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Meet Chelsie

Fun Facts about Chelsie 1.  Chelsie loves to throw birthday parties every year for her dogs. 2. She was married just this past September.  

Chelsie is our newest employee, joining us in March of 2017. She graduated from the International Business and Vet Tech Institute in 2014 and has loved every second of the Veterinary field since. She is hoping to soon pass her tests to become a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT). Chelsie lives in Beech Grove with her husband Matthew, their miniature Schnauzer Lily, Pit Bull Terrier, Pixie, and their Labradoodle, Linus. In her spare time, Chelsie likes working on puzzles, spending time with family, and enjoying her pups at home.

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Clark Bassett, DVM

Have you met this owner yet?
 Dr. Bassett is a lifelong resident of Central Indiana. He grew up in Anderson, then attended Purdue University. He graduated from Purdue’s School of Veterinary Medicine in 1989. After graduation, Dr. Bassett practiced in Eastern Iowa and worked on many different kinds of animals (dogs, cats, cattle, pigs, horses, sheep, etc.). In 1991, he returned to Indianapolis and began a career in emergency practice that continues to this day. He was manager of the Animal Emergency Clinic in Castleton from 1995-1998 and director of the Northwood Veterinary Emergency Practice in Anderson from 1998-2002, where he continued to work part-time as a staff veterinarian until 2013. Since starting the Hazel Dell Animal Hospital with Dr. McDaniel in 2002, Dr. Bassett has worked primarily in general practice, providing medical and surgical care to dogs and cats and other assorted small furry creatures.
Dr. Bassett is a resident of Carmel, where he lives with his wife Jill (a perso…

How much do you know about Fleas?

Fleas can be a big problem!  That picture is gross, right? Most of us know that fleas are no fun. But once you get them in your house, do you really know what to do in order to get rid of them? As there are four stages of the flea life cycle, you must be sure to manage all of them in order to keep fleas at bay.  Let's go over the Flea Life Cycle.

The flea egg is deposited by the female and usually fall to the ground or carpet once laid. They usually will hatch within 1-12 days and make up about 50 percent of the infestation.  The larvae stage for fleas can be tricky as they are pretty small. They can hid in crevices and cracks located within the home. When vacuuming, one must definitely pay attention to the areas that your pet stays the most; like bedding or spots on the floor where they lay. You must also be sure not to leave the residue in your vacuum or the fleas can get out. We recommend a bag-less vacuum that you can wash the canister once dumped out and take the trash bags …

Meet Brittany

A few fun facts about Brittany 1. She used to compete in equine events in college in the IHSA.  Two years in a row she placed in the top 10th and top 20th in the nation.  2. She loves to Refurbish and Repurpose furniture. 3. She became Fire Crafter in 2010 - as part of the Boy Scout Organization 4. She loves to travel.  

Brittany joined our team in the Spring of 2016 and we are glad for it. She started off in the Large Animal side of Veterinary Medicine, where she graduated from Saint-Mary-of-the-Woods College in 2009 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Equine Science. She has had animals of varying sizes all of her life, and at a very young age she knew that caring for animals was her passion. 
Brittany and Adam relocated here from South Bend and her furry family includes a wonderful Corgi named Gwen and a Rottweiler mix named Rocky. Her home is completed by Tigger (Gigantor), the monster Bengal mix, and Brisuis, the comparatively teeny Calico. She plans on getting more horses in the future. In her…

Back to School for Your Pets

Back to school is a very exciting time for many kids and parents near our animal hospital here in Carmel. What about your pet though? All of a sudden the family is leaving when they have been home for a few months. Some pets do very well, while others become anxious and destructive. What can you do about it?  Below you will find a few simple tips that may help. 

Give Your Pet an Adjustment Period Anytime there will be big changes in your pets lives, it is a good idea to have some adjustment time. If you are getting the kids up the week before to get settled into a routine, then why not help your pets too. You can head outside for a quick morning walk just to get them used to the idea that you will be leaving or hop in the car and run an errand. It does not have to be long, but enough time for them to realize that you did not just step outside. Just like kids can thrive on routine, your dogs and cats are the same way. 
Set a Routine Maybe you can fly by the seat of your pants, but your pe…

When Should You Spay or Neuter Your Pets?

A common question that we get asked here at Hazel Dell Animal Hospital  is when should you spay or neuter your pets?   There are a lot of factors that contribute to the answer of this question,  however the most common answer is that it depends. A good anesthetic candidate is made up of several factors. 

Having a blood test performed is a great place to start. 
We recommend having blood work done before any anesthetic procedure so that we can help determine if your pet is a safe candidate for anesthesia. We are looking at liver and kidney functions as well. Many of our anesthetic drugs are metabolized through these internal organs so we want to make sure that they are safe for surgery.

Heat Cycles in your Pets
Heat cycles in female cats and dogs are different. Small dogs can go into heat as early as 5 months old. Larger dogs may go into heat between 6 and 12 months of age. Dogs typically cycle twice a year. Some signs that your dog is in heat can include changes in behavior, excessive …

Kathy

Kathy is a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT). As a child, Kathy wanted to be a Veterinarian, but when she got older she realized that nursing care sounded way more fun!She has been with our team since March of 2016 and graduated from the Vet Tech Institute in Indianapolis. She has seven years of experience in small animal emergency medicine. Kathy lives with her husband James and their three cats. Teddy, Buster, and Oliver. When Kathy isn’t working, she volunteers at the local animal shelter. You can often find Kathy on the cat side of the hospital loving on our feline friends.