Our Careteam

Dr. Brent Crabtree
Owner, Veterinarian
Dr. Brent Crabtree’s life was forever impacted by his first family dog, Emily, a Chocolate Lab that was brought home when Dr. Crabtree was just five years old. Over the next several years, he and his family began raising more Labradors, and it wasn’t long before Dr. Crabtree became fascinated with the health and wellness needs of the dogs. He knew that he wanted to continue learning—for Dr. Crabtree, a career in veterinary medicine was the perfect path!

Dr. Crabtree is from Muncie, Indiana and attended Indiana Wesleyan University to earn his Bachelor’s degree in pre-veterinary medicine and biology. Next, he headed to the beautiful Caribbean island of St. Kitts to receive his Doctorate in animal medicine at the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Crabtree completed his clinical years at Ohio State University, then returned to central Indiana to launch his career as a licensed veterinarian.

Dr. Crabtree became the owner of Pendleton Veterinary Clinic in March of 2017, and has been serving the pets and animal parents of this area ever since. Medically, he’s fond of wound management and surgical work, and makes it his goal to perform procedures in the least invasive and most pain-free manner possible. Dr. Crabtree’s favorite part of the job, though, is meeting pet owners and their beloved companions every day.

Outside of work, Dr. Crabtree is an avid hiker—his favorite memory to date was hiking to the top of the Mount Liamuiga volcano on the island of St. Kitts—and also enjoys running. He and his wife, Kendra, have three children and share their home with a trio of loveable canine companions: a Shih Poo named Macy; Lexi the Great Dane, whose bark is worse than her bite; and a Great Dane puppy, Evie, who loves to chew everything in sight.
Dr. Kelly Fisher
Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Kelly Fisher grew up on a farm in northern Indiana, and was a 10-year member of the 4-H organization. Her early experiences with animals made a permanent impression. The first time a veterinarian came to the family farm to tend to one of the sick animals, young Dr. Fisher was in awe—she knew that she wanted to do the exact same thing! Now, she’s a veterinarian herself.

Dr. Fisher worked in kennels during her high-school and undergraduate careers—only strengthening her certainty that she wanted to work hands-on with animals full-time—before attending Purdue University to study veterinary medicine. She graduated as a licensed veterinarian in 2004, and has been helping animals live happier, healthier lives ever since.

Dr. Fisher first met Dr. Crabtree when they worked together in an emergency clinic, and the pair kept in touch ever since. When Dr. Crabtree was in need of a full-time Associate Veterinarian, Dr. Fisher was more than happy to join forces once again! She’s especially fond of end-of-life care, internal medicine and surgery, and critical care work—Dr. Fisher still occasionally works in the E.R. to keep her emergency skills sharp.

At home, Dr. Fisher enjoys reading, spending quality time with her family, and traveling during the spring and fall to attend her son’s soccer tournaments. She and her husband have two children, a son and a daughter, and also share their home with one pet: Papa Smurf, a French Bulldog who spends much of his time “singing” to his human family members.

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    • Cody HowingtonCody Howington

      They are the best!!!! Squeezed us in and helped my itchy boy stop itchin!! He can finally relax.

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    • Alina DufferAlina Duffer

      We took our new fur baby Athena for her puppy checkup today. Everyone in the office was amazing with her and she loved it! Thank you for taking such good care of our fur baby!

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    • Rachael S.Rachael S.

      I actually had to take my dog to see Dr.Crabtree this past week, he had seen my moms dog and my sisters dog and they both loved the care they got from him.... Read More

    • Mimi RuvalcabaMimi Ruvalcaba

      I was looking all over town for a vet that could preform emergency surgery on my one year old Maltese Bella. She had gotten into something that gave her a blockage it was crucial that she had the surgery. After many phone calls to many vet around Indiana. Dr Crabtree ‘was able to save her life and help me make that happen so I more than grateful to him and he’s staff they were able to save my fur ball .

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    • Vanessa Davis PetersVanessa Davis Peters

      The vet we were taking our pets to changed ownership & we felt that the attention given to our babies was very lacking. it was also impossible to get an appointment. We switched our dogs over when we got a kitten & I have been nothing but happy with my experiences!!! I am so glad I made the change.

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    • Eric K. WattsEric K. Watts

      We certainly appreciate Dr. Crabtree and his staff today. They did a great job helping us through the euthanasia of our boy Yangly. 10 great years with him and one really sad day. Thanks

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    • Tracy L. MullinsTracy L. Mullins

      Dr. Crabtree is very caring and listens thoroughly to all the issues with your pets. Took our two dogs in there and he checked several things. Our youngest dog has been an anxious dog ever since we got him at 9 months old. He has exhibited altered gait patterns on and off since we have gotten him. Dr. Crabtree took x-rays we had asked for at our previous vet but they didn’t think it was worth it. Nothing could be seen on the x-ray but he recommended a supplement and it has been a life changer for him! He is actually playing for more than 2 minutes and his anxiety is way down! Thanks for just really listening to all the problems and not rushing through any of them!

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