Animal Hospital of Syracuse Team
William Chastain, DVM
Dr. Chastain is a co-owner at the Animal Hospital of Syracuse, Cedar Creek Veterinary Clinic and Aboite Animal Hospital. He graduated from DePauw University in 1988 and recieved his D.V.M from Purdue University in 1992. He previously was a veterinarian in Ft. Wayne at St. Joe Center Veterinary Hospital from 1992 to 2012. He has a special interest in veterinary dentistry/oral surgery and enjoys general medicine and surgery. Dr. Chastain's wife, Tonya, is an elementary school teacher in Northwest Allen Community Schools. They have 3 children: Chandler, Caitlyn, and Caroline, a Shih-tzu named Ollie and a cat named Pedro.
Dr. Koesters is co-owner of Animal Hospital of Syracuse, Cedar Creek Veterinary Clinic and Aboite Animal Hospital. He earned his DVM from Purdue University in 2002. He has worked in Fort Wayne since that time. He and his wife, Jodi, have three girls: Raelyn, Maylee, Layna, and twin boys, Reid and Rube. They also have a black labrador named Charlotte.
Brian Koesters, DVM
Jamie Stover, DVM
Dr, Stover recieved her bachelor degree from Taylor Univsersity in 1999 and DVM degree from Purdue University in 2006. In her final year of veterinary school, she was awarded the G. Edward Cummins Compassionate Care Award by her peers and professors.
She partnered with Dr. Chastain and Dr. Koesters in ownership of Animal Hospital of Syracuse, Cedar Creek Veterinary Clinic and Aboite Animal Hospital. She enjoys preventative and internal medicine and has a special interest in holistic medicine. She and her husband, Chris, have two children, Grayson and Charley Jo and a Bernese Mountain dog named Lani.
Bethany Couture, DVM
LueAnn has been with Animal Hospital of Syracuse since it was founded in 1998. After Dr. Brian, Bill and Jamie took ownership in February 2011, she was named hospital manager. She and her husband, Terri, have four children, ten grandchildren and two great-grand children. They also have three cats: Kobi, Emmy, and Blossom and an Australian cattle dog named Skip.
Lue Ann Edwards
Registered Veterinary Nurses:
Chelsey graduated from the Purdue University Veterinary Technology program in December 2008. She became a registered veterinary technician in March of 2009. She has been with Animal Hospital of Syracuse since January 2012. She and her husband, Tanner, have a daughter named Addison, a Golden Retriever named Korbin, and a German Shepherd named Mason.
Erica graduated from the Veterinary Technology Institute at International Business College and became a registered veterinary technician in 2008. She has been with the Animal Hospital of Syracuse since February 2013. She and her husband, Matt, have two childern, Kelton and Braelyn. She has two Australian Shepherds, Lambeau and Driver and two long haired cats, Medusa and Miette. She enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her family.
Erin has been with Animal Hospital of Syracuse since early 2015. She became a registered veterinary technician in March of 2015 after graduating from the Veterinary Technology Institute at International Business College. She grew up on a farm in Pierceton, IN with her parents and older brother. She has a cat named Dinky that she adopted from the technology program and a three legged rescue dog named Juniper.
Karly joined Animal Hospital of Syracuse in October of 2007 as a veterinary assistant. She and her husband, Tim, have a daughter, Anna, and a son, Christian. They also have two shih-tzus, Elli and Benni and a cat named Fluffy.
Amanda has been with Animal Hospital of Syracuse since 2012. She grew up in Fort Wayne, IN and now lives in Columbia City. She has two dogs, Lexi and Vito and two cats, Loki and Sprinkles.
Client Relations Specialists:
Amy has been with Animal Hospital of Syracuse since 2002. She started as a kennel assistant and transitioned into receptionist. She and her husband, Aaron, have a daughter, Emma Sue. They also have a Labrador retriever, Daisy, a Jack Russell Terrier, Sprocket and a cat named Ruger.
Karen joined Animal Hospital of Syracuse as a receptionist in October of 2014. She formerly was a medical assistant but has transitioned from humans to fur babies. She and her husband, Tom, have five children, 14 grandchildren and 5 (soon to be 6) great-grandchildren. They also have a Miniature Pinscher named Bubba. Karen enjoys knitting, crocheting, sewing and traveling, especially with her best friend and fellow co-worker Karen Griffith.
Karen started working at Animal Hospital of Syracuse in July of 2000. She and her husband, Terry, have four children, eight grandchildren and three cats. She loves photography, traveling, water sports and dancing.