Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Team of Parkside Animal Hospital in Fishers! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at 317-849-1440 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Our Pet Care Specialists

Cheri Davis

Practice Manager/
Registered Veterinary Technician

Cheri began working at Parkside in May of 2003. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education at St. Josephs College. After a brief career in teaching, she attended Purdue University and achieved her degree in Veterinary Technology. She has worked in the veterinary field since 1986. She resides in Greenwood with her husband, Erik and their four boys, Declan, Joseph, Brayden and Noah. They have two Pill Bull Terriers, named Mojo and Kojak. They enjoy camping, sports, and taking their dogs to the park.

John Lamson

John started his career in veterinary emergency medicine in 2002. He joined the team at Parkside in July of 2005. John resides in Indianapolis with his wife Michele, and his two dogs, Jake and Mocha. John’s interests include camping, hunting, fishing and general outdoor activities.

Jenny Murr

Jenny joined the Parkside staff in April of 2009, but has worked in the veterinary field since 2001. Jenny holds two degrees, one in Animal Science and one in Veterinary Technology. She shares her life with her husband, Tim, their daughter Adeline, and their three dogs, Ugly Todd, Chelsea Banana Frances, and Susan Gucci Greenburg. In her free time, Jenny likes to cook and bake, visit with friends and family, and listen to music.

Adriane Myers

Adriane joined the Parkside staff in February of 2013. She has been an animal lover since she was little. Her Great Aunt, who was a VP of a local animal shelter, would take her to pet stores on the weekends to try to adopt out pets. She loves all animals big and small and still helps spiders out of the house and tries to save worms on the sidewalk. Her dream in life is to open an animal sanctuary. She decided to make her passion a career and graduated from the Vet Tech Institute in 2010 and passed her boards the same year. She lives in Noblesville with her husband Jason, their two dogs, Pete and Ava and their new baby, Jackson, who was born in December!

Maria Walther

Maria joined the Parkside team in October of 2014 in order to complete her externship for The Vet Tech Institute. Because of her love and passion for animals, Maria decided to change her career path and left the insurance industry after 25 years. She received her Associates degree in Animal Science in December 2014 and at the same time became a permanent part of the Parkside family. Maria has been happily married to her husband, Gavin, since 1996 and has two amazing kids, son Michael and daughter Alex. She has two horses named Bear and Bentley and loves riding in her spare time. She also has two Yorkies, Grace and Cassie who are always by her side. Maria decided that four animals were not enough for her which is why she loves coming to work everyday! She enjoys spending her day loving on all of our client’s four-legged children!

Jessica Hogness

Jessica joined the Parkside team in Jan 2015 after moving to Fishers, IN from North Dakota. She earned her degree in Animal Science from National American University in Rapid City, SD in 1999 and has been in the veterinary field ever since. Jessica is active in several Golden Retriever rescues, serving in multiple capacities within each group spanning multiple states. She has a strong passion for volunteerism, rescuing and re-homing her foster dogs, and values the importance of the human-animal bond! Jessica shares her life with her husband of 20 plus years, their two sons, three resident rescue dogs, a cat, a one current foster dog. As a family, they enjoy outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, sitting around the fire pit, and Hockey!

Jacqui Thomas

Jacqui joined the staff of Parkside Animal Hospital in March of 2016. She graduated from International Business College in May 2015 for Veterinary Technology. She has always had a love for animals and the veterinary field. She currently lives at home in Greenfield, Indiana with her boyfriend, dog (Montana Blue), cat (Esme), and frog (Meatball #2). In her spare time, she enjoys painting and drawing and also cheering on her boyfriend with their car audio team.

Christina Robinson

Christina Robinson is an animal care specialist that joined our team in 2014 and then after a small break from veterinary medicine she came back to her true calling again in 2017.  Born and raised on the coast line of California she spent most of her career in Las Vegas before moving to Indiana. She now lives in Noblesville with her husband, son and 2 French bulldogs. Aside from loving animals she is an avid sports fan and is always rooting on her favorite teams. 

Adara Schauman

Registered Veterinary Technician

Hi everyone!! My name is Adara Schauman. I’m originally from Evansville, IN where I grew up in an animal-loving family. I graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Animal Science & Veterinary Technology. When I moved to Indianapolis I went into speciality medicine, ophthalmology, for about 6 years. Now I’m at Parkside! I’m very passionate about animals, especially my family dog Addie. Addie is the best dog in all the land! My favorite breed are Labrador Retrievers!

