Alexandria Animal Hospital

"We recognize and value the bond between people and their pets.  With this in mind, we not only strive to provide excellence in patient care, but also in cultivating caring, trustworthy relationships with their human family."

  • Mon-Fri: 8:00 AM-6:00 PM
  • Sat: 8:00 AM-Noon, Sun: Closed
  • After Hours Emergency:
  • VCA Advanced Veterinary Care Center
  • 317-578-4100
  • Tammy Chastain, DVM, Practice Owner

    Dr. Tamara (Tammy) Chastain earned her veterinary degree in 2003 from Purdue University.  She spent her first five years of practice in Sheridan, Indiana focusing on equine and small animal medicine.  She joined Alexandria Animal Hospital in 2008.  In early 2016, she had the opportunity to fulfill a long-time dream of becoming a practice owner and purchased Alexandria Animal Hospital from Dr. Larry Owen.   Tammy grew up in Sullivan, Indiana and now lives in the Summitville area with her husband, and their three sons.  Boxer (Callie), cats (Puddin', Peanut Butter, Snickers, and Oreo), and Arabian horses (Chip and Tilly) round out their family. 

    Outside of work, Dr. Chastain keeps busy supporting her boys in their various activities and helping her husband with the family farm.  She is active in her church, and when she is lucky enough to find free time, she enjoys mountain bike riding,  spoiling her horses, hiking, fishing, and other outdoor activities.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2003
    Education:
    Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Megan Phelps, DVM

    Dr. Megan Phelps grew up locally in Farmland, Indiana and attended Purdue University for both her undergraduate and veterinary degree's.  After graduating from veterinary school, Dr. Phelps moved to Virginia and practiced medicine there for three years before returning to Indiana in the summer of 2005 to work at Alexandria Animal Hospital.  Currently, Dr. Phelps lives with her two cats (Newton and Copernicus) as well as her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Fennik.  As far as her human family is concerned, Dr. Phelps is the proud aunt of Ethan and Sophia Mortonson.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2002
    Education:
    Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Clint Peacock, DVM

    Dr. Clint Peacock grew up locally in Fairmount, Indiana and obtained a BS in Animal Sciences in 2018 and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2022, both from Purdue University.  Growing up on a grain farm, Dr. Peacock was heavily involved in 4-H from a young age.  This included a particular interest in showing pigs, having shown them competitively throughout Indiana and the Midwest and, during undergrad, co-owning a 20-sow showpig operation.  While at Purdue University, Dr. Peacock was a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho Agricultural Fraternity and served on a variety of other committees and clubs, including the Animal Sciences Ambassadors, the Purdue Agricultural Council, the Indiana Junior Swine Circuit- Senior Board of Directors, and, most recently, he was the President of the Purdue Chapter of the Student American Veterinary Medical Association.  During his summer breaks of college, Dr. Peacock worked as a veterinary assistant here at Alexandria Animal Hospital.

     

    Currently, Dr. Peacock lives in Fishers, Indiana with his fiancé, Jenna, and their two cats, Ophelia and Oliver.  In their free time, they enjoy traveling and hiking, and are working to visit all of the US National Parks sometime soon, having visited 8 of the 63 so far!

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2017
    Education:
    Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Brittany Coe, RVT, KPA-CTP

    Brittany grew up in Pendleton, and currently resides in Anderson.  She was a 9 year 4H member in Madison County, active mostly in Dog Projects.  She graduated from Harrison College Schools of Veterinary Technology in 2012 and then spent several years working in emergency veterinary clinics.  She joined the AAH team in 2019 and has a special interest in animal behavior and training. She completed her Certified Dog Trainer certification course through the Karen Pryor Academy in the Spring of 2022 and is Fear Free Level 3 Certified.  Brittany currently provides training services at the clinic in addition to her technician skills.

    Brittany married her husband Lee in April 2017 and shares their home with 4 dogs (Revv, Rico, Dexter, & Kelcie), 2 bunnies, and several chickens.  In her free time, Brittany enjoys competing in dog sports (Obedience, Rally, and Agility), hiking, camping, hunting, and fishing!  

