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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. Here are a few pictures from recent team events around Indy. Get to know more about each member of the MAAC team below!

City Way Team

Dr. Kurt Phillips

Owner, CEO, 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 and Lex, a French Bulldog.

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. Jessica Squires

Veterinarian

Education
Purdue University, BS in Biology, 2012
Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis, MS in Biology, 2013
Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, 2018

Professional and Personal
Dr. Squires has a special interest in oncology, internal medicine, and client education.She shares her home with her English Lab, Finch; grey tabby, Ford; and a 3-legged, spunky brown tabby named Emmy. When she’s not at work, Dr.Squires enjoys checking out new restaurants in Indianapolis, spending time with family and friends, attending Pacers games, and watching IndyCar races.

Dr. Laura Smith

Veterinarian

Education
Purdue University, BA in Chemistry with a minor in Psychology, 2000
Purdue University, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, 2005
Michigan Veterinary Specialists, Internship in Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, 2006

Professional and Personal
Dr. Smith has worked as an emergency veterinarian most of her career. Her special interests include feline practice, fear free medicine, and surgery. She has three cats at home – Zen, Skitz, and Ignatius. In her spare time, Dr. Smith enjoys doing genealogy, revolutionary war reenactments, and is an officer in both the Mayflower and Jamestowne Societies in Indiana.

Stephanie Baer

HR Director & Finance Director

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.

Caroline Booth

Lead Customer Service Representative

Education
International Business College – Veterinary Technology

Professional and Personal
Caroline has been working in veterinary medicine for nearly 5 years. Previously a server, she enjoys client interaction almost as much as caring for their pets. She lives downtown with her husband and her rescue pup Earl, and their two cats Stella and Marley. In her free time, she enjoys live music, finding new restaurants and drinking red wine out of a box.

Lora Bloomfield

Customer Service Representative 

Professional and Personal
Originally from Cincinnati, OH, Lora has worked in the veterinary field for over 10 years and has extensive experience in customer service. She currently lives in Indianapolis with her fiancé; 13 year old son; two cats: Frankie and Freddie; and two dogs: Bailey, a schnauzer mix and a Rottweiler named Fatty Girl. When she’s not at work she enjoys spending time with friends and family, camping, reading and going to see the Cincinnati Reds play.

Joshua Swafford

Customer Service Representative

Professional and Personal
Josh’s love for animals began as a little boy, seeing his father work for Johnson County Animal Control as a deputy and assistant warden. Josh started working in Veterinary Medicine in 2014 with a low cost clinic and fell in love with the veterinary field. He soon went into general practice care, then emergency care services and specialty care in the ER. He’s worked in a wide variety of areas in the veterinary industry as both a customer service representative and assisting technicians and doctors with x-rays and surgeries.

In his spare time, Josh loves to travel with his partner, Stephen, escaping to the beach any chance they get! He also enjoys spending time with nieces and nephews and quiet nights at home in the hot tub. Josh and his partner share their home with an American Bulldog/Pitt Bull mix named Lincoln and 5 cats, Lola Zeus, Nigel, George, and Charlie.

Becca Fadale

Lead Registered Veterinary Technician

Education
Purdue University, B.S. in Veterinary Technology, 2017

Professional and Personal
Becca has a special interest in neurology, specifically spinal injuries. She also has an interest in physical rehabilitation. She currently lives in the Broad Ripple area with her dog, Moose, a rescue lab mix. When she’s not working, she loves hanging out with friends and family and going camping.

Ben King

Registered Veterinary Technician

Education
Vet Tech Institute, Indianapolis

Professional and Personal
Ben comes to City Way Animal Clinics with years of experience including having worked at the Purdue Small Animal Hospital for a time as an ER/ICU technician. He shares his home with his wife, Britnee, and their dog, Ava. He’s a huge fan of Dr. Pepper, rhinos, and 90’s tunes. When not caring for animals, he enjoys reading, writing, and gaming.

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.

Brandon Jones

Veterinary Assistant

Education
IUPUI/Ivy Tech (General Studies)

Professional and Personal
Brandon has over 6 years of pet care experience and has always had a strong passion for animals and their well-being. He joined our team as a vet assistant and plans to become a Registered Veterinary Technician to further his expertise in veterinary medicine and animal care.

Brandon’s animal family includes three cats, a turtle, a bearded dragon, fish and a community colony of four cats. Before moving to Indy, Brandon grew up on a farm in Southern Indiana.

Rylee Hubbard

Veterinary Assistant

Education
IUPUI/Ivy Tech (Pursuing a BS in Biology and Animal Behavior)

Professional and Personal
Rylee has been working in the veterinary field since May 2016. Although she is relatively new to the industry, she is learning quickly and hopes to better her skills to help provide excellent care to every pet!

She shares her home in Irvington with a variety of fur (and not so furry) babies. She has a Pitbull, Jack; a cute mutt, Lottie; a feisty cat named Chicken; and Kilo, a lovely lizard. When she’s not working, Rylee likes to spend her time cooking, reading, hiking with her dogs, and traveling as often as she can!

Maria Stanfield

Veterinary Assistant

Education
Purdue University/IUPUI (Biology)

Professional and Personal

Maria started in veterinary medicine in high school as kennel staff and has now worked for 10 years as a Veterinary Assistant. She has a special interest in behavior and enjoys learning as much as she can about why animals do what they do. She lives with her husband, six cats, and a dog. In her free time, Maria enjoys reading, drawing, online gaming, yoga, and hiking.

Sara Sallee

Veterinary Assistant

Education
Harrison College

Professional and Personal
Originally born in Indiana, Sara moved to New York for a while and missed the Hoosier state so much, she moved back 4 years ago. Currently a student at Harrison College studying medical billing and coding, she plans to further her veterinary education to become a Registered Veterinary Technician.

When she’s not working or studying she loves hiking in the woods and shopping. Sara shares her home with two dogs, a Mastiff mix and Yorkie mix, and a cat.

Ashley Clark

Veterinary Assistant

Education

University of Indianapolis B.S. in Theatre, Minor in Biology 2013
Harrison College Veterinary Technology 2017-school closure

Professional and Personal

Ashley worked in the theatre field as a freelance stage manager, front of house manager, and backstage technician for four years. In 2017, she decided to make a career change to pursue her love of animals! She plans to finish her education to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. She lives with her family and their lovable lab, Lieutenant Dan, and her feisty chinchilla, Ginger.

In her free time, Ashley continues to support local theatre. She also enjoys reading comic books, playing her ukulele, painting along with Bob Ross, playing Dungeons and Dragons, and watching too many TV shows.