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Jill Bair DVM

Dr. Jill grew up on a dairy farm in eastern Pennsylvania. She knew from a very young age that not being a veterinarian was not an option. An early admission to Purdue Veterinary School brought her to Indiana in 1999 and she has never left. She practiced in a mixed animal practice in Danville IN from 2003 to 2008, then moved to a Danville IL practice from 2008 to 2013. She decided it was time to start her own practice. In her spare time she rides horses and shows in the American Ranch Horse Association Circut. She and her son's pets include 2 cats, Piper and Sara, and 5 Dalmatians. Dr. Jill says that Dalmatians are like potato chips.. you can't have just 1.. or 2.. or 3.. or...

Educational background

BS in Animal Biosciences from PennState in 2000

DVM from Purdue University in 2003

Dentistry and Dermatology are special interest areas.

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Ethan Wise, Hospital Manager

Ethan has been in the small animal veterinary field for over 37 years. He started assisting and has gradually added to his repertoire until he became an official hospital manager in 2001. Ethan comes to WEA after working most of his career in Danville, Illinois.

He and his wife Kimberly (who is also in the pet care field) currently share their home with 1 Yorkshire Terrier (diabetic) named Chloe, 1 cat named Hancock, 1 chinchilla, numerous saltwater fish, and his wonderfully sweet bearded dragon... Babs!

Ethan loves working with patients and clients alike... if you have a question/concern/comment/or compliment... give him a call!

Educational background

Attended Cedar Valley Community College, Dallas Tx.

Received Veterinary Assistant Certification through Cedar Valley and the American Animal Hospital Association in 2000.

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Erica Childress DVM

Dr. Erica worked in the Kokomo area for 8 years after graduating Purdue. She then joined the WEA Team in March of 2016.

She has interests in veterinary dentistry and pet wellness. She has really enjoyed getting to know the Lafayette community and their pets.

She lives in Lafayette with her husband, Mike (also a veterinarian) and their 3 children. In her spare time she likes to go running and taking long walks with her dog Susie, a husky/shepherd mix. Her household also includes an Italian Greyhound mix named Lucy, 3 cats, a flock of backyard chickens and an aquarium.

Educational background

DVM from Purdue University in 2016


Dentistry and wellness are special interests

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Kaila, Veterinary Assistant

Kaila moved from Florida to Indiana in 2015, and began her career with WEA in 2017. She is currently enrolled in the Veterinary Nursing Program at Pudue University.

Someday she hopes to become a Veterinary Technician Specialist in Behavior so the she can combine her love of animal behavior and clinical medicine.

She shares her home with 4 dogs, 4 cats, and her amazing boyfriend. In her spare time she enjoys walks with her family, training for dog sports, and drinking LOTS of coffee!

Kaila loves communicating with clients about their pets' needs and helping make the best decisions for their family.

Educational Background

AAS in Veterinary Nursing from Purdue University 2017-2020

BS in Applied Biology, University of Florida 2016

Fear-Free Certified Professional 2017

Certified Dog Trainer CPDT-KA 2018

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Mercede, Client Relations Specialist

Mercede and her husband Jay are raising their son Adam and daughter Jayde in  Delphi. They love that town!

Mercede enjoys spending time with her family, being on the river... and fishing... she REALLY LOVES fishing!

At home she has a dog named Bella and 2 fish (who are we kidding.. they are Adam's fish!)

Mercede enjoys helping clients with their pet needs, and loving on all the pets that walk in our door.

Educational Background

Mercede attended school in Delphi, Indiana

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Brishia, Veterinary Assistant

Brishia and her significant other live in Frankfort with their 2 Pitbull Terriers, Rolex and Crystal. She joined the WEA Team in January 2017 and has grown in her abilities to provide assistance to the veterinarians as well as our clientele.

She really loves working at WEA and helping everyone that she can.

Educational Background

Brishia attended school in Lafayette.

She is always leaning about new products, treatments, and protocols through staff educational oppourtunities within our facility.

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Samantha, Veterinary Assistant

Sam met her husband in Indianapolis and settled in to life in Delphi, where they are raising their children, Riley and Sadie. Her family also includes 2 rescue dogs named Honor and Duke, and 2 cats named Paris and BB.

Their family enjoys spending time outdoors and traveling. Samantha loves helping the veterinarians care for our patients, and still helps a mobile vet on occasion.

Samantha joined the WEA team in July of 2019, and has quickly become an intregal part of our family.

Educational Background

Sam attended school in Indianapolis, and graduated from a medical assisting program while volunteering in local shelters.