Professional and Personal
Michael started his career in veterinary medicine in Bloomington in 2016.  He is the proud owner of two male cats, Mordecai and Cowboy, and loves animals of all shapes, sizes, and varieties.

He has an interest in all types of music and is involved in two different projects as a drummer. In his free time, he also enjoys skateboarding, hiking, or anything outside.