I also enjoy all sports and hanging out with my friends and family especially during the summer time! 

Danae Ziraldo

Danae joined the Parkside staff April of 2018. She graduated from IUPUI with a degree in Biology to pursue her love for animals. From the time she could walk, she would chase any cat or dog she saw to try to get them to love her (much to their chagrin). She worked in the veterinary field for 5 years until switching over to human medicine. It was then that she discovered no job could ever fulfill her like veterinary medicine. When she is not at work, you can find her outdoors hiking or inside painting or drawing. She has one pup at home named Luna whose interests are chasing squirrels, murdering squeaky toys and curling up on the couch next to her favorite human.

Kate Strickler

Kate is originally from Findlay, Ohio, where she grew up with many pets including a dog, cats, gerbils and guinea pigs.  Kate has always enjoyed caring for animals, and she pursued this passion by attending the Veterinary Technology program at the University of Cincinnati. After graduating in 2020, Kate moved to Indiana to work at Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital as a small and large animal anesthesia technician. After gaining experience in the university setting, she became a member of the Parkside team in 2022.  She enjoys meeting clients and helping them strengthen the human-animal bond with their pets. In her free time, Kate enjoys gardening, hiking, furniture restoration, antiquing, and caring for her cat Yeti!

Angela Hall

Angela joined the Parkside team in April 2010. She graduated from Purdue University in 2001 with a BA in Art History/Minor in Interior Design. After a brief career in commercial design, her passion to work with animals led her to the veterinary field. Angela spent her first year at Parkside as a receptionist.  Though her interest to work hands on with patients, along with the extensive on-site training she received, allowed her to transition to a technician. When she is not at the clinic, Angela enjoys spending time with her husband, kids and their two cats, Mavis & Gumball.

Our Receptionists

Laura Allan


Laura joined Parkside in early 2009. She grew up in Westchester County, New York and has a degree from Mt. San Jacinto College. While studying, she managed a stable that trained horses for showing and hunting. She then coordinated the move of the horse farm to San Diego where she later enlisted in the Air Force and was stationed in Tampa, Florida. During her four years in service, she met her husband, Dave, and moved with him to Indiana where they had three children. Her love for both small and large animals brought her to Parkside where she gets to do what she loves, help animals.

Stephanie Ploutz


Stephanie joined Parkside in July 2018, a graduate of Noblesville High School and The international Business College, she came to us with 7 years of animal care experience and 10 years of customer service experience. She has a Medium haired calico cat named Ellie and a Cocker Spaniel named Max. When she’s not working you can find Stephanie spending time with her 3 nieces and 3 nephews. She also enjoys spending time outdoors, reading, and game nights with her family.

Mindy Brainerd


Although Mindy has worked in the reception world for 15 yrs., she has called Parkside home since 2009. Mindy grew up in the small town of Orleans, in southern Indiana. She graduated from Johnson University, Knoxville, TN in 1997. She lived in Tipton for 20 years and recently moved to Castleton, along with her husband Bryan and her sweet senior Shih Tzu, Sally. Mindy loves spending time with her daughter Emily and keeping in touch with family through social media. Her hobbies include binging her favorite shows, cooking, listening to a variety of music, and reading.  Mindy loves working at Parkside where everyday is filled with amazing fur-babies.

Our Veterinary Assistants

Madison Kearns

Veterinary Assistant

Madison became a part of the Parkside crew in May of 2016 after participating in a project for her Veterinary Assisting course at the J. Everett Light Career Center during her senior year of high school. She then began taking college courses at Ivy Tech with a plan to transfer to IUPUI to pursue a career in Veterinary Technology. Not only is she passionate about animals, but she also has an affinity for the arts. With IUPUI still in mind, Madison has since changed her major to Media Arts to become a professional artist. Outside of the hospital, Madison enjoys drawing, reading books and comics, spending time with her friends and annoying her two cats, Harley and Heavenly. Even though her goals have changed since graduating from high school, Madison still loves being a veterinary assistant and helping both the technicians and animals of Parkside!


Hospital Cat

Carter joined the staff at Parkside in the Spring of 2013. He came to us for treatment from the Hamilton County Humane Society as a stray. He spent many weeks with us after his initial treatment and subsequent surgery. All of the staff members fell in love with him, and it was decided that he had to stay and be a part of the team! Carter primarily spends his days in the treatment area with the technicians. He enjoys lounging in various areas, playing with his many toys, stealing coffee stir sticks and providing us with affection on days we need it!