    Years in Practice:
    Mar 25, 2019
    Education:
    Harrison College, 2012
    Interests:
    Behavior and training
  • Alexis Bassett, RVT, Inventory Manager

    Alexis is originally from Michigan but moved to Indiana as a youngster.  Living in Alexandria with her husband Chris and their 3 children, she enjoys gardening and spending time outside with the many critters on their farm.  Horses, donkeys, goats, emus, turkeys, and chickens, as well as 2 dogs and 5 cats all call Bassett Family Farm home!   After studying at Purdue University, Alexis joined the staff at AAH in 2002 and became a licensed RVT in 2012, received a BA in Business Management in 2020, and is Fear Free Elite Certified.  Outside of work, she enjoys volunteering within our community and serves as a co-chair member of the Indiana Veterinary Technician Association.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2002
    Education:
    Purdue University Veterinary Technology, Indiana Wesleyan Univeristy
  • Jessica Jarrett, RVT

    Jessica grew up in Middletown, Indiana and currently lives in Muncie with her husband John.  She graduated from International Business College in 2007 and has special interests in veterinary surgery and internal medicine.  She currently has two cats, Simon and Charlie and loves music, photography, antiquing, and spending time with family.
    Years in Practice:
    Oct 28, 2021
    Education:
    International Business College
  • Jean Rice, Veterinary Assistant

    Jean loves her job and is great with our patients!  She says that getting to take care of pets is a dream come true for her and can't imagine a better position to have.  At home she spends a lot of time outside with her dogs- Jill, Izzy and Maximus and her cat named Punk.  She loves to garden, harvest, and canning everything.  She enjoys having family dinners and cookouts.  After 37 years of marriage, her husband's family is her family. 


    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2014
  • Lilly Thomas

    Lilly has grown up here in Alexandria and currently attends Alexandria Monroe High School. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to work at the animal hospital as she follows her dream of becoming a veterinarian. She hopes to attend Purdue University to study veterinary science after graduating in 2023. Lilly is very involved in 4-H and school athletics. When she isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her family and walking her black labs, Eli and Bella.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2021
  • Karla Hunt, Veterinary Assistant

    Karla was raised in Fishers, Indiana, and moved to the rural Elwood/Frankton area in 1995.  She shares her mini-farm home with her husband of 33 years, Dan, and 4--four-legged kids (subject to change at any time!)  She has 2 sons, 1 daughter, and 2 precious granddaughters.  Her favorite time is spent with her family (both 2 and 4 legged) and at church where she helps with the youth and other special activities.  In her spare time, she loves drawing, painting, crafts, gardening, and taking care of animals.  After spending the last 17 years in education, she is finally living her dream of learning veterinary care and getting to take care of animals for a living.  
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 04, 2017
  • Sabrina Bailey, Receptionist/Veterinary Assistant

    Sabrina grew up in Eaton, Indiana and has lived in Alexandria for about six years.  She is happily married to Ty, and they have four beautiful children (Austin, Reanna, Prestyn, and Skyla.)  She is a lover of all animals big and small and has two dogs (Sedona and Reggie), a cat (Mr Loaf), and two fish tanks.  In her spare time she enjoys golfing, woodworking, and collecting antique toys.
    Years in Practice:
    Oct 04, 2018
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    Hillary Leisure, Veterinary Assistant

    Hillary was born and raised in Yorktown, Indiana and lives in Tipton with her husband, Nick and their 3 kids (Braxton, Blakeleigh and Mason).  She has been in the veterinary field for 2 years and loves animals of all kinds.  Her animals include 3 dogs (Baileigh, Kali and River), parakeets and many, many chickens and ducks.  Outside of work, she enjoys hunting, competitive archery and crafting.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 27, 2021
    Education:
    Penn Foster
  • Dalya Dixon, Receptionist, Veterinary Assistant

    Dalya grew up in Anderson, Indiana and just recently moved back to the area.  She found her passion in the veterinary field in 2018 and came to AAH in October 2020 and loves her job!  She lives with her husband John, and their fur baby Bocephus, an Aussie mix.  She graduated from Purdue University in February 2020 with her BA in Business Administration, and hopes to one day follow her dad's footsteps and build her own business. Outside of work, Dalya loves outdoor activities, cooking and DIY projects.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 27, 2021
    Education:
    Purdue University
  • Julie Brashears, Receptionist

    Julie grew up in Frankfort, Indiana and moved to Anderson in 2003.  She resides with her 6 cats- Pennee, Poppee, Pearl, Satch"Mo", Roo, and Moonepie.  She started in human medicine, but quickly realized her passion was animals and has now worked in the veterinary field for 15 plus years.  Special interests include cat behavior, reading, and international travel with her daughter Sheradan.
    Years in Practice:
    Mar 27, 2019
  • Alyssa Robert, Receptionist

    Alyssa grew up in San Diego,CA but moved to Indiana in 2015. She currently lives in Gas City with her fiancé Cory, their 3 dogs: Jayda, Duncan and Oliver and their cat Lynx. In here spare time she enjoys cooking and binge watching shows on Netflix. She has always had a passion for veterinary medicine and is excited to learn more at AAH
    Years in Practice:
    Mar 02, 2022