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
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.
Jamie Stover, DVM
Bethany Couture, DVM
Lue Ann has spent her life in Ligonier and graduated from West Noble High School. She started working in veterinary medicine in 1988 as a kennel technician and is now the hospital manager. Lue has been married to her husband, Terry, for 45 years. She also has four children, eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She also shares her home with a cat named Flipper. Lue most enjoys the continual relationships with clients and their pets. Outside of work, Lue enjoys spending time relaxing, gardening, and visiting with her family.
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.
Karly started working at the Animal Hospital of Syracuse as a CO-OP student from Warsaw Community High School in 2007. After graduating Warsaw Community High School, she started working as a veterinary assistant in May of 2008. She has two kids named Anna and Christian, and a husband named Tim. Karly also has two dogs named Elli and Benni, and four cats named Finn, Karen, Isabelle, and Fuzzbert. She most enjoys working in surgery and never knowing what will walk through the door, gaining more experience each day. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family at the off road park and drag racing.
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 grew up in North Webster and graduated from Wawasee High School in 2005. She has been married to her husband named Aaron since 2009 and has one daughter named Emma. She also shares her home with her two dogs named Sprocket and Gidget and one cat named Oreo. Her family also raises cattle on their farm in Cromwell. She started working at the Animal Hospital of Syracuse as a kennel technician in 2002 and completed the CO-OP program through Wawasee High School to become a veterinary assistant. In 2005, she became a client communications specialist in 2007. Amy’s favorite part of her job is being able to assist clients with their pets, all while creating long term relationships with them. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time outdoors and camping with her family and pets.
April has lived in Syracuse all of her life. She has two dachshunds, Ryder and Jewel and a cat named Smudge. She has a husband named Rod, and four children named Adina, Angie, Anthony and Kelly. After spending time working outside of the veterinary profession, April quickly realized she was passionate towards helping animals. April began working at the Animal Hospital of Syracuse in 1998 as client communications specialist. 27 years ago, April began dog grooming and has not stopped. Between grooming and working as a client communications specialists, April is happiest working with animals. Outside of work, April enjoys spending time with her six grandchildren and great grandchild. She also enjoys creating stained glass art and creating needle point pictures.
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 grew up in Syracuse and graduated from Syracuse High School in 1967. She has been married to her husband, Terry, since 2002 and has four kids and eight grandchildren. Karen also shares her house with three cats named Tom, Sweet Pea, and Sparkle. She spent most of her childhood summers enjoying the lake and water skiing. Karen’s sister-in-law introduced her to grooming in 1988 and has not stopped since. She has now been grooming at the Animal Hospital of Syracuse since July of 2000. Karen most enjoys the friendships she has created with the clients and coworkers, along with helping animals feel their best with a new haircut. Outside of work, Karen spends much of her time traveling with her friends, doing photography, and water skiing.