Veterinary Team

As your family veterinarian, getting to know you and your pets is the best part of our job. We offer personalized care to keep your pets happy and healthy.

Dr. Matthew Cantrell, DVM, CCRP

Dr. Matthew Cantrell, DVM, CCRP

Veterinarian / Owner

Above all, I want to be a positive force in my community and surroundings. The way that I am most comfortable being this force is by helping animals and helping their people understand how best to take care of them. I believe that the more a pet owner knows about pet-related diseases and how to prevent them, the better that person will be equipped to provide their furry family member a longer and better life. And the longer a pet is around, the longer it provides stress relief and an outlet for the love each of us has within us. It’s a wonderful cycle!

Education

  • Graduate of Avon High School, 2002
  • BS in animal science, Purdue University (Highest Distinction), 2006
  • DVM Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine, 2010
  • Certified Feline Practitioner, 2014
  • Vet-Stem: Regenerative Stem Cell Introduction and Orthopedic Use Credentialing Course, 2015
  • Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CCRP), University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, 2015
Dr. Jennifer Quammen, DVM

Dr. Jennifer Quammen, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. Jennifer Quammen’s veterinary career started as a licensed technician. She worked alongside many doctors in her technician career, helping with routine wellness care to emergency services to orthopedic (bone and joint) surgeries. Throughout her time as a technician, she enjoyed the challenge and reward of surgery. After attending and graduating from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, she started working as a veterinarian in Kentucky. Within a couple of years of graduation, she was the medical director of a two-location, seven-doctor practice where she had formerly been a technician. During that time, she also began training and competing in Kettlebell Sport Competitions. Feeling the pull of wanting to be more involved in the direction of veterinary medicine, she joined the executive board of the Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Council on Veterinary Services. Dr. Quammen is currently the President of the Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association and Chairwoman of the AVMA Council.

Dr. Quammen is a lifelong learner and strives for constant improvement in her personal and professional lives. She was looking for ways to share her success and help her colleagues. Dr. Jen and her partner, Coach Ryan, created a business that helps those in the veterinary profession thrive in life, love, and career. Veterinarian Coaching focuses on helping The Modern Veterinarian™ reach their fullest potential. One of the common themes of their coaching work is “self-care is NOT selfish.”

Dr. Jen will often say that she is a better doctor when she’s practicing three or four days a week and not six or seven days a week. Finding balance with developing business, family life, and the care for veterinary patients can be challenging, and she’s always working to keep it all in check.

Dr. Lindsey Hedges, DVM

Dr. Lindsey Hedges, DVM

Founder

Dr. Hedges is a native of Indianapolis; she moved to Lebanon in 2007 while in veterinary school. She and her husband fell in love with the community and quickly decided to make it their home. Since graduating from Purdue, Dr. Hedges has spent the last three years at a busy four-doctor small animal practice in Lafayette. Her goal has always been to open her own practice in Lebanon and become a closer part of the community. Dr. Hedges’s interests include preventative care, stress-free handling, human-animal bond, cancer, and cancer pain management. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, hiking with her dogs, and traveling. Dr. Hedges lives in town with her husband, three dogs named Arti, Brie, & Emmy, and three cats named Olive, Whiskers, & Arya.

Kelsey Guenther, RVT

Kelsey Guenther, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician

Kelsey grew up in Noblesville, Indiana, taking care of her family animals. Since then, she has worked in almost every aspect of the veterinary industry. From kennels (during her college days) to handling research samples, specialty practice, nonprofit practice, sales, and wildlife work, Kelsey has done it all. Her interests include animal behavior, nutrition, and enhancing client education.

Kelsey lives with her husband, dogs, horses, and goats on the south side of Indianapolis. When she’s not working, she enjoys painting, volunteering, and spending time with her family.

Alissa Hartley

Alissa Hartley

Receptionist / Vet Assistant

Alissa is a native of Darlington and has always had a passion for animals. She graduated from the Vet Tech Institute at the International Business College of Indianapolis in 2011. Alissa has two years of prior experience working as a veterinary assistant. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading, spending time with her family and friends, and helping her parents on the family farm.

Keadron Ahl

Keadron Ahl

Receptionist

Keadron recently moved back to Indiana after spending 15 years in Rhode Island and currently resides in Linden with her little fur family. She has a strong love for helping animals and many of her summers were spent volunteering at the local barns and animal shelters. She hopes to continue her knowledge and education of the veterinary world in the near future. She loves going on adventures and spending time outside, her bucket list of places to see is forever growing.

Melissa Melvin

Melissa Melvin

Groomer & Canine Massage Therapist

Melissa has been grooming dogs for 14 years. When she first moved to Kansas City, she found a job at a pet store by chance — it was one of the few places in the city she knew how to find! Melissa quickly realized that she had a natural talent for making pets beautiful. She started out as a grooming assistant and earned the opportunity to study at a Michigan grooming school. While there, she had the privilege of working with and learning from some of the country’s top groomers. Melissa is still happily grooming since returning to Indiana and is excited to expand into more creative styles of grooming.