We Love Animals Too
When it comes to the health and happiness of your pet, settle for nothing but the best. That's why you should choose Pets & Vets for your veterinary needs. Our licensed veterinarians and certified veterinary technitions along with our assistants were educated at the nation's top schools and offer a wide range of expertise, enabling us to provide your pet with the most comprehensive treatment possible.
Dr. Bonnie M. Pilbeam
Associate Degree in Liberal Arts
Monroe Community College
Rochester, New York
Bachlor of Science Degree in Animal Science
West Lafayette, Indiana
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
West Lafayette, Indiana
International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS)
Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy (VSMT)
The Healing Oasis Wellness Center
Canine Rehabilitation Institute
Applied Kinesiology and Functional Neurology I, II, III, & IV
Dr. Carl DeStefano, DC, DACNB
Neurological Integration Systems (NIS)
Complimentary Veterinary Medicine
Dr Pilbeam received her graduate degree from Purdue University's School of Veterinary Medicine in 1988. Prior to receiving her veterinary medical degree, she received a BS in Animal Science, and an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts. She owns and continues to practice in a small animal hospital, Pets & Vets in Pendleton, Indiana. Frustrated with the limitations of Western veterinary medicine, she decided to study Eastern medicine by enrolling in the International Veterianry Acupuncture Society's course in 2001-2002. Witnessing first-hand the impressive results from acupuncture treatment, she expanded her "complementary treatment" options by completing the Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy program at the Healing Oasis in March 2005. Continuing to pursue cutting edge knowledge, she enrolled in the Caninie Rehabilitation Certificaton Program. This was followed with Applied Kinesiology and Functional Neurology Leverls I, II, III, and IV. This was followed by attending a seminar on the mysteries of Allergies. Most recently she has completed the basic course work for Neurological Integrated Systems.
Community outreach is important to Dr. Bonnie. She volunteers with the Madison County K-9 4-H Group helping them teach their dogs agility. She and her dogs are seen frequently at a local nursing home. Dr. Bonnie knows that people do not lose their love of animals as they become older. She has also enjoyed being a puppy raiser for Leader Dogs for the Blind. Also, each year she sponsors a fun filled day of pure pet enjoyment at her hospital to help educate the public about responsible pet ownership and to have fun with their pets. This annual event keeps getting bigger and bigger, as people become aware of the event and the human-pet bond continues to grow.
To relax, she and her golden retriever, Bess, enjoy running agility where they compete at the Excellent level in AKC, the Masters level in USDAA, and Level V in CPE. Bess also does some obedience competing too. Coming along as the newest competitor is Beep, a Shetland Shepdog who is just starting her agility career in the same venues as Bess. Dr. Pilbeam also lives and trains with a border collie, Spyder, a horse, Mr. Mac, plus an assortment of pocketpets, birds, and rabbits. On the retired list is her border collie, Skeye who used to compete in agility and is now learning about tracking. Occasionally, there is time for some gardening, quilting, cross stitch, beading and just reading a good book.
Karen Finley, Office Manager
Karen is a Ball State University graduate with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. Besides providing excellent care for the patients at Pets & Vets, she also has her own pet sitting business. When not working, she enjoys singing in the church choir, reading, traveling and snuggling with her two dogs (a.k.a. "the boys"), Teddy and J'aime. Karen is a talented photographer and has many excellent photos from her world travels and of her own as well as her friends' pets. Karen resides in Anderson.
Jean Mills, Relief Veterinary Assistant
Jean graduated from Ball State University and Indiana State University with a Master of Science degree. After 27 years in the field of education she brought her love of learning and love of animals to Pets & Vets. In her spare time, Jean sings in a barbershop quartet and studies the Parelli method of natural horsemanship. She also enjoys traveling, reading, sewing, and trying new recipes. She lives in Frankton with her husband, Bob, dog, Bailey, and her horse, Doc. Jean has finally retired after successfully working in two different careers; but, she will continue to work here as relief.
Angela Butler, Veterinary Technician
Angela grew up and lives in Pendleton. She has always loved animals which helped her get into veterinary medicine 7 years ago. She has a special interest in the Eastern and Complementary side of medicine which melds perfectly with the Pets & Vets philosophy. She has also spent some time volunteering at the Indianapolis Zoo. When she is not spending time with "critters", she enjoys reading, baking, and spending time with her husband, Brian and son, Reagan along with her two cats, Oscar and Zen.
Toavona Best, Veterinary Technician
Caring for animals has always been a passion for Toavona, which made her choice to work in the veterinary profession seven years ago an easy decision. Family is also very important to her and she enjoys spending time with husband, Stephen and son, Logan. Kobe and Jaden, her two cats, are an important part of their family as well! Toavona enjoys reading, baking, and crafts when she has a few spare moments.